Who are you to put us down?
Who are you to cut us down?
Who are you to point finger?
Who are you to criticize?

We who are with sacrifice
We who are with blood and fire
We who are from the beginning
We who are ‘til the end

Independent - Voice of the Voiceless

Who are you to criticize?
Who are you… make up lies?
Who are you to pass judgement?
Who are you… destroy life?

We who are the voice
We who are of the voiceless.
We who are to live and die
We who are... we arise

Independent - Voice of the Voiceless

Deus de vida longa aos meus inimigos
Para que possam ver de pe minha vitoria

(God grant my enemies a long life
So they can watch my victory)


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    General Commenti cant believe knowone has posted about this song, its amazin!
    Metal Militiaon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjeff walters (annihilator) plays the best damb solo on the album

    also this song portrays metal as a religion, that defends the 'oppressed creature',

    the 'voice of the voiceless' was a term karl marx used in his 'opium of the masses' speach, or at least i think it was in a speach.
    its a very telling term- only a true marxist would use it as it is realitivly obscure. this is probably because the capitalist media only like to report things that marx said if they sound like he is criticizing goodd things.

    realy what he was arguing is that religion was a good thing but that it had been warped by capitalist ideologies into an opiet that kept the prolateriate seddated.

    when he described it as 'the voice of the voiceless, the heart of a heartless system, and the cry of the oppressed creature' he was listing its virtues but highlighting their pointlessness whilst it was controlled by the bourgeoise, and arguing that true happiness comes only from a just and fair society not the promise of a just and fair afterlife
    the painkilleron February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe end of this song with the solo is kick ass
    stewie123on April 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe end of this song with the solo is kick ass
    stewie123on April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lineup on this song is:
    Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Nailbomb, Soulfly)- Vocals/Guitar
    Jordan Whelan (Still Remains) - Guitar
    Jeff Waters (Annihilator) - Lead Guitar
    Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory, Cypress Hill) - Bass
    Andols Herrick (Chimaira) - Drums
    samwaltonon September 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmetalunderground.com/bands/…

    Daily Texan: Waters is definitely an amazing shredder, but let's talk about your guitar work on the album. What brought about that 3-part guitar harmony in "Independent"?

    Robert Flynn: The whole concept of that song is loosely based around [late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist] 'Dimebag' Darrell. Around the time of his death this guy named William Grim put out an article on this extremely conservative web site called The Iconoclast entitled, 'R.I.P. Dimebag Abbott and Good Riddance.' It basically called him a scumbag that brought this on himself. It was pretty vile and it was published the day after his murder. I copied it, and sent it to Max Cavalera [SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA], who ended up singing on the track. So the topic of the song is a response to that and three-part guitar harmony was just going for this big, epic guitar-oriented outro piece with piano and strings as a kind of tribute to him.
    phrozen_hearton October 01, 2007   Link

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