"Timelessness" as written by Nowell Rhys Fulber, Burton C. Bell and Dino A.m. Cazares....
I've felt darkness closing in on me
Chilling shadows surrounding me
I've had the poison leak into my skin

And it corroded my heart away
Bled away
Cut away
Dark night of my soul

Lyrics submitted by sean

"Timelessness" as written by Dino A.m. Cazares Burton C. Bell

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    General CommentThis song never fails to get a lump in my throat or a tear in my eye. It is absolutely beautiful! Who would have thought that a heavy band such as Fear Factory could make such a gentle and emotional song. Burton C Bell's voice sends shivers down my spine! Just thinking of it makes me feel emotional. The whole of "Obsolete" is a concept album (each song adds to a running story) and "Timelessness" is supposed to signify the end of humaity and when it finishes, it feels like the world has ended or at least inhaling and not letting for a long time. *sigh It's beautiful!!
    Harry Manbackon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti was barely awake in history class the other day while we were watching a movie and all of the sudden that dude's voice started saying that stuff...he was talking about equality between blacks and white...i got all tingly...
    HalfLifeSuicideon May 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is stunning, Burtons voice is absolutely mesmerising on this song, a fantastic closing song for the Obsolete album. As for the meaning i agree with Harry Manback, it is symbolising the sorrow and despair regarding the end of humanity.
    Self Bias Resistoron August 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAmazing. I never knew what he was saying until tonight/day.....I looked up the article for anyone who is interested.

    The Free Speech Movement.

    On October 1st, 1964, campus police detained activist Jack Weinberg, tucked him into a police car and prepared to roll away. Hundreds of young people surrounded the vehicle for nearly 36 hours, flattening its tires, one speaker after another climbing atop the squad car denouncing the Regent's policy, demanding free speech on campus.

    Then in a moment that would define the student movement for decades, Mario Savio, a mathematics major, removed his shoes to avoid damaging the car, climbed upon its roof and said, "There comes a time when the operation of the machine become so odious...you've got to put your bodies on the gears, and upon the wheels...(and) make it stop."

    During one of such campus protests, Meade, then a law student, paused on his way to class to watch and listen. Though active in Students for John Kennedy while an undergraduate, this was something quite different. He considered what was said, ideas he believed had merit and were righteous and for a moment flirted with the idea of staying. He then dutifully marched off to Boalt Hall.

    ....to be continued

    Interesting no?
    Lunarstorm777on April 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentVery much so. Simple yet effective. Delivered with perfect execution. It makes you want to mourn for the state that humanity has got itself into. I've never heard anything so captivating. Especiallly live.

    The meaning is clear, Its Edgecrusher dying, and with him dies the hope of a better future. The light is gone, there is only darkness. And thats all that is left for humanity.

    Judasslayeron June 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know wither what the speech at the beginning is from, or what exactly he's saying. It's something like "There comes a tie when the operation of a machine becomes so...adn you must throw yourself upon the levers and upon the..." I can only make out parts, but I'd be really interested if anyone had the text or even where it came from.
    Smasher/Devoureron May 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthey bro i got it for you

    "There comes a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you cannot take part; you cannot even tacitly take part. You've got to put your bodies upon the gears, upon the wheels, and the gears and all the apparatus, and you have to make it stop. And you have to make it clear to the people who own it, and to the people who run it, that until you are free their machine will be prevented from running at all."
    --Mario Savio.
    aftershockon July 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so sad and awsome!!!!!!!
    emoTHUG55on August 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAbout loneliness and how this for humanity will never end.
    caireyon April 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah dude, i remember hearing that shit in history class too...strangely enough..of course i cant remember what it was.....
    RedRavenon October 22, 2004   Link

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