MDFMK
MDFMK
Republic Records/Universal Records
2000

MDFMK

MDFMK

Republic Records/Universal Records
2000
Format: CD

Tracks/Lyrics:
01. NOW 4:41
(Konietzko/Skold)
02. RABBLEROUSER 4:12
(Cifarelli/Konietzko/Skold)
03. GET OUT OF MY HEAD 4:52
(Cifarelli/Konietzko/Skold)
04. GASOLINE 4:09
(Konietzko/Skold)
05. TORPEDOES 4:15
(Konietzko/Skold)
06. STARE AT THE SUN 6:02
(Konietzko/Skold)
07. BE LIKE ME 4:17
(Konietzko/Skold)
08. TRANSMUTATION 4:20
(Cifarelli/Konietzko/Skold)
09. ©ONRO¿ 5:54
(Konietzko/Skold)
10. HYDRO-ELECTRIC 4:56
(Cifarelli/Konietzko/Skold)
11. WITH-HUNT 5:28
(Konietzko/Skold)

12. AMERICAN DREAM (Japanese edition only) 5:20
(Konietzko/Skold)
13. ACTION/REACTION (Japanese edition only) 4:04
(Konietzko/Skold)

LINE-UP:
SASCHA KONIETZKO – vocals, programming
TIM SKOLD – vocals, programming, guitars
LUCIA CIFARELLI – vocals

CREDITS:
Produced and mixed by Sascha Konietzko, Chris Shepherd and Tim Skold.
Mastered by Tony Gillis at The Hit Factory.

Published by KMFDM, inc./EMI Blackwood (BMI ) and SukI Swift IntI (ASCAP)
Management: Charlie Hewitt/Buzz International Group

Art direction and design: L. Paul Mille (Airline Industries)
Speaker construction: Todd Baldwin

© 2000

LYRICS

NOW

don’t believe in everything you hear
don’t believe in everything you read
don’t believe in everything you see
don’t believe in me

don’t believe in anything you know
don’t believe there’s somewhere you can go
don’t believe in anybody else
don’t believe in yourself

what goes around will come around
and after all we’ll all fall down
no one here is anyone
and in a while we’ll all be gone

this is now
this is now
here and now
now

don’t believe in anything that’s old
don’t believe in anything you’re told
don’t believe in anything that’s new
no one here believes in you

don’t believe that anybody cares
don’t believe that anything is fair
don’t believe that anything’s for real
don’t believe what you feel

what goes around will come around
and after all we’ll all fall down
no one here is anyone
and in a while we’ll all be gone

this is now
this is now
here and now
now

don’t believe you’ll find your way back home
(don’t believe you’ll find your way back home)
don’t believe you’re something on your own
(don’t believe you’re something on your own)

don’t believe there’s something you can do
(don’t believe there’s something you can do)
don’t believe your dreams could come true
don’t believe
don’t believe
don’t believe
don’t believe…

(Sascha Konietzko/Tim Skold)

Published by KMFDM, inc./EMI Blackwood (BMI )
© 2000 Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, inc.

RABBLEROUSER

system breakdown imminent
nature’s gone belligerent
pilot error pre-programmed
oh that human element

driven by testosterone
adrenalin and pheromone
crowning glory of creation
super-human incarnation

failure is man’s fate
a blacklist of mistakes
nothing’s what it seems
blown to smithereens

commandeer
own your fear
associate and integrate
a rabblerouser in your face

a proclamation of defense
the outrage of the innocent
unyielding to the consequence
a rabblerouser ’til the end

fight
rabblerouser
fight
rabblerouser

determined ’til the end
ruthlessly and violent
ruler of the earth
subordinate the universe

commandeer
own your fear
associate and integrate
a rabblerouser in your face

a proclamation of defense
the outrage of the innocent
unyielding to the consequence
a rabblerouser ’til the end

fight
rabblerouser
fight
fight

system breakdown imminent
nature’s gone belligerent
pilot error pre-programmed
oh that human element

living out the big illusion
evolution revolution
time and time and time again
life is short and god is man

rabblerouser
fight
rabblerouser
fight
rabblerouser
fight
fight
rabblerouser

commandeer
own your fear
associate and integrate
a rabblerouser in your face

a proclamation of defense
the outrage of the innocent
unyielding to the consequence
a rabblerouser ’til the end

fight
fight
rabblerouser

(Lucia CifarellI /Sascha Konietzko/Tim Skold)

Published by KMFDM, inc./EMI Blackwood (BMI ) & SukI Swift (ASCAP)
© 2000 Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, inc.

