This massive gallery of killing tools
A mad number of technological miracles

Weapons not only kill their targets
They also kill those who pull the trigger
Violence, the language of the weak
Let the pen be mightier than the sword

Wartime absurdity
Economy's prosperity
Greed over conscience

Mothers weep over their dead sons' bodies
While prices are rising on the stock
One man's sorrow, another man's pleasure
Is that it?

All these victims of greed and loss
All these pictures you cannot forget

A soldier's innocence
Devoured by fierce memories

Let the pen be mightier than the sword

One man's sorrow, another man's pleasure
Is that it?

Tamed, deceived
Enslaved by power
Lost, devoured
Consumed with trauma
Enslaved by power
The world devourers


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    I agree with you! This is an anti-war song and my favorite Neaera song too. "Violence, the language of the weak" is my favorite line. It is always easier to destroy than create. You can wipe out an entire city with mass destruction weapons in one day, but to build a city it takes many years. People who choose violence are to weak to find a better solution. Real might is to create, but not to destroy: "Let the pen be mightier, than the sword"

    P.S. "The pen is mightier than the sword" is a metonymic adage coined by Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 for his play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy.

    kapucinson June 25, 2008   Link
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    why havn't anyone commented this excelent song? as everyone who arn't dumb and/or blind can see this is an anti-war song

    ENion May 21, 2006   Link
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    Only thing to note is destructiveness is in human nature... Ever since the beginning we have been fighting and killing each other. Then take note that we destroy the earth to build these cities you speak of, these cities are nothing more then concrete and glass that will wear down and disappear soon enough. But as to war, well its not going away, when one ends another starts lol

    forever smackedon March 15, 2010   Link

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