["We got more coming, right now. There's more coming.
We're gonna get, gonna get little sort of a session going here.
A bit of a session, a sessions that will feature the rhythm section." ]

This union that made us powerless is talking over our heads
Claiming prosperity in a downward spiral plan

Stuck by the deadly rhythm of the production line
Stuck by the deadly rhythm of the production line

This power that made us unionless is taking out of our hands
Cheapest labour at our expensive cost, auctioned our lives away

Stuck by the deadly rhythm of the production line
Stuck by the deadly rhythm of the production line

We consume our lives like we are thankful
For what we are being forced into

Is it our duty to die for governments & for gods?
Is it our privilege to slave for market & for industry?
Is it our right to follow laws, set to scare and to oppress?
Is it a gift to stay in line and will it take away the blame?

Can no longer pay the price. We'll get organized!
We'll no longer believe working for you will set us free!

Can no longer pay the price. We'll get organized!
We'll no longer believe working for you will set us free!


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The Deadly Rhythm Lyrics as written by Dennis Lyxzen David Per Sandstrom

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    General CommentRefused were one of the greatest bands ever
    glassjaw713on April 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentamazing song but i prefer the original spelling even though it is a typo, the deadly rythms... it seems so out of place, but i'm just odd. AND YES, they are AMAZING!
    panasonicyouth99on April 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow...
    linkslaysallon June 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Refused were one of the greatest bands ever "

    Amen to that
    crazycasualtyon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song i definetly the heaviest
    song on shape of punk so listen
    44%burnton January 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou can find out a lot about what Refused's songs mean if you read their manifestos in the liner notes of The Shape of Punk to Come:

    "Stuck by the deadly rhythm of the production line. Stuck by the conditions set by the capitalist market. Stuck by the necessities of living and forced to take part. If we are tired it is because we are supposed to be and if we are hungry it is because we have to be and if we are bored it is because it is expected of us. Bored and chained and stuck and dead. New forms of work camps are arranged and new ways of hiding the monotonous beat of slavery are being presented. The preliminary condition required for propelling the workers to the status of “free” producers and consumers of commodity was the violent expropriation of their own time. The spectacular return of time was made possible only after this dispossession of power. Urbanism is capitalism’s seizure of the natural and human environment; developing logically into absolute domination, capitalism can and must now remake the totality of space into it’s own setting. Time, work, environment and joy all have their norms set by modern ways of production."
    xdarknessfallsxon January 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song's really good, probably my favourite on the album. Refused are such a great band; they're as visceral as any punk band and, at the same time, as cerebral as a jazz quartet.
    Monopatinistaon February 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsigh im so sad i missed these guys. its like a complete mind-fuck right now. ive been listening to them for the past year, and jesus i feel like i didn't know music before that. am so in love with this band. they are the ultimate in punk, nothing can top this album.

    -refused forever-
    mechatanneron July 26, 2010   Link

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