Take the Fall
Iron Reagan Lyrics


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It's too late there won't be
a pardon tonight
Won't be saved even though the evidence proves otherwise
Guilty as charged
Now put to death
Justice a fraud
Pleading innocence to the very last breath
Minutes away a death sentence sets things right
Into the grave bury the truth six feet deep and out of sight
Guilty as charged
Now put to death
Justice a fraud
Pleading innocence to the very last breath
Exposing the truth, exposes all




In a corrupt system we take the fall
Take the fall, we take the fall

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Iron Reagan's song "Take the Fall" explore themes of injustice, corruption, and the manipulation of truth within the legal system. The song begins by highlighting the grim reality that it is too late for any kind of pardon or salvation. Despite evidence that proves one's innocence, there will be no reprieve. This sets the tone for a narrative in which justice serves as a facade, mere lip service without any real substance or fairness.


The repeated phrase "guilty as charged, now put to death" emphasizes the ruthlessness and finality of the legal system in question. It suggests that guilty verdicts are predetermined, despite any efforts to prove one's innocence. The lyrics also cynically comment on the concept of justice itself, dismissing it as a fraud, reflecting the singer's disillusionment with a system that fails to uphold its own ideals.


As the song progresses, it becomes clear that the truth is being suppressed and buried, metaphorically represented by burying it "six feet deep and out of sight." This imagery underscores the extent to which corruption festers and thrives within this system, leaving no room for honesty or transparency. The repeated pleading of innocence until the very last breath highlights the desperation of those falsely accused, knowing that their cries will go unanswered.


The final lines "Exposing the truth exposes all, in a corrupt system we take the fall" encapsulate the main message of the song. The act of revealing the truth threatens the entire system as it exposes the inherent corruption and lack of integrity. The phrase "take the fall" refers to the scapegoating of innocent parties in order to protect those in power. In this context, the song suggests that by speaking out against injustice, one risks becoming a victim of the very system they are trying to challenge.


In summary, "Take the Fall" by Iron Reagan is a commentary on the flaws and injustices within a corrupted legal system. It speaks to the frustration of being falsely accused, the suppression of truth, and the lack of accountability for those in power. Through its lyrics, the song urges listeners to question and challenge the systems that perpetuate injustice, even if doing so comes at a personal cost.


Line by Line Meaning

It's too late there won't be a pardon tonight
There is no hope for forgiveness or leniency at this point


Won't be saved even though the evidence proves otherwise
Despite the presence of evidence supporting innocence, it will not result in salvation


Guilty as charged
Accepting responsibility for the accusation


Now put to death
Facing the ultimate punishment of execution


Justice a fraud
The concept of fairness and righteousness is falsified


Pleading innocence to the very last breath
Asserting one's lack of guilt until the very end


Minutes away a death sentence sets things right
The execution is seen as a resolution, making things just and proper


Into the grave bury the truth six feet deep and out of sight
Concealing the truth permanently and completely


Exposing the truth, exposes all
Revealing the truth also uncovers other hidden facts


In a corrupt system we take the fall
Within a corrupt system, we bear the blame and consequence


Take the fall, we take the fall
Accepting responsibility and facing the consequences




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Written by: Iron Reagan

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