Why is it some of us are destined to stay alive
And some of us are here just so that we'll die
How come the bullet hits the other guy
Do we have to try and reason why

Be it the devil or be it him
You can count on just one thing
When the time is up you'll know
Not just one power runs the show

Are we the lucky ones saved for another day
Or they the lucky ones who are taken away
Is it a hand on your shoulder from the lord above
Or the devil himself come to give you a shove


A volcano erupts and sweeps a town away
A hurricane devastates the cities in its way
The grief and misery for the ones that are left behind
The worst is yet to come a hell to face mankind

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"Fates Warning" as written by Harris Murray

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    General CommentMWAHAHAHA! Impending doom people
    Popcorn_adleron March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne has to wonder if the title was inspired by the BAND Fates Warning, who, in their early days, counted Iron Maiden as one of their main influences...
    OmegaThesison November 06, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's simply about good and evil, and that we have both traits in us as human beings. The last line in the chorus says it all. "Not just one power runs the show." Where we end up in the afterlife depends on how good or bad we are in our lives.
    snafuoneon August 17, 2015   Link

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