"Fall Goliath, Fall" as written by and Andrew Welch Andrew Albert Schwab....
Take up arms, all you fallen oppressed
This is insurrection rising, mobilizing defence
It’s time, my brothers, beat your shovels to swords
It’s time, my friends, sound the siren for war!

Can you smell it the air my brethren?
It ‘s the beautiful stench of reinvention
Sharpen your axes, resurrect your hatchets
As we raise our chalices to fallen combatants
It’s time, my brothers, earn your stripes and your lashes
It’s time, my friends, light your hearts into action

With our backs to the wall
We’ll respond to the call
Fall, Goliath, fall, fall Goliath
Lift the head of the giant
To celebrate our defiance
Fall Goliath, fall, fall Goliath

Hold the line and
Raise your Claymores high
We fight
For a reason to die

The ghosts of our fathers beat drums by our sides
The trophies of the day: scalps and hides
We fight, not for the hate of a tyrant
We fight, because of love for what is behind us.

Lyrics submitted by bobsmith7203, edited by joshuaberkau

"Fall Goliath Fall" as written by Andrew Albert Schwab Andrew Welch

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    Song MeaningAndrew Schwab on "Fall, Goliath, Fall":

    "I had a specific vision for this song. I wanted a song that would harken visions of epic medieval battles, where families fight for land against evil oppressors. The picture I had in my mind was a metaphor for the obstacles we face as artists in this industry, but I also wanted it to symbolize the plight of any underdog in any walk of life. We employed the use of a mandolin and a hammered dulcimer to give the song an epic, dramatic sound.

    As I wrote with my friend Andrew Welch over Skype, and the song came together, I got chills, even before the vocals were written. I knew we had a special song. Then, when I actually laid down the vocals in the studio while recording the album version-which was the first time I had ever sang them-I almost came out of my skin with joy. It was one of those moments that justifies all the hard work and sleepless nights which come as a part of doing this for a living. It was one of those moments that only happens a few times in your whole career, and that is if you are lucky.

    We have all faced insurmountable odds, or a seemingly undefeatable adversary at various points in our lives. When we encounter a Goliath, how will we respond? Will we cower in fear? Or will we stand confidently in our God-given abilities and fight? When he falls, we mount his head on a pike, high amidst our camp, as a monument to the source of our strength."

    -James Shotwell, "Exclusive Project 86 detail 'Wait for the Siren'
    track-by-track", underthegunreview.net/ , 08/16/2012
    bobsmith7203on August 28, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is an amazing, thumping song! I had to buy the album (Wait for the Siren) from this track alone! :)
    Zargothon March 06, 2017   Link

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