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Tell the people,
Tell the people that arrive,
Tell the people,
Tell the people that arrive,
We don't need to multiply,
We don't need to multiply,
We don't need to multiply,
We don't need to multiply,
Die.

Show your people
Show your...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 24th, 2013 4:57pm report


    The song is about how when the world closes it's eyes to things like the Armenian genocide, bigger ones occur like the Holocaust. "Show your people how we died, we don't need to multiply." It is said that Hitler was inspired by the Armenian genocide, here is a statement from the man himself. "I have issued the command - and I'll have anybody who utters but one word of criticism executed by a firing squad - that our war aim does not consist in reaching certain lines, but in the physical destruction of the enemy. Accordingly, I have placed my death-head formations in readiness - for the present only in the East - with orders to them to send to death mercilessly and without compassion, men, women, and children of Polish derivation and language. Only thus shall we gain the living space (lebensraum) which we need.  Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?"



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    anonymous
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    May 3rd, 2012 5:44am report


    The lyrics say it all

    You dont need to multiply to know what is right.

    People are taught mathematics and other subjects to make them civilized but don't still know how to treat other people.

    The title "X" is clearly referring to "x" that's a mathematics term.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 9th, 2011 1:35pm report


    I agree its about a war but its also about reproduction how "we don't need to multiply" in order to survive

    The second half of the song is about after the war,

    "We don't need to nullify
    No need to nullify,"

    means not to forget or ignore the fact the war happened

    "ask your people what is right"

    means to ask the people who started the was if it was the right thing to do or why it was wrong

    the song is probably about the Armenian genocide



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    anonymous
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    Oct 17th, 2010 10:33am report


    And also the X can refers to the tattooed cross on his Forehead before he turns it into a swastika.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 17th, 2010 10:12am report


    I've read somewhere that this song has something to do with Charles Manson (as ATWA !) but I don't know in wich way. I know a bit about him, but I'm young and french so I don't have every details. Maybe somebody knows...



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    anonymous
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    Mar 30th, 2010 3:53pm report


    I believe that this song is about the human race overpopulating the planet. Our population has grown exponentially over the past one thousand years, ballooning to >6 billion. Has anyone realized that X is the multiplication sign? The song says that we are multiplying too much.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 17th, 2009 6:53pm report


    I believe this song means that humans do not need to keep having babies. Meaning we should have some kind of population control. Now I know that it sounds bad, but sometimes the truth hurts.

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    anonymous
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    Jun 11th, 2008 6:19pm report


    Not every single song of theirs is about the Armenian genocide. Just because they are of Armenian descent, that doesn't mean that the song is about the Armenian genocide. It is very clear what this song is about, which is that people shouldn't be reproducing, because we have enough people in out world.



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    TheBrock
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    Dec 8th, 2007 12:14am report


    Sounds a little sarcastic about the government lying to the people about who they kill



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    SOADfreak
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    Dec 6th, 2007 12:19pm report


    I'm probably wrong and someone will make fun of me for this but I think this song is about how we are overpopulating the planet and their trying to tell us that reproducing isn't one the most important things to do.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 31st, 2006 12:26am report


    Well, no doubt that's about armenian genocide. X is not a letter, is the multiplying sign. This song directly says that we don't know the really important things in live, concentrating education in "learning mathemathics", but scientists and nobody really stopped the carnage. My parent's family is armenian too, and it's ridiculous how we are thought about stupid things like "what president said what and when" and we know nothing about the history of the whole world, what affects us more than we use to think.

    The song just says that the important is to learn from the past to avoid human disasters, not sciences that actually are a "second order" knowledge.



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    Darkangel_X
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    Nov 5th, 2006 11:53am report


    'it is generally believed to be about the armenian genocide, as all 4 band members are of armenian descent.'

    ---- yeah, well done, you've nailed it there. 'show your people how we died'; telling the turks to be honest and actually show what pain the armenians went through.



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    kellysantina
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    Oct 15th, 2006 10:53pm report


    Yeah this song, I believe, it about the armenian genocide. It says, "show your people how we died," meaning for the turks to admit to their people that they killed the armenians.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 21st, 2006 9:33pm report


    It is generally believed to be about the armenian genocide, as all 4 band members are of armenian descent.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 10th, 2006 9:29am report


    This song is about overpopulation.




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