Red: Feed the Machine Meaning
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Feed the Machine Lyrics
And you'll never disappoint them
Hide your innocence before they see right through
... you mustn't disappoint them
You need the danger just to feel your heart beat
You need to die just to find your?...
anonymous May 18th, 2011 5:30pm report
Seeing as the theme of the album is finding your identity, the song is probably connected to that. This song is about how people try to fit in with the crowd and the effects it has on their psyche. When he says "Hide your innocence before they see right through" he is talking about things people do just to fit even though they know it's wrong. The first four lines that begin with "You need" describe depression caused by wanting to fit in (i.e. suicide cutting etc.). "They pull you faster, the cadence calling / And you never fall behind / So choose a face, you're only crawling now / You mustn't fall behind" this describes someone losing their identity by becoming no more than "one of the crowd". This song is saying the same thing as Romans 12:2, "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind."
anonymous Oct 9th, 10:50am report
To me, this song doesn't connect with religion. It connects more with someone trying to conform to what the world is like today, losing their true self in the process.
anonymous Feb 5th, 2012 2:25pm report
Satan is tempting us to do bad things. "Turn around they might be watching and you'll never disapoint them". Satan is temting us to be scared of the things that others will think of us. in this generation most people do thing that will change there lives in a bad way because there scared of what everyone else is thinking
anonymous Sep 17th, 2011 9:54pm report
The machine could even be the system of man made doctrines that put us into a slumber. In the video, it says "initiate cloyining." We buy the lie that we must fall in line. We buy into what is told to us even at church and we don't even study. This song isn't specifically saying church, but any belief we have that makes us fall in line with a lie deceiving us from our true identity is feeding the machine of man-centered doctrine. Most christians fall into the trap of wanting someone to tell them what to do and believe... just like the nation of Israel wanted a king during the time Samuel was Judge. It's safer to go to sleep metaphorically and let someone other than God be in control. It's a subtle deception because it's cloaked in nice sounding "churchy" stuff that far removes us from His heart with very little clue of who we are and what we were made for.
I think what I like about this song is that it makes one think and I'm sure the artists of Red have there own take too. :)
anonymous Jun 22nd, 2011 6:57am report
I think its a thing of conforming to the ways of this world, as a lot of people are being desensitized and hypnotized through the evil in this world. The hypnotized people in the video represent the people who's lives have been taken over by Satan (Satan being the old man behind the control board)and the people being put through the machine are the persecuted christians and when they shout "wake up", it's a thing of awaking the inner spirit every person has...our minds might be filled with the ways of the world but that we must wake up in our spirit's...that our inner spirit must wake up and rise. That's one thing the Devil can never take away...our spirit gifted by God.
anonymous Jun 21st, 2011 6:03am report
The machine is clearly the world. To me the song is about not conforming to the world and not being ashamed of Jesus. The line hide your innocence to me is clearly when Christians are afraid to admit they are for fear of rejection. But remember if we are ashamed of Jesus on Earth He will be ashamed of us in Heaven.
anonymous Apr 26th, 2011 4:16pm report
I'm not so sure if this is right, but it is just a guess; the machine is Satan, and we can fall back, 'live a lie' and 'feed the machine'.we need to 'wake up, wake up and kill the machine'.
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