The Making of a Violent Cyborg Heart

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This song is a musical and memetic mashup, pulling primarily percussive elements and vox from "My Violent Heart" by Nine Inch Nails, then merging them with Ben Kama's insane remix of "The Making of a Cyborg" by Kenji Kawai. When the original lyrics by Trent Reznor are put into the worldview of a cyborg addressing its human creator, the lyrics take on an entirely new memetic world of meaning.

lyrics

"The Making of a Violent Cyborg Heart"

You and I, we may look the same
But we are very far apart
There's bullet holes where my compassion used to be
And there is violence in my heart

Into fire you can send us
From the fire we return
You can label us a consequence
Of how much you'll have to learn

Hitohi hitoyo ni tsuki wa terazutomo
The moon fails to shine down on either day or night
Kanashimi ni nuetori naku
And the night bird calls out in sadness

A ga kaeri misuredo hana wa chirinubeshi
When I turn to look, the flowers had all fallen away
Nagusamuru kokoro wa kenuru ga gotoku
It was as if all comfort had vanished from the world

Aratayo ni kamutsudoite
As the gods leave to gather in the new world
Yo wa ake nuetori naku
Day breaks, and the night bird calls out

Saku hana wa kami ni koinomu
The blossoms beseech the gods
Ikeru yo ni a ga mi kanashimo
"Even though in this world we may know grief and suffering,"
Ime wa kenu uramite chiru
"Our dreams shall never die," and they fall from the branch in anger.

You have set something in motion
Much greater than you've ever known
Standing there in all your grand naivete
About to reap what you have sown

Time will feed upon your weaknesses
And soon you'll lose the will to care
When you return to the place that you call home
We will be there...
We will be there...

credits

from Remixes and Mashups, released January 16, 2006
The original "My Violent Heart" was written by Trent Reznor (Leaving Hope) and performed by Nine Inch Nails.

The original "The Making of a Cyborg" was composed by Kenji Kawai for the anime "Ghost in the Shell", then remixed by Ben Kama.

The mashup and album art was created by San Jaya Prime, with mastering by BMFD.

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I walk in dreams and dream waking. Who am I?

I hitchhike, I make music, and I meddle with things. Frakking love to meddle with sheit! My business is in surprising cops in small towns everywhere with the portable studio in my backpack. You really should see their faces... McPriceless! ... more

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