"Separate the People" as written by Kori Gardner Hammel and Jason Edward Hammel....
I will set it up with you
We will get inside his head
And we will tell him how to leave a bitter land

I'll pretend I never know what the giants put them through
And all the shame he made in you
You are the bigger man

And the arms are crossed and the stills must all come down
It's time to separate the people from the men who disregard them

I will set it up with you
We will get inside his head
And we will tell him how to be a bigger man

The arms are crossed and the stills must all come down
It's time to separate the people from the men who disregard them


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"Separate the People" as written by Kori Gardner Hammel Jason Edward Hammel

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    General Commenti just read the novel 1984 and i think this song has a lot to do with it. the society is a strick toletarian police state that forces you to only think in one certain way. the government heads are opressing everyone. in the song "We" is the party and it gets in side winston's head and shows him how to function in just the right way. they inspire shame, are conservative and stern "the arms are crossed" and all the people are separated into three main levels, inner party, outer party, and the proles. and oceania is a bitter land. the proles separate from the inner party the most, who are the people who disregard everyone the most. oceania is the bitter land. i'm such a nerd.
    Sapphiredemonon November 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure that this is one of the most beautiful songs i've ever heard.
    ScreamingInfidelityon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure when this song was written (before or after the whole Iraq war) because I haven't looked much into it, but to me it sounds alot like Bush and the war.

    "We will get inside his head
    And we will tell him how to leave a bitter land"

    His being President Bush and the bitter land refering to the Middle East, which has always been fighting over land.

    "And all the shame he made in you
    You are the bigger man"

    Many people disliked the war and didn't support the war efforts causing "shame" for the soldiers. You are the bigger man (being bigger than Bush) for actually fighting on the front lines.

    "It's time to separate the people from the men who disregard them"

    The President and Congress sending the soldiers over there are the men disregarding, acting as if it is nothing. This line could possibly suggest it is time for a revolution.
    listeningon March 06, 2007   Link

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