Freedom is slavery
War is peace
Ignorance is strength

Existence is suffering
Existence is suffering
Existence is suffering

Suffering
Suffering
Suffering


Lyrics submitted by ldee, edited by BlueDiamondx3

Samsara song meanings
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    General Commentwhenever i listen to this song, all i hear is "existence is suffering" repeated throughout. i dont hear the "Freedom is slavery.
    War is peace. Ignorance is strength" parts. is there something wrong with my ears? :p
    farny626on July 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti dont know if this has anything to do with the song but samsara is what Buddhists believe to be the cycle of rebirth and a key part of the buddhist philosophy is based on life being suffering if i am correct if not then i dont know :)
    JIPODon July 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe first three lines are from the book 1984 by George Orwell, in which a guy (Named Winston funnily enough) is living in a time where the government has complete control over all forms of free thought and everything, any opposition is met with destruction.
    thismajamson September 04, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is tied together with Unrest.
    This "city" he's referring to is all summed up in these four lines.
    The 1st 3 lines are VERY faded and inaudible in the beginning.
    BLaacKeNon September 10, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningBeing Buddhist myself, i believe "existence is suffering" is one of the most powerful sentence to come to one's ears. JIPOD was very correct on the name of the song. Samsara is the everlasting cycle of being reborn, otherwise the lyric's in itself are pretty straight forward. Existence is suffering. No matter what realm you are reborn into, you still suffer. suffering is caused by greed/attachment/desire (think of it like Christianity's 7 deadly sins). The point of Buddhism is to end suffering by eliminating desires, greed, etc; thus breaking out of Samsara, attaining enlightenment, and achieving Nirvana(the state of no suffering). Sorry if it seems like I'm preaching, but this is the (basic) meaning of the song, gotta love Parkway Drive :)
    cozadizzleon May 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis whole album, if you look at it, is really inspired by 1984.
    This simply cements that theory.

    PARKWAY DRIVE \m/
    Thefallofthehereticon September 08, 2011   Link

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