We were always on our own-
we were seeing things breaking down for once, crossing fingers until it comes full circle.
The shimmer of light or the blinding sun-
now watch as we talk about how we acted,
we were living in the streets then.
Crossing the white and yellow lines,
if only our hearts were as big as our imaginations, pulling bullets from our pockets.
I was there when it all fell down,
this play is the justification of what we hated, now we can see our deaths or the opera.
It's 68 it's 68- the year false hope died.
You can see the fear-
it's the shadows on the wall...

Lyrics submitted by DarkerShadeofWinter

Storming the Bastille song meanings
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    General Commentat first i thought this song was about the paris riots (i think were in '68), with obvious reference back to the french revolution.

    now i'm pretty sure it's about the prague spring, the attempt by czech socialists to liberalise their regime during the spring of 68. this attempt was ruthlessly crushed by the soviets, who occupied prague and firmly dragged czechoslovakia into the eastern bloc.

    i wasn't round then, but i assume this was a pretty severe blow for a lot of people on the left who had hopes for a peaceful socialist future based on the ussr. instead 68 was the year this false hope died.

    i'm quite prepared to accept the possibility that i'm completely wrong.
    karma suturedon April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the last part should be:

    "You can see what we fear-
    it's the shadows on the wall..."
    petroltearon January 11, 2007   Link

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