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Nickelback: Feed The Machine Meaning


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Song Released: 2017

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Feed The Machine Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Addressing those beneath from high above
Convincing his belief for what you love
Baiting every hook with filthy lies
Another charlatan to idolize

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Is this suppression just in my mind? (just in my mind?)
No more...


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    May 12th, 2017 5:37pm report

    It's anti big government. Great song.


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    Mar 10th, 2017 3:38am report

    Too be honest, it sounds anti-Trump/anti-Hillary/anti-corrupt leadership in general.


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    Dec 30th, 2018 12:02am report

    The song is just anti authoritarian/totalitarian. It doesn’t attack either the left or the right. It’s intentionally vague so you can place your most hated politician (Trump, Clinton, Putin, whomever) in the role of the dictator.

    There also may be some shots taken at collectivist thinking, given the constant repitition of the phrase “Get back in line” every time the protagonist (who seems to be a part of the “machine”) seems to have an individual thought of their own, and the line “Harvesting you to feed the machine” could be a metaphor for “Dying to help your cause”.


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    Dec 16th, 2018 12:18pm report

    I feel like its about the holocaust.


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    Feb 28th, 2018 2:15am report

    It isn’t a certain person. It’s straight up just a anti-government song.


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    Jan 14th, 2018 1:37pm report

    It sounds like abuse of some sort!


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    Jan 13th, 2018 1:03pm report

    It's sounds like it's about some form of abuse!


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    Nov 24th, 2017 11:45pm report

    The song clearly is about following a person of high authority, and no one else has a say on it.
    They always lie, as they say "Baiting every hook, with filthy lies." Well its another person to worship, even though we should worship God instead. They do not let you ask any questions. It is all about the one in charge, and not the public. Peace Out!



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    Jun 17th, 2017 6:32pm report

    First off it's perfect for all you liberals blindly following corruption and attacking those who try to help. The hook describes all the globalist pushing their own agenda to further there cause not the people's. He asks himself if he's crazy and if this bs is all in his head because of how ludicrous the US has become. Then throws in the no more questions get back in line. It's the mentality of the left, if you ask questions they don't have answer and just try to demonize and destroy people with other beliefs (that's the "tolerant" left for you


    Cade Shanley
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    Mar 14th, 2017 3:47pm report

    Donald Trump ruining our great country as a presidental dictator and tyrant that only cares for himself and makes the American people his pawns and discard us when we don't have any use. Grind us up in our ashes to Feed The Machine.

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