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    Default The Meaning of The Seventh Seal?

    I been wondering for a while, what do the lyrics mean in the song 7th Seal. I mean they sound cool and all, but in all honesty. What the hell do they mean?

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    They may not be about a specific thing...but are a bunch of religious references...

    If I know Sammy - the general message may be redemption is from within, not what an organized religion tells you to believe.
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    Sounds a bit like Sammy is talking about wanting to have more time to do all things he needs to, but is being held back by the intrusions of others. The religious references are just a metaphor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by extreme red roth
    They may not be about a specific thing...but are a bunch of religious references...

    If I know Sammy - the general message may be redemption is from within, not what an organized religion tells you to believe.
    Interesting, I was thinking about redemption when I was going thru the lyrics by memory, then I double checked the lyrics @ van-halen.com.

    Walk me down to the wishin' well
    Help me find that miracle


    Hoping to find an answer, any answer... maybe proof of God's existence.

    Splash that holy water on me
    Drown my faith in Trinity


    Cleansing of the soul but tainted by Church dogma.

    Little by little gonna get it I swear
    One more piece of the puzzle, I'm there.


    Keeping an open mind.

    Gotta get lucky, gotta get that done
    Little bit o' luck never hurt no one


    Seems like a filler for the song.

    [I]Come on, take me down, down, down, down
    I'm in a cold sweat
    Lord, don't let me drown, drown, drown, drown
    In Mother Earth's soul, yet!

    Nearing death (metaphorically or real death) and not wanting to be buried.

    Under darken skies
    We'll see the light

    Another filler.

    Broken now, I can't help but feel
    Someone cracked the seventh seal

    Feeling broken like the seventh seal - the last seal that begins the end of the world.

    Nothin' sacred, nothin' left unturned
    When nothin's simple, then nothin's learned

    Simple wise statement (another filler?)

    So take me down to the virgin spring
    Wash away my suffering, oh
    Splash that holy water on me
    Wash my eyes so I can see[I]

    A need for redemption again - soul was broken earlier - an urgency to be saved.
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    I read several years ago about the inspiration for the lyrics.
    Sammy said it was from an old movie by Ingmar Bergman named Seventh seal check it out.

    http://www.decentfilms.com/reviews/seventhseal.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning Fingers
    Interesting, I was thinking about redemption when I was going thru the lyrics by memory, then I double checked the lyrics @ van-halen.com.

    Walk me down to the wishin' well
    Help me find that miracle


    Hoping to find an answer, any answer... maybe proof of God's existence.

    Splash that holy water on me
    Drown my faith in Trinity


    Cleansing of the soul but tainted by Church dogma.

    Little by little gonna get it I swear
    One more piece of the puzzle, I'm there.


    Keeping an open mind.

    Gotta get lucky, gotta get that done
    Little bit o' luck never hurt no one


    Seems like a filler for the song.

    [I]Come on, take me down, down, down, down
    I'm in a cold sweat
    Lord, don't let me drown, drown, drown, drown
    In Mother Earth's soul, yet!

    Nearing death (metaphorically or real death) and not wanting to be buried.

    Under darken skies
    We'll see the light

    Another filler.

    Broken now, I can't help but feel
    Someone cracked the seventh seal

    Feeling broken like the seventh seal - the last seal that begins the end of the world.

    Nothin' sacred, nothin' left unturned
    When nothin's simple, then nothin's learned

    Simple wise statement (another filler?)

    So take me down to the virgin spring
    Wash away my suffering, oh
    Splash that holy water on me
    Wash my eyes so I can see[I]

    A need for redemption again - soul was broken earlier - an urgency to be saved.
    that was a phenominal break down of the song - i'm glad you did it so i didn't have to but i couldnt've said it any better

    the lyrics are some of the best/deepest sammy's ever written with van halen
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    In the VH Encyclopedia, Sammy says it's all about Armageddon.
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    The bible reference comes from from Revelations. I hope not to be around at the time cos it looks like it's gonna be a bad day.. I'll take a rain check!!
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    Thanks, everyone thats truely been helpful! Now if we could only decipher that lyrical rubix cube known as Up For Breakfast...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rovus View Post
    In the VH Encyclopedia, Sammy says it's all about Armageddon.
    Came across an old mag article from '95 after the Balance release that states the same thing. "It's about the Armageddon factor," says Sammy. "If there's a crack in the seal, once it's broken there's no return."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat Salade View Post
    I read several years ago about the inspiration for the lyrics.
    Sammy said it was from an old movie by Ingmar Bergman named Seventh seal check it out.

    http://www.decentfilms.com/reviews/seventhseal.html
    I also thought Sammy referred to this movie. It's been on a few times lately but I never catch it from the beginning.
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