"Common Dreads" as written by Roughton Reynolds, Chris Batten, Liam Rory Clewlow and Robert Rolfe....
A needless and harrowing future is developing
For our generation and generations to come
But as I walk the chartered streets of this familiar oblivion
I recognize nothing but unweilding consciousness
In which we have almost comfortably drowned

It is madness, this normality is madness
We are clinging to manufactured crippled constraints
We must no longer commute between brand-ladened homes
And quickly accepted aimless roams from
Our factories of slavery, to raws of elusive bravery
We must unite

And we must let the flood gates open
Here tonight, I clock a thousand heads
Here to unite, through common dreads


Lyrics submitted by Haunted Devil, edited by 3dChris

"Common Dreads" as written by Liam Rory Clewlow Chris Batten

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  • +4
    General CommentI agree with businessiswar. It's sad, and extremely scary. I go to school every day feeling like crap and knowing it's bullshit. I hate work, and I'm never getting a job. I'm going to convince so many people I know to be free that the whole world will soon be freed. We all just need to awaken. Enter Shikari did an amazing job at creating a CD with valuable lyrics and deeper meanings than a fucking lame ass joans brothers cd.

    The true meaning of this common dreads song, is well, the title obviously, that we all can work together when we hate something together. We go to war with a country because we're told to hate them. Well, the part "This normality is madness" is the most important point of the song to me, just because how they said it, and it's true. We think our society is normal. We're wearing cotton all over our bodies for goodness sake. and not because we're cold. We hardly have emotions like we should have. It's turning into a cold scary world. Most importantly, don't listen to your government ever. Always have skeptisism with everything you deal with
    mikeskatesnjon May 28, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentisnt the begining the end of ok time for plan b? like theyre continuing on to their second cd.
    kelb93on June 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its "A heedless and harrowing future."
    RouRouRouon June 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGives me goosebumps everytime.
    businessiswaron May 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentisnt it "to wars of elusive bravery" ?
    businessiswaron June 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkelb93, you are correct in thinking that it is a continuation from the Take To The Skies album.

    However it continues on from Closing, not Ok Time For Plan B.

    lcfcsunilon June 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great opening to the album, it's like everything that the album is being laid out. The "We must unite" repeated line and in different languages is chilling to me, it reminded that despite differences in language, colour, race, religion and beliefs, every one else on the planet is the same as me, just a human trying to live his/her life.
    sev1746on June 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentConfirmed by the CD booklet
    "Wars of illusive bravery"
    and
    "A heedless and harrowing future"
    businessiswaron June 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyoutube.com/…

    stop trying to figure it out
    jdaddioon August 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreal lyrics:

    entershikari.com/…
    jdaddioon August 03, 2009   Link

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