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Rise Against: State of the Union Meaning


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State of the Union Lyrics

If we're the flagship of peace and prosperity
We're taking on water and about to fuckin' sink
No one seems to notice, no one even blinks
The crew all left the passengers to die under the sea

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  1. anonymous
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    Feb 22nd 2013 report

    For a long time I didn't know this song was about the war in Iraq. I honestly thought it was about the lack of intervention during the genocide in Rwanda and Sudan.

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 31st 2011 report

    Eugh if there's one thing I hate, it's bands who make pointed attacks at our nation's leaders. He's right, our country is very aggressive, but it's not George Bush's fault. Seriously, Tim, what the hell would you do if someone blew up your cities and killed hundreds of your citizens? If I were Bush, I would blow the fuckers up. I don't blame him; we were provoked. I think this song is true but they lay the blame on the wrong person.

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  3. anonymous
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    Jul 21st 2008 report

    If you youtube the video you'll find a live version and before the song starts he goes "This next song, is dedicated to someone we all know.. This song goes out to George fucking Bush, and his fucking war! It's called state of the union" so obviously it's about his hatred for the war and his hatred for our countries poor leadership.

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 2nd 2008 report

    Seeing Rise Against live, Tim explained the song; "This next song is a big F*uck You to George Bush and his stupid F*ucking war"

  5. Zonedin
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    May 5th 2008 report

    It's about his hate of Bush, Not of the U.S or the military.

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 15th 2008 report

    This song is one of my favorite and it talks about the wrongs the government and Bush have done.. very inspirational.

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