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I'm ethereal
My children are legion, serial
They stick to my skin
Like beloved cysts
I tear away with my nails
And teeth and fists
Touch the hands
Of inverted saints
Follow my heart through
The threaded pain
Callow man is a
Sentinel screaming
I see the future
The future is bleeding
Sores, every goddamn minute
I can feel 'em now
Like a virus
You will never kill me now
Goin' underground
Comin'on like hepatitis
We're out
And you can't reshape us
Another bug in the construct
Tearin' up the main bus B
Zeros and ones are everything
Execute me

Everywhere you look
It's like they know
Their fingerprints are hidden
By control
This is where
The line is drawn, see
You can't take my soul
Away from me

What do you need to see?
Ya feel the impact?
Gotta retract
Everybody get back
What is this?
It's like a big conspiracy
Fields of dejected
Morbid progeny
They always say that
It's always our fault
But everything we say is
Taken with a grain of salt
Man, it's always the same
If we talk or complain
We only wanna
Upset the balance
How's it feel to be
The new abortion?
The only generation
To suffer extortion

Everywhere you look
It's like they know
Their fingerprints are
Hidden by control
This is where
The line is drawn, see

You can't take my soul
Away from me
You can't take my soul
Away from me



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    metalhead66Nov 29, 2010 at 12:14 am
    "that is for every fan we have who feels disorientated, especially kids who come from towns like we did. It's basically a new definition of abortion for the fact that these kids are born with life but that is basically all they have. They have no chance for a future and have no chance of finding themselves. They have no inside influence that is going to push them in the right direction. They fit and they stagnate, which when i think about it, real abortion is better than that ***. These people are born with a life but they still have to endure it. These are the kids you see shooting up schools, losing their minds over sitting in their rooms and not having anywhere to go, so that is my testimony to these kids - that i know where they are coming from. "
    With the quote "i'm ethereal, my children are legion, serial they stick to my skin like beloved cysts" corey is getting across that all of us maggots stick together, we are one, and corey feels like we are all his children, and he is the guiding light to show us the way.

    With the quote "everywhere you look, it's like they know, their fingerprints are hidden by control" he is stating that these parents/authority figures, think they know every little thing about everything. The reality is they have no clue what the younger generatoin is capable of, and they fail to realize this, with all these rules and restrictions.

    With the quote "you cant take my soul away from me" corey is saying you do not control me, and you never will. Meaning i am for me. Not for you, get the fu(ck) out of here, i am not your puppet.

    With the quote "what do you need to see? Ya feel the impact? " he is saying do you need to be shown what we are capable of? Your not going to take our word for it because your stubborn and think your right.

    The basic overlay of new abortion is we maggots need to stick together to survive. We will not stand to be pushed around any longer. We will not be looked down upon anymore because there is so much more depth, so much more then what these a$$holess see. They look, they judge, and that's the end of it. They don't bother to wander beneath the surface of things. They think they're right and really they're so wrong it's pitifull they do not realize we maggots are done with the be-littling. Time to take control

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