"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 CommentAmazing Song.

    First let me say: I know A Gentlemen´s Coup is not about this.

    "We seize the throne, subjugate
    We should have burnt it to the ground
    (Storm the gates, raise the flag!)
    (Seize the throne, subjugate!)
    Some might say we've lost our way
    But I believe we've not gone far enough"

    Just think about Egypt and maybe libya. Yeah, the people in Egypt won the civil war, but who knows if the new regime is any better? Maybe they have not gone far enough ?

    "Peace, before us, the radiation creeps
    We can't sleep, we're scattered in the streets
    She asked me, "you think it's safe today?"
    It doesn't look that way to me"

    Tschernobyl, Japan anyone ? Even now the japanese government isn´t 100 percent honest to his people.

    Realynon March 19, 2011   Link

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