Vicious cycle of life: I find that I kill myself every time I look away from you
But I often gaze another moment. Incited scars reopen,
Bleeding again, and they’re bleeding at my request

Freely given, and we choose the choice to lose (now we know)
As these scars are screaming at me – just why we’ve chosen poorly.
Could it be our chance to see why we believe that we need you instead of following numbly?

Ride on, ride strong, soldier, march to the dictated beat.
Have you ever known how victory feels unless you have felt defeat?
Don’t want the pain of free will stolen and mindless mechanical will chosen
Cherish the loss – there is no concept of gain without cost.

I fall, and I fall freely. Incited scars are bleeding and now I believe. I freely believe.
When I hit the ground and bloody palms I raise,
The arms that pick me up convince me there’s no better place.

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Dictatorship Vs Democracy song meanings
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    General Commentthis song means a lot to me. as a metaphor which it is. we fight for our faith, yet we look away and sever our ties. then when we manage to stay strong it sometimes hurts because people cant except the love of christ they see in us, so they hurt us. but god picks us up.... and then there is no where beter we'd vrather be.
    Ellie Xon February 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentummmm, on their site, he says its about how ppl question why did God give us free will instead of doing all the work for us. we only appreciate our free will to chose him after we really meditate on the thot of being a "machine:" under God. STAPLE OWNS
    a7x_9461on September 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe reality of it is DEMOCRACY. This song is all about our wonderings on why God gave us free will. He could have, if he wanted, established a "Dictatorship" and made all the choices for us. But "It's my choice." He gave us free will, I'm thinking, because He wanted us to know that wrong exists and He wanted us to experience defeat so that we know we need Him. At the end of the song, the man realizes that the mistakes he is making are only contributing to his misery, so he goes back to God. Props to Staple for sweet and true lyrics!
    knocloo27on March 16, 2006   Link

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