You may be wondering why I am posting a music video here, you might think that this part of the forum is for more 'big' media events etc. But the reason I am posting this is NOT just because I like the song, or the production of the video. It is the message in the video that amazes me.

If you don't like the song, then mute your audio. However, this will remove some of the 'effect' that the video may have on you, but we'll see.

[youtube:2aek6czo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Xn7ZBfcpw[/youtube:2aek6czo]

Now obviously this isn't your normal music video. Not just random special effects or people dancing to some silly song with no real talent and meaningless lyrics that mainstream media is obsessed with, but this song has a deeper meaning.

Now, before you ask, I do not think the band expects these events are happening right now in their country, I believe they are giving us an idea of what it is like for people in countries that really DO kill people over their convictions, and have put it in a more 'familiar' sense to give impact to the watchers, who would mostly be European.

I'm making this thread for a discussion on the meaning of the song, and what you think of the message. The main point is not on whether you like the song or not, or the production techniques, but the implications of the events in the video and the actual lyrics.

[spoiler:2aek6czo]None of this matters, none of these words. Common and silent we will die in this world.
We've only spoken to those who agree, and without them we've fallen on deaf ears.

Stand on conviction and you will walk alone.
For once I have stood, no one will know, but alone I was born and alone we must go.

In my convictions I've found my own grave, but amongst the dead we all fade away.

Yet solitude is better than a life not worthy of reaction.
There is nothing to lose. So we stand alone or join those who follow in misery.

In my convictions I found my own grave, but amongst the dead we all fade away.
In my convictions I found my own grave, but amongst the dead we all fade away.
Fade away...

Stand on conviction and you'll walk alone.
A voice is only a noise without someone to hear, and without a crowd to feed that noise grows silent.

For once I have stood, no one will know, but alone I was born and alone we must go.
Fading back into an anodyne sea, to drown with all who've gone before me.

We must go.

In my convictions I found my own grave, but amongst the dead we all fade away.
In my convictions I found my own grave, but amongst the dead we all fade away.

Stand on conviction and you'll walk alone.
Fading back into an anodyne sea, to drown with all who've gone before me.
Fading back... fading. Fading back into an anodyne sea.
Fading back... fading. Fading back... fading away[/spoiler:2aek6czo]

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