a ring of haze encircles the unshrouded truth
within another seal is broken as the heavens prepare to break forth in fulfillment
a blanket of deception is layered on sacred writings
which contain the thoughts of the One who is Almighty
a sword unsheathed is drawn bringing legions of demons to their knees
by the knowledge of a covenant prepared before the earth itself
still so many choose to warm themselves beneath deception
as the end draws near and history closes
i pray the winds and the rain of that which is latter
will bring clarity and understanding of Your infallible Word
let the lack of knowledge be lifted off Your people

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    General CommentThe lyrics written here are incorrect just to put it straight right off the bat. Its Almighty God, not just Almighty (i'm picky).

    Anyways, every time i think of this song i think of the Chapter of Revelation. The first part makes me think of Revelation and the second part of this song seems much like a prayer. I find it a relaxing song. It really puts you into a mode of thinking. The song mainly speaks about people distorting the word of God at the beginning "a blanket of deception is layered on sacred writings, which contain the thoughts of the One who is Almighty God." And "A sword is drawn, unsheathed, to bring legions of demons to their knees." speaks to me about how the wicked and wrong who have done this will be punished as well as literally "demons", like i said, it speaks to me like it is almost speaking from the Chapter of Revelation.
    KoiHoshion June 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow looks pretty deep then... i have no idea :P
    Princess |\/.\/|on June 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthere are few more mistakes like
    the last line should be ...And your name...
    text on the begining that describes the fight
    ...I remember the first war The way the skied burned etc..

    Anyway it's one of the ZAO's best songs. Listening it makes me perfectly calm and relaxed, something like spiritual meditation while thinking on Heaven's legions and the Lucifer falling down...unbeliveable...perfect...
    Painon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbtw, when dan is screaming "rain" over and over again at the end, this is what jesse is screaming in your left ear (if you're wearing headphones): "For you're my God, We are set free from hell so that I will Rise, I will Rise Up, I will Rise Up. For your my God, you're my savior. I walk Beside you from hell, I'm home. I will rise I will rise up I will rise I will rise."
    outsyder101on July 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentuh, Pain, you're thinking of Ravage Ritual... thanks outsyder101 for that correction, because that part of the song is important but is never recognized... this song is mostly about the End Times and about people being decieved as is told about in Revelation... this song is incredible... i love how, while Dan is still talking towards the end, Jesse begins to do repetetive drumrolls all the way down his kit... it's awesome!!! lyrically and musically, this song is chilling and deep and one of my Zao favourites...
    Darth_Squirrelon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so awesome. It gives me chills literally when it gets to that soft quite guitar and builds up to a hard guitar. Sweet drum rhythems. Zao's longest "yelling" song. I love it!!!!!!
    ZaoFreak05on July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe end when dan and jesse are vocalizing send chills down my back EVERY TIME. i will listen through that whole song and chersih the end.

    yeah totlaly thanks so much for posting what Jesse is saying, outsyder.
    blakehawbakeron January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, it was Joel or jousha who prophecyied there would be "present rain, and a latter rain" of the spirit.
    Since we are in the last days, I'd say this is mostly about the Spirit still haveing prescence, maybe Dan is pentecostal.
    xxcfl09on March 18, 2007   Link

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