|"Back to the Primitive"|
|1st track of the album Primitive|
|Sung by||Max Cavalera, Mikey Doling|
|Written by||Max Cavalera|
|Produced by||Toby Wright, Max Cavalera|
|Alternate title||"Primitive", "BTTP"|
| Next track|
|Released on||December 4, 2000|
"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.
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
- Max Cavalera – lead vocals, four-string rhythm guitar, berimbau
- Mikey Doling – lead guitar, backing vocals
- Marcelo Dias – bass guitar, percussion
- Joe Nuñez – drums, percussion
- Meia Noite – Brazilian percussion
- Toby Wright – keyboards
- Max Cavalera – lyrics, music
- Toby Wright – engineering, recording, digital editing, production
- Steve Sisco – mix engineering
- Lance Dean – additional engineering
- Andy Wallace – mixing
- George Marino – mastering
- Max Cavalera – co-production, mastermind supervisor
Live-only songs on various albums