Where are your heroes
underground?
do our egos block us out
from feeding the future
of this sound ?
where were you
when they passed out
the lotteries of birth?
complacency
conditioned to suffer
what's the price ?
what's it worth to us ?


No Justice No Justice
Anywhere Until We Put It There
No future No future
I don't care


It's not because I don't love you
It's not because I don't know
the time it takes to say goodbye
to find a balance of heart and mind


explode these traditions
live for what you love
not what they tell you to do
fight the poison minds
of the dead past
invading the peace
between me and you


so where were you when
they passed us over for
the lotteries of birth :
complacency
conditioned to suffer
so what's the price ?
what's it worth ?


we sing !
no. go put your words on the hills and
no. reject the boredom it kills our
faith in a future they shot and missed
our ways of expression :
a heart not a fist


we sing !
No Justice No Justice
Anywhere, Until We Put It There
No future No future
I don't care
Until We Put It There


Power
for one and all


Lyrics submitted by Va22nessa

S. S. T. ( Sic Semper Tyrannis ) song meanings
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    General Commentthis 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. Maybe he is talking about someone in the military from the line "where are your heroes underground" and "explode these traditions live for what you love" and then i think he is talking about puting your patriotic words to rest in a graveyard when he says "put your words on the hills"

    im not sure of any of the meanings to the lyrics but one. "our ways of expression a heart not a fist" it means to love each other not to make war or hate.
    Romanflakon August 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song kick's ass and it's about living for yourself, not to please other people, but also not expecting anyone to do anything for you, to live BY and FOR yourself. Take my friend nick for example... he doesn't expect his boyfriend to lube him up, he does it himself... he's splat
    rxbrotheron April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWHAT S.S.T. STANDS FOR: On the Virginia Flag contains the seal of Virginia with the Latin motto " Sic Semper Tyrannis" - "Thus Always to Tyrants". Adopted in 1776. The two figures are acting out the meaning of the motto. Both are dressed as warriors. The woman, Virtue, represents Virginia. The man holding a scourge and chain shows that he is a tyrant. His fallen crown is nearby.

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    thought you all should know that. i was wondering what the hell that stood for for the longest time. glad to share the knowledge.
    angelsDIEon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of my strike anywhere fav's! they played it at the show i went to the other day N i was siked because they didnt play it before! It simply means live you life for yourself! fuck everyone else! stand up for yourself!
    Strike_anywhereon July 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThank you for the history lesson...I must admit, i didn't know that....
    Punkfishon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentstrike anywhere is from VA as well.
    one*name*famouson August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJohn Wilkes Booth also yelled "Sic Semper Tyrannis" when he assassinated Lincoln.
    Targeteron September 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSic Sempter Tyrannis, the phrase is attributed to Brutus at the assassination of Julius Caesar.

    In his mug shot following the Oklahoma City bombing, Timothy McVeigh wore a shirt with a picture of Lincoln on it and "Sic Semper Tyrannis" written below.

    In "The Pilot", an episode of the American sitcom Seinfeld, the character "Crazy" Joe Davola shouts the phrase before attacking the main character, Jerry Seinfeld. The translation is later given, incorrectly, as "Death to tyrants".

    The next time I attack somebody, I am going to yell this.
    Shep420on July 18, 2006   Link

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