I’ve tried to find reconciliation behind the walls of those whose hatred burns.
For I find it easier to reach someone who still feels,
than to make amends with passionless apathy.
Where all lines are the same a portrait cannot be made.

I need to burn inside. I need to know that you are alive.

I need to know that feelings of discontent are stronger
than indifference for those too weak to stand.

Like a colorless sky over a sea of nothingness,
hatred faces its enemies while apathy strikes furtively.

I need to burn inside. I need to know that you are alive.

I need to know that feelings of discontent are stronger
than indifference for those too weak to stand.
I need to know that feelings of discontent are stronger
than indifference for those too weak to stand...

Until our anger burns against injustice, we will create
the faceless by dismissing those forced to concede.

Many of us have turned off the light outside, erasing what exists beyond our front door.
And for you I find it harder to reach common ground than my most glaring opposition.
But what about those who’ve lost the luxury of choice?
...striving for identity, buried by our lack of interest, souls marked as mere history.
How much grievance will it take to awaken us?

I need to know that feelings of discontent are stronger
than indifference for those too weak to stand.
I need to know that feelings of discontent are stronger
than indifference for those too weak to stand...

How much grievance will it take to awaken us from the comfort of our homes?
...the comfort of our oversized graves.

I’ve tried to find reconciliation... I’ve tried to find reconciliation...


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Anger And Apathy song meanings
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    General Commentboothx should be shot for saying that if i like this song which is the shit that i will like that garbage lmao dont ever comment ever again
    TRADOon May 09, 2010   Link
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    General Commentok this songs a little hard to understand but i THINK its talking about how God wants us to not be comfortable with just the "christian routine"... you know.... go to church, read the bible, pray, and thats it... He wants us to get out there and evangelize and serve Him and sometimes He will have to get our attention..... and the more stubborn we are He might use different measures to "awaken us from the comfort of our homes"
    Guyyaon May 13, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think its about fighting injustice in society
    many people get angry abt bad things happening like corruption etc etc
    yet anger or feeling of discontent is never converter to action
    like some one said apathy means lack of action
    so singer is saying he belives our anger of injustice should be stronger then apathy
    so come on fight against all injustices corruption ;) lol
    sabby2013on July 22, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningPersonally, I think this song is about middle class people who live "in the comfort of their homes," being too apathetic to open their front door, walk outside and do something about "those too weak to stand," which I interpret as homeless/poor people or people who just aren't as fortunate in life. "Turning off the light outside" probably is a metaphor for taking care of the needy. A part from the bible about Jesus telling his followers to love the alien (not like aliens in flying saucers lol) comes to mind. "I need to know that feelings of discontent are stronger than indifference for those too weak to stand": this song's chorus pretty much sums it all up.
    Zyborggianon March 31, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me this song is about us trying to witness about Christ to hopeless causes, and not having the courage enough to tell people who actually want to hear it. "I've tried to find reconciliation behind the walls of those whose hatred burn." I'm lost on a few lines such as the clean vocals "I need to know that feelings of discontent are stronger than indifference for those too weak to stand"....From "many of us have turned off the light inside..." to "how much grievance will it take..." is overall where I've gotten my interpretation. If it's totally off than my bad, lol. Thats just what I got from it
    NoInnocentVictim93on May 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't want to discourage anyone's opinion on the meaning of this or offend any one who is religious, but I'll attempt to offer an interpretation that is not associated with God. Anyways, I believe that this song is directed towards people who are constantly bitch about how much their life sucks when in all honesty it's not even that bad. I think what Tim Lambesis was going for, was to get people to realize that they're not the only ones who have to deal with the trials of adversity and that there are people with even worse problems. The line that really summarizes the song is in the "I need to know thar feelings of discontent are stronger than indifference, for those to weak to stand." I think what Tim is going for with this, was to get people to ask themselves "Since when are your problems more important than those who know real agony?" So in conclusion, I believe that this song is just telling people to stop pondering over small problems and enjoy your life, because there are people with even worse problems. I'm not saying this is the official meaning, it's just my opinion.
    Meshuggahfan616on May 25, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe the song describes the increasing frustration Lambesis experience while attempting to convey his message to people. It is as though he is losing faith in humanity and "needs to know that feelings of discontent are stronger than indifference" in the population. What purpose does he serve if no one cares enough to listen to what he is saying, if no one cares about the plight of the the untold masses that live everyday in agony? We block the suffering of others from our minds by turning "off the light outside, erasing what exists beyond our front door," and consume ourselves with "the comfort of our oversized graves." He is disgusted with our modern apathy to such a great extent that he finds more "common ground" with his "greatest opposition" than a person who cares nothing for what is beyond the familiar. Nevertheless, Lambesis believes, must believe, that we are simply hiding behind "the walls of those whose hatred burns" vice accepting that we simply do not care about our fellow man.
    Rahcazon June 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI thought the meaning of this song was pretty clear. He's saying that if he's going to try and reach someone, he'd rather it be someone who is angry and fed up with their situation than someone who is content living in their misery. Because at least the angry people realize something is wrong and have the will to change it.
    ultra_blueon July 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think it has to do with all us americans that feels comfortable with doing whst they do on an average persons life, i think its kinda saying were in some type of slavery by the government. Idk i just thought that cause their album title is The Powerless Rise, and in the song he says "ive tried to find reconciliation" and reconciliation means to change standards, and an average day person has the same standards basically, and he says "how much grievance will it take to awaken us from the comfort of our home" and grievance means inflicting stronger attitude or pressure on someone, so i think its saying something along the lines of slavery or everyday rules. so overall i think it means we can all be the powerfull ones. idk im just thinking out loud. but thats just my guess
    mattstaton July 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo start off, in case nobody knows this, because nobody even mentioned it, is that apathy means 'lack of interest'. So this song deals with two different types of people: people who are angry and people who just don't care about anything.
    'I�ve tried to find reconciliation behind the walls of those whose hatred burns.'

    Reconciliation means two things coming together in a relationship. To put into terms of Christianity, it would mean receiving salvation. So this line is saying that the speaker has tried to witness to somebody who is filled with anger towards the world and is unhappy with life.

    'For I find it easier to reach someone who still feels, than to make amends with passionless apathy. Where all lines are the same a portrait cannot be made.'

    This line is talking about the apathetic person and that its easier to reach someone who still has emotion (even if it's anger) rather than someone who has lost interest in everything. Everything is the same to this type of person so the speaker can't make them see anything different.

    'I need to burn inside. I need to know that you are alive.'

    This is a plea for people to be filled with emotion and zeal for their faith.

    Discontent is being unhappy with where you're at, and indifference is having no emotion or reaction to anything. The question in the chorus is whether having negative feelings is better than having no feelings at all in order to reach people's hearts that are troubled.

    Most of the rest of the song is pretty much about the same thing. Anger is better than nothing because anger can at least be turned into something positive, such as determination to fix problems while people who are apathetic won't do anything about problems because they simply don't care.

    The conclusion to this song is Tim asking 'How much grievance will it take to awaken us from the comfort of our homes?'

    So thats what I get out of it. Please, feel free to correct or work off of it.









    natuMzzrion July 10, 2010   Link

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