"Hourglass" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
Privileged, a chosen few
Blessed with our time in hell
Witness a divine vision, the day we all fell still
Rapture of the dying age
A shattered hourglass
Wrath of the warring gods and so this too shall pass

It's only getting worse
Not worth a moment's regret
Each dawn another curse, every breath a twisting blade
What will be left behind in the ashes of the wake?

An ill wind blows this way
The edge of the envelope burns
Forbearance and my vengeance
Payment for you intent
Fear and death in the wings
In thrall of those fallen from grace
Petty is as petty does
Witness the mass disgrace

Fear and death in the wings
In thrall of those fallen from grace
Petty is as petty does
Witness the mass disgrace

God forbid you read the signs, watch for meanings between the lines
Gehenna has now arrived, no hindsight for the blind
Your trust has been misplaced, believed the lies told to your face
Became another casualty and now it's too late

You finally made it home
Draped in the flag that you fell for

And so it goes
It's ashes of the wake

It's only getting worse
It's only getting worse
It's only getting worse
It's only getting worse
It's only getting worse


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"Hourglass" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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    General Commentwell the answer to me is obvious, it is about randy blithe's opininion regarding the war in iraq and the whole deal that's gone down in the middle east, but to me, a U.S. Navy Sailor, this song instills a sense of pride, both in myself, and those who serve along with me, they have the balls to go out and do things nobody else is willing to do, without knowing why or where, we just do as we're asked. the line, "you finally made it home, draped in the flag that you fell for," i realize nothing to me could be more beautiful, that if the worse should happen, i could have a burial worthy of an american serviceman. and despite the fact that "it's only getting worse" know that we're here and over there fighting only for you. not for bush, not for ourselves. for you.
    stick to your gunson November 05, 2005   Link

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