One nation under the gun
Where forward thinking is shunned
A morbid tradition
Of archaic value systems
Where violence justified
Is just another pride
Under the surface lies
A holy plastic empire
With guarded golden fences
Where misfortune
Shelters decisions
A pain wrought from blood flowing green
The myth of protection
Is a sick fascination
A culture of violence is what you are feeding
Fear is an heirloom
And hate is contagious
A nation of sadists is what you are breeding
It's everywhere
It's everywhere that you see
But who decides
If you watch or turn the other cheek
And only in your mind
Is it your given right to be armed to the teeth
It's a common disease
The only immunity is to disarm
This holy plastic empire disease



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    General CommentSoooo GOoD. The world is "kill crazy" and I hate it too.
    Thricefoldon May 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't necessarily agree with the political inferences in this song, but our world is plagued by violence ad I think thats the message they're trying to get across. It doens't sound like they're in favor of gun control, which is what I thought when I first heard the song, but they're more or less talking about violence in general.
    boysburiedalexison May 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think you got it backwards... I think it's talking about how the police can hide behind their guns... Second to last line- The only immunity is to disarm I think that says quite a bit.
    seedlesstomon October 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI have no clue what this song means but its by far one of the most awesome metal songs ive heard in my life
    ZionsVillageIdioton January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmaybe its a pro-gun song :P
    CanyonBehindHerXon April 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn my opiniion.
    It's a song about how much violence is influenced today.
    hiub713on August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts clearly about the sickness and depravity of Conservative Ameri(k)an culture.
    Like patriot virus.
    tykavon November 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's got something to do with anti-war and the conservative mindset
    lovesongs666on February 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell conservative and anti-war are complete opposites. but i think it is about how the world is just a bit to violent and we need to disarm in order to achieve peace not just keep blowing the shit out of eachother.
    TheJewFroKidon June 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis songs one of my favorite darkest hour songs

    and Its about how violence is ruining the world and how disarming is a big step to world peace.

    Which I agree with, Violence is really stupid
    Xsprpwintheboxxon July 31, 2007   Link

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