Sold out by your own
October revolution
Out to the streets
To fight against the tyranny
In 56' we fought the occupation
The young and old
Against the Communist regime

The sorrow, a so-called liberation
The sorrow, a violent domination
Sorrow, the humiliation
Fifty years, the death of a nation

Poverty for all
But freedom's the exception
The Proletariat, now the
Red Bourgeoisie
The murder, the torture
The terror, the famine
Fifty years under the
Communist regimes

The sorrow, a so-called liberation
The sorrow, a violent domination
Sorrow, the humiliation
Fifty years, the death of a nation

The price of freedom,
is worth it to me
Fighting
A revolution
Fighting
For human rights
The Cheka, the Stazi
The human tragedies
The casualties of the state
Fifty years,
a tragic philosophy
Fifty years,
collective suffering
Fifty years,
we're the casualties
of the state

The sorrow, a so-called liberation
The sorrow, a violent domination
Sorrow, the humiliation
Fifty years, the death of a nation


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    General CommentThe lyrics are pretty self-explanatory to me, but they might be hard to understand for someone who has never lived in a country marked by communist regime.

    I was born in 1989 in Slovakia, in the year when so called "Velvet Revolution" took part in our country and that was the year when the communist era ended, so it's true that I don't remember anything about those dayse, nevertheless I can still feel some kind of "ghosts" of socialism everywhere - in schools, office buildings, on the streets. There is still something in the minds of people, red flags might have gone, but "the sorrow, humiliation" and all the feelings remained.

    To, me, this is the "death of the nation" - that line is so true - and it will take few generations for all the "dead" nations to live again... but we've got to move on... no one can take back what has happened, but we can still learn from it. Actually, the whole world should learn from it. This song reminds me of how even the best ideals can easily turn into a reign of tyranny.
    MatZon March 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNot only is it about communist rule, it is specifically about the 1956 Hungarian revolution.

    Zoli, the singer is of Hungarian descent.
    Winnie12on March 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commentawesome song!!! i'm listening to it right now. probably my favorite song of theirs. the mosh part is incredible. so are the lyrics.
    tjtech12on May 27, 2007   Link

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