"Obsolete" as written by Burton C. Bell, Dino A.m. Cazares, Raymond Herrera and Christian Olde Wolbers....
Nothing is the way it seems
Discerning man from machines now

Dominate as to erase
Wiping man off Earth's face now

Defaced by all the inept justice
Shamed by the mental abuses
Branded 'inferior weakness'
Ordered to cease and desist!

Man is obsolete!
Our world, obsolete!
Man is obsolete!
Erased, extinct!
Obsolete!

Fueling engines through deceit
To eradicate humanity

Defaced by all the inept justice
Shamed by the mental abuses
Branded 'inferior weakness'
Ordered to cease and desist!

Man is obsolete!
Our world, obsolete!
Man is obsolete!
Erased, extinct!
Obsolete!


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"Obsolete" as written by Christian Olde Wolbers Burton C. Bell

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    General Comment*made a typo when pasting the lyrics(just saw that), this is actually how i goes:

    Nothing is the way it seems
    Discerning man from machines
    Dominate as to erase
    Wiping man off Earth's face
    Fueling engines through deceit
    To eradicate humanity
    Man is obsolete!
    Erased, extinct!
    *newbreed*on December 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhile lyrically simple, and it really need to be heard within the context of the album to make a lot of sense, this is by far my favourite Fear Factory song.

    weaselfierceon August 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFear Factory lyrics make you think.....crazy shit
    Body Hammeron June 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentpretty much goes along in a esense that we rely on machines to do all our work. we rely on computers to fix our problems, we rely on technology to make our lives simple,easier. Instead of actually doing it ourselves, we are making our own speices(I know spelling sucks) useless as time goes by. Listening to the whole album, it goes to the whole terminator type story, which made it friggin cool. But in a way, one day the very machines we rely on, could one day screw us over.

    by the way..did anyone hear that computer generated voice at the beggining of the song? what does it say?
    music4thesoul79on September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe computer generated voice in the intro to this song is Gary Numan, it basically says the firs tverse of the song i think.
    Self Bias Resistoron September 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit says : listening, listen to what i say, they saved man from machine, dominate is to erase, what has man evovled ( or somthing ), to eradicate humanity, man is obsolete, ready? extinct

    it is somthing along those lines
    Coldbreath1on March 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, Self Bias Resistor is right, its just the first verse being recited.
    samwaltonon September 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Gary Numan voice intro actually goes like this:

    Nothing is the way it seems
    Discerning man from machines
    Dominate as to erase
    Wiping man off Earth's face
    Fueling engines through deceit
    Man is obsolete!
    Erased, extinct!
    To eradicate humanity

    Which is basically the first 4 lines of the first verse (without the "now"), the first 2 lines of the second and the chorus.
    *newbreed*on December 02, 2007   Link

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