"The Brainwasher" as written by Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel Homem Christo....
I am the brainwasher
I am the brainwasher

I am the brainwasher

I am the brainwasher

I am the brainwasher


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"The Brainwasher" as written by Thomas Bangalter Guy Manuel Homem Christo

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    General CommentI think this song, On/Off, and Television Rules the Nation are all linked to each other. Basically, like D4MVP said, this song is basically about how the TV brainwashes people into believing things that are not true or doing something they know is wrong. Which is where the interlude, On/Off comes in, which has various TV shows playing, until it is turned off and then the song, Television Rules the Nation starts. Basically, the theme for all three songs is to stop watching TV so much, and stop believing what you hear.
    Dragon19on September 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI hear this song, and as I listen I like to imagine a giant washing machine that's got brains in it.
    ifiwereyouon February 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe 2 following tracks have to do with TV, so i'm guessing this is about how TV is brainwashing society.
    D4MVPon April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like that the words to this song are used in a way to the opening line "I am iron man" in Black Sabbaths song "Iron man"
    Wwallacelamonton September 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"The Brainwasher" was the official Devo fanzine back in the 80's.
    ashura2kon November 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthey has to be an Iron Man sample in there, but who cares, DAFT PUNK FTW!!!!
    Jonny2on May 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentevery time i hear this, the static in the background sounds like somebody saying "die! die! die! die! die! die! die! die!" (you hear it best at 1:31 & 3:11), but i think that says more about me than the song :(
    bazzzon May 25, 2013   Link
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    General CommentTelevision rules the nation deals with the media as a whole being brainwashers, reprogramming the people like they're machines (but we are Human After All, of course), while I actually think Daft Punk are acknowleding their part in the media.

    In other words, they're talking about themselves. If you ask me though, it sounds like the Brainwasher is talking to himself as well, which makes it seem like he's repeating a mantra, a form of self hypnotism.

    Might as well also throw out that technologic is supposed to represent the "new programming." The album as a whole deals with themes of fear, paranoia, and despair, all focused on what separates us from being machines, and the forces that would like to treat us as machines.
    wallmasteron October 05, 2013   Link

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