"Amendment" as written by and Chris/jurhs Volz....
Come on and brace your face
Engulfed up in the rat race we hold our futures down
So just resist the plot and find the answer
Etched eternal
As we self destruct

[Chorus]
Day by day
One by one
More example of disrespect
That you seem to offer no more than complete neglect
A generation with fate all tied
This ain't a game
We don't enjoy this ride

Try to perceive the lie
All caught up in your own high
Opinions of yourself
Should be concerned about your life
There's been enough strife to crash a persons hope
And as the days delay our every other move
We've been consumed by apathy
That's right
It has become a pain
Inside my brain is screaming
Look what you've done to me

[chorus]

Break
Its just the break we're givin em
Break
Its just the break that you're givn' em
Break

Laid to waste out in the open
Turned away once again
This isn't right
This ain't supposed to happen
Now life's too short
We shouldn't have to die
And I have had to stop all of my emotions
Why
Oh bittering faith escapes again, again
Just look at what we have done
Will you look at who we've become
Priorities astray
It goes on and on each day
We've wrecked their only try
And still we wonder why
We're recipients
Of hate Motherfucker

Break your back
Just once and then you know
You gotta
Face your fright
That's right
Yeah
With your five second morals and your three second smile
You just
Face your fright
That's right
Yeah
With your five second morals and your three second smile
You just
Face your fright
That's right
Yeah
With your five second morals and your three second smile
You just
Face your fright
That's right
Yeah
With your five second morals and your three second smile
You just


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"Amendment" as written by Christopher Ballinger Chris Volz

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    General CommentOk this song is kinda cool but im not getting it .....
    Angel_of_the_Darkon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is mad hard to understand. I love the bridge though. It's the "easiest" part to get. What I get from it (and i'm most likely wrong, but this is what it makes me think of), is that he and someone else, perhaps many others, have been terribly cruel to someone or a group of people. After treating the person like shit for so long, he regrets what he's done and how it is hurting his life. Kinda makes me think of how I was mad ass mean to people in high school, and looking back, I feel bad.
    cornellguy06on September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think its the other way around..im not sure...but maybe its about how people treated him...(we're all recipients of hate)...if you read about Volz, he went through some pretty tough shit....
    scadiveyon October 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is the most badass song by flaw. great song
    outKast524on May 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentisn't the last line supposed to be..

    with your five second morals and your three second smile
    you just
    the burn in my eyeson June 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is just my oppion but I think it is agout how you start out in life trying to do the right thing and treat people right but slowly you find that the world doesn't work that way so you have to abandon your beliefs/morals and adopt socities false morals. Then once you do that you don't like it and you hate that life has made you do it but you can't go back and still be able to make it in the world. Looking at the lyrics:

    " Come on and brace your face
    Engulfed up in the rat race we hold our futures down
    So just resist the plot and find the answer
    etched eternal
    as we self destruct " =

    Someone starting out in life on there own. that start to see things how they are but he/she doesn't give in at first and they try to find a way to keep their morals/beliefs even though society seems to be tearing itself apart.



    "day by day
    one by one
    more example of disrespect
    that you seem to offer no more than complete neglect
    a generation with fate all tied
    this aint and game
    we dont enjoy this ride
    try to perceive the lie" =

    The person has more things happen to him/her and sees more things that are wrong with the way things work and can't see a way to change them. He/She realizes that others may not like what they have become but they put up an act to hide it and have become jaded.



    "all caught up in your own high
    opinions of yourself
    should be concerned about your life
    theres been enough strife to crash a persons hope
    and as the days delay our every other move" =

    The person is on the edge of breaking down and doing what everyone else does. Everything they do in line with what is right or the way things should be doesn't work so they are telling themselves that they should just stop being concerned about others or how things should be and just do what they have to to get what they want and need.



    "we've been consumed by apathy
    thats right
    it has become a pain
    inside my brain is screaming
    look what you've done to me" =

    He/She has finally broke. They have gave in to society and become what it is and he/she hates society for doing this.



    "Break
    its just the break we're givin em
    its just the break that you`re givn' em
    layed to waste out in the open
    turned away once agian
    this isn't right
    this ain't supposed to happen
    now life's too short
    we shouln't have to die
    and i have had to stop all of my emotions
    why
    oh bittering faith escapes agian, agian" =

    He/She has been playing socity's game for awhile now and doing to others what was done to him/her. By playing along, he/she has survived and just as he/she has gotten used to doing so socity has droped them for someone new/younger/better. They have been used up and it seems that life has gotten the last laugh.



    "just look at what we have done
    will look at who we've become
    priorities astray
    it goes on and on each day
    we've wrecked their only try
    and still we wonder why
    we're recipients of hate Motherf*cker
    break your back
    just once and then you know
    you gotta
    face your fright
    that's right
    yeah
    with your five second morals and your five second smile
    you just" =

    Now that he/she is no longer apart of that "rat race" he/she can once again see all that is wrong just like they could when they started out but now he/she has to live with what they did and accept the consequence of their actions.



    Let me just state again that this is my view of the song and that I havn't read any interviews with the band that sate this. I just feel this is what the song means and I can relate to it if that is the case because I have felt this way about society myself.
    lost_battousaion April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJust saw a live version of this on youtube and he said the song is about changing flaws in others by changing them in yourself first.
    bornofdesire32on February 19, 2008   Link

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