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Initially they rationalized with futile speculations
Which brought about their ultimately fatal calculations
They sewed their own eyes shut
To protect them from the light
Closed the doorway of their minds
Barred and sealed it tight
Their foolish hearts were darkened
Their vacant minds deceived
The lies that they exchanged for truth
Became all that they believed
They exchanged the incorruptible
For the image of fallen man
Worshiped creature rather than creator
The image rather than his hand

The heavens wait in silence
For the coming of the end
As man perfects his own imperfection
Destruction closes in

In the grave they chose to make their beds
Now all that they've created
Comes crashing down, down, down upon their heads
Death is waiting


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    UnregisteredDec 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    I love how they have written this entire album almost like a soundtrack to c. S. Lewis' book that hideous strength. This song and album is the epitome of great musical authorship.
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    B-manUndyingMar 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm
    i love this band my favorite songs are this (dichotomy) and How Great Thou Art(adaptation) i love heavy music but am so tired of bloody lyrics bent on murder death and evil im so glad that christian bands can make it big. this song has an incredible message for all.
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    AdrenilineFeb 3, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    This is an amazing song, and part of that is where the song is based out of (read Romans 1:18-32). Though it is based mostly on the first part of the passage, it talks about the degrading of man and the turning from God - one section (sentence) of this song is taken directly from the scripture found there ('Their foolish hearts were darkened' - Romans 1:21c).

    I applaud this band for their willingness to write songs with a strong Christian backbone and for shining the light of Christ.
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    lamc1449Nov 30, 2008 at 7:55 pm
    Being a Christian it's obvious the song illustrates how mankind has placed itself upon the throne of God. His (man's) thoughts and actions are dictated by selfish impulse. Even many of those that profess a belief, a following of Christ's teachings, are deceived because they have chosen man made dogma over biblical truth. Death is not the end, rather the beginning of eternity.

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