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We break our enemies with fear, and
We've seen how the tears come around
We've built our confidence on wasteland
We've seen how the walls come down

Life burns

A man dies like a butterfly
Life burns from the touch of the reaper
All things must pass
One love is a crooked lie
The world lies in the hands of evil
We pray it would last

Life burns

We have no sympathy for the lost souls
We've chosen the path of disgrace
We give this life to our children
And teach them to hate this place

A man dies like a butterfly
Life burns from the touch of the reaper
All things must pass
One love is a crooked lie
The world lies in the hands of evil
We pray it would last

A man dies like a butterfly
Life burns from the touch of the reaper
All things must pass
One love is a crooked lie
(The world lies in the hands of evil 5 x)

A man dies like a butterfly
Life burns from the touch of the reaper
All things must pass
One love is a crooked lie
The world lies in the hands of evil
We pray it would last

Life burns!
Life burns!
Life burns!



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    ArandilApr 19, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    The song is about a man who accepts the fact that the natural course of all things is to end in death. It's a song about accepting fate, not hatred or evil.
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    SSCommando183Oct 16, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    I'm not writing about the meaning, but the lyrics are off and it won't let me fix them. In the paragraph where he repeats "The world lies in the hands of evil" five times, he doesn't say "All things must pass". Also he says the paragraph "A man dies like a butterfly
    Life burns from the touch of the reaper
    All things must pass
    One love is a crooked lie
    The world lies in the hands of evil
    We pray it would last"
    One more time before the "Life Burns!" x3 part

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