tear us down.
welcome destruction with open arms.
it's all to static. bring it on, bring it on.
routine's so boring it makes me scream. tear us down. just tear us down.
when fate just pushes us along.
children of nothing, this is our song.
hail destroyer. hail destroyer. hail destroyer. we're rising up from ashes.
erase the comfort, erase the crutch
when given nothing we appreciate so much
a wake up call. you just want to scream. tear us down. just tear us down.
on our own terms of right and wrong.
children of nothing, this is our song.
hail destroyer. hail destroyer. hail destroyer. we're rising up from ashes.
hail destroyer. hail destroyer. hail destroyer. our lives begin when we fall down.
keep me incomplete.
keep it corroded the rust, the dust.
keep me incomplete
all sense of order can self destruct.
keep me incomplete
reduced to rubble and time to shine.
keep me incomplete
tear us down and carry on.
children of nothing, this is our song.
hail destroyer. hail destroyer. hail destroyer. we're rising up from ashes.
hail destroyer. hail destroyer. hail destroyer. our lives begin when we fall down.


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    General CommentAnyone ever seen fight club? This song has lots of references to it. Watch it, a great film.

    -'Children of nothing' refers to the generation of fatherless children
    -'hail destroyer' refers to project mayhem, which creates chaos and mayhem and in the end destroys the financial district, meaning everything (credit, debt) is set to zero.
    -'when you have nothing you appreciate so much' refers to the narrator losing his condo full of expensive designer stuff and the line "it's only when you have nothing you are free to do anything"
    -'keep me incomplete' refers to the line "I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, let the chips fall where they may"
    -'when fate just pushes us along' ie. the capitalist mode of living your life in some ways boxes you in and you can only move along a pre-determined path, being 'pushed along by fate' in a sense.

    You could also say that it's about hitting the bottom (Another theme of fight club) like Bats21 says, and the atheist element is fairly clear. In Fight Club they are not atheists but the believe that God doesn't like them (since their fathers are their only models for god and all their fathers left them bastards), so you could go down that route.

    Anyway, that's just my take - it isn't fact.

    You are not your fucking Khakis
    plusmatton December 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWTF, the songs good but is there even A MEANING?
    ZVfan6661on June 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya, i cant think of a meaning for the song either...stupid stupid me
    AWESOME song
    insignificanceon June 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think its something along the lines of what doesnt kill you makes you stronger?
    its about wanting to be beaten down so you can bounce back harder.
    that might actually have nothing to do with the song but thats all i got.
    peace out
    love the enemyon August 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commenton second thought .... it sorta has a masochistic undertone...
    love the enemyon August 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about someone who is sees the world as boring and simple and embraces a new destructive force that changes the rules and embraces the "outcasts" of civilization
    Adamus9on September 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow ok i take mine back yours is much better ahahah
    love the enemyon September 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts about Satan's Rapture
    T Y R A N Ton November 12, 2008   Link
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    General Comment''our lives begin when we fall down.''
    this line pretty sums up the song for me. Its about always getting life's raw end of the deal and hitting rock bottom. Once you hit that point where life can't get any worse, sudden realization comes that hey, im be alright if I survived this far.

    ''keep me incomplete reduced to rubble and time to shine.''
    As long as you are incomplete, you always have something to look forward too. a sense of hope. It makes you wanna shine!

    anyways, this is what it means to me. :)
    space_monkey138on January 20, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningTo me, this song is obviously about two things. These things go hand in hand most of the time.

    The song is an anthem for those of us who have been stepped on, picked on, shunned, etc. (Like me =D) This is easily represented by the line "Children of nothing, this is our song!"

    Hand in hand with this is the simple truth that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Simple as that.
    YourDad131on March 04, 2009   Link

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