1914 And Beyond

Have a look around, have a last look around
1914 will witness the fall of all nations
The age of men will come to an end
The black hand moves to set the wheels in motion

I think I’ve got touch of the Spanish flu, now it has to be true
Everywhere you look there are victims of crime and disease in our time
And on the Black Tuesday, be thankful that you are one of the chosen few

Have a look around, have a last look around
1914 it began the fall of all nations
The age of false kings will come to an end
This wicked system won’t survive this generation

Look at the powder keg that is Germany now, look how England took its vow
When the hands of the Doomsday Clock reach midnight, we’ll see the light
And on the last Tuesday, don’t let the parting upset you, because we will meet again

We are The Great Crowd and we won’t die
We have been through all the seven ages
We’ve been waiting for the end of times
Now it’s only months away, so we are kind of flying high

Greece, don’t pay your debts, don’t bother with the debts
Iceland, go on and cover us in ashes

Look at how the gross misdeeds of a few is entertainment for you
The European Union is being torn apart – well, it was doomed from the start
And on the last Tuesday, don’t let the parting upset you, because we will meet again

4 comments to 1914 And Beyond

  • Jonathan Andrews

    I am a huge fan of yours & was wondering about some of the lyrics to this song. Some of these lyrics reference Bible teachings & I was curious about your religious background. If you prefer not to answer, I understand. Either way, you guys are one of my favorite bands & I hope you can come to the U.S. soon. I would love to see you guys! Take care!

  • Mattias

    Well, we come from a place generally considered to be part of a Bible belt, with all the usual and some unusual variants of Christianity represented, but none of us have any spectacular religious upbringings to account for. The lyrics you are referring began as an experiment: what would it sound like if I was a Jehova’s Witness and tried to make sense of Europe present & past.

  • Jonathan Andrews

    Thank you very much for taking the time to respond. It is really interesting to hear the story of the lyrics from you. The song is beautiful & it was such a nice surprise to hear the lyrics when I heard it for the first time. Thank you again for your time!

  • rogueofvoid

    Late to comment, but as a born in ex-Jehovah’s Witness I definitely get that vibe when I listen to this song. Creeps me out a little bit to be honest, lol. Really cool to find out that it actually is about their beliefs.

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