"In The Valley Of The Dying Son" as written by Aaron James Babcock, Collin Rigsby, Jared Keith Rigsby and Timothy Ryan Skipper....
In the valley of the dying sun
I walk a crooked path alone
I came across the shadow of a man
With an angel's breath

'O boy' he said to me
'I see your future'
'Though you long for peace
The sword is your father

I'm thinking of you
I'm thinking of you when I kill a good man
To keep myself from being killed by him
I'm thinking of you
I'm thinking of you when I hold my girl
And wonder if she'll ever love again
I'm thinking of you
Wash the blood off my hands

Bathed in the powder of a thousand guns
I am the king of sorrows
Watered by the tears of the innocent ones
The river grows
It moves
It swells

'Son' It calls to me
'Your days are numbered
Sow the seeds you will
But I am the reaper'

'I'm thinking of you
I'm thinking of you when you kill a good man
To keep yourself from being killed by him
I'm thinking of you
I'm thinking of you when you hold your girl
And wonder if she'll ever love again
I'm thinking of you
Wash the blood off your hands'

I howled at the moon like a wolf in the night
You want to finish it
We're gonna finish it right

And then I felt it with a chill up my spine
There are no words to use that truly describe
The glory of the angel or the terror in me
Tonight will be my ending or tonight my new beginning

All through the night
I wrestled the angel
To undo the curse
That's burdened me all of my life

And for the first time I could see
That God was not my enemy

"I'm thinking of you"

Like pieces of the sun
Our light burns on and on and on
Like stars in the night sky we shine
I'm living to shine on


Lyrics submitted by james_fetner

"In the Valley of the Dying Sun" as written by Collin Rigsby Aaron James Babcock

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentThis song is absolutely epic
    james_fetneron April 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAgreed. This song is epic.
    scarlessmeanieon May 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely!!
    "All through the night I wrestled the angel..." really makes me think that this song is about Jacob.
    narniagirl4JCon June 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTotally epic. And definitely an amazing song.
    KingoftheEyesores09on August 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentomg. i didn't realize it until i downloaded the full song (instead of listening to the 30 second clip on itunes), but this song is so f'ing epic. wow...i'll be puttin this on repeat for the next week.

    man...it's the greatest feeling when you come across a song like this. last one that did this for me was poker face by lady gaga (still on repeat, btw).

    epic epic EPIC! download NOW!
    ShikamaruXXXon November 10, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionBest song on quite possibly the best album I've ever heard.
    It's amazing they can tell this story in four in a half minutes...
    zirothon February 22, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"I'm thinking of you when I kill a good man
    To keep myself from being killed by him"

    This makes me think of war, like he doesn't want to kill but he has to and how war ruins lives.
    swimmfreak109on March 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYes, this song IS the sole BEST SONG like, ever.
    Question.
    Who the heck is this song written in the perspective of? Jacob?
    (idk if that question made any sense. REPLY!)
    moriah226on May 14, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionEpic stuff. Love it.
    therealdrag0on January 04, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is comparing today with the biblical account of jacob fighting with the angel.


    In the valley of the dying sun
    I walk a crooked path alone
    I came across the shadow of a man
    With an angel's breath

    'O boy' he said to me
    'I see your future'
    'Though you long for peace
    The sword is your father


    (i think the first 2 stanzas are about a "story" an outside person is thinking about)



    I'm thinking of you
    I'm thinking of you when I kill a good man
    To keep myself from being killed by him
    I'm thinking of you
    I'm thinking of you when I hold my girl
    And wonder if she'll ever love again
    I'm thinking of you
    Wash the blood off my hands


    (the other man thinking about all this solider and all the crap he has to go through)



    Bathed in the powder of a thousand guns
    I am the king of sorrows
    Watered by the tears of the innocent ones
    The river grows
    It moves
    It swells

    'Son' It calls to me
    'Your days are numbered
    Sow the seeds you will
    But I am the reaper'



    (a metaphor about how the solider is haunted about what he did and feels like it's his turn because he has killed other people and "has it coming")


    'I'm thinking of you
    I'm thinking of you when you kill a good man
    To keep yourself from being killed by him
    I'm thinking of you
    I'm thinking of you when you hold your girl
    And wonder if she'll ever love again
    I'm thinking of you
    Wash the blood off your hands'

    (^^)


    (This next part of the song is talking about Jacob and the comparison between the two stories, Jacob faught with an angel for what he wanted and so is the man in this story)



    I howled at the moon like a wolf in the night
    You want to finish it
    We're gonna finish it right

    And then I felt it with a chill up my spine
    There are no words to use that truly describe
    The glory of the angel or the terror in me
    Tonight will be my ending or tonight my new beginning

    All through the night
    I wrestled the angel
    To undo the curse
    That's burdened me all of my life

    And for the first time I could see
    That God was not my enemy

    "I'm thinking of you"

    Like pieces of the sun
    Our light burns on and on and on
    Like stars in the night sky we shine
    I'm living to shine on




    The video to this song is awesome too!!!
    Cassay280on October 06, 2009   Link

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