This is the moment when we choose to stand upright and direct
set the course of our vision : new spirit in the flesh
we see the rich man's law dem break the poor man's back again


dead eyed but unbroken


we see society's cruel mask upon the meaningless face
the arrogant false prophets of this human race
but rising to the surface hear the waters make the sound


dead eyed but unbroken
now


Are you dead eyed, but unbroken?
are you feeling alive in the dead world they've made
are you working for a promise?
are you working for a promise already betrayed
while the dreams of the nation
are just a weapon in our hearts now


we can defy the curse of self righteousness
no more cultureless emptiness
pull back to reach the moment where connection was lost
the greater the freedom the higher the cost


drink in organic insurrection cleanse the mind
mine the heart droplets falling faith and courage
and fire in our hearts rising to the surface
hear the waters make the sound


dead eyed but unbroken


minds once set to fight now rot bloodless upon they stem
to update the paranoia the media disguise the system with
designer clothes and violence regulate our birthright


dead eyed but unbroken
now


are we dead eyed but unbroken
yeah we're feeling alive in the dead world they've made
are you working for a promise
yeah working for a promise already betrayed
while the dreams of the nation
are just a weapon in our hearts now


colors on the tv they push the lie in all things
some of us bleed against this deception stays entrenched
did you start to believe in it
colors of the ruling class push the lie in all things
some of us bleed against this deception stays entrenched
did you start to believe in it


are you dead eyed from the sight of no future
and broken handed from working for a promise betrayed ?


we can disarm


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    General Comment"minds once set to fight now rot bloodless upon they stem
    to update the paranoia the media disguise the system with
    designer clothes and violence regulate our birthright"
    .......sometimes all you can say is damn
    PanUarNchyKon September 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmakes me want to lash out. all their songs do. so good.
    andrewhambletonon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason, the last part gives me a Scottish vibe. maybe I'm strange, but they sound like a bagpipe. And the singer reminds of of "Braveheart". weird stuff going on here man. anyway, this is one of the best punk songs ever written.
    tjtech12on September 22, 2007   Link
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    Song Meaningthis song is about poor people in america and how we all cater to the 1% in our society by being complacent and being just consumers with disposable incomes. it's about working class and how we all just give in to "bread and circus" and dont realize we are all cogs in the capitalist machine. we are all taught that capitalism is the way that we need to be comsumers and lets these corporations rules us. Capitalism is the downfall of this earth and of america. i read in livescience.com that if you want cancer move to america. why? industry. fast food. we cant just go on consuming this world cant take it and we are the first to suffer. mostly this song reminds me of fight club when tyler makes that speech about how we are all taught we would be movie stars millionares but we are slowly learning were not.
    Romanflakon August 09, 2009   Link

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