"Taking Back My Soul" as written by Michael Amott, Angela Gossow, Christopher Amott and Daniel Erlandsson....
Processed, diluted
Virtually unrecognizable
I was lost there, no direction
A scattered void

No more
It's over
I'm on to you
Your evil game
The tables have turned
I am taking back my soul

Tranquilized, scrutinized
Hate injected mind
As if internal wounds
Wouldn't bleed, wouldn't hurt me

I see through your lies
Taking back what's mine

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"Taking Back My Soul" as written by Christopher Amott Angela Gossow

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    General CommentI'm gonna have to disagree with you, last-dodo, though you did inspire my guess. I think it's about how we are treated as objects by the system, how we are tricked into acting like machines. Of course, this is the view of one who has figured out just how much his emotions have been puppetted by the media (example: Uncle Sam tried to inject hate for Iraq into our minds before the war, never thinking how much that lie could hurt when it came out). I think this agrees more with the anti-government, anti-mass media message of Arch Enemy.
    Isa Lumituson February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf you would listen to Arch Enemy more you would realize a recuring patter... revolution from the generalized and esentialy mind washing public. As for this song they use short, 1-4 word sentences to discribe this person of there subject, an anarchist one might believe "Processed, Diluted, Virtually unrecognizable, Tranquilized, Scruntinized, Hate injected mind." Then she throws out "I was lost there - a scattered void. No direction." saying that they simply live day to day in an ignorant bliss doing virtualy nothing with "no direction". Then the fore mentioned person snapped to and realized that this isnt what life is suposed to be like, and demands there soul, or identity back, and the lack of which is slowly and undetectably killing them "As if internal wounds wouldn't bleed, wouldn't hurt me."
    jpenleyon October 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthmph no comments on an incredible song......meh i think it's about a human guinea pig which is constantly drugged and then studied upon. the studying is so vigorous that the person becomes 'a scattered void' (just mentally messed up). then he breaks out of the "spell" and gets a bit angry. thats what i think anyway..... more from the stupidly good arch enemy =]
    last-dodoon November 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is ok, but i think that guitar riff before "No more It's over" is reeeeeeeeeeally annoying for some reason. but its still an ok song
    XDanny_TorrenceXon May 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is clearly an Anarchist song and based on their dislike for the "system" it is probably more specifically Anarcho-Socialist.
    Tsukaeon February 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is clearly an Anarchist song and based on their dislike for the "system" it is probably more specifically Anarcho-Socialist.
    Tsukaeon February 03, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionSong is amazing - chorus is amazing, pity it comes from an album with not that many top quality songs - I think they made a better album in 2007s Rise of the Tyrant - but in terms of song quality this is definately one of Arch Enemy's best!

    This and The Last Enemy are just belters! Get them on in your car and for your own sake watch your speed, I often find myself doing over 50 in urban zones because of this music :D
    Charlehon September 04, 2009   Link

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