Stick To Your Guns - What Choice Did You Give Us? Lyrics




What choice did you give us? [x3]
What choice?

What choice did you give them?
Bound to machines
An attempt to prevent further suffering
Played by the rules
Repaid unjustly

But the truth is this:
We will not hesitate
Do not allow a peaceful rage to become hate
I promise you, you'll regret the day
A stain that won't wash away

When it all falls down
When you're wondering
Where it all went
What it all meant
We'll have no words left

We may not be around
To see it fall into descent
We'll always be your enemy
So save your breath

What choice did you give us?
What choice?

If they never change
We'll never fade (We will never fade)
If they refuse
We'll light the fise (We'll light the fucking fuse)

Look what we've done
We've created a fate
That we will never outrun
Time to change the path
Or be forced to forever live,
with what can never be undone

When it all falls down
When you're wondering
Where it all went
What it all meant
We'll have no words left

We may not be around
To see it fall into descent
We'll always be your enemy
So save your breath

What choice did you give us? [x3]
What choice?

(Yeaaaaah, yeaaaaaaah)

We will not hesitate

I promise you, you'll regret the day

A stain that won't wash away





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Stick To Your Guns What Choice Did You Give Us? Comments
  1. William Meakins

    It's kinda sad that at the end of the video there's a fucking advert

  2. Chris teh Zambambo

    Humanity, sticking to a definition of a parasite, a small creature that invades a healthy host (Earth) and feeds off of it for their own gain, having adverse negative effects on the host

  3. Andydavc

    This video should have over millions of views... but people don’t care to see the truth

  4. Trippy Bruh

    Antifa's anthem right here.

  5. Evert De Rijke

    0:58. For that alone guys, you have earned my respect.

  6. Manu

    On y est…

  7. C Nword

    this song sound like the ultimate ring to our ruined future
    we destroyed it together, let's fight together !

    Kusuo Saiki

    Was this song in devil may cry?

  8. alepulse dia

    this song makes me wanna fight this fuckin cancer-society

  9. skeleton

    damn having listening to you guys for over like 8 years

  10. Scarldoc

    Saw these live supporting parkway last month, new fan 😊

  11. 797Gmc

    I SPENT SIX FUCKING MONTHS TRYING TO REMEMBER THIS SONG
    I AM IN FUCKNG TEARS AFTER FINDING THIS SONG AFTER SO LONG AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  12. Ilian Kostov

    saw them live 2 days ago, almost died in the pit to this song. fucking loved it

  13. Ricky Palfreman

    Anyone else hear "paranoia" by ADTR at certain parts?

  14. silvana

    what is the meaning of this vid?!

    Karah Tonissoo

    Silly Girl police brutality and fighting against the law

  15. Alex Parra

    Curtis Lepore brought me here! 👍👍👍

  16. blackVelvet

    Jesse has revolution is his voice.

  17. Yepperonie

    um...okay....?

  18. Jesus Frances

    sense paraules temazo

  19. FAILER YEANER

    I not mind about ADTR...
    But MV is so pretty true in my country situration. :)

  20. R R

    ADTR ripped off this riff simple as that! STYG all day!

    Willhelm Willhelm

    Rich Romano what song

  21. Benjamin Smith

    Stick to your guns: sticking to the important issues every time.

  22. Ruan Carneiro

    this is only song which I liked (except for that melodic chorus). Diamond was better

  23. Kayla Gallo

    nice song

  24. Azarel Doroteo

    Why does the beginning sound like paranoia

    lifexlovexlivin

    +Azarel Doroteo +Its Webzic This song was recorded in 2014/released in 2015.

    LeahSurvive 666

    Azarel Doroteo because ADTR fucking sucks

  25. Rachel Knight

    How many people came here from paranoia?

    doublea5420

    I just heard that song and was like hmmm I was like WHAT CHOICE DID... oh wait...

    doublea5420

    I just heard that song and was like hmmm I was like WHAT CHOICE DID... oh wait...

    doublea5420

    I just heard that song and was like hmmm I was like WHAT CHOICE DID... oh wait...

