As the cries start to penetrate still air, this day we celebrate.
The wait now ends.
From four corners smoke plums into reddened sky.
In the face of latern light, my destiny flies.
This day so hallowed, from here to forever its will I will follow.
Tonight will come to life.
Deadened branches stirred by whispers in the wind.
Fall children fill the streets at dusk, at last, it all will begin.


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    General Commentthis song is a classic, i could listen to this one forever. davey havok is genius. just read his lyrics...
    ruby sohoon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentkick ass song, i dont know much about the band but these songs i have are awesome.
    foreignmanon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits about creation
    pravdawglerzon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentpunk in drublic says... I'm not sure but it seems to me like this is about a day, but not a day that is in the real world (like halloween is the closes thing that comes to mind).. I dunno... maybe just a more morbid version of it? Anyway, I still luv the song.
    _punk_in_drublic_on June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's probably about haloween coz it on the all hallow's ep...but who cares - it's def. me fav. AFI song and that's saying alot coz all their songs rock!
    h82buon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentH82bu is right, it is about Halloween.. Its about the torn children that celebrate Halloween..

    *As the cries start to penetrate still air, this day we celebrate. The wait now ends.*
    The kids are happy Halloween is here..

    *From four corners smoke plums into reddened sky.
    In the face of latern light, my destiny flies.*
    Lantern light?? Jack o lanterns?

    *This day so hallowed,*
    Dont get me started on that one..

    *from here to forever its will I will follow.*
    Halloween never dies..

    *Tonight will come to life. Deadened branches stirred by whispers in the wind.*
    Spooky... As Halloween..

    *Fall children fill the streets at dusk, at last, it all will begin.*
    Roaming the streets to find houses of people who will give them candy.. And Halloween begins..

    And the little wind-up-doll song at the end means something too..
    Fufuon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDOES ANYONE KNOW THAT THE LYRICS TO ALL OF THE SONGS ON THE ALL HALLOW'S E.P. WERE WRITTEN BY GLENN DANZIG? THEY ARE MISFITS SONGS, PEOPLE! DONT GET ME WRONG, I LOVE AFI MORE THAN MISFITS, BUT DAVEY HAVOK DIDNT WRITE THOSE LYRICS, ALRIGHT? IF YOU WANT SOME GOOD DAVEY HAVOK LYRICS, CHECK OUT GOD CALLED IN SICK TODAY. PURE GENIUS. LATES...
    nephilim_666on June 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song frightens me. so does the album cover.

    iwannarioton June 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentuhh no. they were ALL written by Davey...except for "Halloween". it says so on the album cover.
    iwannarioton June 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMm hm. It does say so. I love AFI. It is the Shizneg!

    *Sox*
    SexierThanSoxon July 03, 2002   Link

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