GET OUT OF MY HEAD

forget what you’ve been told
conceal the truth you know
the phoenix fights desire
and you know just what I mean

in my cells
you’re in my soul
what you can’t touch
you’ll never hold

you ask
beg
you plead

get out of my head
get out of my
get out of my
get out of my head

get out of my head
get out of my
get out of my
get out of my head

get out of my head
get out of my head
get out of my head

just a little too late
been so long gotta do a double-take
I don’t remember your face
it’s all the words and the way that we relate
don’t belong don’t believe
mind in motion makes me weep
twisting ’til I transmutate
reinstate deactivate

colossal information
short-circuit detonation

get out of my head
get out of my
get out of my
get out of my head

get out of my head
get out of my
get out of my
get out of my head

get out of my head
get out of my
get out of my
get out of my head

get out of my head
get out of my
get out of my
get out of my head

get out of my head

sink deep
trip switch is on the blink
divide conquer
what you will is what you bring on
emotions flight
red comet glare ignite
free fall
against yourself you fight

get out of my head
get out of my head

get out of my head
no letting go
no letting go
no letting go

get out of my head
no letting go
no letting go
no letting go

get out of my head
no letting go
no letting go
no letting go

get out of my head
no letting go
no letting go
no letting go

get out of my head
no letting go
no letting go
no letting go

get out of my head
no letting go
no letting go
no letting go

get out of my head

(Lucia CifarellI /Sascha Konietzko/Tim Skold)

Published by KMFDM, inc./EMI Blackwood (BMI ) & SukI Swift (ASCAP)
© 2000 Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, inc.

GASOLINE

eye to eye
face to face
soul to soul
blow by blow

piece by piece
you get the picture
beat by beat
starting to make sense

step by step
you’re getting closer
inch by inch
slowly sinking in

and you ache and you bleed
can’t talk you can’t sleep
know who you are don’t conform anymore

burn the bridge
stall the machine
cut those ties
come kiss the guillotine

blow your mind
break the routine
leave everything behind
come taste the gasoline

row by row
side by side
round by round
a field of killing
six feet down without hands

burn the bridge
stall the machine
cut those ties
come kiss the guillotine

blow your mind
break the routine
leave everything behind
come taste the gasoline

and you ache and you bleed
can’t talk you can’t sleep
know who you are don’t conform anymore

burn the bridge
stall the machine
cut those ties
come kiss the guillotine

blow your mind
break the routine
leave everything behind
come taste the gasoline

burn the bridge
stall the machine
cut those ties
come kiss the guillotine

blow your mind
break the routine
leave everything behind
come taste the gasoline

come kiss the guillotine
come taste the gasoline
come kiss the guillotine
come taste the…

(Sascha Konietzko/Tim Skold)

Published by KMFDM, inc./EMI Blackwood (BMI )
© 2000 Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, inc.

TORPEDOES

there goes the neighborhood
and somehow you knew it would
‘cuz you understand
armageddon’s right around the bend
you got your fortune right in your hands

you do what you gotta do
‘cuz you got that attitude
and you say goodbye as easy as most people tell a lie
you choose no options
you do or die

goddamn the torpedoes
it’s time to run away with the sideshow
full speed right ahead
don’t stop you can sleep when you’re dead

goddamn the torpedoes
it’s time to run away with the sideshow
full speed right ahead
don’t stop you can sleep when you’re dead

that’s just the way it goes
that’s how the river flows
if you stay stone cold
chances are your options will unfold
all that glitters turns into gold

goddamn the torpedoes
it’s time to run away with the sideshow
full speed right ahead
don’t stop you can sleep when you’re dead

goddamn the torpedoes
it’s time to run away with the sideshow
full speed right ahead
don’t stop you can sleep when you’re dead

be proud to deviate
it’s time to instigate
dictate your own fate
you’re about to detonate
see the world all blown away

goddamn the torpedoes
it’s time to run away with the sideshow
full speed right ahead
don’t stop you can sleep when you’re dead

goddamn the torpedoes
it’s time to run away with the sideshow
full speed right ahead
don’t stop you can sleep when you’re dead

goddamn the torpedoes
dictate your own fate
you’re about to detonate
goddamn the torpedoes
dictate your own fate
you’re about to goddamn detonate

(Sascha Konietzko/Tim Skold)

Published by KMFDM, inc./EMI Blackwood (BMI )
© 2000 Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, inc.

