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Somewhere overhead, distant thunder roars
The revolution has begun - The war to end all wars
As I welcome death, I hear the battle cry
Bullets fall like fire raining from the sky
The rebel in us all
someday gets tired of being pushed around
But freedom has a price
The cost is buried in the ground

We suffered far too long
We gather now, growing stronger
We will not be ignored anymore, any longer
Our anthem will guide us

[CHORUS] Rise up, be counted
Stand strong and unite
Wait for the outcry
Resistance is calling tonight

Far too many years of chaos and unrest
Far too many voices brutally suppressed
We fight for what is just, for all that we believe
We fight till death or glory, fight to be set free
The streets are bathed in blood
Time to step down and time to walk away
You'll never rule me now,
though you may stand upon my grave

You can look the other way
or you can face the light
Although it seems so far away,
freedom's worth the fight

Rise up, be counted
Stand strong and unite
Wait for the outcry
Resistance is calling
[CHORUS]

The world watches on
while we risk our lives
Locked in a kingdom of fear
as our children die
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Sep 03, 2011
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Quote from JP himself; “After the intro, the theme kicks in. The way it made me envision flying through the air in slow motion really influenced the lyrics, which are about the uprisings in the Middle East, people fighting against oppression.”

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It's funny you say that because it sounds more like it was written about World War I when it says "The war to end all wars". Guess we have to take his word though right?

Look at the complete lyrics, though. It's clear that the uprisings are what he's talking about. Plus, you can hear some of that quasi-Eastern sound that they like to do.

Consider that, when the war directly affects you and your future in a very real and immediate sense, it becomes a lot more important than whatever wars happened ninety years ago, regardless of how big a deal they might have been.

It also helps to look at it from a more first-person, subjective view of one of the people who are part of these uprisings, than from a third-person view.

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I love everything about this song, and the first time I heard it, it made me think of all the recent uprisings.

Being a fan of Dream Theater from Iran, I'm really glad that JP takes notice in things that we've been through these past few years, even if it's just an assumption! :D

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Being a fan of Dream Theater from Iran, I'm really glad that JP takes notice in things that we've been through these past few years, even if it's just an assumption! :D

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Love this line: You´ll never rule me now, though you may stand upon my grave! Powerful words!

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This song is obviously about how the Canadians don't get any recognition for anything they do, so James LaBrie is sending hidden messages through this song to all the Canadians around the world to revolt against the rest of the countries. It makes sense if you don't think aboot it.

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Song about the uprisings in the middle east. Therefore in the instrumental part of the song there are some very arabic sounding parts to it.

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