What does Vigil mean?

Search Login

Lamb of God: Vigil Meaning


No tags, suggest one.

Vigil Lyrics

Our father thy will be done.
I have denied this life its worth
I will not be the victim.
Sickness to you my master
Here's to getting worse
Hope it kills you faster.
Show me how it hurts to rot from the inside out.
This vigil burns


    #1 top rated interpretation:
    click a star to vote
    Oct 26th 2006 report

    Perhaps based upon the heavily political messages of ashes of the wake (i'm aware this is on as the palaces burn, but its the same band the two are close releases), I interperate this song to be likewise political disent. The "father" refered to is the head of society, the governement, the "thy will be done" is a satirical comment on the unquestioning loyalty to this "father". The biblical diction is reminiscent of the unquestioning loyalty to god in the bible. The vigil is the wait for the fall of the governement, the revolution: "this vigil burns
    until the day our fires overtake you.
    Our father we forsake you."
    the most obvious referance to the fact that this song is rooted in reality and about the government and revolution is the line: "ask me why I hate
    why I've prayed to see the nation that I loved disintegrate
    and gladly give my life
    that revolution regenerates."
    and the song of course closes with the powerful (and powerfully presented, mad vocal rhythm in conjunction with the riff)metaphor "smite the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered."
    but if anyone knows of a not-so-simple, less face value interpretation, id be very interested.

  2. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 16th 2014 report

    The explanations here come
    Pretty close but I've not seen anyone add the fact that he's using the name Virgil as a personification to the country/all the people as one. Specially the way he talks about Virgil in this song you can tell that he is using the charecter Virgil from Dante's inferno. That's pretty interesting I think

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  3. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Aug 14th 2007 report

    The lyrics "smite the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered" is tying the song together as a whole by saying if you remove the leader/shepherd, his followers/sheep will be unguided and lost...or scattered as the lyrics say.

More Lamb of God song meanings ┬╗


Latest Articles


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]

Just Posted

Need You anonymous
A Million Men anonymous
Daddy Issues anonymous
If Everyone Cared Maiquel
Savin' Me anonymous
All Through The Night anonymous
Heavy Metal Lover anonymous
All I Need anonymous
Spit It Out anonymous
A Sky Full Of Stars anonymous
Silence anonymous
Born on a Different Cloud anonymous
Born on a Different Cloud anonymous
Still Not Dead anonymous
World's Smallest Violin anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

For What It's Worth
Angel Band
Tyler Childers
How It Oughta Be
Shane Profitt
Longneck Way To Go
Cigarettes After Sex
After Dark
The Ride
Bryan Andrew Wilson
One Time