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Are there no fighters left here anymore?
Are we the generation we've been waiting for?
Or are we patiently burning
Waiting to be be saved?

Our heroes our icons have mellowed with age
Following rules that they once disobeyed
They're now being led when they used to lead the way

Do you still believe in all the things that you stood by before?
Are you out there on the front lines
Or at home keeping score?
Do you care to be the layer of the bricks that seal your fate?
Or would you rather be the architect of what we might create?

They laid out the blueprints, they poured down a base
Concrete solutions to slow our decay
And when they are gone who the fucks going to take their place?

Will it be the cynics, the critics galore?
The cliche apathetic passed out on the floor
The trusting complicit who collectively ignore

Do you still believe in all the things that you stood by before?
Are you out there on the front lines or at home keeping score?
Do you care to be the layer of the bricks that seal your fate?
Or would you rather be the architect of what we might create?

Don't you remember when you were young
And you wanted to set the world on fire?
Somewhere deep down I know you do
Don't you remember when we were young
And we wanted to set the world on fire
Because I still am and I still do

Make no mistake
We are not afraid
To bear the burden of repeating
What they're thinking anyway
Let's raise the stakes
On the bet we made
Let's decide to be the architects
The master of our fate

We still believe in all the things that we stood by before
And after everything we've seen here maybe even more
I know we're not the only ones, and we were not the first
And unapologetically we'll stand behind each word



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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    This song is a direct call out to the band "against me! " and the song "teenaged anarchist" check it out. Obviously "rise against" opposes "against me! 's" messenger that
    The movement has already failed.
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    UnregisteredJan 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm
    I love this song, the lyrics are great and the melody and sound is amazing. This song makes me so happy, and I just love this band. It's my favorite. Architects, Audience of One, Savior and Midnight Hands are few of my favorites songs, there were barely any songs I disliked.
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    UnregisteredJul 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm
    The song talks about how you have to take your beliefs to heart and hold against how the world tries to change you. Rise up against the system and show everybody your your own man.
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    UnregisteredApr 17, 2012 at 10:06 pm
    This song is stating that the previous generations have now finished their turn leading the world and that the next generation now must take up where they left off. We still all have the same believes but now we can't rely on the decisions of the past any longer. This generation now must stand up and work toward tomorrow, and if necessary fight those who try to keep us down. We must be ready to roll the dice when the time comes if we are going to create a better world.
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    UnregisteredMar 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm
    I think that architects is about how sometimes, when people who you have looked up to to solve your problems wont be there, and thats when you have to stand up and do things for yourself. And then it tells you to go even beyond that, and help other people on their journey.

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