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The song is an ode to the power of the masses in the face of evil. It is written against the backdrop of George W. Bush and the war on civil liberties. People can’t look away any longer; they must take a stand.

Vocalist David Draiman says the song evokes the “strength, unity, conviction, power, and the exhilaration that you feel when you get to see that at one of our shows… It’s one of my favorite moments, and people know that I have an affinity for asking people to put their fists in the air, and it’s just, it’s exhilaration to be able to see ten thousand raised fists or more.”

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Pi = 3.14159

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Lars is arguing that rap music needs to integrate the traditional structure of poetry and lyrics; here, iambic pentameter, one of the classic poetry structures.

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No.

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Ozzy Osbourne, 1970s rocker and 2000s TV personality.

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The 1989 San Francisco Bay Area earthquake.

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A reference to the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and the 400 horsepower engine in his car.

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An ironic reference to Charlie Sheen’s TV breakdown and his hashtag, #Winning. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pipTwjwrQYQ

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A sly reference to a lyric from Complicated, a popular song when this came out.

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The undergraduate library at Stanford University (ugly on the outside, nice on the inside)

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"My name is MCA and I still do what I please" (Beastie Boys – Pass the Mic) | pending

I hope he still is doing what he pleases, somewhere.

"G5 to Nevada we on that Vegas strip / (Winning)" (Ryan Leslie – #Winning) | rejected

The Gulfstream V is a high-end private jet. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulfstream_V)

"Now what's really known as a radio cut? / When you can's ..." (Above the Law – Freedom of Speech) | accepted

When this song was written rappers including 2 Live Crew were facing criminal obscenity charges based in part on the profanity in their lyrics. The song is a protest against censorship and against the targeting of rap music in particular.