Meet Your Master
"Meet Your Master" is the eleventh track on the 2007 release Year Zero.
This song could be either from a government perspective, directed to the people, or from a resistance perspective directed to the government. The latter theory seems more apt, given the part of the lyrics quoted at Another Version Of The Truth. The lyrics might echo the commands of a guerrilla resistance group to a kidnapped bureaucrat (a la the kidnapping of Clive Owen's protagonist in Children of Men, or the similar scene in Thank You for Smoking).
Another theory is that these are the words of, or general feeling given by an encounter with The Presence.
The lyrics for this song appear on the "Another Version of the Truth" message board posted by Che2. He says "didn't you get the memo?" Post #04
Meet Your Master
This is the original album version.
Meet Your Master (Instrumental)
Meet Your Master: The Faint
This song is on Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D. The vocals have some distortion in them and are heard over an electronic beat. It reminiscent of The Orb's remix of "The Perfect Drug." The instrumentation is slightly different, without any of the guitar elements heard in the original.
"Meet Your Master" made its live debut at the Calgary, Alberta, show on July 29, 2008.
Bow down in position Against the polished steel This is something different You'll like the way this feels No time for asking questions No time for wondering We've heard enough from you now We've heard everything We're going to play a new game You'll put on this blindfold You'll do what we tell you You'll do as you're told Used to be the leader Now comes the time to serve Maybe we show some mercy Maybe you get what you deserve Count down to the end Gotta make it come faster faster Right around the bend Is a coming disaster Count down to the end And we're headed there faster Come on down my friend It's time to meet your master You've left quite a mess here Under your stewardship You thought you'd figured it out but You'll learn your place in this Might take some convincing For you to see the truth There are so many things We've got in store for you Count down to the end Gotta make it come faster faster Right around the bend Is a coming disaster Count down to the end And we're headed there faster faster Come on down my friend It's time to meet your master
The following lyric is repeated to the end of the song:
Come on down