One billion workers stand up from their chairs.
Their faces no longer struck with their fears.
Attack, attack.
Stabbed in the back.
Disgraced, disgraced.
Traitors trade face to face.
Revolution: the engine for history.

When all the lights go out.
When all the world is in doubt.
When all the goods cease to move.
I won’t be alone.
When all eh swords become plows.
When all the fields are afoul.
When all the cogs cease to turn.
I won’t be alone.

Punching the clock, stabbing the boss.
We don’t need the CEO’s they need us.
Attack, attack.
Outsourced for a hack.
Disgraced, disgraced.
Displace and replace.
Proletarians of the world unite;
You have nothing to lose but your chains.

When all the lights go out.
When all the world is in doubt.
When all the goods cease to move.
I won’t be alone.
When all eh swords become plows.
When all the fields are afoul.
When all the cogs cease to turn.
I won’t be alone.

We are not numbers.
We are names.
We won’t be alone.
We are not crime reports.
We are history.
We won’t be alone.
We are not folklore.
We are culture.
We won’t be alone.
We are not human resources.
We are human beings.
I won’t be….We won’t be alone.

When all the lights go out.
When all the world is in doubt.
When all the goods cease to move.
I won’t be alone.
When all eh swords become plows.
When all the fields are afoul.
When all the cogs cease to turn.
I won’t be alone.


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    General CommentI think this is about how the economy is theoretically supposed to collapse. And when it does, obviously all the businesses will collapse too, but the workers (proletarians) will work together and live in a more classless sense. No more oppressors in big business and no chains of slave labor etc.

    I think this song is more inflated with hopeful words than realistic. Not that I disagree with the song, if the economy does crash, then I hope that this song becomes true. Anyways I could be pretty far off with that economy thing.
    stayfluffyon April 09, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's pretty simple. It means that, although the system and the governments/religions in this world seem so powerful, in the end, when the system collapses, humanity will still be there as strong as ever before (:
    SongMeaningsDotComon December 01, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song reminds me of communism, and the revolution of the working class against the capitalists. I heard somewhere that Anti-Flag were socialist? I think that is pretty cool.
    misterchristeron November 06, 2012   Link

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