so awful. complete redneck Toby Keith-styled revenge song.  Seriously, are people really down with this shallow, braindead attempt of patriotism? The void lyrics, the superficial message, the gay title (eagles crying? srsly 'Murika? Such ridiculous generalization. And there goes that typical american self-entitlement again). It may not be the worst song of all time (it's kinda hard to dethrone the final countdown, or anything done by bryan adams), but it really is the worst song Iced Earth has ever made
I never heard a metal-song like this: it's the biggest piece of shit ever recorded. Only Nazi-Bands could be more jingoistic. The lyrics are full of thirst for revenge, better: vendetta. But the Iraq had no connection to 9/11. So in this song is no reason to warrant a war that cost the live of more than 100.000 civilians.
It's disgusting to use the death of 3000 people to warrant a war with 100 times more dead civilians in a country that is not connected with the attacks.
Argh, how I hate this song.
Musically the song is just fine. Lyrically the song is trash. Jon's a little *too* patriotic. The whole album was riddled with this junk, down to the very title of the album. "The Glorious Burden" refers to, essentially, America's supposed position as top dog in the world, and the associated duties that involves. Unfortunately, a lot of the album suffered from this cheesy mentality. The other American History related songs were pretty great. This one... not so much.