From dehumanization to arms production
For the benefit of the nation or its destruction
Power is power, the law of the land
And those living for death will die by their own hand

Life's no ordeal, if you come to terms
Reject the system dictating the norms

From dehumanization to arms production
To hasten the nation to its destruction
Power is power, the law of the land
Those living for death will die by their own hand

Life's no ordeal, if you come to terms
Reject the system dictating the norms

[repeat]

It's your choice, your choice, your choice, your choice
Peace
Or annihilation...


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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about how the world give it's peoples weapons (Guns) and calling it a "benefit for the nation" when In reality people use these weapons for destruction, and suicide (will die by their own hand) and we the people have a choice or either using these weapons for peace or for annihilation.
    BananaPieLordon July 13, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentExtremely political, and if you're not into politics or don't necessarily have strong anti-war views, I'm not sure this is going to be the album for you.
    It's peace or total destruction; I agree.
    Just like when he was collaborating with RATM, he wants to Take the Power Back, Know Your Enemy style.
    Erica C.on November 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAAAAAAAHHHH! Bush won again. On the bright side I think it will help maynard concentrate on insulting the american public in the next tool album
    davilmanon November 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing for the non-queer, you mean. Anyhow, the way this whole track is being presented is great, the whispering adds much to it. My friend, and g/f think it's somewhat creepy.
    zetsword2001on November 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis every song they amke about politics?
    rhcproxon November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho is this song by originally
    incuon November 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrhcprox, not every song, but every song on their new CD eMOTIVe
    BotchedEuphoriaon November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeh, I voted for Bush but still like the album. I have a brother over in Iraq. My brother and I dont think its right to switch presidents in a war. Especially switching power back over to democrates...but still APC and radiohead and my two favorite bands, and both are VERY anti-Bush...I listen to them from a musical stand point, not a politcal one.
    audacity_on November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell hell, i love this cd, but ima republican, but i can understand more than one point of view. im not gonna jump ur shit over politics, because politics is ignorant in a way, but i love APC and tool, and this song kicks ass
    southofheaven_666on November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaudacity what major war have we fought without changing presidents?
    And what does your brother do? If he lives at BIAP I don't even wanna hear it.
    BotchedEuphoriaon November 25, 2004   Link

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