There is a creature. It has to feed.
It stops at nothing to fill its need.
The people live in gruesome squalor,
So that the creature may grow taller.
Those with nothing have to bleed,
To help the creature spread its seed.
They learn to dine on fecal matter,
So that the creature may grow fatter.
The creature tells of evil gnomes,
Coming to destroy our homes.
And trolls who come with gun and knife,
To threaten our way of life.
The creature has enslaved our town,
But no one thinks to bring it down.
Provided with so much distraction,
The people can't be moved to action.
And when the people are all dead,
Still the creature needs its bread.
When we've been sucked completely dry,
The creature needs its food supply
(a parasite cannot survive unless its host remains alive.)
It has amassed such awesome wealth,
Maybe it can eat itself.


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    General CommentThis poem makes me think of a book of posters I saw once by Muslim artists in which Uncle Sam was depicted as this enormous green monster with bloody teeth and distended belly cobbling up brown people and oil barrels.

    Anyway, the Creature smells uncomfortably like America to me.
    holkaon August 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is about our society and civilization in general. The status quo sustains itself, the powerful get more powerful, the weak become weaker. A song about just the government feels like it would be out of place on this album, with its epic, sweeping themes of nature vs. technology, the past vs. the future, mankind vs. itself.
    adriantrumblyon May 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, well more like the government of the US, or authority in general everywhere on Earth.
    Twilight31on April 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCertainly not about America but instead it is simply about the whole of civilization.
    Hindenbergon July 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike others have said, the creature is government. Preying on weaker nations to spread its influence, feeding its citizens bullshit to manipulate them, building fear... and with no citizens, the government would be without power.
    inkuazuon May 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAn artistic metaphore for what is summerized in this short video ca.youtube.com/…
    newexperimenton November 30, 2008   Link

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