How did we get this far
How did this come to be
Why does fear dominate
When all we want is peace
We've got to find a way to heal
The wounds that we have bled
The empires fall
And rise again

Save us, save us from ourselves
Now

We're fighting without a reason
We're killing her softly day by day
We're guilty we're all in treason
It's time to mend this great divide

We have to end the hate
And fight hypocrisy
We have to believe in life
And all humanity
Think of the children that have to live
In what we leave behind
The empires fall
And rise again

Save us, save us from ourselves
Now

We're fighting without a reason
We're killing her softly day by day
We're guilty we're all in treason
It's time to mend this great divide


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    General CommentThis song is really amazing. The band is great, and the vocalization from Maria is incredible, from the proclaiming and boisterous "We're fighting without a reason" to the verses done in that awesome screaming. Definitely one of the more impressive songs off "The Dream"

    For me, this song means something very universal, and that is the idea of people simply being ignorant to things that are different or not what they want them to be, and the want for those things to end.


    "We're killing her, we're all in treason." By being obnoxious we're destroying America, and we're making it something that America isn't. America stands for a Country that accepts all walks of man, and by dividing it, we are committing treason. I think that Maria is writing these lyrics to try and plea for people to stop fighting and hating each other and to let the divide present in this country to become mended.

    "Why does fear dominate, When all we want is peace, The empires fall, and rise again." The message of peace is many times delivered in a very not peaceful manner. (i.e. war) War causes empires to fall, and then they rise again under a new government's order, thus instilling "peace." But the peace making actually makes everything, well... not peaceful. Blood is being spilt by the hypocrisy of our own actions, both world-wide and right here in America, and this song is crying out, actually screaming for an end to all the vast gaps and spaces that are just filled up with violence and misunderstandings, when really we should just try to understand those things better and simply try to coexist.


    Well Done In This Moment, your music amazes me.
    PADLoKon October 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with PADLoK, this song is beautifully written about the times right now. Great song, great vocals, great band.

    I do believe it's "The empires WILL fall" and "It's time to END this great divide".
    emptywhisperon October 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI also agree with PADlok, but something else the Great Divide could refer to are America's two political parties, the Democrats and Republicans. The two fight for no reason and are sort of dividing the country rather than uniting everyone like they should be doing, which could possibly cause the downfall of the empire that is America.
    OmegaHunter24on November 27, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationRead my interpretation of Violet Skies. I believe the two songs have similar meanings but they are expressed in different ways. Truly amazing
    rockon901on December 21, 2009   Link

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