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Why don't you go photograph
Everything that ever passed in time,
Indigenous traces, tribal chiefs,
Vanishing hereditary lines,
Poets gone wild on the muse
Prophets all destroying the Dao,

When you see that honking antelope,
The secret dance of snakes, the tales of it all,

Nature based being will survive
Apocalyptic days of now,
Poets gone wild on the muse
Prophets all destroying the Dao,

When you see that honking antelope,
The secret dance of snakes, the tales of it all,

Of it all,
Run away with me now,
Run away with me now,
My life,

We are the cause of a world that's gone wrong,
Nature will survive us human dogs after all,

Why don't you go photograph
Everything that ever passed in time,
Poets gone wild on the muse
Prophets all destroying the Dao,

When you see that honking antelope,
The secret dance of snakes, the tales of it all,
When you see that honking antelope,
The secret dance of snakes, the tales of it all,

Of it all,
Run away with me now,
Run away with me now,
My love,

We are the cause of a world that's gone wrong,
Nature will survive us human dogs after all,
We are the cause of a world that's gone wrong,
Wouldn't it be great to heal the world
With only a song



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    Musicman1243Sep 9, 2008 at 9:50 pm
    Ah Also if you've seen the music video for it there are robotic monkey's which are supposed to represent us (we evolved from monkeys) and the other flying angelic like things are supposed to represent nature destorying us with machines and one injured monkey is taken by a angelic robot and taken through the clouds and in the sky where is shows the monkey the beauty of nature and how the monkey's are destroying it then when the angelic thing is taking him back to the city it is shot down by the monkey's planes. The monkey lands and when he get's up he notices a beautiful flower that was squished by him when he landed on the ground and looks at the city. During that time Serj is singing "Wouldn't it be great to heal the world, With only a song" and I think that means that one person can make a difference and you don't have to follow everyone else and think there is nothing you can do to help change our civilization and the world as a whole
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    UnregisteredJun 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm
    This song means that the world is becoming a horrible place to live with all the pollution and violence. It is all caused by us. And it is saying that we need to change our way of thinking and help the world.
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    UnregisteredDec 13, 2011 at 4:46 am
    Humans do not have a monopoly on life, and life would still go on without us. Our abuse of our world only hurts ourselves in the long run, and we are less important than the earthly heavenly host that we parasites feed on.
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    TheReveredOppressorJan 26, 2010 at 3:38 am
    Im not hear to give the meaning of this great song, because its pretty obvious if you have a brain. Im here to correct the lyrics, Its not "Prophets all destroying the Dao" It's "Prophets all destroying the Tao". Tao is the scripture of Taoism, a religion of Asian decent. Taoism's famous symbol is the symbol of Yin and Yang, If you need more information look up Taoism in Google or any other search engine.
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    dragonwingz0Nov 8, 2008 at 2:41 am
    this song is about wat were doing to the earth and were not taking it serious. Nature based being will survive means the animals will survive while we die in our own idiot-filled minds because we wont do anything to help the enviroment. Apocalyptic days of now means were going to die soon because of global warming, and if we dont act there will be no future. Wouldn't it be great to heal the world With only a song means one man can make a difference, just dont expect them to do with out help. also in the video it shows near the end that flying thing carrying the monkey means one man can save us all, he just needs help and time.

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