I walk the Earth just as they planned
Baptized in fire for my ancient land
The coming curse, your anti-Christ, I am the Watcher's eye
I vindicate and cleanse the Earth of all mankind

For many years, I've walked among you
Through the folds of time and space
Kingdoms fall, leaders die, as I see fit
I devour souls of those that pose a threat

(chorus)
I walk the Earth another day
The wicked one that comes this way
Savior to my own, devil to some
Mankind falls, something wicked comes

I bide my time planning your fate
With bated breath, The Elder wait
The coming curse, your anti-Christ, I am the Watcher's eye
For your crimes on our kind you all will die

(chorus)
I walk the Earth another day
The wicked one that comes this way
Savior to my own, devil to some
Mankind falls, something wicked comes

Forged in the sacred flames
On the sixth day
Of the sixth month
In the sixth hour

I am your anti-Christ, I will destroy mankind
Born of the beast and flames
I will devour, I will divide

Hellfire rages in my eyes
Blood will fall like rain this night
The coming curse, the anti-Christ, I am the Watcher's eye
I vindicate and cleanse the Earth of all mankind

I walk the Earth another day
The wicked one that comes this way
Savior to my own, devil to some
Mankind falls, something wicked comes


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    General CommentThis song is what it is: The end of mankind is at hand. thanks to Something Wicked. This song absolutely rips. The main riff is just unbelievable, it's so good. The piano intro is superb, and just the musicianship here is unmatched. While this song contains no real meaning lyrically, it still evokes emotions, which is what music is supposed to do. Great song by this band and a great metal track.
    MetallicaBowleron May 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhile I'm not condemning or saying that this is a bad thing, it seems that Jon is a little obsessed with the Apocalypse. There is Night of the Stormrider, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and "Damien" from Horror Show all dealing with the end of the world.
    Paradoxon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAnd the "somthing wicked" is actually aliens, you can figure that out througt the the song Prophety; "alien to us, the spieces known as man". And the aliens need the earth before the are extinct. Thats why the have made "the wicked" to destroy mankind!
    henk__on July 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentParadox - I totally agree, and I don't think its neccessarily because Jon believes in those things, but I think it is more interesting to listen to. It brings out so many emotions that aren't in music that most people listen to. He uses these themes to make the music more thought-provoking, not to send his evil message about the end of the earth. Most of us only listen to the "good" side of music, as opposed to the bad, about happiness, love, and just plain good times. He delivers the other elements out - hate, death, greed. Take scary movies for example. Most people like scary movies more than happy/romantic movies just because they have the darkness factor that many of us aren't familiar with. Like I said earlier, I don't think Jon neccessarily believes in these things, he just wants us to get away from the traditional songs and bring out some emotions that go along with it.
    IcedEarthFanaticon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't necesarily think that that line "alien to us, the spieces known as man" means aliens the way you are thinking of them, ID4 and all. I think it means that we, mankind as it exists today, are the aliens. I don't have all the answers though, and very well might be wrong, but most will probably be cleared up with the release of the Something Wicked concept album in 2005.

    I completely agree IEF. There is more to life than just the soft and fluffy that music should reflect and I think Iced Earth does an excellent job of this.

    When you think about it, apocalypses are pretty epic and that makes them great for concept albums.
    Paradoxon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Alien to us" could mean anything. It just means that "the coming curse" isn't human. Make of it what you will, but the way the songs speak of 'Him' makes me greatly believe that it's merely a demon disguised as a human. "Born of the beast", "the anti-christ", "born on the sixth day, of the sixth month, in the sixth hour" (666, the sign of the beast)... I think it plainly states it, really. Of course, the way he words it in "your anti-Christ" could mean that we, as a people, would lable It as being a devil or whatever. *shrugs* I think there's just a bit too much evidence leaning towards a supernatural origin rather that Martians.

    Anyhow, this is a wonderful song, like all of Iced Earth's songs.
    Alshinon April 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know how the phrase 'I am the Watcher's eye' is interpreted? I'm curious as to who The Watcher would refer to. Lucifer is the first thing that comes to mind for me, but I'm thinking that it could be deeper. Any help?
    iced22on March 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe whole trilogy is pretty obvious as to what it's about. no aliens. it's about a species, doesn't give them a name, but they inhabited earth long before humans ever did. man came, and killed most of them off. they've disguised themselves, trying to fit in, waiting for the "chosen" one to be born. in the coming curse, the chosen one was born, and has come to take back what was rightfully theirs.

    Danzig Rules & Maiden's Forever
    Henleyon July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHeard the remix today..

    Gah!!! Owens really butchers it.
    JoshPRon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe trilogy off Something Wicked, along with Overture of the Wicked, Framing Armageddon, I Walk Among You, and The Crucible of Man.

    This trilogy provides the backstory for the albums that follow.

    "Set Abominae [the mascot] is a fictional character featured in the works of American heavy metal guitarist Jon Schaffer from the band Iced Earth, and is the main character of the Something Wicked Saga.

    Set Abominae is an Anti-Christ-like figure, spoken of in the Prophecy. He is the savior of the Setian race set to bring about the end of mankind, who in ancient times came from another galaxy and conquered Earth. Events parallel to those in the Bible (similarly the Tower of Babel) occurred, in an event called The Clouding which erased the memories of all humans on the planet Earth. "
    - wiki
    RainbowDemonon November 19, 2008   Link

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