"Kingdom" as written by and Maddison/harris....
Our domain, this kingdom come
Now godless lands whose ways are lost.
Without the strength to carry on.
All values lost all virtue none
Did you think you would be saved
By burning flags to cleanse yourselves of shame?
Or are you afraid as you stare back at your face?
Are you ashamed, are you afraid
By destroying what the gods had made?
Did you think you would be saved?
I believe that we'll conceive
To make in hell for us a heaven
A brave new world
A promised land
A fortitude of hearts and minds
Until I see this kingdom is mine
I'll turn the darkness into light
I'll guide the blind
My will be done until the day
I see this kingdom has been won
No more the servants of the weak
Devoid of thought or light to seek
I'll leave no walls, no stone unturned
Every tower to be razed to the dust from which it came
None will be spared, no remnant saved
Are you ashamed, are you afraid
Of the gods and idols you have made?
Did you think you would be saved
By the gods and idols you have made?
None will be saved
None will be saved


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"Kingdom (Restoration)" as written by Daniel Winter-bates David Winter-bates

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  • +3
    General Commentthis is a great song, and there's the meaning I take out of it:
    It's about a construction of a new world that now is full of illusions and desollusions.
    I don't mind that they're saying that there's no god, but I certain that the point is - this doesn't matter.
    we can't just wait from a divine will to change our world. it's our world! and we can make it a nice place for EVERY human, where the human will be free from every kind of opression, including the religion.

    I believe that we'll conceive
    To make in hell for us a heaven.
    A brave new world, a promised land.
    A fortitude of hearts and minds.
    Until I see this kingdom is mine,
    I'll turn the darkness into light.
    I'll guide the blind, my will be done
    Until the day I see our kingdom has been won.

    We can do this.

    =]
    Narayanon January 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is basically exploring the ideas in modern satanism or luciferianism: individual strength, rejection of outside false ideals, etc: no one will be saved, because the only salvation comes from the self.

    Very nice use of subtle subversions of traditional christian phrasings as well, "My will be done" vs. "Thy will be done"
    arturuson April 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlthough it's now two years after the last post I just have to say my thing about this one. I love this song, to me it's one of the most clear songs VNV made sofar :) (not counting Matter and Form albums cuz I don't have that yet).
    This song is all about creating a place where you can feel at home, be it a kingdom or a sanctum.
    The gods and idols that we have made aren't going to help us, every tower must be raised and a new 'fortitude of hearts and minds' must be build.

    The only trouble I ran into with these lyrics is the two lines:
    No more the servants of the weak
    Devoid of thought or light to seek.

    Maybe someone else can help me out with those, great song, that's a fact!
    RJayon March 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo more the servants of the weak
    Devoid of thought or light to seek.

    It means us. We blindly follow our rulers with unwaivoring support. Our leaders want nothing to do with fixing the world, they're too focused on things that destroy it. We are slaves to our leaders, and in that aspect we ignore the true problems.
    pullon March 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is particularly meaningful in that it expresses an inspiring amount of faith in human adaptability and integrity.

    "I believe that we'll conceive
    To make in hell for us a heaven."

    I believe this as well, and with this belief there truly is no reason to fear a hell, whether on this Earth or otherwise. There are is no need for the gods and idols we make...we have more than ample power to transform our existence.
    Butoon August 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhiteknightmm2 is on track
    RandomOck is on crack
    waldemar is idiot and wrong and is NOT what Vnv nation is about.
    Tolbyon March 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBetter to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
    Paul-ishon August 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis quote comes to mind when I hear this song;

    “The mind is its own place, and in it self
    Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.”
    ~John Milton, Paradise Lost
    morethanadreamon December 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about the fact that our world has been totally corrupted - we have destroyed everything. He wants to win the kingdom back for us- reverse all the destruction and make our world a happy place- and in order to do that we must all simply do what we can- turn the darkness into light wherever possible, and eventually, we can save ourselves and our world
    rynlee83on April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of there better songs, althou more played then others. i find it as one of there deeper religous songs of course. basically if gods not gonna help , we will move on , and make this world ours.

    I believe that we'll conceive
    To make in hell for us a heaven.

    Did you think you would be saved
    By the gods and idols you have made?
    None will be saved.
    morphedon October 05, 2002   Link

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