"Colony" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
In my world, the day is no threat
In my world, there is an absence of light
"Genetic superior cell" controlled
By fathomless and unbearable

A radical new form of plastic and rage
Biologically optimized
But with a strangling pulse

In your world, you find me worthy
In my world, I "parashoot" my life
A virtual drugstore populated
By the fathomless and unbearable

Machine, meat and blood
In an intimate relationship
The new - superior -
More effective than all the preceding

Where we can no longer
Cry and reality is torn
Then it´s easy to forget
That the responsibility lies on us all

In your world, the night is no threat
In my world, the darkness
Transforms to a vision of hell
Populated by fathomless and unbearable


Lyrics submitted by -L3tH4L-

"Colony" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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    General CommentThis song is about modern technology and Eugenics and how we use it to make life easier and we start to lack the effort to be true to ourselves (a virtual drugstore) artificial highs people get from modern life and soon life gets boring and we lose our ability to have awe for life.
    asadcwon June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReminds me a lot of "Jester Script Transfigured". Describing the same dystopia.
    TheRedJesteron June 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone fucking hell of a song!!! defenatly one of their greatest tracks
    Darksolitaireon August 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    One fucking awesome song!
    Anti-Popon October 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm. I almost wonder if this is more of a "sci-fi" song as per Fear Factory: visions of future apocalypse when humans are no longer truly human. Then again, this can be taken in the context of genetic engineering and modern "comforts of living".

    I wonder about the lines "Where we can no longer / cry and reality is torn". Taken in terms of the sci-fi... it would seem that the talk of "machine, meat and blood" would mean that emotions are hard-wired out of humanity. In the context of genetic engineering, it could mean that our current media so bombards and saturates us that we become desensitized to world pain and horror, and to the testing that is done on animals for the drugs that provide the remedy to almost any malady we face.
    moshmongrelon October 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like everybody who like in flame.......i think i should not tell more about in flame, u should all understand, i m a freak of in flames
    One_Winged_Angelon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit IS about how we're degenerating into lazy fucks who don't do anything for ourselves anymore. it suggests that we should work a little more for our rewards instead meeting the bare minimum requirements.
    crucifineon June 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favourite In Flames song, the guitar solo near the end is spine chilling. i love it! it gives you the feeling all music should.
    reck_666on September 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentclearly it's about lazyness.

    The "in my world, the day is no threat
    in my world, there is an absence of light
    'genetic superiour cell'" part seems to be about sci-fi to me but as any In Flames freak knows: The lyrics are interpretted as you wish them to..
    Toxikon October 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about swedish government sucking, as is nearly every in flames song.
    Eleventeenon May 29, 2005   Link

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