This is only the start
You're only opening the book
You're only on the first line of what's going to take a little while
I hope you don't hold your breath because they revolt like a choir
They say the language is dead, well, then why do we speak
I hope you understand that my brain is fixed

Into the next town
This is only a revolt

Enough is enough because we cannot be late
Basically, you've been defined as "unworthy of love"
And I confess, I had placed in my heart the same address but I paint with my words
"You're free, don't fear, this is just a revolt"

Into the next town
This is only a revolt

Calm rose: violent wind
The only "surrender" tonight, shall not be our own
They cannot escape, one if by land, two if by sea
I saved my money, but it can't save me
And maybe there is blood from the past, but that is not from me
They can take away one man, and they can take away his mic
But they cannot take us all
No, they can't dig a hole the right size to fit all of our dreams
They can't bury me, they can't bury me
We can't hope that somebody else take our place
No, we can't hope that somebody else take our place

May the history book read of all of our names
Be it blood, be it ink, but at least we were free
This is only but a fraction of what I've got to say
It must be said, it must be sad
If I leave this earth tonight may it be said that I spoke my peace
I spoke with the wrath of his grace
Calm rose: come violent wind
Oh we stand hand in hand and we walk without fear
This is a revolution

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    General CommentThe lyrical content of this song is incredible. I think the song is about the speaker (Scogin) talking to a new Christian. I think the first part is a warning to the new Christian about the struggles that lie ahead, example, "I hope you don't hold your breath because they revolt like a choir"- Telling him not to second guess God ever, because as soon as he does, The enemy (satan) will attack that and try capitalize on that weariness.
    The second part, I believe, is about Scogin telling the Christian that there is nothing to worry about because, nothing can come against him, example, "You're free, don't fear, this is just a revolt"- Telling the Christian that he is free of any sinful constraints and death can no longer hold the Christian down. He's also telling him, by "..just a revolt", that many people will see his choice to give his life to Christ as wrong and call it foolish (much like a revolt).
    The last part, I think, Scogin is telling the Christian that the choice to be a Christian is a move in which he is not alone and he has many brothers and sisters to 'walk' with him.- "Oh we stand hand in hand and we walk without fear."
    So, that's what I think the song is about.-- Scogin telling a new Christian about how his life will be different.
    TheNormaCharioton January 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBloody love this tune!
    BulletsAreSceneon March 23, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about the battle of lexington. "one if by land, two if by sea." Paul Revere guys
    strateedgeon September 08, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWell, i'm not too sure about the first portion of the song, but the second part seems to be a call to arms. They can't kill us all, if we stand together we will win, etc. Of course, this is delivered in an incredible manner and the ending is epic.
    easiersungthansaidon December 01, 2010   Link

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