  26. Rifa Hafiz G

    the music clip pretty sums up the world today.. sad but true

    wayne cabral

    Rifa Hafiz G still true

  27. ELECTRICDOOM

    adtr song sounds better

    Ross Page

    +ELECTRICDOOM Why post this?

    PixelSlashPlays

    That's a goddamn dirty lie

  28. Kris Owens

    No neutral territory for anybody

  29. Wesley Tate

    Are people listening to these songs through a tin can with string plugged into a cassette walkman cause I'm not seeing the exact match here....

    T Chambers

    I don't think anyone is saying that there is one..

  30. Lucas .Myers

    This riff is used in a few songs. Listen to the Eco-terrorist in me by rise against

    Living Infinity

    Good point! I just realized this. All the songs are good though.

  31. Patricia Myers

    while there are similarities between paranoia and this song, I don't see what all the hype is about. so long as one band is NOT ripping of the others by taking one song and claiming it's theirs. that is worth getting excited about.
    and for stick to your guns: pretty good. don't know HOW I haven't heard of you guys before. but I'll definitely add you to my liked list. I'm always looking for new bands to listen to and enjoy and such.

    Jared F

    Nah dude I litterally was just talking to my gf about how similar these are. That means it's too similar.

  32. Nathan McClymont

    ADTR and stick to your guns should make a mashup song

    roadrashsucks alot

    call it "I Hate This Town And This Government"

  33. Webzic

    Definitely similar but not completely the same as the new ADTR song

    lifexlovexlivin

    +Its Webzic I guess ADTR had some positive influence from STYG since this was recorded in 2014/released in 2015. It's just the beginning lead that sounds the same, but the tempo is far different and the rhythm guitar is worlds apart; no one sounds quite like STYG's rhythm guitars. They're an awesome blend of old and new school hardcore in totally their own way.

    Mario Garofano

    couldn't explain it better maaann!! \m/

  34. Jordan Alejandro

    Oh my God does A Day To Remember's new song sound like this. But tbh this is better.

    Elliot Pierson

    +Concert Videos Sounds liker a mixture of this and Nine Inch Nail's "Wish"

  35. Armando Arrojo

    The best thing about this band is the message they give with their songs. Amazing.

  36. Jonathan Rodriguez

    XD so excited to see them next month XD

  37. Reece Longden

    These guys just blew my mind...

