What does Architects mean?

Rise Against: Architects Meaning

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Album cover for Architects album cover

Song Released: 2011


Architects Lyrics

Are there no fighters left here anymore?
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...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 14th 2011 !⃝

    "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.

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    anonymous
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    Mar 12th 2011 !⃝

    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.

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    anonymous
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    Mar 31st 2011 !⃝

    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?").

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2018 !⃝

    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!

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 31st 2017 !⃝

    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.

  6. anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2017 !⃝

    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.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 16th 2012 !⃝

    The line "Do you rember when you were young and you wanted to set the world on fire" Reffers to agaisnt me's singer and how they have become so comercal and anti punk

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  8. anonymous
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    Nov 22nd 2011 !⃝

    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

  9. anonymous
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    Oct 12th 2011 !⃝

    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.

  10. anonymous
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    Sep 13th 2011 !⃝

    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.

  11. anonymous
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    Jun 30th 2011 !⃝

    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!

  12. anonymous
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    May 15th 2011 !⃝

    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

  13. Civil
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    May 2nd 2011 !⃝

    I say the people untied will never lose. This is the time to say we have had all we can take and we should rally on the steps of the capital and take back our lives Those are our lives but did they even matter?

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  14. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2011 !⃝

    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

  15. anonymous
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    Mar 24th 2011 !⃝

    It's actually a shot at Against Me! selling out. They're essentially saying we still believe in our convictions and will never back down from our past beliefs. The "set the world on fire" part is a clear shot at Against Me!'s "Teenage Anarchist". Stating they'll never sell out like AM!.

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  16. anonymous
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    Mar 23rd 2011 !⃝

    The song is simply about growing up. "Don't you remember when you were young and you wanted to set the world on fire...Do you still believe in all the things that you stood by before?" Most young people don't care about the world. More people need to try to care because we are in desperate need for a diplomatic solution to the shit America is in right now.

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  17. anonymous
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    Mar 11th 2011 !⃝

    Hahaha love it! Pretty sure its having a go at Against Me! For selling out and releasing a song called 'I was a teenage anarchist' at the beginning "our heros our icons have mellowed with age, following rules they once disobeyed" gives an accurate representation of Against Me!s decline, then "don't you remember when you were young and wanted to set the world on fire? Somewhere deep down I know you do! Don't you remember when we were young and wanted to set the world on fire? Coz I still am and I still do!"
    In against me!s song "I was a teenage anarchist" the lyrics read "don't you remember when you were young and wanted to set the world on fire" which goes on to label the values of anarchists as a lie
    In my opinion a clear response to that question posed by Tom Gabel in "I was a teenage anarchist"

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