"Back The Fuck Up" as written by Louis M. Freeze, Burton C. Bell, Dino A.m. Cazares, Raymond Herrera and Christian Olde Wolbers....
From the waste land
Cold steel under my waste band
Hazardous times
Enemy lines drawn in the middle the streets
The concrete's stained with blood
I still got to eat

When I hit the street I made the man understand
I fought with flesh and I bled like a man
I rode that edge of darkness my friend
Stood up to the enemy so life could begin

You know you got to
Back the fuck up
Back the fuck up
Back the fuck up
Back the fuck up
Back the fuck up
(Back up off of me)
Back up of off me
Off of me
Off of me
Off of me
Back up back up

Traces of ignorance
Offense of hatred
The faces change in the same old places
Dark nights and lost souls
Collide to cross those
The line between a death and dream

I never wanted to lead your leash
To pull around your ton of grief
I'll come back with a fist of lead
To educate your mind with a blow to your head

You know you got to
Back the fuck up
Back the fuck up
Back the fuck up
Back the fuck up
Back the fuck up
(Back up off of me)
Back up of off me
Off of me
Off of me
Off of me

Don't let the time pass waitin' for the answer
You are exposed to all of the danger!
You are exposed to all of the danger!
You are exposed to all of the danger!
You are exposed to all of the danger!
You are exposed to all of the danger!
You are exposed to all of the danger!
You are exposed to all of the danger!
Danger!
Danger!
Danger!

You know you got to
Back the fuck up
Back the fuck up
Back the fuck up
Back the fuck up
Back the fuck up
(Back up off of me)
Back up of off me
Off of me
Off of me
Off of me

Don't let the time pass waitin' for the answer
Don't let the time pass waitin' for the answer
Don't let the time pass waitin' for the answer
Don't let the time pass waitin' for the answer
Don't let the time pass waitin' for the answer


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"Back the Fuck Up" as written by Christian Olde Wolbers Burton C. Bell

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    General CommentCan't say I like the rap parts too much although the chorus just blows it away, which can only be expected with Fear Factory.
    SilentAenimaon September 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe rapper in the song is B-Real from Cypress Hill. And while he actually has some talent in rapping....Burton C Bell should stick to screaming his lungs off. Kinda ruins what could be an alright song.
    Muzzyon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's okay...... but the song makes no sense....
    baRkon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeah i thought when digimortal came out and I heard this song I was disapointed but I was also laughing my ass off at the same time. never thought Burton would resort to rapping. well sort of rapping
    Body Hammeron May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI do not like rap in a lot of means, especially when it's fused with metal, my all-time treasured genre of music. However, I must admit that this is actually a fucking killer tune. I mean it does tend to contrast well from other rap metal music such as that from Stinkin Park and Crazy Town. This tune combines elements of industrial, extreme metal and hardcore hip hop which totally gives it a dark, evil and violent atmosphere. I am able to put up with VIOLENT rap music. I'm not a fan of rap or rap metal but this tune has enough exceptions to earn my tolerance and respect. Another thing I'd like to add is that this could be an anti-racist tune. Remember Aerosmith and Run-DMC collaborating for "Walk This Way"? Well, this is another one of those moments, breaking the barrier between black and white. There are bridges in this world that keep getting burnt but there are songs like this that manage to rebuild them. I guess the message in this song is for racist people to "back the fuck up" or just to open up their minds, accept different people and get into the real world but they are ones who are "exposed to all of the danger". It's almost as if they're insulting a racist right before them. I would like to send a big FUCK YOU to all the racists on this site myself as I discuss this issue.
    kylekrazeon December 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think the only band that can read rap in metal music is cypress hill, and they do it great. what about fear factory here? it's like always - awesome!
    -=ViRUS=-on January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove the double bass in this song
    Metal Militiaon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe rap is why i like it. i hate rap to an extent. but there is confrontation in this song. and that is what I like. fucking back off, you pussy. get out of my face. or, we-be-scrappin yo.
    mosh pit music.
    Necronicon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to speak on two levels. As most people know, Digimortal was Fear Factory's last concept album, so obviously this song has a meaning to fit with the concept (man and machine becoming one after a the war detailed in previous albums). I think the concept meaning of this song is the resistance some humans and maybe even some machines would put up against becoming hybrids. Kinda of like, "Hey, back the fuck up, I'm not one of you and I'm not gonna be. I've lived my life as I am, I'm not becoming like them".

    And then, the other meaning I spoke of would be the anti-racism that everyone else seems to agree on. The two meanings/concepts seem to fit well together.
    freehueyworldreporton January 06, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationImagine yourself in a future where humans and machine merged. Sort of like Battle Angel Alita / Gunnm.

    A post-apocalyptic future where robots, drones, biodroids humans and cyborg often requires to fight on martial arts and streetfights in the scrapyard to survive in a world devoid of laws and morals.

    I'm sure that's totally the universe this song describes. You have to be strong and never stop fighting.
    celestiaofon August 04, 2013   Link

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