"Church of the Machine" as written by Allen Boop Russell, Michael Pinnella and Michael James Romeo....
Bow down in the platinum maze
Twilight cathedrals spread the system plague
Forging sacred thrones in the void unseen
Merciless judgement in the church of the machine

I'm the master, looking down from the edge of space and time
Flesh and steel intertwined
I am the future, sacrifice your soul and succumb to me
Nailed to your faith, you'll believe

Scream-and no one hears my pleas
Faceless masses falling to their knees

Bow down in the platinum maze
Twilight cathedrals spread the system plague
Forging sacred thrones in the void unseen
Merciless judgement in the church of the machine

Pyramids in the sky, playing out their cosmic games
Rulers of us all, forever cursed we live in pain
Cursed-we live in pain...

The creator, 'Neath the darkened sun, my empires rise
Artificially devised
The destroyer, fierce intentions flow from a virtual rage
Forever lost and enslaved

Total mesh of soul and steel
Life-force force under my command
Twisted baptism of fire
Between machine and man

Scream-and no one hears my pleas
Faceless masses falling to their knees

Bow down in the platinum maze
Twilight cathedrals spread the system plague
Forging sacred thrones in the void unseen
Merciless judgement in the church of the machine

Bow down in the platinum maze
Twilight cathedrals spread the system plague
Forging sacred thrones in the void unseen
Merciless judgement in the church of the machine


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"Church of the Machine" as written by Michael Pinnella Allen Boop Russell

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    General CommentI think it's meant to imply the evilness of religion and how it can destroy and do more harm than good.
    The_Communionon November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with The_Communion, and I think it might be about how people mindlessly follow a religion which ends up controling their lives. Yeah, I dont know how to put what I'm thinking into words.

    But anyway, amazing song. Symphony X is my favorite band.
    -Incandescence-on April 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's talking about how in the future a human will merge himself with a machine and crown himself a god, and how he will enslave the earth through religion, claiming to be god.
    bluechillzzon January 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how people seem to worhsip technology today, and one day someone'll take advantage of it and use it to control us.
    Achoryon May 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGoddamn, this song fucking owns.

    I've got an idea of what it's about, but don't know how to put it into words, though HJGASESJKKGWEAJKL >_
    NickBush24on July 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think that it is about what religion could turn into in the future, with machines more closely involved in our lives
    Fallenfiveon December 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI haven't read the lyrics properly or thought about them really, I half don't want to so I don't spoil this view of what the song could be about...but it seems to me to be kind of about religion not allowing for individuality.
    enragedbaboonon November 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt reminds me of the Hyperion Cantos book series and the Church of Final Atonement that was therein as the primary antagonist. Don't know if that was deliberate or not.
    ThirdRevolutionon October 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust my interpretation but i think this is talking about Religious War!
    I agree with the communion in that i think the song is talking about religion over powering peoples minds until there is conflict and war between them,at which point machines are going to get more involved so much that some could be called, Church of the Machine
    WellZon February 23, 2010   Link

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