"The Wicked End" as written by and Matthew Charles/sullivan Sanders....
Man's coming more corrupt now, godless, wicked, and cruel
The soulless man stood silenced, Mary's "word" rang so true
Chastisement worse than the flood, spread the word, its all through
Don't kill the messenger girl
As if we haven't swam enough tin this life of misery

Voice your prophecy, shed us some light
Fell sorrow for mankind's chance to survive
Swallowed lies and swam in your own tears
A stab in the dark and it wounded our will
We won't be here tomorrow, hold on to me for one last time

We've grown into numbers six hundred sixty six
War breaks, a sign of the end, eternally expelled
Look to the sky for knowledge, the stars align tonight
Eclipse and heaven shall fall
Now I know I've seen it all in my life of misery

Dust the apple off, savor each bite
And deep inside you know Adam was right
Lust and power, indulgence, no fear
Left with is sins, how does this end?
We won't be here tomorrow, hold on to me for one last time

As the prophets shed the light on what's to come the crowds did gather
Your time is precious, they explained, no time to worry, messiah's coming
Don't go to sleep tonight, darling, hold me in your arms
These will be our final days and I can't let go

Walls are falling, churches burning, women ravaged, children crying
Flesh is tearing, some still fighting
In this world of misery

Voice your prophecy, shed us some light
Fell sorrow for mankind's chance to survive
Swallowed lies and swam in your own tears
A stab in the dark and it wounded our will
We won't be here tomorrow, hold on to me for one last time


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"The Wicked End" as written by Brian Haner James Owen Sullivan

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  • +2
    Song MeaningDoes anybody find it cool how he "[looked] to the sky for knowledge" then the stars alligned, and created an eclipse (which creates darkness)?
    AntiEarthon May 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell by far this is my most favorite song on C.O.E i mean the guitar solo is....unexplainable but yeah this song is either talking about the destruction of earth by the flood or the return of "christ" on the day of return but id go with the destrction by flood even tho im not into christianity
    Avenged_Deathon August 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBest song on the whole Album its definately a song I will be covering...my guitarists have mastered most of their solo's this one being one of the hardest...the vocals are good cause Shadows is the man! and Sinister Gates is amazing on the bass...
    SomeKindOfShadowon January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGREAT song, I am a Christian (laugh it up, guys), but im still amazed by the music, and even the message.
    It's about the apocalypse and second coming of Christ through the eyes of someone who carries the mark of the beast, so he knows he's going to hell. Sad. Amazing.
    drummerdude0413on November 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit is talking about the end of the world and return of Jesus through some guy's perspective
    A7X Synysteron October 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazingly beautiful and sad. i love it.
    acey_loves_mcron December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis whole song is one Biblical reference talking about the end of the world(Book of Revelation) and original sin and baptism. "dust the apple off and savor each bite, deep inside you know adam was righ...Left with his sins, how does this end?" A clening of the sin in our world.
    KillTheImmortalon December 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBy far my favourite from COE.

    The beginning is just, overwhelming. End of the world, biblical. The line "deep inside you know adam was right" is amazing, the whole song is amazing!
    munty_runton December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis has got to be one of my favorites if not my favorite from COE. This song is just so musical and I love the guitar in this song. I think it's safe to say that this song is about the end of the world and the return of Christ.
    music=love=lifeon December 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyup yup, i agree with the whole end of the world deal. i think the whole adam reference might be condeming humans too. kinda like "adam was the original sin and look what happened to him. he's no here today just like you wont be here tomorrow
    rootofallevilon January 02, 2006   Link

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