"March of the Mutes" as written by Mike Justian, Paul Mcgrath, Trevor Phipps, Ken Susi and John Maggard....
How can we close our eyes
When the walls around us
Wear thinner each day?
How can we mute our voices
When a parade of chaos marches
Throughout the land?

This is the end, end of all
We've been down this road before
Yet we all just stand and watch
Everlasting ignorance has led our ways
Forewarned, but still forgotten
Our history erased

This is the end of all
This is the end of all
This is the end of all

Down on our knees, we bow to hatred
Down on our knees, we fade away
Down on our knees, we bow to hatred
Down on our knees, we fade away

We've tried and failed
Now Rome burns again
Again

Now this is the end

How can we close our eyes
When the walls around us
Wear thinner each day?
How can we mute our voices
When a parade of chaos marches
Throughout the land?

This is the end of all
This is the end of all
This is the end of all

Down on our knees, we bow to hatred
Down on our knees, we fade away
Down on our knees, we bow to hatred
Down on our knees, we fade away

Down on our knees, we bow to hatred
Down on our knees, we fade away
We fade away

This time it's all of us
This time it's forever



Lyrics submitted by Unearth77

"March of the Mutes" as written by Ken Susi John Maggard

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    General CommentNo comments? The only conclusion i can make about that is that no one knows what to say since the song is so kick ass.
    emerica69on March 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentagreed with emerica69, no comments? this song fucking owns.. and im sure people must have just failed to comment because they are still in shock from the sheer awesomeness of it
    evilbeavilon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is obviously about the Great Fire of Rome.

    "Now Rome burns again"
    Altoidmanon September 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about the ending of a society or civilization. In particular the American society or western society as a whole.

    The mutes are citizens sitting idly watching while the world is obviously in turmoil. The walls thinning is this turmoil starting to bleed through into the society itself. Basically, he's asking how we can stay silent when there's so much violence and death in the world while at the same time warning that the same turmoil is threatening to invade our perceived safety.

    The Everlasting ignorance part is about how mankind has made mistakes in the past. Instead of using this history as a warning, we ignore all the parallels. This idea is continued with the mention of Rome burning. We've tried to learn from past mistakes, but it's happening again anyway, because we're too ignorant to look at what happened in the past and relate it to what's happening now.

    I think the down on our knees part is about nationalism. How people can bow to a flag whose government propagates hate throughout the world. How in the end bowing to this hatred will be our demise.

    In the broader scope, I think this song is about the futility of man to survive itself and the foolishness of not speaking out against a world power which is ethically in the wrong for many recent activities. Finally, it's mentioned that this time when society falls everyone is going to be wiped out the world over and our history will be forgotten forever.
    phalsepropheton December 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is just a thought and Altoid just said it, but I believe it is about the great Roman fire started by Nero (allegdly) and he then blamed it on the Christians. Subsequently he ordered that the Apian way be lined with crucified Christians, burned them alive, and had them fed to lions in the arena.

    Nero was also very self serving and like most Roman emperors wanted to be worshipped as a God. "Down on our knees, we bow to hatred."

    Just a thought. The song could be using Rome as a metaphor for the US, Unearth is moderately pollitical.
    Frostmanon June 24, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI believe this song is about the crusades
    atomazeon May 28, 2014   Link

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