They’re sleeping between satin sheets while huddled masses sleep in streets
Tucked in at night they lay and dream of corporate state theocracy
Two steps ahead, three goose steps back
While the sheep sleep the wolf attacks

Nothing recedes
Nothing recedes like progress
Evil doesn’t stop to breathe
Bleed till nothing’s left to bleed

You’re contemplating middle ground while empire heads release the hounds
You’re dealing with a sick machine where there’s no heart, there’s no heart beat
Two steps ahead, three goose steps back
The masses sleep while their spine cracks

Nothing recedes
Nothing recedes like progress
Evil doesn’t stop to breathe
Bleed till nothing’s left to bleed

This is class war
What are you waiting for?
For them to buy and sell your soul?
They already did

No rest for the wicked, for the wicked never sleep


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    General CommentNot voicing any opinion for the Occupy movement; but that's what this is about. This album came out I suppose near the end of the Occupy Wallstreet movement, which Anti-Flag certainly supported. They were even out there with their acoustics playing some songs. Anyways, for the title of the song I think it's kind of the idea that progress just digs us deeper into a hole; more regulation, less freedom. But I'm not knowledgeable enough to speak too much on it. Also I think "class war" is a big part of it, obviously. They kind of lay it out in an 'us vs them' mentality.
    stayfluffyon April 21, 2012   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionSick machine should say "sick regime"
    misterchristeron November 06, 2012   Link

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