"Foundations To Burn" as written by and Joshua Latshaw Robert W. Avery....
Justify, as if it were our right to say
Now decide, which liar you trust and which one chose our fate
Fed in time as a choice we think we're making
It's the guns that we know vs. the guns we never will
When illusions burn where will we be left standing
Still with the guns that we know vs. the guns we never will
Pacify, with false hope of safety within
Never mind that they were never there where could we begin
We call upon god for which killing's permitted,
And then brag out loud that our side made the grade
We better pray, with this as our position
Our wrongs don't come back and burn us down to the ground
And what gives us the right to judge without reprisal
To strike retaliation and wash our hands of blood
And who gave us the crown to claim that we're divine
Without needing repentance and drive them into hell


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"Foundations To Burn" as written by Joshua Latshaw Charles W. Istvan

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    General CommentFor this song, which is awesomly great, I believe he is talking about hiding under the flag of your certain religion. Justifing killing using your "God's" permission. After all, when it's done and your dead, who are you facing then? An illusion of what you thought.
    emojuiceon November 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe begining is a quote from Barbara Lee’s speech to the House of Representatives after sept 11 urging them not to permit the US to go to war and kill more for sept. 11. It's a lament on these past wars and current, i think.
    redpatcheron March 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its more geared toward the war in Iraq.
    Decide which liar you trust" is pointing at Bush saying "Iraq has the wmds and is connected to al queda" and sadaam denying both of those things. Which of the 2 liars will you believe?
    "The guns that we know" is/are the US army, and "the guns we never will" are the supposed weapons of mass destruction. Nathan goes on to tell the listener (from the point of view of the warhawks in the Bush administration) "Never mind that they were never there" again referring to the wmds. Think of it like that, and the rest of the songs makes a ton of sense too.
    Rjg237on January 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI interpreted the "guns we know" line as more of a political statement in general. More comenting on how Governments, particularly the US uses military means rather than specifically citing the Iraq war. If it wasn't Bush, its likely we still would have found a military solution to 9/11.

    I think "Now decided, which liar you trust and which one chose our fate. Fed in time as a choice we think we're making" is a telling line. It perfectly encapsulates the hopeless feeling of the American voter trapped by bi-partisan politics with politicians (the liars) caring for their bases rather than the nation in whole.

    The last section of the song can also be applied further than simply to the war in Iraq. Take the Palestine/Israel war that has been raging for thousands of years or back to the crusades where violence was carried out in the name of religion. "We call upon god for which killing's permitted, and then brag out loud that our side made the grade" highlights the hypocricy of religious bases, christian or otherwise, which have tenets of "thou shalt not kill" and the like, yet are often the most passionately violent.

    anyways, I like this song, shame there's so few posts
    j0kemanon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI interpreted the "guns we know" line as more of a political statement in general. More comenting on how Governments, particularly the US uses military means rather than specifically citing the Iraq war. If it wasn't Bush, its likely we still would have found a military solution to 9/11.

    I think "Now decided, which liar you trust and which one chose our fate. Fed in time as a choice we think we're making" is a telling line. It perfectly encapsulates the hopeless feeling of the American voter trapped by bi-partisan politics with politicians (the liars) caring for their bases rather than the nation in whole.

    The last section of the song can also be applied further than simply to the war in Iraq. Take the Palestine/Israel war that has been raging for thousands of years or back to the crusades where violence was carried out in the name of religion. "We call upon god for which killing's permitted, and then brag out loud that our side made the grade" highlights the hypocricy of religious bases, christian or otherwise, which have tenets of "thou shalt not kill" and the like, yet are often the most passionately violent.

    anyways, I like this song, shame there's so few posts
    j0kemanon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI interpreted the "guns we know" line as more of a political statement in general. More comenting on how Governments, particularly the US uses military means rather than specifically citing the Iraq war. If it wasn't Bush, its likely we still would have found a military solution to 9/11.

    I think "Now decided, which liar you trust and which one chose our fate. Fed in time as a choice we think we're making" is a telling line. It perfectly encapsulates the hopeless feeling of the American voter trapped by bi-partisan politics with politicians (the liars) caring for their bases rather than the nation in whole.

    The last section of the song can also be applied further than simply to the war in Iraq. Take the Palestine/Israel war that has been raging for thousands of years or back to the crusades where violence was carried out in the name of religion. "We call upon god for which killing's permitted, and then brag out loud that our side made the grade" highlights the hypocricy of religious bases, christian or otherwise, which have tenets of "thou shalt not kill" and the like, yet are often the most passionately violent.

    anyways, I like this song, shame there's so few posts
    j0kemanon August 20, 2007   Link

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