At first listen I think a lot of people would write Protest the Hero off as some sort of metal band and nothing more.  Yes, they are some sort of metal band but if you take the time to look up their lyrics you might be surprised.  This song is from their third Album “Fortress”.

All lyrics on Fortress are written by bassist, Arif Mirabdolbaghi.

“Endowed with the art of casting names upon its being
The humans claimed dominion over every living fucking thing.

Proud as purpose as they became to walk the Earth as they arraigned
The common creatures caught within the corpus
Curse, concious human brain.

Every word thats ever written will fall short of its intent
Even spoke, or sung, or screamed they will betray what they have meant
Language is the hearts lament, a weak attempt to circumvent the loneliness inherent in the search for permanence.

(like all the future ghosts who scratch thier names in wet cement).

Demeaning meaning as they shout out at the emptiness
Abstraction is the stake between anima and animus
Deflesh the word as scourge of human destiny

Behold the world in other people, life is clarity.”

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