Designing The Enemy

Album: Mechanize (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This track follows the theme of Mechanize, which is how in today's society the masses are controlled by their political masters and how our apathy has resulted in us just becoming cogs in the machine. Singer Burton C. Bell explained: "Everything that occurs is a direct consequence of our own actions, creations, and manifestations. The machine that creates will ultimately be our demise. It is coming, the future is here."

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