I should have known
we'd killed him
Tuesday morning.
I woke up strangely buoyant,
whistling a song

As when I bent
over the dictionary's c's
boldface, at the corner,
there to catch my eye,
were corpse candle, cauterize
and condemnation, cyanide

I should have known then
we'd killed him
should have sensed the
huge organism's
sly joy, cat's paw

Batting at his eye, in
the chamber, out again
cranky machinery of revenge
grinding to and fro
in the night
in our name.

One headline read "REPRIEVE"
and just a block away
another edition shouted "EXECUTED."

It was done
in our name.
All our hands
on the wheel
that sealed him
in the tomb.
All our ears
echoing with
it's metallic clang.

We all find ourselves
murderers now
participate in his death,
no - even more than that
We take part in his crime.

Others are saddened,
diminished or angry.
But once it's done
the clock has turned.

It doesn't matter
what we said.
A man, a boy, is dead.

It was done in the dark
Tuesday morning
in our name and all our hands

Lyrics submitted by Bobo192

Done In Our Name song meanings
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    General CommentBased on "Done In Our Name" - a poem, author unknown. Any help, guys?
    Bobo192on August 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHead held up high, should I die. Feerless to the end. I will take their rotting living corpse and prepare it for my
    defication, from here or beyond. Doesn't matter to me.
    Anybody got a light?
    AAngel1_4Uon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFight, don't run, to the death. I will never run again.
    AAngel1_4Uon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti got this confused with the other Anasarca. the much better Anasarca. i downloaded this thinking it was the emo one, its decent, some good stuff in here. but check out the other one.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron October 01, 2004   Link

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