Omerta Lyrics - Lamb Of God

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Whoever appeals to the law against his
fellow man is either a fool or a coward.
Whoever cannot take care of himself without
that law is both. For a wounded man shall
say to his assailant, "If I Live, I will kill you.
If I Die, you are forgiven." Such is the
Rule of Honor.
Broken the paradigm an example must be
set.
Invoke the Siren's song and sign the death
warrant.
This is what has been wrought for 30 pieces
of silver.
The tongues of men and angels bought by a
beloved betrayer.
I am the result, what's better left unspoken.
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Violence begins to mend what was broken.
You've been talking, I've been all ears.
Words meant to dwell in darkness shall
never see the light of day.
Words can be broken so can bones, execute
the mandate.
Mouth full of dirt your name is removed
from the registry.
St. Peter greets with empty eyes then turns
and locks the gate.
I am the result, what's better left unspoken.
Violence begins to mend what was broken.
You've been talking, I've been all ears.
Omerta.
Cheaply venal, stupidly verbose.
A slip of the tongue, a slit of the throat.
Six feet under with no marker.
Keep my name from your mouth forever.
Free speech for the living, dead men tell no
tales.
Your laughing finger will never point again.
Omerta.
Omerta.
Sing for me now.






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Source | Reviewer: Aaron | 12/22/11

Follow the trail from Wikipedia and you will find a book called The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia, by Rick Porrello, Page 23, Paragraph 4. Omertà, and the quote are paraphrased by LOG. But then again, Porrello probably took it from someone else....the point is, Zacky H, you are a bonehead for thinking they got their lyrics from Wikipedia. Obviously Randy did more research than you.



The wikipedia guy is dumb | Reviewer: FREAKAZOID | 10/7/11

To the wikipedia guy: I can go into the dictionary and find every single word in your comment scattered throughout. But you were still the person who managed to put them into the meaningful order you did, much like someone did with the opening quote of the song.



hooked | Reviewer: deathwalker | 8/15/11

this song got me hooked on LOG, cant get enough of them, savage drums, awesome guitars, brutal bass and the voice of a beast, to the guy who reckons they got their lyrics from wikipedia, people do read things other than wikipedia for their information, just because its also there doesn't mean that's where he got it. anywho, great.



This song kicks ass. | Reviewer: Zacky H | 6/19/11

I love this song, but I noticed something funny. Look at the Wikipedia entry for Omertá. If you look, you'll find little pieces of that epic opening line scattered out on there. That means... the line came from Wikipedia, just re-worked a little. xD Still, epic line, awesome song, and kickass band. \m/



omerta | Reviewer: ismail | 3/24/10

someone at his coment said this is not a technical becouse there is not a solo even at this song .xa xa xa , listen dude puting a solo at the song is not a technical move this song is grate at the harmony and there is so many effects they timely used at this song puting some shety melody and a solo to a song is not a hard move even jonas brothers can do that



Oooomeeerrrrrtaaaaaaaaaa!! | Reviewer: oneshotonekill | 12/5/09

Omertà is a code much like the eye for an eye rule. And it's not just about cops and robbers bs. For centuries omertà has been the 'rule of honor' amongst families in various cultures. Depending on the crime committed, the town justice would give written permission to carry out the code, leaving justice in the hands of the families involved. A slip of the tongue could result in a slit of the throat, as members of a wronged family would hide in towers outside/ inbetween cities and wait for any member of the opposing family to come by. You can guess the mandate was executed then just as it is today. I love log



Ohhhhhhhhmerrrrrrrrrrtaaaaaaaaaaaa | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/28/09

Omerta = honour, the specific Mafia code thereof, and the opposite in a sense to what Judas did, with the Christian story's influence on both Italians/Mafia and Western culture in general, the song's theme hits home to the audience. It's a theme, a story. Simple enough.



quote | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/13/09

OMERTAAA | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/9/08

One of the best bands to see live. Puts his all into every live performance I've seen anyways.. i.e. crawling around on his knees just feeling the music and letting it out. Truly fucking amazing experience, and in todays world, it's not the cd's you sell that proves success, it's your live performances, and they take that to a great level.

actually it is about the cd's you sell because if you sell lots of cd's it shows you are very famous because people aren't downloading the music which happens in most cases



Omerta | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/1/09

Omerta is the Italian Mafia's code of honor. Stating that If you go to the law in search fo help with a problem,(or to rat someone out) you will be killed. If you injure gravely and do not kill, you will be killed.

And yeah, This song fuckin' rules! I would listen to it anytime. And I agree with Martin, I'd rather scream "I will kill you" Than "You are forgiven". :)



Both lyrics are correct | Reviewer: Martin | 2/26/08

Both "If I die, you are forgiven, If I live, i will kill you." and "If I live, i will kill you, If I die, you are forgiven"

They use the first one during live performances the Killadelphia DVD being based on live performances has those lyrics obviously. But on the Ashes of the Wake album they use the second one. The reason for this is the audience would much rather yell out "I will kill you" and not "You are forgiven" during a live performance. Makes sense if you think about it xD



omerta | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/14/08

the first quote is wrong it is " If i die, you are forgiven. If i live, I WILL KILL YOU!!" it was put on in the wrong order, listen to killadelphia album track 9. Other than that this song fuckin rocks just like lamb of god.



The Rule Of Honour | Reviewer: Leanne | 1/15/08

Amazing piece that LoG have done flawlessly. Bringing the 'Code of Silence' into the song was absolutely amazing. The Biblical references are amazing! Randy is an awesome man and I hope they continue to make songs as good as this one, with all the meaning of this.



Omerta | Reviewer: ívan | 1/12/08

this is like my favorite lyrics ever, i mean its so deep and meaningfull my fav. part is when he goes like "your laughing finger will never pint again" thats pretty brutal...



To the anonymous dude. | Reviewer: ErebusKnight | 1/9/08

Ok someone said this song has "excellent technicality". HAHAHAHAHA! This is a sick song but it isn't technical at all. Maybe there's a few artificial harmonics and triplets. But they're all done slow so you can't miss them. There's not even a solo. I'd even go as far as to say AC/DC's more technical. But anyway it's a great song and I love it. I think it's just made to sound brutal ...like the omerta. It's just not technical.



OMERTAAA | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/9/08

One of the best bands to see live. Puts his all into every live performance I've seen anyways.. i.e. crawling around on his knees just feeling the music and letting it out. Truly fucking amazing experience, and in todays world, it's not the cd's you sell that proves success, it's your live performances, and they take that to a great level.




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