Clones

Now you’re a clone
With a heart of stone
Synthetic soul
Brainwashed and cold

You’re just a clone
Got no control
Forced in a mold
Processed and sold

Hey!
You know i find it frightning
How you change just as fast as lightning

You fell from grace
Leavin no trace
You’ve been replaced
You’re name erased

Hey!
It’s just self-destruction
You never listened to my instructions

Shame, shame, shame, shame

Shame
That everyones the same
I thought u stood alone
We’re different from the clones

You were a flash of white
A major ride
You’re making time
Now im outta sight

For I have seen
What could’ve been
A very dream
A prophecy

Hey!
Now there’s no use waiting
Everything is disintegrating

Shame
Everyone’s the same
I thought u stood alone
We’re different from the clones

I thought you were the true
Exception to the rule
But the truth is cruel

Clones, clones, clones, clones
Clones, clones, clones, clones

Yeah!

Hey!
Now theres no use waiting
Everything is disintegrating

Shame
Everyone’s the same
I thought you stood alone
We’re different from the clones

I thought you were the true
Exception to the rule
But the truth is cruel

Song Notes

This was a download only single, and went to number 1 in the UK download charts. The track was used on the soundtrack for Star Wars game Republic Commando. Ash played a set at the UK launch party for the game in London’s Leicester Square. Mark said of the collaboration:

Mark: We got asked to provide music for the game during the Meltdown writing period and by complete fluke had just demoed the Clones track!

Tim has spoken about the track on several occasions: Here’s what he had to say:

Tim: It’s about how homogenized mankind has become. People don’t really stand out. It’s a rant about some person who’s let you down, a person you thought was different and they turn out to be the same as everyone else.

Tim: It’s about someone you’ve idealised - a politician, a band, anything you’ve believed in that’s really let you down. You thought they were unique and special but they’ve just turned out to be the same.

Tim: I had to step away from myself, write about the wider world for a change. The social commentary songs, like “Clones” are there because I’m ready now to address what I feel about politics.