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(La Nuit du chasseur)
I was born of the womb of a poisonous man
Beaten and broken and chased from the land
But I rise up above it, high up above it and see
I was hung from the tree made of tongues of the weak
The branches, the bones of the liars and thieves
Rise up above it, high up above it and see

Pray to your god, open your heart
Whatever you do, don't be afraid of the dark
Cover your eyes, the devil's inside

One night of the hunter
One day I will get revenge
One night to remember
One day it'll all just end, oh

(Une, deux, trois, cinq)
Blessed by a b***h from a bastard's seed
Pleasure to meet you but better to bleed
Rise, I'll rise, I'll rise
Skinned her alive, ripped her apart
Scattered her ashes, buried her heart
Rise up above it, high up above it and see

Pray to your god, open your heart
Whatever you do, don't be afraid of the dark
Cover your eyes, the devil's inside

One night of the hunter
One day I will get revenge
One night to remember
One day it'll all just end, oh

Honest to God I'll break your heart
Tear you to pieces and rip you apart
Honest to God I'll break your heart
Tear you to pieces and rip you apart
Honest to God I'll break your heart
Tear you to pieces and rip you apart
Honest to God I'll break your heart
Tear you to pieces and rip you apart

One night of the hunter
One day I will get revenge
One night to remember
One day it'll all just end, oh



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    UnregisteredJul 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    It's about a person who was turned down, in a way. They judged him, hated him, and then he was killed. Now he rises up as a dark spirit, with the urge to get revenge on his killers. I guess his first victim was a girl, whom he tore to shreds and placed her heart in the earth. I know I must be far from the right answer, but it's just my opinion. I mean, to me, it clearly states he was killed and he "rises" like a ghost above the land he was cursed on. Great song!
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    UnregisteredJan 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm
    Abusive father meant he ran away from home, then speaks about how he was in a dark place after he left home and did crimes and dealt with some dark people also we should only fear what we can do to ourselves and not what others may do, then he wants to spite his father or a loved one by killing himself with them or maybe tearing them apart with grief.
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    UnregisteredApr 7, 2012 at 12:19 am
    I think its about a boy, he was conceived by a farther that left unwanting the son and the boy feels he has that darkness in him and even though he tries to get over it and be a better person he still feels the darkness within himself as if his farther was so bad that it makes him too in the way he was brought into the world. The boy feels he would hurt someone that way too, and be like the farther. I prob far from truth but that's how I've interpreted it:-) in a long winded fashion. Lv 30 seconds to mars, awesome.
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    UnregisteredJun 14, 2012 at 9:28 pm
    It is about the very foundation of mankind, about the prison for our minds I guess. Call it a supreme diety or what, that is worshipped by millions, who is maybe greedy or jealous or even scared of human progress, and someone who actually helped us was viewed as our enemy, that is where we have a prison for ourselves. The whole album dedicated to an old and universal story. As humans we lost our ability to read the signs around unfortunately.
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    UnregisteredMar 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    It's about a man with different beliefs than the majority and being judged by that. He grows hatred for those who grew hatred for him first, and soon comes the time when he will get revenge, when all will be proven wrong and judged by a higher being, as he becomes that being.
    He is saved by someone, someone who does not judge him, but her sacrifice is needed for the future, so he must do so without remorse.
    Still, he loves her, so his goal is to spread the knowledge of her righteous sacrifice and then preserve her energy, her essence, the heart, inside the world.

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