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Lamb Of God – Omerta lyrics

Whoever appeals to the law against his fellow man is
Either a fool or a coward. Whoever cannot take care of
Himself without that law is both. For a wounded man shall
Say to his assailant, "If I live I will kill you, If I die you are forgiven,".
Such is the Rule of Honor

Broken the paradigm an example must be set.
Invoke the Siren's song and sign the death warrant.
This is what has been wrought for 30 pieces of silver.
The tongues of men and angels bought by a beloved


I am the result, what's better left unspoken.
Violence begins to mend, what was broken.
You've been talking, I've been all ears.

Words meant to dwell in darkness shall never see the light

Of day.
Words can be broken so can bones, execute the mandate.
Mouth full of dirt your name is removed from the registry.
St. Peter greets with empty eyes then turns and locks the


I am the result, what's better left unspoken.
Violence begins to mend, what was broken.
You've been talking, I've been all ears.

Cheaply venal, stupidly verbose.
A slip of the tongue, a slit of the throat.
Six feet under with no marker.
Keep my name from your mouth forever.
Free speech for the living, dead men tell no tales.
Your laughing finger, will never point again.
Sing for me now.

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    Omertà is a code much like the eye for an eye rule. And it's not just about cops and robbers bs. For centuries omertà has been the 'rule of honor' amongst families in various cultures. Depending on the crime committed, the town justice would give written permission to carry out the code, leaving justice in the hands of the families involved. A slip of the tongue could result in a slit of the throat, as members of a wronged family would hide in towers outside/ inbetween cities and wait for any member of the opposing family to come by. You can guess the mandate was executed then just as it is today. I love log.
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