"A Gentlemen's Coup" as written by Zach Blair, Joseph Principe, Timothy Mcilrath and Brandon Barnes....
The pain, disorder
A cataclysmic dawn
We trusted but something has gone wrong
We bought it
But woke to find it gone
Impact in 5, 4, 3, 2

The place before
The radiation creeps
On cats' feet
We scatter in the streets
She asks me "do you think it's safe to breathe?"
It doesn't look that way to me

We storm the gates
Raise the flags
Just the same old story
We seize the throne, subjugate
We should have burned it to the ground
Whoa
Some might say we've lost our way
But I believe we've not gone far enough

Afraid, we cower
To interests not our own
The power to free or to control
We let it skip through
Our fingers to the bone
Watch as the bodies wash ashore
Whoa
Nobody lives here anymore

We storm the gates
Raise the flags
Just the same old story
We seize the throne, subjugate
We should have burned it to the ground
Whoa
Some might say we've lost our way
But I believe we've not gone far enough

And how long will we fall for this?
And how long will we fall for this?
How long will we fall for this?
And how long will we fall?

And how long will we fall for this?
And how long will we fall for this?
And how long will we fall for this?
How long, how?

We storm the gates
Raise the flags
Just the same old story
We seize the throne, subjugate
We should have burned it to the ground
Whoa
Some might say we've lost our way
But I believe we've not gone far enough


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"A Gentlemen's Coup" as written by Joseph Principe Brandon Barnes

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    General CommentFrom the chorus it seems to be about the changes in rule that have gone before ultimately not changing things enough "We storm the gates and raised new flags, but its just the same old story."

    The more things change the more the stay the same. "We seized the throne" "We should have burnt it to the ground" Tim is talking about the need to start over. "I believe we've not gone far enough".

    A new system. Endgame the title of the album is a way of syaing that the way of this world and the way we live now can't last.
    peter_j_son March 16, 2011   Link

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