We’re a reference number, a code, a screen.
An army out of digits, out of fax machines.
Mapping out the head and heart, mapping out the history.
If a part does not compute, cut it out, cut it free...

God is a Number

What you want to know, what can you believe?
Grow up on the internet, get off on t.v.
Tell me about God and Country, music, heart and history.
Answer me with computations, answer me with industry.

Knock on every door, programmed to receive.
Answer my communication! Display! Command! Retreat!
Looking for some kind of heart inside this great machine
I don’t get an answer except 011 011 01...


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    General CommentWhen I first glanced at the title of this song, I figured it would be another typical rock song about atheism. Then I listened to it and realized it's more about how people are becoming more and more engulfed in technology and thus perhaps losing some of their humanity.
    StephNJon May 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAlthough the title automatically conjures Anti-God sentiments, its actually the opposite. It seems to be saying that society, in its quest for scientific or factual answers to everything, demystifies and compromises things such as beliefs and relationships.
    GreenGirlon February 17, 2005   Link
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    General Comment01101101=m
    sorchahon October 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know what Corin is singing after the break? From 2:40 - 3:12 where she ends with 'I need it right now' ? Been driving me nuts trying to find out what it is!

    Great song and album by one of the best bands of my Generation!
    ohserenaaon September 06, 2012   Link

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