On the fields you restore your beliefs
Like an old man in church on a Sunday
Crawl the dirt on your elbows and knees
Any minute you know you could die

So come save us turn water to wine
Give me words of unfathomable wisdom
As I'm crossing the enemy's line
Where the wounded and dead show the way

Tell me when the night is gone
Like washed away
Make a wish
Beneath the mourning star

How can there be a reason for war
For the life of a human that suffers
I remember I heard it before
Tell me all when a new day begins

Tell me when the night is gone
Like washed away
Make a wish
Beneath the mourning star
When the victory is won
The old cliché
Underneath the same old mourning star


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    General CommentWow no comments for this song? what the hell is wrong with you people? this song is one of the best of the album!
    I think the song is about the uncertainity of life
    Dreams of Fateon February 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm fairly sure it's written from a soldier's point of view; many of the lines are about the horrors of war, or the desperation they inspire (cf. the old aphorism "there are no atheists in foxholes".)
    neoflameon June 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"So come save us turn water to wine"
    --nice biblical reference. :)
    ilisaxdreamson April 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdefinatley about a soldier of some kind. the idea of the soldiers fighting beign a prayer makes me think its not modern soldiers but thats up to interpretation.

    otherwise i agree with neo
    Prezoon August 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think its about life in general and Jesus obviously. How we ask (mourn) and pray to God for help and guidance under the star (when Jesus was born).

    Of course Im just pointing out the obvious biblical references, I do agree with the soldier theory as well.

    Overall, a kickass song, I love the melody of it.
    UrberNeon November 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI also think that this song is about war, and i find it interesting that if you remove one letter from the title (the first "u"), you have something pronounced the same way, but instead of the result of death, mourning, you have a brutal medieval weapon, the Morning Star
    hittman627on March 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIndeed, wars, but I would think about religion wars more than everything else. "How can there be a reason for war / For the life of a human that suffers" ? Isn't that a reference to the Christ ? Further referenced with "You gave the world all this pain." Jesus - a messiah of peace, who brought so many wars... And Mourning Star is a play on words : Morning Star is both the name of a weapon and a nickname for Lucifer - hence the religious part. The soldier who sings those lyrics is a nonbeliever - but in the heat of the battle, the fear of death makes him want to find salvation - so he clings to religion.
    Xeliason August 06, 2010   Link

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