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Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
Amassed within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love
Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
Amassed within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love

Love

Children outcry, "grandfather sky"
Rivers surviving through her eyes
We certify, how you falsify
The beauty of a moth turned butterfly, butterfly

Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
Amassed within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love

We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetitions

Oceans calcified, ego's gratified
I won't be crucified nor terrified, I'm not terrified
Before we say goodbye, no need to falsify
The beauty of a moth turned butterfly, butterfly

Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
Amassed within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love

We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetitions
We are being sacrificed by our own suspicion
We are being sodomized by repetition

Dark gray matter of fact sky
Nannies are nights with our half sister moon
Why can't we switch automatically to Eco-centric persuasions?
Why can't we ditch autocracy for Eco-centric persuasions now?

We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetition
We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetition



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    UnregisteredAug 16, 2012 at 2:19 am
    I don't know the meaning but just the song wants you to float away and then ripple like a wave... Away...
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    UnregisteredAug 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    Das ist das geilste lied aus dem album und allgemein das geilste lied aus allen alben von serj! Serj for the win!
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    UnregisteredAug 4, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    I think it talks about the beauty of nature and how great it is and that we forgot about nature because we are busy with other meaningless things.
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    UnregisteredJul 10, 2012 at 11:24 am
    In a interview serj said that this song has a personal ecological theme. So it talks about ecology in a very personal and artistic way :)
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    UnregisteredJul 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    I am not totally sure about it's meaning, but i think it's about a part of a love relationship. "we are being sacrificed by our own suspicions" - sometimes we overreact at thing while being in love, so we just suddenly give up hope and think it's all over, but doing that is a mistake. "we are being sodomized by our repetitions" - we keep repeatin the same mistakes.
    Well, currently i'm in love, so i thought that this song has to do something with his relationship. He got married in june 2012.

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