"Contempt Breeds Contamination" as written by and Corey/gregoletto Beaulieu....
Mistaken identity
You really got this one wrong
Racially singled out
He must have a gun

And yet you get off with no time

How can this be the answer
No crime yet they shot away
He now lies dead, the blood is on your hands
Hands which were supposed to protect
People like the man you blew away
This isn't justice, this is corruption

The four protectors fired forty one shots
Hitting him nineteen times
Searching the body there were no weapons found
He lies with all who died in vain

Murder must be still be a crime
When our inherent freedom
Is hatefully gunned down
By who we entrust

And yet you get off with no time

How can this be the answer
No crime yet they shot away
He now lies dead, the blood is on your hands
Hands which were supposed to protect
People like the man you blew away
This isn't justice, this is corruption

The four protectors fired forty one shots
Hitting him nineteen times
Searching the body there were no weapons found
He lies with all who died in vain

Contempt breeds contamination

How can this be the answer
No crime yet they shot away
He now lies dead, the blood is on your hands
Hands which were supposed to protect
People like the man you blew away
This isn't justice, this is corruption

The four protectors fired forty one shots
Hitting him nineteen times
Searching the body there were no weapons found
He lies with all who died in vain

Contempt breeds contamination


Lyrics submitted by EvilWraith

"Contempt Breeds Contamination" as written by Jason Suecof Corey Beaulieu

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    General CommentThis song is about Amadou Diallo who was shot 41 times, and 19 of those shots impacted. He was killed by four police officers and the event is deemed by many a racial attack. He was an innocent man wrongly and brutally (41 shots!?) killed.

    You can find more information here:

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    EvilWraithon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat job on getting the lyrics in early, though I have some dispute with the lyrics in this verse
    "Mistaken Identity
    You really got this one wrong
    Individually singled out
    He must have a gun"

    or to be more specific -
    "Individually singled out"
    should be
    "Racially singled out"

    Your input?

    ---


    As to my opinion on the song, I love it. As disappointed as I am with Trivium's sudden change of style, I do enjoy the songs and with that said this is my favorite song on the CD.
    savagefaceon September 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI listened to it again and you're right. I corrected the error.
    EvilWraithon September 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentperhaps it's "murder must still be a crime, with our inherent freedom"?
    cma3585on October 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcorrection, "when our inherent freedom is hatefully cut down by who we trust"
    cma3585on October 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe correction should be "when our inherent freedom-is hatefully gunned down by who we entrust"
    this song about how 4 police officers shot down a guy for being of different race, as said above
    socio-impairedon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics i think, should be

    no crime yet they shot away instead of no crying the shadow way

    and instead of realise that the blood is on your hands should be he now lies dead the blood is on your hands

    cheers ! great song .. best on album
    gotenksbladeon October 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan this song is awesome the breakdown section which just Matt plays is awesome!!!
    JimBobon February 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits
    this is injustice, this is corruption
    MellowDrone777on April 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentas said above it is 'murder must still be a crime' not 'but there must still be a crime. and also in the second chorus or the part that starts of with 'how can this be the answer .....' it says show, not shot. just letting you know.

    i love this song, its awesome
    CalH666on May 02, 2007   Link

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