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Man's becoming more corrupt now, godless, wicked, and cruel
The soulless man stood silenced, Mary's words rang so true
Chastisement worse than the flood, spread the word, it's all through
Don't kill the messenger girl
As if we haven't swam enough in this life of misery

Voice your prophecy, she'd us some light
Feel sorrow for mankind's chance to survive
Swallowed lies and swam in our own tears
A stab in the dark but it wounded our will
We won't be here tomorrow, hold on to me for one last time

We've grown into the number six hundred sixty six
War breaks, a sign of the end, eternally expelled
Look to the sky for knowledge, the stars align tonight
Eclipse and heaven shall fall
Now I know I've seen it all in my life of misery

Voice your prophecy, she'd us some light
Feel sorrow for mankind's chance to survive
Swallowed lies and swam in our own tears
A stab in the dark but it wounded our will
Dust the apple off, savor each bite
And deep inside you know Adam was right
Lust and power, indulgence, no fear
Left with his sins, how does this end?
We won't be here tomorrow, hold on to me for one last time

As the prophets she'd the light on what's to come the crowds did gather
Your time is precious, they explained, no time to worry, messiah's coming
Don't go to sleep tonight, darling, hold me in your arms
These will be our final days and I can't let go

Walls are falling, churches burning, women ravaged, children crying
Flesh is tearing, some still fighting
In this world of misery

Voice your prophecy, she'd us some light
Feel sorrow for mankind's chance to survive
Swallowed lies and swam in our own tears
A stab in the dark but it wounded our will
Dust the apple off, savor each bite
And deep inside you know Adam was right
Lust and power, indulgence, no fear
Left with his sins, how does this end?
We won't be here tomorrow, hold on to me for one last time



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    UnregisteredDec 12, 2011 at 6:17 pm
    The wicked end is a perfect title to summarize what this song is about. The theme here is that mankind's wickedness will lead to our end. In essence, evil does not die and eventually it will kill good and we will destroy ourselves. The song starts out with "man's becoming more corrupt now, godless, wicked, and cruel" which basically means people have thrown out all sense of morals. The reference to the flood says that we deserve worse punishment than humanity received in the biblical story of noah and the ark, where all mankind rebels against god except for noah's family and so god sends the flood to destroy all mankind except for noah's family. This would mean we all deserve to die. The mention of prophecies is a reference to everyone throughout the ages who has said that we will destroy ourselves. In the bible, adam is the first human being and also the first sinner. According to the bible, everyone has sinned. This reference basically means that humanity has always been evil. The bridge gives you the message to not waste your time because you never know when the end will come.

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