"Dignity" as written by Don Gilmore, Michael David Thomas, Michael Kieron Paget, Jason James and Matthew Tuck....
So society just can't let us be
Please don't be ashamed, we are not to blame
The future's ours to take, we will make mistakes
Scream this loud and proud, we will not back down!

So let's go and relieve some pressure
Anarchy can only make it better
We can't, we won't surrender
(We can't, we won't surrender)
We're not scared cause' we like the danger
Reality will only make it stronger
We can't, we won't surrender
(We can't, we won't surrender)

Don't tell me where I will lay in your cemetery
Don't try to silence and bury me
Don't push me cause I won't go quietly
I'd rather die with dignity

Let them put us down, hope we're not around
They pray we go away, but we're here to stay
Time is on our side, our two worlds collide
These four words might help, just go fuck yourself!

So lets go and relieve the pressure
Anarchy can only make it better
We can't, we won't surrender
(We can't, we won't surrender)
We're not scared cause' we like the danger
Reality will only make it stronger
We can't, we won't surrender
(We can't, we won't surrender)

Don't tell me where I will lay in your cemetery
Don't try to silence and bury me
Don't push me cause I won't go quietly
I'd rather die with dignity

Don't tell me where I will lay in your cemetery
Don't try to silence and bury me
Don't push me cause I won't go quietly
I'd rather die with dignity


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    General Commentawesome song \m/ great to run to!
    metalheadalexon April 28, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correctionyour ? is "And a kick can only make it better"

    chorus should be: "So tell me, where are we laying your cemetery"
    pyratheon141on April 29, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Anarchy will only make it better" is the line i believe.

    I believe this is about somebody dying of old age, and he wants to die as he lived. Living life; and that is what gives him his dignity.
    BrokenSmileon April 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me this seems like an anthem for the underdog or minority, anybody who stands for something other than the accepted norm. The lines about anarchy and dying with dignity seem to imply that the intended meaning is something more specific, but I'm not sure exactly what that something would be.

    Also, two corrections to the lyrics that I copied from the album booklet.

    the bridge:
    "So let's go and relieve some pressure
    Anarchy can only make it better"

    and the chorus:
    "Don't tell me where I will lay in your cemetery
    Don't try to silence and bury me
    Don't push me cause I won't go quietly
    I'd rather die with dignity"
    LRonaldHubbson April 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with LRonaldHubbs. I would say it's more about being the youth and our generation. We all have something to stand for, and we seem to be shunned when we rise up. The world seems to look down on "kids" and our way of life. Times change, and "the future's ours to take."
    MyHysteriaon May 03, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionLyrics were pretty much dead on. Only a couple fixes.

    So society just can't let us be
    Please don't be ashamed, we are not to blame
    The future's ours to take, we will make mistakes
    Scream this loud and proud, we will not back down!

    So let's go and relieve some pressure
    Anarchy can only make it better
    We can't, we won't surrender
    (We can't, we won't surrender)
    We're not scared cause' we like the danger
    Reality will only make it stronger
    We can't, we won't surrender
    (We can't, we won't surrender)

    Don't tell me where I will lay in your cemetery
    Don't try to silence and bury me
    Don't push me cause I won't go quietly
    I'd rather die with dignity

    Let them put us down, hope we're not around
    They pray we go away, but we're here to stay
    Time is on our side, our two worlds collide
    These four words might help, just go fuck yourself!

    So lets go and relieve the pressure
    Anarchy can only make it better
    We can't, we won't surrender
    (We can't, we won't surrender)
    We're not scared cause' we like the danger
    Reality will only make it stronger
    We can't, we won't surrender
    (We can't, we won't surrender)

    Don't tell me where I will lay in your cemetery
    Don't try to silence and bury me
    Don't push me cause I won't go quietly
    I'd rather die with dignity

    Don't tell me where I will lay in your cemetery
    Don't try to silence and bury me
    Don't push me cause I won't go quietly
    I'd rather die with dignity
    Switchb1adeon May 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commentits an IN YOUR FACE song like 4 words only this time around the 4 words are just go (insert naughty f word that the interwebs likes censoring) yourself
    Devilshredderon June 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this relates to the civil rights movements.
    keyrunon June 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthonestly it sounds more like "So lets go and release the pressure", and makes more sense, but i dont have the album booklet...im just saying what i think, though i know its not true
    Dinvexon June 05, 2010   Link
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    My Opinionthis song is so... inspiring! omg i luv it! me being a "goth" sometimes makes me feel ashamed of who i am, then i heard this song and its just.... i dont feel alone anymore. and i started saying to all my haters out there "these four words might help, just go fuck yourself!" I love you bfmv!
    EmOcupCakeLuvZon April 23, 2012   Link

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