"Full Imperial Collapse" as written by Paul Burnette, John Henry, Kristopher Norris, Ryan Parrish and Michael Schleibaum....
Call it our nature or call it what you will
Automatic, trapped in the undercurrent
Presumed an unstoppable force
Through the ages spilled onto pages
Shine on you nonbelievers
You can call it colossal upheaval
When we wake up from our induced slumber
They can try, but they can’t conquer us all!
Compelling evidence out in the open
There’s not even anybody to hide it from
What it looks like on the outside constantly reflects
How we perceive it and it’s not always what you think
Knee deep in the belly of the beast offering us
Another cut-rate version of your dream come true



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    General CommentReally good breakdown of the song, you've got it spot on minus maybe one thing. I don't think that the penultimate line so much of a biblical reference as it is just an expression. To be caught in the belly of the beast, is to be in the center of enemy territory. To be knee deep in it is even worse. I don't think that Darkest Hour would reference the bible unless it is to chastise the conformity or structure of religion. Or even the idea of it. (See the song No God - By Darkest Hour, I think they make their point pretty clear. songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858778373/)
    Sothsetsuon June 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't know how you could interpret this in any other way than in that of being critical of religion. "Shine on you non-believers" means exactly that. People who don't believe in god should shine on and have their voice heard. This song is a war cry for people who don't believe in religion.

    Religion is "presumed an unstoppable force, through the ages spilled onto pages." Pages of a religious book.

    "Compelling evidence out in the open, there's not even anybody to hide it from." This refers to scientific advancements and debunking of religious scripture that shows the path to non-belief.
    childofbodom151on November 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe name kind gives it away don't you think?
    I think he is talking about America in genrel (I love my country, don't get me wrong but there is things that need to be changed) and the way it works itself.
    The song is just like "Sadist Nation"

    "Call it our nature or call it what you will
    Automatic, trapped in the undercurrent
    Presumed an unstoppable force
    Through the ages spilled onto pages"

    This right here is basically refering to how its human nature to try and rule over others. How its "automatic", that we just do things according to human nature and habit, and we are "trapped" in our ways.
    The nation is presumed an unstoppable force because its so succesful, and its written in textbooks, history books "pages".

    "Shine on you nonbelievers
    You can call it colossal upheaval
    When we wake up from our induced slumber
    They can try, but they can’t conquer us all!'

    Now he is telling those who believe it not to be an "unstoppable force" to "shine on" and not give into its imperialistic might. He can also be refering to two things. one being if they some how defeat the empire it would be an colossal upheaval to the empire its self. or as when the people "wake up" an see that the empire is a threat to there normal daily life, so now that they've realized there look on things has been changed and that can be called a "colossal upheaval" in itself. So when they "wake" up from there "induced slumber" they can take measures into protecting themselves. I guess the empire itself induced them, the people.
    Now they believe its impossiable for the impire to "conquer" them all because they have woken up.

    "Compelling evidence out in the open
    There’s not even anybody to hide it from
    What it looks like on the outside constantly reflects
    How we perceive it and it’s not always what you think"

    I think what it is trying to say here that the Imperial nation which is trying not to seem like one, can't hide the facts, and that it has shown its real intentions to everyone.
    Then I guess its saying something like how it "looks like on the outside constantly reflects" what we are aware of, or recognize, though thats not always the case.

    "Knee deep in the belly of the beast offering us
    Another cut-rate version of your dream come true"
    This is a powerful line. Johan in the bible was swallod by a whale. This could be the case in this line. It does have a biblical refrences to other things. Ether way it lets us know that we are not in a good position and its not quit what we had hoped for or imagind.
    dozedgreenon October 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti'm gonna have to agree...also the part at the end when he syas knee deep in the belly of the beast jus the way it kinda like chenges the song is badass
    law187on February 07, 2009   Link

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