Mercy, Severity

Album: The End Of All Things To Come (2002)


  • This song is about creation, but definitely not about the creation of something good. It's also talking about the creation of souls and discusses the "Casts," or how souls are molded. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike R - Methuen, MA

Comments: 3

  • Andrew from Colton, CaThe song to me soungs like its about aliens trying to rescue us before we all kill eachother "weve come here, from so far away I can save you, if you leave it all behind"
    Either aliens or angels, thats why he talks about the creation of Earth "Pour firmament between the waters, seperate the space" is also in the Bible somewhere.....
  • Devon from Spokane, WaI love how heavy it is and then its all soft and then it gets back to the heavy part and it just transistions so good.
  • Kayley from LondonI love the lyrics to this and I equally love the way the song starts heavy, then you get the quiet guitar bit before the song really kicks in. It kinda lulls you into a false sense of security.
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