  38. Serena Bergstrom

    MANKIND IS MADE OF SELFISH PEOPLE ANYONE CAN BE EVIL OR KIND BUT FOR THOSE MAKING COMMENTS GOOD COP BAD COP LOOK UP WHY THE POLICE WERE CREATED AND WHAT THEY WERE ORIGINALLY REFERRED TO I HAVE SAID VERY LITTLE AND OBSERVED PEOPLE AND ONE COMMON PROBLEM IS HISTORY REPEATING WHY BECAUSE THOSE WHO HAVE CONNECTIONS TO POWERFUL PEOPLE AND ARE POWERFUL PEOPLE LIKE HOW THINGS ARE PROGRESSING RICH DO THEIR BEST TO ERASE THOSE BENEATH THEM BY CONTINUALLY TAKING MORE CELEBRATIES CAN SAY THIS AND SAY THAT BUT THE END GAME IS THE SAME POPULARITY MONEY THEY CARE AS LONG AS THEY NEED TO OR WHEN ITS THE THING TO DO ORDER FOR POWERFUL DOMINATING PEOPLE IS A NIGHTMARE FOR NON POWERFUL.PEOPLE I COULD GIVE A FUCK WHO THE MAYOR CHIEF OR PREZ IS THEIR NOT MY FRIENDS OR FAMILY OR AQUAINTENCE IF THEY KNOW OF ME ITS SIMPLY BY LOOKING INTO SOME FILE OF ME MY HISTORY ETC THEY WILL NEVER HAVE MY BEST INTEREST EVER ITS NOT THEIR JOB COMMERCIALISM IS AS STUPID AND MOSTLY USELESS AS EVER MOST PEOPLE ONLY CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT BECAUSE ITS TRENDING NOBODY WANTS PEOPLE TO THINK THEIR THE BAD ONE RELIGION WAS THE LAW BEFORE THE LAW WE KNOW TODAY AND WHILE GOOD FOR SOME SHOULD NOT BE FORCED DOWN YOUR FUCKING THROAT EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMETHING TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE DISTURBING SITUATIONS IN THEIR LIFE ITS A GIVEN THAT READING HAS ALWAYS TAUGHT MORE THE WATCHING TV BUT NOW THE PEOPLE WHO READ ARE ON TV OCCASIONALLY AND HAVE SOME MEANINGFUL TRUTHFUL THINGS TO SAY BUT SINCE ANYBODY CAN MAKE ANYTHING UP AND STILL GET PEOPLE TO BELIEVE THEM (example serial killers with convincing alibis) IT CAN BE TRICKY FIGURING IT ALL OUT BUT ANYONE EVEN IF THEY DON'T FOLLOW RULES SHOULD NOT BE SHOT AT LIKE ITS A GUN RANGE ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAVE NO GUN THEMSELVES ALSO PEOPLE WHO HAS SUCH EXTREAMELY ABUSIVE VIOLENT SITUATIONS THAT THEY BARELY SURVIVED ARE GOING TO BE FED UP WITH THE WAY THINGS ARE THAN PEOPLE WHO WERE LUCKY ENOUGH NOT TO EXPERIENCE THAT AND WILL HAVE A TOUGH TIME AGREEING THERE'S A KIND OF DUALITY OF ON ONE HAND I AM UPSET BY WHAT I SEE AND SHOULD DO SOMETHING WHILE ON THE OTHER HAND I NEED TO SURVIVE EVEN IF THAT MEANS NOT GETTING INVOLVED WHILE WE ARE ALL HUMAN MAMMALS WE HAVE DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES AND WILL NEVER AGREE ON EVERYTHING SO MUCH GOOD AND BAD VARIETY AND WHEN YOUR KIND AND SENSITIVE PERSON BOY/GIRL GAY/STRAIGHT/ BISEXUAL ETC AND YOUR THROWN INTO A REAL FUCKED UP SITUATION IT CAUSES YOUR PERSONALITY TO MUTATE IN DIFFERENT WAYS YOU MIGHT BECOME BOLD YOU MIGHT COMPLETELY SHUT DOWN YOU MIGHT BECOME CORRUPT INSIDE AND SHARE WITH ANOTHER IN A SADISTIC WAY YOUR OWN BRUTAL HELLISH EXPERIENCE WHICH SIMPLY CONTINUES THE VICIOUS CYCLE ALL OVER AGAIN AT SOME POINT YOU DO DECIDE I FEEL AWARD SHOWS ARE SELFISH AND IF FOR SOME STUPID FUCKING REASON I WAS GIVEN AN AWARD FOR MUSIC I PUT MY HEART AND SOUL IN WOULD SIMPLY GIVE IT THE SOMEONE WITH NOTHING AND TELL THEM TO PAWN IT OFF COMPETITION PUSHES PEOPLE SURE BUT AT SOME POINT YOU GOTTA STEP BACK AND SAY THIS GOES TOO FAR WATCH ANY APOCALYPTIC OR DYSTOPIAN MOVIE OR READ ONE AND NOTICE HOW SAVAGE PEOPLE BECOME AND IF ANYONE DOESN'T CARE WHAT I SAY WELL FUCK THEIR CHOICE BUT IF THEIR EXPECTING A COMEBACK I WON'T I'LL JUST IGNORE THEM PEOPLE ARE VAIN AND POWERFUL PEOPLE EVEN MORE SO......BYE!

