"Never Take Us Alive" as written by Nathan D Leone, Matthew J Leone, Daniel David Torelli, Mateo Camargo and David Jonathan Bendeth....
Sometimes I feel like I'm from another world,
And everything I want in life seems impossible.
Cause people they'll tear you apart.
But in the bottom of our hearts,
The dream's alive inside.
And we won't forget

So we say

You can't break, can't change, can't take us down.
(We run this town)
We'll stand, we'll fight, set fires all night.
(You'll never take us alive)
Wa oh oh oh oh oh
Wa oh oh oh oh oh
(You'll never take us alive)
Wa oh oh oh oh oh
Wa oh oh oh
(You'll never take us alive)

For the last time I'll give myself to the enemy,
By letting their words just walk all over me.
Cause people they'll tear you apart,
If you are not like them.
And we are different.
Let the war begin.

So we say

You can't break, can't change, can't take us down.
(We run this town)
We'll stand, we'll fight, set fires all night.
(You'll never take us alive)
Wa oh oh oh oh oh
Wa oh oh oh oh oh
(You'll never take us alive)
Wa oh oh oh oh oh
Wa oh oh oh
(You'll never take us alive)

There's no fear inside.
This is our time, no giving up.
When we connect our hearts, to our minds,
There's no stopping us.

So we say

You can't break, can't change, can't take us down.
(We run this town)
We'll stand, we'll fight, set fires all night.
(You'll never take us alive)
Wa oh oh oh oh oh
Wa oh oh oh oh oh
(You'll never take us alive)
Wa oh oh oh oh oh
Wa oh oh oh
(You'll never take us alive)


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"Never Take Us Alive" as written by Mateo Camargo David Jonathan Bendeth

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  • +1
    My InterpretationFirst off, this song is ace. For me, it is the epitome of general goal of music - to make the listener feel something. It is so great when music revives you like that, when you need it the most.

    As far as my speculation goes, I am still trying to figure everything I can about the town of Madina Lake. So, we apparently have the reactions the town's inhabitants have to Adalia going missing in From them, through us, to you. Attics To Eden then continues that story, but still sticks to the main motif of good vs. evil. So, my interpretation of this song right now: The inhabitants are banding together to revive their lives after their celebrity obsession with Adalia. The music video for this song also supports that because the citizens with different occupations are all succeeding at whatever it is they work as, and then they all come together in the end. Maybe I am just slow with the whole idea that Adalia the bad or evil influence. I hate to think that she was after listening to the song Adalia. She just seemed utterly lost. She put on a front, but inside she had a lot of demons. A few of the citizens did truly care for her though, it just doesn't seem like she saw it, so she drowned herself (or disappeared? I'm still not sure). Anyway - for Never Take Us Alive - maybe the people are saying that they will not let Adalia's influences take their lives as well; not so much Adalia's influences, but her demons' influences. They are ending the cycle. It's quite glorious really.

    Well, if anyone has any more input, please share. I am a sucker for metaphorical stories. :] I read on Wikipedia that there was a website dedicated to the story, but I can't find it. Of course...that was on Wikipedia so... But if anyone knows what that is, please tell me.
    GuardLoveon April 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWOOO.
    Madina rulez.
    i love them! Kerrang! won't stop playing them on the radio. haha.
    great song, and yeah, GuardLove, i see your point.
    Madina are hard to suss out lyric - wise. :P

    LMV.xox
    LittleMissVampireon May 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis so compares to whats happening in my life..
    madinalakelover247on May 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy aren't there more comments for this song? It's better than all the band's other songs.

    Anyway, it sounds like pro-war propaganda but I could be wrong.
    Progresson June 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen it says
    "We'll stand, we'll fight, and fight as our right"
    it sounds to me like he says
    "We'll stand, we'll fight, set fires all night"
    but thats just what i think.
    :P
    wendyswing13on June 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWendy; You're absolutely right. It does say that. The people who post lyrics just never bother making sure... sigh.
    Synidaeumon September 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWendy; You're absolutely right. It does say that. The people who post lyrics just never bother making sure... sigh.
    Synidaeumon September 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love nathan and matthew
    madinalakefanon January 16, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correctionhe doesnt say
    You can't break, can't change, can't take us down.
    (We love this town)
    We'll stand, we'll fight, and fight as our right
    he says
    You can't break, can't change, can't take us down.
    (We RUN this town)
    We'll stand, we'll fight, SET FIRES ALL NIGHT
    musicfreaxxx098on April 02, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWendy; You're absolutely right. It does say that. The people who post lyrics just never bother making sure... sigh.
    Synidaeumon September 13, 2009   Link

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