"Psalm Of The City Of The Dead" as written by and Russell Cogdell Daniel William Weyandt....
As we wait here for a sign
We are greeted by the end of time
These streets aren't paved with gold
You're my everything
My soul is growing cold

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"Psalm of the City of the Dead" as written by Russell Cogdell Daniel William Weyandt

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    General CommentWhat's being said here is that people who are waiting for a "modern messiah" are waiting in vain. The last three lines are pretty much saying even being pious doesn't grant just rewards (at least not in this life).

    Cool song. I like the instrumental riffs
    Morning Gloryon October 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIf you listen to or read the lyrics, skip every other line it will make more sense.

    "As we wait for a sign"
    "these streets arent paved with gold"
    "My sould is growing gold"

    Now do it with the remaing verses

    "We are greated by the end of time"
    "You're my everything"

    The first three verses show the world as we wait for God to return, and the next two verses, show after God returns.
    Pixdoggon October 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwow pix, awesome way to put it. gj. this is one of my fav songs... I like the melody of it.
    dead2selfon October 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe piano part at the end is absolutely beautiful. i disagree with pix about the very last part, though. i don't think god returns at all. i think everything just comes to a natural end because there's nothing eternal apart from god.
    Invalid Usernameon November 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentpixx - no offense, but if you put it that way it makes less sense
    Morning Gloryon November 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI side with Pixdogg
    rhin0dreadon December 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI hate to say it, but none of you guys are exactly right. I'm not trying to be arrogant, but the actual basis of this album was to write about a time when God becomes so tired of being shut out by men, He leaves, He dies, He goes to sleep forever. Essentially, God cuts Himself off from men. And here we have the final and most truthful song of them all. The hopelessness. We have people who return again to seek God but don't find Him. They seek a sign, but instead are greeted by death. And in death, they do not find the rewards that once were held when God was with them, instead they find something else. And though God is their everything, it is to late and their souls grow cold. Though God would never abandon us like this, it is a scary thing to try and comprehend. This is the basis of the whole album.
    keyman7on January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdude, keyman, yet again you are absolutely right. Are you secretly a member of the band or something? Geez man well put.
    SwiftImmortal_1on January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits as if the more they are apart from god, the tiny lamp light in their hearts, slowly flickers and dies.
    tailspinon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSadly Zao didn't play this song live when I saw them in S.F. but they did really blow it up. I agree with what everyone has stated above, this song does get you thinking. We need to keep our chins up and hearts open.
    rhin0dreadon March 16, 2005   Link

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