When the lights go down you feel it come alive
Driven by the dread of love that never passes by
When the night unfolds a veil across the day
Waiting for the flood to come to wash the stains away

Look at the clouded sky
Poisoned rain, angels cry
Cracks show in the seal

Tonight a thousand angels fall
Heaven's up against the wall
Changes holding sway
We can make you anyone
By the morning we'll be gone
The ministry of saints

You're afraid to disappear beneath the waves
Bread and circus, bread and wine
They rain on your parade
Round and round and round
You're spinning like a wheel
Crying for redemption you break the seventh seal

We're cleansing your soul from sin
Plead for you, angels sing
We're taking pride of place

Tonight a thousand angels fall
Heaven's up against the wall
And change is holding sway
We can make you anyone
By the morning we'll be gone
The ministry of saints

Tonight a thousand angels fall
Heaven's up against the wall
And change is holding sway
We can make you anyone
By the morning we'll be gone
The ministry of saints


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    My InterpretationI think that this song could be about angels falling from the grace of God and eventually becoming demons, who grant you some wished, but "by the morning" they'll "be gone".
    Still confuses me though...
    Edboyon November 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen the lights go down you feel it come alive
    Driven by the dread of love that never passes by
    When the night unfolds a veil across the day
    Waiting for the flood to come to wash the stains away

    The only important line here is the fourth. The stains are irreligion or corruption. Yahweh made the flood to cleanse corruption, and will do so again when the corruption is complete.

    Look at the clouded sky
    Poisoned rain, angels cry
    Cracks show in the seal

    Angels cry poison rain because they are corrupted. Rain used to be seen as Angel's tears, so poison rain would be corrupted angels tears (as poinson rain is corrupted rain in a sense)


    Tonight a thousand angels fall
    Heaven's up against the wall
    Changes holding sway
    We can make you anyone
    By the morning we'll be gone
    The ministry of saints

    "By the morning we'll be gone" means that since "Heaven's up against the Wall" the Ministry of Saints will be gone by the morning. They represent the uncorrupted portion of the religious.

    And I can't find any more meaning in the rest.
    bythemarkon June 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think that this song means to free yourself from religion telling you what to do or don't
    so heaven's up against the wall, changes hold sway, the angels are the "bad guys", and the ministry of saints travel from place to place convincing people not to be slaves of religion (hence we can make you anyone)
    OR
    there are the bad angels, poisoned rain and stuff, so the ministry of saints will judge the angels and punish the bad ones when the seventh seal is broken(the judgement day) and that's also the flood
    i dunno, complicated song
    dasragonon March 23, 2011   Link

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