Some of us are born, and then some of us are born again.
Some of us are scared to death, and some just don't believe in it.
Something's always wrong, there's a line, an idea I can't get behind
No one knows what's right.
Some try, some just try to find a king, they sing

Who will save us now?
It's our life, but we don't want to live it.
We want to be told how
By something or someone who's better than us
Who we know we can trust,
Who will always protect us.
But keep us scared to death so we never ask questions,
Who'll dictate the consequences of our actions
And give us peace of mind about our miserable lives,
Confined and content, all we want is a place we can hide.
We can hide.

So we've always fought our wars for what we're told's worth dying for.
Land and love and God and wealth,
But men in charge protect themselves.
You can rest assured,
It's the young and the poor who fought all our wars.
Led to death by men,
Who they chose and hoped would protect them.

And who will save us now?
It's our life, but we don't want to live it.
And all you'll get is down
'Cause the people you elect to protect your best interest
Will just protect themselves and all their investments.
And even the few with the best of intentions
Will just push their views of what they think is right for you
And everyone else, you can't think for yourself
'Cause you've chosen to let someone else do it for you.
For you.

So we're left to drift between our waking life and all our dreams
Reality is relative and that's all the advice I'll give.
Life and death are hard,
They're such strange and complicated issues.
So listen, listen well for insight
No one knows what's right for you.

And who will save us now?
It's a wrong and irrelative question
'Cause we've figured it out.
With the people who love us,
Who call us their brothers through lessons we've learned
From our fathers and mothers, not looking for someone to bind our solutions,
To fight our own battles, or show what truth is,
By working hard to find our own peace of mind
Living and learning 'til we know what's right for our lives.
Our lives.


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  • +1
    General CommentPowerful. Obviously a stab at the government, but also the people and religion.
    ellie117on June 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes, it is very powerful, almost too powerful. It's clearly not a stab at the government, at all. It's merely a brief goal of history, in the end, tying an idea that the only government, is self-goverment. Anarchy, Socialism, or Liberitarianism, anything you choose to believe out of it.

    It's not anti-government, at all, it's clearly pointing out the flaws of it. The benefits of the proposed "plan" in the end are merely the benefits, because societies can't run like that, even if that's what we all want, Leaders are necessary.

    It's powerful, yes. Important, yes. Negative? Hardly.
    rileysron June 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes, it is very powerful, almost too powerful. It's clearly not a stab at the government, at all. It's merely a brief goal of history, in the end, tying an idea that the only government, is self-goverment. Anarchy, Socialism, or Liberitarianism, anything you choose to believe out of it.

    It's not anti-government, at all, it's clearly pointing out the flaws of it. The benefits of the proposed "plan" in the end are merely the benefits, because societies can't run like that, even if that's what we all want, Leaders are necessary.

    It's powerful, yes. Important, yes. Negative? Hardly.
    rileysron June 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt quite clearly is a stab at the government saying that they are pushing their views onto people, and that people need to think for themselves. It is a amazing song and I think possibly the best on the album and I also agree with what ellie117 said about religion.
    themiracleofseanon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd it's "so we've always fought our wars for what we're told's WORTH dying for.
    rileysron June 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthey aren't "pushing their views" onto the people. The song describes that the "leaders" naturally (keyword) use greed and selfishness as a method in governing. It's human nature, and the song does not slander that at all, it merely depicts it.
    rileysron June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo the why in the song does it say "even the few with the best of intentions Will just push their views"? Please explain how that is not saying that the government are pushing the views onto people!!
    themiracleofseanon June 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTheir not the
    themiracleofseanon June 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on the album, I think.
    2xlpon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI made an account just so I could say what I think about this song. And I think most of you are missing the point. For me, the song is about the worst thing in the world: laziness and greed.

    Everyone wants all their dreams and wishes to come true by some magical fate, instead of working for it themselves. They want their government and church to make their lives easier.

    But the most important thing you can do is recognize that your life is your own, and if you want to be happy, you're going to have to work for it. And even if you can't fix all the things you want to, if you can make a difference in your own life, and that of the ones you love, you can probably find happiness.

    Hands down the best song on the album.
    Ryu0030on July 12, 2007   Link

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