"Ten Thousand Fists" as written by David Draiman, Dan Donegan and Mike Wengren....
Survival
Survival

One more goddamn day when I know what I want
And my want will be considered tonight, considered tonight
Just another day when all that I want
Will mark me as a sinner tonight, I'm a sinner tonight, yeah

People can no longer cover their eyes
If this disturbs you, then walk away
You will remember the night you were struck by the sight of
Ten thousand fists in the air

Power unrestrained and dead on the mark
Is what we will deliver tonight, deliver tonight
Pleasure fused with pain is triumph of the soul
Will make you shiver tonight, will make you shiver tonight, yeah

People can no longer cover their eyes
If this disturbs you, then walk away
You will remember the night you were struck by the sight of
Ten thousand fists in the air

We are the ones that will open your mind
Leave the weak and the haunted behind
(We are the ones that will open your mind)
Leave the weak and the haunted behind
(We are the ones that will open your mind)
Leave the weak and the haunted behind
(We are the ones that will open your mind)
Leave the weak and the haunted behind

People can no longer cover their eyes
If this disturbs you, then walk away
You will remember the night you were struck by the sight of
Ten thousand fists in the air

Ten thousand fists in the air
Ten thousand fists in the air


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"Ten Thousand Fists" as written by David Draiman Dan Donegan

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is excellent, their best since the The Sickness CD. I think its about being at a concert and feeling the energy. All the lyrics just seem to steer it that way. And not to be picky but its Survival, not Survial.
    DarkEternalon August 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. it make me wanna start a band sooner and see the fists for myself. i cant wait. i love disturbed and im gonna go see one of their concerts whenever i can. this song is great
    Lonely_Emo_Amieon February 23, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is an allegory for the general public to stand up, protest, and/or actively show that they will not put up with the corruption of those in power.

    The first stanza with the lyrics:
    "I know what I want, And my want will be considered tonight" and
    "all that I want, Will mark me as a sinner tonight"

    Mean that the people in power or hold influence decide whether or not we deserve what we want or if our desires are right or immoral.

    The chorus is meant to be a warning to the corrupted who hold power. Like the criminals of corporations, like Enron, or an evil Dictator of a country.

    The Lyrics:
    "People can no longer cover their eyes
    If this disturbs you then walk away"

    First it asserts to the evil that the people, the general public, have stopped ignoring the actions of of the corrupt. The evil and corrupt rely on people's indifference in order to get away with their abusive acts that. So with people refusing to ignore their deplorable actions the evil must stop or "walk away" from their evil acts.

    And of course the lyrics:
    "You will remember the night you were struck by the sight of
    Ten Thousand fists in the air"

    This means that the people in control will take notice of the population actively trying to end the corruption.

    And finally the lyrics:
    "We are the ones that will open your mind
    Leave the weak and the haunted behind"

    Refuse to how the people who are rebelling will help "open your mind" or help you understand what's wrong with the world we live in. And to not be stopped by the people, you know, who are either unable to understand the world's problems or are too defeated to even try to fix the problem.
    Warbird333on November 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has great drums!
    spencer15on March 10, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it´s a political song. The Chorus "People can no longer cover their eyes
    If this disturbs you then walk away
    You will remember the night you were struck by the sight of
    Ten Thousand fists in the air" speaks for itself. It means to me that the people can not say anymore that everythings okay and if they think like this they should walk away. And I think the last part means that he wants the people to unite and fight against injustice.
    big1665on September 27, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI love this song but geez it makes me feel creepy. I am not sure, but I think this song is his description of making a pact with the devil.

    Reason One:

    "One more goddamn day when I know what I want And my want will be considered tonight, considered tonight
    Just another day when all that I want Will mark me as a sinner tonight, I'm a sinner tonight, yeah."

    If anybody can give me a different explanation of these lyrics I would be happy to hear it

    Reason Two:

    "Power unrestrained and dead on the mark Is what we will deliver tonight, deliver tonight"

    Everybody knows that the devil has a lot of power, "dead on the mark" could mean that he got what he wanted

    Reason Three:

    "We are the ones that will open your mind Leave the weak and the haunted behind"

    From what I have heard, this is directly from the religion of satanism.

    Reason four:

    All of the other parts to this song can be explained using this reasoning. They do not infer, but they can be explained.
    fireeye433on May 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt is about potntially a few things. A toll to remind us to face reality head on. Signifying unity in triumph. People standing up for their rights and aposing what is wrong. To be themselves and not give a shit about the aspersions people throw on them. This could also be about unity in team effort or war, groups or individuals putting fourth their best effort in a time of sink or swim.
    ZachHunteron June 28, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti think that this song is about wen disturbed are playing at a concert nd they c all the people with their fists in the air nd thats how they get 10,000 fists in the air.
    mushroom peopleon August 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyea pretty much what its about. its a great song, and i hope they have more like it on there new cd. but down with the sickness will always be there best song and stupify will be right behind it.
    xxdeadmanwalkingxxon September 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGod i love this song it makes you feel pumped and driven or thats just me. It Makes me actually visualize there concerts with everyone with there fists in the air Giving there applause.
    Bloodstainedon September 08, 2005   Link

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