He's a wretch and
Like all the rest he thinks
There's time to make trouble
And time to make a mess
He says
"Punch in, automate,
stomp on, stomp out"
Mechanized and traumatized
He's tapping things obsessively.

Finds his boss's office
And tears it apart
Torches the evidence
Quits his job

Voltage highways
Currents moving constantly
BLissed out and circuit bent
He's summoned by his majesty

Anxious electric
Taps into the registry;
A challenge to the monolith,
The obelisk is posturing.

Sleeping monsters rise
(Manichaean disguise)
Ransacks Junktown.

Glass-eyed ogre
Builds himself and armory;
Lives like a hammer
(A vulgar diplomacy)

A new kind of prophet
Tyranny
Trauma
A new aristocracy

Finds every flaw in the eyes of his enemies
Wages war and flies his flag
Prelude to the coming of
A new machine metropolis.


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    General Commentthe first section (up to "quits his job") recalls in my mind the film Office Space, and in particular the character Milton... i would say that its a charcter description of him, if it wasnt for the fact that i seriously doubt the locust would write a song about a cult comedy movie...
    johnkneeon May 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to be about humans forcing robots to work for us and do everything we say until one day they rise up and create their own religion and society to wage war on us. It also may show how most middle class blue collar folks are not happy with their jobs and want to nothing but quit, rise up and take over the office in their own way.
    rushbradon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentliterally it sounds like how most of us are doing the same 9-5 everyday and everything becoming so routine until it is like we are all machines, then all of the machines revolt and take over.

    but kinda like what rushbrad said its probably about how we are letting technology take over because we are lazy and dont want to work and eventually we will get fucked over by the machines becoming sentient and taking over.
    _lowerDisforME_on June 18, 2007   Link

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