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Do unto others
As they've done to you
But what the hell is
This world coming to

Blow the universe
Into nothingness
Nuclear warfare
Shall lay us to rest

(chorus)
Fight fire with fire
The ending is near
Fight fire with fire
Bursting...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 18th, 2016 10:52pm report


    About nuclear war and the retaliation (fight fire with fire) to the use of nuclear weapons.....



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    metallicarox69
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    Dec 2nd, 2013 12:48pm report


    It's obviously about the nuclear war and fighting fire with fire.



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    Sebseb40
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    May 12th, 2010 5:41pm report


    In a nutshell, this song is about the Cold War, and M.A.D. (Mutually Assured Destruction) which was the theory that the U.S. and Russia were not nuclear bombing each other in fear of retaliation.



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    gilpna
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    Sep 6th, 2009 9:16am report


    i think this is about "treating others the way you want to be treated" ("Do unto others as they've done to you...") but little by little we treat each other with more hostility until finally we destroy the world.



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    DaMirrorLink
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    Feb 8th, 2009 2:08am report


    This song is pretty much how nuclear weapons have advanced and as soon as the world gets into a big enough struggle, they will use them and it will end the world.




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