"Reckoning" as written by and Mike A./dutkiewicz D'antonio....
You are no God to me
You are nothing to me
This is the reckoning

Enjoy this while it lasts
It won't be long before it dies

You've stolen lives, and broken dreams
No man can be a guillotine

You are no God to me
This is a reckoning
You are nothing to me
This is the reckoning

Was the penance not enough?
Was the strength not enough?
No man can be a guillotine

You are no God to me
This is a reckoning
You are nothing to me
This is the reckoning
And I will be there
To see you fall
You are no God to me
There is the reckoning

The betrayed, will now see the truth
And the broken-hearted, will finally yell
You will be judged
You will be found wanting
And we'll be there to see you fall

You are no God to me
This is the reckoning
You are nothing to me
This is the reckoning
And I will be there
To see you fall
You are no God to me
There is the reckoning


Lyrics submitted by BloodEchelon

"Reckoning" as written by Howard Jones Adam Dutkiewicz

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    General CommentI love the song, it reminds me of The End of Heartache sound. and after As Daylight Dies, hearing more yelling/screaming from Howard was a very nice thing to hear.
    Surgical_Toolson May 30, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningi think its about someone Howard once praised and loved but they turned on him by thinking they had power over him and everyone else. this is him saying that they will not control him and he'll be there when that person gets whats coming to them
    chanjcwon June 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthemummyfan

    i laughed wen u said this might be about Obama, but then i listened to the song again and it might possibly be lol. nice catch
    FallenSaint97on June 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like the new album already!!!

    This sound isn't just about President Obama, but also his supporters and the country in general, but on a much deeper level than just politics. Very interesting.

    Our country hated President Bush so much on a majority that when Obama was campaigning and was elected, people utterly believed he was our country's savior. I can't remember how many people I saw crying, and almost worshiping him on Election day.

    This is where the song's message comes into play.

    While many fans will disagree about the religious backgrounds of KSE's lyrics, there is a bit of it in this song.

    "You are no God to me
    You are nothing to me
    This is the reckoning

    Enjoy this while it lasts
    It won't be long before it dies

    You've stolen lies, and broken dreams
    No man can be your deity"

    This is referring to how mankind cannot be it's own God. So many of our country put their absolute belief in the new president that they believed the world in itself was going to change. It seems to me that these verses are Howard saying that no man can be God, and that in the end all of the lies that mankind will try to portray will fail in the end. In the end, no matter what happens with our leaders, we are not the decider of our futures.

    "The betrayed, will now see the truth
    And the broken-hearted, will finally heal
    You will be judged
    You will be found wanting
    and we'll be there to see you fall."

    These lines are almost Howard saying what has seemed to be the Obama campaign of recent. (Although I admit that almost every politician does this) many of the selling points of Obama's campaign have been reversed or stalled since he came to power. Eventually, everyone will start to see what was said and what is happening is very different.

    I am not trying to be a Obama basher because honestly I hate when people complain about our great country's leaders, but this song does point to much of our current situation.




    soccero15on June 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningHahaha... I laughed when someone said it's about Obama. But then I got to looking at it and maybe it is about him lol. Broken dreams and false promises :P
    Bimmervroomon July 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhenever I listen to the song I think of the Pope(Catholic Church)who had millions of people in a religious slavery back in the day and people finally rose up to challenge them,because they realized that the Pope and Catholic church were not gods and that people could choose for themselves what they believed in and did.
    MetalNeverDieson December 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts gotta be about how he isnt one of the masses idolizing Hollywood and Barrack Obama.
    smooty1on November 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this a lot. Got no problem with the new album's sound.
    GrayLanderon May 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat an awesome song. The meaning is obvious. It's retribution.
    coolf1r3on May 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics really sound like it's a song about someone whose so narcissistic that he/she considers him/herself to be a God. The lines "you will be judged/ you will be found wanting/ and we'll be there to see you fall" is how the band feels about narcissistic, egotistical people. "Wants the penance, not enough/ wants the strength, not enough"... Some people just want more than what they deserve... The song sends shivers down my spine... June 30th is too long of a damn wait (and it's the 3rd of June...)!
    muell339on June 03, 2009   Link

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