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"Back to the Primitive"
Back to the Primitive
1st track of the album Primitive
Sung by Max Cavalera, Mikey Doling
Duration 4:21
Genre(s) Nu metal
Written by Max Cavalera
Produced by Toby Wright, Max Cavalera
Alternate title "Primitive", "BTTP"
Next track
"Pain"
Single
Released on December 4, 2000
Record label Roadrunner

"Back to the Primitive" is the leadoff track of the Soulfly album Primitive, released in 2000. The song begins with the berimbau performed by Max Cavalera, but in the music video, the song begins with Cavalera alternating with crowds chanting 'Soulfly' over tribal drumming. Then downtuned guitars would arrive, playing all the way till the end, blending with tribal drumming and blabbering.

This song is about reverting the political state back to only the local society of tribes, instead of a government that overshadows the region.

"Back to the Primitive" was first of three singles released from the album. It was released more than two months after the album itself came out.

"Back to the Primitive" was played live 384 times, the most of any Soulfly song.

Lyrics Edit

Um dois treis quatro

Back to the primitive
Fuck all your politics
We got our life to live
The way we want to be

Back to the primitive
Fuck all your politics
Who feels it knows it
And God will guide me

Back to the primitive
Fuck all your bullshit
We're back to set it free
Confronting the negative

Back to the primitive
Fuck all you wannabes
You don't mean shit to me
Let it bleed

Primitive
Primitive
Primitive
Primitive

Back to the primitive
Fuck all your politics
We got our life to live
The way we want to be

Back to the primitive
Fuck all your politics
How it used to be
Check your reality

Back to the primitive
Fuck all your politics
Fuck all you wannabes
Yeah

Back to the primitive
Fuck all your politics
Forever we will be
What we want to be

Primitive
Primitive
Primitive
Primitive

Primitive
Primitive
Primitive
Primitive

Primitive
Primitive
Primitive
...

Primitive
Primitive
Primitive
Primitive

Videos Edit

Soulfly back to the primitive04:21

Soulfly back to the primitive

Soulfly - Back to the Primitive (live from Ozzfest 200003:55

Soulfly - Back to the Primitive (live from Ozzfest 2000

SOULFLY - Back To The Primitive (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)04:28

SOULFLY - Back To The Primitive (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Directed by Thomas Mignone

More videos

Personnel Edit

Performers

Band members

Session musicians

  • Meia Noite – Brazilian percussion
  • Toby Wright – keyboards
Songwriter
Enginucers

Navigation of Soulfly songs Edit

Live-only songs on various albums

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