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Shhh be quiet, you might piss somebody off
Like me motherfucker, you've been at it for too long
While you feed off others insecurities
You stand in front of me and bite the hand that feeds

Self-righteousness is wearing thin
(Lies inside your head your bestfriend)
Heart bleeds but not for fellow men
(Broken glass, your fake reflection)

I've had enough it's time for something real
Don't respect the words you're speaking
Gone too far, a clone

So how does it feel to know that someones kid in the heart of america
Has blood on their hands, fighting to defend your rights
So you can maintain the lifestyle that insults this family's existance
Well, where I'm from we have a special salute we aim high in the air
Towards all those pompous assholes who spend their days pointing fingers

Fuck you!

Shh be quiet, you might piss somebody off
Like the heartbeat of this country when antagonized too long
I'll be damned if you count me in as part of your generous hypocrisy
Collecting enemies

Tabloid gossip queen worthless man
(There's no need for us to bury you)
Selfish agenda once again
(Right this way, you've dug your own grave)

I've had enough it's time for something real
Don't respect the words you're speaking
Gone too far, a clone

All the way from the east to the west
We've got this high society looking down on this very foundation
Constantly reminding us that our actions are the cause of all their problems
Pointing the fingers in every direction
Blaming their own nation for who wins elections
They've never contributed a fucking thing to the country they love to criticize

Excuse the obscene, ignore the untrue
Depictions we see, try and get through
Admitting mistakes can hurt
I'm not the last but I sure ain't the first

Shh be quiet, you might piss somebody off

(Self-righteousness is wearing thin)
Lies inside your head your bestfriend
(Heart bleeds but not for fellow man)
Broken glass, your fake reflection

I've had enough it's time for something real
I don't respect these words you speak
Gone too far, a clone



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  • Nugget15
    +7
    Nugget15Mar 18, 2009 at 7:39 pm
    Basically its about how we are fighting the pointless war. Think about what the lyrics mean to yourself the you'll understand what it means
  • c
    +5
    Cyberdramon1995Sep 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    Who is the nuthead who disabled the correct lyrics options for this song? It's a clone, not acclaim. People are going to come here, assume the lyrics are correct, and spread around the false lyrics.
    1. The lyric booklet for the album says "A clone". Think A7x got their own lyrics wrong?
    2. This song is on Rock Band. If you play it on vocals, the lyrics read "a clone".
    3. It doesn't even sound like The Rev is saying "acclaim" in the first place.
  • a
    +4
    A7xBfmvAdtrJul 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    Besides its not like you hear the word "critical" in the song either, especially not before what you think is "acclaim"!!! The name Critical Acclaim is just a random name that goes with the song!
  • c
    +4
    calebd24Mar 19, 2009 at 3:09 am
    xus3rn...
    is a fucking idiot.
    i'm glad Perplexed corrected all of his bullshit.

    this song has absolutely nothing to do with the president, or even politics really.

    they aren't saying fuck you to the president, they're saying fuck you to ppl who diss troops.
    anyone with a brain and basic literacy skills could pick that out.

    it's not like Avenged Sevenfold implied it to make it up for discussion, they fucking said it!!! read the lyrics.

    I mean i don't understand how you can misinterpret lyrics when there's nothing to interpret, just take it for what it says.

    xus3r whatever the hell your name is, you dont have to put your stupid ideas into the song. A7x didn't make this a song that is vague and up for interpretation, it says exactly what they mean. how can you possibly not understand what it means?

    if they wanted to say fuck you (to the president), then they woulda said fuck you president Bush...
    but that's not what they meant at all, so they didnt say it.

  • n
    +3
    nataliaroseSep 11, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    its a clone, not acclaim. they filmed the making of this album and the lyrics they had wrote was on the computer screen and you can see in the recording it say 'a clone'

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