"Can't Happen Here" as written by Porter Marc Mcknight, Brandon Saller, Ektor Alex Varkatzas, Travis Miguel and Daniel Dan Jacobs....
Tearing his flesh in the dead of night
Subversiveness close the clearest of minds
Blink of an eye where the lateral lies
Raise up in heart never knowing why

[Pre-Chorus]
We get what we take when we take nothing
Pull the helmet from your eyes
We're erased and betrayed by mistakes

[Chorus]
Does your gun
know my gun?
This is how the world will end.

Indeed begs the questions
With bullets fill up the sky
Taking away the pain of
Thinking for ourselves
Tearing at break down
They break down our doors
Indeed begs the question
Could this save your realm
Stealing away our children
Taking away our dreams!

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]


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"Can't Happen Here" as written by Porter Marc Mcknight Daniel Dan Jacobs

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    General Commentwow, get the lyrics right.

    "does your god
    know my god?"

    i won't even say the rest. butchered the song bud
    bdub10488on August 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit IS does ur god no my god

    and the songs about war
    devinxdisasteron August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTurn your sound system up loud enough and you can hear 'Gun', but it sounds a lot like 'God'. Or it could be God in the first verse, and Gun in the second. It makes good sense with either actually, so it doesn't bother me. On my first listen I actually thought they are singing 'betrayed by The States' rather than 'betrayed by Mistakes' haha.
    alexd181on August 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe booklet in the album says

    "does your god
    know my god?"
    bdub10488on August 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHoly shit what a powerful song. Amazing vocally, The ol' Alex n Brandon combo at its finest. Marc adds a nice touch as well. My favorite track on this amazing new album.
    EXsOHs007on September 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit is Does your god know my god... it may sound liek hes saying gun... but, there are other songs where it sounds dif... like, corsetting, it sounds to me when he says plight that he's saying plea... so yeah... don't jump on everyone because they mess up ONE fucking lyric...
    CrimsonAngel17on September 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthere's the whole song.


    [Verse 1]
    Chariots clashed in the dead of night
    Subversiveness clouds the clearest of minds
    Blink of an eye we're collateralized
    Raised up in arms never knowing why

    [Pre-Chorus:]
    We get what we take when we take nothing
    Pull the helmet from your eyes
    We're erased and betrayed by mistakes

    [Chorus:]
    Does your god know my god?
    This is how the world will end.

    [Verse 2]
    And it begs the questions
    When bullets cloud the sky
    Taking away the pain of
    Thinking for ourselves
    Demons beat down
    They beat down our doors
    And it begs the question
    Could this scene be real
    Stealing away our children
    Taking away our dreams!

    [Pre-Chorus]

    [Chorus]
    blakeonfireon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthere's the whole song.


    [Verse 1]
    Chariots clashed in the dead of night
    Subversiveness clouds the clearest of minds
    Blink of an eye we're collateralized
    Raised up in arms never knowing why

    [Pre-Chorus:]
    We get what we take when we take nothing
    Pull the helmet from your eyes
    We're erased and betrayed by mistakes

    [Chorus:]
    Does your god know my god?
    This is how the world will end.

    [Verse 2]
    And it begs the questions
    When bullets cloud the sky
    Taking away the pain of
    Thinking for ourselves
    Demons beat down
    They beat down our doors
    And it begs the question
    Could this scene be real
    Stealing away our children
    Taking away our dreams!

    [Pre-Chorus]

    [Chorus]
    blakeonfireon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI see it as humanity destroying ourselves as Exaera said, but I think it is due to religious wars/reasons. With the God vs. God kinda thing.
    DiabloDj1on October 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought the start was "Chariots clash in the dead of night?"

    There are a lot of mistakes, deeming this virtually totally incorrect... But oh well. I love the song. Yet for once I am a little stumped as to the meanings of an Atreyu song.

    I tend to agree with Diablo ^ about the meaning of religion destroying the world. "Does your God / Know my God? / This is how the world will end!"

    The clashing of chariots in the dead of night is symbolic to neverending war; that which will destroy us eventually. As is Demons beating down the doors, and stealing our children, the base of our existence.

    Thats my initial interpretation anyways, feel free to correct me!
    Here_2_Hearon October 06, 2007   Link

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