"Clenching The Fists Of Dissent" as written by Philip John Demmel, Adam Duce, Robert Conrad Flynn and Dave Mcclain....
Crawl, crawl

Do you hear revolution's call?
Time to fight our own denial
Warmongers keep us locked in fear
Invoke the past, a moment of tears

An ugly truth put forth by our youth
Under the threat of patriotic brute

So use your rage
It is a weapon we all must engage
Let trumpets sound our call
Or by their lives we will fall

Gnash down our teeth in hate and sing
Sing revolution's song
Whey they say die
Die for America


They say that freedom isn't free
It's paid with the lives of sons and families
'Cause blood is their new currency
And oil pumps the heart of money

So fight as one without a fucking gun
Words are the bullets to this revolution

Use your pain
The battlegrounds, the streets are ablaze
Excess will pave their path
The winds of change, our bloodbath

Gnash down our teeth in hate and sing
Sing revolution's song
When they say die
Die for America

Power and prejudice
Actions they use to pit against
Terror, insurgency
Words used to scare conformity

It's propaganda, it's their hypocrisy
Free to choose our own slavery
All suffer humanity, fuck

Fight, fight, fight, fight
Fight, fight, fight, fight
Fight, fight, fight, fight
Fight, fight, fight, fight

So fight for all that you love
(Fight, fight, fight, fight)
Scream, choking with foot open throat
(Fight, fight, fight, fight)

Blind star spangled eyes
(Fight, fight, fight, fight)
Death, no more the truth you will hide, no more
(Fight, fight)

So how do they sleep?
While our mothers weep
They're selling our souls
(They're selling our souls)
And our blood for oil

Our generation can be the fucking one
That overcomes the greed of corrupt nations
Have no shame
You're not alone in thinking, this is fucking insane

Rise up and take your stand
You curl the fingers of your hand

I don't know what to do
'Cause I don't have the answers
With every ounce of strength
I'll vow to fight the cancer

Didn't say I want to lead
I just might let you down
Didn't say believe in me
Just hold this common ground

I'm just as lost as you
And probably more confused
So fucking far from perfect
My mind wrecked from abuse

There's something fucking wrong
When war takes sons and daughters
Our lambs misled to slaughter

Clenching the fist of dissent
Clenching the fist of dissent

Clenching the fist of dissent
Clenching to hope

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"Clenching the Fists of Dissent" as written by Dave Mcclain Adam Duce


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    General Commenton another note, not only is this talking of the current war, it talks of all wars with "There's something fucking wrong
    When war takes sons and daughters
    Our lambs misled to slaughter"
    BGG_001on July 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is obviously about the war in Iraq and about being lead into war and dying under a false cause "when they say die, die for america"
    SB MetalHeadon May 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell no doubt about it, this song's barrel is pointed directly at bush and the wars that hes causing. Rob is sayin that hes not trying to take bush's place he just wants him to see what hes doing to the world and the innocent people in it.
    sacrificedon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes, definitely about the war and what's happening in the country right now.

    The first part of the song is talking about how all we do is look at the past (9/11) and how the government uses it to keep us in fear of what "might" happen again to motivate us to stay in the war.

    He's also talking about how the war is for oil. He says you shouldn't feel bad about disagreeing with the war because you're not the only one that feels that way.

    And like sacrificed mentioned about, he's not telling Bush that he wants to take his place, but to make better decisions for this country.
    SR65on May 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"So fucking far from perfect, A mind wrecked from abuse" again a reference to perfectionism and his past. Its also an anti-war song, clearly shown with "There's something fucking wrong,When war takes sons and daughters"
    JonnyBoy789on August 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinspiring..
    JonnyBoy789on September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is a battle cry, trying to awaken peoples minds so they can help prepare for the coming revolution. it talks about the great propaganda machine that is mainstream US media, giving us skewed reporting directed by both the govt and the people at the top of the capitalist food chain. ppl need to wake the fuck up and recognize the lies and deceit that are spoon fed to us. but too many of us are busy propagating consumerism: spending all their money on designer clothing, movie tickets to support celebrities, the latest video games, etc. Our leaders have lied to us time and time again. we're in a war under false pretenses and we don't give a shit because we're too occupied being entertained.
    xeno671on December 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMACHINE FUCKIN' HEAD!!!! i love hearing that at the concert....oooohhh i got the chills
    rain-dropson April 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest part is:
    So how do they sleep?
    While our mothers weep
    They're selling our souls
    And our blood for oil
    metallica 86on April 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI love this fucking song, Machine head are My favourite band this has such a strong meaning. It is clearly about polotics and war. Machine head are very fucking unique Band's such as Bullet for my valentine write lyrics about their girlfriend's leaving them. I know it is rather upsetting but at the end of the day their are more agonising thing's that.

    Which bring's me back to machine head, They sing about actual problem's which make's me love them even now.
    DeadBodiesEverywhereon May 18, 2009   Link

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