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I am the Promethean
Tragic figure in this dream
Dream known as life
I bring spark into the lives
Take the molded, show them fire
Fire's the spark in their eyes

My flesh is ripped at daily
It's the cross I bear

I feel it tear out my insides
A pain so heavy I could collapse
I feel it just may kill me
I must brave through this storm

I am made exemplary
Lashed up by the public scene
For bearing my heart, my soul's on fire
I pull my ribs open now
Bleed my heart upon the grounds
Drink of the blood, take me in

My flesh is ripped at daily
It's the cross I bear

I feel it tear out my insides
A pain so heavy I could collapse
I feel it just may kill me
I must brave through this storm

Chain me down, nail me up
It feels so cold on my skin
Flesh cut deep from their claws
Chew my organs out
Salivating with hate
Crown of thorns, deathly boards; won't
Make me cease to be
You've turned this scapegoat into
The lion that will devour you whole

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My flesh is ripped at daily
It's the cross I bear

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I feel it tear out my insides
A pain so heavy I could collapse
I feel it just may kill me
I must brave through this storm



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  • Killer542
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    Killer542Mar 1, 2009 at 9:45 pm
    This is very clearly a their take on what promethious feels. If you don't know much about greek myths, Prometheous gave the humans fire, which was reserved for the gods, as punish ment every day his liver is eaten out by vultures(i think), only to have I grow back every night because he is a god.
  • U
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    UnregisteredMay 25, 2012 at 1:21 am
    He was a champion of mankind, known for his wily intelligence, who stole fire from zeus and gave it to mortals. [2] zeus then punished him for his crime by having him bound to a rock while a great eagle ate his liver every day only to have it grow back to be eaten again the next day. Prometheus
    And cronus
  • Eternal_Flame
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    Eternal_FlameMay 11, 2010 at 10:46 am
    Good man poopeye... I do like your use of British slang "vrush" is very intellectual! now for mrs joshua029 im going to shatter the skies above you and... and into the gates of hell you shall march... you should be nailed upon a crucifix for your crimes against TriviuM.
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    joshua029Feb 3, 2010 at 4:43 am
    itwasiwhospawnedthem and pelinal: you two couldn't be more wrong. Prometheus gave fire to humans and that was his perpetual punishment. in no way does this song compare him to Jesus. the comparisons you have listed are poorly thought out and otherwise shouldn't lead anyone to the conclusion that you have apparently came to, but somehow pelinal gets it?

    chained to a mountain: prometheus but not Jesus

    nailed to a cross: both, it was the form of execution then so hundreds of thousands died this way...

    attacked by vultures daily as a punishment for his mistakes: prometheus, not Jesus

    crown of thorns and boards: he's not "clearly" talking about Jesus..

    you sir, fail...
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    PelinalJun 3, 2009 at 10:43 pm
    Itwasiwhospawnedthem, you're exactly right. They were trying to show that the story of jesus isn't unique and that a similar story is present in almost every culture and religion.

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