KUAN!!

simple souls overload as i explode data banks
cuz the earth & space gave birth to this paleface

supreme -- linguistic -- mental machine
your brain cells swell - the intellects extreme

fire fills my veins as eye proclaim my resistance
to the mind-swapping parasites that feed off my existence

as eye -- skin the burn to relearn the royal plan
somewhere out beyond the edges in the depths of spirit land

its authentic, apocalyptic destroyer
damaging challengers -- resurrection, disorder

a monument of crisis - eye strikes this - your dead
line my nest with your soul -- cleansed in bloodshed

[chorus]

BATTLE READY!
poets gonna take control

BATTLE READY
souls violate parole

BATTLE READY
violently invade your home

-- breaking the bones
OF THOSE WHO POSE

commanding the mic -- striking up a verb-fest
mass destruction is my function - time to put it to the test

in combat --- attacking since way back
in the days eye drew praise for the way that eye slayed facts

formulating flows in revolutionary science
its the catastrophic prophet from the anarchist alliance

freaking techniques -- this creature of speech
ewe feel the fury of devastation cuz ewe ewe tasted defeat

eye'm alone on my throne in this universe of fear
royalty divides my soul -- in this role eye'm revered

as the pinnacle -- lyrical master -- queen of disaster
eye ruin brain fluid -- the UNKNOWN IS WHUT EYE'M AFTER

[chorus]

shaking up the world -- just like the 2nd coming of christ
-- when eye write -- thrice divine with this goddess sight

wurdz will flow -- wounds will grow
ewe know -- bones will be exposed from the force that eye unload

its THE SOUL EATER!! -- mic bleeder with the voice of chaos
eye got the nectar of the gods flowing from my mental pod

gather the flock -- alarm your block
tell them the shepherds have come & got the keys to unlock

a holy war -- thru your veins it courses
more lyrical artillery than the armed forces

supernatural -- styles be volatile
its the mind manipulator -- the WAR CHILD

[chorus]

[bridge]

COME!
SHADOW SOLDIERS!

we came to defy - ewe living life as a lie
we embryonic satellites need our freedom to fly

TO WATCH EWE DIE! -- agonizing cries are heard in stereo
eye'm visualizing battlefield scenarios

in the line of fire -- watching empires fall
into attack position -- ELIMINATE ALL!!!

MY SPECIES!!!

[chorus]

[outro]

MY SPECIES!
NO SURRENDER!


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    General CommentMan I can understand why you guys and girls didn't leave your interpretations... there's so much going on in this song. I'll try to tackle it! This goin' be long, and I'm gonna have to do a line-by-line :(

    "simple souls overload as i explode data banks
    cuz the earth & space gave birth to this paleface"

    "supreme -- linguistic -- mental machine
    your brain cells swell - the intellects extreme"

    It's the age of intellectualism. Where everyone strives to analyze and interpret things to no end with their brains. Those whose minds became a repository of textbook knowledge are the elite (supreme).

    fire fills my veins as eye proclaim my resistance
    to the mind-swapping parasites that feed off my existence"

    I'll take a stand against this age and all those that persecute my beliefs and the heart, those that feel it right for me not to think for myself.

    "as eye -- skin the burn to relearn the royal plan
    somewhere out beyond the edges in the depths of spirit land"

    I've dug and searched myself out spiritually. Now I'll re-learn God's plan (or the higher beings) in order to re-align and fight the war.

    its authentic, apocalyptic destroyer
    damaging challengers -- resurrection, disorder

    a monument of crisis - eye strikes this - your dead
    line my nest with your soul -- cleansed in bloodshed

    Just can't... crack it!

    "commanding the mic -- striking up a verb-fest
    mass destruction is my function - time to put it to the test

    in combat --- attacking since way back
    in the days eye drew praise for the way that eye slayed facts

    formulating flows in revolutionary science
    its the catastrophic prophet from the anarchist alliance"

    She's the self-proclaimed prophet from the anarchist alliance. She has been given praise for speaking against the "order" of the world. Formulating enlightenment to destroy what's been set in stone by the world.

    "shaking up the world -- just like the 2nd coming of christ
    -- when eye write -- thrice divine with this goddess sight

    She uses threes a lot in her songs. This makes me hint that her religion might be Wiccan or witchcraft. I even saw her in concert with a pentagram on her buckle (not to be confused with the upside down one that represents satanism). But the thing is, witchcraft is a very personal religion, so this could no doubt be her own religion. And when she writes its magick to the world, hitting threefold as she is given the godess's sight (and power).

    wurdz will flow -- wounds will grow
    ewe know -- bones will be exposed from the force that eye unload

    My words or words in general are powerful enough to hit and change people.

    its THE SOUL EATER!! -- mic bleeder with the voice of chaos
    eye got the nectar of the gods flowing from my mental pod"

