"Replica" as written by Burton C. Bell, Dino A.m. Cazares, Raymond Herrera and Christian Olde Wolbers....
There is no love
I am a duplication
Innocently
I was conceived
So violently
There was no love
There was no love for me
There was only hatred

I am rape
I am hate
I am rape
I am hate

Every day I feel anonymous hate
Forever in the shadow of disgrace

I am rape
I am hate
I am rape
I am hate

Filled with pain
A bruised and darknened soul
Spare me from the
Life that's full of misery

I don't want to live that way
I don't want to live that way

There is no love

Every day I feel anonymous hate
Forever in the shadow of disgrace

I am rape
I am hate
I am rape
I am hate

Filled with pain
A bruised and darkened soul
Spare me from the
Life that's full of misery

I am so filled with pain
A bruised and darkened soul
Spare me from the
Life that's full of misery

I don't want to live that way
I don't want to live that way

I am so filled with pain
A bruised and darkened soul
Spare me from the
Life that's full of misery

Spare me from the
Life that's full of pain
Spare me from the
Life that's full of pain

I don't want to live that way
I don't want to live that way


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"Replica" as written by Christian Olde Wolbers Burton C. Bell

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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song. it's about not wanting to be like your father, or thinking your becoming like him in a world of shit.

    Fellow FF fans, listen and see what you think of A Dark Halo, they sound pretty good.
    Christian C Wolbers is on their friendlist on Myspace.

    love it or hate it, it's all up to you.

    (HALO)on February 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment.....or from cloning.???? either way is a kick-ass song and fear factory is the shit. it sux that they broke up but i dont know what was goin on on the inside.
    edgecrusheron April 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts a pro-life song. And he does talk about rape as one of the arguments for abortion. Fear Factory songs usually aren't too hard to figure out.
    Smasher/Devoureron April 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe this song is called replica because he was born from rape, and he is scared that that particular genetic defect will be passed down to him, becoming a replica of his father. Just as children who suffer abuse from their parents can become abusive themselves, this song is from the viewpoint of a child of a rapist who worries that he will become a rapist himself.
    toolgirlon July 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't know about everyone else, but I always thought it was about someone being abused and growing up to do the same, hence the name "Replica". While I see how they use rape could be why everyone sees the song about abortion. I think they use rape to mean how this someone by being abused is being "raped" of their future by being turned into an abusive person. Of course, this is just my interpretation.
    WiseWizon November 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think by 'rape' it means to be a rape of nature - artificial life? Highly intelligent machines?
    willjdwon December 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's perfectly credible to think it's about rape. But considering the main premise of Fear Factory up to this point has been a struggle of man vs. machine, I think this song is about cloning or genetic engineering. What are the results of playing God?

    "Duplication Innocently"- Scientists only seeing the positives of cloning, not meaning harm to anyone doing it.

    "Conceived so violently"- Conceived through genetic engineering. Can't be a pretty process.

    The product of engineering has no love, has no family. The product isn't even his own man, he's a replica of someone else. So "I am rape, I am hate" turns into the feeling of the clone. He has been raped of his individuality, he hates himself and whoever did this to him.

    I've always been the kind of person who feels that whatever a person gets out of a song is right. The message of the song is different for everyone. I think Burton is a deep guy, and Fear Factory was all about the concept of man going so far technologically as to destroy himself. So while this can be taken as the quite literal rape example, I think his intention is about cloning.
    Cloudconnectedon March 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou guys look way too much into the song and not enough at who the band is; it's FEAR FACTORY. You know, the guys that mastered CONCEPT ALBUMS? Their theme has always been the war between man and machine, obviously in the future. Well, when you think about it with that logic, the song is exactly what the second poster said; cloning. REPLICA. "I am a duplication". Not "Will I be a duplication?", "I AM a duplication". He's a clone, stop making it an issue of rape or abortion. The mention of rape in the song isn't the same meaning of rape that our generation has made it into, there are multiple meanings to the word rape, look it up.
    freehueyworldreporton January 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you've ever read "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K. Dick (hence the "Electric Sheep" remix) or seen the movie Blade Runner, you'll know exactly what this song is about. It's lyrics are from the perspective of one of the androids/replicants looking at it's own life and how "people" view it's life. I always loved Fear Factory for being scifi nerds like me.
    KidPresentableon January 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a kid born from rape
    edgecrusheron April 05, 2002   Link

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