"Dead Man Talking" as written by and Daniel Joseph Searle Alex Anthony Dean....
These martyrs seek no adoration
No promises of God's salvation!
They kicked the ladder from beneath their feet
They hung the heroes, they hung the heroes.

(Oh!)

You've got to watch your back
You've got to swallow fear
Cover your tracks, or you might disappear
They found the words to speak unspeakable things
They struck the air from the chests of kings

These martyrs seek no adoration,
No promises of God's salvation!
They kicked the ladder from beneath their feet.
They hung the heroes, they hung the heroes.

If you were caught between the devil and the deep blue sea
Would you run and hide? Or stand for what you believe?
Maybe Orwell was right all along
They think this spells the end, it's only just begun!

These martyrs seek no adoration,
No promises of God's salvation!
They kicked the ladder from beneath their feet.
They hung the heroes, they hung the heroes.

If you find your feet, you can eclipse the sun
Swear that you won't forget, swear that you won't forget!
[x2]


Tell the rats to get back in the gutter.
We'll be watching, we're always watching!

You try to stamp them out,
You'll only fan the flames!
This is for all the snakes: Fuck! You!
So hold your forked tongues,
You've got us spitting nails!
I'm gonna say it straight: Fuck! You!

If you find your feet, you can eclipse the sun
Swear that you won't forget, swear that you won't forget!

If you find your feet, you can eclipse the sun!
They think this spells the end, it's only just begun!


Lyrics submitted by Defsanj, edited by AdamArtz

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    Song MeaningThe band on the song's meaning:

    “It’s about the ongoing persecution of whistleblowers, people who are heroes in the eyes of the public. Do you think people are really angry with people revealing government secrets and telling the public that we’re being spied on? No, they’re heroes. When Edward Snowden brought it to a wider audience, he was rightly viewed as a hero, but he’s being persecuted for it.”
    BlueDiamondx3on July 16, 2014   Link

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