Don't forget just how we got here. We've built this on the backs of the unrewarded. They saved their sacrifice and died a fruitless death. So with my dying breath I beseech you, soldiers. Don't lose your nerve as you get older. The battle that you fight today is the most important.

Though their numbers seemed so strong that winter afternoon, before the end they all stood on their own. Don't make the mistake of ideological compromises. Consensus won't do you justice. Your passion for your cause does all the talking.

Men without conscience will deceive your mind, but not your heart -- unless you let them. The struggle will go on as long as you keep fighting. Just don't forget how we got here.

Don't forget just how we got here. We've built this on the backs of the unrewarded. They saved their sacrifice and died a fruitless death. So with my dying breath I beseech you, soldiers. Don't lose your nerve as you get older. The battle that you fight today is the most important.

The Decembrists' struggle of so many years ago was a battle to convince themselves the cause they chose was worthy of their blood. When faced with odds they didn't like they stood and paused in indecision. Our hearts and dreams sank faster than the sun.

Men without conscience will deceive your mind, but not your heart -- unless you let them. The struggle will go on as long as you keep fighting. Just don't forget how we got here.

Don't forget just how we got here. We've built this on the backs of the unrewarded. They saved their sacrifice and died a fruitless death. So with my dying breath I beseech you, soldiers. Don't lose your nerve as you get older. The battle that you fight today is the most important.

Men without conscience will deceive your mind, but not your heart -- unless you let them. The struggle will go on as long as you keep fighting. Just don't forget how we got here.


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    General Commentits about part of the russian revolution on the trotsky-leninist side the entire album is about trotsky as permanent revolution was his theory
    Punker_Kenon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written as an imaginary speach that Trotsky (founder of the Red Army) may have given to his soldiers.
    The Decemeberists Struggle was a movement in the mid 19th century of pesants that stood up against the oppresive Czar. They were brutally crushed by the Czars forces. None the less, this imaginary speach would be a sort of "remember the alamo" sort of thing.
    itsmillertime529on August 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually more along the lines of someone giving a speech but referring to the decemberists in it. the whole cd is a story about a revolution
    BrandNewEndon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that this is about the anarchist insurrection of Kronstadt, sort of a propaganda song for the bolshevik soldiers who where killing their own brothers at Kronstadt because they wanted "consensus".

    "Though their numbers seemed so strong that winter afternoon, before the end they all stood on their own. Don't make the mistake of ideological compromises. Consensus won't do you justice. Your passion for your cause does all the talking."

    The Kronstadt rebelion happened in 1921 and it was during winter.
    DarkSolon September 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThere are two songs here ¬¬

    Anyway, copypasta:

    I think that this is about the anarchist insurrection of Kronstadt, sort of a propaganda song for the bolshevik soldiers who where killing their own brothers at Kronstadt because they wanted "consensus".

    "Though their numbers seemed so strong that winter afternoon, before the end they all stood on their own. Don't make the mistake of ideological compromises. Consensus won't do you justice. Your passion for your cause does all the talking."

    The Kronstadt rebelion happened in 1921 and it was during winter.
    DarkSolon September 21, 2010   Link

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