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Avenged Sevenfold – Critical Acclaim lyrics

Shhh be quiet, you might piss somebody off
Like me motherfucker, you've been at it for too long
While you feed off others insecurities
You stand in front of me and bite the hand that feeds

Self-righteousness is wearing thin
(Lies inside your head your bestfriend)
Heart bleeds but not for fellow men
(Broken glass, your fake reflection)

I've had enough it's time for something real
Don't respect the words you're speaking
Gone too far, a clone

So how does it feel to know that someones kid in the heart of america
Has blood on their hands, fighting to defend your rights
So you can maintain the lifestyle that insults this family's existance
Well, where I'm from we have a special salute we aim high in the air
Towards all those pompous assholes who spend their days pointing fingers

Fuck you!

Shh be quiet, you might piss somebody off
Like the heartbeat of this country when antagonized too long
I'll be damned if you count me in as part of your generous hypocrisy
Collecting enemies

Tabloid gossip queen worthless man
(There's no need for us to bury you)
Selfish agenda once again
(Right this way, you've dug your own grave)

I've had enough it's time for something real
Don't respect the words you're speaking
Gone too far, a clone

All the way from the east to the west
We've got this high society looking down on this very foundation
Constantly reminding us that our actions are the cause of all their problems
Pointing the fingers in every direction
Blaming their own nation for who wins elections
They've never contributed a fucking thing to the country they love to criticize

Excuse the obscene, ignore the untrue
Depictions we see, try and get through
Admitting mistakes can hurt
I'm not the last but I sure ain't the first

Shh be quiet, you might piss somebody off

(Self-righteousness is wearing thin)
Lies inside your head your bestfriend
(Heart bleeds but not for fellow man)
Broken glass, your fake reflection

I've had enough it's time for something real
I don't respect these words you speak
Gone too far, a clone

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    Well I'm a marine and I agree with this song completely and I'm sick of all you damn anti-troop people, I fight for your f*g right to say those damned things so why the hell would you say things against me and my brothers?, if you all think peace or love is the answer me and my brothers in teh armed service will gladly set down our rifles and let all you f*g idiots try love and peace, but in about 10 years crime, terrorist acts and war will break out uncontroably and all you retards will be begging for an army to protect your helpless sorry asses. Wake up and smell the god damned roses w/o the military and what its done for this country you wouldnt be able to say anything you say, hell w/o war youd all be speaking german, so get a f*g grip and stop bashing the very people that protect you. Well I'm gonna stop here before I hurt people feelings.
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    Okay at the unregistered user from november 30th 2011. You are uneducated. Desert storm was the name of the operation that took place in 1991 against iraqi forces in kuwait. In 2003 american military forces entered iraq not just to find supposed stores of yellow cake uranium that we're being sold to some bad organizations but also to oust saddam hussein because he was torturing his people who didn't agree with him. That's why he was in power for so long. I would do more research before you trash the governments motives for invading a country.
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    When americans don't see the true hero's out their today. The soldiers! The soldiers bust their butts out for everything they do. You can go against war but don't insult the people that fight. They need every respect from people out there, and behind every soldier is his or her's family. -jason are. Proud son of a senior master sergeant. My life dream is to serve this nation whether you people like it or not.
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  • u
    If you really think about the lyrics to it, yes they are talking about the war in iraq, but if you truly think about the war, it's govt. Funded, right?
    In the band's eyes, they're talking about how screwed up our government is, invading another country because of said nuclear weapons. They came out empty, and that was the reason operation desert storm was put into effect.
    They also talk about how unnecessary the iraqi war really is, wasting money that can be used stateside, and the countless number of lives practically wasted over there.
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    I'm tired of people saying that this song by the great A7x that this song is political. If your going to review this song then at least pay atention to the lyrics. The thrue meaning of Critical Acclaim is that it critisizes the critizisers. By this I mean it talks about the people who insult the solders in the war. It is not political in anyway. When in the begining where it goes "Shhh be quiet you might piss somebody off" it refers to the people who lay back in america and insults its greatness by insulting never doing anything. What he means by we have a special way of saluting he means the middle finger to those people who only critize their country by insulting the solders. This is the true meaning of the song. Also one of M. Shadows friends is in war. So yea f you people who only critisize.
    And just know we are #1 and all others are just jealous.
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