Lower the flags
Raise Up the Earth
Freedom 'til death
Death until birth

We're still fighting each other
I'm your opposite number
I know we didn't have a say
I'm your opposite number

Unwritten violence
Aristocratic outrage
Were you there?

Forgotten in all of this change
New faces same system
It's true

Fuck You!

I'm your opposite number

Judges and victims
They rotate the symptoms
Were you there?

Forgotten in all of this change
New faces same system
It's true

Fuck you!

Lower the flags
Raise up the Earth
Freedom 'til death
Death until birth


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    General CommentQuoting Thomas Barnett explaining the meanings of the songs:

    In some ways, that is one of the happiest songs about being cynical about the electoral process and the nature of our democracy. It's trying to get people organized to understand what's really at stake. Even if we have a president that we believe is certainly more intelligent and more moral than any in our lifetime, he is still the president and the job is fairly powerless, and it will be sad when that is exposed. But at the same time, it allowed us to have a moment where people are engaged because they believe in that, because there's a movement attached to that. But the fruits of it won't be harvested because the system itself doesn't allow for that. It's a call for unity even in the face of a predicted darkness. ... [Barack Obama] might be a man who is extremely capable of making good decisions and taking care of people, but he's not really allowed that power because of the people who run the rooms behind the rooms in American politics and economies. ... Being a radical means that you're not just excited about a Democrat that you might trust.
    StrikeAgainstRiseAnywhereon October 25, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationseems like it about anarchy "freedom 'till death"
    Pledge2worldon August 22, 2010   Link

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