Thank-you for the lies, the lies you sold us.
Thank-you for this vision of violence.
Thank-you for this song you gave me to sing.
Thank-you for the capping day
of a culture that lay dying.
Yes it's us dying.
Maybe it won't be long,
now that it's all gone on.

It's all gone wrong and
there's blood on our hands.

We saw them lying there
with their arms around each other,
staring through their fear and
the miles between our heads.
You could have told the truth.
It was your decision to
sacrifice integrity and compassion for greed.

Now it's all gone wrong and
there's blood on our hands.


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    General Commentbasically this appears to be about the massacre at Little Big Horn.

    First verse is from the side of the Natives. Second verse if told from the side of US Army on the attack.

    Very similar to the play done by Iron Maiden on "Run to the Hills".
    HazardPSon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentQueensryche doesn't just do little things. Even if this is about Little Bighorn, there are way bigger things this song has to do with. This has to do with any massacre, metaphorical or physical. Any government that lies to its people, any government that kills its own is despicable.

    Additionally, this song appears to be told from the point of view of a group of survivors. In the face of a government that did nothing or did the wrong thing, the survivors did what they could, even though it might not have been the most right thing either.

    All in all, it shows how a government has to care for its people and pay attention to them instead of deluding them "for their own good."
    The One Free Manon December 26, 2008   Link

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