Yesterday is gone forever
No turning back the clock
In the end, all is sinful
No need to bear the pain
The end, is coming soon
You can't hold out forever
Repent your sins to me
Before you pass this world

In this time I am law
I know you've been betrayed
From man's word, I'm given life
Through loss, I only gain
For you, I feel no sympathy
No sorrow, no remorse
Confess your sins to me
They'll be taken by force

(chorus)
It doesn't matter what you've done
In my words you are a sinner
For every word you say to me
In every way, you are a sinner

Question me not
I am the one that binds this world
You follow without sight
I grow stronger every day
Take the souls I have damned
Burn them in my name
These are the burning times
The years of pain


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    General CommentThis song is all about the Spanish Inquisition and how it completely contradicts its own religion.
    D&Wrootbeeron July 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAh, the first time I heard of it, it brought to mind a cruel and demanding God. But the Spanish Inquisition, that makes a lot of sense. Yeah.
    Tamaranison July 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSpanish Inquisition? I thought more of the Salem Witch Trials...
    rock_hawkon November 29, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^ Word. Good song.
    Lateralus518on January 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me like this deals with that whole Protestant vs. Catholic conflict that happened in England a couple hundred years back. Weren't those called the Burning Times? (you know, since people were burned at the stake).
    gastonreboredoon April 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this about authoritarian powers that grow and leave destruction in their paths. Good people are evil when their speech doesn't please the powers that be, so they are deemed "sinners". All sinners must be burned in order for a better society to grow. A compliant society with the authority in charge. Open a history book and you'll find a plethora of "Burning Times" in our past and present. Sometimes you just have to break a few eggs to make an omelet. To me, this song is the anthem to the darkest periods of human history; the burning times.
    ForsakenEagleon January 27, 2014   Link

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