This song has very many strong references to the Arab Spring being influential of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Justin Sane points out that Corporate Fascism is still executing imperialist policies in the Middle East....
He was the poster child of miserable
He was in love with a colored boy
No chance for hope in a land of servitude
And now the ghosts of Alexandria
Hang in the halls like the boys on the oak
To remind us that we’re only 13 knots away
From repeating our mistakes

No one can see on the inside
No one can hear on the outside
No one will speak the name to blame
The dead sing
It's not over

She was poster child of ritual
She was in love with the U.S.A.
She was from some place but she could not tell us where
And now the ghosts of Alexandria
Labor the fields like amber waves of grain
To remind us that we are only a minimum wage
A bowl of rice a day
From repeating our mistakes

It's not over

No one can see on the inside
No one can hear on the outside
No one will speak the name to blame
The dead sing

And we watched the summer turn to the Autumn of Glory


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    General CommentExcellent song about the hidden evils of pur nations history. The Ghosts of Alexandria Refer to a supposedly haunted town in Virginia with a racist history. The first verse refers to the lynchings (only thirteen knots away) and slavery (no chance of hope in a land of servitude;)

    The second refers to womens suffrage, and the workers movement of the 1940s. the album overall addresses workers struggles vs the ruling class through out history. An excellent topic
    tim1000007on March 19, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThe autumn of glory is a book about the Tennessee confederate army
    tim1000007on March 19, 2015   Link

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