"Converting Vegetarians" as written by Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani....
This is the time of the revolution.
Cooking the next step.
Converting vegetarians.

This is the time of the revolution.
Cooking the next step.
Converting vegetarians.
Minding the gap since 1996.

This is the time of the revolution.
Keeping it in the right track.
Feeling it in my mind back.
Seeing it every day every day.

This is the time of the revolution.
Keeping it in the right track.
Feeling it in my mind back.
Seeing it every day, aaah.

I wake up! And my mind's out,
Never again will I sell out.
Converting vegetarians.
Into the midnight giving it to you.
I don't know, it just feels right.

And my mind's out,
Never again will I sell out.
Converting vegetarians.
Into the midnight giving it to you.
I don't know, it just feels right.

This is the time of the revolution.
Cooking the next step.
Converting vegetarians.

This is the time of the revolution.
Cooking the next step.
Converting vegetarians.
Minding the gap since 1996.

19..19..1996..

This is the time of the revolution.
Keeping it in the right track.
Feeling it in my mind back.
Seeing it every day every day.

This is the time of the revolution.
Keeping it in the right track.
Feeling it in my mind back.
Seeing it every day, aaah.

I wake up! And my mind's out,
Never again will I sell out.
Converting vegetarians.
Into the midnight giving it to you.
I don't know, it just feels right.

And my mind's out,
Never again will I sell out.
Converting vegetarians.
Into the midnight giving it to you.
I don't know, it just feels right.



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  • +2
    General CommentFujiFlame's analysis seems compelling, but I would like to add a different perspective:

    IMO Vegetarians are psy.trance consumers.
    Converting vegetarians is the attempt to convert Infected Mushroom traditional audience to a more mainstream appealing music type, manifested itself in the second CD, which is experimental in nature, contains lyrics, more downbeat, and is far from what IM were famous for – high beat psy.trance.
    Minding the gap since 1996 – being there, minding, the “gap” between the mainstream music culture and the psy.trance evolutionary path.
    Never again will I sell out – will they be able to repeat their success formulae?
    Cooking the next step – preparing their entrance into their new and different type of music production, which is slightly distanced from their traditional psy.trance.

    It is a well known fact that trance parties where this type of music is playing, and coming from Israel I was fortuned to attend more than one - more often than not exhibit some soft of a nature theme, and people are tripping their brains off on whatever they can find. This obviously includes the famous hallucination mushrooms - the so called Infected Mushrooms. Mushrooms, and thus naturists, and hence – vegetarians are a common theme for psy.trance culture.
    I’ve been following Infected since 1996, and Converting vegetarians is the first album where a more mainstream melodic beats and themes found itself into their songs. Who would believe- they even have lyrics!
    I remember an article read back in 2000, how IM are the best Psy.Trance band in the world, yet that just seems not to be enough for making a real monetary breakthrough. They just have to appeal to more mainstream music tastes. And I remember reading the duo talking about their aspirations on the topic.
    IMO – converting vegetarians marks the time of their revolution.
    edi909on September 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is all about the "revolution" that trance music has created.
    A "vegetarian" is someone who hasn't yet delved into the juicy flesh of the electronic music world, and I think what Duvdev (did he write it?) means to say in this song is that they have reached the pinnacle of confidence in their music... They have the artistic prowess and charismatic delivery to convert those whose ears still cannot adapt to this change, but surely will. Into the midnight...
    JoshKoalaon February 25, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Mind the Gap" is a sign that is extremely common in the london underground. It can be found in other transit systems. With those words I believe they are pretty much saying prepare for the ride. In 1996 is when the duo actually met each other. This indeed was a breakthrough but not until 1998 when "The Gathering" was released. Personally, I think the "revolution" also might have something to do with the political situations in Israel - Where the government stopped worrying about shutting down parties as they figured people were safer at parties than at home due to violence and such.
    djravecandyon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFrom what I've noticed, people nowadays make the choice to become a Vegetarian just because it labels them so, not because its what they feel is right for them and their body, and so they follow the guidelines: no products from animals. They seem to feel that their decision to not eat a burger here or there actually makes a difference in animals' lives...but whether or not they choose to eat the meat, the cow has nonetheless been killed, and someone else will just come along and eat that burger for them. The same could be said for religion nowadays, the way that people choose a religion based on the label, not their true beliefs. IMO, a vegetarian has the right to be a vegetarian if they have rational reasons for not putting meat into their bodies (i.e. seeing it as unclean for the soul, etc.). Thinking that not eating meat saves animals' lives is just irrational in today's age...not to mention, it would seem that many of the animals on this earth are here simply for us to eat...it's delicious and often nutritious.

