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First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out.
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out.
Next they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out.
AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME

The is autonomy, (My armored refugee,)
Stepped over on the street, (Stars and stripes populate,)
Their contagious and we pray, (My armored refugee,)
Classes about Black Plague, (Will mark your grave.)

This is the second time, we will not fall in line,
No you can’t sop, this exodus
No you won’t stop this exodus.
No you can’t sop, this exodus
No you won’t stop this exodus.

Putting ??? on the bay, (These troops let freedom ring.)
Sound off for refugee, (Home of the free and brave.)
There’s a war, who will not sleep? (These troops let freedom ring)
The poor driving in bigotry. (Will mark your grave.)

This is the second time, (Yea it’s the second time) we will not fall in line,
No you can’t sop, this exodus
No you won’t stop this exodus.
No you can’t sop, this exodus
No you won’t stop this exodus.

Fight forever more (The movement of the people)
Fight forever more (The voice of the Abacry)
Fight forever more (The movement of the people)
Fight forever more (The possession, no compromise)

First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out.
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out.
Next they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out.
AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME

No you can’t sop, this exodus
No you won’t stop this exodus.
No you can’t sop, this exodus
No you won’t stop this exodus.
This is the second time; we will not fall in line!


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    General Comment"First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out.
    Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out.
    Next they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out.
    AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME"

    Said by some guy who was in Nazi Germany..

    "This is the second time, we will not fall in line!"

    Seems to be comparing a certain current government with the Nazi regime of WW2 Germany... wonder who they mean? haha
    hedgecoreon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere are many variations of this poem, but this is the most common.

    First they came for the Communists,
    and I didnt speak up, because I wasnt a Communist.
    Then they came for the Jews,
    and I didnt speak up, because I wasnt a Jew.
    Then they came for the Catholics,
    and I didnt speak up, because I was a Protestant.
    Then they came for me,
    and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.

    by Rev. Martin Niemoller, 1945

    "I would rather burn my church to the ground, than to preach the Nazi trinity of race, blood, and soil."
    adlskate.comon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song (especially the intro) reminds me a lot of Rage Against the Machine.

    Good song, one of my favs off the new album.
    Bigson September 24, 2006   Link

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