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post Dec 20 2016, 10:12 AM
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Meshuggah
"Dancers To A Discordant System"

Listen to the hidden tune
The essence of lies in notes defined
As we dance to the dissonant sway
The choreography refined
Will subdued and shackled
Reason washed aside
Pledging our love to the chains
Our ignorance ever-amplified

Blooded hands lead the waltz
We're trapped in the out of tune swirl
Still we set the show on continue mode
And dance to a discordant system

We accept the nails we're fed
Lies sharpened to bleed us silent
Muted from the pains
Defiance employed in vain
Any attempts to leave the dance,
Invisibly suppressed
Questions unasked, we learn learn the steps
Eyes shut like all the rest

Unsuspecting, willing, blind, controllable herd
Pawns in a covert game conducted by hands we trust
Dominated, compliant and deceptable
Confident that we matter - we don't see that we're but dust

Committed to a lie we cannot see, cannot know nor comprehend
We're all asinine drones kept in the dark, kept in line

Confined, Bereft of reason
Withering in toxicity
The deadly fumes of deceit
And we all reek of complicity
Humbled, brought to our knees
By the weight of our own guilt
Our nescient ways the catalyst
To injustice and inhumanity

We dance - to appease
Compete in stupidity

Obscured faces file our points
Numbers fed to the machine
Still we stand in line for the next show
The human spine liquefied
What are we, but stupefied
Dancers to a discordant system

We believe - so we're misled
We assume - so we're played
We confide - so we're deceived
We trust - so we're betrayed


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post Dec 20 2016, 11:08 AM
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Excellent video! That artwork is incredible


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post Dec 20 2016, 12:07 PM
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In my humbled opinion a timeless classic from the ObZen Album.
As with most of Meshuggah's lyrical content this piece is no exception, just poetry.

Many listeners tend to discard the motioned wording of Meshuggah's lead vocal oppressor Jens Kidman because they may find the delivery too harsh to comprehend or understand. I think that "confusion" is where the true art really comes to the fore. For example when you listened to any track as a "strapping young lad" (pun intended) say three or four times, you start to build in your imagination "what the song is about"?,"how it makes you feel"? in this case "what the vocalist is saying"?. If you are not sure of the words in the exampled song you make them up just to sing / growl along. This used to happen with me a hell of a lot, until a friend would say "that's not the words to the song"!.
That's when I started reading lyric sheets, and I can safely day not many read like Meshuggah's lyrics.
On the probable opposing ends of the musical spectrum check out some of the lyrics from Mark Kozelek on the Sun Kil Moon Album.
He is such a great story teller.

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Todd Simpson
post Dec 20 2016, 07:28 PM
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Works for me smile.gif I think they should have released a vid like this with the song during OBZEN.


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