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Today won't be like yesterday
The bell tolls for an hour straight
Screaming mothers chase their children down
Fathers tear out their eyes
As the city topples to the ground

Outside the streets are in a panic
Truth sellers jump from tall, tall ledges
No sign of Christ with a sword in his mouth
Beneath the blood red sky I'll sit and laugh with you tonight

This is a promise I made to you
I'll be right there
I'll be right next to you

When the trumpets blare the loudest and cannons roar
All the trains that once came for you
Spill off the tracks floor
All your horrors they multiply
And you realize your fears
I'll block your ears with both of my hands
Kiss away the tears

When armageddon's been locked and loaded
I will come back for you...

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Swan Song song meanings
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    General CommentI hate the emo tone in the 2end verse, it kinda ruins the moment.
    poolhallXjunkieon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song gives me the chills.
    aaron19on July 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentman.. not every fucking part of a song which is a bit slower and more emotional than the others is EMO.

    bane isn't emo. go listen to your shitcore bands but don't label this wonderful song as fucking emo just because it has a slow part.
    pain_is_arton August 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is really beautiful.
    I saw bane last night, and I got freaking goosebumps when they started playing this one..
    xmalthexon September 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song about when it all goes wrong, a life falls apart, and our heroes abandon us. (No sign of Christ with a sword in his mouth.)

    And who are we left with? Our true friends and values show themselves at that moment. They teach us to see the beauty in tragedy. (I'll sit and laugh with you tonight.)

    No matter how rough things get, if you have the right stuff inside and the best kind of friend, you'll make it through and still be yourself. Those values and friends will always return. (I will come back for you.)
    Pilaf1996on March 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this songgggg
    i wouldnt call the slow part 'emo'..
    it gives it a soft touch.
    probably revealing a part of the guy's own personality
    and the major theme of the song.
    masculine strong, but soft and caring..
    GoodKaton May 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgimme a break , the singing is great! the song is about the fuckin end of the world, pretty serious stuff. you testosterone ridden fools cant be so close minded, sure singing can be gay but it works really well in this song.
    Jesse138on September 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentemo isn't about singing. Bane is definitely not emotional hardcore. neither is Dashboard and shit like this.
    danielwzron December 03, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthe singing is such a great touch

    but i feel like the end chant could have been a bit better, because it's just not as good as the end of "ali vs. frazier part 1"
    xperronexon June 09, 2005   Link

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