"The Endless Feed" as written by Mikael Bengt Stanne, Martin Brandstrom, Mikael Niklasson, Anders Jivarp, Niklas Bo Sundin and Martin Henriksson....
You try to hide the fact hidden from yourself
Your own favorite entertainer is none other than the one we call you
And you need the others to fortify your disgust
For the worst of us, to the rest of us

Entertain the thought that we are still alive
Entertain the notion of impending doom
Entertain our worst suspicions and our fears
Just pull us in and take us down

I hear a mighty cheer
Your faith could not be any stronger
In your head the stage is set
A product of what we're being fed
Oblivious by design, not susceptible to any mind

I can take what's being given
I can down whatever comes
I will do what you deem necessary
My fear compels me

No more fictitious needs
I will not be made a mockery
No more chaos seed
I am not what you're supposed to see

Without a sense of danger everything is lost
In the name of entertainment we are doomed

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"The Endless Feed" as written by Martin Brandstrom Anders Jivarp

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    General CommentTaken from the Live in Montreal bootleg, Mikael says this song is about mass media and all of the BS it feeds us. He announces the song with that message.
    Here is the full quote:
    "Alright people we got a really heavy song for you right now, from the Character album ...about the madness of mass media and the fucking stupid amounts of information we're being fed constantly. We don't really like that. This is a song about it, it's called 'The Endless Feed.' "
    robberbaronlolon May 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I've always listened to it without questioning it until I finally decided to read the lyrics themselves here.
    Turbo Speedon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDark Tranquility is one of the best Dark Metal bands I've ever heard. What's with the low of popularity here?
    Chronicon June 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove this song, one of my favorites on Character. Also what is this song really about, entertainment business?

    P.S. love the part where it goes :"Oblivious by design..."
    Vasaon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is asking for us to stop lying to ourselves.

    "Your own favourite entertainer
    is none other than the one we call you"
    We are deluding ourselves, called in the song 'entertaining', playing on some of the other meanings of the word entertain.

    "in your head the stage is set
    a product of what we’re being fed"
    Once again, we have been deceiving ourselves. But only, it seems, because of lies in our environment (the media or popular culture perhaps).

    The song says that we put too much faith in our self-delusions, and that we must see the truth behind our lies.

    As for who the 'I' in stanzas 3, 6 and 7 is, I have no idea. It could possibly be the singer, possibly your conscience, whatever. I'll leave that to someone else.
    Innominateon May 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Entertain the thought that we are still alive" this line reminds me of KsE's song "alive or just breathing?" meaning we don't live for ourselves anymore, everything is becoming artificial even emotions with all the media mass pollution, drugs, etc. So are we alive? or just a shell thats breathing.
    forever smackedon December 23, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI wish I really knew what this song was about... its my favorite on the album. All I can get is from the first verse, and the chorus. Basically what I think it means is that people are so focused on themselves anymore and don't "entertain the fact that" other people are still alive. Once it gets to the second verse I have no clue what its about :/. And that epic bridge.... I dont get it at all :(
    PomPWNiuson May 09, 2012   Link

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