bob
04-01-2007, 12:13 PM
So I've been listening to a lot of Killswitch Engage recently and I've been reading their lyrics and some of them have a lot of spiritual content in it. Their old singer, Jesse, was a Preacher's son and a professing Christian. I don't know about the current members of Killswitch.

Look at the lyrics to their song the Rose of Sharyn:

Numb and broken, here I stand alone
Wondering what were the last words I said to you
Hoping, praying that I'll find a way to turn back time
Can I turn back time?

What would I give to behold
The smile, the face of love?
You never left me
The rising sun will always speak your name

Numb and broken, here I stand alone
Wondering what were the last words I said to you
It won't be long, we'll meet again

What would I give to behold
The smile, the face of love?
You never left me
The rising sun will always speak your name

It won't be long, we'll meet again
Your memory is never passing
It won't be long, we'll meet again
My love for you is everlasting

I mourn for those who never knew you

It won't be long, we'll meet again
Your memory is never passing
It won't be long, we'll meet again
My love for you is everlasting

The Rose of Sharon is mentioned in Song of Solomon 2:1, which is often interpreted as a metaphor for Jesus. Other lyrics of Killswitch could be viewed as Christian such as the song For You.

The chorus goes:

The line is drawn
I pledge my devotion
There is no turning back
This heart is yours
I sacrifice for you (for you)

Now I'm not making a judgement on whether the members are Christian or not, I just find it neat that their lyrics are 100% clean and they could even be viewed in a positive light.

skynes
04-01-2007, 01:52 PM
The last lead singer was a Christian and wrote the lyrics. The rest of the band aren't and the new singer isn't. But they're still keeping to positive oriented message.

bob
04-01-2007, 05:55 PM
The last lead singer was a Christian and wrote the lyrics.

No, Rose of Sharyn was written by Howard Jones. He says so around 3:30 in this interview. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlBAY0Tz0OA)

timmyrotter
04-01-2007, 08:07 PM
ive noticed this too, in fact i think i brought it up. but most of their new cd had at least a positive message.