What does The Resistance mean?

Skillet: The Resistance Meaning

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Song Released: 2016


The Resistance Lyrics

I am a nation, I am a million faces
Formed together, made for elevation
I am a soldier, I won't surrender
Faith is like a fire that never burns to embers
(Who's gonna stand up, who's gonna fight?)
The voice of the unheard
(Who's gonna break...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 23rd 2017 !⃝

    For me the interpretation is about everyone trying to make you into someone your not: ie your friends or parents and even society. This is a song of resistance against conformity and fitting in from my perspective.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Feb 22nd 2017 !⃝

    A up to date song that could've also been about the times of JESUS and The Christian religious and political slave Revolution. Parallel with the times when Spartacus and the slaves who were considered ''the bad'' or like the deplorables of our time that fought back against the Elite Roman[s] Empire who were considered ''the good'' that were in cahoots with the religious Pharasees that the Christians and the poor pagans put up ''The Resistance'' against Them to free themselves in mind,body and soul.

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Dec 13th 2016 !⃝

    The Resistance means exactly what is sounds like:we are the resistance to the world. We (Christians)are the resistance to the unholy things of the world. We live for Christ, we spread His Word, and we won't give up, even when we are put down.

  4. anonymous
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    May 16th 2023 !⃝

    The "Resistance" historically, refers to WWII partisans fighting vs Nazis and Benito Mussolini in France and Germany but also all over the world. Since the rise of white supremacy and Christian nationalism, this band needs to clarify its message and make it more clear where they stand, for or against this trend. As it stands, this song could favor either direction depending how you read into the lyrics. If this ambiguity is intended, then it echoes Trumps BS about "very fine people" on both sides.

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 7th 2022 !⃝

    My interpretation is that it is to rebel(resist) all the bad things the devil convinces us to do. I usually think of World War 2 when I hear this song. The devil Germany and we are U.S.

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2020 !⃝

    This song could also be about believing in your religion and fighting for what you believe in. "Faith is like a fire that never burns to embers". Referring to how people of different faiths, wilk always keep fighting to keep it, no matter the cost. "(Who's gonna stand up, who's gonna fight?)". This is asking who is gonna fight for what they believe in, who's gonna retaliate against religious segregation, who's gonna stand up for themselves. Take the Jewish rebellions against the Nazis in World War II for example. A bunch of people following the Jewish religion during the holocaust decide that they have enough of Hitler's army and tyranny. They decide to rebell and form their own little armys to fight against them. Ex.: The Maquis (One of the rebellion armys during Nazi Jermany's holocaust. Overall, this song could have many hidden meanings, weather religious or peaceful. But look into the lyrics hard enough and you will mostly find things about world peace, rising up, coming together, being confident in yourself, and fighting for your faith.

  7. anonymous
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    Dec 13th 2020 !⃝

    Another interpretation could be about world peace. Again, Skillet is a Christian band, so they would most likely make at least a couple of songs about peace. The possible meaning to this song is that we do not need to fight each other. We could find ways to come together as a whole and end all wars. Take the phrase "the voice of the unheard" into consideration. This "voice" is probably referring either to the people who have lost their lives to try to make our world a perfect utopia, or people who try to convince others to be a better version of themselves and get ignored and sometimes even killed. The phrase "love is the answer", refers to us (humans) loving each other, respecting each other, and ending all wars and conflicts. Ultimately, in my opinion, this song is all around trying to promote world peace.

  8. anonymous
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    Dec 13th 2020 !⃝

    I think personally that this whole song (considering that Skillet is a full on Christian band) is about humanity fighting against Satan's power. Example: Satan rises up from hell to enslave humanity and take over the world. Humans eventually have enough and decide to retaliate against his rule. The phrase "heavy as a hurricane" probably refers to the full force of every human beings power combined. "Louder than a freight train" most probably referring to our combined screams as we run into battle against his armys.

  9. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2020 !⃝

    Call me crazy, but this is what it means to me:

    A group of human experiments from a laboratory escape and try to blend in with society, trying to hide their powers, like magic or wings, but the scientists keep coming back, trying to capture them, but the experiments snap and retaliate, revealing to the world just how powerful they are.

    This is how I interpret it.

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 27th 2020 !⃝

    In sorry but the whole christain theory is very one sided. We(satanists) are discriminated from other because of what we believe yes there are a bad few but not all of us are bad so i think this song means not to let someone make you something that you are not

  11. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2019 !⃝

    This song is chirstian and is about rising up to the bad in the world and dying for what you believe in. no matter who we are, we can all stand up and rise with all our efforts, not listening to and being mislead by lies. peace and belief is the way.

    I love this song uwu


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