Used to recognize the gun in your hand
Promise, squandered
Used to understand the stake in your heart
Mileage, road worth
But it’s hard to recognize the massive burden
Born of bad deeds
And it runs in the family from beginning to end It is just revenge
Everybody build a monument to pain
Flowers, fast cars
Everybody raise the thief in your heart
It’s just a beating
And it sounds just like a million other tributes
Customs and demons
And it runs in the family with a million regrets
It’s just (It’s just revenge) revenge
Everybody build a monument to fear
Unsafe people
Everybody raise a paranoid child
It’s just an over-stimulated mind
It sounds just like a billion people starving with no resource for love
And it runs in the family with a million missteps
It’s just revenge
Everything echoes
Everyone emulates
Everyone is a victim of their blood
Everyday initiate
Everything echoes
Everyone echoes
All of us are running with the wolves
All of us are running out of life



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    General CommentThat song is one of the best songs of the new album.
    I think it's linked to generations and generations of violence. It starts with "Used to recognize the gun in your hand", maybe parent's gun. All the rest is relationated with violence, loveless and careless families, and perturbed children.
    Lockedon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor those who don't know. Derrick was bipolar. Being bipolar has been proven to be hereditary. This song talks about how Derrick used to recognize his problem and understand it. However, he got lost in the moment sometimes in being bipolar.

    At least that's what it means to me...
    tical2kon November 10, 2006   Link

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