When darkness falls, may it be
That we should see the light
When reaper calls, may it be
That we walk straight and right

When doubt returns, may it be
That faith shall permeate our scars
When we’re seduced, then may it be
That we not deviate our cause

All sinners, a future
All saints, a past
Beginning, the ending
Return to ash

Now that we're dead, my dear
We can be together
Now that we're dead, my dear
We can live, we can live forever

When all is pain, may it be
It’s all we’ve ever known
When flame consumes, may it be
It warms our dying bones

When loss has won, may it be
It’s you I’m madly fighting for
When kingdom comes, may it be
We walk right through that open door

All sinners, a future
All saints, a past
Beginning, the ending
Return to ash

Now that we're dead, my dear
We can be together
Now that we're dead, my dear
We can live, we can live forever


All sinners, a future
All saints, a past
Beginning, the ending
Return to ash

Now that we're dead, my dear
We can be together
Now that we're dead, my dear
We can live, we can live forever
Return to ashes, shed this skin
Beyond the black, we rise again
We shall live forever


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    My InterpretationI absolutely love this song and feel very strongly it is about eternal love and life ,, as my Christian minister once counseled me after a loss of a very dear loved one ..... my minister said to me .... this is not the end for your loved but a beautiful new beginning you will one day have yourself and be reunited to be together forever .... the poetry is amazing and James Hetfield is a Christian and so embraces the eternity of an afterlife .... Alot of their music is actually spiritual but just very deep and real .... the lyrics say May we walk straight and right ... that is to the light ,,, When flame consumes.... may it warm our dying bones .... this is not suicide music ... Christians whole heartedly believe you do not go to heaven if you take your own life ...... the song is about making sure you and the person you love most do right .or as the lyrics say .. it is you I am madly fighting for .. . so you can live together forever ... My absolute favorite song ever
    sandra1017on June 26, 2019   Link
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    General CommentI thought this was a song bout them Harry Pottery movies
    314wagonon November 20, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the crave for death. Shall i say its a Suicide Endorsment song.
    Don't belive me? Or is my bad english that bothers you? Well...

    When darkness falls, may it be
    That we should see the light.- Its simple when you died you became happy
    When reaper calls, may it be
    That we walk straight and right.- When the time to die is came you will not run away.

    When doubt returns, may it be
    That faith shall permeate our scars.- When you have doubt grab unto the faith (metalicca is ateist btw) and those scars are selfharm wich is common within suicidal personalities.
    When we’re seduced, then may it be
    That we not deviate our cause.- And the cause is Death.

    All sinners, a future
    All saints, a past
    Beginning, the ending
    Return to ash.- Everything will die in the end.

    Now that we're dead, my dear
    We can be together.- Thats plane and simple a lie.
    Now that we're dead, my dear
    We can live, we can live forever.- Thats plane and simple a lie. Both of wich connected to the theme of death is happiness.

    When all is pain, may it be
    It’s all we’ve ever known.- This is a tipical mentality of a suicid person.
    When flame consumes, may it be
    It warms our dying bones.- again dying is goood

    When loss has won, may it be
    It’s you I’m madly fighting for.- i like that one, when loss (of life) has won, thats what you fighting for. To be honest this song makes me sick and in the i will explane why.
    When kingdom comes, may it be
    We walk right through that open door.- Yep right into heaven, said by an atheist how despise faith becouse he blame religion over his mother death.

    All sinners, a future
    All saints, a past
    Beginning, the ending
    Return to ash

    Now that we're dead, my dear
    We can be together
    Now that we're dead, my dear
    We can live, we can live forever


    All sinners, a future
    All saints, a past
    Beginning, the ending
    Return to ash

    Now that we're dead, my dear
    We can be together
    Now that we're dead, my dear
    We can live, we can live forever
    Return to ashes, shed this skin
    Beyond the black, we rise again
    We shall live forever- So lets die so we can live forever, after we died. Dont you get it? Well than maybe you dont heard form this little pos: youtu.be/…

    He is 21 year old guy who was gone into psychology university but only one year than he decide to make a VK page where they speakd young teenegers into suicede. And that is very common in Ukraine and other post soviet countries, becouse the videos of there suicede or there suffering can be transfomed into cash in the Deepweb or Darkweb. This song is something that very much remind me of him, becouse he use the same kinda reasoning when suggested the act (you are fat but in an other life you are beutifull. So die and you gonna be beutifull). The song itself is an endorsment i have no doubt about it. I just dont understand would some rich oldfart would endorse of selfkilling. But who am i to judge, right?
    smtingon March 01, 2017   Link

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