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The Faceless – Pestilence lyrics

A flourishing plague consumes the masses
Emaciated figures dying in the streets
Boils and sores devour their flesh

Vital organs turn to sludge
This inescapable fate captures humanity
With everyhour more victims fall

Mass hysteria becomes the protocol

Civilization turns to savagery
With no hope for a cure in sight
Science becomes futile in the chaos
Diseased ridden humans play out their final
Days as ravenous animals
A bastardized version of man which cannot be reversed
A bastardized version of man which cannot be reversed

Limbs and appendages rot and fall off
Leaving hideous creatures in tormented hell
Mass graves filled with diseased bodies
Spreading sickness posthumously
Mass graves filled with diseased bodies
Spreading sickness posthumously

Suffering life forms await death in the misery of defeat
Vital organs turn to sludge
This inescapable fate captures humanity
With everyhour more victims fall

Diseased ridden humans play out their final
Days as ravenous animals
Sinless torsos wither away



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    FacelessJane
    This song is not about zombies. There is no devouring of flesh.
    This is about a pestilence (synonym: plague) if you take it at face value.
    But do you really think it's only a detailed illustration of an ugly horror scene? I would venture to say most metal songs have a deeper message and are allegorical. The extended metaphor imo is found when you consider what the 'plague' upon the masses could be? Look at the description of how humanity is left in rotting decay, as ravenous animals, in despair, civilization turned to savagery. What could it be? Corruption? Ignorance? Living by false values and believing false information? It's of course open for interpretation by the loyal listeners and subject to our own opinions.
    Why do we listen to metal? Because it sums up through lyrics, and is in response to, the rotting, decaying minds and morals of the masses.
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