STARE AT THE SUN

the ego that feeds you ties you up and suffocates
your favorite little monkey drags you down and complicates
you love and hate the combination won’t survive the separation
soul and body co-exist face the antagonist

at the right place at the right time
how does it feel

don’t take this the wrong way
don’t hold it up to scrutiny
got more than you could ask for
but none of what you need

so don’t take this the wrong way
but nothing is for real
it’s only an illusion
impossibility

don’t take this the wrong way
when you stare at the sun
what do you see

stare at the sun
what do you see
stare at the sun
what do you see
stare at the sun
what do you see
stare at the sun

the dislocation confusion total lack of destination
nothing left to ask greed exceeds all moderation
mind over matter the singing lady’s getting fatter
lock the bunker kill the lights reality’s kept outside

when the right price makes the right deal
you don’t disagree
down the wrong way of a one-way
dead-end street

don’t take this the wrong way
don’t hold it up to scrutiny
got more than you could ask for
but none of what you need

so don’t take this the wrong way
but nothing is for real
it’s only an illusion
impossibility

don’t take this the wrong way
when you stare at the sun
what do you see

stare at the sun
what do you see
stare at the sun
what do you see
stare at the sun
what do you see
stare at the sun
what do you see

a million excuses to avoid compatibility
a humble disposition wrapped up in animosity
suffer the dilemma choose involuntarily
stare at the sun what do you see

don’t take this the wrong way
don’t hold it up to scrutiny
got more than you could ask for
but none of what you need

so don’t take this the wrong way
but nothing is for real
it’s only an illusion
impossibility

don’t take this the wrong way
when you stare at the sun
what do you see

stare at the sun
what do you see
stare at the sun
what do you see
stare at the sun
what do you see
stare at the sun

so don’t take this the wrong way
but nothing is for real
it’s only an illusion
impossibility

don’t take this the wrong way
when you stare at the sun
what do you see

when you stare at the sun
what do you see
stare at the sun
what do you see…

(Sascha Konietzko/Tim Skold)

Published by KMFDM, inc./EMI Blackwood (BMI )
© 2000 Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, inc.

BE LIKE ME

I hear you speaking loud and clear
but I still can’t understand
I think I ‘d rather kill myself
than meet your demands

I never neede reason
to reason with my mind
I can see the future
and today is good day to die

I need new enemies
I need new strategies
I need the pain to feel someting
I need to shed some skin

to be like me again
a brand new me
to be like me again
again
a brand new me

I read the writing on the wall
but the message is all wrong
I got the world inside my head
and it’s ticking like a bomb

I never needed justice
to justify myself
I can see the future
and it looks a lot like hell

I need new enemies
I need new strategies
I need the pain to feel someting
I need to shed some skin

to be like me again
a brand new me
to be like me again
again
a brand new me

flip the switch pull the plug
fell inside the hole I dug
walk the walk crash and burn
another stone I have to turn

I need new enemies
I need new strategies
I need the pain to feel someting
I need to shed some skin

to be like me again
a brand new me
to be like me again
again

a brand new me
be like me
be like me
to be like me
be like me
be like me
be like me
to be like me
again

(Sascha Konietzko/Tim Skold)

Published by KMFDM, inc./EMI Blackwood (BMI )
© 2000 Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, inc.

