"Chinese Whispers" as written by and Gregory John Puciato Benjamin Allen Weinman....
Lined up waiting for the execution
Blank stares fall from out of trees
Never leave home praying for the new solution
Sick from all the indifference in the breeze

Out your head down, you're tied up
With a blank stare you know that your time's up
Now you're lined up for the execution
For de-evolution

For the new solution
So you can see the way that things are gonna be
It seems like you've been running out now
God knows you could lose some pride

With an ego you could never even try to hide

On your deathbed nobody stops by
I remember when you thought you would never die
With your head height, go to sleep forever
It's your last endeavor

Who could do it better?
I know it's just a game to you but not for me
And it seems like you've been running out
Like you've been running out now

Now it seems like you've been running out
With fear in your eyes lie still in your bed
Don't concern yourself with things left unsaid
Your contribution is slowing progress

You can't build something with empty promises
Every second is passing by so fast
Everything that you cling to will not last
There's a chemical weapon made from all your broken dreams

From all your broken dreams


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"Chinese Whispers" as written by Gregory John Puciato Benjamin Allen Weinman

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    My InterpretationTo me this song seems like it is about the fall of America, from the point of view of a Chinese soldier. Imagine the lyrics literally coming from the soldier himself.

    "Lined up waiting for the execution
    Blank stares fall from out of trees
    Never leave home praying for the new solution
    Sick from all the indifference in the breeze
    Put your head down, you're tied up
    With a blank stare you know that your time's up"

    They're executing citizens/soldiers in their own country via hanging.

    "Now you're lined up for the execution
    For de-evolution
    For the new solution
    So you can see the way that things are gonna be
    It seems like you've been running out now"

    Americans time as the top superpower of the world is at an end.

    "God knows you could lose some pride
    With an ego you could never even try to hide
    On your deathbed nobody stops by
    I remember when you thought you would never die
    With your head hight, go to sleep forever
    It's your last endeavor
    Who could do it better?"

    The soldier perceives his captives as arrogant and egotistical for ever thinking what they had would last.

    "I know it's just a game to you but not for me"

    Not many Americans are scared of something like this potentially happening, when in reality something like this could happen in time.

    "With fear in your eyes lie still in your bed
    Don't concern yourself with things left unsaid"

    This is where the title comes in. How many Americans today could hear, much less understand, anything whispered in Chinese? This line is the soldier sarcastically taking a shot at his captive(s), knowing full well that they can't understand what it is he's been saying anyways.

    "Your contribution is slowing progress
    You can't build something with empty promises"

    America viewed as a detriment on a global scale.

    "Every second is passing by so fast
    Everything that you cling to will not last
    There's a chemical weapon made from all your broken dreams
    From all your broken dreams"

    Once again reinforcing that the America has fallen and the world has a new leader in China.
    CausticEnigmaon May 08, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt might be about people who break someone's psyche/self-respect, kill him and use his corpse and remaining bodily fluids to create a badass chemical weapon.
    trvlon April 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI get a racism/superiority complex theory from this song. Final solution, trying to wipe out people they consider to be an inferior race, and all the mention of pride, and thinking they're immortal. I'd get into a bigger explanation if I had time.
    Spektron June 01, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationto me it sounds like they are writing about a person who knows they are wrong but have so much pride they will not give up on their stance. they talk about how this person is ready for their death but they also bring up ego a lot. "dont concern yourself with things left unsaid" and "god knows you could lose some pride" kind of point in that direction.

    i dont think they soviet/neo nazi terminology really implies that they are talking about some racist bastard here, i think they are just giving the song some stylistic cues
    rtfk101on August 12, 2015   Link

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