"Liberate" as written by David Draiman, Dan Donegan, Steve Kmak and Mike Wengren....
B-B-bold motherfucker
Don't you limit your mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi

Liberate your mind
You motherfucker, you're so narrow-minded,
So narrow-minded
So liberate your mind,
Motherfucker, will you liberate your mind
Huh, huh
Liberate your mind
You motherfucker, you're so narrow-minded,
So narrow-minded
So liberate your mind,
Now motherfucker will you liberate your mind,
This time

Bold motherfucker
Don't you limit your mind
Can't you see that the pace
Has just fallen behind
All the hate in your heart
Will be leaving you blind
So bold motherfucker
Don't you limit your mind
Now bold motherfucker
Don't you limit your mind
Can't you see that the pace
Has just fallen behind
All the hate in your heart
Will be leaving you blind
So bold motherfucker
Don't you limit your mind
This time

Waiting, for your modern messiah
To take away all the hatred
That darkens the light in your eye
Still awaiting, I

Liberate your mind
You motherfucker, you're so narrow-minded,
So narrow-minded
So liberate your mind,
Motherfucker, will you liberate your mind?
Huh, huh
Liberate your mind
You motherfucker, you're so narrow-minded,
So narrow-minded
So liberate your mind,
Now motherfucker will you liberate your mind,
This time?

Bold motherfucker
Don't you limit your mind
Can't you see that the pace
Has just fallen behind?
All the hate in your heart
Will be leaving you blind
So bold motherfucker
Don't you limit your mind
Now bold motherfucker
Don't you limit your mind
Can't you see that the pace
Has just fallen behind?
All the hate in your heart
Will be leaving you blind
So bold motherfucker
Don't you limit your mind
This time

Waiting, for your modern messiah
To take away all the hatred
That darkens the light in your eye
Still awaiting, I

"Out of Zion shall come forth a law
And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem
Nation shall not raise sword against nation
And they shall not learn war anymore
For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken"

Waiting, for your modern messiah
To take away all the hatred
That darkens the light in your eye
How long will we be waiting,
For your modern messiah
To take away all the hatred
That darkens the light in your eye?

Still awaiting, I

Still awaiting, I


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"Liberate" as written by Dan Donegan David Draiman

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  • +5
    General CommentDammit... you people are fucking idiots... the song is the complete OPPOSITE of what neerob says.

    It's telling people that believe in God that there IS a possibility that God does not exist. He's not saying he does or does not... but the fact that you would even implicate that people who don't have complete faith in God are narrow minded is absurd. Those push faith to the limits, while I di have respect for them, are some of the most narrow minded people in the world. They will NEVER accept anything other than what they believe, not even the possibility.

    David Draiman doesn't deny that God exists, but he doesn't really believe either.
    eeyore1883on October 16, 2002   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song could mean a number of different things.

    First off, I agree with most people here that it definitely isn't pro-religion. With that said, I wouldn't call it anti-religion either. It's mostly speaking to the fanatics of most popular religions, whether it be Westboro Baptist Church (Christians), the terrorists in The Middle East (Muslims), or, and yes I'm expecting a lot of hate comments for this next example, Atheists who preach that religion as a whole should be exterminated.

    The song calls them 'Narrow Minded' for rejecting any other belief, and claiming theirs to the only one that is just. I believe there are fanatics of any form of belief; and likewise, every belief has its calmer followers. I have seen the hatred Westboro Baptist Church has inflicted upon the world, condemning our soldiers for their sexual orientation alone. I've seen Muslims in The Middle East who burn the United States flag and behead anyone who denounces Islam. And likewise, I've seen Atheists who condemn all religion and call anyone who believes in any supernatural power to be 'delusional', 'uneducated', or 'narrow-minded'.

    I'm an Agnostic who comes from a Christian family. My friends are diverse when it comes to belief; some Christian, some Atheist, and some Muslim. So if you took any offense to this, please don't flame for my own beliefs.

    Second, though this could be taken for all religions, I think David is questioning Judaism more than any other religion here. David grew up in a strictly Jewish family, and his parents were extremely firm in their beliefs. David on the other hand, questioned the faith. I don't know exactly what happened, but I imagine he spoke with them about how he felt, as did I with my parents when I questioned Christianity. Unlike they, who accepted my difference of opinion, I imagine David's parents argued, punished, and forced the faith upon him. Now, his relationship with them is anything but healthy.

