"Slaves To The Subliminal" as written by and Jonas Per/aelvestam Kjellgren....
Eyes transfixed at flashing visuals
Looking without seeing
Subject for subliminal attacks
Subconscious registrations

Efficient manipulation methods
The embedded distorters
One step in the mass hypnosis
On a monumental scale

Vile embrace of the one who beholds
Robbed of thoughts and of feelings

Draining dry the very mind
All we know is what they show
Never seen the chains that binds
Lies enslave you!
Registrations that will burn our spirits hollow
Making sure the blind stays blind

We are slaves to the subliminal

No choice to accept or reject
Heading straight for the source
Perceived below normal awareness
Suck in the embedded additions

Eyes transfixed at flashing visually
Looking without seeing

Subject for subliminal attacks
Subconscious registrations

Vile embrace of the one who beholds
Robbed of thoughts and of feelings

Draining dry the very mind
All we know is what they show
Never seen the chains that binds
Lies enslave you
Registrations that will burn our spirits hollow
Making sure the blind stays blind

Drugged docile by the embeds
They enter below the threshold
Intricate manipulation technique
Promotes robotic behavior
Consume according to fabricated needs
Command the subconscious
Follow all the shallow standards
Programmed instinct response

Draining dry the very mind
All we know is what they show
Never seen the chains that binds

Registrations that will burn our spirits hollow
Making sure the blind stays blind

Enslave you


Lyrics submitted by zaxon~21

"Slaves to the Subliminal" as written by Henrik Carl Ohlsson Christian Gunnar Aelvestam

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    General CommentTo me, this song is obviously about how people are brainwashed, intentionally and unintentionally, by television and other forms of media. People are taught to think in certain ways, whether they realize it or not. This song seems to focus on the part of people learning things (attitudes, reactions, etc.) without knowing it (i.e. subliminally) and never even knowing it. Fake stories and even lies on the TV are literally programming people by showing massive amounts of people the same exact thing. People learn from seeing things, and whether they want to or not, they eventually emulate what they have seen and learned. Media, especially TV does in fact do this, for better or for worse. This song is obviously saying that it is indeed for the worse, which I also believe it is. Even if TV sent nothing but "positive" messages, it would still be negative in a way, because it is robbing people of their true selves. They are no longer individual, and often never have a chance to think for themselves to formulate their own opinions or feelings of things.

    This reminds me of an uncharacteristically yet true quote from The Pirates of the Caribbean movies, of all places (how ironic, given my interpretation and agreement of this song, right? hahaha!): "The world isn't getting smaller, there is just less in it." This is so true, because everyone in the world is getting exposed (and therefore learning from) the same limited amount of information / experiences due to TV and the media's ever-lengthening reach. People are all becoming less individual and more robotic.
    skyloron February 14, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song! It's a pretty self-explanatory one I think. Mainly about some higher power that has control over us..."draining dry the very the mind" and basically doing what they want us to do. Hence "Slaves to the Subliminal."
    minus_zer0on May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust started listening to scar symmetry , this song is freakin catchy. Like minus zero said pretty obvious meaning but thing is what are we gonna DO ABOUT IT!!!
    soilmasteron June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust started listening to scar symmetry , this song is freakin catchy. Like minus zero said pretty obvious meaning but thing is what are we gonna DO ABOUT IT!!!
    soilmasteron June 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentExcellent song. One of my favourites.
    It appears to be about the way we live today, this song concentrates on the negative side of things nowadays...

    This line, "All we know is what they show", suggests that we are living blindly, only seeing what "they" want us to see. Can we assume "they" means the government?
    JG234on July 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGosh, the song title is amazing by itself. I love the lines: "One step in the mass hypnosis"
    "Making sure the blind stays blind"
    "All we know is what they show."
    It's so fucking true, though. Censorship will always exist. I'm going to reference Billy Joel now. "Honesty is such a lonely word."

    In the Chuck Klosterman book, Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, Klosterman talks about how journalists write fabricated pieces because the people they interview will always lie, though claiming what they speak as fact. Journalists can't make up a story, but they can write pieces based on lies told to them by interviewees. Frustrating, isn't it?
    luisazavichon July 19, 2007   Link

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