What is it about?
“SEVEN” is an emotional examination of love during the apocalypse. War, Famine, Pestilence and Death… None of it matters as long as I have the one I love beside me and I would do anything to keep it all from ending.
The choruses in this song are all sonically the same and constructed the same way but the lyrics change, with each one speaking to a different horsemen. It represents a progression of seals breaking.
In the book of Revelation, there is a scroll in God’s right hand that is held shut by seven seals. When the seventh seal is broken the world will end. The first four seals summon the four horsemen in sequence. White, red, black and pale.
The white horsemen possesses several names but is often associated with war, pestilence and conquest. The red horseman is actually named war but it refers to war of a civil nature. They are similar enough that I have combined them together in the song.
The black horseman represents famine and hunger. I may have met this one, this horseman is the subject of the song “FOUR”.
The pale horseman, of course, is death himself.
In the dark times its so hard to hold on to what's worth keeping Underneath the pitch black sun that this prophecy is foreseeing I'm holding on to you. In the distance there's a rider on a white horse God has snapped the seal and changed our thoughts to discourse In the distance there's a rider on a red horse You know I'd break my back to keep the seventh seal in place. She's dreaming about better days In a better place Before the trees all burned away and it all fell apart I'm doing my best to hold on to who we are Coming unglued at the seams Like a modern work of art In the distance there's a rider on a black horse Got me feeling hunger like I've never felt it before But I only need you You know I'd break my back to keep the seventh seal in place There's got to be a way to hold the seals in place and defy this prophecy It's going to take all four horsemen to get rid of me Because I'm holding on to a better dream In the distance there's a rider on a pale horse He's come to put an end to all the war and discourse But I'm holding on to you You know I'd break my back to keep the seventh seal in place.