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They'll laugh as they watch us fall,
The lucky don't care at all,
No chance for fate,
It's unnatural selection,
I want the truth

I am hungry for some unrest,
I want to push this beyond a peaceful protest,
I wanna speak in a language that they'll understand

Dedication to a new age,
Is this the end of destruction and rampage?
Another chance to erase it then repeat it again

Counterbalance this commotion,
We're not droplets in the ocean, ocean

They'll laugh as they watch us fall,
The lucky don't care at all,
No chance for fate,
It's unnatural selection,
I want the truth

No religion or mind virus,
Is there a hope that the facts will ever find us,
Just make sure that you are looking out for number 1

I am hungry for some unrest,
Let's push this beyond a peaceful protest,
I wanna speak in a language that you will understand

Counterbalance this commotion,
We're not droplets in the ocean, We're the
Ocean

They'll laugh as they watch us crawl,
The lucky don't share at all,
No hope for fate, it's a random chance selection,
I want the truth

Try to ride out the storm,
Whilst they'll make you believe, that they are the special ones, (we have not been chosen),
Injustice is the norm,
You won't be the first and you know you won't be the last

Counterbalance this commotion,
We're not droplets in the ocean, We're the
Ocean, ocean, ocean

They'll laugh as they watch us fall,
Unlucky, they don't care at all,
No chance for fate,
It's unnatural selection,
I want the truth,
I want the truth,
I want the truth,
I want the truth



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    UnregisteredJul 19, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    I think it is very large in perspective, so it encompasses alot that others have touched on. First talks about the "lucky" they are clearly not really the lucky in the world who have it all and won't share, but they are the connected, entitled, self appointed and self annointed who "decide it all" in the world, there by it is not fate nor natural selection but unnatural selection. If you have seen the movie batman begins you have been exposed to the concept of self-appointed elites who supposedly decides who rises and falls even whole civilizations. There are groups in the world who actually do seek to do such things, starting wars, promoting political turmoil, taking down nations... And in some of those groups is the concept of a divine pendulum which swings one way then the other, even to the extremes, in order to bring about some perverted "divine" balance. It is quite demonic actually, but true. This song is saying, enough is enough, they/we are tired of the bs that we see in the fake news that is controlled by the elites (esp. In the usa) and that we see being acted out on the world stage, we are tired of the lies and the fake excuses. We want the truth. We are not just drops in the ocean to be driven here and there by these elites. They who make mortgages, companies and nations rise and fall. They may have money and political and industrial power, but we are far greater in numbers than them if we will unite, we can throw off their shackels and we can be the ones who control which way the waves go.
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    UnregisteredYesterday at 3:13 am
    I think it's more about power, and not precisely about people with power, but nobility. It talks about how this "higher classes" have been despotic to the rest of the population, and how it's "divine right" or similar gives them the right to rule (thereby the unnatural selection, it's not the fittest, but the descendant of someone with no special talent whatsoever) and so. However, the "unrest" refers to how the monarchies or tyrants have been overthrown is using violence (sadly). "Droplets in the ocean" refers to the attitude of the higher classes to the other people, the plebs, rabble, hoi polloi, whatever; most of history has been that way, oppression or despotism. "No religion or mind virus" talks about the methods the higher classes have used in order to subdue the people, either by moral laws or propaganda. "They'll make you believe they're special ones" is about the same thing, the position of higher classes in relation to the "rest". "Make sure you're looking for the number one" is about the course of history. The people who start the movements to overthrow the current power often looks for the power itself, either as ambition or by trying to improve their situations. "You won't be the first and you won't be the last", the power has never been in the same people, and won't be in the future. The truth is simple, "All men have been born equal".
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    UnregisteredMay 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    In my opinion
    This song is about religion

    Unnatural selection is meant like many religios people don't believe in natural selection because god created them (in their opinion) but that makes their selection/beliefes unnatural. Thei also prevent people from finding the truth about life by answering every asked question with god.

    The song says that there are many more atheist who are just afraid of "coming out" than you would think (we're not droplets in the ocean)

    "they are the special ones - we have not been chosen" is meant like they say that they are choosen from god and go to paradise but we won't

    The massage of this song is "tell religion how unnecessary it is now"
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    UnregisteredAug 6, 2014 at 11:33 pm
    It seems to me 'the lucky' ones are those who found true love and the rest are still looking for it. It says life just picks up some lucky guys randomly and gives them whatever they like, which is quite unnatural. The selected ones do not care about the rest of the people. To me the song is awesome and I listen it at least twice a day and it always makes me think this kinda stuff and reminds me of my heart breaks.
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    UnregisteredJun 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    Basically ,life has chosen something unnatural.the selection of the higher people and lucky people are well liars and they push what they want and to do things their way. The song says it wants the truth and we should rise against the order...

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