"World Ablaze" as written by Howard Jones, Justin Foley, Mike D'antonio, Adam Dutkiewitz and Joel Stroetzel....
Can you feel it?
The expectancy of our deepest desires
In one moment, in one second
Watch it all burn

You and I will stand as one
You and I will be transformed
This is the promise, this is the gift
We hold this truth

Shed the weight of the world
The burden has been lifted
Let it all fall

Set this world ablaze
We alone remain
Don't fear what awaits
We alone remain

You and I will stand as one
You and I will be transformed

Shed the weight of the world
The burden has been lifted
Let it all fall
Let it all fall

Set this world ablaze
We alone remain
Don't fear what awaits
We alone remain

Let the skies turn black, let the infection burn
This is the new beginning, embrace eternity

Let it all fall
Set this world ablaze


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"World Ablaze" as written by Justin Foley Howard Jones

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    General CommentOh yes, Killswitch's album is every bit as good as I thought it would be...

    Ok, this song (to me) is talking about using the time we have to make a difference.

    The fact is, no one knows when they will die, and we alone have the choice, we can sit on ass and do nothing, or we can make a differance to the world we live in, either way, we will die at some point.

    It seems to me that Howard has a very different view on shit, to Jesse, Jesse was a Christian, and believed that we alone can't save ourself, no matter how good we are, where as I get the impression that Howard feels we will be judged by our actions, not our faith.

    I respect this, I think its cool that Howard has written shit as he sees it and not tried to fake Jesses style, that would have shown through straight away.

    I may be wrong about the meaning, but regardless, The end of heartache Kicks untold amounts of ass...
    quiffpornon May 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthere music gives me chills. Unbelieveable. I really cant ever get enough.
    theENDofH3rtakeon June 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOMG, everything that has been on my mind has finally been put into words for me!!! I got the immediate impression from Howard that he was less subtle than Jesse David, even on Spirals with BHBS. It's impossible to compare the styles of the two without entering a wormhole of awesomeness where the mind is stretched in ways it was not meant to.
    Petre Dycheon December 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is a wedding vow. It shows the depth of committment. They will stand as one against the rest of the world. It is only them now, noone else matters.
    charismafairchildon April 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love the last riff of this song and how it breaks into embers rise. this song give u adrenalin like alot of other k,e songs. i dont think this song is a wedding vow. sorry charismafairchild. i have so much respect for these bands like this. such as lamb of god, it dies today,dimmuborgir, the black dahlia murder. all those bands write about important shit about life and death. and heres taking back sunday and 50 cent who are talking about nothing but girls they lost or how the hot girls strip or whatever, and they get rich and famous and get like 500 comments on songs about that shit. and heres killswitch talking about really deep, awsome stuff and they get like 20 comments at the most. its all fucking bullshit, seriosly. wat the fuck is the world coming 2? viva la metal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    halfpunkhalfjockon August 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song means the world will fall in the sun
    tristriamon December 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe constant same beat and riff get boring, but it has good vocals and the bridge is pretty solid too.
    The Inner Circleon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourite Killswitch Engage songs ever. It's just so fun to sing along with, if you ask me.
    BludgeonedExistenceon November 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about not getting so upse Can you feel it?
    The expectancy of our deepest desires.
    In one moment, in one second watch it all burn.

    You and i will stand as one.
    You and i will be transformed.
    This is the promise, this is the gift.
    We hold this truth.

    Shed the weight of this world.
    The burden has been lifted., let it all fall.
    Set this world ablaze, we alone remain.
    Dont fear what awaits, we alone remain.

    Let the skies turn black.
    Let the infection burn.
    This is the new beginning.
    Embrace eternity.


    I think the last verse is about the end times
    and the middle ones are about christians stickin together and not worrying so much about the world getting worse because we already know the end is inevitable
    apollloson May 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with charisma. It's about two people sharing a very deep connection, and knowing that they are there for one another, they can shoulder the burdens together.

    Shed the weight of this world.
    The burden has been lifted., let it all fall.
    Set this world ablaze, we alone remain.
    Dont fear what awaits, we alone remain.

    He's just reassuring her that they're there for one another, and they can handle it together, that they can shed the burden and let the weight off their shoulders. That even if the world burns, they will still be connected and helping one another through it.
    theGrynchon January 04, 2009   Link

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