  39. Nathan Bond

    does it seem a little sped up?

  40. ess bee

    I'm an MP. And I love this song. Not everyone is a bad cop. Everyone hates the police until they need them

  41. Papa Cringe

    I'm very like this song

  42. redneck7381

    Just listen to this on full Metal Jackie , know I want to see them live

  43. Albert Camus

    0:59 FREE PALESTINE, FUCK THE CRIMINAL STATE OF ISRAEL

  44. treybie1

    They are going to kill us all. The Great Culling is coming.

  45. Mae Lynnette

    this song isn't even talking about violence- 
    do you not hear the line "Do not turn peaceful rage into hate" 
    its just talking about corruption and shit..

  46. MR Skates

    set the speed to 2 and it sounds like whitechapel with singing xD

  47. Eve O'Brien

    Nice song, stick to your guns remind me of chunk! no, captain chunk! but less French...;)

  48. Daniel

    Could someone recommend me some more modern hardcore bands, who's have strong moral messages in the lyrics ? At the moment I just know Rise Against (punk), Architects, stick to your guns and the ghost inside. If they are metal or punk and still have to same kind of lyrical attitudes still recommend them.

    Sumair Ahluwalia

    Parkway Drive!

    Madge Hartland-Dykes

    +Daniel Craig Our Last Night??? They kinda have moral messages...

    Klo Wurst

    heaven shall burn- combat

    Ryan B

    +DanCmetal The Amity Affliction and A Day To Remember.

    Benjamin Smith

    In hearts wake and northlane

  49. VisualCake

    "When it all falls down" ... Am I the only one who hear something else?.. (:

    Douglas Almon

    @VisualCake Nope.

    Kusuo Saiki

    Was this song in devil may cry? it sure fits it

  50. Lilith de Vil

    Fuck...this is powerful, I have chills

  51. Andrew Herbst

    Holy shit people went hard when they played this song at the self help fest. Amazing band and very inspirational :-)

  52. Ryan Golden

    Does anyone know what animation studio made this video? I can't find the credits anywhere

  53. theanonymousjondoe

    2:32 Beast Mode!  Yes!

  54. ItsAvalxnche

    For the breakdown they must do a wall of death for it, proper hype

    lifexlovexlivin

    i doubt it, STYG has never done the wall of death to my knowledge, and probably won't. true hardcore shows are usually a place for people to come together, not turn against. not that walls of death are bad per say, but what it represents is far different than the unity you find in a circle pit, which they do at every show.

    a f

    +lifexlovexlivin i'd not thought of it like that before! never liked walls of death much, you're right, they feel aggressive in a different way to other types of moshing. cool observation man

    sonicracingtranceformed slycooper

    ItsAvalxnche dmc3

  55. Matt Kaleta

    Does anybody know the names of the spoken word samples STYG uses in this album as well as on "Diamond?"

    They sound like they could be from a movie or radio interview.

  56. Firstcut

    Its a Cool song!!

  57. Mike Knoll

    Guys get your heads out of your asses. It's about police brutality in a whole. Not about the 3-4 black people that were killed. 

  58. Eric Crow

    Fucking epic song

  59. 115madmax

    I recognize this animator! They made a really cool vid about mans' impact on the world, same style as this.

  60. HockeyMetalGuy

    put this on spotify!!!!!

  61. Nicom

    The real problem is the capitalist system which destroy our planet for the benefit of a few corrupt and greedy people. They try to pit us against each other with their stories of terrorism, which are only handling. Humanity must unite if it wants to win. And STYG spreads the right message. I love this smart band. ( Sorry for my english, I'm french )

  62. OmegaHellFires

    I don't understand why everyone is focusing on cops, while they are not the main problem and not the main issue explained by this song along with the video. Police brutality is a true problem, but it isn't the only one and surely not the greatest one. There is more, there is war that governs are using to employ their own power, not caring about civilians life, because we are all a bunch of puppets for them, they do not concern about our lives, because they see us as a mass of animals, animals that have a great potential in their hands but can't see it or simply don't care about it. They're polluting and destoying OUR enviroment in order to gain bigger profits and we're just standing here like statues, letting them do whatever they want. Why can't we understand that we've got the number by our side? we're billions against a few and we're still losing.

