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For The Sake of Science and Stability

from by Charles Lee

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This song came about after thinking about what happened at Unit 731. For the sake of furthering what's known about the human body and to keep their country strong during wartime, the people at Unit 731 did horrible things.

For what we think is beneficial to us, are we willing to do anything to anyone in order to succeed and get what we want? Do we give ourselves more credit than we deserve?

Search wikipedia for "Unit 731". It will give light on what might be a weird and cryptic first stanza.

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“Please just end this pain,”
her screams were merely echoes I barely heard.
“What have you to gain
seeing the face of my child before his time of birth?”

But I tell myself that this is just my work.

For the sake of science and stability
I kept my heart cold and buried my conscience deep.
I will do all that it takes
and be whoever I must be

I've done nothing wrong.
I did what I believed.

Oh God, have I done something wrong?

Can we be saved
after all the choices we've made?
Who would take our blame
with such a heavy price to pay?
Will we end our days
with red hands
and blood upon our graves?

For the sake of knowledge and security
we believed in only what we can see.
We fashion morals and truth
that selfishly tell us how we should be.

I've done nothing wrong.
I've done all I need.

Is there something more?
Please,
please tell me.

Can we be saved
after all the choices we've made?
Who would take our blame
with such a heavy price to pay?
Will we end our days
with red hands
and blood upon our graves?

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from Road to Calvary, released May 4, 2010

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