"The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills" as written by Jeff Walker, Jeff Walker, William Geoffrey Steer and Daniel Wilding....
From the weeping womb to the tomb
Towering fuming smokestacks loomed
Aloft the emancipated industrial
mercantile maroon

Your heirs will be deprived this fate
A penitentiary as consumer villeins
Never to enter through
the grim rusting factory gates

Six, zero, two, six
Nine, six, one

Torn apart in the soul destroying...

Six, zero, two, six
Nine, six, one

The granulating dark satanic mills...

Subsisting shackled drudgers & drones
Disassembly line of skin & bone
Collieries not beaches
lie beneath the paving stones

When chattel black turned to white
Rigid binding chains were hidden from sight
The unborn will quench
the thirstful smouldering kiln's fires

Six, zero, two, six
Nine, six, one

Torn apart in the soul destroying...

Six, zero, two, six
Nine, six, one

Sweat & no redemption in the dark satanic mills

An existence, subservient, binded you'll see
"A working class hero is something to be"
An existence, subservient, blinded you'll seed
A working class hero is something to bleed


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"The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills" as written by Jeff Walker Daniel Wilding

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    My InterpretationNo idea what the numbers mean (I've been googling like crazy) but the song seems to be (again) about industry, production, dehumanization
    chestbusteron October 13, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentConcentration Camps. The number is the number that got tattooed on the victims arm. At the show they showed images of Auschwitz and various nazi, christian and jewish symbols during the song. Just my opinion but that what I go with.
    OpiatedTOOLon March 28, 2016   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningAnyone knows what 6026961 stands for?
    Farcon September 23, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And did those feet in ancient time" is a short poem by William Blake. I think It is the premise for the song. The Dark Satanic Mills refer to the Industrial revolution in England.
    teethgrinderon November 21, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGene ID: 6026961

    extracellular solute-binding protein

    ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/…
    teethgrinderon November 21, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionTake out the number of the beast and your left with 0291. Type that number into google and OSHA will have your answer.
    tomb123on January 10, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningMuch in the same vein as "Arbeit Macht Fleisch", this song describes the dehumanizing effects of industry.
    GhostRiderHon April 09, 2016   Link

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