"Reclamation" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
Humanity's a failed experiment
Walking the path to extinction
Spinning its wheels endlessly
Grease them with oil and uranium
The earth will shake
And the waters will rise
The elements reclaim what was taken

The skyline is set ablaze with regret
Ashes cover a falling silhouette
The city will reap what it's sown and ignite
Watching as the city burns tonight

Blindly consuming mass manufactured faith
Mankind is a festering parasite
Relentlessly draining its host dry
Nailing belief to a cross of genocide
The elements reclaim what was taken

The skyline is set ablaze with regret
Ashes cover a falling silhouette
The city will reap what it's sown and ignite
Watching as the city burns tonight

Only after the last tree's cut
And the last river poisoned
Only after the last fish is caught
Will you find that money cannot be eaten

And everything becomes irrelevant
As the sky tears open
Fire rains down,
The fourth world comes to an end
Push the button light the match,
Feel the fault lines detach
Crosshairs in the evening light
I sit and watch the city burn tonight

The city burns tonight


Lyrics submitted by forrix, edited by Fernie11

"Reclamation" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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    General CommentIt's about how mankind has fucked up the world so bad and will continue to do so until it destroys itself ("The city will reap what its sewn", "Only after the last tree is cut/And the last river poisoned/Only after the last fish is caught/Will you find that money cannot be eaten").

    Also, most of these lyrics are wrong anyway.

    Real lyrics:

    "Humanity's a failed experiment
    Walking the path to extinction
    Spinning his wheels endlessly
    Grease it with oil and uranium

    The earth will shake
    And the waters will rise
    The elements reclaim what was taken

    What was taken...

    The skyline is set ablaze with regret
    Ashes cover a falling silhouette
    The city will reap what its sewn and ignite
    Watching as the city burns tonight

    Blindly consuming mass manufactured faith
    Mankind is a festering parasite
    Relentlessly draining its host dry
    Nailing belief to a cross of genocide

    The elements reclaim what was taken

    What was taken...

    The skyline is set ablaze with regret
    Ashes cover a falling silhouette
    The city will reap what its sewn and ignite
    Watching as the city burns tonight

    Only after the last tree is cut
    And the last river poisoned
    Only after the last fish is caught
    Will you find that money cannot be eaten

    When everything becomes irrelevant
    When the sky tears open
    Fire rains down, fair rains down
    The fourth world comes to an end
    Push the button, light the match
    Feel the fault lines detach
    Cross hairs in an evening light
    I sit and watch the city burn tonight
    The city burns tonight

    The city is set ablaze with regret
    Ashes cover a falling silhouette
    The city will reap what it sews and ignite
    Watching as the city burns tonight
    bibby66on February 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one powerful song. I especially love how they get their point across with every aspect of the song, the vocals, instrumentals, lyrics, etcetera. Truly one of my favorite sogs.



    -LoG Forever-
    SovereignRainon September 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionFucking brutal, god, I love the intro, I'm probably wrong, but I get a sense of nature retaking the world, with general destruction being done to civilization
    BabyRuthlesson February 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti fixed them...
    forrixon February 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningdoomsday, the fucking end of humanity

    kinda reminds me on this movie

    were nature makes all humans wanna kill themselfs,

    what was it's name?
    ForYourMaliceon March 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is about nuclear war..

    References to uranium, fire raining down, skylines being set ablaze, the whole theme of mankind being a failed experiment can also be linked to the fact that nuclear power was the result of vigorous experimentation. Sounds like judgment day to me.
    battleaxeon March 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"the earth will shake and the waters will rise" what a sweet visual he paints. gives me goosebumps.
    ckyrckron April 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song it was fuckin epic live cant wait for them to tour round toronto again!! :)
    ZVfan6661on April 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe part that says

    When everything becomes irrelevant
    When the sky tears open
    Fire rains down, fair rains down
    The fourth world comes to an end

    reminds me of Knowing (the movie), for those of you that have seen it, and the part where the boy is dreaming and he looks out his window, only to see that everything is on fire, and all the animals are rushing out of the forest. Or when the wave of fire sweeps trough at the end...

    all in all, the song seems like it'd be based on a future apocalyptic event, such as Armageddon or a nuclear disaster. That is also probably the scariest song I've ever heard, lyric-wise and mood-wise. Especially at the part I just posed. Send shivers down me every time I hear it. Great ending song, favorite one yet. And, mankind has really fucked this world upwards and under, so i guess that might be some interpretation. I'd love another one like this.
    Reclaimeron May 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song has a kind of "people=shit" mentality behind it, meaning that people have raped the earth of its natural resources and are the cause of the inevitable apocalypse and now the elements are getting us back

    thats my take on it
    MouthForWar20on May 18, 2009   Link

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