    This is why I say he questions Judaism.

    "Waiting, for your modern messiah
    To take away all the hatred
    That darkens the light in your eye
    Still awaiting, I."

    Jews do not believe The Messiah has came, and are still waiting for him to return. According to them, The Messiah will take away all war, all hatred and all sin from the world. He will basically save humanity.

    "Out of Zion shall come forth a law
    And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem
    Nation shall not raise sword against nation
    And they shall not learn war anymore
    For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken"

    This quote is from Micah 4, which is a book in the Biblical Old Testament and the Jewish Tanakh. It clearly states that God will take away all hatred on the Earth, and people will not fight against each other anymore. David is basically asking, "How long do we have to wait for you? How long are you going to take?"

    So yeah, this is just my personal opinion of what it means. Hope this helped some.
    Ironwolf935on August 14, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is for the christians to listen to, saying that we're waiting for a 'god' that dosen't exist. saying that chirstians dont fully understand that they could possible be wrong , and the bibble could be wrong. i see a big "fuck you" to god in this song, hell yeah.
    KoRn_fucker666on November 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its about that if you want war and rasicism and etc. to stop you cant wait for some "messaih" and you should try and stop it yourself
    Led Against The Zepon March 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGooogy pretty much sums it up...well except calling people stupid. That's just not nice. ;-)

    There is a lot of humanistic values in Disturbed songs and this is another one. How can one be open to helping all people when so many think that if they don't believe as you do, you damned and not worthy. Although, I feel that they recognize that there are many truths in different faiths...just not when they are used as a way to promote oneself above others.

    Anyway, does anyone have the CD artwork? This runs through the entire length of the lyrics:

    "In and age of nothing, at a time when we stand at the brink of our own destruction, strengthen your belief in your self, in the future of humanity, in the things of this world which cannot easily be perceived, awaken that which lies dormat now within your soul. Re-ignite the flame of your consciousness and measure the strength of your conviction. Reveal the lie. Renounce your hatred. Seek, find, and embrace the truths you are fortunate enough to discover. Cherish them, use them to anchor you in the sea of chaos that is the world we live in. When twilight draws near, wen you are pushed to the very limits of your soul, when it seems that all you have left are the dead remains of the fabric of your life - believe."
    dawnydayon February 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow some people are just clueless.

    A: Song is clearly anti-religious

    Having been a former christian I find this song very uplifting because I "Liberated" my mind from the hatred that most religion brings. Hatred of other religion, hatred of those who the bible dictates as "sinners" such as homosexuals and other such hatred. It is saying that if we as humanity get rid of religious oppression and stop waiting for some "messiah" to fix all our problems, we will then have peace and no more hatred.

    "Waiting for your modern messiah
    To take away all the hatred
    That darkens the light in "YOUR" eye
    Still awaiting I,"

    It's saying that all religions think that everyone else is causing the hatred, yet in most cases they are the ones causing it.

    Long story short "THINK FOR YOURSELF" don't believe everything you read or are taught. Anyone can be a sheep.

    IMO, I'm sure a lot of people won't like it, but what the hell, I like to think for myself.
    Xalveron December 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningA lot of people commenting say that this song is either anti-religious, or that it's about how people SHOULD open their mind to religion.

    Personally, I think the song has very little to do with religion, and a lot to do with man's greatest sin; narrow-mindedness.

    A lot of conflicts in the world today - whether they're as small as a fight on the playground at an elementary school, or as big as war - stem from one reason; narrow-mindedness. Because people refuse to open their minds to new ideas or ways of thinking, they believe that people who are different must be wrong, and so they make fun of or hurt them. And in the song, David is basically telling people to "Liberate their minds", and refers to those closed-minded people as "motherfuckers".

    As for the whole "modern Messiah" part... Well, I think that's saying that people are waiting for Jesus to come and "take away all the hatred". But we don't KNOW when Jesus will rise again, so we need to change our way of thinking NOW, and not wait for him to do it for us. Jesus helps those that help themselves, after all.
    Emerald7337on February 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree that it's "modern" messiah... but i wonder if he's saying "martyred", sometimes.
    adam23xon September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell if you wanna go on that boat it also sounds like "still awaiting god" instead of "still awaiting I"
    Shylock191on September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is just like all the rest of Disturbed songs: kickass!! I love this song..hopefully its the next hit!!
    Disturbedrulezon September 22, 2002   Link

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