"Brush The Dust Away" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
In the most desolate corner
A bad case of the urban blues
Another brick in the living shadow
All inhale the downward spiral

Hey, get in line for tragic
Let us dance to the pistol magic
Just aim and end another
But think, as I rape your mother

Another player joins the table
Who I can or cannot trust
When do we get assigned?
Pure and precious with bad intentions

Hey, come and join the show
All the cameras are ready to go
Just aim and end another
But think, as I rape your mother

A single step - a garbled life
Where's the profit?
Your rage - the pain
Will it all be worth it?

Genetic, it seems to be....
Abandon, the mass ideal
We think we're in control then we become the things we hate
Lets re-unite and brush the dust away

Obtain a prosperous future
And the admiration of all
Act in "the sensations" media hour
All inhale the downward spiral


Lyrics submitted by -L3tH4L-

"Brush the Dust Away" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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    General CommentThis song is one of their best on Clayman.
    I guess he is refering to identity and brushing the dust away is rejecting popular culture. Avoid becoming an icon. But think as I rape your mother; being fake.
    asadcwon June 15, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"We think we're in control then we become the things we hate, Lets re-unite and brush the dust away"

    Its time to put away all our fears and doubts to make this life worth living with love
    afflicted4lifeon June 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics indicate to me that a person is depressed "A bad case of the urban blues" and he shoots some one and the media creates into a huge public thing and that when that happens the media shouldnt get invovled "Hey, come and join the show
    All the cameras are ready to go
    Just aim and end another" and in that its the same as shooting someone and we need to re-unite and brush the dust away.
    Setsunintoon December 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, and meaningfull lyrics, but personally I think that "but think, as I rape your mother" line kinda ruins the feeling..
    Woroon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah , i ruins my feelings too
    brejotabataon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAgree with you two. It's a great song but "but think, as I rape your mother" makes the lyric bad,
    Arcticaon July 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about how people get caught up in the idea of revenge and retribution and then everything spirals downwards into anarchy. I first got this impression from the lyric "Hey, get in line for tragic
    Let us dance to the pistol magic", and everything else seems to fit from that.
    Timmy Boyon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfirst off AWESOME SONG
    second: as woro said, the "but think as i rape your mother" part really annoys me.
    third: afflicted4life is right about the meaning as far as i'm concerned
    fourth: the drums ROCK
    fifth: that solo, and chorus riff are also AWESOME
    sixth: inflames is the best band ever (needless to say)
    xJotunxon August 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song seems like it is a follow-up to Swim.
    It could also be used as a follow-up to Reroute to Remain (the song), as both songs deal with revolution/rebellion/revolting/breaking off and creating new worlds/systems.

    This song is about rebuilding the world after a violent revolution.
    It's about creating a new society where all the shit that exists in our society just won't work or exist.
    But somebody is trying to corrupt it and destroy what could be beautilful
    Alternatively,
    this song could be about some people plotting a revolution,
    and the differing opinions of how it should be done and who should do what after the revolution.

    "Another player joins the table
    Who I can or cannot trust
    When do we get assigned?
    Pure and precious with bad intentions"

    pretty much sums up why I think this song is about what I think it is about.
    Ddaduttaon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAs for the "rape your mother":
    Any "true" In Flames fan knows that "mother" always mean MOTHER EARTH.
    Ddaduttaon January 10, 2006   Link

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