There's a U.N. White and Blue
fell from half mast, now
half covering a red shoe,
half asked if they were us
what would we do

Mr Newsman send your wire
let washington conspire
you know the company men
wait for you in their lair

but a moment is calling
calling us all
as your one time supporters
hang from media walls
and outside the gates
fate is closing in
you can turn us down but you can't
deny the din

from the farmlands to the townships
the masses are classless
warcries rise with every hour that passes
the trampled voice of the past are seizing us
go ahead and load the magazine 'cause them bullets are treasonous

quiet
your leader is going to speak now
everyone turn off your mind
quiet
you're listening to a raid on the state of your
democracy in kind


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    General Commenti love this song soo much, weird that nobody has commented on it. saw them live with badfish suspect and some other band, they were amazing and the crowd loved them. i know the song has something to do with the government or something like that.. but i'm not good with decyphering songs.
    laxgrl28on July 05, 2005   Link
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    General Comment..id say the song is pretty self explanitory...lotsa references to the crooked democracy we live in...and how we all are pushed to buy into it...other than i dunno its just a great song. great band, too bad disptach is no more.
    mbizzyon April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lines "Quiet. Your leader is going to speak now. Everyone turn off your mind" are unbelievable lyrics.

    The song refers to the fact that most blindly listen to and follow the leaders of the nation, like Bush. Many people don't think for themselves, so to speak.
    Duke_Bankson August 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the title is very significant. It suggests that we are living in a democracy in name only. The U.S. touts it self as a democracy when in reality we have very little voice. The government can do as they without much uproar because our "minds are turned off".
    soxfan9on October 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe most powerful part for me is when he screams "QUIET!" and it just stops
    skahead44on February 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best part -
    There's a U.N. White and Blue
    fell from half mast, now
    half covering a red shoe,
    half asked if they were us
    what would we do

    it seems that they are accusing the UN of having a comunist agenda, but under the guise of democracy (being that they are largely controlled by the US (if they were us, what would we do)). Fell from half-mast, i would think, symbolizes the loss of liberty during times of crisis, hiding the fact that the US agenda is no longer to protect and defend the constitution, or freedom for that matter.

    -Grant
    bugoffon December 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentQUIET! This song is awesome. It's reminiscent of John Galts' epic radio speech in Ayn Rand's classic novel, "Atlas Shrugged". Basically, its a call to the people letting them know that their so-called democracy is not a democracy at all. The people in power make decisions based on their self-interests whilst the "classless masses" are left to fend for themselves as their government crumbles from within.
    democracyinkindon May 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's: "stadiar" not "state of your" in the chorus.

    urbandictionary.com/…
    thad3v15t80ron June 17, 2011   Link

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