We are a solid army a fleet of 6 billion strong
There are a few hands among us who don’t want to go away long
The always hungrier thieving bacteria
All our molars grinding the wide-eyed things hearing us
And all I can even think about is a way to get back to them
Find out how it became this, maybe prevent that from happening
I know that this is impossible but I’m only using 10 percent
At least according to them
Well then according to me 10 is pretty intense

We are a solid army of overwhelming proportions
Nothing can beat us
We might be able to destroy the sun
So join us children help build our damned kingdom
Don’t drag the flare or drop the torch and burn all we’ve won
And all I can think about is a way to get through to them
Make them think like me maybe prevent all this from happenin’
And oh and this is impossible when I'm only music in my room
And I think I see the sun coming up I'll be outside pretty soon


Lyrics submitted by interstate1992, edited by Gupster

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  • +4
    General CommentI think that "10 percent" refers to the belief that we only use 10 percent of our brain. He is saying that 10 percent is a lot or maybe just enough to reason rationally about things like war (hence the "6 billion strong") and if more people used their thought we would be seeing the world in a more positive light.
    loveleftneverkepton June 25, 2010   Link
  • +3
    Lyric CorrectionWe are a solid army a fleet of 6 billion strong
    There are a few hands among us who dont want to go along
    But the always hungrier theiving bacteria
    All of our molars grinding the wide-eyed things hearing us
    And all I can even think about is a way to get back to them
    Find out how it became this, maybe prevent that from happening
    And I know this is impossible but I'm only using 10 percent
    At least according to them
    Well then according to me 10 is pretty intense

    We are a solid army of overwhelming proportions
    Nothing can beat us
    We might be able to destroy the sun
    So join us children help build our damned kingdom
    Don't drag the flag or drop the torch and burn all we ve won
    And all I can think even about is a way to get through to them
    Make them think like me and maybe prevent all this from happening
    And oh I know this is impossible and all the music in my room
    And I think I see the sun coming up, i'll be outside pretty soon
    jecrieleclaton July 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentaccording to me ten's real intense.
    janspeteson August 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. My opinion is that this song is obviously about the human race (6 billion strong). I think he's trying to convey a message that few people (10% ?) agree with. Maybe something about us doing something like in New Doomsday as in destroying ourselves or maybe not.
    thescientist77on June 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd all I can even think about is a way to get through to them
    Make them think like me and maybe prevent all this from happening

    I love that line so much.
    Aquarius121on May 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know if any of you have read the walking dead, but I relate this to that comic series. From a zombies point of veiw, who still understands that he is killing human beings, but can't get the others to see his way of thinking. He is still only using ten percent of his brain compacity, but if overwhelemed with feelings and regret.

    "according to me ten's pretty intense."

    I know that is not what the song is actually about, but I like relating it to that.
    whomwhovebeenon April 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe are all one. To me this song is about our potential as a whole and of Unity. It's time we learn to Love & Forgive Each Other All!
    Chugon February 12, 2013   Link

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