#1
Can anyone interpret this song?
Thank you!

Lyrics:


Don't come closer, 'cos it ain't safe here,
Just turn around now and walk away
I've gotta tell you, there are no rules here,
Sometimes I wonder, what goes on there,
Behind those eyes

When a promise is broken, and no one trusts you,
Young ones crying with their heads in their hands,
When you talk about saving, the souls of the faithful,
You can't help thinking you've got blood on your hands
From a Cross of Thorns

Tongues of fire always talking, wasted words that ring in my ears
We're still waiting, losing patience, will all the lies of, 400 years
I've got to tell you, there are no rules here,
Sometimes I wonder, what goes on there,
Behind those eyes

We gave you yesterday, and now you want to-day,
Oh, from the hands of death we take our daily bread,
Now all we do is choke, and the words that you once spoke, fade away
Look at what you've done, oh, it's a Cross of Thorns

Take away, this Cross of Thorns, look at what you've done,
It's a Cross of Thorns, Cross of Thorns
When a promise is broken, and no one trusts you,
You've got blood on your hands, from a Cross of Thorns
#2
I only read the first verse.

I think it's about the Pit.
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#3
Well, i'd guess its about religion. Cross of thorns, saving souls and tongues of fire were biblical (although a tongue of fire in the bible is like a wall of fire).
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#10
It's about someone relating the breaking of a promise to a major sin using Christian imagery of the crucifixion event, which has much to do with sin. The cross obviously depicts crucifixion and the thorns are probably either to do with the crown of thorns that Jesus supposedly wore on the cross... or it may just be a typical heavy metal 'masochism' thing.
#13
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what about this 400 years thing?

"We're still waiting, losing patience, will all the lies of, 400 years"

Possibly it's to do with waiting for the Messiah.

Most of the Messiah prophecies were written about 500 years before Jesus during the 'Babylonian Captivity'.
#14
u got a point...
what do you think it's the place he talks about in the first verse?

btw thanks for taking this seriously
#15
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u got a point...
what do you think it's the place he talks about in the first verse?

btw thanks for taking this seriously


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#16
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u got a point...
what do you think it's the place he talks about in the first verse?

btw thanks for taking this seriously


Possibly a place that helped to inspire the notion of Hell.
In Judaism the place of punishment in the afterlife is called 'Gehenna'
The name 'Gehenna' is, derived from a geographical site in Jerusalem known as the 'Valley of Hinnom', ('Ge Hinnom' literally means Valley of Hinnom) one of the two principal valleys surrounding the Old City. Garbage from the walled city was burned there, but in ancient times, it is believed that children were sacrificed to the pagan god Molech in Gehenna, a practice that was outlawed by King Josiah (2 Kings, 23:10)
Apparently, priests would bang on drums so fathers would not hear the groans of children being sacrificed, fires were kept burning and the valley became the garbage dump of the city. The dead bodies of criminals, and the carcasses of animals were also thrown there, so you can imagine the scene and how it inspired Christianity's version of Hell.
#17
well thanks a lot for your time
i wish u could do a detailled interpretation for the song...
if not thats ok...thanks anyway
#18
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well thanks a lot for your time
i wish u could do a detailled interpretation for the song...
if not thats ok...thanks anyway


You're welcome.

To be honest, it's probably just a generic song with Christain imagery, not really written to tell any particular story but rather just to create an ambience.
Black Sabbath do that quite a lot.
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#21
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What the fuck glenn seriously
WHAT A
HORRIBLE
NIGHT TO
HAVE A
CURSE.
#22
Sounds like a bitter song about the catholic church. And the four hundred years would put it in the time of witch burning and mass murder and torture by the church. All the while the church is promising a second coming that will save our souls but it never comes. The bread, the body of christ is given in vain to the masses as a form of salvation but christ never returns, remains dead. The followers are only led to devour their own god in a satanic ritual of the anti-christ. The cross of thorns is representing the religion of peace that hurts anyone that gets close to it. Or whatever. Who sang that song?
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#23
Sounds like a religious person calling the Messiah for letting them down, broken promises etc.

To me it has the same vibe as Metallica's The God that Failed which was basically Hetfield's frustration when his mother died from cancer following her strict Christian Science beliefs and refusing medical treatment and instead relying on her faith that God would heal her.

This song has the same vibe betrayal of the faithful by not delivering on promises.

Anyway that's what it says to me!
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#24
ElMaco

Sorry Mr Maco - I think my wife tried to make a comment on something while logged in on my account. I think " . " was her way of removing the comment because she didn't know how to clear it any other way.

So the answer is no, it wasn't serious . . . . . . . just a mistake and nothing to get excited about.
#25
That's okay Glenn Tell your wife I'm sorry if I sounded rude!

Lord of this World is the best Sabbath song btw.
WHAT A
HORRIBLE
NIGHT TO
HAVE A
CURSE.
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#26
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ElMaco

Sorry Mr Maco - I think my wife tried to make a comment on something while logged in on my account. I think " . " was her way of removing the comment because she didn't know how to clear it any other way.

So the answer is no, it wasn't serious . . . . . . . just a mistake and nothing to get excited about.
So, you're one of something short of being Glenn69.

One of what?
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#27
ElMaco
Highway Star is the best Black Sabbath song. Then it's Highway to Hell.
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