Magnificat
Benediction Lyrics


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Follow the bleeder, undamned you decry
Consummate spirits ne'er follow the lie
Open your heart towards that your mind feels
Death is to conquer all that is surreal
Fortune's enlightenment, hopeful rays of light
Dramatic abundance, shattering the night
Grow biting conflict, halted to an end
The future is certain, the hope we defend
Magnificat
Up holding the righteous, onward march begun
Deftly remoulding a darkened vision
Strength within unity, mind linking mind
Enveloping beauty, the next humankind
The filth that we all have to climb through
The filth we have to take
Suffering it evermore
Irenicon the wake
"My soul doth magnify...
...my spirit has rejoiced
...remembrance of... mercy...
To his seed forever..."
Yet they lead us to the slaughter
Like they lead a horse to water
They can't force us to drink
But we do
Magnificat... Throned
Persevere
So teach us to number our days that we may
Push hearts towards wisdom and fade out the grey
Interventions looming on our dawning world




Hope springs eternal, a hope now unfurled
Persevere.

Overall Meaning

The song Magnificat by Benediction is an emotionally charged piece that explores the human experience of suffering and the struggle to persevere in the face of it. The lyrics are highly abstract and layered, leaving plenty of room for interpretation. The opening lines speak of following a person who is bleeding, even when that person is not damned. The implication seems to be that sometimes we must suffer in order to progress, but that such suffering is not a sign of damnation. This is further reinforced by the line "Death is to conquer all that is surreal," which suggests that suffering is a necessary part of life, and that we must struggle through it in order to reach a higher state of being.


Line by Line Meaning

Follow the bleeder, undamned you decry
Do not blindly follow those who lead you astray, but speak out against falsehood and injustice.


Consummate spirits ne'er follow the lie
Truly great people do not follow lies or deceit.


Open your heart towards that your mind feels
Listen to your intuition and follow what you truly feel in your heart.


Death is to conquer all that is surreal
Death is inevitable and will eventually claim all things that are not grounded in reality.


Fortune's enlightenment, hopeful rays of light
Luck and opportunity bring illumination and positivity to life.


Dramatic abundance, shattering the night
An overwhelming amount of goodness and joy that eradicates darkness and negativity.


Grow biting conflict, halted to an end
Conflict and tension must reach a resolution and come to an end.


The future is certain, the hope we defend
We can be confident in the future and protect our hopes for it.


Magnificat
A song of praise and glorification.


Up holding the righteous, onward march begun
Supporting those who are just and right, we embark on a journey of progress.


Deftly remoulding a darkened vision
Transforming a negative or pessimistic outlook into something brighter and more positive.


Strength within unity, mind linking mind
When we come together in unity, our collective strengths and minds become more powerful.


Enveloping beauty, the next humankind
A beautiful future awaits the next generation of humanity.


The filth that we all have to climb through
We all have to face and overcome difficult, unpleasant experiences.


The filth we have to take
We have to accept and endure hardship and suffering.


Suffering it evermore
We will continue to face suffering and hardship.


Irenicon the wake
Peaceful solutions can be found after times of conflict.


"My soul doth magnify...
A quote from the biblical Magnificat, Mary's song of praise to God.


...my spirit has rejoiced
Mary's soul is overjoyed and grateful.


...remembrance of... mercy...
Mary remembers God's mercy and grace.


To his seed forever..."
God's mercy will be everlasting through future generations.


Yet they lead us to the slaughter
Those in power may lead us towards danger and harm.


Like they lead a horse to water
Just as a horse can be led to water, we can be led towards danger against our will.


They can't force us to drink
We still have the freedom to make our own choices and resist harmful influences.


But we do
Sometimes, we make the wrong choices and fall victim to harmful influences.


Magnificat... Throned
A reiteration of the song's title, emphasizing the praise and glorification.


Persevere
Don't give up in the face of adversity.


So teach us to number our days that we may
We should be mindful of the limited time we have in life, so that we can make the most of it.


Push hearts towards wisdom and fade out the grey
Encourage ourselves and others to seek wisdom and clarity, and let go of doubt and confusion.


Interventions looming on our dawning world
Changes or disruptions are on the horizon in our evolving world.


Hope springs eternal, a hope now unfurled
No matter what happens, there is always hope for a better future.


Persevere.
A final call to keep going and not give up.




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