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You know it's time for us to step it up
Another level now 'cause we finished warming up
So we rise up elevate to maintain fill up with octane
And fan the flame we regain all the names
The enemy took away
And like a green beret we will lead the way
Into battle so have no fear we will draw near
So that we can persevere like a gondolier
We headed straight to the top nonstop
Set shop at the top of the Rock
You'll feel the aftershock after we rock the spot
Cause you forgot these soldiers won't turn and walk
We take hard knocks come back for more
Cause we're hardcore we fight for the One who died for (you)
And like Saigon we're on the frontlines
And we carry on to the end times

Chorus

Now that it's on, we're out in the front of this marathon
With our armor on, stay strong we drive on (drive on)
Our echelon pressin' on 'til we reach the top
And you know we don't stop (our echelon)
Now that it's on

We're on the enemy's hit list
I'm hopin' you get this
You're takin' a risk when you resist the one who made you exist
Evolutionists we got love for you too but we're breakin' down
Walls seeking out the truth
I'm a soldier in this army of One
Like I told ya the battle's already won
So about face move outta the way I gotta pray for you
And this is how we do

Chorus


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    General CommentFrieden...read frieden's lyrics
    whitepoetton July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really good. Pillar is just amazing :D Very catchy and meaningful stuff. The rhymes in this song are just awesome. Peace~
    BarCodeSoldieron October 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDefinition of echelon ~ A vanguard formation of soldiers.
    Drison March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to refer to the Vietnam war quite a lot. The Green Berets were some of the elite U.S. Special forces involved.
    The fall of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) signified the end of the Vietnam war.
    nzjesusfreakon June 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commentcool, compare the Christian life to a war the US wasted thousands of soldiers lives on for no good reason. rock on, pillar. rock on.
    born to runon May 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn Vietnam, the U.S. fought a defensive war only, but a true Bible believing, on fire (active) for God Christian lives an offensive war. Note these differences in how a Christian should live and how the U.S. fought the Vietnam War:

    1. "it's time for us to step it up
    Another level now..." (We take the offensive; the U.S. forces had to wait to be attacked.)

    2. "we regain all the names
    The enemy took away" (Christians seek and save the lost souls of the world, in a since, p.o.w.s; the U.S. government ordered a withdraw from Vietnam, leaving dozens, or possibly hundreds of p.o.w.s to die.)

    3. "And like a green beret we will lead the way
    Into battle so have no fear we will draw near
    So that we can persevere" (The Green Berets were a special ops troops, and they the first American to see action in Vietnam. The type of Christians that I described above are found few and far apart. They are God’s special ops! They need to lead the battle and be an example to lukewarm [um, like soup that has been left out for 10 minutes or so: not hot, not cold, but really gross tasting] Christians so that they can “finish warming up” and join the war as well.)

    4. “We headed straight to the top nonstop
    Set shop at the top of the Rock
    You'll feel the aftershock after we rock the spot” (With God on their side, Christian are heading straight to the top, they are going to stay there, and what they do will accomplish something. Its true- I know how the war ends. Don’t believe me? Read Revelations 19: 11- 22: 6; the Vietnam War accomplished nothing except humiliating the U.S. and getting a lot of people killed.)

    5. “Cause you forgot these soldiers won't turn and walk
    We take hard knocks come back for more
    Cause we're hardcore we fight for the One who died for (you)” (No how tuff the enemy is a special ops Christian would run away like a coward because he fighting for Jesus Christ, the one that gave him eternal life; in Vietnam, when the going got tuff, the tuff got going [home]. The U.S. gave up on a war that, if fought differently, could have been won.)

    6. “And like Saigon we're on the frontlines
    And we carry on to the end times” (The North Vietnamese [the U.S.’s opponents in the Vietnam War] marched to Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, took it, and won the war; the world is marching upon Christians like the North Vietnamese did on Saigon. Christians are a part of these war wither they realize it or not. They can either take the offensive and win for Christ, or they can be crushed by the opposition.)

    If you closely read the chorus and second stanza of this song you will find that, like the first stanza, they DO PERFECTLY DESCRIBE the life a Christian. Pillar is a great band, and Echelon is a great song.
    P.S.
    I am not against the Vietnam War. I do think that it was poorly fought but only because we had a weak administration in Washington. They were in control of what the army was allowed to do, not the generals.
    Pueri Deoon July 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpillar is still super-lame, and I say that as a Christian. Christian rock doesn't make Christianity better, it makes rock n roll worse.
    born to runon July 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYOu have got to be kidding! Pillar is one of the best on the Christian circuit! I wonder if you mean their words are poor, or just them in general? If you are talking about their words, then I have to agree with you to a point, but that's it and nothing more!
    rockster/punksteron July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI mean everything about them is poor. They rip off bands like limp bizkit and linkin park, who are terrible bands in the first place, and incorporate christian lyrics that are just like everyone elses. I'm still waiting for a christian band that can make decent, original rock n roll.
    born to runon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPillar is an awesome band. You don't know what your talking about.
    Nothing But Skinon July 24, 2006   Link

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