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Song Released: 2010


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God bless us everyone
We're a broken people living on a loaded gun
And it can't be outfought
It can't be outdone
It can't out matched
It can't be outrun
No

God bless us everyone
We're a broken people living on a loaded gun
And it can't...

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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2012 2:45pm report


    I belive this song talk only about the worst kind of warfare which is nuclear."A thousand suns" was quote about the nuclear bomb, of Robert Oppenheimer which was featured previously in the album in the "The Radiance".About: "We're a broken people living under loaded gun" i think the mean is about all of us since we are all in a constant danger of nuclear war.The atomic bomb is the "gun" in this song and we are the people who are begging for mercy from god. we ("the people")in th song ask god if because all of what mankind has done and he is still doing ,Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns? for the sins of our....

    In conclusion, I think its talk only about us and our "sins" and the nuclear danger, when i first time heard a Linkin Park song (it was In The End) i thousght they only do songs that kids would like to hear even though they do not have some meaning but as more i hear from Minutes to Midnight and especially from A Thousand Suns, I see i was worng.These guys see the world in a diffrent way and I like that despite sometimes it doesnt have the same rhythm of Hybrid Theory or Meteora which is so love.



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    Kevlar
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    Oct 3rd, 2010 10:45am report


    This song is an obvious reference to nuclear holocost with the bombs themselves being the "loaded gun" we are living under. The phrase "When I close my eyes tonight to symphonies of blinding light" a reference to the bombs going off. The line "Like memories in cold decay Transmissions echoing away Far from the world of you and I
    Where oceans bleed into the sky" meaning the radio transmitions from this planet that would be all that was left of us afterword traveling through space for thousands of years and " God save us everyone,
    Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns?
    For the sins of our hand
    The sins of our tongue
    The sins of our father
    The sins of our young" seems to be a pondering if we deserve this fate or have brought it on ourselves and if it will come to be...or at least thats what I gather from it.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 29th, 2015 10:31pm report


    I interpret that It is a song about the Rapture.
    "When I close my eyes tonight, to symphonies of blinding light"
    This line could represent the day when God will take his people from the Earth. Although we don't know what the rapture would actually look like. We can only imagine if there would be a symphony of blinding light that would signify that the Rapture is happening.
    "Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns"
    It is a direct reference to hell, which sinning will eventually lead you to.
    "Lift me up, let me go."
    The lift me up part is a phrase commonly used in religion, where as let me go is used to resort to the exact opposite. So basically those who did not give their life to God would be let go. I can also see it being about nuclear war, but I prefer to have my own interpretation of the song instead of following the general acceptance of what the song means.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 30th, 2015 3:55pm report


    When it says "when I close my eyes tonight, two symphonys of blinding light, it's probably referring to the nuclear bombs dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in WWII



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    anonymous
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    May 31st, 2012 5:04pm report


    Far from the world of you and I
    Where oceans bleed into the sky


    Simply HE wnna tell this is not between us it is beyond our Narrow mind like Limitless distance,where oceans meets the Sky ...MIRAGE


    Pardon for my English...Njoy the song



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    anonymous
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    May 22nd, 2012 5:19pm report


    "God bless us everyone" don't you think this song is about people that need GOD's blessing..?

    "We're a broken people living on a loaded gun" People that are to afraid of what this world had become...

    "And it can't be outfought"
    "It can't be outdone"
    "It can't out matched"
    "It can't be outrun"
    "No"

    The people can't do anything they brought it on themselves... It may be about pollution and global warming...

    "God bless us everyone"

    Save the people from themselves for they have become murderers,rapists,thieves,pollutionists... The people made the world like this..

    "For the sins of our hand"
    "The sins of our tongue"
    "The sins of our father"
    "The sins of our young"
    "No"

    This band Linkin Park ask forgiveness for the whole world's sins... They ask that G0D should bless the people even if they brought this on themselves...

    "Where oceans bleed into the sky"
    Again I think this is about pollution in the ocean and the sky...

    "Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns?"

    Will the people's sins be forgiven their unending adultery and killing..?



