Planet Hell


  • In this apocalyptic song, the lyric, "Save yourself a penny for the ferryman" refers to the ferryman that takes you across the Styx river to Hades when you die. In the line, "Mother Gaia in slaughter, welcome to paradise, soldier." Mother Gaia is the Greek goddess representing Earth. It probably refers to war destroying the planet. >>
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    Sibella - Pretoria, South Africa

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  • Sibella from Pretoria, South AfricaI love it that they use so many metaphors from Greek myths, it's so interisting.
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