Hourglass

Album: Ashes of the Wake (2004)
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  • Privileged, a chosen few
    Blessed with our time in hell
    Witness a divine vision, the day we all fell still
    Rapture of the dying age
    A shattered hourglass
    Wrath of the warring gods and so this too shall pass

    It's only getting worse
    Not worth a moment's regret
    Each dawn another curse, every breath a twisting blade
    What will be left behind in the ashes of the wake?

    An ill wind blows this way
    The edge of the envelope burns
    Forbearance and my vengeance
    Payment for you intent
    Fear and death in the wings
    In thrall of those fallen from grace
    Petty is as petty does
    Witness the mass disgrace

    Fear and death in the wings
    In thrall of those fallen from grace
    Petty is as petty does
    Witness the mass disgrace

    God forbid you read the signs, watch for meanings between the lines
    Gehenna has now arrived, no hindsight for the blind
    Your trust has been misplaced, believed the lies told to your face
    Became another casualty and now it's too late

    You finally made it home
    Draped in the flag that you fell for

    And so it goes
    It's ashes of the wake

    It's only getting worse
    It's only getting worse
    It's only getting worse
    It's only getting worse
    It's only getting worse Writer/s: CHRIS ADLER, DAVID RANDALL BLYTHE, JOHN CAMPBELL, MARK MORTON, WILL ADLER
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
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Comments: 3

  • Andrew from Colton, CaMy favorite song off the album! I love the line "You finally made it home, draped in the flag that you fell for" Its speaking of the American flags they drape over the coffins of fallen soldiers.
  • Nick from Beuamont, TxThis song is about the city of Gehenna. Gehenna is cited in the New Testament and in early Christian writing to represent the final place where the wicked will be punished or destroyed after resurrection.
  • Ryan from Anonymous, OnThe song meaning is simple; We've got one world, and we're screwing it up.
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