"Ashes" as written by and Jesse Michael Landry Blake Robert Bunzel....
As your eyes start to bleed
You realize it's too late
And as your sky starts to fall
You realize you're standing alone

The time has come for this to bleed
The opening of what you've always known is growing near

All you've feared here, looks you in the eyes
We all fall down, skies are falling tonight
As you run and hide
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

The wrath of your hate has returned
The plague is reaping back
Three-fold of what you've already sown

All you've feared here, looks you in the eyes
We all fall down, skies are falling tonight
As you run and hide
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

It is said, hail and fire mixed with blood
Will be thrown down upon the earth
Darkness fills a third of the lands
And the angels cry woe

A star from heaven is thrown from the sky
Destroying a third of our seas
Not only these things but more will come
It is our fate, it is the end, apocalypse

We die here tonight
You die here tonight
We all die here tonight

Skies are falling tonight
As you run and hide
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Ashes to ashes, we all fall down



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"Ashes" as written by Jesse Michael Landry Blake Robert Bunzel

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    General CommentDamn this is one of my favorite songs off the album. I kinda think it's about the end of the world. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's what I get
    killswitch916on June 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOf course its about the end of the world. I believe most of it is Biblically based. There are numerous references to the seven seals talked about in Revelation 8.

    Rev. 8:7 "The first sounded, and there came hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth"

    Rev. 8:10 "The third angel sounded, and a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch"

    Rev. 8:12 "The fourth angel sounded, and a third of the sun and a third of the moon and a third of the stars were struck, so that a third of them would be darkened and the day would not shine for a third of it, and the night in the same way. "

    Rev. 8:13 "And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth..."

    I love this song, Maria does such a good job showing her emotion in this song. I get the chills when she says "It is our fate, it is the end" and then screams "apocalypse"... Beautiful song
    FlyleafLoveron September 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentashes to ashes, we all fall down

    love that line !
    PorcelainTramp666on June 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNever really thought about the meaning of this song until now. Maria is brilliant.
    emptywhisperon April 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentObviously it is about the end of the world. I think the song has deeper layers of meaning though e.g. the lines "we all fall down" is like saying, "look what kind of a world we've made so don't blame it on anyone in particular - we've all caused this to happen and now this is the consequence of what we've done."

    Amazing song! I think the word 'epic' applies to this song.
    AThingForAstronautson March 04, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionI believe this is about nuclear warfare. The moment humans regret their decision to destroy themselves but it's already too late
    Ashleyon March 25, 2014   Link
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    General Commentashes to ashes, we all fall down

    love that line !
    PorcelainTramp666on June 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhen she screams "it is our fate, it is the end apocalypse"

    =]
    mysteryxsk8ron July 06, 2008   Link

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