Like June nineteen forty-four,
When all our pappies went to war,
We prayed before the radio, oh-oh
But when the apple dropped that day
We stood and watched them blow away
A people full of yesterday, ay-ay

(Chorus)
'Cause we don’t think before we speak
And we don’t stand up for the weak
And we don’t listen to the freaks, the freaks
'Cause we don’t clean up our own shit
And when refused, we throw a fit
As we scream “I don't-wanna-hear-it”, “I don't-wanna-hear-it”
“Don't-wanna-hear-it”

Open refrigerator door
All the same products as before
Can’t find new places to explore, oh oh
Born with five senses, but we see
Much less of world reality
Do you believe your lunch is free, ee-ee

(Chorus)
'Cause we don’t think before we speak
And we don’t stand up for the weak
And we don’t listen to the freaks, the freaks
'Cause we don’t clean up our own shit
And when refused, we throw a fit
As we scream “I don't-wanna-hear-it”, “I don't-wanna-hear-it”
“Don't-wanna-hear-it”

Ale The-u-oh, Swili Tako-e (x2)

The institution you attend
And all the clones that you befriend
Just seem to finalize your end, eh-eh
I can recall what mother said,
"Who you become is how you're fed.
Truth is by heart, not in your head", ey-eh

Come again? Come again?
'Cause I can't see.
Come again? Come again?
'Cause I can't feel.
Come again?
Come again?

Come again? Come again?
'Cause I can't see.
Come again? Come again?
'Cause I can't feel. [You can't feel.]

Can't be free. (x11)
Can't be, can't be free.

Ale The-u-oh Swili Tako-e (x2)
[That means you can't feel. You can't feel me anymore. No, you can't feel anymore. Anymore. Yeah, yeah. Anymore of it. You can't be so free. You can't be.]





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    My InterpretationEach of the three verses is separated into two sections. Each verse has something it's referencing and an overall theme to it. Each section has an idea that further emphasizes that theme.

    First Verse: World War II (We are all just bystanders)
    First Part: Media has a strong influence on us to where we're praying to it
    Second Part: "A people full of yesterday" being blown away to mean that the world changed on that day and it would never be the same from that day on

    Second Verse: Consumerism (We don't think for ourselves)
    First Part: We're all influenced to need certain staple products that everyone has - cell phone, computer, car
    Second Part: We focus so much on things that appeal to the senses (personal materialistic well-being) that we fail to see problems in the world right before us. Essentially, our five senses are being routed away from the problems in the world towards crap like Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, celebrity scandals, and the like

    Third Verse: Societal Expectations (It, the above, needs to stop)
    First Part: Society pressures us into joining the norm - "end" being the end of individual and personal thought; becoming a people versus being a person
    Second Part: Regardless of what society tells us we should do, we should have our own ideas and beliefs; we should stand up for what is right in our "hearts", not in our "heads" because we've been brainwashed by society

    The song as a whole is about how we're all essentially slaves in this system. You go to school because you're told you have to in order to get a good job. You're told you need a job because you need to have money so that you can buy nice things. Nice things are marketed to be sure signs of a good life. And you want a good life. Everyone wants a good life. And you want to be like everyone because you want to fit in and be a part of the group.

    This group mentality rushes to decisions without thinking things through because there's a group consensus ('Cause we don't think before we speak).
    When something bad's happening, whether it's right or wrong, people will go with the group (And we don't stand up for the weak),
    And those that speak out or try to act against it are ostracized (And we don't listen to the freaks).
    As a result, there are problems in the world that we're ignoring ('Cause we don't clean up our own shit, and when refused, we throw a fit, as we scream "I don't want to hear it").

    In the end, we can hear the cries for help from people all over the world, but we can't see them because our eyes are constantly led elsewhere by media (society). We can't "feel" them because we're acting on what society expects of us (our heads) rather than what's in our hearts and doing this over and over again has a numbing effect on us. When she says, "Come again? Come again?" over and over again, it's emphasizing how the problems in the world keep showing up again and again and they're not going away, perpetually crying for help again and again... but we keep ignoring them.

    And over time, society forgets.

    Despite the suffering that millions go through - be it a lifetime of hardships and pain or a single malevolent act, society just... forgets. But it's not our fault, right? Because we "can't be so free". We just "can't be".
    bluthexxiston August 25, 2013   Link

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