You plug me in and turn me on.
Turn on me.
I am your device of manufactured hope.
You plug me in and turn me into wires and blood.
I am your trophy wife shaking hands with your guests.
Hi my name is "yours".
The unfortunate ones will be spared.
We are the industry.
I'm sorry but your name is not on the list.
Your results do not comply.
Your ashes will fuel the machine.
We are the industry.
We are the birth and the death.


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    General Commentthis song is pretty much straight forward. we are the industry. society might have you think other wise. that you dont matter and you have to follow the crowd. weve heard it all before. we are the birth and the death. what we say goes. we can start something, and we can end something. just like im ending this entry
    wings_ablazeon June 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoh yeah, and also what its saying is "STICK IT TO THE MAN"
    wings_ablazeon June 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this is about the music industry and how the record companies and shit treat artists liek shit and use them for money. "i am your trophy wife shaking hands." "we are the industry. im osrry your name is not on the list."
    dragonchaseron January 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favourite song by the bled at the moment
    i think that it is mainy about the music indutry as drangonchaser said. but that it also has a double meaning in reference to life and people in general.
    harlequinxgirlon January 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentservice economy?
    Even in death you fuel the machine, funeral homes make money off you, flower places, the church, the corner, the hospital etc.
    Tombuzzon October 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's about how the government tries to act like they own us. Like they have a factory that produces us like robots or something. OR WHATEVER.
    sick1on April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentInternal locus of control for the win!
    RU12on May 14, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is what I thought when I first heard it.

    Quick version:

    It's about being perfect. Having the perfect family ('Trophy wife'). Fitting in with what society sees as perfect. Being part of, in a sense, that industry. The industry of being perfect.

    Long version:

    "You plug me in and turn me on.
    Turn on me."

    You see everywhere, from when you're born what society as a whole in general deems to be acceptable behaviour. They set the guidelines on what's a 'perfect' life. Kind of how Supermodels on magazines convey to women that that's how they should look like.

    But, by conforming to being 'perfect' you won't be happy, so in turn socety has turned on you, making you into something you don't want to be... Just to fit in.

    "I am your device of manufactured hope.
    You plug me in and turn me into wires and blood."

    Society made them into what they are, so they 'plugged them in' in a sense. And by conforming you're kind of like a robot (Hence, the 'wires') but you're still a person (Hence, the 'Blood') And by doing that, (Let's say it's to do with a couple here, as in the husband wanted the perfect wife)In the wifes point of view, she's a device of manufactured hope for the husband, he's turned her into the 'perfect' wife to go along with his hope of a 'perfect' life.

    "I am your trophy wife shaking hands with your guests.
    Hi my name is "yours"."

    There again, this line tells that the husband sees her as an object, rather than a person, something to show off to people. Rather than something to love. Her role, in this sense is to be perfect.


    “The unfortunate ones will be spared.
    We are the industry. “

    People think it’s good to be ‘perfect’ in the industry of the sense of being perfect. The ones that don’t fit in with wha t people see as being perfect will be ‘spared’ from that fate, which people don’t want. Because they all want other people to see them as good people, they all want people to want to know them.
    “I'm sorry but your name is not on the list.
    Your results do not comply.”

    The results (Traits, how they are, what they do) don’t comply with what people see as being perfect.
    “Your ashes will fuel the machine.
    We are the industry.”

    When they die, nothing will change, society will go on.
    “We are the birth and the death. “

    The guidelines of what society deems to be acceptable are there from when you’re born ‘til when you die. And before and beyond.

    Well, there you go. I think it’s about a couple, and like yeah wanting to be perfect.

    I say, be yourself. Be happy :D
    JasminsNinjaon June 10, 2010   Link

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