"We the People" as written by Dave Mustaine and John Karkazis....
Secret bureaucracy, it's just a lie
The devil's henchmen, in suit and tie
A sacred brotherhood, an ancient rite
Politicians and the double lives they hide

Violate your rights, no more equality
Surrender freedom, your social security
We the people face unconstitutional lies
In greed we trust, in revolution we die

Our founding fathers are rolling in their graves
The land of liberty needs a regime change
Until you no longer know right from wrong
The constitution isn't worth the paper it's written on

Violate your rights, no more equality
Surrender freedom, your social security
We the people face unconstitutional lies
In greed we trust, in revolution we die

In revolution we die

Screams from the future, warn of calamity
The coming plagues of the new disease
The illuminati, one world currency
One world religion, one world everything

Violate your rights, no more equality
Surrender freedom, your social security
We the people face unconstitutional lies
In greed we trust, in revolution we die

We the people face unconstitutional lies
In greed we trust, in revolution we die

We the people face unconstitutional lies
In greed we trust, in revolution we die


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"We the People" as written by Dave Mustaine, John Karkazis

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    General CommentTo me, it sounds like he's not very happy with what the President is doing right now. He is definitely not Pro-Obama.
    BauerBeatsNorrison December 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI guess it's about where we're heading. Or to be exact...where the "illuminati" is taking us
    Emptysson January 03, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningI think the song explains how the Government is taking control over all the people, and now even if we fight it could be a lost cause cause how bad things have gotten. Pro Dave!!!!!!
    RedRocker135on January 28, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThe meaning of this song is extremely easy to find out, and that's the problem with it. It could be said in regular conversation with no music or singing, and it wouldn't even sound like a song or even a poem.

    Anyway, the song is catchy, but I can't stand the lyrics. Dave always tries to make America sound like Nazi Germany. Hell, he said that flat out on several occasions. Until the president starts putting millions of people to death for having inferior genes, how about we leave the Nazi comparisons out of it.

    Oh yeah, and Dave? Someone who is against gay marriage should NOT be bitching about equality.
    TheSmashBroon September 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentCould someone please explain to me this line:
    In greed we trust, in revolution we die
    Edenbeaston March 05, 2013   Link
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    General CommentHere's my understanding of the line "In greed we trust, in revolution we die". The official motto of the United States is "In God We Trust" as of 1956 and has appeared on currency since 1864. To me, Dave is saying that those who serve greed will die in a revolution.

    I think this song could apply just as well to previous administrations as current and future administrations and to all levels and branches of government as I don't think it is talking about an act but a trend. This song reads like a warning. The line "surrender your freedom, your social security" could mean surrender your freedom and surrender your social security or could mean an exchange of freedom for social security.
    nutshell02on August 11, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think the spoken word part in the beginning of We the People is the following from the Declaration of Independence:

    "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them"
    ... and ...
    "burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny,"
    nutshell02on August 14, 2014   Link
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    General Commentasd
    Emptysson January 03, 2012   Link

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