"Carnivore" as written by and Dustin Paul Bates Rob Graves. The song relates to political activity because in the music video it has the government with these people who are holding everyone in a...
All my life they let me know
How far I would not go
But inside the beast still grows
Chewing through the ropes

Who are you to change this world?
Silly boy!
No one needs to hear your words.
Let it go.

Carnivore! Carnivore!
Won't you come digest me?
Take away everything I am.
Bring it to an end.
Carnivore! Carnivore!
Could you come and change me?
Take away everything I am.
Everything I am.

I will hide myself below
I'll be what you wanted
Kept inside I won't let go
'Till I burn beyond control

Who are you to change this world?
Silly boy!
No one needs to hear your words.
Let it go.

Carnivore! Carnivore!
Won't you come digest me?
Take away everything I am.
Bring it to an end.
Make me fall. Make me bleed.
Go ahead and change me?
Take away everything I am.
Everything I am.

Never enough
(Who I am is not good enough)
Never enough
(Who I am)

Carnivore! Carnivore!
Won't you come digest me?
Take away everything I am.
Bring it to an end.
Carnivore! Carnivore!
Could you come and change me?
Take away everything I am.
Everything I am. (am, am, am, am)


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"Carnivore" as written by Rob Hawkins Dustin Paul Bates

Lyrics © THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY, SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    My InterpretationI think this songs talks about the afects of society on an individual.
    The society limits you, not allowing you to fulfil yourself. This limitations cannot be broken, so every person most keep his rage against society in deep inside him. In the end of the song the author discribes the effects of repressing your inner self, losing self control and eventually going insane.
    The corus is some sort of a retorical request. The narrator asks society, the carnivore, to come "digest"- make him go through the process of change into the sorpressed person he is to be, by taking away the things that make him the unique person he is.
    I love this song and the band, hope you like my thoughts about the song :)

    Roytenenbaumon March 08, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn awesome song by Starset. I love it.

    I feel the song is basically talking about letting your "inner self", the part of you that you keep locked up, out into the world.

    The first verse talks about how the naysayers say you'll never be anything, but there's a part of you that refuses to accept that and it's anxiously awaiting for you to let it out.

    The bridge is basically the naysayers talking saying the world doesn't need to hear you and to give up.

    The chorus is basically you begging your inner self to come out and take yourself over so that no part of your former-self remains.

    The second verse is just another part of the chorus, saying you'll be whatever your "inner self" wants you to be.

    The part before the final chorus is saying that you're "real self" isn't enough and you need your "inner self" to take over.
    Dragon19on December 22, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThe reference to chewing through ropes and being eaten by a carnivore suggests he feels specifically like prey - weak, helpless, victimized and definitely unheard, worthless. In human terms "never [good] enough".

    There's no sense of self-pity, though. He recognizes that this hounding by the enemy (society, father-figure, whatever) isn't because he IS worthless, it's just what the enemy has tried to teach him since childhood ("Silly boy!")

    But there's a lot of power in the lyrics (derived from anger) so he's fighting back. But he doesn't want to escape the ropes, he wants to be devoured and reborn into something completely new. ("Change me... Take away everything I am.")
    Ricocheton June 02, 2017   Link

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