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Song Released: 2013

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"Hail To The King"
Watch your tongue or have it cut from your
Save your life by keeping whispers unsaid
Children roam the streets now orphans of
Bodies hanging in the streets to adore
Royal faith will carve the path in...


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    Jun 24th, 6:39pm report

    It's a long shot but I think of this song as the rein of Hitler.

    "Watch your tongue or have it cut from your head"
    Those who opposed Hitler were suppressed in violent ways.

    This song is clearly about a tyrant king who suppressed opposition. It's an idea, but it's probably not about him especially coming from a band like this.


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    Sep 14th, 2018 9:53pm report

    My interpretation is like others have said, about a tyrant king, but the ending shows something dark not sure if it's death or the devil! But the song is badass!


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    May 1st, 2018 5:40am report

    i'm not 200% but I think that the song is about a Tyrant king who is suppressing the common folk in a time of war


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    Apr 27th, 2018 4:13pm report

    Hail to the King is an occult song. It's referencing Saturn which rules death, decay, slowness, cold, sharpness, rings, winter, grief, solemnity and time.

    "Watch your tongue or have it cut from your head" - Saturn is a very serious entity. He doesn't joke or love. As the angel Cassiel who governs Saturn once said, "I leave love to others."

    "Save your life by keeping whispers unsaid" - Saturn is quiet which is manifest in winter silence for example. So this line is saying respect Saturn and rest in the stillness.

    "hildren roam the streets, now orphans of war" - War brings about death. Losing one's parents to war brings mourning and grief. All Saturnian characteristics.

    "Bodies hanging in the streets to adore" - Don't fear death, come to terms with it by understanding it's place in life.

    "Royal flames will carve a path in chaos" This carving a path could be a reference to the shape of Saturn's knife, the scythe.

    "Bringing daylight to the night" This line references bringing attention and action to the night which Saturn rules.

    "Death is riding into town with armor," Pretty clear

    "They've come to take all your rights" You can't have rights if you're dead.

    "Hail to the king,
    hail to the one
    Kneel to the crown,
    stand in the sun
    Hail to the king"

    Saturn is king because he rules time and death. Therefor, let's honor him as king. Also, historically Saturn has always been worshipped and there is even confusion between the Sun and Saturn hence "Stand in the sun" line. Some believe Saturn was once a sun which undergone a change with cataclysmic consequences on earth. Others believe Saturn always was the planet that the "sun" referred to.

    "Blood is spilt while holding keys to the throne
    Born again, but it's too late to atone
    No mercy from the edge of the blade
    Dare escape and learn the price to be paid"

    This refers to the inevitability of death and Saturn's influence on our lives. Saturn strikes us with cold, sharp fear. The blade is another reference to the Scythe. Saturn doesn't do love so if you try to escape his grasp, you WILL lose and indeed learn the "price to be paid" for your arrogance.

    The rest is pretty clear as well. Hope this helps. This is coming from a magician. Additionally, Saturn worship is seen in wedging RINGS, halos above the heads of saints (a reference to Saturn's rings) and countless other customs. It's deep.

    This is coming from a magician who evokes spirits. Honoring them in music is definitely an excellent way to reap the benefits of their office.


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    Mar 27th, 2018 3:37pm report

    I thought this was an actual Christian song about praising God.


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    Feb 18th, 2018 2:37am report

    I think this song is about Satan and The Illuminati. When he says watch your mouth ill have it cut from your head I believe that Its the Illuminati saying that if he talks about what they do then they will kill them


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    Jun 26th, 2017 6:28pm report

    A tyrant king who rules over his subjects with a iron fist who kills all who oppose him it is not about the bible or the second coming.


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    Jun 17th, 2017 6:56pm report

    this is a song, in my opinion, that is a sarcastic pledge to the leaders of the world. "These people torture us and are totally disconnected, not concerned with anything but the almighty dollar, but by all means, HAIL TO THE KING!"


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    Jan 9th, 2017 1:22pm report

    I think the king is death, and the lyrics show how in the end, death triumphs over everything


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    Oct 8th, 2016 10:05pm report

    A song about the people yearning to bring back and greet the coming Christian king to rule in the name of God's son Jesus Christ in the near future. In order to save our Western society that has been polluted and corrupted by the ungodly intellectual illuminated illuminaries, working with the old Bolshevik communist, Zionist Nazi slave driven mentality, that has been used on us with the throat cutters now, to create and accomplish their agenda for the one world order rule, who calls themselves the globalists. That are against hailing to the coming of the king, like they have always been, and now who likes for us to be against the Christian ''czar'' Vladimir Putin that are demonizing him like he is the new Hitler to scapegoat for war, and don't want to be surfing themselves to ''Hail To The King'' and serve God.


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    Jun 9th, 2016 6:52am report

    This song is about a tyrant king who abused his people and how they are angry with him everything from armour to the sky blackened with arrows describes a Dark ages king who has alust for power it is not Jesus'second coming or the anti Crist or Satan it is a dark ruler like Bloody Mary, king Richard III, or Henry VIII.


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    Aug 10th, 2015 8:55am report

    I think its about anything that can completely take over you and your every thought and therfore effect you and everybody and everything that surrounds or includes you and or something or someone or anything that is effected by you weather it be drugs or love,war,jesus violence or being the best at something. if you look at it like that you can put any circumstance weather it be good or bad in there case opiate addiction is the king


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    Apr 12th, 2015 4:15pm report

    Oh my god not every song is about the damned Rev (not literally... I don't even believe in heaven and hell) but to me it seems to be talking about people of 'higher power' forcing people to keep their heads down and obey, hence the 'watch your tongue or have it cut from your head' and 'they've come to take all your rights'. It seems like its in the kings perspective, now I think about it the words seem to be metaphors for hell and the devil


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    Mar 5th, 2015 3:45pm report

    I think that its about how the rev was the king of all drummers and how none can match his power as a drummer, he has to grant other drummers the right to be called as good as him. That's my interpretation

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Dec 15th, 2014 12:32pm report

    i think you can make this song mean whatever you want it to mean. But it's probably saying something about dictators taking over countries.

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