In these days our crimes are paid
by our wasted sweat on the kiling maze
with freedom stains upon your hands
what do you do for a living ?
and how does it feel
to watch the bosses rise
while people fall
patriots to comfort delusional
another time, in another place
for better life than this rat race
Our labor's lost
too many lifetimes wasting
how many words did it take
and when was the first time
it stuck your heart with fear
was it worth it to salute the culture
that takes the life out of us
to oil their weapons
rise or rust
our labor's lost


Release us now
before we forget what we are
lift up our souls in union


Inside us there's a nation
hidebound and unaware
A people's insurrection
of the soul to kill despair
release us now from the distance
A promise that takes our power
A people together in this
the burning hour


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    My InterpretationI think this songs about the oppression of capitalism "wasted sweat", "bosses rise while people fall", "our labor's lost" it seems to make sense.

    "with freedom stains upon our hands" - It seems like by continuing to work/labor in the system and conditions we're in we're killing our freedom.

    "patriots to comfort delusional " - Being oppressed continuously will leave you confused about the system and where you stand. The only reassurance you get is from those elite who stand behind the oppressive system in full force and tell you "this is what's right and this is what works"

    "and when was the first time
    it stuck your heart with fear
    was it worth it to salute the culture
    that takes the life out of us" - this part seems to me like someone realizing that they are being oppressed by capitalist society and looking back at the dedication they once had to it realizing it was never worth it

    "lift up our souls in union" - sounds like an anarchist call for equality and solidarity

    "Inside us there's a nation
    hidebound and unaware
    A people's insurrection
    of the soul to kill despair" - Deff. seems like his parts about the revolution



    Pledge2worldon August 21, 2010   Link

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