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Reflecting ourselves in the blood of all the beings we slay
Misunderstand each other, out of control we remain
There is a mystery, we're facing a sight to behold
This is what we make of the world, we throw everything away

The way we all behave is not understandable
It is so sad to see the wealth of our planet fade away
We all behave like children, taking off the head of our teddy bear
To see what's inside, taking, not giving back
We drain the oceans and suck all the blood out of the soil
We spend the time we have left fighting and killing each other
Lust for comfort, entertainment becomes an obsession
And there is so much time to kill

The way I see things is so simple
The fact I'm walking standing on this land
Exhausted is the realm of nature, friends are dying
The living creatures on our side
The way I see myself so confused so sophisticated
I have to stay away from me
But I still don't get the point
What's worth destroying all the worlds
Try not to get it anymore

You burn yourself, set fire for good
We die eyes closed, dig your own grave now
Tossed in the blaze naked on the flame
Lost with no pride, drowned in the filth
The giant snake is coming down to eat our heads
And the flood will kill us, Mantus is rising from under

The way I see things is so simple
The fact I'm living dying on this land
Exhausted is the realm of nature, friends are dying
The living creatures on our side
The way I see myself so confused so sophisticated
Don't have to stay away from me
But I still don't get the point
What's worth destroying all the worlds

Try not to get it anymore [4x]



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    dtrain1515Apr 25, 2010 at 4:35 am
    In my opinion, this is one of the easiest of Gojira's songs as far as interpretation. Duplantier and the rest of Gojira are advocating one of their most prominent ideas, the idea that humans are willingly and carelessly destroying the planet at an astonishing rate. This 'Sight to behold' is simple to see yet hard to understand, hence the lines 'The way I see things is so simple' and 'But I still don't get the point'.

    Following the bridge of the song is a fast-paced stretch which includes the line that references the god of the underworld, Mantus. As a result of the human mindset of using the earth's resources simply for our benefit, all aspects of earth are being depleted unsustainably. The song states that as a result of these actions, 'the flood will kill us', and Mantus will rise from the underworld in anger and astonishment.

    My interpretation of the last four lines is that he is giving up on humanity, and is no longer trying to understand the evil that humans possess.
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    UnregisteredJan 27, 2012 at 1:05 am
    I agree with dtrain1515 except for the ending. And this is stricly from from listening to the music since it came out, almost religiously, and my understanding of gojira's overall message. I believe that he is not giving up on humanity, he is just leaving that choice out there. He is simply saying that the few that get it, that have that higher awareness can only hold that frequency... Mantus also had another part, mania, i believe. And they formed a divine connection. So that last statement can be taken in a possitive light as well. "these are the choices right here. It doesn't matter which one you choose, because they both exist. Your simply choosing which one to be a part of"...

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