abate the ones who hesitate to stand their ground
rally when the sky is falling, catch the clouds
together ants can overcome and kill the ox
the only key is knowing how to break the locks

i hate to say when blue skies are turning gray
ante-up, son, its time to get paid

raise a fist or get the fuck out the way
FUCK THE FAKE ONES!
break the long arm, stand up and say
FUCK THE POLICE!
sound the drums, there's no time to play
FUCK THE TYRANTS!
seize the time, turn night into day
war saves no one
FUCK THE U.S.A.!

i know this plant will keep growing
you water it without even knowing
and everytime you choose to consume
another arm on the poison vine blooms

never praise the gods with human sacrifice
but if yer dogs are itchin' you can scratch the lice
live free or die tryin' and reject the boss
pay the toll or burn the bridge and swim across

i hate to say when blue skies are turning gray
ante-up, son, its time to get paid

raise a fist or get the fuck out the way
FUCK THE FAKE ONES!
break the long arm, stand up and say
FUCK THE POLICE!
sound the drums, there's no time to play
FUCK THE TYRANTS!
seize the time, turn night into day
war saves no one
FUCK THE U.S.A.!



Lyrics submitted by Icecrono2

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  • +1
    General CommentAmazing song
    CRWon March 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed, this is an amazing song. Wait for the final 1:14 seconds when it breaks into that badass screamo punk bit; very angered and passionate and just a great track overall.
    A_Raging_Bullon September 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'raise a fist or get the fuck out the way
    FUCK THE FAKE ONES!'

    Hellz yeah!
    SkaterRaton September 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti still find it strange how the my title bar says "song meanings.net", not "song opinions.net. with that being said id like to finally interpret this song:
    abate the ones who hesitate to stand their ground= fuck conformists
    rally when the sky is falling, catch the clouds= point out the governments weakness, rebel and attack(vocally or forcibly), then rebuild from the broken pieces.
    together ants can overcome and kill the ox= alone we cant do anything but together we can take down the ever-expanding government behemoth.
    the only key is knowing how to break the locks= you just have to know your motives and what your doing.

    i know this plant will keep growing= chris cash is refering to the government as a plant(probably because the government is perpetually expanding its power, just as a plant does with its roots.)
    you water it without even knowing= you inadvertently fuel this machine.
    and everytime you choose to consume= i assume "consume" means to "buy" because when you purchase anything, a percentage of that money funds some politician's agenda.
    another arm on the poison vine blooms= and when you do fund it, the government expands even more.
    never praise the gods with human sacrifice= maybe this means: dont worship false idols or maybe; dont think the government is all powerful and dont further their agenda
    but if yer dogs are itchin' you can scratch the lice= but if you think you have to, go ahead
    live free or die tryin' and reject the boss= self explanatory.
    pay the toll or burn the bridge and swim across= do what they tell you or rebel and do it your way.
    mrbigcupson December 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone know what he says straight after "fuck the fake ones"? it sounds like "CIA" but i doubt it...
    ikethedykeon June 27, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti still find it strange how the my title bar says "song meanings.net", not "song opinions.net. with that being said id like to finally interpret this song:
    abate the ones who hesitate to stand their ground= fuck conformists
    rally when the sky is falling, catch the clouds= point out the governments weakness, rebel and attack(vocally or forcibly), then rebuild from the broken pieces.
    together ants can overcome and kill the ox= alone we cant do anything but together we can take down the ever-expanding government behemoth.
    the only key is knowing how to break the locks= you just have to know your motives and what your doing.

    i know this plant will keep growing= chris cash is refering to the government as a plant(probably because the government is perpetually expanding its power, just as a plant does with its roots.)
    you water it without even knowing= you inadvertently fuel this machine.
    and everytime you choose to consume= i assume "consume" means to "buy" because when you purchase anything, a percentage of that money funds some politician's agenda.
    another arm on the poison vine blooms= and when you do fund it, the government expands even more.
    never praise the gods with human sacrifice= maybe this means: dont worship false idols or maybe; dont think the government is all powerful and dont further their agenda
    but if yer dogs are itchin' you can scratch the lice= but if you think you have to, go ahead
    live free or die tryin' and reject the boss= self explanatory.
    pay the toll or burn the bridge and swim across= do what they tell you or rebel and do it your way.
    mrbigcupson December 06, 2009   Link

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