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If I were you, I would take this as a sign
Believe it's true, we were never meant to fly
And I owe you, I know you more than anyone alive
And I will not let go
They will not remember this song
No matter what we do we'll be wrong
They will not remember this song
No matter what we do we'll be wrong
I can't seem to see the seal we're breaking
I can't seem to see the seal we broke
I refuse to recognize your views
Someone shouted "Everything's for nothing"
Somebody shouted, "All is lose"
But I can't buy that nonsense too
Way back when the prophecies began
Do you think they really had a master plan
Or were they merely writing fables, stories?
I don't know but it has occurred to me
The punishment that they threaten constantly
It's only real if they could just convince me
We're going down, down, down to Mephisto's Cafe
Down, down, down to Mephisto's Cafe
We're going down
And the gears will spin and the sinners sin, but at least we'll give them hell
And the righteous few will spit on you, so bid them all farewell
We're going down, down, down to Mephisto's Cafe
We're going down (Right?) (Right!)
So fuck the flocks of sheep that keep amassing masses
Asses being led so far astray
And I won't claim to believe the things I read
Black books or agenda magazine
I'd rather see in shades of gray
If I were you, I would take this as a sign
Believe it's true, we were never meant to fly
And I knew you when you were you
Before they twisted all your views
Before you came unglued
We're going down, down, down to Mephisto's Cafe
Now everybody's telling taller tales
And I don't know who to believe
Ok, if your father really loves you more
What about the other families?
Finally, I met a man with kindness in his eye and fire in his heart
He said you'll never have to choose a side
It's rewarding but oh, the road is hard....
They broke him wide open
Like a dam and a cork that's holding everything inside
You can play the role of rebel
Just be sure to know your wrong from right
I remember it was years ago
You know I still count the days
You and I had quite a ways to go
I never once heard you complain
And you said
Don't crack, because you might not make it back
And if you do you will be alone and you can't live like that
Well I know when I'm wrong and I sure as hell ain't wrong this time
We're going down, down, down to Mephisto's Cafes



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    DrZombo
    The whole song criticizes religion and explain how there's no point in following it(we were never meant to fly), plus it is a primitive way to give life a meaning(way back when the prophecies began do you think they really had a master plan, or were they merely wirting fables, stories?), but it also explains that you don't have to be necessrily against it(you will never have to choose a side.) and everyone gets to decide their own moral values(you can play the role of rebel, just be sure to know your wrong from your right).
    For anyone wondering, mephisto is one of the names for the devil, the title of the song meaning that the band is going straight to hell ;)
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    There are existential references in here. "the rebel" refers to an essay by albert camus, a french journalist who's arguments of philosophical suicide appear frequently in kalnoky's lyrics.
    Yes, it also asks why people believe wholly in one religion, when just the idea of faith in a 'father figure' appears in so many variations all over the world (if your father really loves you most, what about the other families?)
    There's a lot going on in this song and, like many sm lyrics, it is a constantly evolving argument into the theater of the absurd.
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