As they gather at the funeral wake
to speak of good times gone by
The deceased soul learns some more
Revealed reality, the flames of unrest

"Maybe he's in his next life"
Sobs ma as the tears roll
Unknowing the eternal destination
as he awaits the judgement throne

"He's at rest now"
The hired celebrant proclaims
He tickles all the ears
while sin is exposed by the Heavenly Host

“We come together to mourn a relative,
and to honor a departed friend.
To dispose reverently of the mortal body,
and to show sympathy with the bereaved.”

Silence falls over the crowd
as the casket lowers into the ground
While kneeling in the Heavenlies
Confessing the forsaken Lord of his life

"How can God allow this?"
cries sister in lament
But God had other plans
and revealed what this has meant

You gather what you cast into this straying earth life
While man has his will, the Son paid the price

“You turn the flesh back into dust,
saying ‘Return to dust, you sons of Adam.’
Lord, teach us so to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts to wisdom
in order that we avoid the aftermath of separation.
Returning to the original purpose of creation.”

So back on earth, men make their claims
playing "Where do they go?" games
While up in Heaven, the Creator cries
as people listen to each other's lies


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by Octavarium64

Death Requiem song meanings
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