I couldn’t have said it better…

Published July 7, 2013 by Sandee

Ahahaha!  You may have heard this philosophy before but not like this:

Final Revelation, by Bolt Thrower

Songwriters: Jo Bench, Gavin Ward, Karl Willietts, Martin Edward Kearns, Barry Thomson

Born to suffer, through a lifetime of darkness

Controlled by fear, held deep within your mind

As your mind reaches a distant point

Your soul beyond all pain

You shall realize all that has occurred

Were illusions formed from within your brain

You now know the truth, your mind is now set free

You have broken the chains that enslave all of humanity

Perceiving, life’s reality

An insight to man’s destiny

A coherent existence, comprehension you cannot deny

A meaningless persistence, confirmation you cannot defy

We follow without thinking, as our life passes us by

This newly acquired knowledge, clarified as we die

In this kingdom of the mindless

We are born to suffer

5 comments on “I couldn’t have said it better…

  • The first tenet of Buddhism is that all life is suffering. Never thought I’d be comparing Buddhism to death metal, but there you have it. Of course, if you just read the lyrics without listening to the song, then you realize how much like Buddhism this is. Enlightenment is found in interesting places. 🙂

    • Now that you mention it, this does have elements of some of the tenets. I fantasize singing this song, smiling wryly and shrugging — that might bring a zen element to it — in a weird way.

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