TRANSMUTATION

I wasn’t sure if I could go that far
but I never thought that I ‘d crash so hard
come undone fall apart
I didn’t realize what I ‘d found
but it hit me right when I hit the ground
screamed at me without a sound

straight lie to say I ‘m surprised
just totally stunned paralyzed
emotionless hypnotized
something inside of my head
got way too good at being bad
way too good at being bad

in place of hope there should be fear
there’s signs and signals everywhere

transmutated
information
transmutating
the equation
transmutate

no clue what exactly occurred
but the vision’s fogged and the memory’s blurred
I ‘m hearing things I ‘ve never heard
don’t know how long it’s been
but something new crawls under my skin
something strange creeping in

in place of hope there should be fear
there’s signs and signals everywhere

transmutated
information
transmutating
the equation

world is alluding
illusion is ruling
you are denied here
transmutation
is consuming
transmutate

shapeshift of a punished mind
another broken heart beating overtime
intertwined serpentine
full force accelerate
don’t hesitate

transmutated
information
transmutating
the equation

world is alluding
illusion is ruling
you are denied here
transmutation
is consuming
transmutate

get away gotta get away get away
get away gotta get away get away
get away gotta get away get away
get away gotta get away get away

(Lucia CifarellI /Sascha Konietzko/Tim Skold)

Published by KMFDM, inc./EMI Blackwood (BMI ) & SukI Swift (ASCAP)
© 2000 Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, inc.

©ONTRO¿

fight the power and the power will fight back
you’re only as good as the system you hack
if you become a problem you will be replaced
banned, shut down, erased

the world has capsized, gone erratic
constitutional rights have dissolved into static
the truth is based on misinformation
reality is only a hallucination

the revolution will be synthesized

another decade gone terribly wrong
effectively affecting generations to come
we only buy into what we can sell
and we only want to protect you from yourself

fall on your face for the media-hype
we’ve disincreating a stereotype
amending the story to keep it intact
and make sure our vision accomodates fact

do you know who owns and controls the station you’re watching?
does it matter? does it matter?
the revolution will be synthesized
the revolution will be synthesized

corporate wars vs. plastic celebrity
competing for headlines with pills for virility
alterior motifs in a shroud of secrecy
the holy grail is market supremacy

killing-machines for destruction and mayhem
can we pity the vicTims if we don’t even know them?
if anything goes wrong we blame the middleman
‘cuz we’re not gonna stray from the agenda at hand

do you know who owns and controls the station you’re watching?
do you know who owns and controls the station you’re watching?
the revolution will be synthesized
the revolution will be synthesized…

(Sascha Konietzko/Tim Skold)

Published by KMFDM, inc./EMI Blackwood (BMI )
© 2000 Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, inc.

HYDRO-ELECTRIC

float flushed flowing like a riptide
suffer this calamity
drift swim hovering beside you
question my humanity

it’s a complex state another dimension
blind as I sink to the other side
calling me waking to a hurricane
crush wave feels like I could flatline

thermal fluorescence is all I remember
succumb I surrender to this
here to eternity not a reality
only the pulse of insanity

bombastic high I thrive on this disease
liquify sub-zero freeze

initiate you germinate
it’s you that moves me hydro-electric
dive deep down you dominate me
invite induce and violate
intoxicate hydro-electric
you you you dominate me

it’s the ebb and flow eternal connection
a trickle of rain shrouding the delta
calling me waking to a hurricane
watery grave cryogenic shelter

a broken reflection on the surface of never
from here to forever and back
total viscosity into fluidity
only the pulse of infinity

bombastic high I thrive on this disease
liquify sub-zero freeze

initiate you germinate
it’s you that moves me hydro-electric
dive deep down you dominate me
hydro-electric
invite induce and violate
intoxicate hydro-electric
you you you dominate me
hydro-electric

dominate me
dominate me
I thrive on this disease
liquify sub-zero freeze

initiate you germinate
it’s you that moves me hydro-electric
dive deep down you dominate me
hydro-electric
invite induce and violate
intoxicate hydro-electric
you you you dominate me

hydro-electric
dominate me
it’s you that moves me hydro-electric
hydro-electric
you dominate me
dominate me

hydro-electric
dominate me
it’s you that moves me hydro-electric
hydro-electric
dominate me
dominate me

(Lucia CifarellI /Sascha Konietzko/Tim Skold)

Published by KMFDM, inc./EMI Blackwood (BMI ) & SukI Swift (ASCAP)
© 2000 Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, inc.

