I hear echoes of a number of fantastic bands in this piece, and by no means it's an accusation (in all honesty only Adam and Eve were truly original in their creations, me thinks). It's got power, it's got variations of rhythm and melodic line, it's perfectly paced, and the lyrics complement this very successful musical venture.
At first I though I had heard words like that before, many times. And then it dawned on me: we forget about the trully important things, and then, at one point, it is too late to make amends. A job well done, indeed, lyrically and musically.