There are survivors
They’re coming home
They float in darkness
They’re not alone
Now here they come
Now hear they come
Now they will be received

No one could outrun the crash
It was all reduced to rubble
And then again to ash
To the blinding burning light
It’s no use to fight
There’s no one out there

There was no signal from where you were
All failed contact, no life disturbed
Hovering above gravity’s lure

We have the force to fight
We have the blinding light
We have the will to win
Forever we’ll defend

Knocking out the sun
With a runaway transmission
A force that can’t be heard
Coming in louder than words

We have the force to fight
We have the blinding light
A war is more than heard
Coming in louder than words

Louder!


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    My InterpretationI think it's about an experience with modern warfare. The first lines talk about the aftermath of a bomb explosion and the ones that survived.

    There are survivors
    They’re coming home
    They float in darkness
    They’re not alone
    Now here they come
    Now hear they come
    Now they will be received

    The next lines are a flashback to the explosion.

    No one could outrun the crash
    It was all reduced to rubble
    And then again to ash
    To the blinding burning light
    It’s no use to fight
    There’s no one out there

    The next lines are the words from the people looking for survivors (possibly with a satelite?)

    There was no signal from where you were
    All failed contact, no life disturbed
    Hovering above gravity’s lure


    The next lines are about retaliation to the initial attack. They too have the "blinding light" which is the bomb mentioned likewise earlier.

    We have the force to fight
    We have the blinding light
    We have the will to win
    Forever we’ll defend

    The next lines are repeated twice, once for each side of the war. They are destroying nature with constant bombardment (and the runaway transmission may be referring to an EMP ) because it's more effective than just talking in their opinion (louder than words)

    Knocking out the sun
    With a runaway transmission
    A force that can’t be heard
    Coming in louder than words

    And finally the last lines are something I will stretch a bit more, I think that it's the war cries that were heard earlier from both sides, but the third line. "A war is more than heard" which I think it's the voice of reason, coming from a few reasonable people who are saying that the most important in war isn't who is heard more, but (possibly) who does the less damage to the non-fighting population.

    We have the force to fight
    We have the blinding light
    A war is more than heard
    Coming in louder than words

    And the rest is just repeating the war cries. (And at some point I think you can hear the words "no" twice which further supports my theory.)
    Reuson January 07, 2017   Link

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