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Disturbed lyrics, what is the meaning in your opinion?

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Liberate your mind
You motherfucker, you're so narrow-minded
So narrow-minded
So Liberate your mind
You motherfucker, will you liberate your mind
This time

Bold motherfucker
Don't limit your mind
Can't you see that the pace
Has fallen behind
All the hate in your heart
Will be leaving you blind
So bold motherfucker
Don't you limit your mind
This time

Waiting, for your modern messiah
To take away all the hatred
That darkens the light in your eye
Still awaiting. I

"Out of Zion shall come forth the law
And the word of the Lord from Jerusalem
Nation shall not raise sword against nation
And they shall not learn war anymore
For the mouth of the Lord hath spoken"

Waiting, for your modern messiah
To take away all the hatred
That darkens the light in your eye
How long will we be Waiting, for your modern messiah
To take away all the hatred
That darkens the light in your eye
Still awaiting.

So, my translation is this:

Liberate your mind: free your mind from the constraints that you box yourself into, think about things that you normally wouldn't. Don't keep yourself limited, be more open-minded.

You're so narrow-minded: you are boxing yourself in, you are the one limiting yourself because your own prejudice.

Don't limit your mind: exactly that, stop boxing yourself in, allow new things to pass by you, think new thoughts, allow new perspectives.

Can't you see that the pace has fallen behind: By having to stop the progress to fix these problems that should never be a problem, we are not gaining anything as a human race. Instead of coming up with cures for diseases, traveling among the stars, discovering new species/ways of doing stuff, instead of putting our minds to something productive, we now have to stop the progress of greatness to convince everyone on Earth that stuff like gay marriages should not be an issue. It shouldn't matter what you religion is. Who cares about the color of your skin. These issues are huge issues for so many people, and they never should have to be. If no one is getting hurt, then there shouldn't be a problem. But some make it a problem, so we have to pause our progress as a race, to settle these matters.

All the hate in your heart is leaving you blind: Those who are making these issues, like the great debate for gay marriage rights, are hateful people. They are blindly hating those around them, without real reason. They are blindly hating people that they don't even know. This hatred is making them blind, lashing out at anyone who fits the wrong profile.

Nation should not raise sword against nation: Although it says "nation" in this line, I would think it is meant that any group (or even one person) could qualify for this. You can't solve anything with violence, don't resort to fighting so quickly; it is not the best way (if a way at all) to solve anything.

They shall not learn war anymore: War does nothing to solve anything. All war accomplishes is creating anger, destruction of property, and more importantly, loss of lives. There is nothing to be learned from war, there is nothing to be gained from war.

Waiting for your modern messiah to take away the hatred that darkens the light in your eye: You are waiting for someone to solve all the problems that you see around you. You just sit around for someone else to help the world. By "someone" I mean, the messiah in the bible: be it the second coming of Jesus for those that believe in Jesus, be it the first coming of the messiah for those that do not believe in Jesus but do believe in a messiah, or be it just someone else that is going to fix the world.

How long will we be waiting for your modern messiah to take away the hatred that darkens the light in your eye: We have been waiting around for a really long time for someone to take care of the world, to fix the world (2000 years for those that do believe in Jesus, much longer for those that do not), how long do you wish to continue waiting? How long are you going to wait? When are you going to decide that you are tired of waiting for someone, and go out to fix it yourself?

Anyways, that is my translation, and I have often surfed the web hoping to find a commentary from either Disturbed the band or whoever the writer of these lyrics is, to see what they meant by these lyrics. My searches have proved fruitless. So I was wondering what others thought about the message behind this song, see if my translation is accurate, or see what others thought works better in place of my translation. Please let me know what you think.
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