"Descending" is about a fallen state of humanity.Heedless in our slumber
Floating nescient we free fall through this boundlessness
This madness of our own making
The song is reminiscent of Tool's song "AEnema
," critiquing modern society for being shallow, vain, and meaningless. Musically, though, "Descending" isn't as angry as "AEnema" - it's cleaner, and more restrained. Even in the parts when the song gets more aggressive, it remains restrained and feels imploring more than it does angry.Stir us from our
Mitigate our ruin
Call us all to arms and order
Who is being called upon to do this stirring and calling to arms is uncertain. It could be to some spiritual force, or to the listeners.