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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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    Andi PetrucciMar 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm
    why not share your own 'A grade' song and let us know that your music is good enough to be an 'A grade' song :)

    mention me if you was there.. (y)
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    UnregisteredFeb 6, 2012 at 6:18 pm
    And the face on the buildings appears symbolic of the dictator in george orwells 1984, about a police state society where all citizens are always under constant surveillance and scrutiny from their government. The song may be a warning for the future.
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    UnregisteredSep 30, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    I think that the beauty of music, as with literature, is that it is always open-ended for interpretation. We all have different worldviews that allow us to see the meaning uniquely, and that is one thing I really admire about DT; they really leave a lot of room for interpretation to allow their fans to explore and decide for themselves what these things mean.

    This is turning into one of my favorite albums. I will miss Portnoy but the new drummer was a good choice.
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    UnregisteredSep 8, 2011 at 5:12 am
    You fail to see it was a building up of money through the slaves the people. Thats why they gave land for free in the west to work and progress but more importantly to give a percentage of their earnings to the owners. Their leader who is Satan has had this long standing plan since he was dethrown on the tower of Babal. All the wars had the incentive of monitery profit but were more about ridding their countries of the lowest level of their population. Consider almost all the wars if not all were false flag initiated wars!All and I mean all 44 prsidents are related to each other.Dick Chenys wife did the geneology, Dick Cheney admited in an interview and so did Obama, go ahead and look it up. Obama and Bush Jr. are 11th cousins, Barabra Bush and Cheney are 6th cousins, Kerry and Bush jr. are 6th cousins and all are related to the Queen of England.
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    UnregisteredSep 6, 2011 at 5:56 am
    I Believe too it has its connection to a Rite of Passage, and is in reference to the NWO. Absolutly, it struck me as I heard it for the first time. Redemption also sings of this in" Leviathon rising". The leviathon in the Bible is one of the unholy trinty demons.

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