"The Eco-Terrorist in Me" as written by and Tim Mcilrath....
Spray paint the cameras, jam the frequency,
What you kill, just comes alive in me,
Hoods and bandanas make not an enemy,
You can't define us, any way you please!

You make the rules, we make the calls
My conscience clean, my sins absolved

Because I found God (hey!)
In the sound of your factories burning down,
Now I sleep so sound...

When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?
When it all comes down, can you say that you never gave up?
Were you standing by to watch it fall away?
Will you hold on or let it go?

Instead of doing what's right, they built higher walls
Where we can't shed a light on true criminals
When business and suffering is one and the same
When laws fail the people they turn to the flame

I found love (love!)
I found life (life!)
As a thorn stuck in your side,
And you wonder why...

When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?
When it all comes down, can you say that you never gave up?
Were you standing by to watch it fall away?

Will you hold on? (Will you hold on?)
Did you hold on or just let it fall?
Did you let it fall?

When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?
When it all comes down, can you say that you never gave up?
When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?

When it all comes down,
When it all comes down...

When the lights all blow out, and roadblocks blow up,
When you sleep to the sound of alarms going off
When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?


Lyrics submitted by carlalsford, edited by castlexe, Tse7en5

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  • +5
    General CommentTitle of the song says all. Tim and the rest of RA are very pro-environment, and I can only assume that they have come to the realization that many of us have... you cant rely on governments to protect the environment. Lots of radical environmental groups like Sea Shepherd are labelled as eco-terrorists for their direct intervention... even though they are really protecting all of us. The destruction of the environment is very real, and very dangerous.
    Tig45on July 19, 2014   Link
  • +4
    My OpinionNOTE: The lyrics for this song on this page right now (9/13/14) are NOT ACCURATE AT ALL. Here are the real ones:
    Spray paint the cameras, jam the frequency,
    What you kill, just comes alive in me,
    Hoods and bandanas make not an enemy,
    You can't define us, any way you please!

    You make the rules, we make the calls
    My conscience clean, my sins absolved

    Because I found God (hey!)
    In the sound of your factories burning down,
    Now I sleep so sound...

    When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?
    When it all comes down, can you say that you never gave up?
    Were you standing by to watch it fall away?
    Will you hold on or let it go?

    Instead of doing what's right, they built higher walls
    Where we can't shed a light on true criminals
    When business and suffering is one and the same
    When laws fail the people they turn to the flame

    I found love (love!)
    I found life (life!)
    As a thorn stuck in your side,
    And you wonder why...

    When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?
    When it all comes down, can you say that you never gave up?
    Were you standing by to watch it fall away?

    Will you hold on? (Will you hold on?)
    Did you hold on or just let it fall?
    Did you let it fall?

    When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?
    When it all comes down, can you say that you never gave up?
    When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?

    When it all comes down,
    When it all comes down...

    When the lights all go out, and the roadblocks go up,
    As you sleep to the sound of alarms going off
    When it all comes down, will you say you did everything you could?
    castlexeon September 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere is article by Tim "Environmental Activists Are Not Terrorists" which can explain something
    kira100005on July 23, 2014   Link

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