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How can you just stand there and stare
The world burns alight the air
Fire of passion ignite
Open yourselves to fight

To reinforce the will
Deafening call to kill

The structure of

To collapse all I've learned
To absorb with open eyes to see this

Revelation new serenity
Destruction disharmony

To see this
I'll wait for you
To rise from this dream
I will be waiting for you
To rise from this

Gazing at twilights end
Arms raised chant extol

If our world ended today would you suffer
Or just sit there awaiting damnation

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    General CommentThis song fucking kicks ass. The song is about how people are dying for their country while others who want their freedom just sit there waiting for a change. Hence the line, "How can you just stand there and stare?" Also, "If our world ender today, would you suffer, or just sit there awaiting damnation?"

    Great fucking song, gotta love Trivium
    MetalHead209on June 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcool song, i got the sense that it is about war, and just people being puppets, but I based this round the one line: "to reinforce the will. Deafening call to kill" the soldiers of whatever are reinforcing the will of the leader, which kinda ties in with pull harder on the strings of your martyr. Cool song.
    squidder_kiks_asson July 14, 2005   Link
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    General Comment... I've been reading peoples comments on here for ages but have only reccently signed up to the site...

    Now as a guitarist and a musician i listen to a song for it's music... and not so much the lyrics...
    Some people might say that's stupid but you have your own opinions..

    I have to say i love the guitar riff played in the chorus... really really good played on an accoustic... If you play i consider trying it on accoustic, excellent riff.

    I also agree with the already posted comments, this song is definately based on way... [although if you only knew the chorus you would think different]

    Love tirivium... excellent guitar... can't wait for the new album [the crusade]
    the_guitarman_001on May 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe begining of this song is so fucking amaziiiiing.
    forever_hauntedon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot like the rest of the song isnt... ^^
    forever_hauntedon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dwnloded while going thru a bad time and it made me think of da girl i luv!
    hbk4life1990on July 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbut still it rocks and is very calm wen it needs to be!
    hbk4life1990on July 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts kinda weird. On the demo cd I hear "fire of passion ignite, open yourselves to fight".
    But on the Ember to Inferno version I hear: "Fire and Thunder ignite, You'll burn yourselves tonight"

    Or something along those lines lol.

    But then again, I can also interpret it as the stated lyrics.

    Hmm... I think its just me... Matt tends to cut sounds out of words on Ember and Ascendancy...
    EvilWraithon July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about how we are destroying the enviroment and we just don't care for example, "how can you just sit there and stare, the fire burns alight the air" meaning that the atmosphere is buring up and we just kinda sit there and don't give a shit and also the line about "twighlights end" could men that the world is coming to an end and the enviroment is being destroyed, and the last 2 lines just seem to cap the fact that we don't care. I think the title refers to a requiem for a lost world.

    but i also think the first two comments of this could be right as in the song is a requiem to all the people dying for a really poor reason, being war over oil
    -the-decieved-on December 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the war idea,

    but either way it kicks ass.
    trivium ballson March 09, 2008   Link

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