Well, Do you think that you're made of gold?
Invincible?
You think you can handle it?
You will learn from this.

I'm telling you friend
this is something worth fighting for.
Does it not seem contradicting
to sit back and watch them take more?
Caught like a deer in there headlights your stuck now.
You're bound by your fears
I suggest you break free or
you'll forever be damned here.

We are merely degenerates waiting for you
to come sweep us off of our feet!
They keep marching on
spilling blood like savages.
Taking lives while your cigarette burns, burns.

You can't tell me my friend
that that wasn't worth dying for.
gave it all and received nothing
may as well have let them take more.
Dig deep find the courage to speak
are you really still bound by your fear?
This is all just a dream now
you can't speak and you're damned here.

We are merely degenerates waiting for you
to come sweep us off of our feet!
They keep marching on
spilling blood like savages.
Taking lives while your cigarette burns, burns.

This is our fight for freedom
this is our way of saying
this is our day.

We've been waiting for this one day all our lives
This is nothing short of predictable.
Stop holding your head down
Give it up!
get a hold of yourself now.
Or give it up!
You're like a deer in the headlights,
You've given up!
To save your life.

We've been waiting, yeah waiting all our lives
This is nothing short of predictable.
Stop holding your head down
Give it up!
get a hold of yourself now.
Or give it up!
You're like a deer in the headlights,
You've given up!
To save your life.
Find the will to save your life!


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Degenerates song meanings
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  • +1
    Song MeaningEveryone can interpret things their own way, but to me, this seems more like the internal struggle of not one person, but the American society as a whole.

    Well, Do you think that you're made of gold?
    Invincible?
    You think you can handle it?
    You will learn from this

    To me that is talking about how us Americans have become arrogant and ignorant of what can happen to us, that we are not as powerful and invincible as we think.

    I'm telling you friend
    this is something worth fighting for.
    Does it not seem contradicting
    to sit back and watch them take more?
    Caught like a deer in there headlights your stuck now.
    You're bound by your fears
    I suggest you break free or
    you'll forever be damned here

    This seems to me like he's talking about how the US government is slowly taking our freedoms away, and that we need open our eyes and break away from our fears of our own government in order to fight for our freedom before it's too late. If we dont do anything we will be caught by suprise and damned to slavery of a higher power.

    We are merely degenerates waiting for you
    to come sweep us off of our feet!
    They keep marching on
    spilling blood like savages.
    Taking lives while your cigarette burns, burns.

    This tells me how Americans have become degenerate, ignorant and suspectable to their government whims. We are no longer what Americans were meant to be, and have grown dull minded and complacent as our government continues to do wrong. It says that we are doing nothing to stop our own nation from falling.

    You can't tell me my friend
    that that wasn't worth dying for.
    gave it all and received nothing
    may as well have let them take more.
    Dig deep find the courage to speak
    are you really still bound by your fear?
    This is all just a dream now
    you can't speak and you're damned here.

    This is just saying that we need to gather the courage to speak up, to stop living in fear, and give our lives for our freedom before its too late, before we are damned forever. If we don't stand up now, then the American dream will always be just that, a dream.

    This is our fight for freedom
    this is our way of saying
    this is our day.

    Simply states that we must fight for our freedom, that a revolution or reform of some sort is the only way to restore the ideals of a true America.

    We've been waiting for this one day all our lives
    This is nothing short of predictable.
    Stop holding your head down
    Give it up!
    get a hold of yourself now.
    Or give it up!
    You're like a deer in the headlights,
    You've given up!
    To save your life.

    This shows what will happen if we continue to stand by and do nothing, what will happen if we don't open our eyes soon enough to what our government is doing. How weven though its so obvious, the majority of us will be caught like "deer in the headlights" by the tyranny of our government, but by the time that happens, it will be too late. We have to get a hold of the situation and keep our heads up, we have to stand up or give up to the oppression.
    helixdownon July 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdang i guess no one wanted to take a stab at this song alright, well ALLOW ME!!! ahem. this song is about fighting the inner consciences and voices inside ourselves, this song is about fighting the...for lack of a better word..pussy in us. it means for us to let go of past grievances to let go of our fears
    and to free ourselves so that we can be happy.
    there.
    ..well
    thats what i think anyway.
    go to my myspace!
    im awesomeee!!!!
    thisiswhatiliveforon September 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about the native americans and how basically the white men took over and they kida just let them
    codyventewaon September 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about the war in iraq and together we can speak up OR not speaking up in any other problem in ur life cause you fear
    louisFOHDon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits about the war in iraq and together we can speak up and say something about all the soldiers being sent over there OR not speaking up in any other problem in ur life cause you fear
    louisFOHDon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlouis good interp.
    i think wat you're saying is great.
    i believe too that george w. bush is fxcking our country over.
    we can all speak up and change this situation that he's put us in.
    those soldiers are risking their lives for.... his happiness?
    god damn bush go to hell
    xXEmpty_InsideXxon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm going to see Chiodos on the 20th and they are playing with them which makes it 10x better :] and the devil wears prada...it will be so great

    As for the meaning I agree with the war theme. But it could also be seen as an inner battle.

    I agree Bush sucks..we should be fighting Iran not Iraq....can't wait for the next election
    theres no next timeon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with louis, but even though i don't necessarily believe they intended it as this, i personally take it a step further. the whole foundation of our society is corrupt and a landslide of the american population doesn't even have a clue about it. but in general, it's about our country's ignorance and how we're so naive that we act as a deer in headlights, unable to break free of our need for comfort that we just let them take inch by inch
    dendro_furtaloseon October 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis may just be me, but I think we might almost have a concept album on our hands.
    Almost every song has the theme of rebellion, there's the video for faces which has sort of a 1984/Brazil look to it, and there's also the intro to the album.
    I think the album tells a sort of 1984-ish story. There may easily be influece from what's going on in the politcal world today, but that's just my general take on it.
    MonkeyAbuseron October 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song, to me, is enthralling. The whole album is pure genius, cant decide if I like the first better, or not. I'd say that this song seems somewhat like dealing with greivances and problems. Like a person feeling things that make them feel invincible, and they wont have to face the things they fear most. But you need to give it up and get a hold of the fact that you are going to have to do something, or the world as you know it is going to fall apart. Degenerates may be refering to failures who dont try. I agree with most of the stuff people are saying.
    sydneyxphobiaon November 30, 2007   Link

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