There's no telling what I'ma do
I'm eighty-thousand years of natural selection comin through
You ain't got as much aggression, possessions, weapons
I'll be damned if I get outdone by the next man
If you're beliefs are different than mine, then we gonna fight
Who needs peace when you can profit from being right?
I hold picket signs outside abortion clinic doors
Take what I want with force
And my God could kill yours

Involved with a species evolving so slowly
Genetically infantile, violent and holy
We think we're so smart but there's not much to know
Caveman is still alive behind those robot eyes
Fully controlled by ten thousand year old instincts
Hands on the war button, flinch and your world's extinct
This is technology for the barbarian
I see the future: the past, we'll be there again

Remember, the atom bomb came from the same place as poetry

Die dirty hippy commie scum Christian Muslim Buddhist Jew
Democrat factory workin college student youth
My nervous system don't take no bullshit
Been dominating since the day I touched the monolith
I only breed with sex-symbol worthy women
They stay at home and cook while I go out a make a living
Don't challenge my ego, don't step on my shoe
Otherwise the next wake that you attend might be for you

Grindin' my teeth as I'm battling uphill
The fight against ape-hood is fate versus free will
We think we'll advanced but there's nowhere to go
Mammals stay captive to animal actions
So slowly we climb up this DNA brick wall
Addicted to emptiness, anger and pitfalls
Desire for space, territory, or lust
We'll eventually turn this whole planet to dust

There can be no peace when man is still a part of it

Purpose, perseverance, wordless amoeba surface
To lead the first coherent paleolithic circus
Specific neuro-circuits link man and Neanderthal
However, recent bio-chemical imprints
conflict with primitive urges
It's full blown ontological warfare
Murdering memories in the future two million years
Peace is a word we often say,
But it can't exist as long as the ape is here to stay

Lyrics submitted by acidmaniac, edited by stagnate

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    Lyric Correction"We think we're advanced but there's nowhere to go

    I think this should be "We think we'll advance, but there's nowhere to go"

    I think this is about mankind is destroying the world and we're completely oblivious that we're doing so. Despite all of our attempts to "save" the world, we're not going anywhere but backwards. The world is a fucked up place, and there's no fixing the damage we've inflicted upon it. We're nothing more than what we evolved from - Apes. We like to kid ourselves and pretend that we're in control of what we do and think, but in actuality we're just animals ourselves.

    Sorry if this doesn't make any sense, I can't figure out how to word my interpretation properly.
    stagnateon November 26, 2011   Link

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