    Otep, like a lot of metal bands, has a way to make things look so negative when underneath they are in fact positive. She is spreading destruction through her voice, armed with the knowledge of the Gods in her mind. But if a place like Earth is evil, is the desctruction negative?

    gather the flock -- alarm your block
    tell them the shepherds have come & got the keys to unlock

    People are like sheep. They follow the herd. So now gather everyone up, we have come to set you free.

    a holy war -- thru your veins it courses
    more lyrical artillery than the armed forces

    The true holy war is the spiritual war. What you see in IRAQ is merely bubbling up from a much larger war going on in the universe within. This is the true war. And nothing physical could ever compare.

    supernatural -- styles be volatile
    its the mind manipulator -- the WAR CHILD

    Here I come, the WAR CHILD, to manipulate your mind. To be aggressive and use whatever force I'll use for you to see the truth.

    "COME!
    SHADOW SOLDIERS!

    we came to defy - ewe living life as a lie
    we embryonic satellites need our freedom to fly

    TO WATCH EWE DIE! -- agonizing cries are heard in stereo
    eye'm visualizing battlefield scenarios

    in the line of fire -- watching empires fall
    into attack position -- ELIMINATE ALL!!! "

    She's calling for her people. Her fans are her soldiers. And for that, I can't argue. We come to set people free from the lies of their lives and make a stand against the empire.

    According to Sun Tzu's Art of War, you are told to destroy your enemy from within. Nothing's better then fighting propoganda in the very place you are forced to hear it.
    chino69on February 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWowie! this is a really great song, and the part is a GIRL is singin. talk about guts...
    lucky_staron May 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is, in my opinion the best song on this cd.
    leizure_fanon November 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHoly Poo this is a great song
    JackH83on December 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti know this may sound a bit violent but i believe that the line: 'a monument of crisis - eye strikes this - your dead
    line my nest with your soul -- cleansed in bloodshed' means: to kill everyone son of bitch who lied and tried to keep us from fighting. And then secretly kill this person and rinse in their blood.. okay i don't really know.. from the from the looks of 'cleansed in bloodshed' ehh.. yeah..

    All in all, i think this song is about getting ready to fight the last war for freedom. 'Poets gonna take control, souls violate parol, violently invade your home, breaking the bones of those who pose' Basically the poets are coming to take control, and infiltrate your brain. Be prepared, we're coming...
    Add+name+hereon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh and the end is pretty convincing it's about a preparation for a war. My species (my people, my fans, Shadow Soldiers), No surrender (DO NOT give up, try as hard as you can, give it all you have)

    and of course she does call for her Shadow Soldiers 'Come, Shadow Soldiers'
    Add+name+hereon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOkay, this is pretty random, but when she says "My species" I always think she's going to say "Myspace sucks."

    .... :D
    dclvr2292on June 13, 2007   Link
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    General Comment(just thought I wanted to add this)

    She screams "KUAN!!" in the beginning (also spelled Guan) which is short for Guanshi'yin, which means:
    "Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World".

    ... I think that pretty much sums up the whole meaning of the song.
    It also goes well with Chino69's interpretation.
    ADownwardSpiralon August 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentChino69 pretty much said everything i was going to say.
    The only lines you missed out on are these:
    "its authentic, apocalyptic destroyer
    damaging challengers -- resurrection, disorder

    a monument of crisis - eye strikes this - your dead
    line my nest with your soul -- cleansed in bloodshed"
    These lines are particularly important. Note how she says "apocalyptic". Basicaly shes talking about the revelation of the truth to humankind. "the lifting of the veil" And will "resurrect" an army of the enlightened. -Long story short, this apocolypse will bring a war -revelation at the end of the age- and will bring destruction upon those unworthy of the humain race.
    This song kicks ass /m\
    suttiecaton October 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentokay, the only thing i have to say is my interpretation of the lines:

    a monument of crisis - eye strikes this - your dead
    line my nest with your soul -- cleansed in bloodshed

    she's basically talking about the war. the line "cleansed in bloodshed" makes me think genocide, as in the war in Iraq. You know, religious cleansing and whatnot? the line is a paradox--it's criticizing the meaning of genocide. How can you "clean" your country when all your doing is making a bigger (and bloodier) mess that you'll have to clean up later?

    as for "your dead line my nest with your soul" i think that she is once again calling out her shadow soldiers, inviting them to think for themselves--not what the media tells them to think. And i definetly agree completely 100% with suttiecat in the fact that she's trying to "resurrect" our infected minds and bring enlightenment to us all. This song is meant to change the way you think about the world and it definetly does just that. I also agree with suttiecat on the fact that the universe is so much bigger than all of us and our hateful human nature has become us and will ultimately destroy our world as we know it (i.e., WMD'S)

    Otep is amazing! this song kicks so much ass i can't even bring it into words!
    InPerfectRuinon February 12, 2009   Link

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