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Liquid is in your throat,
For hopeless delight.
After all you fell in love with death,
Life has aborted.
All you've had and all you became,

The night is calling, you pray forth.

A barren waste is your land,
Crops they were sown to die.

This skin is a mirror,
The eyes hover with ignorance,
Hell throb from your lips,
Sucked in and safe from the world of sleep.

All years caring for a liar.
The barren drift road is winding higher.
You're a moth too close to the fire.

You are stuck in a beautiful future
Changing and waiting and seeking the truth of it all.

Fleeting in sorrow
Pushing your spirit away,
Seeking the weakness of dislike,
Whispered from the heart.
To be, we're all in the mourning,
To despair.

Cries out: "The restless will also... die."

Resurrection covered with death,
Drawing the life under one.
A fact tied to the earth,
The soul's a victim, a follower.

Oh, Brother!
You are a killer
And you target yourself
I wish you never come back
For us to see
The beckoning end

And the pride of a mother
Drawn close in a mother's son,
And the love from a father
Was used by a father's son

Over warrior's token
Misspoken lives on,
The language unimportant.
So fair and so just.

All the land is taken



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    UnregisteredSep 3, 2012 at 5:15 am
    It is a nod to the odyssey, in that the imagery of the lotus eaters evokes the attempt to use something to remove oneself from the situation outlined in the album at large namely the inhospitable relationship with a mother with what i gather to be an extreme bipolar disorder.
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    UnregisteredAug 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    I was thinking this song is a nod to the odyssey, when a few of odysseus men eat the lotus flowers and can't leave the island on their own they have to be dragged away in a state of torment because they want to stay.
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    UnregisteredApr 30, 2012 at 11:49 am
    The song refers to a guy that is reaching for salvation from god or his family, because he has done something wrong. Because his apologise was not accepted he beggan to think ways of destroying everything on his path. He also states that the restless will also die. That probably means that the other people that did not help him or made his life more miserable will die. Thats why the lotus eater is refered here. He lives in a world full of misery and corruption. So, noone shall be alive when they wake up from their dreams and face the real world.
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    UnregisteredDec 23, 2011 at 10:31 am
    In greek mythology, the lotus-eaters (greek λωτοφάγοι, lōtophagoi), also referred to as the lotophagi or lotophaguses (singular lotophagus /ləˈtɒfəɡəs/) or lotophages (singular lotophage /ˈloʊtəfeɪdʒ/), were a race of people living on an island near north africa (possibly djerba) dominated by lotus plants. The lotus fruits and flowers were the primary food of the island and were narcotic, causing the people to sleep in peaceful apathy.
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    UnregisteredSep 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm
    It means that there is a guy who loves to eat fruits. but one day he eats a flower which had a fly sitting on it. so he gets mad and destroys the world

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