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Like Moths to Flame

October 23, 2009 Leave a comment
Vheissu

I have recently been listening to the band Thrice and have found that there lyrics are simply amazing. The song “Like Moths to Flame” is one of the best in my opinion. At first I didn’t think it was great because of the screaming at the end, I usually don’t like screaming in songs. But after reading the lyrics I think it’s one of the best on the album (Vheissu), and now understanding what the lyrics are conveying, I don’t mind the screaming.

The song is sung from St. Peter’s perspective, telling of when he denied Jesus three times. Again the lyrics are amazing, the ending is like a poem.

So many of their songs are so deep and have such meaning, many of them biblical, they almost make you lose respect for other bands whose lyrics have very little or no meaning.

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Once again these bitter herbs
The perfect complement to all your cryptic words
I nod but don’t know what to say, but I know you
And I believe you’re who you say you are so I?

I will follow you, lay down my life
I would die for you, this very night

Once again the bread and wine
But it seems the meanings may be deeper still this time
And you surprised me when you said I’d fall away, don’t you know me
I could never be ashamed of you, no I?

I’ve never been this cold, the fire’s gravity compels
Like planets cling to sol, I feel my orbit start to fail
Like moths to flame I come, too close and all my oaths are burned
As stars begin to run, all my accusers take their turn
And calling curses down, from my lips lies like poison spill
And then that awful sound, the sound of prophesy fulfilled
And then I met your eyes, and I remember everything
And something in me dies, the night that I betrayed my king

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