"Schism" as written by Joseph A. Bellardini, Frank Joseph Bello, Charlie L. Benante, Scott Ian Rosenfeld and Daniel Alan Spitz....
Don't look at me as a white man,
I'm just a man.
Don't look at me as a black man,
I'm just a man!
It takes a man to deal with ignorance,
Prove that you can.
Like having to climb a barbwire fence.
Can ya tell me how it feels to be hated?
Can ya tell me how it feels to be loved?
Can you show me what it means to be respected?
Or is the answer none of the above?
It's so easy to hate your brother,
It should be hard.
It's so easy to hate your friends,
Why ain't it hard?
Love and hate come in the deck together,
Play your card.
Love or hate can rule you life forever.
Hating, fighting, lying, and I can't take
Bitching, screwing, crying, and I just hate
Taking, cheating, spying, and I can't take
Hating, fighting, dissing, fighting, fighting,
Fighting
And I can't take no
Schism!!
Schism, sk, sk, sk, schism,
A house divided can't stand.
Prejudice is unnatural thought
When we were kids
It's not inherited, it's taught
When we were kids
If we were blind and had no choice
Differences hid
Would we hate each other by the tone of our voice?


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"Schism" as written by Daniel Alan Spitz Charlie L. Benante

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    General CommentWow, Such an awesome song, I'm surprised no one commented on it yet. It's about how racism and prejudice is wrong and how if you look past the skin color, the religion, etc., you'll see were all the same.
    green_day_babyon December 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningMore that just dealing with racism, Schism deals with the fact that you can live your life with love or hate towards others. Obviously, Anthrax would side with love.
    GiveMeHamon July 31, 2012   Link
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    General CommentPOO!!! lol This song is WAAAAAY TOO DIRECT with its message therefore no one ever listens to it as much.

    This song is ok.

    BUT NO WHERE AS FKN AWESOME AS TOOL's SCHISM.

    LONG LIVE TOOOOOOOOL!!!
    Mr.BERNARDon August 09, 2007   Link

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