"Thumper" as written by Roughton Reynolds, Chris Batten, Liam Rory Clewlow and Robert Rolfe....
*spoken word*
Yes, axiomatic subject matter, executed with absolute lucidity.

We can't keep deferring action, only surviving by the skin of our teeth.
We can't keep deferring action, only surviving by the skin of our teeth.
We're sick of the same old story, tonight the motionless must vacate,
so we can accelerate out of a stagnant society.
We're sick of the same old story, tonight the motionless must vacate,
so we can accelerate out of a stagnant society.

We will, we will never be sane
We will, we will never be sane
We will, we will never be sane
In an unsane system
Keep the tempo up, keep the pressure on
Keep the tempo up, keep the pressure on
Keep the tempo up, someone take the first step, be brave and cave in.

ALLRIGHT!

*spoken*
Okay, I admit it, we are totally lost.
Imagine that, and then they say..

We've lost the movement, we've lost the beat.
We got so tied up in making a profit that we choked when we realised that it was at our feet
We've lost the movement, we've lost the beat.
We're all made of the same dark matter, its intrensic that we rise to our feet.
We'll start a movement, we'll start a beat.
We're all made of the same dark matter, its intrensic that we rise to our feet.

We're sick of the same old story, tonight the motionless must vacate,
so we can accelerate out of a stagnant society.
We're sick of the same old story, tonight the motionless must vacate,
so we can accelerate out of a stagnant society.

We will, we will never be sane
We will, we will never be sane
We will, we will never be sane
In an unsane system
Keep the tempo up, keep the pressure on
Keep the tempo up, keep the pressure on
Keep the tempo up, someone take the first step, be brave and cave in.

We're sick of the same old story, tonight the motionless must vacate,
so we can accelerate out of a stagnant society.
We're sick of the same old story, tonight the motionless must vacate,
so we can accelerate out of a stagnant society.

We can't keep deferring action, only surviving by the skin of our teeth.
We can't keep deferring action, only surviving by the skin of our teeth.


Lyrics submitted by robtron5000

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    General CommentThis sounds like a pretty straight-forward song. Society is doing everything wrong, and will eventually fall apart. I think this song is just saying that people need to straighten out before things go to hell. Sorry if this was a little vague.
    Bunny333on December 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was "Be brave, baby" instead of "cave in" hahaha
    Astonishedon January 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuune!

    That is all. :)
    Joe_Dullon May 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm getting a strong "call to action" message from this song
    tubagoddon December 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm getting a strong "call to action" message from this song
    tubagoddon December 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWorth reflecting on the title - I suspect but cannot evidence that the band intends with the title to reference Dune, where a device called a Thumper is used to attract sandworms in a revolutionary context. The comparison between the rhythmic thumping created by the Thumpers in Dune and the beat/tempo referenced in and part of the song may be the intent.

    Does anyone know who or what is being referenced by "OK, I admit it, we are totally lost"? On first listening I assumed this was sampled from somewhere.
    SReganon March 12, 2013   Link

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