Don't paint us the perfect picture, we have visions of our own. Don't give us the slick interpratation, we want to know the awful truth. Were not down to die, and be this typecast culture, were not down to die and be the faceless soldier. Dont sell us the perfect image, we'll struggle to find ourselfs.We want the unpopular challenge. We want... we want to test our intalect, test our intalect. We want our desire to think alone... to think alone... to think alone. Were not down to die and be this typecast culture. Were not down to die and be the faceless soldier.


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    General CommentI think the overall meaning of this song is that how people are stupid how they try to fit in when all they really need to do is be themselves.
    Don't paint us the perfect picture, we have visons of our own-I think this is saying that they don't need other groups telling them how they should see thongs and that they can hove their own opinions
    Don't give us the slick interpratation, we want to know the awful truth-I see this as saying that they don't need people to cover things up and they want the truth even if it's bad
    We're not down to die, and be this typecast culutre...faceless soldier-They think if they fit intoo the typecast culture they won't matter as individuals and they just become faceless soilders and they see this like it is actually dying
    Don't sell us the perfect image, we'll stuggle to find ourselfs-They don't need anybody to make them what the arn't and they'll be themselfs though sometimes it's hard with the typecast culture
    We want the unpopular challenge- Saying that they will do what they want and how most people are too lazy to find themselfs so they just try to fit in
    We want to test our intalect....we want to think alone- They want to see what they really know and they don't want to look dumb the the typecast culture and they want to think for themselfs and come up with their own veiws and whatnot
    There's my interpretation of this song tohugh I felt at times stating the obivous but oh well I'm still kinda new to this
    Ueleyon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree Ueley, great interpratation!
    I think it's all about wanting the freedom to escape and not be fed by all the lies, wanting freedom of choice... something that seperates and identifyes them from the rest of the world.
    Dark_Gemon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes, exactly all of it. This was one of the only songs snapcase put on Mtv (that I saw anyway) and I think that was pretty fitting of them
    TimProjecton May 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with ueley, and even after 6 years (when i was into this record) i think designs of automotion is one of the greatest hc records and typecast modulator is my favourite song, and back in the days that the term straight edge made sense to me, this song was my anthem and ueley's interpretation coincide with my interpretation of sxe and for me this song was about that, also knowing the band's position about the subject it made sense to me. and this was probably the reason that i could live without the label sxe, like this song doesn't have that expression there...

    btw the video is so bad
    weloveon March 07, 2009   Link

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