"Rebellion (feat. Daron Malakian of System of a Down)" as written by and Chester Bennington Brad Delson....
I've seen the blood, I've seen the broken
The lost and the sights unseen
I want a flood, I want an ocean
To wash my confusion clean
I can't resolve this empty story
I can't repair the damage done

We are the fortunate ones
Who've never faced oppression's gun
We are the fortunate ones
Imitations of rebellion

We act it out, we wear the colours
Defined by the things we own
We're not without, we're like each other
Pretending we're here alone
And far away they burn their buildings
Right in the face of the damage done

We are the fortunate ones
Who've never faced oppression's gun
We are the fortunate ones
Imitations of rebellion
Rebellion
Rebellion
Rebellion!

Rebellion!
Rebellion!
We lost before the start!

Rebellion!
Rebellion!
One by one! We fall apart!
We fall apart!
We fall apart!
We fall apart!

We are the fortunate ones
Who've never faced oppression's gun
We are the fortunate ones
Imitations of, imitations of

We are the fortunate ones
Who've never faced oppression's gun
We are the fortunate ones
Imitations of rebellion
Rebellion
Rebellion
Rebellion!


Lyrics submitted by AdamArtz

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    My InterpretationI'm not entirely sure of the meaning song. I only know it sounds good.

    But if I had to take an educated guess, I'd say that the song is basically saying, we're ungrateful. Every chance we take, we're saying bad things about our government and our way of life, but really, compared to other people in 3rd World countries, we have it good.

    The chorus of the song hits it home:

    We are the fortunate ones
    Who've never faced oppression's gun
    We are the fortunate ones
    Imitations of rebellion

    We're trying to ignite a fight against our government even though we have everything that others less fortunate wish they could have. Our government isn't perfect, of course; far from it, really. But still, it's better than most.
    Dragon19on July 31, 2014   Link

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