"Wisdom, Justice, And Love" as written by Martin King Jr., Chester Bennington, Robert Bourdon, Brad Delson, David Farrell, Joseph Hahn and Mike / Shinoda....
I come to this magnificent house of worship tonight,
Because my conscience leaves me no other choice.
A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war,
This way of settling difference is, is not just.
This business of burning human beings with napalm,
Filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows,
Of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of peoples normally humane.

Of sending men home from the dark and bloody battlefields
Physically handicapped and psychologically deranged,
Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love.
Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love.
Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love.
Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love.
Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love.
Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love.


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"Wisdom, Justice, and Love" as written by Robert Bourdon Chester Bennington

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  • +4
    General CommentThis speech by Martin Luther is about how we as human beings are becoming more and more ruthless towards each other. As the song progresses onwards, King's voice becomes increasingly more emotionless and robotic... just like we humans are becoming so emotionless to the point that we can do such horrible things, as mentioned in the speech, to each other.
    Scoutie12on October 17, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNot a song so much as an intro to Iridescent. Still a great addition to the album though; King is a genius and it really speaks to the band's character to include one of his quotes.
    Dy1ngBr33don October 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI come to this magnificent house of worship tonight because my conscience leaves me no other choice.
    A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war:
    "This way of settling difference s is not just."
    This business of burning human beings with napalm,
    of filling our nation's homes with orphans and widows,
    of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normally humane,
    of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged,
    cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love.
    Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love.
    Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love.
    Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love.
    Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love.
    Cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice, and love.
    forever23on September 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs simple as this song is, it is probably one of the deepest songs on the new album. King's words are so strong, and with the rest of the album you really get a sense of what the band is trying to say with this album as a whole.
    DeadFatmanon September 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat quote by Martin Luther King Jr.
    JCushon October 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamericanrhetoric.com/speeches/…

    amazing speech
    ThoR294on October 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful quote. An amazing intro to Iridescent.
    Riddleon November 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow. That is an amazing quote. It is to bad that things like that that King has said don't fix the world.
    Fringe147on November 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI find it eerie the Linkin Park matches up King's own lines with thier lyrics. Look:

    "...The sins of our hand, the sins of our tongue
    The sins of our fallen, the sins of our young"

    "...Cannot be reconciled with wisdom justice and love."

    This may just be a coincidence, but as far as an interpretation of King's words goes:
    He's saying the way we wage wars, and the very act of war, is an un-human sin. And no matter what we try and cannot be forgiven simply becasue it brings about "wisdom, justice, and love." These things are no excuse to kill people and the end does not justify the means.
    KrissOlon September 21, 2011   Link
  • -3
    General Commentprolly the best song on the whole album. i know its an intro but if i didnt call it a song then i couldnt say there was atleast one decent song on this album. fallout is pretty good too.
    jump454on October 19, 2010   Link

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