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I'm waking up to ash and dust
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
I'm breathing in the chemicals
I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa

I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive!
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive!

I raise my flags, don my clothes
It's a revolution, I suppose
We're painted red to fit right in
Whoa
I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa

I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive!
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive!

All systems go, sun hasn't died
Deep in my bones, straight from inside

I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive!
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive!



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    UnregisteredDec 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm
    When I hear these lyrics, I think of the transformation from the ordinary to the extraordinary... Coming back from the brink of being lost to being mighty and powerful. growth through life and how one can grow and climb out and rise to be better than you ever thought you could be.
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    Eric LamoureuxApr 7, 2014 at 1:16 pm
    This song is Inspired by Tyler Robinson's fight against cancer. You can see this in their Demons song video on YouTube. Tyler Robinson died. Any tribute to Tyler Robinson Fundation is welcomed to honor all people being victim of this terrible disease. Song remains anyway with hope as the guy is still alive after treatment.
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    UnregisteredAug 2, 2014 at 10:55 pm
    It's a sung story of a prisoner on a prison bus, near a warehouse owned by the cult of x, and they just activated a portal to Sonic. Exe's dimension, and the portal works. Every single thing in this song shows that, and i'll list a few. The strange edited sound at the beginning of the song is an edited piece of sound from Hill Zone act 1 in mykt5crimson's fanmade game "SONIC.exe". The part at the beginning of the song (I'm waking up, to ash and dust) means the obvious, he has woken up, looks out the prison bus window, and sees the aftermath of an explosion (Activating the portal would result in an explosion, with the portal being unharmed) another piece of evidence is this (I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones Enough to make my systems blow Welcome to the new age, to the new age Welcome to the new age, to the new age Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive! Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive!) the felon then sees something emerging from the portal. It has never been described what sonic. Exe would look like in our dimension, thus, it would be safe to assume that he would be something that look incredibly complex, so complex, that looking at it would make you go crazy. (That also explains him saying "i feel it in my bones, enough to make my systems blow" and him saying that he is radioactive, looking at that thing is too hard for his brain, messing with his nervous system, thus, he feels radioactive) I can explain even more evidence, but this is getting too long.
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    UnregisteredJan 24, 2014 at 1:34 am
    Well if you want to know the meaning of the song they talk about it in the making of the video they made this video because of like cancer or something like that they made this song for a good cause it also moves my mind that such a famous band would write this song for kids!

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