"Sliver" as written by and Jason Slater Geoffery Wayne Tate....
It's time to sack up and let go of your mothers.
Take your gun, it's the cross that's carried by your brothers.
A sliver is all there is, a sliver of the old you.
Underneath the skin, buried deep,
there's a man. There's a soldier in you.

What you doing here?
Welcome to the show!

There's only one man you can trust, he's the one at your side.
This shit's for real, there's nowhere to hide.
They say that conflict makes the man.
He survives with what he can.
The brave of heart won't look away
but live to fight another day.

What you doing here?
Welcome to the show!


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"Sliver" as written by Jason Slater Geoffery Wayne Tate

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    Song Meaning“Sliver” is the introduction of the soldier into the environment of soldierdom. It’s time to grow up and let go of your childhood experiences and move into the world arena. They use the phrase, “welcome to the show” — they call warfare “the show” — and that’s one of the main lyric lines of the song. These lines were all taken from interviews and are the way people talk about it — “This shit’s for real, this isn’t some easy, make believe situation…” As per Geoff Tate on queensryche.com
    tquesadaon April 02, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionFirst verse isnt correct:

    On your feet!

    I'm gonna tell you one time

    Now listen up!
    It's time to sack up and let go of your mothers.
    Take your cross, it's the gun
    that's carried by your brothers.
    A sliver is all there is, a sliver of the old you.
    Underneath the skin, buried deep, there's a man.
    There's a soldier in you.
    Sebastian1985on November 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthowcome people say lyrically this album suck ?
    PublicFailureNumberOneon April 21, 2011   Link

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