Embrace reaction
We ain't God
But here he comes

Destiny is real and she comes with a smile
Passing by your grave
Reach the plague
Black plague

In this city that never speaks and wakes up swinging
We will paint the rivers red, it's fate
Because they sing the same songs, and they just keep singing
But up above every storm is the day
(shake hands with fate, and with fate shake hands)

(enter Sacred Harp Singers)

How happy is every child of grace
Who feels his sins forgiven
This world, he cries, is not my place
I seek a place in heaven

A country far from mortal sight
Yet, oh, by faith, I see
The land of rest, the saint's delight
A heaven prepared for me

Oh, what a blessed hope is ours
While here on earth we stay
We more than taste the heavenly powers
And antedate that day

We feel the resurrection near
Our life in Christ concealed
And with his glorious presence here
Our earthen vessels filled


Lyrics submitted by Gunwhale, edited by makmegs

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  • +2
    General Commenti think this is the most talented band EVER!!! they take things on the guitar that sound like crap and make them sound so beautiful

    he mostly talks about his faith and God but this song is hard to figure out
    i love that about them^^^ i love bands that arent afraid to talk about God and stay true to what they believe in so kudos to The Chariot
    also wanted to add that they are like amazingly brutal!!
    emilyrose852on November 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat's great people but what does the song mean?
    Paradisoon February 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think they are talking about sin and the world we live in present day. When they say,
    "Embrace reaction
    We ain't God
    But here he comes" I think they are talking about the free will God gave all man in our creation. The will to make wrong and right decision (to live by God's word or to be a sinner). We as humans are not perfect and God made us that way.

    Destiny is real and she comes with a smile
    Passing by your grave
    Reach the plague
    Black plague

    I believe this references the reality of temptation put in front of every man each day in our lives. Temptation comes with a smile. The devil conceals sin in the most pleasant looking ways and the world we live in now is seeing more sin and moral decay than any we have seen before....it is a "plague"

    Then the rest of the song goes on to talk about how heaven will open its gates for the believers and those who kept the faith. For those who truly call the Lord their God, they shall not fear death nor will they feel the pain of mortality when judegment comes.The last 4 lines i believe, again, go back to how our generation is seeing horrible moral decay and obvious play out of things desribed in revelation...which means the day of judgement is near...but true believers welcome this day.
    surferoffolly7on May 10, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGUE
    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
    snoopyhasadeathwishon April 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere he screams Plague. oh my gosh. seriously the best thing ever!!!!!!
    CoreTaKneeon April 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great the GRRR in the song when the singer just goes off is awesome and something that all metal singers should do
    nscovellon April 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me a lot of Norma Jean's cd Bless The Martyr Kiss the Child, which was the last cd Josh Scogin, frontman of The Chariot, made with NJ. This song really sounds a lot like BTMKTC. I love it. I love that cd, and this cd is definately a great one.
    HerHeartCrieson May 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song the sacred harp singers sing is a hymn by Charles Wesley (How happy is every child of grace)
    mountainman_chuckon October 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA haunting song with a great message. The growl is disturbing. It's almost like they chose to create a soun description of what the Bible calls, "gnashing of teeth".
    SalvationLiesWithinon November 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnybody with half a brain can tell what the song means Paradiso.

    Anybody else find it odd how this song starts out like a Norma Jean song?
    Coincidence...?
    True, it's not exactly the same but if you listen to a Small Spark vs a Great Forest, it sounds like the intro could be a sped up version when it comes to this song.

    Just a thought.
    xscenexcorexon June 11, 2008   Link

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