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Hey ey ey yeah, Hey ey ey yeah, Hey ey ey yeah
Hey ey ey yeah, Hey ey ey yeah, Hey ey ey yeah

Johnny Cash and PBR, Jack Daniels, NasCar
Facebook, Myspace, iPod, Bill Gates
Smith and Wesson, NRA, Firewater, Paleface
Dimebag, Tupac, Heavy Metal, Hip hop
(I am) what you fear most, (I am) what you need
(I am) what you made me, (I am) the American dream
I'm not selling out, I'm buying in

I will not be forgotten, this it my time to shine
I've got the scars to prove it, only the strong survive
I'm not afraid of dying, everyone has their time
I've never favored weakness, welcome to the pride


Disneyland, White House, JFK and Micky Mouse
John Wayne, Springsteen, Eastwood, James Dean
Coca Cola, Pepsi, Playboy, Text me
NFL, NBA, Brett Favre, King James

(I am) all American, (I am) living the dream
(I am) what you fear most, (I am) anarchy
I'm not selling out, I'm buying in

I will not be forgotten, this it my time to shine
I've got the scars to prove it, only the strong survive
I'm not afraid of dying, everyone has their time
I've never favored weakness, welcome to the pride

(Since the dawn of time only the strong have survived, I will not be
Forgotten)
Welcome to the pride

Hey ey ey yeah, Hey ey ey yeah, Hey ey ey yeah
Hey ey ey yeah, Hey ey ey yeah, Hey ey ey yeah
(Only the strong survive)

Hey ey ey yeah, Hey ey ey yeah, Hey ey ey yeah
Hey ey ey yeah, Hey ey ey yeah, Hey ey ey yeah
(Welcome to the pride)

I will not be forgotten, this it my time to shine
I've got the scars to prove it, only the strong survive
I'm not afraid of dying, everyone has their time
I've never Favored weakness, welcome to the pride



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    UnregisteredMay 1, 2012 at 1:03 am
    Having fear makes a vibration lower, some people sold out to the people who caused fear, others have perished because they went against the dark cabal. Bill gates talks about depopulation... Coke and i think pepsi is in on the dream with bill gates ideas. Don't believe me? Start doing your research and then get back to me... Five finger death punch is going against the establishment... They are warning the sleeping americans...
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    UnregisteredDec 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    Be strong or be gone. Simple. Any attempt to complicate or extrapolate some "meaning" will only lend your ear to the false "extra" thoughts. The song is plain and simple, a message for all who think they know what the f%&k is going on around here.
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    UnregisteredDec 12, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    As far as my take of it goes.

    Some of the things described in the verses are things that have had great influenced to the world and society as a whole. Almost all the items are paired together to associate with one or more of the other items within the sentence and/or paragraph. The only exception being the "Playboy, text me" reference with may be person shout out by Ivan Moody or just something needed to rhyme with Pepsi.

    The PreChorus is a raw reference to what nonconformism is, how we are personnally responsible for it and what it's goal is. The end goal in the 1st (the american dream) and 2nd (Anarchy) PC differ but are bookend by the same statement, "I'm not selling out, I'm buying in" referencing how people can view an individuals position in a situation.

    The Chorus hits on taking advantage of the here and now. Putting your stamp on the world. Displaying your battle wounds as a badge of honor and allowing your strength to prevail over your inferiority.

    The Bridge is short and reiterates the main theme of the Chorus concerning the prevalence of strength as it relates to history and how it's remembered.

    In the end, the song sings out it's anthem, and title, "Welcome to The Pride!" Zoltan Bathory, Rhythm guitarist for the band, has stated that the overall meaning of The Pride is about rebelling against your circumstances. Choosing not to be the prey (zebra) but the predator (lion) attacking back and regaining that which is rightfully yours (whatever that may be). Making your mark so that, even though you may no longer be present, what you have done will carry on and impact those in the future.
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    UnregisteredMay 16, 2012 at 5:55 am
    The pride is a song about how everyone has to be strong and live through the pain if they want to survive and it also says that you should overcome all your fears so you can be known to the world.
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    UnregisteredApr 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    I never wanted to be a part of the american dream. Then i found something to believe in... I stand now, to be counted. Not on your terms. On mine.

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