Does it feel good? Knowing you tried?
Knowing that all that remains
Is the slow cold brutal death
Of the fools that will all die in vain
How does it feel
Knowing your efforts will fail?
All that you've built will be torn down
The hope of your people assailed
Send your guardians
They will fail
Legends and heroes will crumble and fall
You will not prevail
When allied together
A threat men display
Divide them with doubt
It will all wash away
One spark can incite their hope
And ignite the hearts of their weary souls
I will extinguish that flame
Form your armies dream your dreams
Make your plans and plot your schemes
Send your fighters one and all
Then in battle watch them fall
It was you who ended their lives
Made them to dig their own graves
With your dark, sick, cruel design
Convinced them their world could be saved
Have you no shame?
Signing them up for your war
Train them to fight what they can't beat
Your sins are what they'll pay for
For your needs
Slaughter is coming, the end drawing near
You'll regret your deeds
Legends and fairy tales
Scattered in time
Maidens and kingdoms
Wrapped up in a lie
These children you mislead
You'll watch them all bleed
Strength will not bring victory
Tear them apart
Sever their trust
It will strangle their hearts
Plant seeds of doubt
Hope will be smothered
They'll turn on each other
Hatred will sprout
Suspicion and doubt
While allegiances die
The taste will be sweet
When you get what you've earned
And I'll watch you burn
- This song, playing right after the appearance of Salem at the conclusion of "End of the Beginning", appears to be directed at Ozpin.
- The line "Strength will not bring victory" calls back to the first episode, in which Salem also states that "there will be no victory in strength" during the opening narration.
- "Maidens and kingdoms / Wrapped up in a lie" refers to the four Maidens and four Kingdoms of Remnant.
- It can also be considered as foreshadowing to Ozpin keeping lying about his plan to stop Salem.
- The last line, "And I'll watch you burn" is also reminiscent of Salem's line from "End of the Beginning", "And I can't wait to watch you burn".
- The line 'Legends and fairy tales scattered in time' might be referencing both the motif's of teams JNPR and RWBY which are gender-bent warriors and legends and fairy tale characters.