Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Dear Enemies and Friends,

Why are we all so alone here? All we need is a little more hope, a little more joy.
All we need is a little more light, a little less weight, a little more freedom. If we were an army, and if we believed that we were an army, and we believed that everyone was scared like little lost children in their grown up clothes and poses;
so we ended up alone here floating through long wasted days, or great tribulations..
While everything felt wrong.
Good words, strong words, words that could've moved mountains. Words that no one ever said.
We were all waiting to hear those words and no one ever said them. And the tactics never hatched.
And the plans were never mapped.
And we all learned not to believe.
And strange lonesome monsters loafed through the hills wondering why..
And it is best to never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever wonder why. So tangle -- oh tangle us up in bright red ribbons!
Let's have a parade. It's been so long since we had a parade, so let's have a parade! Let's invite all our friends.
And all our friends' friends! Let's promenade down the boulevards with terrific pride and light in our eyes: twelve feet tall and staggering..
Sick with joy with the angels there and light in our eyes.
Brothers and Sisters, hope still waits in the wings like a bitter spinster; impatient, lonely and shivering, waiting to build her glorious fires. it's because of our plans man; our beautiful ridiculous plans. Let's launch them like careening jetplanes.
Let's crash all our planes in the river. Let's build strange and radiant machines at this Jericho waiting to fall.

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  • +3
    General Comment
    I know people often say "Lyrics are poetry," but this is an inspirational message. These lyrics are some of the most compelling and powerful words I've heard from music, even though they're not even sang!
    ClickForthon August 30, 2006   Link
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    come on, its not about anarchism or socialism or communism. its about humanism. its about people coming together as human beings "Brothers and Sisters".
    olp89on May 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
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    this is both the most inspiring and devestating thing I've ever heard
    three star saluteon February 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    And how the boy delivering the speech gets worked up, it's absolutely gut-wrenching! And all this coming from a child. It made me want to blow up a bank or city hall. (By the way, I have no intention of doing either of these.)
    Speed Is Dreamingon April 02, 2006   Link
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    Yesterday, I armed you Today, I love you Tomorrow, I will abandon you
    Mzyxptlkon November 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
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    One ofthe strangest songs i've ever heard.
    Phrogexon October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
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    that about covers it all
    Brian McGlynnon March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    The music is in this song is incredible...moving, powerful, bittersweet and tender. ASMZ is at their best when they take a more subtle approach as they did in this song. It still blows me away every time I hear it.
    cdconnon April 16, 2005   Link
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    Aha, we've got a potential terrorist here :| By the way if you like ASMZ : check out, my fansite :)
    KingJelleon August 15, 2006   Link
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    I think that the intro, said by a child, is meant to be a rallying call not only to anarchists but others in the radical political scene (i.e. socialists, communists). It's saying that there has been no action for a long time, and at the moment any action would push towards a better tomorrow.
    rosshahahaon September 05, 2006   Link

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