"Earth Intruders" as written by Timothy Mosley, Nate Hills and Bjork Gudmundsdottir....
We are the earth intruders
We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches

Turmoil, carnage

Here come the earth intruders
We are the paratroopers
Stampede of sharpshooters
Come straight from voodoo

With our feet thumping
With our feet marching
Grinding skeptics into the soil

Shower of goodness
Coming to end the doubt pouring over
Shower of goodness coming to end

We are the earth intruders
We are the sharp shooters
Flock of parashooters
Necessary voodoo

I have guided my bones
Through some voltage
And loved them still
And loved them too

Metallic carnage
Ferocity
Feel the speed

We are the earth intruders
We are the sharp shooters
Flock of parashooters
Necessary voodoo

There is turmoil out there
Carnage, rambling

What is to do but dig
Dig bones out of earth
Mudgraves, timber
Morbid trenches

Here come the earth intruders
Stampede of resistance
We are the canoneers
Necessary voodoo

And the beast
With many heads
And arms rolling
Steamroller

We are the earth intruders
We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches

Forgive this tribe

We are the earth intruders
We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches

We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches
We are the earth intruders

We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches
Marching

We are the earth intruders
Muddy with twigs and branches
Marching

March
March
March


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"Earth Intruders" as written by Floyd Nathaniel Hills Bjork Gudmundsdottir

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    General CommentI wasn't sure what to think of this song at first- while it has a KILLER beat and awesome vocals, the message of the song was a bit unclear.

    After a bit of consideration I think I've figured out an interpretation that seems to fit it best.
    I believe that the "Earth Intruders" she speaks of are us humans, killing the Earth we live on and causing destruction and turmoil to the plants and animals.
    "Digging bones out of the ground" and "Necessary voodoo" were two lines that had me thinking for a while but I think that digging bones out of the ground is a way to describe us destroying the Earth in an attempt to find such things as fossils and fossil fuels; necessary voodoo is causing destruction and death in an attempt to tame the wilderness and/or cause war as a means to get what we want from places that we shouldn't.

    And the line, "Forgive this tribe" seems to be a desperate attempt of one person who cares to apologize for the acts of the rest of their kind.

    Personally I don't see how religion and whatnot can be tied into this, it doesn't seem to go that way at all.
    ViviBlackmyston July 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis song is the anthem of the Nephilim, sung from their perspective.

    The Titans, the Pagan Creators, the Didanum, the Golden Ones, the ancestors of Osiris, the Feathered Serpents, the Watchers, the fathers of Gigantes, The Fallen Angels, those who from Heaven to Earth came. They descended from the sky, armed and ready to invade; the Paratroopers.

    They come to subdue the Earth. Their right to rule is good and necessary in their own hearts. They taught men the art of war, of sorcery, of voodoo and enchantments, and made known to men the metals of the Earth. They birthed terrible monsters by mixing man with beast; they electrified their bones.

    They are the Unforgiven Tribe. They are bound in chains in the Abyss. Some still hear their shouts from Tartarus. They will soon be set free, released by the Beast with Seven Heads. They march over the bodies of all resistors. They are muddied with blood and soil. They are the intruders over all the Earth.

    The song is a masterpiece. It is also Pagan seduction.
    whitl103on October 31, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS IS INSANE. I love it. She is incapable of dissapointing.
    precipitateon April 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentP.S. I hear this leak is just the radio-cut and that the actually release is over a minute longer so you might have to edit this come may.
    precipitateon April 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about humans uniting as one species, one tribe, returning almost to our primitive states, and just setting the world straight


    ...back to the happy way natural way the world was before empires and organized religion fcked everything up
    lilmerboyon April 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe did an interview with xfm and talked about this song, but lilmerboy got it right.
    she seems to be venturing back to the more extroverted music, as a change from vespertine and medulla. love that she's attacking negativity with positivity with this song, and from what i hear, the whole new album too. can't wait for volta :)
    citizeninsaneon April 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, I don't necessarily understand the lyrics as an all-positive outlook on humanity. Already the song title gives suggests that to me. And turmoil and carnage probably aren't something many of us want.

    The song also mentions muddy graves, morbid trenches and "grinding the skeptics into the soil". Plus there is the line "Forgive this tribe" which, at least the way I understand it, refers to the human race. The high-energy beat is also kind of aggressive.

    Anyway, this is a great song, and if the rest of Volta is even anywhere near as good, it may well be the best album coming out this year.
    shadowmatteron April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't really think the lyrics make sense. The title suggests that humans are intruding and destroying the earth - and most of the lyrics suggest that too. But then these negativ intrudes seems to do good things like 'shower goodness' and grind sceptics into the soil?!?!?!?
    lboogyon April 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlboogy-- grinding skeptics into the soil is a good thing? hmmmm.
    Jballer32on April 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTurmoil and carnage can be good.
    Order is not always good. It traps people in routines and can be a bad thing which causes life to stagnate.
    You can have creative destruction, chaos opens the doorway to change and maybe that is whay she touches upon in this song?

    It's a brilliant song.
    A.Mon April 12, 2007   Link

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