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Well.. we've all heard the sermon
Seen the preachers, or worshipped the stage
Heard the new manifesto? It's all problems, no solutions at all
Well, we're out on our own now
Always have been, just look at your friends
Break the surface to daylight, strength will flow through our unity

There is a traitor in our midst
And when we rise, we will be betrayed
They are the wolves in sheeps clothing
Taking place, at the back of the flock
All this talk about freedom, will be tainted with blood (it's your life)
Put this cross on your back, child
Tread the long weary trail to the top of the hill

Get off your knees
Get off your knees, get off, your knees

There's some hard times coming down
There is the smell of revolution on the wind
Well, we're grinding our axes
Telling tales around the bonfire at night
And we will set out with a fire in our hearts
And when this darkness gives way to the dawn
In the light, we united as one
The kingdom of heaven must be taken by storm

Get off your knees
Get off your knees, get up, stand up

You look at the ranks of the damned
No pride, the dragging masses of tortured and twisted humanity
You, who sow the rotting seeds of despair amongst our own ranks
Pathetic, snivelling little turds
Assuming the identity of the down and out
Despondent, sheeplike cretins, hopless clowns in a circus which has long since died
Arise, you fucking arseholes and rejoyce, speak now, or forever hold your peace.

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    General CommentGreat song, great meaning. It's weird how no one else has commented on this.
    Pogo Popeon April 18, 2006   Link

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