I've seen the free which you enslave
The walking which you keep chained
I've seen the growth which you keep caged
And I've seen the minds that go un-raged
I've seen the bodies robbed of souls
Just to fuel your control
I've seen the standing knocked to their knees
And I've seen the human beings you treat like machines

(Machinist) I am not, I am not
(Machinist) I am not a machine
(Machinist) I am, I am
(Machinist) I am a human being

(Machinist) I am not, I am not
(Machinist) I am not a machine
(Machinist) I am, I am
(Machinist) I am a human being

What the fuck!

A stagnant life's a victory
For the lover of life that never breeds
Perpetuate, obliterate
The addicted living on their knees
The dealers deplete you, dealers beat you
Like a drum without a tone
You're just skin and bones
Until you say no more, no more
Unlike the silent machines who'll never settle the score, the score
Unlike the lifeless object they want you to be

You want your object?
Well you fucking got it!
I could be the knife in your back
The noose around your neck
I could be the bullet racing through your skull
But I'd rather be the force of my spoken words

Let our voices form the weapons
Our voices

No silence, no compliance in defiance of the rape of growth

No silence, no compliance in defiance of the rape of growth


Lyrics submitted by Lanner, edited by BlueDiamondx3

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  • +2
    General CommentIn my opinion, this song appears to have been written as an anthem against the oft-discussed System. Whether's it's any specific system, I can't tell. It could easily be applied to government, the education system, or to organized religion.

    The voice of narration in this song is the brave soul fighting against the system. He will use the power of his spoken word to organize others to resist.
    Pilaf1996on March 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti can be the knife in your back
    the noose around your neck
    the bullet right through your skull
    but i'd rather be the force of my spoken word
    let our voices form the weapons
    Lam3on July 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo fucking beautiful...
    Ocean Soulon June 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think Flynn is talking directly to DRUGS in the first part of the song and then he refers to the addict and he basically says " You can basically be controlled until you take control. "

    Basically, a song to addicts saying that they should get clean.
    Benel Germosenon March 18, 2011   Link
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    General Commentsuch a powerful song
    Jedixedgeon August 10, 2011   Link

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