"Ready Aim Fire" as written by Alexander Junior Grant, Daniel Coulter Reynolds and Joshua Francis Mosser....
With our backs to the wall
The darkness will fall
We never quite thought
We could lose it all

Ready aim fire
Ready aim fire
An empire is falling
In just one day
You close your eyes
And the glory fades
Ready aim fire
Ready aim fire away
Ready aim fire
Ready aim fire away

Off in the distance
There is resistance
Bubbling up and festering
Hey mr motion
Make me a potion
Shake it all up
With your mistery
How come I've never seen
Your face around here
I know every single face
Around here
A man on a mission
Changing the vision
I was never welcome here
We don't have the choice to stay
We'd rather die than
Do it your way

With our backs to the wall
The darkness will fall
We never quite thought
We could lose it all

Ready aim fire
Ready aim fire
An empire is falling
In just one day
You close your eyes
And the glory fades
Ready aim fire
Ready aim fire away
Ready aim fire
Ready aim fire away

Checking the casing
Shaking and pacing
This is the tunnels life
Blood in the writting
Stuck in the fighting
Look through the riffle's sight
How come I've never seen
Your face around here
I know every single face
Around here
Hearing the echo
Holding the shackle
I was never welcome here
We don't have the choice to stay
We'd rather die than
Do it your way

With our backs to the wall
The darkness will fall
We never quite thought
We could lose it all

Ready aim fire
Ready aim fire
An empire is falling
In just one day
You close your eyes
And the glory fades
Ready aim fire
Ready aim fire away
Ready aim fire
Ready aim fire away

Oh
Oh oh
Oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh
Oh

With our backs to the wall
The darkness will fall
We never quite thought
We could lose it all

Ready aim fire
Ready aim fire
An empire is falling
In just one day
You close your eyes
And the glory fades
Ready aim fire
Ready aim fire away
Ready aim fire
Ready aim fire away


Lyrics submitted by iceblink-luck, edited by maddierose

"Ready Aim Fire" as written by Alexander Junior Grant Joshua Francis Mosser

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  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song to me is about a rebellion. Perhaps a rebellion against the evil things in the world people just accept. But in the song he's helping to rebel against evil (after all, this song was made for ironman 3) "off in the distance, there is a resistance, bubbling and festering." So that means a rebellion is starting."a man on a mission, changing the vision, I was never welcome here" so he is basically saying that he wants to change the world for the better and defeat evils, but people are basically slaves and too afraid to stand up for what they think is right, so they just go with it. However, since he stands out and won't put up with wrongdoing, people look at him as an outsider and they look down on him for standing up against evil.
    Ejkon May 25, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionA very powerful song with powerful lyrics.

    Instantly brings up memories of The Tiananman Square Massacre, June 1989, where Chinese Government declared Marshal Law on a student lead protest that lasted 7 weeks.

    Armed with assault rifles and tanks, 241 to possibly as many as 2400 civilians were killed in and outside Beijing.

    Protests were predemoninantly peaceful with hunger strikes/sit-ins/occupation of the square, for social equality, democracy, freedom of press.


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    Also, although in Medieval times:

    "According to the writings of Valerius Maximus and Florus, the king of the Teutones, Teutobod, was taken in irons after the Teutones were defeated by the Romans. Under the conditions of the surrender, three hundred married women were to be handed over as Roman slaves. When the matrons of the Teutones heard of this stipulation, they begged the consul that they might instead be allowed to minister in the temples of Ceres and Venus. When their request was denied, the Teutonic women slew their own children. The next morning, all the women were found dead in each other's arms, having strangled each other during the night. This act passed into Roman legends of Germanic heroism." - Wikipedia


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    So for me, this song honours all those throughout history who've stood up for what is right, but got struck down for doing so.
    BlooDLotuSon October 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was "Here in the heckle" not "Hearing the echo"
    LilacDudeon June 27, 2016   Link

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