"Apocalyptic City" as written by Alexander Nathan Skolnick and Eric Stanley Peterson....
Born into a world of hatred
Nothing to live for
What started with a simple match
Turned into something more
The pain I felt inside my head
Came on my day of birth
Now the time has come for me
To burn the planet earth

I can feel the fire
Burning inside of me
The powers at my fingers
Waiting you shall see
Burn! Ignite the population
Burn! Causing mass cremation
Burn! Feel no shame or pity
Burn! Apocalyptic city

Years have passed as I stood still
To plan the final blow
I'll make the town go up in flames
A hellish death they'll know
As I pour on the gasoline
I listen deep inside
I hear the cries of all my victims
Nowhere to run or hide


Now my great assault is over
And my life is done
Staring at my great infernos
Was my only fun
So I leave you with my tale
Here my conscious falls
Victim of myself
So now I'll end it all


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"Apocalyptic City" as written by Eric Stanley Peterson Alexander Nathan Skolnick

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    General CommentI'd say this is either about a pyromaniac/arsonist or about a god (in one religion or another) destroying humanity for their sins. I don't see quite as much evidence for the second one, though, since it says nothing about the sins of the people. "to burn the planet Earth", though implies someone of great power, perhaps a god or political leader, since one arsonist cannot destroy the whole world.
    Testaheadon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree that it is about a pyromaniac. The line "To burn the planet Earth" is more of a wish than an actual goal.
    The pyromaniac deeply plans attacks on various cities and burns them down. He/she starts a massive fire and watches, something very common with pyromaniacs.
    This continues until the death of the pyromaniac, which may be as a result of their own power.
    "A victim of myself"

    One of my favorite Testament songs. It's amazing.
    LoRd-RaVenon December 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea its def about a pyro such an awesome song...one of Testament's best!
    NYYMEGADETH3457on September 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always wondered if it was about the pyromaniac from King's "The stand" But its been so long since i read the book, i forgot a lot of the details.
    metalkenon November 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBest testament song ever.
    NoLifeTillLeatheron August 27, 2011   Link

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