we close our eyes and look in opposite direction
we ignore the threats and hope they'll go away

we refuse to pay attention to the dangers we create
in the name of our fathers we kill our children

we wait and think that we are biding our time
we keep silent, we believe in our strength

we trust in propaganda of the wonders of tomorrow
in the shadow of contempt we are victims in the end

we dance to the sound of sirens
we watch genocide to relax
we dance to the sound of sirens
we are the heroes of self-deception

we are nailed to the ground, frozen in our movements
we listen while the sirens sound, speaking of improvements

we have anger in our souls that waits to be released
in the chill of fear we're petrified and useless when it counts

Lyrics submitted by liquidmercurial

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    General CommentI love this song! What more can I say? It's great!
    Ratgirlon June 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentA testament to how stupid and uncivilized the world is today :D
    Vehemention September 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhile i believe this song does deal with the world in general being uncvilized i think it has another meaning as well. when i first heard i had the 'dancing to the sound of sirens' stuck in my head. that's my favorite line and leads me to think this song might also be about the darker side of clubbing and dancing at goth clubs. everytim i hear this song i get that picture in my mind being at a club and listening to the industrial music and sirens and lights going off. makes me want to dance and be a goth :)
    stmpynodeon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, I think that Vehementi has it pretty right. It's about people being ignorant to the way that those who lead us are destroying the world with our consent, speaking of a better future while trashing the present. Or something to that effect, anyway.

    I really fail to see how the song has "anything" to do with dancing at an industrial/ebm club, or being a goth. One word, in this instance "dance", does not mean the song has anything to do with clubbing. I know that is only a personal interpretation of the song, but, urr, I really don't think they're sing about "gothness".
    MercyKilleron June 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe thing I dont get.... nowhere in the song is there a bloody theremin playing.
    GothicBladeon June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentUhm, isn't that thing in the background around 1:25 a theremin?
    Eelon May 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is riddled with hints at the masses eagerness for destruction... "We dance to the sound of sirens" could mean the sirens that are sounded during a time of crises, while "We watch genocide to relax" speaks of our interest in warfare, just so long as it isn't us. Yeah, there's plenty more. Listen to this song.
    jaaameson February 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBut where the hell is the theremin? :)
    Sjrvon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSorry for double-posting, but I can't find this instrument anywhere during the track.
    Sjrvon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor Sjrv: There is no Theremin on this track. It was named Theremin in honour of the inventor of that instrument, who had recently died when they made the track. The story is even on the official homesite of covenant under faq.

    And secondly; I dont think the sirens have anything to do with the alarms we know today. According to greek mythology Sirens were females living on an island who could sing so beautiifully that anyone who listened to it would become enchanted. The legend says that sailors approaching the island were drawn to them by their enchanting singing, causing them to sail on the cliffs and drown.
    BanjoRabbiton December 01, 2006   Link

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