"Ending of an Era" as written by Vincent Heimann, Andrew Szekeres and Daniel Stricker....
the city, the hustle
the workers, the muscle
the martyrs, the monkeys
the data, the junkies
the wounded, the tortured
the fallen, the slaughtered
the highway, the wagons
the dungeons, the dragons
the ocean, the salmon
the lifeblood, the famine
the cattle, the karma
the bible, the drama
the princess, the paupers
the daughters, their stalkers
the statement, the warning
the sirens, we set 'em off

sirens
sound off the sirens
hell reigns above

the huffing, the puffing
the money for nothing
the winnings, the losses
the burning of the crosses
the passion, the hunger
the lightning, the thunder
the murder, the mirror
the ending of an era
the fortune, the market
the children, the target
the lovers, the fighters
the writers that guide us
the future, the preachers
the teachers that reach us
the statement, the warning
the sirens, we set 'em off

sirens
sound off the sirens
hell reigns above


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    General CommentWar of the worlds-like alien invasion theory: I think this is part 5 (part 1 being 'intro')

    After the invasion (Scorpius) the song explains the situation happening with all the chaos, and emphasizes how no one is spared/discriminated by the aliens.
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    sirens
    sound off the sirens
    hell reigns above
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    Sirens are either alien ship sirens or human sirens. 'Hell reins above' is pretty self explanatory.
    songmeaning1on June 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTHE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL - NOT WAR OF THE WORLDS!!!
    songmeaning1on June 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthow can it be part 5 if it is the second song on the album??
    gustabusta24on August 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust listening to this song and not knowing any background, it is obviously a song about the end of the world. The list of things they sing about are the common stuff of our day to day existence. Then come the sirens and "hell reigns above." It is a forecast for Armageddon. Whether the end is brought because of nuclear proliferation, alien invasion, or the return of Jesus Christ is not made clear. One thing is clear, that we see the end approaching because the narrator says toward the end: "the statement, the warning, the sirens, we set 'em off."
    noirlingon June 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely fits the "Dystopia" of the title.

    Great chord progression; gets me everytime!
    zephryanon June 13, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningSirens = mythological creatures....could there be a second (hidden) meaning, possibly unintentional--but still valid?
    sumwaanon September 16, 2013   Link

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