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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've gathered now
Growing stronger
We will not be ignored
Anymore
Any longer
Our anthem will guide us

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 supressed

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 the 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

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

The world watches on
While we risk our lives
Locked in a kingdom of fear
As our children die



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    UnregisteredJun 4, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    This song is an anthem for people everywhere who want freedom and are willing to do what it takes, even die, to have this freedom. All over the world today people are being systematically eliminated in the name of progress. Look at greece, spain and the rest of europe. The middle east sees atrocities every day and the united states is quickly suppressing freedoms of expression under the guise of political correctness.
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    UnregisteredNov 2, 2011 at 11:36 pm
    I agree with usernamessuck58, its safe to say that the song talks about revolution. Nevertheless, for me, the song its referred to a revolution in particular: the french revolution. It shows how people could have suffered before the revolution changed the social structures and human concepts. It reminds me of the miserables by victor hugo.
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    usernamessuck58Sep 4, 2011 at 9:23 pm
    This was the hardest song to write the lyrics for. James' vocals were a bit harder to hear in this.

    I think it's safe to say that these lyrics are about a revolution taking place. The song sounds a bit like scarred at times and at other times it sounds kind of like 80's hair metal and a sitcom theme song.

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