Machine Head - Locust Lyrics




[Verse 1:]
Sweet caress grazes my skin. It's loveless, these hooks sink in.
Behind an angel's disguise, an insect preys.
Mandibles cut like a knife, a reckoning.

[Pre-Chorus 1:]
Forming clouds, their shadow shrouds. Louder the tattered wings they sound.
Descending down.

[Chorus 1:]
Down they come, the swarm of locusts. Skies above converge to choke us.
Feast of souls consume the harvest. Young and old, suffer unto the locust.

[Verse 2:]
Surrender, these veins are bled. Devoured, nothing sacred. Strings pull the marionettes.
See how they dance upon the winds that beget our pestilence.

[Pre-Chorus 1]

[Chorus 1]

[Interlude 1:]
Forming clouds
Their shadow shrouds
Louder the tattered wings they sound
Descending down

Down they come
The swarm of locusts
Skies above
Converge to choke us
Feast of souls
Consume the harvest
Young and old
Suffer unto the locust

Bleeding from my eyes, this plague is sent to erase us.
Bleeding from inside, these vermin can't infiltrate us.

[Interlude 2:]
Faith appears, and holds a candle. Hark, the angels sing.

[Pre-Chorus 2:]
Forming clouds, their shadow shrouds. Louder the tattered wings they sound.

[Chorus 2:]
Tear the veil, the lies derail. Purity ever will prevail. Trumpets sound the shattered crown.
Halos of truth now they surround. The charade comes down.

[Chorus 1]





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Machine Head Locust Comments
  1. Блэк Метал-фанат

    Amazing

  2. sha mit

    Anyone here after watching do or die....i mean wtf was that??!!

  3. Arthur Cristian Viel

    Esses Locusts parecem os pernilongos aqui de casa!Assassinos!

  4. Cassie

    I came here to listen to some angry music, not laugh my ass off from reading the comments xD

  5. Blank

    back when they actually made good music.

  6. Leonid Rusinov

    Tasty melody

  7. Tears of Finality

    Awesome song but I still can't get over how they wrote a metal song about a grasshopper.

  8. Aleksey LLanos

    jueputa traque

  9. Walidd Kara

    كاين جزائريين هنا

  10. Michael Griffin

    What’s Jesus so pissed about?

  11. Tatted Buddha420

    That Breakdowwwnnnn
    ===D ~~

  12. David HUON

    Je vous kiff 😍😍😎

  13. Joel Asher

    Then I heard a sound like a thousand chariots but it was as a swarm of locust but then I heard the voice calling from the heavens
    Don't touch the grass or tree's but
    All evil in it leave no waste destroy all evilness take out all men stronghold leave no Rock unturned go inside the Earth and destroy all evil within.

  14. CANT FAP TO THIS

    2:50 best brakedown ever.

  15. Shani A

    I went to Machine Head in 2017, Saskatoon, Canada. My boyfriend and I brought my friend along and her boyfriend. Funny story, I was having a good fucking time and my friend at the time was in front row recording her at the concert and the show and Robb called her out. He took her phone and kept it for awhile, she didn't realize I was behind her and I seen what happened. She told my boyfriend and I walked up to them when she told him, she said the lead singer just kicked her, took her phone and called her fat. Me.... beer in hand, told her look we aren't leaving because you want to lie. The fact she said Robb kicked her and called her fat made me LOL in the venue. She's obviously no longer my friend lol

  16. HAMC Freedom Channel

    I LOVE THIS!!!

  17. Auden Oakes

    5:42 goddamn heaviest breakdown ever I swear to god

  18. RABI DAS

    Come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnbabbbbbyyyyyyfuckkkeddduppppppppppp......

  19. Alex Dyck

    My type of Christian music.

  20. Cherub Sasquatch

    Jesus is God. The breakdown at the end is dope!!!!!!!

  21. keptil

    I'm not generally a Machine Head fan, but this song is bloody awesome. \m/

  22. T.S. M.L

    Am gonna play this in our revolution😂😂😂😂😂😂✌🏻

  23. HardlyMotion

    mitko beshe tuk

  24. Benedict Holland

    Why is this song so perfect in every way

  25. la daronne musclé du fessier

    J'ai écouteur cet musique en en guise d'asmr et sa a marcher 🥰🥰

  26. daily2

    who can play the drum intro ?

  27. Dillon Watson

    I just endured hearing "Do or Die," so I had to come here to calm myself down.

  28. Leo Shedden

    This makes me question. Is Dimebag alive? The guitarist is so badass!!!!!!!

  29. Ministerio de Chile

    Imagine being an egyptian pharaoh and ignoring some weird guy saying "you'll experience 7 plagues" or something and then he comes out the next the day like:

  30. Adam Thurston

    Haven't stopped singing this since I saw the at Brixton Academy!

