"...The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven,
blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and in the
fountains of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the
waters became Wormwood, and many died of the water, because it was
made bitter..."

I can see God's unborn son
Playing with a loaded gun
All our sins...
He'll die for us...
Or did somebody lie to us?
I can see the shape of God
Drowning in a pool of blood
A mighty choir of ancient generations sings
Behold! The hand of death
Squeezing out earth's final breath
The stars are falling from the sky
And I know why

See God and his hand of death
Squeezing out earth's final breath
How did it all come to this?
Brought to us by Judas kiss?
I watch the sun go out
I've lived to see the end

As I watch the sun go out
My loss of faith replaced by doubt
All our sins...
He'll die for us...
Or did somebody lie to us?

Let us pour one final drink
Fill the glasses to the rim
The world's on fire
I still can hear the choir sing
Behold! Your nightmares are fulfilled
God just got his final will
The world stops spinning
And death is all around...

Join this toast
God is dead...

Lyrics submitted by Eelco

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    General Comment"I can see God's unborn son
    Playing with a loaded gun " I believe these lines are about how his unborn son (lets call him Jimmy) is the bad of the two sons (the other being Jesus) and he turns on God and shoots him. Now that God is shot and dead, the stars begin to fall from Christianities downfall. God somehow squeezing the last remaining hope (breath) from the Earth and this abolishes Christianity due to the end of God. The sun goes and and the world basically ceases to function because of a highly followed religion all of a sudden has ended. The world is on fire from all the chaos and torment which may be occuring (Christian's proving that he did exist and being killed now that God is gone).
    THECobraon March 05, 2003   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningTo me this song is about someone who sees the world today as so corrupt and lost from what it was meant to be that either God and the world has forsaken each other.
    pcnateon December 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is basically an answer to the question:

    What if both Nietzsche and Christianity were right?

    i.e what if God Died and the Universe cared?
    Hazharon December 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe scripture listed before the song, which is not in the song, is from Revelation 8:10-11 during the great tribulation on earth. Tristania sees these disastrous things as God abondoning them, or God dead. How could angels be continuing in God's will, if God ceases to exist any longer? Would the creation even exist? Would chaos even exist? A belief thereof would not give them the perseverence needed to make it through this tribulation, and therefore they would not be of the ones who washed themselves clean in the Lamb's blood as declared in the scripture before the trumpets; 7:9-17. A false doctrine as another son of God in the likeness of God's only son that kills God is nothing but apparent blasphemy; tis only an excuse for those that won't get down on their knees and humble themselves and their hearts before God. This is down to a matter of belief or disbelief. And this song focuses on disbelief of truth.
    afflicted4lifeon December 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe latin is this:
    In Taberna quando sumus
       non curamus quid sit humus
       hoc est opus ut queratur
    "When we are in the tavern
       we do not care about what earth is
           (i.e. what we are made of)
       this is the work that we complain about"
    rhennaon May 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so awesome, both the lyrical concept and the song itself!
    Stormalvon November 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation has always been that this is the Christian-defined end of the world (The Battle of Armageddon) seen through the eyes of an athiest, or someone who has turned their back on God.

    The song is filled with a lot of anti-Christian imagery and emotion, but takes the classic philosophical standpoint of "What if I'm wrong?".

    "As I watch the sun go out
    My loss of faith replaced by doubt"
    This line very distinctly catches the theme of the song, to me. Someone who has lost their faith in God suddenly being struck with the very real end of the world, and coming to doubt their belief that God does not, in fact, exist.

    The first verse also points to this line of interpretation, specifically:
    "The stars are falling from the sky
    And I know why"
    This seems to be the reaction of someone who once believed or, like many athiests, is well-versed in Christian mythology and knows what the end of the world is "supposed" to look like, but never thought they'd see it.

    The rest of the song contains some of the most powerful imagery in modern songwriting. The sun goes black, the Earth is in flames, and while all this is going on, all that's left is for the unfaithful to drink a toast to it all, seemingly welcoming the end, possibly mocking God in one final act of defiance.

    Regardless of interpretation, this is one of my favorite songs of all times, easily my favorite by Tristania. Their lyrics and storytelling are always powerful and full of imagery that causes you to actually visualize the song as if its events were unfolding right in front of you, and their combination of heavy guitars and drums, almost violent vocals, full orchestration, and choirs makes for amazing music.
    FigmentImageon January 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is talking about the contraditions in the bible
    jesus died for our sins so why would he punish us...
    barisuon December 05, 2009   Link

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