Sing a hymn for the dead
Because in death, as in life we are one in the same
Sing a hymn for the world
To avert eugenic errors

Go!

The sun sets, the light fades
The blood red on an empty street
It's not night, it's not day
It's no more, for an unfortunate soul

Who witnessed his life violently erased
From the horror of the human race
Bright futures exchanged for profit
The living half alive

Sing a hymn for the dead
Because in death, as in life we are one in the same
Sing a hymn for the world
To avert eugenic errors

Go!

In life now pay respects to your blood
Those in the vast of the great unknown
Unite there, your heart's one
In moments you'll never forget

History lessons direct from the grave
Lost souls of the lost divide
Liberate your generation
The living: rotting flesh

Sing a hymn for the dead
Because in death, as in life we are one in the same
Sing a hymn for the world
To avert eugenic errors

Call out tyranny
A spark of dissent can light a furious flame
Call out to be free

Sound off!
Be the voice of a generation
Dissent!
You've got a choice to make
Sound off!
Be the voice of a generation
Dissent!
You've got a choice to make

Strip away!
Be the voice of a generation!
Strip away!
You've got a choice to make!
Cut away!
Cut away!
Strip away!
Strip away!
Cut away!
Strip away your chains!

Sing a hymn for the dead
Because in death, as in life we are one in the same
Sing a hymn for the world
To avert eugenic errors


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  • +1
    General Commentthe song basically is about treating others with respect because in life as in death we are all the same, no one is better than anyone
    tw15tedon May 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe only way everyone is going to be equal is, in fact, death.

    when you think about that, it's a really powerful statement.

    we must speak out. everyone has their own voice in society. we must change. it takes the people to do such a notion.

    extremely motivating song.
    eyewtkason July 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta calling to the new generation of punk rock
    faileddesignon May 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBright futures exchanged for profit
    The living half alive

    Liberate your generation
    The living: rotting flesh

    those parts are about how all people care about is money and we arent really living because of it.

    And i also agree with faileddesign and tw15ted.

    Kick ass song! I love anti-flag!
    omfg!on May 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt first i wasn't crazy about the song. I thought the guitar riffs sounded recycled but now that i actually looked at the lyrics and listened some more, this song is fucking good!
    blackmyeyeson January 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is actually talking about finding your spiritual center("In life now pay respects to your blood
    Those in the vast of the great unknown
    Unite there, your heart's one
    In moments you'll never forget")
    , and also talking about calling out the corporate government and new world order companies i.e. "Call out tyranny
    A spark of dissent can light a furious flame
    Call out to be free"
    YouwithoutMeon July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteugenic errors, the horror of the human race, history lessons from the grave?
    seems it's about "ethnic cleansing"
    In death we are all the same
    thismachineon April 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHymn for the dead, my anti-flag
    It’s about how everyone are equals in life and in death also that its unfair how people are killing other people for money, where it says “Bright futures exchanged for profit, living half alive”.
    uchihagirlon November 04, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWHATS THIS SONG ABOUT?
    speeedon April 30, 2006   Link

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