SEVEN (An End Times Love Song) | Behind the Track

Album: No Time Like the End Times

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.

Lyrics:

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.
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