Suffocation. Suffocate with no room to breath.
Forgive us for ‘now’ is too late.
This is not an American dream.
This is no longer an American dream. We’re trying to breath underwater.
The few, the proud, no longer sing their song.
One nation under God, it’s us against the world.
We’ve cut the tongue from society, forcing consumption, never hearing “no.”
We’ve brainwashed our children to believe this is destiny.
Spoiled rotten, still counting their 1, 2, 3’s.
Forgive us for ‘now’ is too late.
Forgive us for fueling the flame.
This is not an American dream any longer, as we’ve become spoiled, rotten, counting our 1, 2, 3’s.
Disease infesting our young, beauty has become the beast.

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    General Commentperfect at depicting how screwed up America is.
    merola1024on July 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBest song I have heard from August Burns Red. I think it's along the lines that it's saying we are forced to accept the new unchristian things in society and we no longer say no as the one line says : "We’ve cut the tongue from society, forcing consumption, never hearing “no.”"
    WrathofGodon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd oh yeah, 3:57 into the song is so bad ass.
    WrathofGodon June 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpaints a picture that america has become consumed by a society that wants to be instantly gratified, i think the counting represents seconds "1,2,3". and our kids are growing up in a spolied rotten society that doesnt teach them the benefits of being patient and working hard.
    metal-n-rollon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttrue lyrics
    our generation is dying...
    CKwillburnon September 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the 1, 2, 3 idea.. kids today are brought up in such a way that instead of LEARNING (a b c ) they fucking count (1,2, 3) and they're materialistic.. we're drifting to an age where materialism is going to control everything
    forever_hauntedon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Disease infesting our young, beauty has become the beast"

    The generations that broke their backs to build this country have made it the best on Earth. "beauty" but it has turned around. this generation is so spoiled because all they have seen is its "beauty" and has become the very thing that will destroy it.
    Without Godly morals and being good care takers of what he has given WILL destroy the United States of America
    lickedelbowon February 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis my friend, is music at its best.
    and i beleive that if we were to just sit and ponder these things, the world might be just a bit less corrupt. now is that agreeable?
    maddie8150on May 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAmazing lyrics - completely true.
    Phantom7on June 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfor my economics class we were talking about pop culture and an assignment we had was to take our fav song and print the lyrics for the teacher. well... i picked this one. my teacher who is in his early 30's loved the lyrics and he wanted to listen to the song. i got an A.
    FallenSaint97on October 08, 2009   Link

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