I saws the posters popping up around the city
Pale blue and washed-out red
I went down to the arena pushing through
Hoping I’d run into you

Sweet freshly-scrubbed smell of the crowd
All the excitement in their eyes
We were all made young when he stepped onto the stage
Like an animal escaping from his cage

Raise the trumpet
Sound the drum
He whom the prophets spoke of long ago has come

All of us too dazed to leave when it was over
Dawdled by the vendors for a minute
Gathered underneath a summer sky
I was hoping you’d pass by

But though I didn’t see you that day, or the next
I’m pretty sure that you were there
Making your way along the young and happy horde
Headed down to your reward

Raise the trumpet
Sound the drum
He whom the prophets spoke of long ago has come

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Satanic Messiah song meanings
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  • +1
    General Comment“Man, I put out that song and I couldn’t for the life of me have thought that people would go, oh, well, it has the word 'messiah' in it, and there’s been a totally lame right-wing meme about the Democratic candidate having Messianic qualities, so John must have written a song about the fucking election. NO.”
    Michael Fureyon May 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentseems to me to be about going to a live show, specifically a metal/rock show.. supposedly these genres are the devil's music, but they're actually their own kind of religion in a way. do you accept [Ozzy Osbourne, for example] as your personal lord and savior?
    crazyraizyon December 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBarack Hussien Obama.
    SeantheShyon December 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFairly obvious. Half of the U.S. saw Obama as the Devil incarnate, while the other half saw him as the Second Coming. This song seems to mostly take a neutral view, and just takes in the indefinable aura that surrounded him.
    pumkinhedon May 19, 2009   Link
  • -5
    General CommentTo this song I say CAN IT. JUST GO GET LAID. Hate this band. They suck. And the 'tude of some suck as well. My 'tude may suck, but I've earned the right to it! Hear me ROAR.
    NooContacton December 10, 2012   Link

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