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Posted: 12/15/2016 1:02:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/15/2016 1:12:11 PM EST by PantherArms762]
I was listening to the lyrics at the gym the other day and thought damn, that shits intense. Wonder what the meaning behind it is.

Google did not disappoint:

"Torches" was inspired by a Czech student named Jan Palach. In 1968 the Warsaw Pact invaded Czechoslovakia in an attempt to keep the Czech people under communist rule. Since the Nazis had already destroyed and brutalized Czechoslovakia during World War II, this student went to Wenceslas Square to the stairs of the National Museum during a busy time of the day and set himself on fire. He walked down the steps in protest and then died a few days later. He became a symbol of dissidence for the Czechs up until the end of the communist area. Blythe says he learned of the topic while awaiting his trial and had a lot of respect for him. It also made Blythe think about "what kind of mentality does a person have to be in to be so upset that you burn yourself alive? That's got to be an unpleasant way to go." The song was inspired by visiting Palach's grave. The song also features guest vocals by Greg Puciato of Dillinger Escape Plan.[14]
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Apparently we haven't sorted out embedded videos yet.

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Link Posted: 12/15/2016 1:18:14 PM EST
Love me some lamb of god.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 1:19:12 PM EST
Well the song sucks but the stories cool. LoG has some good songs, this definitely isn't one of them.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 1:22:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/15/2016 1:24:35 PM EST by webnole78]
I just learned not long ago that 512 was written about his time in the Czech prison (512 was cell number). And they just released a new EP called The Duke written about a good friend and fan of the bands that recently passed away from Leukemia.

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Link Posted: 12/15/2016 1:32:47 PM EST
Glad I'm not the only one struggling with the Youtube embed.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 1:33:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Duramaxman0909:
Well the song sucks but the stories cool. LoG has some good songs, this definitely isn't one of them.
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Cracka, you cray! Song is tits.
Link Posted: 12/15/2016 1:40:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PantherArms762:

Cracka, you cray! Song is tits.
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Yeah, old octogenarian in a nursing home tits.
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 11:02:08 AM EST
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Yeah, old octogenarian in a nursing home tits.
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Had to Google that and I respectfully disagree.

Good day to you, SIR!
Link Posted: 12/16/2016 3:40:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By PantherArms762:
I was listening to the lyrics at the gym the other day and thought damn, that shits intense. Wonder what the meaning behind it is.

Google did not disappoint:

"Torches" was inspired by a Czech student named Jan Palach. In 1968 the Warsaw Pact invaded Czechoslovakia in an attempt to keep the Czech people under communist rule. Since the Nazis had already destroyed and brutalized Czechoslovakia during World War II, this student went to Wenceslas Square to the stairs of the National Museum during a busy time of the day and set himself on fire. He walked down the steps in protest and then died a few days later. He became a symbol of dissidence for the Czechs up until the end of the communist area. Blythe says he learned of the topic while awaiting his trial and had a lot of respect for him. It also made Blythe think about "what kind of mentality does a person have to be in to be so upset that you burn yourself alive? That's got to be an unpleasant way to go." The song was inspired by visiting Palach's grave. The song also features guest vocals by Greg Puciato of Dillinger Escape Plan.[14]
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Apparently we haven't sorted out embedded videos yet.

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There is short series about it by HBO called Burning Bush - pretty intense (also helpful if you want to learn swearing in Czech)
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