  31. Carlos Correia

    Machine Head- Locust - lyrics

    Sweet caress
    Grazes my skin
    It's loveless
    These hooks sink in
    Behind an angel's disguise
    An insect preys
    Mandibles cut like a knife
    The reckoning

    Forming clouds
    Their shadow shrouds
    Louder the tattered wings they sound
    Descending down

    Down they come
    The swarm of locusts
    Skies above
    Converge to choke us
    Feast of souls
    Consume the harvest
    Young and old
    Suffer unto the locust

    Surrender
    These veins are bled
    Devoured
    Nothing sacred
    Strings pull the marionettes
    See how they dance
    Upon the winds that beget
    Our pestilence

    Forming clouds
    Their shadow shrouds
    Louder the tattered wings they sound
    Descending down

    Down they come
    The swarm of locusts

    Skies above
    Converge to choke us
    Feast of souls
    Consume the harvest
    Young and old
    Suffer unto the locust

    Bleeding from my eyes
    This plague is sent to erase us
    Bleeding from inside
    These vermin can't infiltrate us

    Faith appears and holds a candle
    Hark the angels sing

    Forming clouds
    Their shadow shrouds
    Louder the tattered wings they sound

    Tear the veil
    The lies derail
    Purity ever will prevail

    Trumpets sound
    The shattered crown
    Halos of truth now they surround
    The charade comes down

    Down they come
    The swarm of locusts
    Skies above
    Converge to choke us
    Feast of souls
    Consume the harvest
    Young and old
    Suffer unto the locust

  32. C Hume

    A hard slamming band that’s stood the test of time packed with neck breaking riffs

  33. Francis Taquin

    Montreal soon 😍

  34. A Simple Guy

    Robb Flynn looks like Jesus

  35. Yauh o verdadeiro e único Criador

    Isso que amo nessa banda ; a cada álbum sempre uma inovação ; alguns classificam como gripe metal mas tem muito trás moderno e metal alternativo ; mas que se foda os rótulos o que importa é que ninguém vai parar esses caras ; acompanho essa banda desde seu fundamento e a cada álbum vem melhorando trazendo sempre inovações .
    Banda foda dos infernos

  36. ChaosTyrant

    do more b-movie vids....love the asthetics

  37. River Foster

    why the fuck would someone click the dislike thumb on this for? the fuck is wrong with you people this tune rules!!

  38. H e r e t i c K

    Who listens to machine head anymore? 🤣🤣🤣👍

    LeKastrish

    just as a reminder that they used to be so good

  39. Сергей Бырдин

    норм

  40. KingOfLegends23

    I came here to reminiscence about this band being good

  41. Maurizio Coia

    Cose e' pazz

  42. joe elwell

    better than a cave man

  43. joe elwell

    singer looks like the geico insurance caveman

  44. Кое Кто

    САРАНЧА

    ...нега сладкая
    сдирает кожу мою,
    — ..без любви всякой.. —
    эти крюки погружаются вглубь!!
    ангелом претворяясь,
    — хищный вредитель, —
    рвёт и режет, как нож, жвалом*
    — ..таков расчёт!.. —
    ...образовывая тучи,
    своей тенью затмевают,
    громко, жужжанием своих крыльев, воздух разрывая,
    они набрасываются, и всё накрывают!!
    - вот и они! -
    рой саранчи!!
    с небес, что над нами,
    чтобы задушить нас, приближаются!
    — ...пир из душ!!... —
    истребляет урожай!
    ...млад и стар
    от приближающейся саранчи страдает!!

    ...сдавайся!!!...
    ..из этих вен хлещет кровь!..
    все жадно поглощают!
    - ..святого — ничего!!.. -
    нити марионеток тянут,
    - видим, как они пляшут -
    от созданными ими вЕтров
    - наше бедствие!! -
    ...образовывая тучи,
    своей тенью затмевают,
    громко, жужжанием своих крыльев, воздух разрывая,
    они набрасываются, и всё накрывают!!
    - вот и они! -
    рой саранчи!!
    с небес, что над нами,
    чтобы задушить нас, приближаются!
    — ...пир из душ!!... —
    истребляет урожай!
    ...млад и стар
    от приближающейся саранчи страдает!!

    ...кровь течёт из глаз моих!!!... —
    эта чума наслана, чтобы стереть нас с лица Земли!!
    — ...сердце кровью, там внутри, обливается!!... —
    эти паразиты-вредители не смогут проникнуть в нас!
    ...вера рождается, и держит свечу...
    - ...прислушайся, как ангелы поют...

