"Overcome (The Recapitulation)" as written by Edward Joel Kowalczyk, Chad David Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Alan Gracey....
We've had enough
We've had enough
We've had enough of the politicians
We've had enough yeah
Of these politician's wars
All we need right now is love
We've had enough of these military scoreboards
What we need right now is love, come on
We've had enough of these politician's wars
All we need right now is love
We've had enough of these military scoreboards
All we need right now is love
We've had enough of these politician's wars
All we need right now is love
We've had enough of these military scoreboards
All we need right now is love

Turn it up
The future is held in the hands
Who right the textbooks
Ignorance is bred when falsified thinking is taught
To the youth instead of
Past mistakes and mind elevation,
Like the graves that manifest destiny has created
So we can build our
Capitalist consumer based economy,
To build, market,
And sell commodities we don't need
But we are trained to believe like celebrity imaging
Well I'm here to take my feelings back and I hope
That you will be with me

I can't wait for that day
When I hear us all screaming.
Ahhhhhhhhh,
I can't wait for that day
When I hear us all singing together,
Ooooohhhhhh
I can't wait for that day
When I hear us all screaming.
Ahhhhhhhhh
I can't wait for that day
When I hear us all singing together,
Ahhh,

I can't wait for the day
When I hear us all screaming,
Here comes the revolution.
When every race color
And creed of militant human beings stand up
With fists together for substance and true meaning
Because right now we got our feet stuck in cement
We're too caught up in
A material status quo punishment
And one thing is for sure
And that's the sun will always set,
Darling you can bet our moon is quite the opposite
So baby take a axe to your makeup kit
Set ablaze the billboards and their advertisements
Love with all your hearts and never forget
How good it feels to be alive
And strive for your desire
Just cause you can't see
Your cage doesn't mean that you are free
When there are laws against nature
But its okay for you to be
Addicted to over the counter prescriptions
And magazines dictate all our human relations

I'm not buying, no I'm not giving in
To a culture that objectifies all of our women
I'm not buying, no I'm not consuming
The apathetic dribble on the news media's chin
I'm not buying, no I'm not giving in
The lies that are sold through textbooks to children
I'm not buying, no I'm not consuming
Cause the positive will
Always overcome the negative right

And we stay inside, its right outside,
We stand in line
We all enjoy the fences to keep it at bay
But I'm not giving in


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"Overcome (The Recapitulation)" as written by Chad David Taylor Chad Alan Gracey

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    General Commentawesome awesome awesome song. love it. my life wouldn't be the same without it.

    okay, i'm kidding about the last thing.
    ManoStuarton April 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe acoustic on the DVD sounds way badass as well....the guitar solo at the ed...and the added lyrics from that other band make it a great song.

    This song to me is pretty self explanitory.

    This is on the Drive Thru compilation of Volume 1 Against Bush.
    imdisturbedbyyouon April 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so fun! rx bandits rock my world. yes, more love in the world would be great.

    "just because you can see your cage doesn't mean that you are free"

    "well i'm not buying, no i'm not givin in
    to a culture that objectifies all of the women"

    oh yeah
    punkrockchick217on April 19, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"baby take an axe to your makeup kit
    set ablaze the billboards and their advertisements"

    that right there is the best line in any RX song ever. this is a kickass song. i like the manifest destiny mention in there. am i the only one who notices that songs that mention manifest destiny kick ass? like the old west by five iron frenzy, which compares neo-christian crazy ppl to ppl who killed native americans in the manifest destiny period.
    Die80sdieon June 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAbout this song's Manifest Destiny line: Manifest Destiny was a concept used to describe the US's imperialistic ventures into the west in the 1800's. According to MD, the US was meant to reign 'from sea to shining sea'- in order to bring to fruition (aka manifest) the preordained mission (destiny) of ruling the continent, they had to kill Native Americans and supress people and all that other good stuff. Back to the song, I think they're saying that current US foreign policy is reverting back to MD-era reasoning. He says that MD the first time around was a mistake, and that we'll make the same mistake in Iraq and elsewhere if we don't wake up.

    VOTE KERRY!
    Nova4761on July 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this is an incredibly poignant attack on modern western culture and how consumerism has overtaken our lives.

    "But we are trained to believe like celebrity imaging
    Well I'm here to take my feelings back and I hope that you all be with me "

    This is about the way the western world dont seem to think for themselves anymore. One of RX's main gripes they keep going on about is apathy - people are not active enough, they don't THINK enough, and as a result are being wrapped around these politicians' little fingers so they can do what they want with us, a la the Patriot Act in the US, which is slowly being mirrored here in the UK, due to the fear of terrorism that is whipped up and completely exaggerated by our governments. We as a people need to wake up and understand what is happening to us and to others on our behalf.
    ripscaron November 23, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"there are laws against nature but it's ok
    For you to be addicted to over the counter prescriptions
    And magazines dictate all of our human relations"

    I think that first line there is talking about homosexuality, and how they don't receive equal rights, even though for over 40 years it has been scientificially proven to be natural.

    This song has some of my favorite lyrics of any song ever.
    LetMenBurnStarson January 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentawsome song... i like the speeding pace in the middle... This might be a great song for summer just because of the beat
    bob3lbon May 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEasily one of my favorite songs of all time. I don't think a day went by during the 2004 election that I didn't listen to this multiple times. I also love the fact that the song came to fruition as a jam session. They didn't really have any set music they were going to use and kinda just winged it.
    psyconiuson January 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentokay, definitely my favorite song of all time, ever.
    I think it's pretty much self explanitory if you just read the lyrics. Very powerful & TRUE message.
    I wish people could listen & live by ithis song.

    & also LetMenBurnStars,

    "there are laws against nature but it's ok
    For you to be addicted to over the counter prescriptions
    And magazines dictate all of our human relations"

    I could be wrong, but i'm pretty positive that first & second line is about marijuana & how BS it is that it's illegal for us to have something from nature but it's okay to take a pill for anything that's introduced to us as a problem with ourselves to feed the pill market.

    'and magazines dictate all of our human relations'
    stand at the checkout at your local grocery store & read the crap that's in front of you. We have to obsess over who's bulemic or cheating in hollywood as opposed to trying to conquer our own problems.

    LOVE this song.
    CallieAwesomepantson January 08, 2007   Link

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