"Born Dead" as written by Shane Told and Paul Koehler....
You call this equivalence
No, I call it a lie
There's no respect for life
Now come and find me
Come erase it now?
(Come on let me up)

So sit behind your desk and tell me
How I'm supposed to feel inside
You know I'm slowly dying
And what I have left is for you to decide

We keep on suffering everyday
The victims of opportunity
One nation under God, they said
We are all born dead

We are born dead but it's filled with love
But if it's lying
There's no respect for life, life never stops
Is this what [Incomprehensible]

So flex your muscle as you barricade
The whole world piece by piece
How long until the ocean overflows
Into our yards and streets?

We keep on suffering everyday
The victims of opportunity
One nation under God, they said
We are all born, we are all shaped, we are all born dead

We can't escape this
Until we unify as one
We'll fight the sickness
Until my time has come

We keep on suffering everyday
The victims of opportunity
One nation under God, they said
We are all born dead

We keep on suffering everyday
The victims of opportunity
One nation under God, they said
We are all born, we are all shaped, we are all born dead



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"Born Dead" as written by Shane Told Paul Koehler

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  • +1
    Song Meaningthe lyrics are completely wrong, however my view of the song is that he talks about the kind of government and social system we are placed in against will (at birth). and how they make all our deciscions and tell us how to live,

    "So sit behind your desk and tell me how I'm supposed to feel inside
    You know I'm slowly dying how long I have left is for you to decide"

    "One nation under God, THEY SAID"


    so we are pretty much "born dead" because we really have limited freedoms and are run under their power.
    TylerWillReignon April 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me it simple.
    The song is obviously talking about America.

    The song mentions the sense of entitlement that we as Americans have.

    When they talk about "coverage denied" its about the insurance companies & how they deal with the medical coverge.

    The "dead bodies in the east" is talking about the American war in the Middle East & how we try & control everything.

    At the end they are saying America is never going to stop what their doing until we all come togeather & show them their faults.

    This is just my opinion on the song.
    chiaalwayson September 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know instead of Come and find me it says No compromising
    And im not sure but i think he says We are all born, we are all shaped, we are all born dead
    its a possibility ja Know but good job with this
    williamsaninjaon March 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the only song on the album I'm not sure about.
    Here's my best guess;

    Their probably going threw some sort of insurance problems after their home burnt down, and aren't getting want they deserve because the war going own is putting supplies in low demand.

    :D

    ~Seaira Rayne
    SeairaRayneon April 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmmmm is it about communism perhaps? anyway that's just my interpretation of it
    kusoon June 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe it is about if he or his wife get the child after thier break up
    NincompoopNatton July 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOr ... Y'all can listen to Tyler. When coming from the perspective of the rest of the world...who causes many of their problems only to sustain a freedom-burning, yet, egocentric way of life? "hint: America" Also, according to this song - and for the majority of this cd which is extremely political - the government, elite, or whichever word you wish to describe the puppet master's of our time as, utilize society to perpetuate a false sense of security, or reality - if you will, through the ultimate facade of greed by money (what runs the world?, money and, in our case oil). The hints are given by the song title "Born Dead", the three definitions that any governing party will give their society(ies): "We(you) are all pawns, we(you) are all sheep, we(you) are all born dead", and the biggest hint of all is the stanza: Dead and rotting bodies fill the Fields in the east. There's no respect for life; it never stops. Is this what makes us free?. Sociology is a greater mind expansion than drugs my friends, unless swindled hand in hand ;). I say Fuck the norms, we need to be taught about the true bullshit at a younger age! They don't deserve to try and shape our children like they tried to shape us. And "Rock on" to Silverstein, legit Lyricists and musicians, keep rollin' out the truth, and we'll continue to roll alongside!
    JuwannaWeedManon July 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song ties into the storyline of the album because it's the reason for everything! the reason for the lack of morals, due to society and all it's flaws. The best friend can just go and romorselessly steal the main character's wife because he's born dead. The wife is a greedy, uncompassionate, cheating bitch because she's born dead. The main character is so susceptible to addiction because he's born dead. It's about how nobody even had a chance from the start to really make something of themselves or be a good person because a corrupt society has such a vicegrip on their hearts and minds.
    IAmTheArsoniston December 28, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentREAL LYRICS, STRAIGHT FROM THE BOOKLET...

    You call this a privilege
    No, I call it a right
    There's no respect for life;
    No compromising
    Coverage denied (Coverage denied)

    So sit behind your desk and tell me how I'm supposed to feel inside
    You know I'm slowly dying, how long I have left is for you to decide

    We keep on suffering everyday
    We're victims of opportunity
    One nation under God, they said
    We are all born dead

    Dead and rotting bodies fill the
    Fields in the east
    There's no respect for life; it never stops
    Is this what makes us free?

    So flex your muscle as you barricade the whole world piece by piece
    How long until the ocean overflows into our yards and streets?

    We keep on suffering everyday
    We're victims of opportunity
    One nation under God, they said
    We are all pawns, we are all sheep, we are all born.

    DEAD!

    We can't escape this
    Until we unify as one
    I'll fight the sickness
    Until my time has come

    We keep on suffering everyday
    We're victims of opportunity
    One nation under God, they said
    We are all born dead

    We keep on suffering everyday
    We're victims of opportunity
    One nation under God, they said
    We are all pawns, we are all sheep, we are all born dead
    TylerWillReignon April 04, 2009   Link

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