Rise Against: Architects Meaning
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Song Released: 2011
Are we the generation we've been waiting for?
Or are we patiently burning
Waiting to be saved?
Our heroes our icons have mellowed with age
Following rules that they once disobeyed
They're now being...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Mar 14th 2011 report
"Let's decide to be the architects
The master of our fate"
Those words explain the whole song in my opinion. The speaker is calling for people to stand up and go against the future that the governments are trying to build for us. We need to stand for what we believe in and not what they want us to believe in.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Mar 12th 2011 report
To me, I think it's the concept of change; and whether you want to stand and watch or take action to help make a positive movement.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Mar 31st 2011 report
I think he's talking about the government. America's in the shitter right now, and he's asking the government and all the corporations to help build a new future instead of continuing with the practices that will ultimately be the death of our country (kind-of like he suggests in Survivor's Guilt with "How much longer do you think your country will last? Forever?").
anonymous Jun 6th 2018 report
It makes a link to the band "Architects" who make songs about how the government and society are messed up! Architects also have a bonus song called "Rise Against" in their Daybreaker album!
anonymous Aug 31st 2017 report
I believe it is a wake up call to the younger generation of Americans to take a look at what America has become in the last 25 years. Asking what you are gonna do to change things rather than just complain? Saying the older generations had better work ethics, more integrity, more patriotism, true grit, honor, and forgotten bravery. Are you gonna stand up for what is right? Are you gonna fight for what was fought for you or are you gonna sit back and just criticize the world around from your comfortable reclyner? History's evil will repeat itself and it is an all too true reality. It's a call a to the youth of America to stop just going along for the ride and letting American's true freedoms disappear because we are becoming too lazy, comfortable, and unmotivated. Thus forcing government to over regulate everything. It's a call for change because the distress of our nation is responsibility of all its citizens.
anonymous Feb 3rd 2017 report
I believe the song is about how our government is is changing our country. It reminds people of their youth when you could be a trouble maker. It gave me a sense that i should stand up in what i believe in and not allow the government change my views and beliefs.
anonymous Nov 22nd 2011 report
This song (in my opinion) is talking about not giving up on your beliefs as you age, not losing your passion and giving up on what you believe in, and not standing to be the same as everyone who is mindlessly obedient to whatever the majority is doing
anonymous Oct 12th 2011 report
I may be wrong, but i believe this song is about not submitting to the injustice. this song is about standing up for yourself and what you believe in,and about rebelling against what you understand to be the corruption. this song is about taking charge of your own life, living it how you want to, and spreading this lifestyle to other people.
this song is about sticking it to the man and all his capitalist pigs. we will not back down, even if it means overthrowing entire governments, for what is right, and decent in this world.
this tune is awe inspiring, i suggest you take heed to it.
anonymous Sep 13th 2011 report
I think this is actually a callback to older generations' memories to their rebellious youth, to bring out the possibility that they were right then. But even more a sort of call to arms to the younger generations to stand up and fight for what they believe in.
anonymous Jun 30th 2011 report
i love how the lyrics read "our heroes, our idols have mellowed with age," but in the song its sung "our heroes, our icons".
disagree with me if you like, you know im right!
anonymous May 15th 2011 report
i think the song is saying that this world is begining to get pretty messed up. and in order to have the opportunity to fix we must "set the world on fire" and rid ourselves of the sourse our destruction
anonymous Apr 6th 2011 report
It's about how people change and how the world changes. It's about knowing who you are and even finding yourself. That's what architects is tO me
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