"Civilization" as written by and Xavier De Rosnay Michel Andre Auge Gaspard....
Stand in line as we march to the drums of the east
Paralyzed and possessed by crusaders deceased
Lost to the sirens that call from the turbulent tide
Bound by the science that lives on the lips of the wise

The beating of a million drums
The fire of a million guns
The mother of a million sons
Civilization

The beating of a million drums
The fire of a million guns
The mother of a million sons
Civilization

Stand aside as they bow to the call of the beast
Tantalized and seduced by the demons released
Cast to the ground by the whim of the merciless sky
Born to the fire that burns in the all-seeing eye

The beating of a million drums
The fire of a million guns
The mother of a million sons
Civilization

The beating of a million drums
The fire of a million guns
The mother of a million sons
Civilization

The beating of a million drums
The fire of a million guns
The mother of a million sons
Civilization

The beating of a million drums
The fire of a million guns
The mother of a million sons
Civilization

The beating of a million drums
The fire of a million guns
The mother of a million sons
Civilization


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"Civilization" as written by Gaspard Michel Andre Auge Alexander Williams

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    My InterpretationStanding in line as we march to the drums of the east
    (refers to Revelation 16:12-16 where the river Euphrates dries up so the "Kings of the East" are prepared for a massive battle)

    Paralyzed and possessed by crusaders' deceit
    (they are saying that mankind is deceived by various groups who present themselves as the answer to our problems, in the prophecies of the bible it speaks of the church twisting the idea of Jesus to sort of mask their truly evil intent, but it doesn't have to be just the a church it can be anything that is saying they are the good path when they are evil)

    Lost to the sirens that call from the turbulant tide
    (Could be a metaphor for all sorts of things, think fox news or something setting us up for a massive war)

    Bound by the science that lives on the lips of the wise
    (The wise are probably those who consider themselves to be wise to a secret knowledge that contradicts god, could also refer to Genesis where man is cast out of paradise for eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil when tempted by the serpent)

    The beating of a million drums
    (They are saying all these different groups are trying to lead man onto the side of darkness and bring about some terrible war)

    The fire of a million guns
    (war)
    The mother of a million sons
    Civilization
    (could be straight forward, Earth, or could refer to China... whatever. In revelation it says "And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand" which would 2 billion, easier to say a million in a dance song)

    Stand aside as they bow to the call of the east
    (Get away from these people who would bring about their own destruction and the destruction of all mankind)

    Tantalized and seduced by the demons relief
    (The demons relief almost certainly to me is the idea that by following evil you don't have to live up to the burden of deciding for yourself what is right and wrong)

    Dance to the ground by the whim of the merciless sky
    (talking about paganism, where everything is magic and therefore chaos, and just acting without thinking of what is right and wrong. The sky above you might be a secret master controlling mankind)

    Born to the fire that burns in the all seeing eye
    (Fire and the all seeing eye are triangles symbolizing one ruling over the many and man climbing to the top of the mountain where they become god themselves. They are symbols of evil)

    The beating of a million drums
    The fire of a million guns
    The mother of a millions sons
    Civilization
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    SlutWolfon May 24, 2012   Link
  • -1
    My Interpretation
    This is what I got out "civilization":

    Standing in line as we march to the drums of the east
    paralyzed and possessed by crusader's deceit
    lost to the sirens that call from the turbulant tide
    bound by the science that lives on the lips of the wise

    the beating of a million drums
    the fire of a million guns
    the mother of a million sons
    civilization

    stand aside as they bow to the call of the east
    tantalized and seduced by the demons relief
    dance to the ground by the whim of the merciless sky
    born to the fire that burns in the all seeing eye

    the beating of a million drums
    the fire of a million guns
    the mother of a millions sons
    civilization
    tontlovesmusic1on March 28, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe beating of a million drums - Africa
    The firing of a million guns - Europe/America
    The mother of a million sons - China

    Very literally, civilization.
    biancashamon March 02, 2012   Link

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