We had a chat about the lyrics. I want to write this as if I write to Leonard personally, directly.
To me your new song makes the following sense:
You are talking, as if you had understood that Christ has never manifested yet and you are now addressing him, the great promise-maker and non-deliverer as the Antichrist, who he is and has ever been.
Antichrist and Christ are mutually exclusive. They will not co-exist. As long as one is manifest the other is not. They are like the un-transformed and the transformed state of consciousness. We never yet had Christ. We only ever had Antichrist. The moment Christ appears, Christ manifests. Christ is like the slowly building dream, an undercurrent in consciousness, yet anyone, who participates in building this dream has experienced the certainty that it will gain dominance, since even the immature seed already bears the signature of sustainability, of "eternal" life, of peace etc. Antichrist plays out and uses all the shining, alluring and seductive attributes of Christ from the level of selfish pursuit. In other words, hell was created before heaven. The lotus grows from the mud.
Jesus Anti/Christ is a real person, not a theory. The Antichrist is set in the spiral into the the quest for power as a goal unto itself and We, the people, the lovers, who wait in vain, better kill the flame ourselves for the Antichrists hunger for darkness is obviously insatiable. Actually for me this is the deepest and most poignant part of the entire song. We refuse to live with Antichrist and this is the only thing that will get us out of his stranglehold. We prefer to die. We extinguish the flame ourselves, and leave him alone in the darkness, instead of continuously and in vain giving him the candles of hope, faith, love, patience and endurance. - But Leonard, it still sounds like you haven't quite let go of the fantasy yet.
The lure of "The Lord" with the magnified stuff, being ready an' all!!! This sounds like the Antichrist live on stage in your own head. hehe.
Now we get to the murky bits. I hear you complaining about having to take responsibility for life and death. You all, well surely, fantasized about being One with Christ, but when it comes to identifying culprits and removing obnoxious and poisonous stuff from the body of humankind, you start to complain about "prisoners" and being surprised that you may need to "kill" and "maim" - if interpreted spiritually. -
If interpreted on the political level, it is even lamer, trying to pin your own duty to develop consciousness and conscience once again on "Him", as if there could be a doubt that murder and physical harm would never be the path of Christ and always signify the presence of the Antichrist. In my perception this is dork-material. Really. But that is also typical for the Antichrist. He is not "all evil and grandiose". On one level he is simply a dork.
The story of Jesus, the brother, the man, the God, the reality of the Antichrist and the potential for Christ are very, very real. Jesus really lived and had many incarnations since. He, as well as the rest of the "sacred family" have been in the limelight of the all-seeing eye forever. The wheel of Hezekiel is the secret, "advanced", timeless technology that strings it all together. It is the embarrassing reality of the Antichrist that has so far been the greatest obstacle to getting Judgement Day underway, for no-one fears and dreads it more than the Man Himself.
I am still not totally convinced that he will flunk it. After all he is a man. And that is a hell of a lot better than this divine illusion he has been indulging in.