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You and me are the same
We don't know or care who's to blame
But we know that whoever holds the reins
Nothing will change
Our cause has gone insane

And these wars, they can't be won
And these wars, they can't be won
And do you want them to go on
And on and on
Why split these states
When there can be only one?

And must we do as we're told?
Must we do as we're told?

You and me fall in line
To be punished for unproven crimes!
And we know that there is no one we can trust;
Our ancient heroes, they are turning to dust!

And these wars, they can't be won
Does anyone know or care how they begun?
They just promise to go on
And on and on
But soon we will see
There can be only one

United States!
United States!
Of...

Eurasia!
... sia!
... sia!
... sia!

Eurasia!
... sia!
... sia!
... sia!

Eurasia!
... sia!
... sia!
... sia!



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    UnregisteredSep 25, 2013 at 8:49 am
    All politics aside, this is one powerfull song. Long time fan of Queen, I was pleasantly surprised to hear this beauty. Gives me shivers everytime.
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    Anomaly_DiictodonMay 26, 2010 at 8:04 pm
    This song --for anyone who hasn't realized-- is directly about 1984. A book by George Orwell.

    In it it has three super states (Oceania, EURASIA, and Eastasia) who are constantly at war in order for the leaders of these states to be forever controlled. Its all about power and brainwashing. George Orwell lived in the ages of the Great Wars where most of it is influenced by Stalin.

    In the book they are ruled over by Big Brother(the figure head). Thier entire lives are restricted and watched.

    This song is without a doubt, 100% 1984. Seriously. Not that thats a bad thing but its just annoying to see people thinking its about Bush or Obama and how Muse made such deep lines when these are DIRECT quotes from the Book. Go read it.
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    UnintendedBlissOct 15, 2009 at 10:28 am
    Political stuff or not, it hits me like a baseball bat, am smacked round the head...LOL It's Brilliant!!! And it's the new bohemian tragedy.
    Beautiful and idealistic, as a child and still now didn't understand the meaning of borders, why all the plitting up?
    It's a geoism thing aswell, human, idealistic and geological, the combination with Chopin is natural..hmm..i love it,when will they write their first opera?
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    MiraMuseSep 14, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    I do believe that echoes of Queen are heard here for a reason.it is both homage and metephorical.Symbolising UK's stance in Europe...we are one human race.. but its our sublte differences and nuances that make us stand apart...for example the UK is so far apart from Turkey is another world entirely.(without going into the whole EU issue thing)United States of Eurasia is a definate possibilty of or future...do we want that? Please dont let thought police punish me, and i hope i translated properly.
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    UnregisteredOct 1, 2013 at 12:59 am
    No, this is not about 1984. It isn't about Eurasia, it's about the United States of Eurasia, which is a pretty nice name for a world with no borders, no nationstate wars that nobody cares to fight.

    And you know what? That day will come.

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