Consumed, I feel the rage
Growing inside me
A fear I cannot contain
At war with an enemy who does not rest
That will never relent

This city, these lifeless catacombs
Our tombs they have become
Buried alive at birth
Never to return

Chained to the masses
Trapped and trained by vicious minds
I let them tear
Tear away everything inside

Strip away my humanity
Fracture my identity
Sacrifice my integrity

Just bodies through the teeth of the combine
Just bodies through the teeth of the combine

At war with an enemy who does not rest
That will never relent
At war with an enemy who does not rest
That will never...

Sleep walk our lives away
In search of shallow graves

Sleep walk our lives away
Lost souls

Lost

Just bodies through the teeth of the combine
Just bodies through the teeth of the combine
Just bodies through the teeth...

Consumed, I feel the rage
Growing inside me
I will not contain
I have come to question every truth I know

Not one more step
In the name of progress
In the name of blind ambition

Not one more step
In the name of progress
In the name of blind ambition

How the fuck am I supposed to feel
When everything I know
Lies broken at my feet?


Lyrics submitted by thesunwillriseagain, edited by getdamned

Sleepwalker song meanings
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    General CommentThe term combine is also heavily used in the book "One Flew Over The Cukoos Nest", describing society as a combine (harvester) which harvests the minds of souls of people and turn them into robots that follow the norm. Judging by Winston's use of words from the book "1984" in Samsara, I wouldn't be suprised if he was again referencing a book which deals with an overbearing society.
    thismajamson September 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI have been reading "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" which is a novel that relates the routine of a mental hospital to the daily conformity driven society we live in. I strongly suggest reading it. It mentions the combine and from what my English teacher said it represents how we are sent to the combine to be indistinguishable from the rest of society. This is much like a farming combine, which cuts up the crops and makes them look the same. So the combine represents conformity and how society make us all alike.
    octopusbearon February 13, 2012   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is more about your world falling apart around you and with the depression that comes with it you feel like a "sleepwalker" wondering the earth with no meaning to your life.
    imthemanwithdogson November 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how society turns people into cogs in a system and sucks the life out of them, all "in the name of progress; in the name of blind ambition". Society grows and expands and people never stop to think if the activity and growth is actually improving their lives or making them happier.
    gman1620on February 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does the "just put us through the teeth of a combine" part refer to?
    farny626on July 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbtw, this is a sick song.
    DanielFknDisasteron May 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is absolutely sick. The new album is going to destroy.

    However, I can't really pick out a meaning. Anyone got any insight?
    MuffinMan9o9on May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlyrics sort of correct, heres the actual lyrics
    consumed,i feel the rage growing inside me,a fear i cannot contain, At war with an enemy that does not rest who will never relent.This city, these lifeless catacombs, our tombs they have become.Buried Alive at birth never to return.chained the masses,trapped and trained by viscious minds,i let them tear away everything inside,Strip away my humanity,Fracture my identity,Sacrifice my integrity,Just bodies through the teeth of the combine,At war with an enemy that does not rest who will never relent,Sllepwalk our lives away, in search for shallow graves,sleepwalk our lives away.Lost souls, lost.Just bodies through the teeth of the combine,just bodies through the teeth.consumed,i feel the rage growing inside me, I will not contain.I have come to question every truth i know.Not one more step in the name of progress,in the name of blind ambition, how the fuck am i supposed to feel when ieverything i know lies broken at my feet
    tyler3750on June 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think "sleepwalk our lives away" sums up this whole song
    i think its about not living to your potential and going through life without aiming to high.
    dullaon June 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTyler3750 has the exact lyrics.

    Put those in instead of what's up there.
    FallToYourKneeson June 21, 2010   Link

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