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Song Released: 2010


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The Catalyst Lyrics

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

  1. linkinparkfoxraider
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    Dec 22nd 2010 report

    Basically it's about nuclear war.

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  2. linkinparkfoxraider
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    Dec 22nd 2010 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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  3. f_7_r_7_d_7_n
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    Nov 29th 2010 report

    The song is about the NWO, ILLUMINATI or more specifically the anti-christ. The anti-christ's army cant be outfought outdone. The illuminati under the anti-christ has pulled the strings and made us turn this world into a nuke warfare zone. Belive me or not WW3 has already begun 666 is coming SOON.

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  4. marsoupial
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    Nov 18th 2010 report

    I think it is talking about the Taliban ruling over the people of the Middle East region. The Taliban are too powerful for the people of that region to stop and overthrow. Hence,"We're a broken people living under a loaded gun, and they can't be outfought, can't be outdone, it cant be out matched, it cant be out run."

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  5. anonymous
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    Nov 13th 2010 report

    First of all: To Interp:
    2012 IS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN. IT'S THE END OF THE MAYAN CALENDAR >:I.
    Second of all: I think this song is saying a nuke happens; and everything turns chaotic. By loaded gun it can either mean the govt or some sort of rebel group forcing their way. The burning of a thousand suns could mean that they think they don't deserve to, but go to, hell. They're thinking its not their fault because someone is forcing them. Oceans bleeding into the sky could mean that the water is going to somewhere it shouldn't--for example; the rogues.

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  6. anonymous
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    Oct 18th 2010 report

    It's about nuclear war. the threat of it. The refrence to "living under loaded gun" is actually about the fear of a nuclear attack. Like another cold war. The quote "we will burn inside the fires of a thousand suns" isn't some conspiracy prophecy, but talking about the blast from a nuclear missile, wich is said to be hotter than a thousand suns. the whole album is a concept album about nuclear war, but the songs are sung in a way to have other meanings to. but the main message in the album is the nuclear threat. hence the music video the world is full of chaos and destruction and gass masks and radioactive fallout in the form of gasses and snow.

  7. Interp
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    Oct 9th 2010 report

    "Will we burn inside the fires of a thousand suns"
    I think it's refering to the end of the world in 2012, when the earth is supposed to burn from the heat of the 2 suns that are supposed to appear, then comes judegement day. It's to much to type but search it and you will understand my point of veiw.

    Sorry in advance for any typos :P
    GodBless

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  8. veronica41k
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    Sep 23rd 2010 report

    In the song the catalyst the lyric " we're a broken people living under loaded gun and it can't be out done, it can't be out matched, it can't be out run." I think when we get pressured by something it may feel horrible as if we are actually staring down a barrel of a loaded gun. And that some times it can have the effect that we can't do nothing about it that we feel powerless. As the song progress on it comes to this lyric "and when I close my eyes tonight, to symphonies of blinding light like memories in cold decay, transmissions echoing away, far from the world of you and i, where oceans bleed into the sky." when most people dream it isn't always in color. But if we dream about death and going to heaven we can only dream what the light might look like. So to someone that lost some one,and there dreaming of dying it could seam like there swimming in memories in cold decay. However when the song talkes about how we whant god to save us for almost every thing. It takes away the real point of helpfulness and forgiveness.

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 17th 2010 report

    Just heard the song for the first time and I have to say it's just awesome
    i'm a huge lp fan and for me the catalyst doesn't sound a lot like the old lp stuff but though it's great. I can't wait to hear the whole album

    To the meaning of the song I'd say that it's about the people living now
    we've done a lot of things that are bad for everyone like war, destroying the environment and stuff like that, but we're too powerful to be outfought so we just keep doing bad things. That's why we really need god's blessing that the people are able to live on earth in the future.

    I think the songs is supposed to make the people think about all that and to realize that we have to stop destroying everything including ourselves.

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