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Woke up to a brand new skyline
We licked our wounds and mourned the dead
Swallow the story hook and sinker
Is that what we meant when we said
That we never would forget?

Are we fools and cowards all
To let them cover up their lies?
As we all watched the buildings fall
And watched the scales fall from our eyes

A fire burns beneath Manhattan
Still we breathe with broken lungs
We act like none of this matters
Is that what we meant When we said
That we'd sing what must be sung?

Are we fools and cowards all
To let them cover up their lies?
Cause we all watched the buildings fall
Watched the scales fall from our eyes

We want justice
Scream from the roof
We want justice
We want the truth



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    messokoriDec 7, 2008 at 4:09 am
    It sounds to me like this song is about the trade centers and about the supposed cover-up. It's about the public knowing less than we should and wanting to know the truth of what really happened that day.
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    blob4everNov 13, 2008 at 10:50 pm
    I agree, it's definitely about 9/11. It's talking about how the terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center and hijacked the planes.
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    UnregisteredMay 4, 2012 at 11:26 am
    Spearmint6989: great work, english is not my main language, could you please tell me your interpretation of the line "watch the scales fall from our eyes"?
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    UnregisteredOct 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    This song is about a false-flag operation held by our own us gov't on 9/11. They just want you to believe the terrorists were responsible for this. "swallowed story, hook and sinker" meaning how the general public ate it up... The whole last part of "we want justice (etc)" meaning that there is more to the story than we were initially informed of.
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    spearmint6989Aug 29, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    before I even read other people's comments, I read the lyrics and immediately thought about 9/11.

    Also, it's "we want answers; screamed from the roofs. we want justice. we want the truth" --I got that from the album case, so i know it's correct.
    And it's Or* are we fools...

    I absolutely love this song...Thrice is amazing and all their songs are very meaningful and deep

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