"Declaration" as written by and Joel Stroetzel Mike D'antonio....
We will not return to the countless mistakes of the past
I will not relive the failures of the man I once was

Only through dedication will I destroy all preconception

No longer will I let myself be truly satisfied with the standard
We will not return to the countless mistakes of the past

Only through dedication will I destroy all preconception

Let this be
Be the day
Day of my
My declaration
Let this be the day of my declaration

Join me,
Walk with me

Shatter the bonds that tie us
To what we strive to never be

Join me,
Walk with me


Lyrics submitted by (shevanel)

"Declaration" as written by Howard Jones Adam Dutkiewitz

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    General CommentIt seems that this song is based on th eold saying "Those who don't learn from the past, are doomed to repeat it", I think Howard is saying that he has learned from mistakes he has made and will use them to create a better future.
    quiffpornon May 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWalesrox and quiffporn are both right, in their own senses. The song is about regret and learning from one's past misguidances, but it is also about nonconformity.
    AppleQuesoon June 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite song off of the album. Absolutely fucking brilliant.
    Aerionon May 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about being forced to be something you're not and that you don't want to be. Then deicidin to move on and never go back to what you were before- "shatter the bonds that tie us to what we strive to never be".
    walesroxon January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with everyone above

    This is one of the best songs on the album in my opinion, i love the pace of the song its amazing
    ZionsVillageIdioton January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah. it's an amazing song!
    walesroxon January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is the best one. Beautiful guitar riffs and awesome battery.
    Lockedon March 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:P... and awesome drums!
    Lockedon March 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo doubt the best song off the album and i love how he says "Let this be the day of my declaration"
    pestilence427on March 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawsome song omg !
    SMUSER17158825on July 31, 2007   Link

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