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 loathsome 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
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

Lyrics submitted by peachsnowfalling, edited by emirparkreiner, odsock

Built Then Burnt (Hurrah! Hurrah!) song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentI 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
  • +2
    General Commentcome 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
    General Commentthis is both the most inspiring and devestating thing I've ever heard
    three star saluteon February 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd 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
  • +1
    General CommentYesterday, I armed you
    Today, I love you
    Tomorrow, I will abandon you
    Mzyxptlkon November 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne ofthe strangest songs i've ever heard.
    Phrogexon October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat about covers it all
    Brian McGlynnon March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe 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
  • 0
    General CommentAha, we've got a potential terrorist here :|

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    KingJelleon August 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI 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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