The King Will Come

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  • Wishbone Ash bass player Martin Turner researched this song by studying The Bible. It's about the Christian idea that when the world ends, those who believe will be saved. >>
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    Alexander - London, England
  • In our interview with Wishbone Ash guitarist/vocalist Andy Powell, he explained: "People really relate to that song. I can't say that we are a particularly Christian band, as such, but there is this feeling about this song, that it's a sentiment, it's a universal sentiment. It's fairly heavy for that period that it came from. And everybody just loves the intro to it, it just puts everyone in the mood."

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  • Bill from Liverpool, --The chequerboard of nights and days is a steal from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam, which goes....

    'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
    Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
    Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
    And one by one back in the Closet lays.

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