Epica:Martyr of the Free Word

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“Martyr of the Free Word”
Artist: Epica
Albums: Design Your Universe (2009)

Speaking interpretation
A conversation
Can take a sudden turn
And reaching the point of violence
Because your silence
Left you without a hand to hold

Your past will lead you on to make

Making a final judgement
Based on your bias
Will never bring you forward
Terror should never guide you
For even the fearful
Can take a beating in the end

Suspicion gets you nowhere

Those who denounce a way of life
Will stand alone
Left to atone their social blunders
If you gun down the messenger
You guarantee that he will be made
Into a saint
A martyr of the free word

I will say
I will say
What I think
What I think
I will do
I will do
What I say
What I say
When liberty seems out of reach
We'll fight for our freedom of speech


Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine
Et lux perpetua luceat eis


Missing a simple context
A mental weakness
Can throw you out of balance
Listen, respect each other
Then you'll discover
It wasn't always like that
It's not too late for mercy

Those who denounce a way of life
Will stand alone
Left to atone their social blunders
If you gun down the messenger
You guarantee that he will be made
Into a saint
A martyr of the free word

I will say
I will say
What I think
What I think
I will do
I will do
What I say
What I say
When tolerance seems out of sight
We will fight
When liberty seems out of reach
We'll fight for our freedom of speech