"Vim" as written by Philip John Demmel, Adam Duce, Robert Conrad Flynn and Dave Mcclain....
Words of the righteous
We will not bend
The odds keep stacking up against
Strengthen our self endurance
Break down the cycle
Of errors past
We have to face up to the truth
Relinquish every grudge or bruise

Every ounce of strength grasps
One solid dream
Violent soul
Will be whole

We have to face up to it
For every second we're alive
Let our light shine

To our grave, we must pave
A path for us to rise from
Power surge, kills the urge
Life and death collide

Smash all the boundaries
That hold us down
Hold on to everything that loves
Let go of anything that starves
People with envy will hold us down
Freedom is just a cut away
Nothing can pass our life away

Every ounce of strength grasps
One solid dream
Violent soul
Will be whole

We have to face up to it
For every second we're alive
Let our light shine bright

To our grave, we must pave
A path for us to rise from
Power surge, kills the urge
Life and death collide

We take life's ebb and flow
Testament to the things we know
With the fight, we must roll
Strength will follow
Tooth and nail for the ground that we hold
Failures from the start but we still grow
Heads held high, rally for throne
Holding our own
Not just words we'll show you so

I can't remember
These doubts I must dismember
And trust in whole

Follow your own lightness
Follow your sound
Believe in me
'Cause I believe in you


Lyrics submitted by ricoetc

"Vim" as written by Dave Mcclain Adam Duce

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Fintage House Publishing

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    General CommentI think it has a similar meaning to Imperium. You have the power to change your own life and you can make a choice to be happy. You can be yourself and ignore the people who tell you what to do or bring you down.
    Metalhead88on February 24, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is definatly one of machine heads best songs. Its perfect apart from the double bass pedals are out of time in the drum intro.
    DEC0on October 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that is how the pedals are meant to sound, They sound ok to me and I'm a drummer. Thats not to say you are wrong though. However, the meaning of song..I'm not sure but agression is certainly part of it.
    LVHon January 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah this song is badass shit. The solo is one of the best on the album, in my humble opinion.
    killswitch916on July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAgree with @Metalhead88 in that this song speaks to me on the level of choosing your own path in life, being yourself and making your own choices (which of course mean you must be responsible for mistakes too).

    Not one of my favoured tracks on Through the Ashes of the Empire album, but nonetheless a solid track and has a very positive and thought out meaning.
    sokornyon June 05, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThe definition of vim is energetic and lively, which seems to further suggest that it is indeed about living your life along your own path. Not following others.
    sokornyon June 05, 2015   Link

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