VNV Nation - Descent Lyrics




All God's children would have cause
To think the devil now walks this realm
A place dispossessed of any sanity
Edification of a scene from hell

Manmade prophecies serve to vindicate
All sides who claim themselves
Worthy servants obedient to the same God
A God who commands them not to kill

These faithful in lines that number thousands
Bring perdition throughout the land
As though the angel of death himself had been unleashed
To exact a punishment on this world

Across this cursed place rage the fires
Where the innocent are burned on a thousand funeral pyres
In anguish parted from this world

Does the need for the belief in a devil
Serve to palliate, serve to forgive us our sins
In the abandonment of reason and our delivery into hell

Limitless are the ways of mankind in its virulent capacities
Ironic it may seem, for us a chance exists to see
In us also lies the capacity to transcend





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  1. Lisa Guerrero

    Just walked into an eternal wasteland !!! So very bad ass... I see the generations waiting !!!

  2. GreenFont

    I once asked Ronan Harris what this song was about specifically. He replied that it was based on WW1 poems written by soldiers. It's essentially about the horrors of war, WW1 mainly.

    NeedMorePuppies

    Goddamn
    I've been wondering about this for years, thanks for mentioning this

  3. Z Blackerby

    our delivery into hell.....

  4. Project-6

    *The Great Descent*

  5. pentagonofpeople

    all god's children would have cause
    to think the devil now walks this realm
    a place dispossesed of any sanity
    edification of a scene from hell
    man-made prophecies serve to vindicate
    all sides who claim themselves...
    worthy servants, obedient to the same god
    a god who commands them not to kill
    these faithful, in lines that number thousands
    bring perdition throughout the land
    as though the angel of death
    himself had been unleashed to exact the punishment
    on this world
    ...
    across this cursed place, rage the fires
    where the innocent are burned
    on a thousand funeral pyres
    in anguish parts it(?)
    from this world
    does the need for the belief in a devil
    serve to palliate, serve to forgive us, our sins?
    in the abandonment of reason
    and our delivery into hell
    limitless are the way of mankind
    in its virulent capacities
    ironic, it may seem, for us a chance
    exists to see, in us also lies
    the capacity
    to transcend.

    Magnus Näslund

    .."in anguish departs" :)

  6. Zshock soda

    Every moment, I am reminded of the introduction, just before the signature title comes on screen, in the 6th episode of Hellsing Ultimate by this track.

  7. taleya

    That last line. EVERY. DAMNED. TIME.

  8. xennophelia

    Totally killer song .. lyrics phenom

  9. Nara Ousansamaki

    Play this song while playing the lamp maze on Crotas End on Destiny.

  10. Brandon Urieta Fernandez

    Just put on a Slipknot mask and picked up an AR-15, ready to go forth toward the night.

  11. MpoMp

    Dem lyrics! :O

  12. Dastreus

    A chilling song about the horrifying nature that religion brings on a species otherwise capable of great feats.

  13. Jaughn Domen

    I use a lot of covenant and and one coupled with EBM for PHANTOM DUST 8-)

  14. walt redmond

    cool ambience!

  15. walt redmond

    This song always reminds me of the fact that I have the pefect body of a 19 year old.
    In my freezer!

  16. Spiralboy

    I use this music to create a cool ambience to dramatize vampire the masquerade roleplaying scenes.

  17. sunshadow7XK

    Warhammer 40k has one of those.

    I'd imagine the necrons playing this as they force mortals into the soulforges.

  18. xennophelia

    Love it .. fab song!

  19. Ally Dee

    @shoopt3hwoop I agree with MegaTouchy so now, they aren't the only one.

  20. Ally Dee

    @MegaTouchy I agree with you so no, you're not the only one.

  21. Ally Dee

    I don't care what people say..I like both Lady Gaga and VNV Nation. But I agree, the beginning does sound like something that Lady Gaga would do.

    Problem?

  22. RiuKotsusei

    I don't see how people think Lady Gaga in this... I imagine like those "future slave scenes" that you see in some movies where they're working with blacksmith hammers, etc.

  23. consumedbyfire13

    @MegaTouchy No it's more like Lady Gaga resembles something of VNV Nation. Lady Gaga couldn't get close to VNV Nation in a million years.

  24. consumedbyfire13

    I love this guy's voice in the song! Sounds so epic. Sounds great with good sound card and echo on.

  25. chris

    @Cruithne3753 lol that's funny

  26. Cruithne3753

    Is it just me or does Ronan sound like an Irish version of Frank Zappa on this one?
    "This is the Central Scrrrrutinizer..."

  27. sector150

    I like the instrumental part of this, would make for a really good video game in-play music.

  28. William Van Hoof

    I know! Cause we just do that all the time now, don't we?

  29. Meadras

    Yeah, just last week, I burned two people at the stake and had about a dozens others hanged - I just can't resist it, being a Christian and all

  30. Colin Jacobs

    Smorg85- oh yeah, I know. The words aren't evil, just the way it sounds. The beginning sounds like a mix of Ramstein and the Zerg soundtrack from Starcraft.

  31. Colin Jacobs

    Holy bajesus this is evil!!!

  32. Cherrypoppins18

    I'm actually surprised they haven't used this for a movie trailer, it would be perfect for movies coming out soon, like "Angels and Demons" and "Terminater Salvation". It would be great for apocalyptic movies.

  33. Virtus1912

    love this song