"Ashes of the Wake" as written by and Blythe/morton/adler/campbell/adler....
"We killed a lot of innocent civilians
To us every civilian in Baghdad was a terrorist
They said 'they are now in civilian clothes' that makes everybody free game
But if they came in our perimeter, we lit 'em up
And when we would pull the body out, and when we would search the car, we would find nothing
This took place time and time again
No harm, no foul. That's okay, don't worry about it
Because this is a new type of war, this is an eradication"

"I honestly feel we're committing genocide over here
I don't believe in killing civilians
and I'm not going to kill civilians for the United States Marine Corps"


Lyrics submitted by Chris_Ryff

"Ashes of the Wake [Instrumental]" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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  • +2
    General CommentWow, people aren't very deep these days....

    Chris_Ryff, the war in Iraq is actually causing MORE terror. Believe it or not, when we go fuck with people and kill their children they want to fight back. Iraq has nothing to do with the war of (excuse me, on) terror. Saddam Hussein actually gave an effort to aprehend Osama bin Laden. How is Iraq better now? They have chaos and war across the whole country. You cannot go into a foreign country and force a revolution on them, the people have to start the revolution.

    Avandir, since when does war create life? I always thought it was sex. How would I be speaking with a British accent without war? If there was never war the world would be extremely different. Rome wouldn't have counquered the majority of the known world, therefor Latin wouldn't be as widespread. English was originally created out of Latin, if there was no war, Latin would never have reached England. How could the people of that area create a language using a large influence from something they didn't know about?

    Well anyway, if it wasn't for war we could all live together as a brotherhood of man. I'm not sure why that is so unappealing.

    By the way, I'm an American that cares more about people than my corrupt country and government. I just always thought people were more important than the illusion that we call government.
    the beast 6on November 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAvandir, you are an ignorant misguided idiot. If you like war so much, go pick a side in Baghdad and see how it goes.
    DEC0on September 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDon't call people ignorant idiots just cus they think differently than you..
    Avandir has a point.. even if you don't agree with him, you have no right to call him an idiot.. I perfectly understand his point of view and I think eveything he said does make sense if you think about it, even though I'm against War..
    forever_hauntedon September 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd celine dion is a cunt.
    Korn4life69on November 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjesus christ strokeslost your idea + ashes of the wake = new arsehole torn. thats scary. lamb of god did exactly wat they wanted to do with this song, which is making civilians feel the effect the war has on people in baghdad. i used to think that metallica - Call Of Ktulu was the best instrumental, and it pains me to say this, but Ashes Of The Wake just owns it. fuct up owns it.

    \___/
    !!!
    burnsheepyon January 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwar is wrong. civilians should not be killed for nothing. when you bomb a coutnry against a tyrant the tyrant should not be the one left alive, and the civilians should not be left dead.
    passionate_musicon February 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, even though there are barely any lyrics and most of it is just a huge jam session i still think its the most haunting and extremely powerful song on the album i think thats why they named the album after the song or vice versa. It should be the sountrack to the war in Iraq.
    sacrificedon August 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm Canadian, and I disagree with almost everything the Americans do....
    forever_hauntedon August 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like a letter written by an American soldier.
    shannobnon August 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAvandir, you are an ignorant misguided idiot. If you like war so much, go pick a side in Baghdad and see how it goes.
    DEC0on September 04, 2006   Link

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