Nailed to the cross, dead for collective sin.
We decide where, why, who, and when.
Build our bibles to only include the things
We believe to be divine and true.
This is our right.
This is our life.
Everyone homogenized.

Sodom, Gomorrah, Washington D.C.
Smited into oblivion with blood, wrath, and disease.
Sheep in shepherd’s clothing.

Allah, Jesus and Muhammad.
Their words have way more in common
Than than the Midwest or the Middle East like to preach.
It’s a tragedy.
It’s a strategy.
To prey on contrast to not indulge fact.
Divide, conquer, subcontract.

Sodom, Gomorrah, Washington D.C.
Smited into oblivion with blood, wrath, and disease.
Sheep in shepherd’s clothing.

The scriptures blind followers read are not as cryptic as they seem.
The pages serve the sick and poor,
Not to serve the capitalists of endless war.

Sodom, Gomorrah, Washington D.C.
Smited into oblivion with blood, wrath, and disease.
Sheep in shepherd’s clothing.

Religion is the opium of the weak.


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Sodom, Gomorrah, Washington D.C. (Sheep in Shepherd's Clothing) song meanings
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    General Commentthis is a very clever song, that focuses on a contrast between religion and politics. even the title suggests this. Sodom and Gomorrah were cities of old that were supposedly destroyed by god for their sins. Sodom and Gomorrah have been used as metaphors for vice and sexual deviation. The story has therefore given rise to words in several languages, including the English word, "sodomy", a term used today predominantly in law (derived from traditional Christian usage) to describe non-vaginal intercourse, as well as bestiality Now what anti flag have contrasted the politics of modern day american administration comparing washington on par with Sodom and Gommorah.

    Nailed to the cross, dead for collective sin.
    We decide where, why, who, and when.
    Build our bibles to only include the things
    We believe to be divine and true.
    This is our right.
    This is our life.
    Everyone homogenized

    he above verse i very clever because it shows that religion is something that can be forced onto people. It suggests for not believing you can be punished. Politics can also fall into exactly the same mould as this.The band are making the point that its silly what the goverment has done over the past few years. All in all the message is very straightforward but much deeper if you look into it. Good song goo band
    Fallenimage88on September 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is lots of fun to sing with. And Fallenimage basically said it all and I pretty much agree with him. But I just want to touch on the part where it says Allah, Jesus, and Muhammad preach pretty much the same thing, but it's a tragedy that they're kept apart. And I suppose it could be a strategy too, but I think it would be more of bigotry and just plain ol' ignorance.
    stayfluffyon August 23, 2011   Link
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    General Commentawesome song firstly, really highlights how so much in our world and society that we think of as fixed and different really isn't at all, the bible is written by people who think alike, there are unhealthy gains to be made by bad individuals and groups by segregating communities while appearing to help. plus that washington dc is proclaimed as the centre of the free and liberal world where choice and individuals are prasied for their own beliefs, it is said sure but the truth is very different, plus americas liberalism and freedom has allowed conservatism in the complete opposite of freedom, but still presented as freedom. clever song, clever band, nice to hear good catchy, meaningful and helpful punk
    resist360on June 03, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to be about how leaders misuse religion to benefit their own interests. There are several main quotes that reflect this idea.

    "Build our bibles to only include the things
    We believe to be divine and true."

    This quote references how leaders only use messages of religion that reflect their own personal interests, sometimes not even the actual message.

    "Allah, Jesus and Muhammad.
    Their words have way more in common
    Than than the Midwest or the Middle East like to preach.
    It’s a tragedy.
    It’s a strategy. "
    This quote directly relates to war, mentioning how different religions are very similar, yet leaders alienate the religion of the enemy to stir hatred among the people.

    "The scriptures blind followers read are not as cryptic as they seem.
    The pages serve the sick and poor,
    Not to serve the capitalists of endless war."

    Then this references the true intent of religious message, contrasted by the misuse of it that only helps to serve those preaching it.
    overtureon February 15, 2014   Link

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