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Green Day – Know Your Enemy lyrics

[Intro]
Do you know the enemy?
Do you know your enemy?
Well, gotta know the enemy

Do you know the enemy?
Do you know your enemy?
Well, gotta know the enemy
Do you know the enemy?
Do you know your enemy?
Well, gotta know the enemy

[Verse 1]
Violence is an energy,
Against the enemy,
Violence is an energy
.
Bringing on the fury,
The choir infantry,
Revolt against the honor to obey.
Overthrow the effigy,
The vast majority
Burning down the foreman of control.
Silence is the enemy,
Against your urgency,
So rally up the demons of your soul.

[Pre-Chorus]
Do you know the enemy?
Do you know your enemy?
Well, gotta know the enemy
Do you know the enemy?
Do you know your enemy?
Well, gotta know the enemy

[Hook]
The insurgency will rise,
When the bloods been sacrificed.
Don't be blinded by the lies,
In your eyes!

[Bridge]
Violence is an energy,
From here to eternity.
Violence is an energy,
Silence is the enemy,
So gimme gimme revolution!

[Outro]
Do you know the enemy?
Do you know your enemy?
Well, gotta know the enemy
Do you know the enemy?
Do you know your enemy?
Well, gotta know the enemy
Do you know the enemy?
Do you know your enemy?
Well, gotta know the enemy
Overthrow the effigy,
The vast majority,
Burning down the foreman of control.
Silence is the enemy,
Against your urgency,
So rally up the demons of your soul.



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    HazelDountLovesBullet
    As Billie Joe said, this song is a "call to arms"
    It is the second part of the album's story, right after 21st Century Breakdown.
    In this song, Christian is in revolt. He's stopped fighting his inner demons for the time being, using the energy to fight his oppression. He's resorted to violence in his one-man revolution (violence is an enregy Against the enemy), and he thinks that silence will work against him, so he makes sure everyone knows where he stands.
    *The insurgency will rise When the bloods been sacrificed Don't be blinded by the lies In your eyes* he's saying that people have to realize what's really going on, and realize they're being lied to and controlled. He even plainly says "give me, give me revolution". The story continues into! Viva La Gloria!.
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