"In Defense Of Our Good Name" as written by David Randall Blythe, Mark Morton, Will Adler, John Campbell and Chris Adler....
Returning to solace
So sweet like honeysuckle on the tongue
The sound of silence blesses my ears
Enveloping like the earth I will one day lie in
Metropolis is bad to wither the soul
Roaring concrete and steel washes you in blood

So let you point and laugh
Provincial ain't so bad
Take me back down to where I belong
To rust in rivers
I do not covet any man's life
I know my place all too well
One man's paradise is another man's living hell
To each their own
Generations ago, made this place my own
The roots are deep and strong
Carry them wherever I go

Never wanted your approval
Never wanted your acceptance
Never wanted to be anything but me
Never wanted to be anywhere but here
Carry me southeast bound home
To speak in defense of our good name
Lay me to rest with my kin
In the ground of God's country

Lash out at any who would smear you with hate
Deify no one, never crawl ashamed
The past screams injustice on a southern night wind
Whips manacle chains, musket balls
A dark history never forgotten
Only misconception remains

Speak in defense of our good name
The blood of kin grants absolution
I'll join them soon enough in the ground of God's country

Speak in defense of our good name
The blood of kin grants absolution
I'll join them soon enough in the ground of God's country

Never wanted your acceptance
Never wanted your approval
Never wanted to be anything but me
Never wanted to be anywhere but right here


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"In Defense of Our Good Name" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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    General CommentThis is probally wrong but I think its about how the south wanted to be there own country, and randy admits they have a dark history but there's more to it then that. they wanted to be there own county for other reasons more purposeable. and they never wanted the norths acceptance or approval. they just wanted to be them. and winning the civil war doesnt change anything in the way they think.
    ferry_515on July 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWikipedia says its about "is about living life in the rural south, the history involved in the south, and how it has affected the lives of the people there."

    Though I like Bloodhawks vereion better, but hey this all interpretation and it can mean different things to different people.
    Eightnine1on June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how everyone is greedy and selfish.
    Probably wrong though.
    Bloodhawkon January 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI also think it's about the south
    xxShadoWxxon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its about patriotism towards the south. i mean, they are southerners from virginia, so...u kno?
    passionate_musicon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSecond thoughs about this one.
    Again, probably wrong.
    I can see where you guys would think its about the South.
    This time, I think it might be about the American Indians, and how its their land, but they're powerless.

    "Roaring concrete and steel washes you in blood." - Reference to cities?
    "One man's paradise is another man's living hell."
    "Generations ago made this place my own
    The roots are deep and strong
    Carry them wherever I go."
    Bloodhawkon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthmmm, boodhawk i'd say your onto something, but the fact is they're from the south so...who knows.
    passionate_musicon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about finding solace in everything you have. "I do not covet any man's life" is an important line, because while it seems like everyone wants something more, he is satisfied with how he is. And that he'll take the humility of his provincial views, but it'll only make him stronger. It's kind of a reference almost to the 10th commandment, and a lashing out all those who do, particularly in the cities, where fashion, greed, and lust rule our minds. It's about security in a world of insecurity.
    eastoneastonon April 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyup, it's about the South and how everybody still thinks that they hate black people and are intolerant when they say they have a Southerners pride. "The misconception still remains"
    luisbautista69on January 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is sick, favorite part is
    "The past screams injustice on Southern night wind
    Whips Manacles Chains Musket balls
    A dark history never forgotten
    Only misconception remains"

    also think it has something to do with the msiconceptions the Civil War left on the south
    xXschmerzXxon January 10, 2008   Link

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