  63. calrod007

    I've always liked STYG but just like Stray From The Path and Hundredth, they took a wrong turn on this record and headed towards political bullshit, resistance, revolting, and revolution (whatever bullshit). it's not for me and that's cool. In terms of using their influence to make the world a better place to live in various ways(who doesn't want that?And i think that's a big part of their philosophy), I think the previous two records will always have the most significant impact, no matter how well this record does. This record has different subject matter but all goes towards the bigger goal.(leading by example and pushing for a better humanity) I think musically super fans will love anything no matter what this band puts out but for me and the others like me we'll just keep going back to the older records. feels like a step back with this or maybe hope division and diamond just took like 2 or 3 steps forward musically and lyrically.

  64. Red1676

    I don't like being that dick but found this album leaked on YouTube somewheres. There is song good songs but it seems more like they are trying to cash more into using anti-politics and using cleans to much that it lost that positive youthcrew hardcore mindset vibe that stick to your guns have. You can tell me all this stuff about changing sounds and stuff, but there is always that energy the band gives off, now its like listening to a thrice album.

  65. RedEye

    This song & video is so true... but reality wont change...

    MarineGaming

    It won't change unless you do something about it

    MR Skates

    @MarineGaming even then, it won't change because we aren't enough and we'll never be enough.

  66. Travis

    ANYONE ELSE BOTHERED BY THE TYPO IN THIS VIDEO? 

    Sick album though, really digging their sound. 

    Travis

    Jesus Christ.

    Shut the fuck up, me from 3 years ago.

  67. ThePrincessPaperbag

    Like the song not its purpose

  68. StrikeAgainstMusic

    Makes me wanna start a fucking revolution

    MR Skates

    @StrikeAgainstMusic I'm up for it! get 30,000 more people and lets go!

    NIGGAS

    @beeaat it! revolution against what? your 1st world government and comfortable lift?

    NEXT

    StrikeAgainstMusic

    @NIGGAS Life rule #1: Don't take everything too seriously.

    MR Skates

    wise words man wise words indeed!

    Antonio Sotoprado

    StrikeAgainstMusic same

  69. Ryan Rathstone

    The only thing this song has to do with the 3 police brutality stories that made headline news the last couple years is that they fall under the category of injustice. This song is about three women who were sentenced to 2 years in prison for peacefully protesting the rebuilding of Enbridge oil pipeline after the Kalamazoo oil spill, one of the largest on-land oil spills in American history, and also the fact that they were jailed to put pressure on Obama and the U.S. State Department to approve the Keystone pipeline. It's good that songs like this carry there own meanings for certain people and could raise awareness (even if those 3 police brutality incidents were headline news stories) but this song is definitely not about racism at all and I dont think Stick To Your Guns is too big on the racism topic. They're generally more about people as a whole dealing with injustice in my opinion.

    Ryan Rathstone

    http://lansingonlinenews.com/news/three-micats-protesters-found-guilty/

  70. Jorge Moncada

    simplemente hermoso!. 

  71. Mercer

    This is why I love Stick To Your Guns. Always standing up for what's right. Shedding light on the evil of this world. 
    Though that this is merely a youtube comment and people have abused this function to spread their negativity anonymously in the past.
    I feel obliged to say, as a human being, I aim to die defending our home and our ability as conscious beings to be free and unbound by the misinformation and pure lies that plague our beautiful planet. 

    a f

    love your comment, exactly right. we need music like this to keep us fighting sometimes.

    Jamie Stieglitz

    Well spoken! They can stop us all!!!

