"Declaration Day" as written by and Jon Schaffer....
A desperate situation
Forced to retaliation
The task ahead a burden
Men will suffer, that's for certain
We'll charging to the fire
The cause, we must inspire
We raise our fist to tyranny
A high price, freedom is not free

The odds are stacked against us
But with our resolve relentless
An arrogance their weakness
Our cause is just, we won't be beaten
Upon this deceleration
Will come a grand new nation
Where men are seen as equal
Governed by and for the people

[Chorus]
So we make our stand and pray
On this Declaration Day
For independence I will fight
With liberty I will defy
So we make our stand and pray
On this Declaration Day
Give me liberty or give me death
I'll fight 'till my last breath

With virtue as our beacon
Our cause is charged as treason
Battle worn and starving
Through the hell of war we'll keep marching
The birth of our new nation
An act of desperation
We'll force King George down to his knees
Capitulation

So we make our stand and pray
On this Declaration Day
For independence I will fight
With liberty, I will defy
So we make our stand and pray
On this Declaration Day
Give me liberty or give me death
I'll fight 'till my last breath


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"Declaration Day" as written by Jon Schaffer

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    General CommentI believe it's about the revolutionary war between the american and british, in the 1600's or so.
    Pocket_Savioron November 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe revolutionary war was in the second half of the eighteenth century....
    hermanator05on November 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentahem. the declaration of independence was ratified on july 4, 1776. does the date july 4 sound familiar to anyone? the year 1776 maybe? good god man!
    jssw030289on January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha seriously.
    KennyTheValianton June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt looks like hermanator05 has the Revolutionary War mixed up with the Civil War.
    samwaltonon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe 18th cen is the 1700s, dumbasses. GOOD LORD I'M SURROUNDED BY ASSHOLES. KEEP FIRING ASSHOLES!
    -Dark Helmet
    Sorry, had to say that. It's about the Revolutionary war. DEE DEE DEE!
    -Carlos Mencia
    hunt hellon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentquit being so superior. This song seems to me to be about a form of breaking free from a corrupt government to me but everyone is entitled to their own opinions
    alex rayon March 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution. This is not opinion. References to the phrase "give me liberty or give me death" and to King George should make that obvious.
    Zughiaqon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentand considering the artwork accompanying the lyrics show an american soldier fighting a redcoat over the dec. of ind. says a lot about the meaning. not really open to a different interpretation there...
    biebson July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow it's amazing how many idiots can post in one song thread. First off the Revolutionary war was in the 1700's. Not the 1600's or the 19th century. And yes the song is about the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary war. The lyrics, song title and artwork for the song on the album should be clear enough. Why do some of you try to make things into something their not? wow
    VodkaAceon February 20, 2008   Link

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