"Future Breed Machine" as written by and Fredrik/haake Thordendal....
An even strobe a pulse of flashing
Hatelights of synthetic souls mass-produced
Hammered into shape a sign of times dreams
Turn into systems a new way a new breed
Implanted in our minds

Here i am in the hand of a sterile hate the
New control i can not wake I'm not a sleep

New intelligence arise in emptied bodies
Turgid flesh tested through eternal spastic
Fits through not known codes mother
Machine in genocide now scorn a dying race

Evolution in reverse now it's time for me
Changing what am i to be contorted an eternity defeated

Programmed to appease you we're symbols of
Perfection humanoids ruined by your laws:
Destroy erase improve lesson first: sub-
Mission we're docile servant dogs our
Leashes are your limbs computed deep within

Remoted minds controlled our thoughts no
More doubts the new way is here disgorged
Another thousands fakes that obey to a
Circuit skein to vacuum

Mechanical thoughts i now conceive no
Longer me always to see inanity millions
To be units like me eternally human
Patterns copied dissected distorted
Completed to fit the machine the nerve
Fibres give in to cords to the unknown

See me be me same contents same machine

The currency of ours no more flesh and bone
We are to be unaware of what we have been before

Evolution in reverse now it's time for me
Changing what am i to be contorted an
Eternity defeated by the new machine


Lyrics submitted by SpyderOne_5000

"Future Breed Machine" as written by Tomas Haake Fredrik Thordendal

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  • +3
    General CommentYeah this song is about assimilation and becoming just like the other inane millions of thoughtless humans...the human conditions seems to be quite relavent in their lyrics....see?
    adamizeron March 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song gives me a mental picture of HUGE tall metal walls surrounding everything with no visible top or bottom from anywhere. Like in the Matrix when Neo wakes up in the plasma stuff. This is such an intense song, I can't wait to see them perform it live at ozzfest. (they're the only reason I'm going to Ozzfest)
    SpyderOne_5000on July 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song reminds me a little bit of movie Zeitgeist,very similar consideration about how government wants to control people by integrating chips to every human being


    xtremeeon November 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya i agree with adamizer, it is just the assimilation of us all and how the government and the media tells us what to do...
    panasonicyouth99on December 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd that's what I love about Meshuggah. They can completely paint whatever picture it is in their heads and put it in yours. It's such a good creative method, you can almost touch it. Fuck it, some day I'm moving to Sweden.
    Smittsteve04on November 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's true. This song makes me picture a factory destroying a town and a flying demon screaming. This is my 2nd fav by meshuggah, my 1st fav is Catch 33. It's hard to interpret what this song means, the lyrics are pretty out of control, but the general message is misanthopy and how we're basically killing ourselves will mass production and fashion, etc. Pretty weird, but hey, that's meshuggah.
    corerulezon August 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe song reminds me of the "Brave new world" book. Not sure of it's related, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was, as a lot of Meshugah's lyrics are inspired by the literature.
    Mrvnon September 25, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song talks about how humans were once gods (we are to be unaware of what we have been before) and even now still able to achieve their highest potential (we're symbols of perfection, humanoids ruined by your laws) by a system that is programmed to subdue each newborn men into slavery (destroy, erase, improve, lesson first: submission, we're docile servant dogs). This system of oppression becomes like an entity of its own (our leashes are your limbs / another thousand fakes that obey to a circuit skein to vacuum) - it may not be alive but it pulses with it's own rhythm (an even strobe, a pulse of flashing, hatelights of synthetic souls mass-produced, hammered into shape) and it's cogs press human potential into nothingness, pain and misery (here I am in the hand of a sterile hate - the new control, I can not wake, I'm not asleep).

    Truly a great industrial transcendent heavy metal song. Reminds of the premise from the Kult role-playing game. An excerpt from Wikipedia::

    > The entire world we see is an "illusion" held together by monotheistic belief, which is unravelling to reveal a darker backdrop where nightmarish monsters lurk, called "reality" in the game. This illusion was created by the Demiurge to hold humanity prisoner and to prevent mankind from regaining the divinity it once had.

    Of course, the game itself is loosely based on gnostic beliefs, merely placing them in an modern-age industrial setting.
    alex114943on August 17, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General Commentcan't wait to see them either. goin on the 27th. its cool that they put new miullenium cynide christ on the ozzfest cd. either that or future breed machinde would be my top choices
    daronmalakianruleson August 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentinsane high quality metal... yeh assimilation sounds about right... meshuggah are definately one of the greatest metal bands to ever exist
    southofheaven1234on January 19, 2007   Link

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