"Freedom Or Fire" as written by Burton C. Bell, Dino A.m. Cazares, Raymond Herrera and Christian Olde Wolbers....
How can you accept social suppression
This weak state of mind in our time
I demand release from hypocrisy
I'd rather die than be held down, forced down

Freedom or fire
Freedom or fire

I'm on the threshold of revolution
I'd rather burn than be held down, forced down

Freedom or fire
Freedom or fire

Unrestrained determination
Set ablaze for liberation

Locked in chains of the sovereignty
Let me be free 'cause I long to be
Free! Free!

Unrestrained determination
Set ablaze for liberation
Set ablaze
Set ablaze

Freedom or fire


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"Freedom or Fire" as written by Christian Olde Wolbers Burton C. Bell

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    General CommentI think the title speaks for itself. We will not stand oppresion and will go down in flames while fighting if we have to.
    deeveeon July 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of the monks in...china ? that used burning themselves alive in the streets as a form of oppression.

    the drumming in this song blows me away every freaking time.
    sortileguson January 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about a man in the story of the album (wikipedia it). It's the speech he gives through a megaphone before lighting himself on fire.
    SteelRiverSavioron January 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts easy:
    Freedom or fire.
    I's rather die than be held down forced down
    Kill the pooron September 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentRight enough. Reminds me of 'liberty or death' in the American revolution. Except that FF mean real freedom, rather than freedom for the American owning class in paying taxes to the British crown.
    Ad_Nauseamon February 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGood anti-government song. Perfect for our time of unjust wars, patriot acts, and religious hyperbole.
    Necronicon March 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit angers me to see that people still believe that planes were the cause of the twin towers collapsing in the same fashion, and the garbage that was the 911 commision report. ''How can you accept social suppression, This weak state of mind in our time''
    Needled247on October 01, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationReminds me of the phrase that Emiliano Zapata said "I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees".

    In other words would rather die fighting for freedom (a cause) than live under oppression. This is pretty much what the song is about, in my opinion. Either sit and do nothing or be willing to set fire to yourself (fight) for your freedom!
    sokornyon March 01, 2016   Link

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