"Set Fire To The Hive" as written by Andrew Goddard, Mark Hosking, Ian Kenny, Jonathan Stockman and Stephen / Judd....
I don't know what's wrong but I'm on fire,
It seers through my hands, leaving skin on the wire
Awake in this womb with a crown sting in my self
When I listen, the same cry plays on.

We're slaves
In this medicated cage
Make a decision to face this change.
The rules they don't explain
So why do we obey?

Politics, religion, your vision's the same
You played us, as both a cancer and a cure
Which reminds me that it's just a game
You're alibi a sales pitch
Your pretty boy, pretty face dolled up again
A star for us to adore
And you man you've got to be more
Cause this effects all.

It's nice to know you're with us today
I've seen you in the fall along the way.

I spit in the mouth of your god
Who whispers in the minds of our children
You've been sold again.
Set fire to the hive as you flee
It's fiction, a faceless illusion
You've been had again.

You swing this wrecking ball
A violent pendulum
To hypnotize them all.

The writing on the wall,
That we keep missing
A structure built to fall
Still we all obey.

It's nice to know you're with us today
I've seen you in the fog along the way.

I spit in the mouth of your god
Who whispers in the minds of our children
You've been sold again
Set fire to the hive as you flee
It's fiction, a faceless illusion
You've been had again.

There's no second chances here
There's no second chances here
There's no second chances here.


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"Set Fire to the Hive" as written by Ian Kenny Andrew Goddard

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  • +4
    General CommentSimple Boy now has a worldview, which he explains to the semi-awake (fog) person he's now encountered.

    No longer does he choose to adhere to the acts, statutes, and codes of his enslavers. Simple Boy has learned that the entire world (Politics/Religion) is just a game. and he can unplug the cartridge and play a different game should he wishes. He has no answer for why everyone obeys the rules, especially because nobody actually explains the rules.

    The God of this game convinces his children that they're slaves, and informs them that they've been sold again. The video for this song makes it very clear that the God they're referring to is the same God in NIN's "Capital G" (GAOTU - "Great Architect of The Universe" of Freemasonry).

    Simple Boy's solution is, therefore, to leave the prison, and suggests destroying it while you leave. the prison is fiction, a faceless illusion (every country on earth is merely a Corporation - a fictional stack of papers). until you leave it, you will continue to be sold and deceived.
    TobyTheSlaveon September 20, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAlmost every line has some sort of religious reference:
    "Awake in this womb with a crown stinging my self" - Jesus in the womb with his crown of thorns...
    "The rules they don't explain, so why do we obey?" - Religion (particularly Christianity) is full of rules that have no logical reasoning to them. Ian is asking why people would follow so blindly.
    "A star for us to adore" - Christianity, Judaism, Ancient greek, roman and egyptian religions are all Sun cults, idolising our star Sol as a God.
    "I spit in the mouth of your God, who whispers in the minds of the children you've been sold again" - Clearly a "Fuck You" message to institutional religion who feeds off parents 'selling' their children to the church who are then inducted into the religion before they are old enough to thing for themselves and as a result follow blindly without thought.
    "Set fire to the Hive as you flee" - A message to those who have escaped religions grasp telling them to tear down religious ideology as they leave it's midst so as to help others escape.
    "It's fiction, a faceless illusion" - religion is fiction... no further explanation needed. Regardless of what priests and rabies tell us, there has never been a physical 'face' to the belief that they spew.
    You've been had again" - Religion is a trick, just like any other con.
    "You swing this wrecking ball, A violent pendulum, To hypnotize them all." - A reference to Holy war, Jihad. Religion hypnotises it's followers into hating people outside it's midst causing terror and destruction in the name of a lie.
    The music video's depiction of Pyramids also suports the religion hypothesis as the pyramids are a religious symbol of the Ancient Egyptians and more recently Catholicism (Four sided pyramids can be found all over the Vatican).
    FroWillon June 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese two lines just sum up this whole song.

    "I'll spit in the mouth of the god
    Who whispers in the minds of the children"

    this is just purely brilliant.
    noremacnzon June 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe meaning is pretty obvious, its about the corruption of governments and the peoples' inaction due the brainwashing propaganda making them docile "We're slaves In this medicated cage"

    "Your pretty-boy, pretty-face dolled up again A star for us to adore" I think is about the selling of the new leaders (esp. Obama) as a person who promises change for the better but only has face value. "the writing on the wall" is all the signs of the government being corrupt but the people overlook it.

    The guitarist wore a truth movement T shirt at the last gig of theirs I went to. After looking up the Truth Movement my perspectives on a lot of things have changed dramatically.
    dyingatheist91on October 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning"I don't know what's wrong but I'm on fire
    Its changin in my hands, leavin skin on wire
    Awake in this world, in a cruel jail cell
    When I listen, the same law plays on"
    I think its a play on words, an analogy of the prisoner trying to break out of an unfair jail cell like world that only a few are aprivy to.

    "We're slaves in this medicated cage,"
    Obviously referring to all the drugs and other brainwashing techniques eg tv hypnosis, media billboards subliminal advertising etc. but also referring to our slavery to money and the bankers who keep us and the government in debt to them until they own everything through interest and inflation, which is all subject to the amount of money in circulation which is controlled by the big bankers.

    "Make a decision to face this change
    To rules they don't explain
    So why do we obey?"
    Frustration at the blind masses for obeying without question the laws that are being placed down before them by the government (who are controlled by the bankers and global corperates). WHEN the GOV. is meant to be listening to ITS PEOPLE, and asking before acting.
    "Politics, religion, your vision's the same
    You played us, as both a cancer and a cure
    Which reminds me that it's just a game"
    Politics and Religion both keep the public from knowing who the real power in the world is, they also give us the illusion of choice because all of the major religions have been crafted into obedient slave institutions and have strayed from their true paths as Soul saviours.
    I'd keep going but I cant be bothered. I hope this helps anyone. Peace and blessings
    burningorthoson April 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe video clip for the song is chock full of symbolism.

    The public as worker bees for the queen.

    The "hive"/"structure built to fall" as a pyramid, referring to the ancient Egyptian dictatorship of the Pharoah and the enforcement of slave labor - "a structure built to fall/still we all obey"
    sphoonon May 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'I'll spit in the mouth of your god
    Who whispers in the minds of the children
    You've been sold again"

    I read this as a HUGE "Fuck You!" to the catholic church over their priestly abuse of children.

    The whole song is about the falsehood of politics and religion, and the necessity to reject it all as garbage, getting rid of it as we leave it.
    Orichalconon September 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really do not think that this song has much to do with religion, definitely not anything to do with the sexual abuse that has come from priests... Definitely a political statement; that the masses blindly follow political leaders without questioning their lies. This is obviously why they get elected in the first place... "Your pretty-boy, pretty-face dolled up again A star for us to adore" cant help but bring about thoughts in my mind of Obama, as he has spent more time becoming the worlds biggest celebrity and sweet talking the masses to convince them that what he is doing is whats good for them. This is the political "game" I think; getting elected. However he ought to be doing more as his decisions arent just a game to the people who are effected by them.

    Basically I think its asking the masses to wake up, similar to Goliath, and realize the system that they are perpetrating but do not seem to see even though its staring them in the face.
    TheFifthHorsemanon October 26, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is my best guess, I'm certain plenty of it is wrong, feel free to help out if you know them
    sawyejron May 03, 2009   Link

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