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The knowledge that seeking the favor of another
Means the murder of self.
This is the resolution
The end of all progress
The death of evolution
It bleeds all life away.
Silence speeds the path to the streams of solace that run so few and...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 20th, 2007 10:23am report


    This song is about the "ruin" of mankind. Instead of progressing, evolving, and becoming greater, mankind is mastering only traits such as "Fear. Pain. Hatred. Powerrr," which is in a sense an "art of ruin." Due to war, famine, and all the problems and corruption that exist in our world, we are living in a time of Ruin. All compassion and comfort is gone in the line, "Silence speeds the path to the streams of solace that run so few and narrow./Brooks that babble the sounds of torture." Solace is another word for comfort, so it's saying there is little comfort in our world. Typical things that we find comforting, such as brooks in nature are shown to "babble the sounds of torture," showing that we cannot find peace anywhere.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 11th, 2017 3:40pm report


    The song could be interpreted differently when looked at from a personal point of view as opposed to a societal one.

    The knowledge that seeking the favor of another
    Means the murder of self.
    This is the resolution
    The end of all progress
    The death of evolution
    It bleeds all life away.

    Spiritual growth, the growth of the self ceases when life is about seeking the favor of peers above one's own needs. It is the end of all progress as a human being in regards to personal growth. It is the death of the individuals ability to evolve into something better, and leaves room only for devolution. "It bleeds all life away" isn't so much life itself in terms of a living creature, but the reason for living and being alive.

    Silence speeds the path to the streams of solace that run so few and narrow- Meditation? Reflection? Times of solitude to understand one's self?

    Brooks that babble the sounds of torture- Most of what we hear in daily life via media forms is poisonous for the growth of a healthy mind! Radio, television are geared towards creating never ending anxiety.

    You will one day rise
    To flood the banks of the chosen- reaching enlightenment? Self actualization?

    "This is the art of ruin" always refers to seeking the favor of another, it is the art of destroying yourself internally for external acceptance.

    Fear, pain, hatred, power are all means of obtaining acceptance and control, which are also mankind's most commonly used tools. "I will show you all that I have mastered" speaking as humanity as a whole.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 19th, 2011 3:48pm report


    Randy Blythe himself said that the song is about what it feels like to not have any solace or any comfort when the world is hostile to you.



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    MagnusCaligula
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    Jul 4th, 2009 7:49pm report


    The knowledge that seeking the favor of another
    Means the murder of self.
    Knowing that the notion of Nobility, the virtue of self sacrifice; only results in a person wasting their life for someone else


    This is the resolution
    The end of all progress
    The death of evolution
    Despite centuries worth of advancement we have only learnt to ultimately ruin ourselves.


    I will show you all that I have mastered
    Fear. Pain. Hatred. Power.
    This is the art of ruin

    And despite all of humanity’s technological and sociological advances we have on digressed further into barbarism.



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    Lambofgodfan
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    Nov 11th, 2006 11:40am report


    Its hard to put an exact meaning on this song . Some say it's about the end of the world , mankind destroying themselves with greed .

    "the end of all progress" possibly meaning humanity going nowhere .
    "the death of evolution " all life stopping and going nowhere

    others have argued that those same 2 lines are actually sacreligous or antireligous lines . Plus because of other things said in the song . It depends what you make of it really

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway



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