On june fifth, in the year of eighty-nine,

he was unarmed with focused mind

Deflance glared down the barrel of the gun pointed from a tank in tiananmen square

And he stood there:

To control, to manipulate, the media his power slave

He knew the world was watching, knew he had a plan

To confront the powerful tyranny in the square of tiananmen

Ecstatic youth played with fire, freedom wash over them

Democracy their desire, the tiananmen man had a plan

Manipulate the media

He used blind faith in the face of anarchy,

the cybernetic rapture has begun to envelop me

Freedom is the rush, adrenaline high,

choice of the oppressed wiling to die

Like a hostage the government holds your drug

To control, to manipulate, the media his power slave

He knew the world was watching, knew he had a plan

To confront the powerful tyranny in the square of tiananmen

Ecstatic youth played with fire, freedom wash over them

Democracy their desire, the tiananmen man had a plan

Manipulate the media

His act was a cybernetic gesture

His act was a cybernetic gesture

He knew the world was watching, knew he had a plan

To confront the powerful tyranny in the square of tiananmen

Ecstatic youth played with fire, freedom wash over them

Democracy their desire, the tiananmen man had a plan

Manipulate the media, manipulate the media

Manipulate to control


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    General CommentEr, this song is about the Tianenman man who stood in front of the tanks and got on telly! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    Ad_Nauseamon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know who plays what solo in this song and when? I'm trying to figure out when Jeff and Pat solo, because this is one of those albums which annoyingly doesn't give that info.
    theothernesson April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe best way to tell (or guess) is that Jeff has a certain style that you can kinda begin to tell from listening to all the albums. usually differing guitar tones help in cases like these as well, but unfortunately the politics of ecstacy album has one of the tinniest lead guitar tones ive heard, no thanks to the overrated neil kernon.... honestly i cant tell.... during the main solo section i think Jeff playes first, followed by Pat, but its just a guess.
    Disposition_987on June 17, 2005   Link

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