"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 Commentthe chorus makes me think of ancient warfare, the army storms the gates, conquers, raise the new flag, take over the throne, but there will be so many revolts from the people who used to live there, or the country will want there city bak so more war will follow and it would just be easier to burn the city down. the songs obviously not about ancient war at all, but im a history guy so thats what i think of
    swanemyr98on June 03, 2011   Link

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