"Archetype" as written by Burton C. Bell, Raymond Herrera and Christian Olde Wolbers....
You must never forget
The essence of your spark.
All of that which defines you
Is the essence of you blood.

The infection has been removed,
The soul of this machine has improved.
The infection has been removed,
The soul of this machine has improved.

Look into my eyes
And tell me what you see.
Someone real, this is real,
What you wish to be.

You must never forget
To modernize performance.
Malignancies on the system
Will handicap, slow up and rust.

The infection has been removed,
The soul of this machine has improved.
The infection has been removed,
The soul of this machine has improved.

Look into my eyes
And tell me what you see.
Someone real, this is real,
What you wish to be.

Fuck!

Can you see?
Can you see?

Look into my eyes
And tell me what you see.
Someone real, this is real,
What you wish to be.

Open your eyes [open your eyes, open your eyes]
Open your eyes [open your eyes, open your eyes]
Open your eyes [open your eyes, open your eyes]
Open your eyes [open your eyes, open your eyes]
Open your eyes [open your eyes, open your eyes]
Open your eyes [open your eyes, open your eyes]


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

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    General Commentdon't forget who you ought to be and who you ought to be is who you where when your born pretty much pure all these illusions in this world deceive you and make you fear purity takes you away...brings you further from true intelligence Fear factory's main idea was to set us free to help most never wish to realize there so ignouring what deeper things this earth has to give us why do we have imagination ? to use it I use mine mainly for military fantasy xD but ya you know what I mean...
    SMUSER17158825on January 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI forgot I had this cd until today.
    Glad I found it again [:
    stagnateon September 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome, as well as the whole New archetype cd. I think this song is saying that Fear Factory is back and is better than ever. If thats not what it is, oh well, i was the first post
    langeslayer3887on May 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure if this is right or not cause I don't like to think this, but it seems like I'm right. I think this song is about Dino. "The infection has been removed, the soul of this machine has improved."
    Like I said I don't like to think that, cause Dino kicks ass but I seriosly think that its a possibility.
    Body Hammeron May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBody Hammer is right, this definitly sounds like a cuss on Dino. It starts with "You must never forget, the essence of your spark" like Dino was only in it for the money, and had lost sight of what made Fear Factory great.
    quiffpornon May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome... at first i thought this song was about someone doing something for themselves. but then i read these posts and i agree.

    i saw them live and was dissappointed to see that they were missing a guitarist "dino" but after i heard this song i was like wow. still sounds good without a guitarist... just missing the machine gun riffs.
    FuryofFiveon October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti also agree wit body hammer, and it is in da lyrics dat Dino woz jus treatin burt like dirt (huh...rymes) dere r rumours dat dino slept wit burts wife
    willjdwon December 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds kinda motivational, but hell, i don't know the history of fear factory. 'Ello quiffporn. i see we meet again. i will try to keep myself loaded up on valium and not start anything. chances are i won't however because this band/song is not my favorite.
    bassplayereadgon February 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'd agree with the first thoughts re: Dino. Can also represent Christian's return to guitars (but that's just a clever coincidence methinks).
    rgbickerson February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, and body hammer im pretty sure is right after reading the bio on this band at the ultimate band list website. It said the singer was saying that something like something was wrong with the machine and dino was the source so he was removed. Those arent anywhere near the exact words he used but gets the point across. And if i remember right, dino was replaced by a guy from strapping young lad which is another awesome metal band. This is a great song. This is actually a really great cd, the only one i have from this band. Im not sure about the whole replacement thing because i read this bio awhile ago but the removal of dino im pretty sure is the idea of this song as body hammer said.
    ok ive said enough and im getting carried away im done
    ZionsVillageIdioton July 14, 2005   Link

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