"Tunguska" as written by Paul Burnette, John Henry, Kristopher Norris, Ryan Parrish and Michael Schleibaum....
On the threshold of life as we know
in a chasm cascading to the core
where nothing seems real anymore
in between the obtuse and obscene

so let the rains come down and explore
the possibility that it all ended that day,
and like all you dark clouds you skeptics
denying your true nature took away

past the concrete and the steel
flowing down to the valley below drawn out for 99 years
splitting the seas this terrestrial being

so let the rains come down and explore
the possibility that it all ended that day,
and like all you dark clouds you skeptics
denying your true nature took away

dormant beneath us what was will be
dwelling within us what is will be no more
and maybe it's not all what we built it up to be
sustaining scientific prophecy


Lyrics submitted by Dominick

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    General CommentThis song is truly awesome. Darkest Hour haven't certainly lost their power with the last album Deliver Us, they're still at their very best. This band is absolutely great and John Henry's lyrics are brilliant.

    I was wondering if these lyrics could really be about the Tunguska events in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century, the world's biggest explosion caused by a meteorite. "So let the rains come down and explore the possibility that it all ended that day" - I think these lines might refer to it as well as "dormant beneath us what was will be, dwelling within us what is will be no more" says that this type of event is gonna happen again despite the "sustaining scientific prophecy". The first four lines of the song describe the horror that the explosion caused.
    Silluon November 25, 2007   Link
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    Lyric Correction"denying your true nature took away"
    should be
    "denying your true nature LOOK away"
    digitalguy11on March 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWell I definately think its about the explosion in that remote Russian forest in 1908, but I think John might be challenging the conventional explanations for the event, namely the meteor. I mean a crator was never found... Or maybe he's using our helplessness in explains the event to illustrate our helplessness in explaining our origins or our ultimate destiny..
    bennythekidon October 12, 2015   Link

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