Express reality was...
Those who may cast it...forward
It's not different language
It's full of riches
To reveal what's real and concrete
His connection
His true life, the spirit
Beware the...
These are real to create
Reality has been diverted
Unscrupulously manipulated
Unbridled exercise of power
The fascists urge to control all
On what we bring to our intimacy
Our bodies turn to commodities
Hypocrisy of our time
So in love with freedom
Who really was to...
Your "sigh object" to be made an object
No sight for your deflection of power
Hypocrisy of our time
So in love with freedom
Who really was to...
We treat our bodies like machines,
Fascism winning
We treat our bodies like machines,
Fascism winning


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Eye of The Volcano song meanings
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    My InterpretationExpress reality was burning
    Those who make us take it forward
    It's not different languages full of riches
    To reveal what's real and concrete
    His connection
    His true life, the spirit
    Beware the swan
    Takes a will to create

    Reality has been diverted
    Unscrupulously manipulated
    Unbridled exercise of power
    The fascist urge to control all--
    from what we think to our intimacy
    Our bodies turn to commodities

    Hypocrisy of our time
    So in love with freedom
    Who really wants it dead

    Yes, I object to be made an object
    No sight for your infliction of power

    Hypocrisy of our time
    So in love with freedom
    Who really wants it dead

    We treat our bodies like machines,
    Fascism winning
    We treat our bodies like machines,
    Fascism winning

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    I had to submit my interpretation because the line "Yes, I object to be made an object" is so subversive and cool to me. I am not totally sure about some of the other lines, but I find this version much more satisfying. I can't make much sense of the first verse, but it seems like a much more indirect version of the verse from "Reality" to "commodities," which is a pretty rad and straightforward piece of writing. It makes the exact connection between the maintenance of power (the state, the empire, civilization, the white man...) and the control of our thoughts and intimacy. However, if the lyric "Beware the Swan" is correct, it might make sense because the common cultural association with swans is their muteness. In the context of this song, being quiet and not objecting to being commodified is warned against as "fascism winning." Also, according to my wikipedia research, "In the United Kingdom there is a popular belief that all swans are the property of the Queen." Or perhaps this was either a presage or a response, depending on when this was written, to the infamous Bjork swan dress.
    lovetoseeyouon July 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it´s "beware the swans / digs are real to create" and "we treat our bodies / fascism within"
    peibl1on January 11, 2013   Link

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