New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

(1st VERSE)

Stand in line as we march to the drums of the east,
Paralyzed and possessed by crusaders deceased,
Lost in the silence, the call from the turbulent times.
Bound by the science that lives on the lips of the wise.

(CHORUS x2)

The beating of a million drums.

The fire of a million guns.

The mother of a million sons.

Civilization

(2nd VERSE)

Lost in the silence, they bow to the call of the east.
Tantalized and seduced by the demons released.
Ears to the ground by the name of the merciless guide (sky).
Onto the fire that burns in the all seeing eye.

(CHORUS x2)

Bridge

(Chorus x3)



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/justice/civilization.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • U
    +1
    UnregisteredJan 11, 2012 at 7:10 am
    I think it (the main chorus, dunno about the rest) just symbolizes civilization in general, like the name suggests.

    The beating of a million drums: music/culture/unification, since drums can be associated with simple music, cultural significance, or unifying people like in a march.

    The fire of a million guns: war, because what else would guns symbolize?

    The mother of a million sons: the very concept of civilization is what allows there to be millions born who coexist and work together. It's the "mother of a million sons".
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredApr 22, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    So cool, more of that please. I like the interruptions in the instrumental parts in which the drums echo so nicely
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredApr 10, 2012 at 4:09 am
    There are a couple of mistakes in these lyrics.

    "lost in the silence, the call from the turbulent times" should be: "lost to the sirens that call from the turbulent tides. " (pretty obvious especially in the demo version. )

    "lost in silence, they bow to the call of the east. " should be: "stand aside as they bow to the call of the beast" (possibly beat or beats, but definitely starts with a "b")

    "ears to the ground by the name of the merciless guide (sky)" should be: "ears to the ground by the whim of the merciless sky"
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredFeb 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    The lyrics are deeply masonic. If not for anything, the "all seeing eye" on the one dollar american bill is evidence enough. There is indeed manipulation and these lyrics are proof of it! Shame though, thought it was an awesome song till i heard the lyrics!
  • U
    0
    UnregisteredDec 31, 2011 at 2:06 am
    The music is directly related to the crusades ... Jesuzalem was east of europe, so this explains the strong reference to the "east".
    "the call from the turbulent times" => related to the belic crysis of that time.
    "bound by the science that lives on the lips of the wise. " => usually the clergy had all the knowledge and flexed the idea that it was a call of the "wiser. " the cruzader soldiers and kings should only respond or they would go to hell.
    "merciless guide" => catholic church
    The chorus simplifies the ironic idea that responding to a call and kill in the name of a deity is a sign of "civilization"
    "onto the fire that burns in the all seeing eye. " => all the killing in the name of god

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×