WITCH-HUNT

bolts of lightning – out of the blue
without forewarning – the heat is on you
watch what you say – the phone maybe tapped
under heavy surveillance – looks like you’re trapped
under investigation – whether guilty or not
without your own doing – you’re part of the plot
trying to hide – going underground
just a matter of time until you will be found

witch hunt
guilty by association
witch hunt
systematic defamation
witch hunt
process of elimination
witch hunt
demonized and sacrificed

the noose is tightening – there’s no return
moral cleansing – free thinking must burn
this is serious – your face in the mud
the end of the story is written in blood
freeze! down on your knees!
beaten and bound tarred and feathered
they parade you around the media is feasting
your face on the news it’s a feeding frenzy – a mob on the loose

witch hunt
guilty by association
witch hunt
systematic defamation
witch hunt
process of elimination
witch hunt
demonized and sacrificed

witch hunt
guilty by association
witch hunt
merciless interrogation
witch hunt
ill-reputed executed
witch hunt – which hunt?
burn that witch

you’ve always been different
you’ve spoken my mind
set yourself apart
now they hate your kind
a foreign element
the unknown factor
an alien component
the hannibal lecter

it doesn’t matter – what you say or do
there is no justice – no future for you
cause you’re the scapegoat – you are to blame
this is your life – fifteen minutes of fame

witch hunt
guilty by association
witch hunt
systematic defamation
witch hunt
process of elimination
witch hunt
demonized and sacrificed

witch hunt
guilty by association
witch hunt
methodical eradication
crucified by morninglight
witch hunt – which hunt?

burn that witch

it doesn’t matter – what you say or do
there is no justice – no future for you
cause you’re the scapegoat – you are to blame
this is your life – fifteen minutes of shame

(Sascha Konietzko/Tim Skold)

Published by KMFDM, inc./EMI Blackwood (BMI )
© 2000 Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, inc.

AMERICAN DREAM

the land of the free
under the thumb
devided & conquered
tv keeps us numb

coast to coast
a la la land
from craddle to grave
with our heads in the sand

nice & easy
a convenience oasis
screwed with a chainsaw
all smiling faces

born super-heroes
mega-fantastic
serving the one
& only god: plastic

a bang for a buck
an eye for an eye
in the u.s. of a.
we just live to die

amerikan dream
a lifeless horror horror horror horror horror
the western world
has no tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow

amerikan dream
yes, no, maybe? maybe? maybe? maybe? maybe?
amerikan nightmare
wake up baby! baby! baby! baby! baby!

imperialism
with the best of intentions
our nations built
on ruthless expansion

a lease in the plant
in every dimension
protecting the world
by armed intervention

we live to kill
and kill to live
the principle is
always take never give

when cash in hand
is the judge & jury
things look the best
when the vision is blurry

a bang for a buck
an eye for an eye
in the u.s. of a.
we just live to die

amerikan dream
a lifeless horror horror horror horror horror
the western world
has no tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow

amerikan dream
yes, no, maybe? maybe? maybe? maybe? maybe?
amerikan nightmare
wake up baby! baby! baby! baby! baby!

(Sascha Konietzko/Tim Skold)

Published by KMFDM, inc./EMI Blackwood (BMI )
© 2000 Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, inc.

ACTION/REACTION

blow your mind
trip the wire
dodge a bullet
turn a liar
blood is love
blood is war
blood is all temptation
it’s the final destination

finish off what was begun
it’s not too late to jump the gun
loose your mind to gain control
kill the flesh to free the soul
brace yourself for the assault
the big machine grinds to a halt
the defective ubermensch
is still looking for revenge

scorch the ground you leave behind
starve the opposing side

eradicate your own reflection
never follow one direction
set your world on fire
make your own exception
action leads to reaction

solve the puzzle piece by piece
the symptoms indicate disease
become a problem they can’t fix
the missing link 666

create mutate contaminate
design refine undermine
indite incite disunite
deploy decoy destroy
divide collide suicide
extort abort vive la mort

(Sascha Konietzko/Tim Skold)

Published by KMFDM, inc./EMI Blackwood (BMI )
© 2000 Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, inc.