"Mother Man" as written by Kelly Shaefer, Steve Flynn and Roger Patterson/ Rand Burkey....
You say there's freedom
Within our nature
Well I don't think you understand
Mother Earth has fallen to Mother Man
The Air, the Sea, the Grass, the Trees,
The nemesis is the major,
Fearless leader Mother Man.

Come on take a look
At what's become
Of the existence that leads
Or so we think
That's always a popular phrase
It suits the laws written
By dear Mother Man,
Those heavy hands.

What man creates man will surely destroy
The rule of thumb
In the mouths of little boys
Earth spins delight
We kill everything in sight
To serve the needs
And all purple skies will bleed

And a bird flies weak
Against polluted skies
Before it dies
And nature becomes illegal
According to rules
Made by fools

Sift through the information
Everlasting hesitation
To reveal all knowing vices
All the compomising prices
Untouched by the law binders
Setting standards to remind us
That the ink has dried
Behind the goal
We wish to achieve is gone


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"Mother Man" as written by Rand Burkey Kelly R. Shaefer

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    General Commentwtf? this song has nothing to do with marijuana?!

    But yeah, this is the song that got be hooked on Atheist. This song has some incredible drumming and guitar work in it. Astonishing really. As for the meaning of this song, it's quite clear. It's about how much humans have affected this world, turned fields of grass and forests into metropolitan cities. It's about how humans (mother man) are destroying this world (mother nature)
    SpilltheBloodon August 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It's the one that got me hooked on this band.
    Sorrynametakenon August 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe vocalist states before this song in a live recording that it is (at least to some degree) about marijuana legalization. I think that'd only be these 3 lines though:
    And nature becomes illegal
    According to rules
    Made by fools
    Chard121on December 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe vocalist states before this song in a live recording that it is (at least to some degree) about marijuana legalization. I think that'd only be these 3 lines though:
    And nature becomes illegal
    According to rules
    Made by fools
    Chard121on December 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere are so many interesting or thought-provoking lines/stanzas in this song.
    "And a bird flies weak
    Against polluted skies
    Before it dies"

    "Sift through the information
    Everlasting hesitation
    To reveal all knowing vices
    All the compomising prices
    Untouched by the law binders
    Setting standards to remind us
    That the ink has dried
    Behind the goal
    We wish to achieve is gone"

    Brilliant music.
    havana4saleon August 22, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentsome of the song is about marijuana...
    cichon123on March 08, 2006   Link

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