He was struck by static to the heart,
Shot by an appendage from a television tube,
And knowing it meant to be showered with sound,
He became a believer, he became a believer,
And now he's slamming chords,
And leading the crowd ten-thousand strong,
They're shouting in unison, shouting in unison.
And they're burning their draft cards,
And desecrating photographs,
Burnt through the heart by
Static through the heart, static through the heart, static through the...

A man crouches on the street with static in his eyes
And takes it as a sign from the gods up above
To shout from the rooftops and write letters to the government.
He's writing revelations for the showdown.
And now he's slamming chords,
And leading the crowd ten-thousand strong,
They're shouting in unison, shouting in unison:
"Mom and Dad, wake! Wake from your slumber because
We're gonna burn this motherfucker down!
Because sometimes we burn and steal and rape and kill and sacrifice,
Just to remind ourselves that we're still alive."
Static through the heart, static through the heart, static through the heart...

This is not a test, this is the real thing.
This is not a test, this is the real thing.
This is not a test, this is the real thing.
This is not a test, this is not a test, this is the real thing.
This is not a test, this is not a test, this is the real thing.

"Mom and Dad, wake! Wake from your slumber because
We're gonna burn this motherfucker down!
Because sometimes we burn and steal and rape and kill and sacrifice,
Just to remind ourselves that we're still alive."


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    General Commentwow why hasn't anyone commented this yet? its an awesome song.
    But anyway, i'm pretty sure this song is about the sixties and the vietnam war. The people shouting in unison that are burning their draft cards are obviously the thousands of people that protested the vietnam war.
    butifuldaisasteron June 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's about the Vietnam war. It's about a preacher who riles up some of the populace by preaching the end of the world.

    In the context of the impending judgment day style of the album, it only makes sense that there would be a group of extremists such as these. In fact, it even has direct quotes from Beady Eyes.
    FearTheHobbitson October 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThornewill said at a concert tonight that this song was about the anti-christ.
    withfireon April 09, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionErr not really lyrics but the song is called "Static to the Heart"

    So, yeah...
    Snoninjaon January 20, 2012   Link

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