On The Backs Of Angels Lyrics - Dream Theater

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Standing on the backs
Of angels destined to create;
Mounting the attack,
While heroes carry your weight.

We spiral towards disaster!
Survival fading faster!

Riding out the wave,
Content to feed off the machine
Bleeding us to death—
The new American Dream.

You’re blinded by your hunger!
Beware, your days are numbered!

Tears fall from the shameless:
“Shelter me,
Guide me to the edge of the water.”

Selfless are the righteous:
“Burden me,
Lead me like a lamb to the slaughter.”

Blurring lines drawn in between
What is right and what is wrong,
Victims on parade
Are stringing us along.

We’re on to your agenda,
The dead-end road to nowhere!

Tears fall from the shameless:
“Shelter me,
Guide me to the edge of the water.”

Selfless are the righteous:
“Burden me,
Lead me like a lamb to the slaughter.”

Tears fall from the shameless:
“Shelter me,
Guide me to the edge of the water.”

Selfless are the righteous:
“Burden me,
Lead me like a lamb to the slaughter.”

Selfless are the righteous:
“Burden me,
Lead me like a lamb to the slaughter.”






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A Few Thoughts on the review by The Analyst | Reviewer: Senior Analyst | 4/9/14

I applaud the review by "The Analyst" of DT's "On The Backs of Angels", and believe most of it is spot on. Based on various song videos, my own analysis of the song, and other interpretations online, it seems clear that DT is indeed communicating a bitter irony of America's role in the New World Order. The Illuminati, or Elites, control much of the world's banking/monetary, political, and military forces and their plan is coming to fruition as evidenced by the global degeneration in economies, unprecedented political corruption, increasing wars/violence, and a general disintegration of morals (just take a look at American entertainment industries of what now passes as acceptable behavior and how our present day society mirrors that). All the while, the average person is struggling just to make ends meet due to the need to feed the corporate/political machine (think about the ever expanding welfare/disability state that for the first time in our history accounts for 52% of all Americans: "victims on parade are stringing us along"). Furthermore, I concur with the Analyst's review concerning his interpretation of Christian and Biblical imagery (DT has used such themes throughout its discography). Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I don't think DT is part of the conspiracy, they are simply commenting on what they see going on (going wrong) all around them resulting from the plans of the satanic Illuminati. That's my take, such as it is.

Possible Song Meaning | Reviewer: The Analyst | 1/2/14

It does sound political and religious in a sense and it is always fascinates me seeing what people interpret a song to be and what the musician’s interpretation of its meaning is in the end. Sometimes they are totally polar opposites of each other and I haven’t heard what the deal is with this song yet, but can only ponder. Sometimes these musicians compose music that has an infinite life of its own and can be divinely or demonically inspired like the backwards masking on Stair Way to Heaven. Not that I’m deliberating that DT is in this camp by any means, but you can understand that music could be a vehicle to communicate spiritual truths or deceptions. When asked what it means musicians seem to keep the meaning hidden and talk around it. Either that or they just don’t know and it is bigger than them. The Greek philosopher Pythagoras was said to have discovered the relationship of musical notes and organized them into scales, believed that music was the expression of a person's soul.
I have tried to crack this nut and who knows, but I’ll take a stab at it. I wasn’t seeing it in anyone else’s response and I’m sure someone will poke holes in my theory and call me crazy. I didn’t see anyone mention the New World Order (Novus Ordo Seclorum) and the Freemasons who run the United States and world? I noted some of the Freemason symbolism in DT’s records (all seeing eye of Horus) such as the Rights of Passage and Black Clouds and Silver Lining. Some theorist believes we have a shadow government that is pulling the strings named the New World Order and I’m sure Wall Street is working hand in hand with them to fund their ambitions. The Illuminate (the enlighten ones) with bloodlines centuries old are in control of all the finances and have their roots steeped in the Luciferian Babylon mystery religions and the occult. Perhaps they made a pact with the devil for their riches centuries ago. They control our perception and manipulate reality through pitting us against one another, wars, and destruction of our morality to gain control over the mass. They conceal and hide the truth of their actions in preparation for their Messiah’s return (Lucifier) which may be the indication of these angels that DT makes reference to. Don’t forget Satan with 1/3 of heaven’s host rebelled against God and were kicked out of heaven as fallen angels and had knowledge and the capability to create and it appears for all practical purposes we are puppets to them and their agenda. Of course you have the Watchers and Nephilim which some theorist believe will be coming back soon for the apocalypse (the unveiling) and Armageddon, the final battle between Satan and God and many people are on to this end time conspiracy as they establish a one world government in preparation for the anti-Christ’s rule. American currency is still traded throughout the world and if we go down, everyone goes down. If it is based off fallen angels it may be making reference to occult Luciferian religion which contrary to our beliefs, our country is based on it. Look at the dollar bill and the occult symbolism which is written all over it, and occult symbols in the capital city, and many other cities such as NY City. The statue of liberty isn’t lady liberty, but the Babylonian Ishtar, Imperial Rome’s goddess Libertas was Papal Rome’s “MOTHER OF THE HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” and the template for America’s Statue of Liberty. Also, some theorists believe that Washington is tied in with London, and the Vatican. England holds the money, the Vatican is the religious arm, and the US is the military force to enforce the agenda. Freemasonry accounts for many of the founding fathers beliefs and ties to the ruling class in Europe. I may be reading way too deep into it, but it seemed to sound that way to me when I first heard the song. DT does have religious flare symbols to many of their songs. Many people in the United States are caught up in the materialism of this system and what it offers is basically leading us to the slaughter. Think about it, we call it democracy, but we are basically prisoners and enslaved to the banksters who make you work and toil your life away and they have laws to back them up which they fail to adhere to themselves, but make us do it. We are not locked up behind bars in a traditional sense, but we are prisoners of this system. Twenty percent of our budget is spent on national defense and much of it can’t be accounted for because they use it to fund the overthrows of governments. We work to fuel the machine building this invisible empire. The Christian bible says that “But understand this that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but
denying its power.”
IF these guys or their lyricist thought this deep, they are either genius or part of or aware of the conspiracy!



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