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Thou shalt not
Kill your fathers - destroy another life
Question everything we clung to for years
Live forever - design a better death
Confuse a liar with a savior from fear
Create a myth and separate the chosen ones
Adolescent independence
Dominion
I only wanna believe
In fuckin' anything
But now my conscience
Is contradicting everything

The ending's the same
The world will not change
The answer is clearВ

Tell your mothers
They have no sons or daughters
Blame yourselves because your children are mine
We are orphans, but we are not forgotten
And we will find a way to save us this time
We can run, but we are tired of running
We're dropping seconds in a glass 'til we die
We only wanna believe in fuckin' everything
But we're alive
And we're not accepting anything

The ending's the same
The world will not change
The answer is clear
Annihilation

I won't control or restrain things
I do not understand
Now I realize I'm stronger better
They gave to me now I give to you
The means to burn the thoughts I had
Now I realize I'm stronger better more

We have to save ourselves

I will never become another piece
Inside the paralytic construct I hate
Live forever? well, I would rather die
At least I'd know
I wasn't theirs to create
This is yours, but you had better choose
Before they take away your right to decide
I guess I'll never believe in fuckin' anything
But my solace is I can handle everything

The ending's the same
The world will not change
The answer is clear... obliteration

I won't control or restrain things
I do not understand
Now I realize I'm stronger better
They gave to me now I give to you
The means to burn the thoughts I had
Now I realize I'm stronger better
I won't control or restrain things
I do not understand
Now I realize I'm stronger better
They gave to me now I give to you
The means to burn the thoughts I had
Now I realize I'm stronger better
More

We have to save ourselves



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    UnregisteredApr 11, 2014 at 9:25 pm
    In English class we have been talking about dystopian societies lately. It's sounds like the song is describing many of these dystopian society stories we have been examining. I guess I have to keep typing until I reach 50 words because our comments and opinions are being judged on quantity, not quality.
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    UnregisteredMay 1, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    I think the song means we have to believe and do what we think is right or what we want to do. Don't let others tell u what to do or don't become someone's slave. Save ourselves from obeying those we hate or don't want to listen. Do what you want because in the end we all die so might as well do the things we want?
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    UnregisteredOct 25, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    The words "thou shalt not" are a direct cue for the songs mood. The message is, your mind is yours, develop as your own, and do not let something such as a book, idea, or group fully influence the way you would like to live. "you had better choose, before they take away your chance to decide" is a perfect example of the whole tone of what some might say religion is becoming... A choice in which you are judged for. That choice serves no relevance, however, some feel as though it should.
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    metalhead66Nov 29, 2010 at 2:07 am
    Its a Dressing down of the world as we know it. Not just about america, it kinda goes up against any civilization that takes themselves too seriously and where the "leaders" are so
    pretentious that they think they are deemed to speak for the people, it all comes down to the fact that we have to save ourselves".
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    Slipknot666MaggotFeb 13, 2009 at 8:23 pm
    I think that this song is about the bible and God but I could be wrong but the first to verse clearly state things that may also be found in the bible and I believe it is about how we let it controls our lives and God's word and such.

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