"As The Palaces Burn" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
The fiends have gagged a generation of pacified fools
Bound by our greed a nation enslaved as corporate tools.
Arise and race the legacy of their lies

To realize that this in itself is an ascension
Towards the day we revolt.
As the seeds you've cast away take hold
War will be born.
Rejoice, the age of the fall has begun
We'll dance as the palaces burn.

A shot gun blast into the face of deceit
You'll gain your just reward.
We'll not rest until the purge is complete
You will reap what you've sown.
My redemption lies in your demise.

In such a world as this does one dare to think for himself?
The paradox of power and peace will destroy itself
To know the truth and live in fear of no man.

To realize that this in itself is an ascension
Toward the day we revolt.
As the seeds you've cast away take hold
War will be born.
Rejoice, the age of the fall has begun
We'll dance as the palaces burn.
My redemption lies in your demise.
Rejoice, the age of the fall has begun.
We'll dance as the palaces burn


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"As the Palaces Burn" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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    General CommentI think Randy Blithe is talking about how the American people are too scared to acknowledge that American foreign policy is wrong, because they would also have to acknowledge that the state of opulence that America lives in, (compared to the places they bomb on a daily basis) is paid for with blood money and that they each in some way have blood on their hands.

    Randy is saying that it is time for the American people to open their eyes and take action.
    quiffpornon November 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentVery apocalyptic.
    shadowwiththeeyeson October 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentno
    Bertxxon October 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHow are they saying they want the middle east to lose? Since when was the war on terror supposed to be a war on the middle east?
    shadowwiththeeyeson October 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLamb of God are VERY anti-Bush. Every day on the Ozzfest tour Randy (singer) wore an anti-Bush shirt. I don't think he's talking about the war on terror in general, just Iraq and the U.S. going to war on "lies" and trying to build new nations. Hence "We'll dance as the palaces burn", he's referring to the palaces of dictators and such.
    DawnOfReckoningon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if they're really talking about dictators, i think it's more general, just the wealthy ruling class, taking back power from anyone who has it.

    "Remember that better lives have been lived in the margins, locked in the prisons and lost on the gallows than have ever been enshrined in palaces." Just felt that was appropriate.
    shadowwiththeeyeson November 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's just about foreign policy, I agree with your interpretation and I think that's a part of it, but i think it's more about the society as a whole than just a specific aspect of it.
    shadowwiththeeyeson November 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with shadowwiththeeyes , I think Randy is talking about the social climate in America right now and how the cloud of fear that the Bush administration has created, has allowed them to hold sway over the kind of totalitarian dictatorship, last seem during the Nazi regime.

    The 3 most important lines, as far as the understanding of this song, (as far as I am concerened) are as follows:

    "The fiends have gagged a generation of pacified fools" - The American government has pacified a nation, in a way, last seem within the pages of George Orwell's "1984". The slaughter of 11/09/01 has proved all the justification, needed, for the powers that be, to take a leaping shit on the the US constitution, robbing the United States citizens of the rights that had been affored them, sinse their country was founded, with un-constitutional horse shit, like the Patriot Act (who's very name implies that to not freely relinquish your liberties is to some how spit on the graves of the founding fathers).

    And:

    "The paradox of power and peace will destroy itself" - The US holds an iron fist ove the rest of the world. Like it or not, America is, (in the words of Bill Hicks) "the Evil Empire". America only remains the dominant force, by pissing on the U.N Charter, in ways that have seen lesser countries atomized. The Citizens of Amerca, live in peace, because the people of other countries, lose limbs on a daily basis. America remains unchecked, simply because there in no country or union of States on earth that could possibly pose a threat to it.

    And Finally:

    "As the seeds you've cast away take hold" - The average Joes (discarded seeds) of the US are not going to stand for the kind of horse shit, that George Bush passes for "patriotism", for much longer, America has become the most hated county in the world, based on the foreign policies of one man.

    I guess what Randy Blithe is saying is that there is only so long that you can beat me down, piss on me and deny my existance and kill people in my name, before I (I being meaning the USA as a collective) snap and fight back.
    quiffpornon November 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNice interpretation.
    Thank you for agreeing with me. It's good for my self-esteem.
    shadowwiththeeyeson November 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commenttruong shut the fuck up.
    toolapcon November 22, 2004   Link

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