Forfeit Thee Untrue – “Slavior” lyrics

During  The Antidote broadcast of Episode 301: Fleas Naughty Dog, I mentioned the insightful lyrics found on the closing song, “Slavior” from Forfeit Thee Untrue. Follow along with the lyrics as you listen to the song.

A son is born, a ruler shaken. A kingdom shall rise and fall
Offerings abound, treasures forsaken. For the one who shall die for us all

“Where is the newborn heir?” A plotting of bloodshed
The sins of the world to bear. The wise become misled
Love lay in the East, In Bethlehem…
A son is born as the king sits upon his throne!

Summoned by a star, we have come to worship.
“All priests and teachers of the law, where is the new Messiah?”
A ruler will come.

Go forth and find this child.
Wrath and fury meets tender and mild
A star guide. A tyrant lied. To slay a saviour:
What a mighty king you are.
Deception reigns as your messengers followed the star.
Do not return! Heed my words or the manger surely burns!

Get up! Flee! With wife and child. A plot to kill is nigh. Wait for me!
Fools! You betrayed me! You dare to thwart my throne!

Soldiers go forth. Slay and slaughter every young soul! Leave no child or stone unturned!
“A cry was heard in Ramah — weeping and great mourning. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing comfort, they’re dead!”

A massacre, unholy devour… “No son of God will claim my power!”
Savage beasts, one by one, like lambs brought to a slaughter.

Go forth and find this child.
Wrath and fury meets tender and mild
A star guide. A tyrant lied. To slay a saviour:
What a mighty king you are.
Deception reigns as your messengers followed the star.
Do not return! Heed my words or the manger surely burns!

Get up! Flee! With wife and child. A plot to kill is nigh. Wait for me!
Fools! You betrayed me! You dare to thwart my throne!

Soldiers go forth. Slay and slaughter every young soul! Leave no child or stone unturned!
“A cry was heard in Ramah — weeping and great mourning. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing comfort, they’re dead!”

A massacre, unholy devour… “No son of God will claim my power!”
Savage beasts, one by one, like lambs brought to a slaughter.

Go forth and find this child.
Wrath and fury meets tender and mild
A star guide. A tyrant lied. To slay a saviour:
What a mighty king you are.
Deception reigns as your messengers followed the star.
Do not return! Heed my words or the manger surely burns!

Show me, where you are, no prophecy shall banish me from my throne!
Stay far, away from me, or this blade meets your heart! This crown is my home!

This is My son! By His feet I shall walk beside you
His birth gave you new life, by His blood you’ll be renewed
Mercy will flood your heart when you scream His name in plea
Take His hand, be led to me, for all eternity

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