I'm a carnal, organic anagram
Human flesh instead of written letters
I rearrange my pathetic tissue
I incise, I replace, I'm reformed

I eradicate the fake, pre-present me
Elevate me to a higher human form
The characters I am
Made into a word complete then I'll be the new norm

Self inflicted fractures
I replace my bones with bars
Aluminum bleeding oxide
The drug of Gods into my pounding veins

My receiving eyes exchanged with fuses
Blindness induced to prevent destruction
Ceramic blades implanted
Past my ribs to save me from the dues of inhalation

I tear my worldly useless skin
Staples to pin it over my ears
Non-receptive of ungodly sounds
I disable the audio generators of fear

Hexagonal bolts to fill my mouth
Sharpened to deplete
The creator of all violence
Without speech there will be no deceit

Baptized in vitriolic acid
A final touch, a smoothing of features
Completion of the greatest art
To cast the godly creatures

Humans, once astray, made divine
Stripped of congenital flaws
We're incandescent
Revelations in a world of darkened forms

Disciples, come join with me
To save a failed humanity
Follow the God of cyanide
Into the new eternity

Behold a sacrificial erase
A cleansing worshiping of pain
The new millennium Christ
Here to redeem all from lies, lies


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New Millennium Cyanide Christ Lyrics as written by Maarten Hagstroem Fredrik Thordendal

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    Song MeaningI'm surprised nobody has considered the possibility that Marshall White from the Heaven's Gate cult may have inspired this song. He and some 38 of his followers committed suicide together by ingesting cyanide and arsenic. One of the former cult members gave an interview in a documentary by Inside Story, believed White to be a "20th century Jesus" (around the 15:00 mark on a youtube video called, "Heaven's Gate Documentary").
    D7Kon November 02, 2012   Link
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    General Commentwhy in the hell was this band not featured on this website before i put it up here? Shame on you people!seriously though, I dont have the time, so please contribute more lyrics. This band defintely needs more recognition. Anyways, you could see this song for what it sounds like(a human replacing his body parts with those of a machine in order to be the savior for this generation, sort of using things that are of this era, such as replacing the crown of thorns with blades and the like as tools of causing pain), but I see it as a song against religion. It suggests that biblical figures and anything related to religion plant ideas into peoples heads, kinda like brain washing. Cult leaders do the same thing. Most sensible people know that cults are absurd. Shouldn't organized religion be viewed the same way? I think so. At least thats my view on this song.
    DownedSystemon June 20, 2002   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, this song is about making the perfect human, while demonstrating how monstrous and far from human 'perfection' can be. It shows that flaws are what makes us human.

    They take away everything that makes a human. The organs, the skin, the senses, the ability to fear and, most importantly, the ability to lie. "Without speech there will be no deceit". Fucking goosebump line, followed up by that giant, break-down-your-door riff.

    It's perfection, except its not. I guess Meshuggah's trying to make fun of how extreme religion can become and how people will follow anything if brainwashed enough, regardless of how immoral it originally seems.
    Christech1on October 25, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA-fucking-masterpiece.
    TheAnimalsCageon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree.
    AlphaOmegaRXon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMeshuggah is a fucking awesome band. This song's lyrics are amazing. This is the kind of musical talent that comes from Sweden and we dont even if give it any recognition. Come on!
    KSE Freakon June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis band IS awesome. Thornendal is an amazing guitarist, he takes the simplest riffs and makes them so unbelievably heavy, and then adds crazy 4 finger tapping solos (or something) to them. Future Breed Machine is my favorite Meshuggah song, so I'll put the lyrics up.
    SpyderOne_5000on July 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNot only does this band have intense guitar work, but the rhythm is somthing else. They actually change their time in songs, sometimes the guitars going at a different time than the drums. its just crazy shit. These guys are geniuses.
    DownedSystemon July 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat! A metallic masterpiece. Heavy, thrashing, but still meaningfull. Too bad bands like this get pushed out of the limelight cuz of wannabe's like Slipknot.

    Meshuggah is amazing. No more to it.
    Maniacal Lyricson August 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love Meshuggah - For me, (and it's hard for me to say because I'm Catholic) this song is about how religious figures such as Christ gradually become less and less "human" and moreso "divine" over time through distortion of fact as the legend is passed down by word of mouth.
    sommyon August 07, 2002   Link

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