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Rage Against the Machine: Ashes in the Fall Meaning


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Ashes in the Fall Lyrics

Oh mass of hands press on the walking widow,
Ghosts of progress, dressed in slow dance.
Feeding on hunger, and glaring through the promise, upon the fool that rides slowly in the aisle.

Oh mass of nameless at the oasis. Their hands are...

  1. chaoschick
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    Oct 13th 2011 report

    this whole song is about the lack of faith in humanity and all the sad, messed up institutions within society. Hypocritical priests, promises unkept, how everything will be better, yet nothing ever changes. A lot of problems in the world that will not be solved.... all contained in a single song.

  2. anonymous
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    Jun 23rd 2011 report

    Set in an Orwellian world (as is most of the album) it is about oppression, and how corruption is portrayed. There are mentions of real world happenings like after the rupture part 'pockets of the new world kings' with the new world being America, and how they have power over everything. 'Swollen stomachs in afra-asia' is about people not getting any food in Africa and asia, with their stomachs being swollen from air. 'like the priest that f***ed you as he wished for holy things' is pretty self explanitory...

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