"The New Order" as written by Alexander Nathan Skolnick and Eric Stanley Peterson....
Takers of humanity, elders paranoid
The time is now
Give up this world you once destroyed
Society versus the underground
Their battles fought and lost
The time has come
To rule the world at any cost

For the past it's too late
Cause the world can't control fate
Shadows cast loud and clear
Tell the world the new order's here

Cities turn to battlefields
A deadly spell is cast
Corpses falling one by one
Until the last
The preacher speaks of prophecy
So many years before
No one escapes their punishment
The gods of war

For the past it's too late
Cause the world can't control fate
Shadows cast loud and clear
Tell the world the new order's here

[Guitar Solo]

Death is like an empty space
Fell no thoughts of fear
The future cries
As mother nature sheds a tear
The world becomes a prisoner
A victim of its crime
The human race is now a race
Against time

For the past it's too late
Cause the world can't control fate
Shadows cast loud and clear
Tell the world the new order's here


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"The New Order" as written by Eric Stanley Peterson Alexander Nathan Skolnick

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    General CommentI have no idea what you other 2 guys are talking about.

    The song is obviously about the NWO New World Order, hence the song title the New Order.

    read the part where it says "society versus the underground their battles fough and lost"
    Thats the NWO prophecy for you, the Global/weathly elite takes over and those that are left fight and have an uprising.
    also the part where they say "rule the world at any cost" is also a give away...
    another song with similar subject matter is Muse-uprising, although it is not as dark.

    favourite Testament song by far.
    skywalker242on June 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWow! I am absolutely amazed at how little people understand the Bible, and by extension, these lyrics... Testament was essentially a Christian Band... Although not recognized as such, the band name says it all. The New Order is basically a paraphrased version of the Book of Revelation.
    Monsoon1on May 20, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwho is the preacher?
    - i think this qu is key to quite a few testament songs
    i have done no reasearch but my ideas are that he may be of the apocrypha or pseudocrypha- the books that claim to be part of the bible but say crazy stuff like 'a woman doinggood i far worse than a man doing bad'- sirach, as well as contradicting the real books, missing out the name of god(jehovah)

    or is he the irish "prophet" malichi?
    the painkilleron March 14, 2006   Link

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