Brave Dreams
That Are Kindled From Ashes
Rise Out Over All The Battle Below
Spread Wings Over All That He Passes
So His Life Can Stay Immortal To His Country
All The Shades Of Green That Fall Beneath This Tree
So Let The Winds Of Change
That Rearrange The Country
Let It Also Sow A Seed Of Memory

Marlena In The Cool Satin Sashes
Spread Dreams Over The Battle Below
Bring Love With A Song As She Passes
So His Life Can Stay Immortal To The Country
And Let Every Man Aware Of Being Free
Mmm, When She Talks Of Times When Wine Is Handed To Me
From A Face That Walked Out Of A Memory

And Now That The Battle Is Done
And You Wake Up In The Morning
With The Sun Up In The Sky
Summer Never Gives You No Warning Then
Flowers Are Getting Thrown Up To Cover The Mud Up On The Line
Valleys Getting Greener And There's
Nothing But Love On Your Mind

Brave Dreams That Are Kindled From Ashes
Rise Out Over The Battle Below
Spread Wings Over All That He Passes
So His Life Can Immortal To The Country
Other Shades Of The Green That Brought For Me A Victory
But The Winds Of Change
Have Rearranged This Country

Let In Also Sow The Seed Of Memory, Yeah.

Let It Always Sow The Seed Of Memory, Yeah (2x)


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    Song MeaningI interpret the lyrics as meaning that change(the winds of change that rearrange the county)is simply inevitable,and that since change cannot be avoided,that in the face of change,the change should "also sow a seed of memory",because although the past is gone,we should at least learn from it and try not to keep repeating it.I don't see it as either patriotic or anti-war,but a symbolic way of saying we humans have a tendency to repeat the bloody past,yet we keep changing,so in the face of inevitable change(which happens naturally),we should let the "winds of change" also "sow a seed of memory" that we can learn from.
    ShatteredVinylon August 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a patriotic song. How dreams come out of ashes, meaning, people have to fight battles and die in order for dreams/ideals to be achieved. But, for dying in battle, one somehow becomes immortal to his country.

    "So Let The Winds Of Change
    That Rearrange The Country
    Let It Also Sow A Seed Of Memory"

    Change is good, let it happen and rearrange things; but keep the memory, never forget how this country used to be. Don't forget the people that died for it.

    Anyone else has ideas, please?
    Driftwood Girlon January 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree, it seems to be about how memory is just as important as change.

    Although, I think its "blue satin sashes" not "cool satin sashes.
    christen82on January 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's more about the aftermath of a war or battle. some people are still alive, but others are gone, and everyone has experienced loss.

    it doesn't seem to be focused so much on patriotism and whether or not fighting was right or wrong - rather, it seems more focused on healing and rebuilding, both of the people and the nations affected.

    reid sets the atmosphere very well in this song, with lyrics, his voice, and the music. even in parts like the third verse ("and now that the battle is done ...") his voice is tinged with sadness and eventually just sort of becomes incoherent, much like the voice of a person in tears would. the third verse in particular is my favorite, because of that.
    thewayoutison January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgreed again and thats why it was used at the end of The Devils Rejects. I'd heard it before thanks to the local Classic Rock station - I think - put its so perfectly fitted, well as is the entire sound track, so props to Rob Zombie for that call. But if played for the right someone at the right moment, it could be damned perfect for post break up aftermath. Those are my thoughts, Keep rockin!
    Linn8379on October 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song ...I think it's a letter from a Soldier in the war. Listen to how the word are expressed .

    " All the shades of green that fall beneath this Tree"

    It's a letter being written...and their telling you everything that's happening while their writting...

    What do you think?
    twin79on July 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI...always felt this was definitely a war song. But it was more of a soldier's struggle to deal with life after war. "The winds of change have reagrranged the country"--the country he returned to was not in the same condition he left it in. The "seed of memory" could be a metaphor for all that he's experienced--right now, he's busy just trying to adjust, happy to be alive, with "nothing but love on [his] mind." But the "seeds of memory" will keep growing, and the memories of war will always be with him, no matter what. That darkness can never leave him, no matter how bright his present life may become.

    Personally...I love Rob Zombie, and I loved the Devils Rejects movie...but I didn't think this song fit at all.
    loverly23on February 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's an exceptionally haunting ode to the brave and the wartime KIA. Marlena is clearly a reference to Marlena Dietrich. She was staunch anti Nazi and recorded propaganda tunes for the OSS. See Wikipedia.
    Clickityspliton September 30, 2014   Link

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