"Clone" as written by Christian Andreu, Joseph Duplantier and Mario Duplantier....
Every Step you take is to the end
Chaos, duplicate the human slaves
Mother Nature so far away : Why?
Perfect is the race you dream

Right now, I make my choice
Perfection you fake is not
The soul, not a genetic code
You fools, you ignoramuses

Hatchery, the newborn to celebrate
Ashes to ashes, I see respect in the dust
Life is so perfect

Now for the weak an abortion
Celebrate perfection that grows
The flesh, a gift of science
The soul a fault of a god

Life on its way to the state of fire
From the cold taste of steel
Light embraces the dark, lava flowing free
and the cradle is...
Forgot the reasons why - We all lie so pale
On the playground of cold
Mother Nature is at saturation point
and the cradle is falling down...


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    General CommentThis song is about more than that. It criticizes the human race for interfereing in natural processes like life, not appreciating it for what it is. Especially birth. Taking natural processes in our own narrow minded hands without the forethought to know the consequences. Be it cloning, abortion, genetic modification. We will compromise ourselves and nature because of our worldly and empty intentions
    Exoteric146on July 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFucking amazing song and band. You guys are right, I like -GR's explanation. It does criticise the thoughts of creating one perfect human by cloning. It says everyone would eventually be the same and be "flawless" or in other words perfect. Every step closer we get to doing it the closer we get to the end, these clones would be like abominations to Mother Earth and she would eventually destroy them leading to no one left. The soul isn't a genetic code you can't just make it and eventually everyone will be "souless" because they are just creations of science and no longer real human beings but something made from a lab. We will eventually weaken and fall mercy to it.
    itsthatoneguyon May 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's seemingly pretty obvious. The song criticise the thought of creating the perfect human by cloning and what will follow if we do. The removal of the weak, all of us genetic codes with no soul, and man being made into a machine of flesh.
    -GRon April 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm sure this song is speaking out against cloning. It reminds me a little bit of Rammstein's Mutter, only instead of saying how cloning affects the individual clone, it focuses more on it's affect on the planet. Like what would happen if all humans became clones of a "genetically perfect" person. Then there would be almost no more genetic variation and the human race would start to stagnate... pretty deep stuff.

    \m/ Gojira rules! \m/
    clintmman_47on July 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFucking amazing song and band. You guys are right, I like -GR's explanation. It does criticise the thoughts of creating one perfect human by cloning. It says everyone would eventually be the same and be "flawless" or in other words perfect. Every step closer we get to doing it the closer we get to the end, these clones would be like abominations to Mother Earth and she would eventually destroy them leading to no one left. The soul isn't a genetic code you can't just make it and eventually everyone will be "souless" because they are just creations of science and no longer real human beings but something made from a lab. We will eventually weaken and fall mercy to it.
    itsthatoneguyon May 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDamn sorry for 4 posts. These guys really don't get the respect they deserve though.
    itsthatoneguyon May 23, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationIt seems this song has been covered well but I'd like to emphasize some lines that stand out to me and essentially describe the meaning of the song which is kind of obvious to me anyway.

    Every Step you take is to the end
    -The future of science doesn't bode well for humanity

    Mother Nature so far away : Why?
    -Duplicating life is unnatural, why not let nature work the way it was intended? Goes well with the first line. Science vs Nature

    Perfect is the race you dream
    -Seems to me if clones of ourselves were all wandering around, it's the perfect world right? Never die completely;immortal. I'm being sarcastic of course

    Perfection you fake is not
    -The perfect world some strive for by messing with the natural order of life isn't perfect at all; it's an abomination

    The soul, not a genetic code
    -If we do in fact possess a soul, which many believe we do, what happens to it when something is cloned? It can't be replicated like a genetic code.

    Hatchery, the newborn to celebrate
    -Natural birth is worth celebrating

    Ashes to ashes, I see respect in the dust
    -Ashes to ashes, the circle of life. Death is a natural part of the circle of life(oroborous) and worth respecting for we all will face it. We should anyway, that's what the song is about(in my opinion), Nature vs A Perfect World(created by science)

    Life is so perfect
    -Goes hand in hand with the two prior lines. The circle of life is perfect the way it is.

    Now for the weak an abortion
    -Self explanatory and I wouldn't want to spark a debate not that many people comment here(on Gojira anyway) but what other creature on this planet uses a clothes hanger to rip a fetus from the womb or goes to a hospital for a less crude way of abortion. Most often then not, it's done because it wasn't planned or they were scared(weak). I suppose it's their choice but it isn't natural obviously and it proves human-kind is weak not to embrace the life that grows. Not stating Gojira is pro life or pro abortion as I don't want to speak for them, but this is the only way I can interpret this line.

    Celebrate perfection that grows
    -Self explanatory, going hand in hand with the prior line. Abortion is for the weak and unnatural; celebrate life. My interpretation anyway.

    The flesh, a gift of science
    The soul a fault of a god
    -These two lines seem to express the confusion of cloning or replicating life by scientific means. What happens to the soul? Do we even possess one? Will a clone just be human robot? Many more questions could be asked. Again, just my interpretation.

    The last 9 lines seem to contemplate the future of life. I won't go over each line, but the most important are the last two in my opinion that sum it up.

    Mother Nature is at saturation point
    And the cradle is falling down
    -We destroy the earth and insult mother nature with many things we do as humans. Eventually, the cradle(or the many) that mother nature supports us with and provides for us will break and we'll ultimately feel her wrath. How much more can she tolerate?

    So to sum up, Nature Vs Unnatural Life( and the song does well criticizing it)

    Again just my interpretation. Great song and brutal heavy metal. Gojira \m/
    Mythrodynon September 23, 2013   Link

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