"Mice and Gods" as written by and Michael Schauer Richard Timothy Sult....
Silver women on the Omni magazine.
They got the future precisely laid out as I need.
That Lux Aeterna sound is so frightening.
Holding hands with Lucifer is never that enlightening.

So fire it up. (Fire it up, fire it up)
Fire it and the flesh be damned.
Fire it up. (Fire it up, fire it up)
Yeah, that's the ticket now kick out the jams.

Engineer the future now.
Damn tomorrow, future now!
Throw the switches, prime the charge.
Yesterday's for mice and gods.

Life inside the biosphere, dodecahedron fever's here.
Sporting scarlet letters of genetic imperfection, dear.
Love child in the reeds, take a sample for the breed.
Should have left him in the stream, cooing at the smitten queen.

So fire it up. (Fire it up, fire it up)
Fire it and the flesh be damned.
Fire it up. (Fire it up, fire it up)
Yeah, that's the ticket now kick out the jams.

Engineer the future now.
Damn tomorrow, future now!
Throw the switches, prime the charge.
Yesterday's for mice and gods.

Slowly, broken windows returning to the sand.
The economic factors are no longer relevant.
That empty city sound is so frightening.
Neolithic fear is such a motivating factory.

So fire it up. (Fire it up, fire it up)
Fire it and the flesh be damned.
Fire it up. (Fire it up, fire it up)
Yeah, that's the ticket now kick out the jams.

Engineer the future now.
Damn tomorrow, future now!
Throw the switches, prime the charge.
Yesterday's for mice and gods.


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    General CommentVery convoluted lyrics, but it seems to be roughly about a metallic genetically controlled future. One in which all imperfections "Mice and Gods" have been done away with. It seems that Neil is pissed about the genetic screening and the like taking place with humans. This song looks to be about how we as a culture want too much scientific advances too soon without concidering the consequences.
    The results of this society are seen in this section:
    "Slowly, broken windows returning to the sand
    The economic factors are no longer relevant.
    That empty city sound is so frightening.
    Neolithic fear is such a motivating factory."
    The "future city" destroys itself completely, as pointed out by the "economic factors" being no longer relevant. The economic factors that motivated the rushed progress don't matter when everyone is dead.
    Cape Kidon July 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAdding to what Cape Kid said, which pretty much covered it IMO, the following lines pretty much explain the approach to religion.

    Love child in the reeds. Take a sample for the breed.
    Should have left him in the stream. Cooing at the smitten queen.
    The love child in the reeds is Moses. All he is good for is to take a sample for the breed, we should have left him in the stream cooing at the smitten queen. Basically indicating that such religious figures are only valued for their genetic material in this future. Religion serves no purpose.
    lookingfordolvingon October 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI could be wrong, but I think this is a Carpe Diem-type song. Sieze the day, and damn the consequences. And you have to wonder if he is "reefer"-ing to pot in the chorus. =)
    KEVDUCHARMEon January 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds more like it's about alternate future, post-Armaggedon.
    CWBrownon November 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsearch, "dodecahedron fever" on google. i dare you. now search, "dodecahedron." it comes up with a 12 sided figure, and all the faces are regular pentagons. neil IS pissed about the, "unnatural, scientific, and mathmatical" world that is coming. cape kid is right.
    I Wear Pants 06on April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the others nailed the message on the head. This is one my favorite Clutch songs.
    OpinionHeadon December 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI must agree with capekid, lookingfordolving, and Durenoth for the most part. It's about us clamouring for the future now and not willing to wait for it to come to us "Engineer the future now, damn tomorrow! Future now!" And that the past is only for the mkeek of heart, mice, as in "are we mice or are we men!?" And obsolete figures like Gods.
    Thundercunton March 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI seriously wonder if "biosphere was purposely made to make a reference to Hyperion. That book has a giant sphere of plant life weaved together in a giant circular form. The genetic imperfection could also be reference to the "Ousters", who are genetically modified to some pretty extreme levels sometimes.
    craniiferon May 15, 2010   Link

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