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    anonymous
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    Apr 5th, 2012 4:24am report


    It is about nuclear war and the threat of what we are doing to ourselves in the world.
    But it's also I way of saying that it's speeding up. The term "catalyst" is the name given to an object that speeds up a reaction in science. The catalyst in this song is us. We are speeding up the threat of nuclear war and other physical disasters by being blind to serge everything we are doing to this planet.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 4th, 2011 11:45pm report


    Even the Title should give it away:
    a Catalyst is something that causes a reaction eg use of nukes

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    anonymous
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    Oct 8th, 2011 10:08am report


    They are obviously resigning the Illuminati... They're saying that the end is very near, in fact, it is.

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    zerochar143
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    Jun 8th, 2011 6:54am report


    "god bless us everyone were broken people living under loaded gun and it cant be outfought, it cant be outdone, it cant be outmatched it cant be outrun no!"
    -this means that judgement day is about to happen, and we cant stop it, we cant run away to it, we cant counter it...

    "god save us every one will we burned inside the fires of a thousand suns? for the sins of our hand, the sins of our tongue, the sins of our father the sins of our young no!"
    -this means, if we don't ask forgiveness to the lord, we will sent to "HELL"(Thousand Suns)



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    anonymous
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    May 28th, 2011 5:00pm report


    Well....think about it.

    "God bless us everyone,
    We're a broken people living under loaded gun."

    To go back to the obvious, its talking about war. Libya. I know, I know, it was before that, but take it into consideration. Civil war in general. Broken straight down the middle, the pendulum of power swing back and forth, back and forth. Under loaded gun. Under the overlaying threat that neither side will win, and everything- everyone -goes boom. Doesn't this need God's blessing?

    "And it can't be outfought,
    It can't be outrun,
    It can't be outmatched,
    It can't be outdone."

    Can you outrun, outfight, outmatch, or outdo reality? I sure can't. Can you beat an idea? Beat an outcome that you've already brought upon yourself? Knock yourself out.

    "Like memories in cold decay,
    Transmissions echoing away,
    Far from the world of you and I,
    Where oceans bleed into the sky."

    When all the textbooks are gone, all the teachers are drafted, where do you learn to outsmart am enemy? The past. Legends, wise sayings, parables, the like. Stuff your parents told you. Memories and transmissions long in stasis. Decaying in the bonds of eternity.

    Travel into the unknown, beyond the normal, or even the strange. Where oceans bleed.

    "God save us everyone,
    Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns?
    For the sins of our hands,
    The sins of our tongue,
    The sins of our father,
    The sins of our young."

    But nobody listened. God's blessing is long-gone. You need fate to intervene. You need a catalyst to turn it all around. You need a savior. Before everything burns. A thousand suns can't be extinguished by any force known to reality. The fire is the end. Bam. El fine. Gone. But who's to blame? You? Your ancestors? Your descendants? In reality, everyone. Making little compromises and cheating and back-stabbing. Take it further, you might just create a war. Not personally, obviously, but all as one. United in evil can only cause more evil. This song, despite being awesome, is a sign. A wake-up call. I ask you to listen.

    And think about how lucky you are not to be on the verge of a holocaust.



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    anonymous
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    May 20th, 2011 5:55pm report


    Fires of a thousand suns = hell.

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    anonymous
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    Apr 16th, 2011 4:06am report


    It is quite simply about the nuclear war. "Will be burn inside the fires of a thousand suns" refers to a scientists interpretation of a nuclear bomb. That line means "will we die in a nuclear war." That is my main interpretation: Nuclear War.

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    anonymous
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    Apr 14th, 2011 4:18pm report


    This song is basically about a nuclear holocaust and wondering whether it is our fault or not.

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    anonymous
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    Mar 17th, 2011 3:58pm report


    'Burning in the fires of a thousand suns' was inspired on the text that some scientist wrote explaining what a nuke is. He said that the flames of a nuke are hotter than the heat of a thousand suns. Lp thought that was such a strong line that they named their album after it and they used it in this song.

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    linkinparkfoxraider
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    Dec 22nd, 2010 12:09am report


    Basically it's about nuclear war.

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    linkinparkfoxraider
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    Dec 22nd, 2010 12:08am report


    personally i think that this song is about war.im not sure if it is about any war in particular but there are a few lines..
    "God bless us everyone, we're a broken people living under loaded gun"
    the people are under the watch of a soldier with a gun.this is all i hae right now

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