"Silenced" as written by Chad L. Gray, Matthew Mcdonough, Greg Tribbett and Ryan Martinie....
Sticker this, censor this, ban this
We've got something to say
Police this, condemn this, damn this
We'll be heard anyway
Middle finger is the flag that I wave when I'm silenced

Listen here

Is it a possibility?
That we're all just equal,
Slam the power down
Abusing
Does it pss you off to be beat at your own game
You lead us with false morals and shelter reality
No more, we're not buying your product when
You're selling
The words preaching silence

Insult me in my home,
When you were never invited,
To live life on your curve
Frustrating,
Throw sticks into the spokes,
To relieve insecurities,
Stifle all ascension and sticker our freedom
Of speech

Sticker this, censor this, ban this
We've got something to say
Police this, condemn this, damn this
We'll be heard anyway
Middle finger is the flag that I wave when I'm silenced

Don't tell me what I want
Don't tell me what I need
Don't tell me how I need to feel
I feel, goddamn nothing
Dig the eyes out of my face and I can still see right
Fuckin' through you,
Fuck you and everything you are,
I'm me, we're us and that's all
Closed mind with a forum to criticize,
Keep your policy and I've got mine
Exploit me, fabricate your lies
We empower these cowards just to be left in
Silence

Listen here

Stand on my soapbox,
And speak my own peace,
Whatever you may think,
It's real,
Prevail through what is me,
And step on your beliefs
Thieving spineless sellouts, robbing our integrity

Sticker this, censor this, ban this
We've got something to say
Police this, condemn this, damn this
We'll be heard anyway
Middle finger is the flag that I wave when I'm


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"Silenced" as written by Greg Tribbett Chad L. Gray

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    General Commentguys cmon. this isnt just about censorship, its about the united states government. they control us with TV and Advertisements. our human rights mean nothing anymore. we are no longer people but consumers. they have fed us tainted food which makes us extremely unhealthy and many times obese, and this is the only food made affordable. they tempt us with sex. use tv to make you hate your own reality. it becomes a most influential addiction, one which you may never know you had. they make you think youre up to date by throwing politics and drama at you. politics are a lie, a cover up.
    and the few people who arent blind to their new world order, are killed, or imprisoned. we have no freedom of speach, no freedom of expression. it was all a lie. and one day Very soon, we will all wake up and realize this. but it will be all too late.

    LISTEN to mudvaynes lyrics. a good percentage are about new world order and this tyrannous government we are so proud to be mind fucked by.
    codycurthon August 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow
    M.F.K.Ron March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's an attack on censorship and conformity-a warning to control freaks.
    flaminmofoon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's an attack on censorship and conformity-a warning to control freaks.
    flaminmofoon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's obviously IS an attack on censorship, also on how labels critisize music for what it really is and turning a blind eye to the fact that censorship ruins individuality. Also the censorship board are a bunch of closeminded assfucks.

    "Insult me in my home
    When you were never invited"
    Insult the music that one has made by saying that it's not suitable to listen to. In short, insulting the person themself.
    harmgardton August 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah i agree that the song is about censorship but i also believe that it is also a bash on the american ways on how everyone has high standards on how things should be

    We'll be heard anyway!

    The middle finger is the flag that I wave when I'm silenced

    the middle finger is the flag he is replacing the american flag with his finger to every member of society that is like you said fuck you cant say that and no matter how many people try to shut him up he will be heard because cenorship pisses him off and he will do what it takes to stop it
    xero854on December 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn the lyrics booklet of this cd, there is a zodiac symbol placed next to each song, save for 12:97:24:99. The symbol next to this song is Libra, the scales.
    seth_greyon December 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree partly with codycurth. My interpretation of this song is someone who is sick and tired of feeling feeble and weak. Sick and tired of everyone else dictating how his life should be, and how he feels emotionally and spiritually numbed because of the constant indoctrination and dehumanization our government imposes upon us. To quote a favorite movie, "We have no great war, no great depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives." Our education system is a sad joke, instead of teaching us valuable things, biased and subjective information is drilled into our heads until we believe it. We're told to think for ourselves, but this means sharing the same universal 'opinion.' Everywhere I go, hollow conversation is being made. Modern religion in America is nothing but another motif for control. Our government is engineering disasters, then stepping in and proclaiming to have all the answers. They've forgotten the important aspects of our system, but apparently so have the American people. We are continually stripped of rights, among other things. I find myself feeling numb, in a world that seems so fake. Sadly, it's all a reality. This song is about someone who's just really fuckign sick of it, this perpetual decline.
    filth-you-createon November 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWe are told that we're nothing but a succession of occurences and experiences, mere memories. Not really people. And anyone who says they can alleviate that sense of utter worhtlessness is nominated our savior. Even if we don't have control over our lives, if someone promises TO control, then they've earned our faith. Funny thing is, this has happened so many times throughout history. Have we truly forgotten what it means to be human?
    filth-you-createon November 06, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationNot just censorship, not just anti-government, it makes me think of the anger that militant atheists get for fighting back against the establishment. I'm talking about things like the atheist billboard in Charlotte, NC that had to be taken down because religious types issued credible death threats.

    Some of the lines that I can relate to are:


    Is it a possibility
    That we're all just equal
    ...
    You lead us with false morals and shelter reality
    No more, we're not buying your product when
    You're selling
    The words preaching silence
    ...
    Insult me in my home,
    When you were never invited
    ...
    Throw sticks into the spokes
    To relieve insecurities
    Stifle all dissention

    And of course:

    Middle finger is the flag that I wave when I'm silenced
    despondenton March 15, 2014   Link

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