Who are you and what have you become?
A charming illusion, source of confusion.
Another day and you'll win the race.
A charming illusion, source of confusion.
Who are you and what have you become?
A charming illusion, source of confusion.
Another day and you'll find your place.
A charming illusion, source of confusion.
Another rise to power no matter who or when.

We will mourn our freedom.
Never again, never again.
A common dread of distance in the hearts of men without love for our brothers.
Never again, never again.
We're all the victims of a will to overcome.

A will to overcome.
How far we've gone out of touch.
There's no right side of war.
There's no right side of war.
Can't justify it.
There's no right side of war.
There's no right side of war.
To erase away all that we've become.
They can't see we're already one.
A voice cries from underneath.
The seperate strongly through your will to stand.
Your weakness will comfort this.
No way you'll prepare for what happens next.

Action.
Reaction.
Like an eye for an eye from our tribal days.
Lesser ones demand reaction.
Dare to challenge the one universal law?
Set you up to fall, do you understand now?
All your days are numbered.
Course of events were a riddle.
A pause in time.

A search for the solution as we stood in line.
Honored our oppressors.
Paid our fines and all became clear as the ferocity inside began.
Hear the drums of war resound across the land announcing the fate to shed blood upon the earth.
It is ours.
Doomed to repeat our history.
There is more than one path to how things could be.
No time to question how and the why.
We simply come together or die.

To a system of capitalist politicians falls face of a greater power.
Your empire will fall bringing about the end of an era.
Warmongers, your bloodlust to conquer turns the moments of our lives
into a ticking time bomb of your own creation counting down the days.
Rot in your graves.
How far we've gone out of touch.
There's no right side of war.
There's no right side of war.
Can't justify it.
There's no right side of war.
There's no right side of war.
To erase away all that we've become.
To erase away all those we love.
There's no right side of war.
There's no right side of war.
No right side of war.
There's no right side of war.
No right side of war.
There's no right side of war.


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    General CommentSeems to me that this song is about the state of human nature and our "will to overcome" each other. One man is always trying to one up his neighbor and we're stuck in a world where everyone looks out for themselves. Such a mindset has caused countless wars in the past, but yet we still haven't learned our lesson. He says we are "doomed to repeat our past" because human nature hasn't changed. There is still a certain bloodlust in the hearts of men. I believe this particular stanza:


    "A search for the solution as we stood in line.
    Honored our oppressors.
    Paid our fines and all became clear as the ferocity inside began.
    Hear the drums of war resound across the land announcing the fate to shed blood upon the earth.
    It is ours.
    Doomed to repeat our history.
    There is more than one path to how things could be.
    No time to question how and the why.
    We simply come together or die."

    is a historical example of a humans bloodlust. The Holocaust. I say the Holocaust because of the "honored our oppressors" line, which seems like the hero worship that many people had for Hitler, which greatly aided his success. The overall message is that "there is no right side of war," and no matter how you try to twist it, there is no justification for killing "our brothers."
    BecauseICouldNotStopForDeathon March 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is by far my favorite song off of the album, but as much as I listen to it, I can't get any singular idea from it.
    Kasureon October 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBy the way, these ltrics are slightly off, and completely jumbled around O_O
    Kasureon October 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSome of these lyrics are wrong. Namely "We will mourn our freedom" should be "We will know of our freedom" while "without love for our brothers" is (i think) "We'll have love for our brothers"
    Both of those are followed by "Never again, never again" so I think they're supposed to be the opposite.

    The other things are just small stuff. Anybody think Obama when they read the first part? I think this song is less about society in general and more about one particular leader ascending to power. Each time we allow someone to have stronger power than everyone else but they bring us all down as everyone falls victim to human nature. For each of these eras that he mentions, we righteously overthrow an oppressor but with our violent revolution we set ourselves up for another oppressor to step into place and let the cycle continue. In the end, no matter what we're fighting for, we're still fighting fellow human beings with whom we should be sharing the planet. We're erasing "all that we've become" and "all those we loved" until everything burns to the ground, which leads into the next song, where the character sees "a dead world at sunrise." That's all my interpretation at least.

    Also, it's worth mentioning that the little speech part beginning with "Warmongers!" not only sums up the concept of the song quite nicely but is one of the most powerful vocal parts of any song i can think of, with the "ROT IN YOUR GRAVES!" ending. it's brilliant imo haha
    btbam4mordecaion December 24, 2009   Link

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