"The King Will Come" as written by Andrew Powell, David Turner, Martin Turner and Steve Upton....
In the fire, the king will come.
Thunder rolls, piper and drum.
Evil sons, overrun,
Count their sins judgment comes.

The checkerboard of nights and days
Man will die, man be saved.
The sky will fall, the earth will pray,
When judgment comes to claim its day.

See the word of the prophet
On a stone in his hand.
Poison pen revelation,
Or just a sign in the sand?

The checkerboard of nights and days
Man will die, man be saved.
The sky will fall, the earth will pray,
When judgment comes to claim its day.

See the word of the prophet
On a stone in his hand.
Poison pen revelation,
Or just a sign in the sand?


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"The King Will Come" as written by David Turner Andrew Powell

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    General CommentInspired by the Book of Revelation, not unusual as a prog theme. Don't think there's any particular message other than the prophecy that the world will end and following judgement, some will be saved.

    Genesis' Supper's Ready also being based on the same theme.
    McWulfon June 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWas always a Wishbone Ash but for some reason didn't know this song. Saw them for the 2nd time in a small club in Chicago in maybe 1982 and this song was so powerful i was beeging for someone to tell me it's title 2 minutes in to it.

    How refreshing to see a recording (from what i would term sort of a heavy sounding band) that is based on Scripture. Particularly one who makes no claim to be anything other than secular.

    Laurie Wisefield could jam ALL night--their twin lead sound was second to none!
    cubfever7on September 16, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI once read the boys were stocked away on some farm when they came up with the lyrics and songs on Argus.
    Maybe someone began witnessing to them about the Bible or one of them (Martin, Ted, Andy or Steve) sat outside at night and stared up at a full sky of stars and began wondering about their existence and previous Bible thoughts.
    Anyway, only they know for sure.
    It sure sounds like, though, that the second coming of the king (Jesus Christ) was on their mind, and a basic understanding of Armageddeon was in the thinking processes.
    There is some doubt, though, about the prophecy being real (poison pen) or just conjecture (sign in the sand) to be wiped away by the waves of time,
    so, are we simply bacteria on this small rock 93 million miles from an insignificant star in a routine galaxy, or are we the product or our Creator who has provided everything for us to live and have a bright future (paradise on earth)
    I prefer to believe in and have faith in the later.

    Otherwide, our existence in moot.

    JW.ORG
    ctjbushon January 06, 2017   Link

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