    IMO, vegetarians label themselves as someone that doesn't eat meat because they care about the animals that are used to make those products. I think these people are simply longing to be accepted. They feel that if a vegetarian were to know that they ate animal products, there's one more person in the world that wouldn't accept them, regardless of the fact that the many non-vegetarians are already accepting. Why not win both over: become a vegetarian, and they suddenly have the vegetarians on their side, and its not like the non-vegetarians are going to hold anything against you -- they accept that its a decision that the individual made for their life. What the people who label themselves on this basis fail to realize is that not being a vegetarian isn't going to be looked down upon by a rational vegetarian, because they understand that people make decisions for their own lives based on their own desires; the vegetarians that wont be accepting are the ones that are just like the person I've been speaking of -- that calls themself a vegetarian because of the group they're suddenly placed in by making the 'decision'.

    In the music world, a vegetarian is someone that chooses to listen to certain styles of music because of the label it creates for them, not because its truly what they want for themselves. They typically listen to rock, rap, country, or hip-hop, depending on which group they're trying to fit into. Unfortunately, this could be said for most people in today's society, with the way people are just longing to be accepted. To most of these people, the idea of electronica (their 'meat') is simply taboo. As soon as they enjoy that electronica, they're suddenly no longer accepted by most of their peers. The problem is that there's irrational thinking involved. People are just too damned worried about what other people think to make decisions for themselves because its what they want for themselves. By enjoying this meat, they wouldn't be accepted by their irrationally-vegetarian peers, but that's not what matters -- if its what they enjoy, they should just go with it, especially since the rational people in this world will accept them for who they are.

    We're not talking about just any meat here, either. We're talking the filet mignon of the music world; IMO, CD2 of Converting Vegetarians is the best CD I've ever heard from any artist...and I've heard A LOT. I've been all over many, various styles of music and artists and their unique perspectives...but nothing has ever sounded like CD2 of Converting Vegetarians. While it's not what's 'accepted', it's undeniably good, according to anyone I've ever met that's listened to it, whether its 'their style' or not. The beats are just the most successfully blended — though incredibly bizarre — sounds I've ever heard. I completely agree with whoever said that this is the pinnacle of IM's confidence in their music. The fact of the matter is, any 'Vegetarians' that listen to these CD's are bound to be opened to a whole new world of understand regarding music...that the style doesn't matter...its the music the matters — and as obvious as a statement as that may seem to many of you out there, it's something that isn't observed by most of the people in today's horribly corrupted society.
    FujiFlameon July 28, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretationif you guys really know infected mushroom, you know that they began from 1996. what they are trying to say in this song is that they formed a revolution. "Minding the gap since 1996." how much they have done since 1996. i love this song. i love this album. absolutely amazing band.
    and all you guys got to keep in mind just because this group are called infected mushroom doesn't mean that they do drugs. in this song vegetarians means staying off the drugs.
    infectedmuchroomon January 03, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this is that they will make good music no matter what "never again i will sell out"- "Into the midnight giving it to you." I think its people playing Infected's music at a bar or whatever...dancin u know... So, yeah i think is about Infected making music.
    FLUXBANDon November 06, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthere's a rumor that the line "cooking the next step" is actually "cocaine the next step", but Inf. Shroom decided to use "cooking the next step" in the lyrics.
    i don't know which revolution he's talking 'bout tho.
    cabbagesoupon June 21, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Comment'never again will i sell out' thats probably what the song is about...the rest is probably just drugged out metaphores. whats up with the whole 1996 thing? amazing song
    Drewb18c1on July 08, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt means that infected r converting vegetarians,who r people who just smoke pot and hav natural stuff like mushies into the hardarse man made shit(hence cooking the next step) and making a revolution of hardcore pingers for there music.O and didn't they start up in 1996?
    Tommo!!on March 25, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentagree with JoshKoala.. "Minding the gap" - "Trying to make the music electric, but still exiting for people who have a gap (dont find electric music nice)"
    Eurohawkon March 25, 2007   Link

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