To remain objective
To a closer call
Secretly rejected
And to mediocrity fall
caught on the downslopes of life

The patted shoulder remembers
The elbowed side resists
Encircled ad nauseum
An enemy to define ourselves
An enemy to refine our hate

Encouraging on the negative scale
Bent out of shape is the measuring norm
In words and in writing
No one knows my enemy like I do

A social repellant
(not) merely an adversary
lost to the falling words
Kept the last of all understood glances
To work against

Lyrics submitted by Jester24

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    General CommentThis is probably about how societies and people in general need something/somebody to hate (a scapegoat).
    Ddaduttaon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think you're right. No matter what happens to society there will always be hate.
    MudvayneFan66on February 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"An enemy to define ourselves" - I would say its not just about needing someone to hate as a scapegoat but needed someone to hate in order to actually know who you are. People become defined by their hate.
    Not my favourite DT song but I do like the lyrics
    daekfireon August 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe first phrase of the lyrics that i heard was "No one knows my enemy like I do". the person you know best is usually yourself, so this would mean, that the protagonist is the enemy that society needs.
    totycroon January 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti also think that the protagonist itself is the enemy, so you can define youself by the parts you hate. to define for youself, that you don't want to be.
    unholymistresson May 04, 2010   Link

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