"Assimilate" as written by Kevin W. Crompton and Kevin Graham Ogilvie....
Oil remove shred and tear radiation vapor
It's the fear so unclear man in motion going nowhere
In our homes stuck in the face spread the word to the populace
Yellow journal yellow journal set the pace feel the rage

Manifestations of a sort so insidious off the point
Simple solution never confusion sport a gun kill a cop
Crazy world of weary thought so receive me had enough
Lock me up lock me up

Rot and assimilate so hot to annihilate
Deviation tonic mess prolonged existence innocence
Is he who speaks isn't weak wheelchair virtue so to speak
Bubonic plague the truth of aids immunity avoid decay

In the trench of pestilence the bible screams announce your faith
Mutterings of death to bring suffocate a newborn thing
Degradation of an age venereal it's all sensation
Protect design the moral plan infallible as propaganda

Completely black with no steps back
Hot to assimilate we'll rot or annihilate
Agony profusely stains the inner thinking of the brain
Accusations clanking chains experiments with the groans of pain

All prefer no one blames the terror in an animal's screams
In cages our future, the answers insane

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"Assimilate" as written by Kevin W. Crompton Kevin Graham Ogilvie

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  • +4
    General CommentAll at once, this high energy piece speaks of crumbling and decaying society, and makes you want to do something about it...the question is what?
    My favorite Skinny Puppy tune.
    Major Valoron April 12, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General CommentNow this is a song.
    hailtokidamnesiacon May 31, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me this song sounds like something you'ld hear to psyche up a crowd at a football game. Very intense music with forboding lyrics. Unlike others like "worlock" or "killing game", this song seems to encapsulate the the final stage of a declining society. Yeah, that can be said about alot of their songs, but the insensity is raw and unforgiving. Its as if the songwriter describes the final moments before a society crumbles back into primitive traits.
    calliniteon May 13, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is a prime example by Skinny Puppy is such a kick-ass, talented band. A great, stompy song.
    x_tank_kitten_xon August 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like the way they compare us to the animals that we experiment on......I'm a new fan.....
    Goth_Squirrelon May 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"hot to assimilate"


    Oh and I love the background beat during the chorus.
    hilarysayshion April 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the first songs they made together and they obviously wanted to show what the band was all about. Part of showing the decline of a society is to first focus on one issue (animal testing and cruelty; this is where they got their name) and then branch out from there to view the rest as a whole.

    Ogre sees the world progressing into devastation and it's not taking any steps back (also showing how despite our progress we're still just as odious and beastial as the caveman or the very animals men test "man in motion/going nowhere"), and he hates it so much, he wants to be locked away from it. But all one really can do in order to keep from dying is to adapt, or be assimilated, but I'm not sure that's what they're going to accept by the very concept and feeling that this song gives off.
    Darkmoose84on October 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think i would put these guys at the same level as pink floyd. the reason for that would be because there is a meaning you just need to search for it. but unlike all other songs the answer may be in the video. but hats my take. i dont know if it matches any of yours.
    i just really like this song though. its easily one of my favorites by them.
    agonesteseon March 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song! no obvious meaning, but it branches into government, the state of the world etc, but im probably talking shit. lol anyway i need advice im relatively new to skinny puppy, ive only heard this, optimissed and the remix and rodent(ddt mix) so what would you guys recommend? email me or postt

    AllOnBlack666on March 22, 2007   Link

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