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We're a ship without a storm
The cold without the warm
Light inside the darkness that it needs, yeah

We're a laugh without a tear
The hope without the fear
We are coming - home

We're off to the witch
We may never never never come home
But the magic that we'll feel
Is worth a lifetime

We're all born upon the cross
The throw before the toss
You can release yourself
But the only way is down

We don't come alone
We are fire we are stone
We're the hand that writes
Then quickly moves away

Chorus:
We'll know for the first time
If we're evil or divine
We're the last in line
We're the last in line

Two eyes from the east
It's the angel or the beast
And the answer lies between
The good and bad

We search for the truth
We could die upon the tooth
But the thrill of just the chase
Is worth the pain

Repeat chorus

We're off to the witch
We may never never never come home
But the magic that we'll feel
Is worth a lifetime

We're all born upon the cross
The throw before the toss
You can release yourself
But the only way you go is down

Repeat chorus



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    UnregisteredJul 31, 2012 at 5:58 am
    It's about gentiles, more exactly about christians. Jews are, according to the new testament, the first in line. The "greek", that is, the gentiles are the last in line.

    This means that if there is a waiting list for entering into heaven, jews are meant to enter first, and "greeks" (gentiles) are meant to enter last.
    The opposite case is also applicable, if there is a waiting list for entering into hell, jews are meant to enter first, and "greeks" (gentiles) last.

    That is what rjd is referring to when he sang:

    "if we're evil or divine, we're the last in line".

    As it can be guessed from that part of the lyrics, rjd was a gentile. A quick check on his biography would reveal that he was raised catholic, therefore he might have been familiar with that notion from the christian bible.

    The song deals with history, more precisely, the history of the gentiles, and their pagan religious origins; "we're off to the witch".

    It also deals with their wars, and their efforts to build civilizations; "we are fire (war, we destroy), we are stone (we build civilizations)".

    It finally deals with the expectations and prophecies that gentiles have for the future, some are optimistic, and others aren't. "and the answer lies between the good and bad".

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