I woke up sweat soaked in the morning
I was mourning freedom buried deep
Mourning freedom buried deep

In tickers and broadcasts through power lines
Freedom buried in soundbytes, buried in headlines

And we sing...

A nation in fervor has given up
No, no, no, this fight has just begun
With movements and revolutions as few and far between
As movements and revolutions will ever come to be

This scare is blood soaked red
I marked down the last words you said
As we watched this city burn

It's beaten, it's beaten in
We're coming back around again
It's beaten in, it's beaten in
We're coming back around again

This scare is blood soaked red
I marked down the last words you said
As we watched this city fall and hit the ground
No one could ever replace what we've lost now
Fall and hit the ground
No one could ever replace what we've lost now

We're coming back around


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    General Commentto me this song depicts the catastrophes that could occur if the public remains ignorant and/or apathetic to the governments war-mongoring and suppression of foreign peoples. occupation of other countries does not bring democracy, and it also does not make western society any safer from acts of terrorism. it infact, does the complete opposite. terrorists attacks in cities such as madrid and london since the start of the U.S occupation in iraq prove that it is not making any thing safer at home or abroad, it is infact making things more unstable

    the second paragraph depicts the suppression of leftist-ideas such as peace, liberty and equality in the mainstream media
    BradleyThreaton January 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPossibly the best Anti-Flag song ever. Sorry, I don't have a meaning because it's the one A-F song that is way too catchy for me to listen to the lyrics.
    Paralesson August 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentby far my fav. anti-flag song!!!
    njjisgodon August 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is quite possibly my favorite anti-flag song,it is basically saying until we wake up and see what is going on were just as ignorant as sheep, willing to follow our Shepard of a cliff.

    atreyuAon April 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is about how we're finally waking up and bring freedom "back around"
    learntocoexiston March 18, 2013   Link

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