Now all the secrets of old age
They tell us we should really stop
They implore us oh
They should adore us oh

It's been a year and now we find
We're lost behind enemy lines
They're gunning for us oh
But they never even met us oh

What happened to our heavy metal?
What happened to our coat of arms?
We find that we're stuck in the middle
Picking up the pieces of our hearts

And there will be no comfort
For all that we have lost
The actors seemed so happy
But somehow ended all washed up

What happened to our heavy metal?
What happened to our coat of arms?
We find that we're stuck in the middle
Picking up the pieces of our hearts


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Heavy Metal song meanings
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    General Commentim not old, and i say what happened to good music...
    avs2006on August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenta lot of times I completely make up what a person is trying to say in a song. I really made up this one: in this song I feel like he's summing up the state of things... we no long have things to be excited about... we used to have people fighting for a cause...we used to have things to be proud of.... now we're just like..floating... wondering what's the point? just not understanding what we are to do here...with the piece of our hearts. well, thats the general idea.
    ieatseedson July 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its simply about the older generation saying that new age music, new age acting, new age anything needs to stop. You hear older people say all the time "what happend to good music?"
    loveleftneverkepton September 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its simply about the older generation saying that new age music, new age acting, new age anything needs to stop. You hear older people say all the time "what happend to good music?"
    loveleftneverkepton September 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentloveleftneverkept is correct, although ieatseeds has a valid opinion, lines that point to what loveleftneverkept explained are riddled all throughout the song.
    such as.....
    "Now all the secrets of old age
    They tell us we should really stop
    They implore us oh
    They should adore us oh"-This simply explains that the older generation shuns what the new(young) generation values

    "They're gunning for us oh
    But they never even met us oh"-This part explains how the older generation completely judges the new(young) generation.

    "What happened to our heavy metal?
    What happened to our coat of arms?"-This part is asking what happened to how young people used to be united and defend their new ways against the older generation. The "heavy metal" the singer is referring to is what I believe to be what the young generation USED to use as a way to deviate from the older generation(In the late 80's and 90's per say). So basically the singer asks "why arent we fighting anymore, what happened to our unity, pride, and deviance?" I myself wonder the same....being part of the young generation. I believe the answer lies in the fact that the youth are becoming more and more brainwashed by the older generation, becoming less defiant and less independent due to teachings they see all around them that these kinds of thigns are bad, morals and religion contribute to this and the government uses these kinds of things to herd our youth around like sheep for that purpose.
    Smolten Groveon December 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone know what the dudes are saying in the background of the chorus?
    blanktomon March 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason i think the coat of arms is the kiss army coat of arms. what else in older music had a "coat of arms" anyway?
    stubby the pirateon September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe background chorus vocals are the following:

    One two and love baby love me
    Two to three now hold me hold me
    Three to four really really need me
    Four to five now are we still alive, now
    Five to six we're forgetting six
    Six to seven I'll need you in heaven
    Seven to eight we're staying up too late
    Eight to nine we're having such a good time

    (If you want to discern them for yourself and you feel like taking the initiative, open it in an audio editor, split the stereo tracks, and invert the phase on one of the two stereo channels, which will cancel out the center track -- which, on this particular mix, is most of the drums and Alec's voice, leaving the background vocals -- mixed hard left -- very easily heard.)
    groovitudeon September 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNow all the secrets of old age
    They tell us we should really stop
    Now they implore us oh
    They should adore us oh

    It's been a year and now we find
    We're lost behind enemy lines
    They're gunning for us oh
    They never even met us oh

    Well what happened to our heavy metal?
    Now what happened to my coat of arms?
    We will find out we are stuck in the middle
    Picking up the pieces of our hearts

    And there will be no comfort
    For all that we have lost
    The actors seemed so happy
    But somehow ended all washed up

    Now what happened to our heavy metal?
    It could happened to my coat of arms?
    We will find that we're stuck in the middle
    Picking up the pieces of our hearts
    eiffuyon December 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOur generation has so many different likes and tastes. Back in the day it seemed like everyone like the same thing at the same time. But now, we have more individual tastes.
    I mean sure, we should all as one help defend our generation but sometimes as I see how our outh act I have my doubts.
    hola_kikion May 21, 2007   Link

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