A new millennium is christened in 2003
when tens of thousands are condemned to die.
While we danced and drank fine wine
they were screaming to an empty sky.

Why?

Kill my mother, kill my father,
what am I left to do?
But kill your mother, kill your father,
God make my aim true...

Is anybody even listening?
Does anybody even care?
'Cause the beat just goes on and on.
And the terror never ends.

Tens of thousands were condemned to die.

Shock and awe.
Fallujah.
Shock and awe.
Terror...

Is anybody listening? Can you hear the screaming?
Does anybody care? Can you hear their screaming?
Is anybody listening to the sounds of the innocent
suffering, suffering silently?
No.



Lyrics submitted by maggot#8

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    General CommentIt's about how people are dieing and being starved and tortured in 3rd World Countries but nobody does anything about it and just go on pretending to not notice.
    LBDamnedon February 26, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThat is completely incorrect.
    This is about the 2003 invasion of Iraq, obviously. They even talk about Fallujah in the song.
    Considering Saddam was known for actively torturing, murdering, and starving his people and we took him out...and this song is obviously against that action, I would say it isn't about sympathy for tortured and starving people at all, but the opposite.
    Rob is obviously an isolationist who thinks we should just let every piece of shit in the world murder hundreds or thousands of people.
    RyanAnchorson November 27, 2012   Link

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