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A chasm grows
With the cavity of serpentine teeth
(Serpentine teeth)

Hunger pangs strike
For the sweet feast of innocent blood
Of innocent bloodshed
Now here we go

The vampires feed on the wars of mankind
The vampires feed on the wars of mankind

Growing fat on the throne of an empire
Tyrant rules with the threat of a great fire

I've opened up my eyes
Seen the world for what it's worth
Tears rain down from the sky

They'll blow it all to bits
To prove whose god wields all the power
Fire rains down from the sky

The gaping wounds
Hemorrhaging the blood from which they feast
(Blood from which they feast)

Eat us alive
Consume to feed a hunger with no
A hunger with no end
Let's fucking go

The vampires feed on the wars of mankind
The vampires feed on the wars of mankind

Growing fat on the throne of an empire
Tyrant rules with the threat of a great fire

I've opened up my eyes
Seen the world for what it's worth
Tears rain down from the sky

They'll blow it all to bits
To prove whose god wields all the power
Fire rains down from the sky

This battle's not the same
Which they have led us to believe
A synthesis of propaganda
Terror and deceit
We are the cattle, they the slaughter
Our meat, gasoline

They pump us through the machine's valves
To cleanse the world's "disease"
We are the ammunition that will
Cause all life to cease

Annihilate
All those who stand in their way
Obliterate
They'll rain their holocaust
Down from the sky

(Lead - Matt)

(Lead - Corey)

The vampires feed on the wars of mankind
The vampires feed on the wars of mankind


Growing fat on the throne of an empire
Tyrant rules with the threat of a great fire

I've opened up my eyes
Seen the world for what it's worth
Tears rain down from the sky

They'll blow it all to bits
To prove whose god wields all the power
Fire rains down from the sky

Annihilate
All those who stand in their way
Obliterate
They'll rain their holocaust
Down from the sky...



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  • belakorgod
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    belakorgodAug 28, 2009 at 10:38 pm
    This song seems to emphasise a few messages. The most obvious is the horror of war and the destruction that can be wrought by nuclear weapons. It also seems to be an attack on both war profiteers and the politicians that start wars and are happy to allow countless soldiers to die in a war they did not start. Finally, the grim realisation of mankind's true violent and greedy nature seems to be woven into the whole song.
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    pirateqwertyMar 22, 2009 at 5:39 pm
    This song is similar to Ignition and Detonation. the Vampires feed on the wars of mankind mean that the small elite in control of the world gain richness and power through war. Puppets such as Bush and Obama rule the U.S. by threatening that 'terrorist will come and destroy the U.S. They'll blow it all to bits, such as the twin towers on 911 or train stations in 7/7, to fool people into submission. the elite adore Molache in places such as the Bohemian Grove and aren't christians like they lead us to believe.. This battle or war is not the same because it is an endless war that can't be won. They'll create the threat and show it over and over on news to make us believe they are right. The elite will annihilate anyone who dares to expose them, they will call them 'terrorist' and on a night capture them all and send them to FEMA Concentration camps where they will be killed or reeducated, while the president declares Martial Law on the U.S. People will be forced to turn in their weapons or killed. A modern Holocaust is created.
  • h
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    HalokllrFeb 20, 2009 at 2:40 am
    I think that this song's meaning is about human-kind. How our status is as of now. Nuclear warheads being built-eventually leading to killing ourselves.
    "I've opened up my eyes Seen the world for what it's worth Tears rain down from the sky" - To me it sounds like (Corey) is looking at what (we) have become, and God is crying because of the horrors that the world has become.
  • i
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    imthelegendkillerJan 13, 2010 at 5:22 am
    i have to agree with all guys. this song has great meaning and power to it.. its an extremely great song.. idk why i haven't heard of it before, but this song is awesome. i love the meaning, the message, the codes they use instead of actually saying directly what is going on.. i know im not supposed to be giving this song a review, but you guys pretty much sumed it up, pretty much what i got from it, but instead of writing it down again, im just giving my insights and thoughts about the song.. awesome band, never heard any other songs by them, but gladly will search some!!
  • u
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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 7:07 am
    This song... The "vampire" are of course the reptilian descendants; the ones they created to deceive and brainwash humanity. They started these false warring religions and now they sit fat on their golden thrones, counting their dollars and watching humanity suffer.

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