Hold up the firing line
Hold steady on the trigger's time
Walk away counting backwards from nine
Holdin' his breath so to start his own dying

Time, Time served
To the ones that left you here

No people here, only names
Soon to be put to numbers so its one in the same
It's anyone's game as long as the fire flickers
The throat stickers, they place their bet
The trouble is that no one's added it up quite yet
Cause when they do, when they do, when they do, when they do
it'll be a
Riot and the wire is down
Hold up for the fury to sound
Hold up your head from the ground
Or they'll keep you on it

Your time, time served
To the ones who left you here

From tower to wall to guard to guard to wall
Ever ready for the fire to fall
The confinees haven't seen the sun since
The lifers let go of their irrelevant innocence

But long before a single round was shot
Word spread form block to block to cell block
They're going to take him
And make an example of him for the escapees to fear

The incoming of the
Incoming of the gun
Oncoming another year
You either die on the inside or trying to get out
The choice is yours, the choice is here

Lyrics submitted by dragonflower44

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    General CommentThis song is all about an escape attempt from jail. All the prisoners have a big plan to escape, everyone's placing bets on whether it will work, the last verse is about the actual escape, and you have to make a choice of being locked up forever for the escape, or risk death on the outside getting out... this song always gets me riled before games and shit... mad good
    DISPATCH4755on May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is mainly about prison. Other than that, I've got no clue. This song sounds great though on Gut the Van.
    SpecialKon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is def. a great song to listen to if u wanna get riled up, i always listen to it in a car when im driving to get in that fast kinda mood.
    LiveUrLifeon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe line "the incoming of the incoming of a gun, oncoming of another year, the choice is yours, the choise is here" sends chills up my spine.

    it is amazaing on gut the van, too.
    wheelson June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love acoustic dispatch music, this song's more electronic-guitars.. it isn't bad... but I like the acoustic dispatch music.. it's better..
    narkerbyton June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdef. the best dispatch song. no doubt about it.
    bengyaxon June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with the prison deal 100 percent. just wanted to add that it also seems to me that its talking about death row or life sent.
    apryl008on June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim guessin its about at war prison, very good song
    somthin cleveron June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter realizing what the lyrics mean I get chills everytime I listen to it. Awesome song too. It's amazing that the same band who wrote "Walk with You" wrote a song like this. Awesome.
    NateKalbachon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is nice! good for getting pumped.
    NailBunnyon July 17, 2002   Link

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