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the troops are quiet tonight, but it's not alright, because we know they're planning something. don't you know things have settled down, down, down but silence is a dangerous sound, we must, we must, we must keep our eyes open, see what we see, what once was promised now will be. still uncertain? get off that hang, don't wait for the bang, the tools, they will be swinging, but we will not be beaten down.


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    General Commentgovernment is a bit funny aint it?
    jesuisyannon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwar is everywhere. the only protection you have is your friends.
    bamvolstoneon October 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentApparently about the build-up to the first gulf war.
    Omnicideon August 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBecause ignorance breeds destruction Ian,Guy and the others are most probably watching video productions such as "who killed john o'neill" or listening to Richard Andrew Grove's account of 9\11.Then sounding the alarm!!Love the song. If you do to? do the same
    YAHUSHUAmyRABBIon April 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment-YAHUSHUA...man, I hope you're joking. That song is from 1991.
    invisible77on April 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Keep Your Eyes Open"

    It's a military acronym.
    hobophobeon October 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI first heard them perform this song at an abortion rights protest show outside the Supreme Court. It follows "Dear Justice Letter" on the album, so I always interpreted this to have a broader meaning than being about war/military. It is about keeping your eyes open for all abuses of power, taking away constitutional freedoms, etc.
    aristotelianon September 09, 2016   Link

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