Requiem for Dissent

Lyrics | Track Details

Oratory of hope and glory a whisper and
a rhyme
An effigy, a soldier out of time
Citizen and patriot you can't be far behind
The funeral is weighing heavy on your mind
Requiem
Bring the dissident from slumber
Requiem
Raise the rebel from its grave
Requiem
Sound the revolution's thunder
A monumental blunder averted and betrayed
Dig around the cemetery for a record of the day
Friends and neighbors in stages of decay
But the saddest thing of all eludes discovery
The stimulus for this somber ceremony
Requiem
Bring the dissident from slumber
Requiem
Raise the rebel from its grave
Requiem
Sound the revolution's thunder
A monumental blunder averted and betrayed
The sanctimonious minions how they grovel at
the feet
Authority is populist deceit
Pity yet another casualty's demoralized decline
Just a victim of irrational design
Requiem! Requiem!
Requiem
Bring the dissident from slumber
Requiem
Raise the rebel from its grave
Requiem
Sound the revolution's thunder
A monumental blunder averted and betrayed

Writers
Brett Gurewitz / Greg Graffin
Recorded
Grandmaster Records, Ltd. Holywood, CA
Musicians
Greg Graffin - vocals, Brett Gurewitz - guitar, Jay Bentley - bass, Greg Hetson - guitar, Brian Baker - guitar, Brooks Wackerman - drums
Publishers
Fig Music (BMI) / Polypterus/Warner Chappell Music (BMI)