Dark shadows from above
Ravens fly, obliterate the sun
"It's a sign of the devil.
He will come for his servant tonight"
These are dark times
Suspicious minds breed like rats
Guardians of corrupt morality
Spread their filthy lies

Am I to burn
I have not sinned!
Burnt at the stake.
Innocent blood that can never be wished clean

The flames of ignorance
Grow higher and higher
Licking my flesh - burning my soul
The raven laughing in the moon

These are dark times
Suspicious minds breed like rats.
Guardians of corrupt morality
Spread their filthy lies again...


Lyrics submitted by Equilan

Burning Angel song meanings
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    General CommentWicked lyrics, we should embrace our carnal nature freely and laugh at the fire.
    AnarchySpitBoyon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat song!

    "MTV is an insult to the world"
    ~KMFDM
    Anti-Popon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so good. angela gossow is so talented and amazing, she is my idol! some day i will be able to scream like her. i wish.
    blueblackeyes101on March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWell its obviously about witch burnings, the salem trials, etc... wouldnt that suck if a bunch of ravens flew by and they burned you for it? yes it would.

    with that out of the way. YEAH ROCK ON ldkjhflasd
    CartoonViolenceon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song with a killer guitar solo and great lyrics.
    mxthunderon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my all-time favorites. The guitar solo near the end just blew me away when i first heard it.
    Amazing stuff!
    Atomic_sushion August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my all-time favorites. The guitar solo near the end just blew me away when i first heard it.
    Amazing stuff!
    Atomic_sushion August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSweet god
    archmessiahon July 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsee the agonist
    ashaazmion April 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPretty awesome song, one of my favourites from Arch Enemy. Seems like a song about witch burning, but it could be seen as a broader commentary on society. Namely how people feel a need to blame someone for mishaps and unfortunate occurrences rather than just accepting it and moving on. An innocents blood will be spilled (metaphorically, but in some circumstances perhaps literally), because people point fingers, spread lies... all with the vision that they are aiding society and protecting morality by finding someone to blame, and subsequently punish.

    P.S: How awesome is the line "these are dark times, suspicious minds breed like rats" !!!
    Roontangon March 06, 2011   Link

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