"Acid Nation" as written by Roughton Reynolds, Chris Batten, Liam Rory Clewlow and Robert Rolfe....
Huddled in this acid nation,
With apprehension,
You are expected
To gulp down hindrance

Huddled in this acid nation,
With apprehension,
You are expected
To gulp down hindrance

This is a celebration of,
Spirit and of mind.
When your body's resignation,
Is heard you can't ignore

This is an acid nation.
We will persevere.
This is an acid nation.
We will persevere.

Feel the rays beat down!
Feel the rays beat down!

Next time you open your eyes,
Be thankful the world,
Never wears a disguise,
Here's the sun to reveal

This is an acid nation,
We will persevere.
This is an acid nation,
We will persevere.

Feel the rays beat down!
Feel the rays beat down!

And anyway who cares?
The sun is out

So
Stare at the sun.
Stare at the sun.

This is everything I ever wanted.
This is everything I ever wanted.
This is everything I ever wanted.

This feeling's all I need.


Lyrics submitted by ManOnTheEdge

"Acid Nation" as written by Liam Rory Clewlow Chris Batten

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  • +2
    General CommentFirst comment, fucking nice one.
    Great song. It has such a beautiful sound, loving the synth.

    I think the song is about how messed up the world is, but we must enjoy the good things in to get through life.

    For instance, “Huddled in this acid nation with apprehension” – We are here on this earth as a massive group that has so much energy that people just don’t know what to do with themselves, which causes a feeling of dread and anxiety.

    People have free will and act the way they want, where we are expected to tolerate peoples behaviour. (Attacked in the street, Crime e.tc.) which we cannot stop. This is portrayed with the words “You are expected to gulp down hindrance”, meaning that others get in they way and obstruct our actions.

    However, we live in a nation better than most and have the 5 basic needs, so therefore we must be grateful for what we do have and should celebrate.

    The line “This is a celebration of spirit and of mind” could relate to the feeling of love for someone, a form of spiritual enlightenment where you free yourself from the attachment of the world. As when people are in love, they see the world in another light. Its like a natural drug, for instance, the hormone Dopamine is realeased in the brain when people have feelings of love for someone and is responsible for motivation and pleasure in the human body.

    “When your bodies resignation is heard you can ignore” – this means that we must accept that the world isn’t going to change, and once we accept this we can move on and ignore those who put us down. Its about finding yourself as a person.


    Also the words “This is an assignation”, could be about meeting a lover and the wonderful feelings for them, in an “acid nation” which is dishonest and is full of corruption. Maybe its saying that a connection of being close to someone is an amazing experience, considering that the government and the world is so deceitful.


    “We will persevere” – means that the feeling of happiness brought about by such a belief in love will get you through any problem or difficulty.

    “FEEL THE RAYS BEAT DOWN” – is about the general pain people cause each other.

    “And anyway who cares?
    THE SUN IS OUT!” – is saying that we must forget the bad and concentrate on more positive experiences.

    “STARE, AT THE, SUN” – Hold your head high, search for the good.

    “This is everything I ever wanted.
    This feelings all i need.”

    -Again finding self and love, making the most of what you have. The great feelings brought about from love.

    Anyways, that was my interpretation. What a great song this is =]
    YepItsMusicon June 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen i saw them live, rou said this song was about living with no prospect and no future, in so called "great" britain.
    lolylopson November 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI would have thought that 'this is assignation' is simply 'This is an Acid Nation'

    lcfcsunilon June 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentonly one comment.

    WHY?!

    anyway, great song
    fatkiddon July 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts a preview of what songs on there next album are going to be like...
    Apparenly Chris will be singing more aswelll =]
    xxx
    SuckMyKiss-xon August 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti totally agree with "yepitsmusic".
    enter shikari really has this type of feeling and way with words in all of their lyrics on this cd. always connecting the outside world, may it be past or present to the emotions a certain scenario has put them in.
    k i'm pretty sure i'm rambling now. lol , but yeah, such an addictive song.
    aprilemayjuneon August 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song, but the opening chords sound a bit too much like killswitch engage's "my last serenade". ah well, if youre gonna copy someone, might as well be the best
    SamuelHWon August 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing lyrics, amazing guitars.

    i agree with YepItsMusic, but i think its about how we take most of it all for granted, too.

    not much unlike jonny sniper
    shinksteron September 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song, thik everyone has the right idea of it, meanig of how we live our life, and how crappy it can be sometimes but we have to enjoy the good things to get by in it.
    Enter Shikari are GODS!
    !VideoKid.JADE!on December 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commententer shikari is amazing!!!
    FoT Fanon September 03, 2008   Link

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