"Victims of the Revolution" as written by and Greg/baker Graffin....
What will prove to be our big mistake?
Short-sighted arrogance all for what sake?
Our families to ashes, our ambitions to dust
Our progeny in silence thinking "what about us?"

But don't forget
The dance of neglect
The march for empowering prosperity
The pain from loss and want for mere lucidity
Just maternal residue, and I was there too
And maybe so were you

When something is won it comes with sacrifice
It's there beneath the joy, the glory, and pride
And rarely it's acknowledged but in positive light
Consciously omitting the losers plight

But don't forget
The dance of neglect
The craving for community that never was met
The longing for status and the overture of regret
With no one to deter, pathetically unsure
Forgetting who they were

Lyrics submitted by Derek_Hart

"Victims of the Revolution" as written by Greg Graffin Brian Champtaloup Baker

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    General CommentIn essence, the song is saying that violence begets nothing but sorrow. In our "Short-sighted arrogance" we destroyed that which we loved, that which we fought for, leaving our descendants to rebuild the world we shattered.

    the second stanza points out that, as the the winner gets the privilege to write the history, Revolutions and wars are remembered as great victories and triumphant blows against an oppressive foe, failing to note that countless men were cut down to pave this road to freedom. It is important to remember that, somehow, the enemy at least felt justified in their actions, or else they wouldn't have fought.

    JohnnyTkon March 31, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThe revolution was short-sighted and hurt our enemies and innocents(progeny). We danced thinking we were doing good, but it was actually the "dance of neglect."
    Vegetarianiston July 05, 2009   Link

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