"On the Backs of Angels" as written by John Petrucci, John Myung and Jordan Rudess....
Standing on the backs of angels
Destined to create
Mounting the attack
While heroes carry your weight

We spiral towards disaster
Survival fading faster

Riding out the wave
Content to feed off the machine
Bleeding us to death
The new American dream

You're blinded by your hunger
Beware your days are numbered

Tears fall from the shameless
Shelter me, guide me to the edge of the water
Selfless are the righteous
Burden me, lead me like a lamb to the slaughter
Blurring lines drawn in between
What is right and what is wrong
Victims on the radar string us along

We're on to your agenda
The dead end road to nowhere

Tears fall from the shameless
Shelter me, guide me to the edge of the water
Selfless are the righteous
Burden me, lead me like a lamb to the slaughter

Tears fall from the shameless
Shelter me, guide me to the edge of the water
Selfless are the righteous
Burden me, lead me like a lamb to the slaughter
Selfless are the righteous
Burden me, lead me like a lamb to the slaughter


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"On the Backs of Angels" as written by John Petrucci John Myung

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    Song MeaningIt does sound political in a sense and it is always fascinating seeing what people interpret a song to be and what the musician’s interpretation of its meaning is in the end. Sometimes they are totally polar opposites of each other and I haven’t heard what this one is about yet, but can only ponder. Sometimes these musicians write stuff that has a life of its own and can be divinely or demonically inspired by various entities. Also when asked what it means they seem to keep the meaning hidden and talk around it. I have tried to crack this nut and who knows, but I’ll take a stab at it. I wasn’t seeing it in anyone else’s response and I’m sure someone will poke holes in it and call me crazy, but that is fine. I didn’t see anyone think of the New World Order and Freemasons? I noted some of the Freemason symbolism in DT’s records (all seeing eye). Some theorist believes we have a shadow government that is pulling the strings named the New World Order and I’m sure Wall Street is working hand in hand with them. The Illuminate (the enlighten ones) one who are in control of all the finances and have their roots in the occult which may be the reference to these angels. Don’t forget Satan was a fallen angel and had knowledge and capability to create and it appears we are puppets to him. Of course you have the Watchers and Nephilim which some theorist believe will be coming back soon for the apocalypse final battle between Satan and God and many people are on to this end time conspiracy as they establish a one world government. If it is based off fallen angels it may be making reference to occult Luciferian religion which contrary to our beliefs, our country is based on it. Look at the dollar bill and occult symbolism which is written all over it, the capital, and many other cities such as NY. Also, some theorists believe that Washington is tied in with London, and the Vatican. England holds the money, the Vatican is the religious arm, and the US is the military force. Freemasonry accounts for many of the founding fathers beliefs and ties to the ruling class in Europe. I may be reading way too deep into it, but it seemed to sound that way to me when I first heard it. They do have religious flare to many of their songs. Many people are caught up in the materialism of the system and what it offers is basically leading us to the slaughter. Think about it, we call it democracy, but it is not and we are basically prisoners to the banksters and they have laws to back them up which they fail to adhere to themselves, but make us do it. IF these guys thought this deep, they are pure freak'n genius!
    wmcburton January 02, 2014   Link

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