"Tribalism" as written by Roughton Reynolds, Chris Batten, Liam Rory Clewlow and Robert Rolfe....
Shikari was a third generation aztec, his tribe accepting human reality
It was the basis of their ability, to sustain with humble tranquility
Most civilizations encouraged religions which in turn introduced depravity
And that was as big a realization as when my boy newton discovered gravity
Cos it transformed the way we bounce about on a daily basis
Not content with a doubt about the knowledge of who's up there
Quick! give him a name, a trident, and a chair sharpish
What happened to wonder?
Why can't we accept we're not capable of thunder?
So we welcome the lies with open arms, and we turn into suckers when they turn on the charms

You're trying to run us all into the ground, to be swallowed by the soil and trapped by the rain,
In your concrete garden of falseness
You shout through our speakers
And we don't turn them off, cos trapped in silence is tougher

But this time we'll turn the speakers off
And we won't stay silent, we'll make as much noise as we can!

And I ask what's a though without a voice to voice it
It's just a thought
It's just a thought

The original affluent society, floating free of capitalistic anxiety
But all that's survived not is a pack vibe, but the catch is dogs don't eat other dogs
We're able animals employed by criminals in this cannibalistic society
Where we scrimp and save, just to behave with the utmost propriety

You're trying to run us all into the ground, to be swallowed by the soil and trapped by the rain
In your concrete garden of falseness
You're trying to run us all into the ground, to be swallowed by the soil and trapped by the rain
In your concrete garden of falseness
You shout through our speakers
And we don't turn them off, cos trapped in silence is tougher

But this time we'll turn the speakers off
And we won't stay silent, we'll make as much noise as we can!

And I ask, "what's a though without a voice to voice it?"
It's just a thought
It's just a thought
It's just a thought
And I ask, "what's a though without a voice to voice it?"
It's just a thought
It's just a thought
It's just a thought
We will shout our heads off, we wont stop until you hear
We wont stop until you trip up upon yourselves

And I ask, "what's a though without a voice to voice it?"
It's just a thought
It's just a thought
It's just a thought
And I ask, "what's a though without a voice to voice it?"
It's just a thought
It's just a thought
It's just a thought

And we won't stay silent, we'll make as much noise as we can
We won't stay silent, we'll make as much noise as we can!

We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent
We won't stay silent


Lyrics submitted by JonnySniper335, edited by WalkThisWorld

"Tribalism" as written by Liam Rory Clewlow Chris Batten

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    General CommentTo be honest, if you ask me, it's not specifically "pro atheism". The line "Whatever happened to thunder? Why can't we accept we're not capable of thunder?" specifically is about as anti-atheistic as you can get. I think the idea of the song is more anti-fundamentalistic, telling people to use their own mind and keep their belief to themselves rather than being specific anti or pro theistic.
    Mozaredon April 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwhy has no one commented yet?
    this song has incredible lyrics.

    but i think it's pro athiesm and the way religion has encouraged the downfall of society,
    "civilizations encouraged religion which in turn introduced depravity"
    but maybe i've warped the lyrics to suit my own opinion. =)
    also that people are so susceptible and insecure that they "welcome the lies with open arms", employing christianity as a way to deal with things. also that the religious leaders 'turn on the charms' to lure people in.

    and obvs about uprising and all that.
    corrupt governing.


    aeriithon March 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwell first of all, why does everything anti-religion have to be about christianity.. but regardless i dont think its pro-atheism... maybe agnostic, but i think its talking more about how people have to depict and define literally everything.. like religion, they have to label every little thing, we cant just know there issomething greater, something is there. but like mozared said, its more anti-fundamentalistic. like each specific religion believes in their own right that theyre the rght one, and if you believe otherwise your wrong, because "this is exactly how it is". its more just develop your own thought. like, why cant we have our own beliefs, why do we have to stay silent and believe only what the leaders say
    noquartersthon April 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't really think its about religion. I get more of a anti society/government vibe
    BlinkMeon May 05, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionIn the second run through of the second chorus, and from then on, he sings "I see a kid with his mouth shut..."
    MUFC1902on July 14, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Not content with a doubt about the knowledge of who's up there
    Quick! give him a name, a trident, and a chair"-gotta be religious, I think it's saying that just because people don't know something they create gods to fill in the gaps, that's why he says it after mentioning the discovery of gravity, cause at one point we didn't know about that, it was god, but now it's science, if that makes sense
    George8521on July 04, 2013   Link

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