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It's been such a long time since I met you back on Skaro
And I'm pretty sure that you know
That not much has changed since then
It doesn't matter how hard you try to remove me
I think you will agree
That if one of us dies, then the other will too
I am locked in war with you


Exterminate, Regenerate
I thought you always knew our fate
To just keep fighting on and on
While time keeps turning
Regenerate, Exterminate
And even though we are the same
Why don't you hop into your ship
And leave me burning

Even though, as men, we have our contrasts
We're of exactly the same class
And our constant companion is death
Look at you, fashioning people into weapons
How can you say that you're better than me?
We both carry the fire that is set to devour life

Exterminate, Regenerate
I thought you always knew our fate
To just keep fighting on and on
While time keeps turning
Regenerate, Exterminate
And even though we are the same
Why don't you hop into your ship
And leave me burning

We both carry the fire that has the power to end life
But what I do with that flame is what separates our types
If it takes till the end of reality to beat you
Then I'll be sure to meet you at the exit of the world

Exterminate, Regenerate
You know that it isn't too late
To end what seems impossible
And leave time turning
Regenerate, Exterminate
And even though we aren't the same
Why don't you hop into my ship
And we can settle this
And we can settle this

Exterminate, Regenerate
You know that it isn't too late
To end what seems impossible
And leave time turning
Regenerate, Exterminate
And even though we aren't the same
Why don't you hop into my ship

Exterminate, Regenerate
I thought you always knew our fate
To just keep fighting on and on
While time keeps turning
Regenerate, Exterminate
And even though we are the same
Why don't you hop into your ship
And leave me burning

And we can settle this, forever
Yeah we can travel time, together
We can settle this, forever



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    UnregisteredNov 5, 2011 at 8:09 am
    It's between the doctor and davros.

    "look at you, fashioning people into weapons. "

    Davros created the daleks by mutating creatures called kaleds.
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    UnregisteredDec 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm
    Just listen to the live version, it's davros then the doctor no arguments required. The doctors part starts at "we both carry the fire that has the power to end life, but what I do with that flame is what separates our types" clearly stating that the doctor is showing davros that he is a better man.
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    UnregisteredNov 14, 2013 at 4:41 am
    I think that this song is talking about The Master and The Doctor. The last lines clearly prove that it is not about the Daleks, but in fact about The Master. When The Master was dying and refused to regenerate, The Doctor was begging him to regenerate because he was one of the last timelords. This is when he also offered to take The Master along with him and travel through space and time. On the other hand, I do not think that The Doctor would invite any Dalek to travel with him in the TARDIS.
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    UnregisteredJun 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    It's a reference to the scene between the doctor and davros towards the end of the episode "journey's end" (series 4 finale) in which davros accuses the doctor of being the "destroyer of worlds", of turning his companions into weapons and basically being very similar to davros himself (who created the daleks).

    The first 4 parts (verse-chorus-verse-chorus) is davros talking to the doctor. They met on "skaro" which is davros's planet (that, in the series, is 1975) and then the time war is mentioned (which is "time locked") and presumably lasts eternally in its own time loop, where the daleks keep exterminating the doctor and the doctor keeps regenerating (hence the titular lyric).

    The middle part of the song ("we both carry the fire... " )is, i think, divided in half: first bit ("but what i do with that fire is what separates our types") is the doctor's reply to davros's accusations that they are the same, since the doctor uses his potentially deadly power to do good. And then davros replies ("if it takes till the end of reality to beat you... ") that they are eternal enemies.

    In the last bit of the song (chorus-end verse) it's the doctor speaking, he repeats they are not the same, proving his goodness by proposing to davros to save him and end the eternal fight once and for all. But, as we already heard earlier in the song (1st&2nd chorus) and saw in the series, davros declines the offer. His loss :p
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    UnregisteredJun 10, 2012 at 1:50 am
    The doctor vs. The daleks- he keeps trying to get rid of them, and they come back, while at the same time the daleks are trying to exterminate him and he regenerates. He questions what would happen if one of them died- they've both been trying to kill the other since their meeting on skaro. What would happen if one succeeded?

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