"Iron Sky" as written by Paolo Giovanni Nutini, Dave Nelson and Charles Chaplin....
We are proud individuals living on the city
But the flames couldn’t go much higher
We find gods and religions to
To paint us with salvation
But no one
No nobody
Can give you the power

To rise over love
And over hate
Through this iron sky
That’s fast becoming our minds
Over fear and into freedom

Oh, that’s life
Left dripping down the walls
Of a dream that cannot breathe
In this harsh reality
Mass confusion spoon fed to the blind
Serves now to define our cold society

From which we’ll rise over love
Over hate
From this iron sky
That’s fast becoming our minds
Over fear and into freedom

You just got to hold on!
You just got to hold on!

Oh oh oh oh

(To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed
The bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die
And the power they took from the people will return to the people
And so long as men die, liberty will never perish
Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men
Machine men with machine minds and machine hearts!
You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men!
You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful
To make this life a wonderful adventure
Let us use that power!
Let us all unite!)

And we’ll rise over love
And over hate
Through this iron sky
That’s fast becoming our minds
Over fear
And into freedom
Into freedom!

From which we’ll rise over love
And over hate
Through this iron sky
That’s fast becoming our minds
Over fear and into freedom
Freedom!

Oh, from which we’ll rise over love
And over hate
Through this iron sky
That’s fast becoming our minds
Over fear and into freedom
Freedom!

Freedom!
Rain on me!
Rain on me!


Lyrics submitted by blue412

"Iron Sky" as written by Charlie Chaplin David Nelson

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  • +2
    My OpinionAlthough it's pretty clear what he is saying, nothing can give you the ability, the tool to rise above it all, that society doesn't help on bit... I simply can't agree with his proposed solution. "You just got to hold on" and the statements that follow on uniting to become what the world needs is a nice thought but he neglects to recognize that there is a problem and that we are PART of that problem, at least if we don't find the root of it.

    Personally, I think what Nutini is saying through this song is pleasant but too idealistic to be critical of salvation. We NEED salvation. Maybe not religion, but we need to be saved from ourselves in order to help the world (ourselves and others alike).
    softhoughton August 12, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think he is saying that the war we are fighting now is against the "machine society". We don't know what to think because we haven't been told what to think!

    Mass confusion spoon fed to the blind
    Serves now to define our cold society

    He is saying that you can rise above it all (whatever "it" is!) by allowing your mind to be free.
    blue412on October 09, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is about the government and the breakdown of our society and the fact that Scotland want independence.Paolo was a big advocate for the yes vote and made no secret of it. 'Over fear into freedom'. Hope over fear.....
    manicpreachsisteron August 06, 2015   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think this song is about a society that has lost it's way. The pressures, stress that come with our organisation of society overlook our human needs. We have become machine man, be it through army or corperate ladder. In looking up, we have forgotten to look at each other. We have been mislead, become blind through disinformation and become a cold society.

    The answer is to look at each other, to remember life is not about survival, but living. We forgot the beauty.

    This article shows that understanding very well
    'Love has understanding come and judgement fade', wp.me/…
    seth566469on December 28, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song is even better live. I love his voice!
    Redordeadon April 11, 2015   Link

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