The lesser lights of heaven are burning towards a dream
The eyes of mothers bleeding
Cast their children to the sea

The lesser lights of heaven are screaming in our mind
Listen to the chorus
So divine and unkind

The lesser lights of heaven are burning for their Son
Praying for the presence
That birthed them into one

The lesser lights of heaven, their bodies but a flame
A sky that knows no distance
A cut that feels no pain

The lesser lights of heaven are bending towards your will
Cutting through the person
Who would rather die than kill

The lesser lights of heaven cast crowns before your throne
Dissipate into nothing
We truly are alone

Can we live through this? The lesser lights of heaven



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    General CommentThe music is truly awesome in this one. As for the meaning, I'm not sure but I think that this song signifies the angels departure from us and rebuking therein. Apparently, in that we have (according to the story of the album) turned totally from God, even the angels now depart. As I said, I'm not sure, but what a song eh?
    keyman7on January 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the metaphor of lights as angels, but what if it they never departed? what of they are still just waiting in heaven for God to return? maybe this song is us looking to heaven and seeing the angels and us feeling regret for asking God to leave. ok now that read what i just wrote, your scenario makes more sense
    Skeezixon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the metaphor of lights as angels, but what if it they never departed? what of they are still just waiting in heaven for God to return? maybe this song is us looking to heaven and seeing the angels and us feeling regret for asking God to leave. ok now that i read what i just wrote, your scenario makes more sense
    Skeezixon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the metaphor of lights as angels, but what if it they never departed? what of they are still just waiting in heaven for God to return? maybe this song is us looking to heaven and seeing the angels and us feeling regret for asking God to leave. ok now that i read what i just wrote, your scenario makes more sense
    Skeezixon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"The lesser lights of heaven cast crowns before your throne, dissipate to nothing, we truly are alone" I see that as the angels dying along with God, throwing everything they have down before God one last time, and fading away with him. i also kind of see this as talking about humanity in a way. it's said in the Bible that we are actually at a higher status in heaven than the angels. if we rebuke God, though, i think it makes sense that the angels would then become greater than us. if this is about humanity, i think Daniel wrote it to be from the angels' perspective: God has left them and humanity has left God, so the angels are left with nothing. "The lesser lights of heaven are burning for their son" - now maybe this is a stretch, but you could relate this back to "The Rising End (The First Prophecy)", in which humanty is compared to a flame rising towards the sky. more support for that: Jesus is called the Son of Man, not the Son of Angels, so if the lesser lights of heaven are burnign for their son, that could very well be man.
    SnareRushJunkieon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentconfusing line, with the burning for your son, but i still think that the rest of the explanations are bang on.
    tailspinon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI see this as Christians left on earth. If God decided to kill himself, then noone would go to heaven. The latter songs obviously relate to peopel searching for God's return. Some of them could be belivers before God died. I do see the angel reference, but I just feel that the lesser lights are Christians left behind with no where to go.
    mineral9on February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti believe this song is far less pleasant then you guys make it sound, the lines (Listen to the chorus, so divine and unkind) suggest that angels are quite unhappy with their new kings (us since again, in the bible we are said to be higher up on the hierarchy) and will take vengeance upon us. the lines (the lesser lights of heaven cast crowns upon your throne dissapate into nothing, we truly are alone,) support this idea i think as well. lastly, the very last lines of the song (can we survive this?) suggest they have commenced their attack and humanity is royally screwed.

    the lesser lights of heaven...
    stick to your gunson January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWouldnt angels make good masters?
    I would rather have Gabriel as my leader than Bush..
    Ddaduttaon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMost of us would judging by poll ratings Ddadutta, but of course, they have been with God for eternity, why stay when your Lord is gone?
    epyon346on March 20, 2006   Link

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