"Anthem" as written by Alex Harvey and Hugh Mckenna....
In your eyes I see your desperate and in hunger
Reclaim your future, your paths uncertain
See this child it's raised in hate and in anger
His eyes wide open, his rage so focused

Torn asunder our destiny is in sight
This is the anthem to celebrate your life
Torn asunder our destiny is in sight
This is the anthem to celebrate your life
The single mother she is strained and she suffers
She slaves away, her life in turmoil
The homeless man had it all and now has nothing
His spirit broken plagued from injustice

Torn asunder our destiny is in sight
This is the anthem to celebrate your life
Torn asunder our destiny is in sight
This is the anthem to celebrate your life

We have the power make our lives what they ought to be
Reconnect with our humanity
Transcend to a higher place, accepting reality
You are the key to the life you seek

Torn asunder our destiny is in sight
This is the anthem to celebrate your life
Torn asunder our destiny is in sight
This is the anthem to celebrate your life


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"Anthem" as written by Hugh Mckenna Alex Harvey

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    Song MeaningI think this one is dedicated to matt barlow (former lead singer of iced earth)

    when I saw them on wacken and they said goodbye to each other it wasn't hard to feel that this choise of path was hard on both parts because they we're going to miss each other and you can really feel this in this song.

    -In your eyes I see you're desperate and in hunger
    Reclaim your future, your path's uncertain.
    This is about matt barlow and his family

    -See this child is raised in hate and in anger
    His eyes wide open, his rage so focused.
    I would think this means his son/daughter hates him for being away from them because he is missed by the family

    -This single mother she is strained and she suffers
    She slaves away, her life in turmoil.
    His wife is left to do all the duties alone which is hard. And he has a responsibility as a father.

    -We have the power make our lives what they ought to be
    Reconnect with our humanity
    Transcend to a higher place, accepting reality
    You are the key to the life you seek.
    This one is pretty obvious, he made his choise to stay with his family because he has a responsobility

    -Torn asunder, our destiny is in sight
    This is the anthem to celebrate your life
    torn asunder, he left the band, our destiny in sight, what is the bands future now? this is the anthem, but this gives the opportunity, to celebrate your life, to dedicate this song to you as a thank you gift for the 15 years with us.
    When I heard the chorus my first thought was that this was a song dedicated to matt barlow.

    I am going to see them live this saturday, I will update this post if he says something about barlow before or after this song.
    AngelwingedDevilon November 30, 2011   Link

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