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    I can't stop listening to this song. It keeps on playing in my head, it's amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan M. View Post
    Not to mention it kinda ruins the experience of hearing the official version.
    Yeah, I feel the same way. I clicked the link just to see, but only listened to the intro. I don't want it ruined for me!

    Quote Originally Posted by offspringiztheshit View Post
    does anyone know what this song is specifically about? im just curious
    Only the band knows the specifics we can only speculate.

    I've hesitated to post my thoughts on the song because people here can be REALLY critical about any ideas... but if you feel like ripping on my thoughts, you can shove it I think the song is about the Orwellian state of the current world, Silicon Valley, and learning everything you can about people for monetary gain.

    This city’s made of diamonds
    And tomorrow glass will grow
    On the freedoms that divide us
    They’re coming after me

    To me, it seems Silicon Valley could be the "city" that's made of diamonds (money), and freedoms dividing us could be the freedoms internet companies have vs. freedoms people are supposed to have. "They're coming after me" just meaning that the "big brother" companies are coming after each of us.

    Flashback 1984
    Now who’s knock-knocking at your door?
    A thought that starts a riot
    They’re coming after me now

    Reference to Orwell, I think. And Dead Kennedys.

    Life is not the same
    I am one but
    Sparks turn into flames

    Sparks = ideas, flames = destruction. Great ideas can lead to grand destruction.

    Will you take what’s in my head?
    And erase me when I’m dead?
    Cause the future is now
    And now I’m disappearing

    The day has turned to night
    Can you save me from the light?
    Cause the future is here
    And this is how I disappear

    This reminded me from day one of the movie "Anti-Trust". Pretty horrible movie, but the premise involved stealing information/ideas/code from individuals and leaving them for dead, and then using that information to build their own overlording technology that connects us all. It made me think that maybe he's saying, "they" take what they can from us, get as much information as possible, and then don't really care what happens to us when we're dead because we're not actually important to them, we're only meant to be information sources.

    It's just a theory, and it's probably wrong... but what I keep thinking about when I hear it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tijs View Post
    I can't stop listening to this song. It keeps on playing in my head, it's amazing!
    Same for me!
    Quote Originally Posted by jsmak84 View Post
    I do not drink alcohol and coffee

    I do not smoke and do not do drugs

    I just do bumpin in my trunk

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    Quote Originally Posted by offspringiztheshit View Post
    does anyone know what this song is specifically about? im just curious
    Quote Originally Posted by Koopa View Post
    Truly amazing lyrics. It is a reference to the book 1984 and how it is coming true today. Or, at least that is how I see it. Here's why

    "On the freedoms that divide us
    They’re coming after me
    Flashback 1984
    Now who’s knock-knocking at your door?
    A thought that starts a riot"

    That is in reference to thoughtcrimes and the thoughtpolice.

    "Will you take what’s in my head?
    And erase me when I’m dead"

    Again, what is in his head are thoughts. In the book, the main character is imprisoned and a part of his rehabilitation is to essentially erase his memory, so he falls in line with the ruling party. Winston's (the main character in the book) job before being captured is to rewrite the past, so the present is in line with the current party's ideology.

    "Shouting progress is survival
    Take one last look and see me
    Now you see me, now you don’t
    No vow to break
    No string of hope
    My hero, your pariah"

    A reference to the book by Emmanuel Goldstein, the leader of the Brotherhood, who is the opposition of the ruling party. His book has slogans such as War is Peace, Slavery is Freedom, etc.. His book is about raising the political awareness of the Proles (who make up 85% of the population) to overthrow the party. Winston is a prole, so Goldstein is his hero, the party's pariah.
    For me,this is the best interpretation of the lyrics...I'd say that just as You're gonna go far,kid has referred to 'Lord of the flies' by W.Golding,so does ''The Future is now'' refer to 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' by George Orwell...and Koopa's explanation of the verses is very logical...which doesn't have to mean though,that it's right...
    Last edited by dexterone; 04-08-2012 at 02:44 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter_italy View Post
    why doing a cover of a song still unreleased? it's a good work but still pretty wrong...
    i really liked that cover, its pretty similar to the original one... though we cant really tell 'til the studio version comes out... then we can really judge...

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    I'm late to the party! (As always!)
    but awesome of Dexter to come and give us the lyrics! Really good song!

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    Anyone seen this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkhSf...watch_response

    Edit: Just spotted it in the other Future Is Now thread.. :]
    Last edited by OffspringDude; 04-09-2012 at 03:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OffspringDude View Post
    Anyone seen this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkhSf...watch_response

    Edit: Just spotted it in the other Future Is Now thread.. :]
    It's actually heaps good!!!!
    I think I might record vocals for it, that'd be fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by lousyskater View Post
    the offspring pretty much copied the vandals song too much drama.

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    @SaS do it! record vocals and mix them into the intrusments. thatd be dope

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    that shounds really good! =)
    We should be always happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dexter Holland View Post
    Ok guys, here you go:

    This city’s made of diamonds
    And tomorrow glass will grow
    On the freedoms that divide us
    They’re coming after me
    Flashback 1984
    Now who’s knock-knocking at your door?
    A thought that starts a riot
    They’re coming after me now

    Life is not the same
    I am one but
    Sparks turn into flames

    Will you take what’s in my head?
    And erase me when I’m dead?
    Cause the future is now
    And now I’m disappearing

    The day has turned to night
    Can you save me from the light?
    Cause the future is here
    And this is how I disappear

    Running down a spiral
    With the light of better men
    Shouting progress is survival
    Take one last look and see me
    Now you see me, now you don’t
    No vow to break
    No string of hope
    My hero, your pariah
    They’re coming after me now

    Life is just god’s game
    I am one but
    Sparks turn into flames

    And you get what you deserve
    When revenge is what you serve
    Cause the future is now
    And now I’m disappearing

    I’ll sink into the night
    And I’m turning off the lights
    Cause the future is here
    And this is how I disappear

    So the end’s what you make it
    And that’s what you’re looking for
    This is the future
    The future is now

    Disappear
    I disappear

    Now turn off the lights
    The skies are blue inside you
    Turn off the lights
    They’ll get inside of you
    I do believe this song is about losing freedoms as individuals. It talks of disappearing which I relate to Stalin's gulags and how people just 'disappeared' in Russia. Running down a spiral with the likes of better men can be seen as a censorship of progressive thought in America. The Orwellian references (1984, the future is now etc.) is a general warning that these things have occurred faster than we thought they would.

    Basically, it's about how things have progressed not in the progressive term but have progressed in a regressive form when it comes to civil liberties so much so we are 'disappearing' as individuals and either have to put up or shut up to maintain an in group status so as to not be snuffed out.

    Eh?
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