"Land of Confusion" as written by and Michael/collins Rutherford....
I must've dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
I can hear the marching feet
They're moving into the street.

Now did you read the news today
They say the danger's gone away
But I can see the fire's still alight
Burning into the night.

Too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can't you see
This is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and let's start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

Superman where are you now
Everything's gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, men of power
Are losing control by the hour.

This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But there's not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and let's start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

I remember long ago
When the sun was shining
The stars were bright
All through the night
And the sound of your laughter
As I held you tight
So long ago

I won't be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
We're not just making promises
That we know, we'll never keep.

Too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can't you see
This is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we're given
Use them and let's start trying
To make it a place worth fighting for.

This is the world we live in
And these are the names we're given
Stand up and let's start showing
Just where our lives are going to.


Lyrics submitted by Shikamaru

"Land of Confusion" as written by Michael Rutherford Anthony Banks

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, IMAGEM U.S. LLC

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  • +2
    General CommentBest cover. Period.
    Destinedfornothingon October 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"this cover version is awful, the disturbed one is alot better."

    no way man.. this version is fuckin amazing
    ibanez_627on August 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentseems to be some sort of protest song about the cold war.. oh well this is just a cover so wtf :)
    wieeeon August 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment" protest against the cold war? what are you talking about?. "

    Someone hasn't heard the original.
    TheRulnigon July 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats genesis....sorry about that:)
    greenherbon August 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn Flames are supposed to make your ears bleed, it's what the Gothenburg sound is all about.
    I guess we all have different tastes though, I enjoy this heavy harsh version. :)
    Destinedfornothingon October 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like the In Flames version because the instrumentals are so much better than the genesis version. And the vocals have more feeling in them than Disturbed one. They sound more...desperate. Anyways, I love still like disturbed, I just don't like their cover the best.

    And as for Genesis, they're the same group who wrote songs such as "illegal alien" so while they get kudos from me for writing this song, they could have made it better.
    Destrion December 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is great cover of a great song, period. the IF guitars kick ass, and it almost sounds punky
    Joe_Dullon June 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn Disturbeds version it sounds like he's vodeling, and the guitars aren't as good. In the version Genesis does, it's just......boring to listen to. It's slow and there's not as much there musically.
    Destrion September 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great cover. It's what a cover is supposed to be, a band's own interpretation of the song.

    I don't like how quick the "Too many people, making too many problems" pre-chorus is, but the rest is excellent.

    Disturbed's version is almost completely different, but is brilliant in its own right.
    Phonixfireon January 10, 2008   Link

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