"Where Idols Once Stood" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge, Dustin Michael Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi....
Our idols lay in ruins
We'd have saved them if we could, but we still choose to worship
The places where our idols stood
Still believing they can save us

I've lived this way to long to turn back now
Presuppositions set in stone
This coffin sealed by my own pride
And though it seems the sun will shine

I'll draw the shades and stay inside
If we've learned anything at all
It's that the ghosts of idols will do just as well

We all see what we want to anyway
Some things are better left unsaid
You know what's at stake, some things are better left unsaid
As long as we keep it in textbooks, then we'll be untouchable
We hate to lie to children
But after all, it's all for their own good


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"Where Idols Once Stood" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General Commentas if that isn't obvious enough from the song.
    evolution has never been proven, never even close, and yet schools teach it as undisputable fact. most of the so called evidence presented for evolution is fabricated crap or has been disproven time and time again, yet teachers are not allowed, in fact can lose their jobs and face lawsuits, if they even present creationism as an alternative to evolution. And given that an idol means something which takes the place of God, what else could this song be referring to
    arawnon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDude I new this song was about evolution when Dustin said, "you know what’s at stake
    something’s are better left unsaid
    as long as we can keep it
    in textbooks, then we’ll be untouchable, untouchable
    we hate to lie to children
    but after all its all
    for their own good"

    So obvious because that's the only way these ignoramus evolution idiots who don't know their own biology (they think a whale's pelvis "leg" used to be legs from land mamals but they're so stupid that the bone is different inmales and femals and it's essential for reproduction) can brainwash people, start with the kids. If we can talk about Martin Luther and Ghandi why not Jesus? Alll he did was preach love, mercy and to forgive others. Stop being ignorant people.
    P4P3R T1G3R2on March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIm not really sure about this one, but It brings to mind the statement that the winners write the history books. While kids are learning about wars won, others are being shaded from the fact that they lost.
    HolkeyeSFon April 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthmm....that's a really good point.
    angelgarbageon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood song
    dr.jacobon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTHis song is actually very obvious...Idols...being past figures of major historical events...did something important. This we monumented them with a statue or memorial to worship them and learn from their mistakes.
    DeAdBoLton May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentno theres more to it than that
    pravdawglerzon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentour idols lay in ruins
    we’d have saved them if we could

    The things we once believed in we now know to no longer be true

    but we still choose to worship
    the places where our idols stood

    but in our self-deception we still hold on to those beliefs

    still believe
    they can save us

    still believe that they hold the key to our existence

    i’ve lived this way too long to turn back now
    presuppositions set in stone
    this coffin sealed by my own pride

    in my pride and prejudgment i cannot change my beliefs

    and though it seems the sun will shine
    ill draw the shades and stay inside

    and although i could find the truth i will baske in my own ignorance which i identify with

    if we’ve learned anything at all
    its that the chests of idols will do just as well
    we all see what we want to anyway (anyway)

    since we all deceive ourselves i might as well

    some things
    are better left unsaid

    the truth destoys ideal... it is best to leave it unsaid

    you know what’s at stake
    something’s are better left unsaid
    as long as we can keep it
    in textbooks, then we’ll be untouchable, untouchable

    through society we can instill the same lies and false ideals we believed in

    we hate to lie to children
    but after all its all
    for their own good

    its better for them to believe in a world with ideals instead of knowing the truth of our own imperfections
    pravdawglerzon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit reminds me of america... all our life we've been told we're this noble and great country and then all of a sudden we learn that our past is one dictated by economic exploitation not morals. Our beliefs in the nobility and the ideology of America is shattered but we still believe that our government is good and that society is something great... we will not realize the evils of our country because we are patriots and believe america can do no wrong, we might as well baske in our illusions, we all see what we want to anyways, and we kno this dream is at stake, that we actually could find out that we are not this great moral pillar and are just another nation with a history of exploitation. But we never tell that story in the textbooks, so the children believe in these ideals that america is supposedly about... only those who take an interest can see through the patriotic rhetoric
    pravdawglerzon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentpravd, your attempt to post three seperate posts to make you look a little sane fell short
    DeAdBoLton May 30, 2002   Link

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