  72. what to say

    there is ton of actual footage they could've used, idk why they decided to make it an animation

  73. MrTrollzele

    Breakdown at 2:26 give me orgasm.

  74. tristananvilcaster

    AMAZING

  75. x Moon

    This song should have been called 'Save Your Breath'.

  76. Colin

    THIS IS WHY STYG IS THE ONLY BAND I WILL TATTOO ON MY BODY.

  77. Susie Escobar

    Why are the comments so negative? Damn. 

  78. Ash Wyman

    I *love* the message behind STYG, always have always will.

  79. Adam Grindel

    Everyone needs to calm down and just enjoy the music. 

  80. South West Travels

    Taking this track as it is lyrically its brilliant. Definitely more of a Metalcore vibe which isnt a bad thing (all down to personal taste).

  81. HockeyMetalGuy

    am i the only one who thinks the art style of the visuals of this video go perfectly with the message, too sick dudes, mosh on

  82. Slava B.

    This song is awesome, but chill with that autotune

  83. Steven Vrecic

    Love what you guys are doing and this powerful song 

  84. Willian Rosales

    Regardless of the reason why you are paying attention to police brutality, thank you. With that said, we all have a common enemy, which is what hardcore music is about, so enjoy the anger, and go mosh and let out all out would ya? Now shut up.

  85. anthony 2

    it's actually funny that people think this song is about the recent police brutality events happening to black america. they literally name the three women who this song is written about at the end of the video

  86. Matt Towery

    Respect the music. Ignore the political agenda.

  87. ibastroce

    Same conservatives who want less goverment are the same people. Funding and lending trust to police and corprate authority.

  88. Brian Watkins

    Everyone arguing on serious shit and I'm sitting here mad that this video designer misspelled "forever".

  89. mrtalkative91

    this isnt about the black guys that were killed, its just about police brutality as a whole, and how the country is shit

  90. Joseph Aguilar

    Listen people our foundation is fucked by giant corporations and it's going downhill because of human consumption/manipulating politicians/and humanities disgusting way of portraying chaos on the news for every American to feed into the system. We are only running in circles when we create fear. People "fear" is the same thing as "strife" which separates people while "love" brings us back together. Let us not be fearful people but loving compassionate individuals. Become knowledgable, create a voice, and do good to others and accept nothing back. This is the styg message people. I'm simply a 21 year old kid who became spiritual due to bands like styg. Love can change your life people. Let go of things like worry, fear, hate and embrace love, compassion, and most important equality. Because each one of us is connected in this ever expanding universe and it is our duty to love each other and evolve into better people. Out with old and evil. We are here now people and we have to be happy for our lives because it is such a delicate thing. We are all special in our own way, and we all deserve love over fear.

  91. Tyler Hanson

    1:48...Forvever.

  92. Di Lung Move it Ya Fool!

    Love the song, music video not so much. I agree with everything; police brutality, destroying our environment, etc.

  93. Vincent Piers

    yeah yeah police brutality.. Seriously not every cop is corrupt or takes advantage of their badge. While people are protesting they also stand before cops who are NOT corrupt and still they take a beating and go home to their family's to provide them the needs like every good husband or father does. Stop being so blind, because the media let's you See what they want you to see.. Beside you can't judge over something when you weren't there or heard both sides of the story..
    don't feed the hate,but protest by showing love and respect..

    Pootie2Good

    you just dont know what you're talking about at all honestly

    Di Lung Move it Ya Fool!

    @Pootie2Good I don't? Do you honestly believe corrupt cops are being protected? By what, the law, government, city. 

    Benjamin Smith

    The world is very rarely changed by those who behave themselves

    David Hamilton

    everyone needs a pepsi

    Kris Owens

    Vincent Piers - ACAB

  94. ninjalemurdude

    I understand the Eric Garner and Tamir Rice ones being injustice, but not so much with the other two.. 

  95. KILLAAAJP

    Lyrics are on fucking point. Love that these guys keep coming with that realness