Walk away when you're angry
Brace yourself, there's nothing to gain
Old enough to know the outcome
More blood, it's always the same

Aren't we cool and aren't we calm
For facing death we run head-on
Aren't we cool and aren't we calm
For god we've suffered for so long

Do what they say
Or they take it away
I'd rather be dead then carry on

(wait) Bite your lip, don't be cursing
(we must) We musn't take God's name in vain
(in vain) Blunt your knife, pull the curtain
(impulse) Impulses you must refrain

Aren't we cool and aren't we calm
For facing death we run head-on
Aren't we cool and aren't we calm
For god we've suffered for so long

Do what they say
Or they take it away
I'd rather be dead then carry on

Somebody carry on with this burden
I can't remember anything
I can't be certain

Aren't we cool and aren't we calm
For facing death we run head-on

Do what they say
Or they take it away
I'd rather be dead then carry on


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    General CommentWhen I listened to this song, I couldn't help but think of the religious right (or rite?) Don't get me wrong, I believe in god, but they have to get involved in everything damn thing!
    Metallicopon July 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about how people try to force you to believe what they believe, relegious beliefs..
    harsh realmon August 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its about following religon blindly or you'll go to hell...my opinion i could be wrong
    kornfan881on November 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song of the album. The new KoRn is rather good. Didn't expect to be any good at all after "See You On The Other Side". That really sucked... Well, is the best album since Tool's "10.000 days"
    NightWalkers-Itachion August 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdef their best song
    ded0liftedon August 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it about death
    tommrickon August 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI Think its about the war going on.

    "Aren't we cool and aren't we calm?"
    "For facing death we've earned it all."

    Bush is sending in more troops like its nothing while every body else is either bringing people home or not sending any new troops. More troops there = more deaths.

    "Aren't we cool and aren't we calm?
    For God we've suffered for so long."

    Bush has been imposing new "reasons" as to why we must stay there, the only valid and proven reason he has so far is a new shakey government... but are'nt all new govs. shakey? besides that the dictatorship was demolish quite a while ago.

    Either way, Thank you Troops =)
    Pieroeon August 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the industrial sounds in this song. Really atmospheric and creepy.
    gothic_hobbiton September 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's hard to make out what he says in the prechorus but I think it goes like this.
    "Aren't we cool and aren't we calm for facing death we wont be long" (honestly I'm not sure about the 'wont be long' part)
    "Aren't we cool and aren't we calm forgot this Earth inforce the law"

    The meaning of the song is about Life or Death situations. Like being stuck up and robbed or getting into a fight.

    1st verse is saying If someone talks shit to you, just let it go and walk away, fighting isn't gonna solve shit but make it worse and you know what's gonna happen when it gets that far, blood is gonna be shed and possibility someone will die.

    Referring to my version of the prechorus
    "Aren't we cool and aren't we calm for facing death we wont be long" "Aren't we cool and aren't we calm forgot this Earth inforce the law"

    Being in a life or death situation, it'll be wise to play everything cool and be calm and this will be over soon no matter the outcome. "Forgot this Earth inforce the law" Killing someone is against the law and the criminal will get caught (yea I know its a 50% chance of the criminal being caught but still)

    Being stuck up and robbed, do what they say or they'll take your life away. Jon in this matter rather try to be a hero and fail than being robbed. Or he just rather die anyway.

    2nd verse is basically what I already explain, shut up, just let it go and refrain yourself the urge to kill someone.
    WeaponTheoryon September 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite song on the album, very powerful
    darksidegurl_01on October 01, 2007   Link

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