Misanthrope
Death Lyrics


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From above and around,
observations are collected
Knowledge is taken in by curious life forms
That may bring hope from beyond
Beneath the giver of life, our sun
An examination of another kind is done

A view from those who stood high
And breathing the sky
An opinion from below and from above

Some were decided, some were not
A few looked away, but none forgot

Misanthrope
Hater of all mankind
There is some hope
For those who own their mind
They came, they saw and acknowledged
Some good, some bad
Opinion: Dangerous

Stay where you are, don't get consumed
By what they created from sheer neglect
In denial of years and years of
shattered souls
That were lost to the power of
Fragile, frightful minds

A view from those who stood high
And breathing the sky
An opinion from below and from above

Some were decided, some were not
A few looked away, but none forgot

Misanthrope
Hater of all mankind
There is some hope
For those who own their mind
They came, they saw and acknowledged




Some good, some bad
Opinion: Dangerous

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Death's song Misanthrope present a commentary on mankind's existence and the different perspectives on life that are taken by those who observe it. The opening lines refer to the collection of observations from above and around, indicating that the lyrics are about a detached view of humanity taken by those who do not participate in it. This perspective brings knowledge to curious life forms that may bring hope. However, the examination done by these curious life forms is of another kind - one that is detached yet informed.


The lyrics suggest that some opinions about mankind are dangerous, with some looking away but never forgetting. The repeated reference to a "view from those who stood high and breathing the sky" implies that the detached perspective is held by those who stand above humanity, perhaps literally or metaphorically. The referenced "misanthrope" is a hater of all mankind, suggesting that this opinion comes from the most cynical of observers. Despite this negativity, the lyrics offer a glimmer of hope for those who "own their mind," suggesting that there is a way to find meaning and purpose in life despite its failings.


Line by Line Meaning

From above and around,
The observations and knowledge are collected from all directions and perspectives.


observations are collected
A systematic view of things is taken through the gathering of information.


Knowledge is taken in by curious life forms
Curiosity drives the desire to understand and interpret the information observed.


That may bring hope from beyond
These observations and interpretations can help bring new perspectives and hope for the future.


Beneath the giver of life, our sun
The sun, the source and sustainer of all life on earth, is the point of reference for the observations.


An examination of another kind is done
A unique analysis is being performed using these observations and knowledge gathered from multiple perspectives.


A view from those who stood high
Multiple perspectives are being taken into consideration, including those of high authority and influence.


And breathing the sky
These perspectives include those who have control of the skies (i.e. pilots), allowing for a broad view of the world.


An opinion from below and from above
The analysis includes opinions from a variety of sources, including those at the top and bottom of society.


Some were decided, some were not
Some opinions are already made, while others are still being formed.


A few looked away, but none forgot
Although some people may turn a blind eye to certain things, they cannot forget the knowledge that has been gained.


Misanthrope
Someone who hates all of humanity and society.


Hater of all mankind
Referring to someone who has a generally negative view of humanity and its actions.


There is some hope
Despite these negative views, there is still hope for humanity.


For those who own their mind
This hope is reserved for people who can think and form their own opinions independently, free from external influences.


They came, they saw and acknowledged
People who can form their own opinions are able to acknowledge both the good and the bad in the world.


Some good, some bad
The world is a complex place, and there are both positive and negative aspects to it.


Opinion: Dangerous
Despite the complexity of the world, forming negative opinions about it can be dangerous and have negative consequences.


Stay where you are, don't get consumed
People should be careful not to be overwhelmed by the negative aspects of society.


By what they created from sheer neglect
Many of society's problems can be traced back to neglect and indifference on the part of humanity.


In denial of years and years of shattered souls
Humanity has caused a great deal of harm to individuals and society as a whole, often through denying or ignoring people's pain and struggles.


That were lost to the power of Fragile, frightful minds
People's mental states are often fragile and easily influenced, leading to the loss of many lives and potential.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Songtrust Ave
Written by: CHUCK SCHULDINER

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. Misanthrope


From above and around,
observations are collected
Knowledge is taken in by curious life forms
That may bring hope from beyond
Beneath the giver of life, our sun
An examination of another kind is done

A view from those who stood high
And breathing the sky
An opinion from below and from above

Some were decided, some were not
A few looked away, but none forgot

[Chorus:]
Misanthrope
Hater of all mankind
There is some hope
For those who own their mind
They came, they saw and acknowledged
Some good, some bad
Opinion: Dangerous

[Solo: Schuldiner]

Stay where you are, don't get consumed
By what they created from sheer neglet
In denial of years and years of
shattered souls
That were lost to the power of
Fragile, frightful minds

A view from those who stood high
And breathing the sky
An opinion from below and from above

Some were decided, some were not
A few looked away, but none forgot

[Repeat chorus]



@CesarSandoval024

Misanthrope Lyrics:
From above and around,
Observations are collected
Knowledge is taken in by curious life forms
That may bring hope from beyond
Beneath the giver of life, our sun
An examination of another kind is done

A view from those who stood high
And breathed the sky
An opinion from below and from above

Some were decided, some were not
A few looked away, but none forgot

Misanthrope
Hater of all mankind
There is some hope
For those who own their mind
They came, they saw and acknowledged
Some good, some bad
Opinion: dangerous

Stay where you are, don't get consumed
By what they created from sheer neglect
In denial of years and years of
Shattered souls
That were lost to the power of
Fragile, frightful minds

A view from those who stood high
And breathed the sky
An opinion from below and from above

Some were decided, some were not
A few looked away, but none forgot



All comments from YouTube:

@Deniz_1637

Dislikers need Spiritual Healing, so that they can have A Moment Of Clarity

@lacalacadevic2887

They have Leprosy, let's Left To Die that bastards, bury them on a Open Casket

@orcadyan6571

ignore those Mentally Blind... when someone hates Death I know that they are Empty Words.

@kyleelrod3008

I wonder if they have a defensive personality

@ntinosmarkos813

You tell the TRUTH !!!!!

@ithemighty7844

Nah those people are mentally blind

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@reecieboi1479

Imagine how many more amazing albums this man would've made. He was a musical genius. Rest in peace

@louiscsanko9322

CHARLES( AKA) CHUCK SCHULDINER WAS A GENIUS IN THE WORLD OF EXTREME METAL.HE WAS GIVEN A HORRIBLE DEAL WITH A BRAIN TUMOR.18 YEARS AGO WE LOST A PROPHET OF DEATH METAL// IF METAL CHUCK WAS STILL PHYSICALLY WITH US WE WOULD BE LISTENING TO SOME OTHERWORLDLY TECHNICAL DEATH METAL WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN ACHIEVED.MAY YOU PLAY THE GUITAR IN A PEACEFUL PLACE AND ONE DAY WE CAN HEAR YOUR NEW RIFFS// LOVE AND RESPECT\,,,/

@christiconegaming8184

Control denied would've sounded so goooood

@yeeyee1690

@ChristiCONE Gaming i don't really like the singer in control denied.

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