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All these ideas keep swimming, running through your head.
Quick, we'll drown them with this fix.
The dose to stop your shaking, the one to silence your voice.
Just take it and you'll be fine.
Calm, relaxed, obedient, just the way we want you.
Your thoughts are ours to manipulate.
Your actions are ours to control.
Your opinions are a thing of the past,
So tilt your head back and swallow this.
You've become a real team player, a real class act.
No one cares about your identity. Open wide, here it comes.
This prescription makes you perfect.



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    augustburnshredAug 20, 2008 at 5:28 am
    I think this song is about communist countries.
    It seems like it's from the leader (or dictator's) point of view. Saying that since he has all power he can make them obedient, and do anything they say, but still be calm and relaxed. I'm not sure what they're referring to about prescriptions or swallowing a pill.
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    UnregisteredJun 20, 2012 at 9:27 pm
    I understand all of your meanings and they can all be easily related to this song. My understand of this song is a little different although. I believe it could also relate to the culture today. People judge without even taking a look into the real personality a person has. Thus, forcing a person to want to become whatever makes them feel accepted in today's culture.
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    MikePanozzoApr 28, 2010 at 12:30 am
    ...you are both a little off in my opinion. I think this song is about how the government does whatever they want however and whenever they want. Especially the media. They feed us whatever they want us to hear 24/7 and that is what we have to live with, and what we conform to.
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    joethatremains7Dec 25, 2008 at 3:38 am
    I think this song is exactly what the lyrics say. When you take medicines like Ritalin, you make yourself the way other people want you but you are depressed.
    This song can have many other meanings though.

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