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zondag 13 maart 2011

Everyone prays the same way

Everytime I listen to the Kinslayer by Nightwish (from the album Wishmaster) I start thinking about the fact that we are so stupid.
The song is written as a tribute to the to the victims of Columbine High (for those who, shame on you, aren't familiar with it, it's the first school were a student stepped in with a gun and murdered other students) and it protests against violence.
I love how they picked the title: Kinslayer. The title is hard, but just. It's better then "murderer" or "killer" but it's says more or less the same. But it's so much more powerful!

The sentence that's stuck in my head since the first time I heard the song, and it will probably be stuck there for ever is:

"In this world of a million religions everyone prays the same"


It's that very line that tells us that humanity (like we didn't know already) is very stupid. Every religion may have a different rituals that go before or after the actually praying, but we all pray the same way.
This song is so full of words, lines and metaphors that show us how stupid the people of this world are. Especially the one with power. 
I'm going to quote one more piece, and for the rest of the lyrics, you just need to listen to Tarja's amazing voice.

"For whom the gun tolls, for whom the prey weeps. Bow before a war. Call it religion."


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