    ...образовывая тучи,
    своей тенью затмевают,
    громко, жужжанием своих крыльев, воздух разрывая,
    — ...сорвана пелена!!!... —
    под откос вся ложь их пущена!! -
    праведность и чистота всегда торжествовать будет,
    - во все трубы трубя звонко!!!
    вдребезги разлетится корона!! -
    теперь вместо неё - Истины нимб! -
    прочь, возня-суета бессмысленная!!!
    - вот и они! -
    рой саранчи!!
    с небес, что над нами,
    чтобы задушить нас, приближаются!
    — ...пир из душ!!... —
    истребляет урожай!
    ...млад и стар
    от приближающейся саранчи страдает!!!
    - вот и они! -
    рой саранчи!!
    с небес, что над нами,
    чтобы задушить нас, приближаются!
    — ...пир из душ!!... —
    истребляет урожай!
    ...млад и стар
    от приближающейся саранчи страдает!!!

    *https://ru.wiktionary.org/wiki/жвало

  45. Dekkox

    Well... Keanu Reeves Has some good Vocals!

  46. Ahmed Afcer Shishir

    I love the intro soo much! Ahh that drumming!

  47. angel murillo

    de repente un español

  48. SF TV

    Not gonna lie this is garbage

    SF TV

    Unless if you mixed it with an anime epic fight

  49. Tafnee

    Does anyone actually like this song in the comment's?

  50. George Atkins

    1:24 what is that?

  51. Eizh 狼

    This band is from the COG, time to play some Gears 5

  52. Electric_Eye

    How can such a great song have such a bad video? xD

  53. Jack Brown

    Who else listens to this at least once a day?

  54. Fathi Rizqi Ananda

    HONG KONG POLICE
    PULL OVER
    NOW!

  55. Taylor Kraemer

    If you like Machine Head, check out Killswitch Engage's new album Atonement! It's one of their best albums to date and if my favorite metal album of 2019!

  56. Jake Fry

    Lit song and riff but video is a base layer with a layer of locust over it

  57. Shiva's Chimera

    Really good!

  58. Kevin Montoya

    I hate locusts

  59. Ali Pak

    Came from Sleepings Dogs. Its rly good music !

  60. Neckbreacker Sketit

    5:44 press F to pay respects for my neck.

    Kevin Montoya

    Press x to doubt

  61. Neckbreacker Sketit

    I love Rob's voice.

  62. Anonymous

    Bruh when the heavy part kicks in and he does those chugs

  63. Moin Khan

    Headbang time 2:51 fuck yeah \m/

  64. extreme metal music snake

    Young and old...SUFFER UNTO THE LOCUST!!!!
    Great band!

  65. Just watch my channel picture

    It's funny when you know that all the watchers of this song was browsing metalhead song and iam one of them
    *Sorry for my bad english*

    Kevin Montoya

    They came from sleeping dogs

  66. Stefan Schneider

    Das Video beinhaltet die Realität von dem was wir in Deutschland zur Zeit erleben!! Masseneinwanderung, wie Heuschrecken fallen sie in unsere Heimat ein, um uns zu vernichten.

  67. Enu AtumRayzz

    Wow this shit sounds horrible in I thought mumble rap was bad smh theirs always something worse

  68. Klind Lutfija

    ) @😀 2019 1997"2018 3 3 1 2 1

  69. Jubei

    who listen this song in 2019?

    John Nicolia

    saw these guys in concert and I love this song

  70. Rodolfo Teixeira

    Man, I love this song!

  71. Txy Scrxlls

    These guys are fucking awesome! This song is the best

  72. HORSE SIX ZERO

    Why does Machinehead still kick ass to this day, unlike Metallica?

    They stuck to their formula of songwriting and that's what will get them into the Metal Hall of Fame. And...for just being a bunch of cool fuckers and awesome live shows.

  73. O K

    Sergio aguero can sing well😅

  74. Ben Donahue

    Oof that solo😍

  75. Antuan .B.S

    Trucker Jesus

  76. Randy Masser

    Philadelphia February 8th 2018

  77. George Atkins

    1:30 a swarm of locusts from Hell has been unleashed on humankind.

    George Atkins

    Make that “incoming!”

  78. Canal CueRvuM

    Severa canción

  79. Uttam Bhandari

    The vocalist is angry at the quality of video.

  80. Mike4metal

    Killer band,killer song, killer video!!

  81. Evil Santa

    3:24 im in love with this solo

  82. Javier Martínez

    🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻

  83. Artem Stepanov

    I LOVE MFH, but their videos looks very amateur.

  84. Pscolka67

    Machine Head took metal to another level without loosing the heaviness.

    Robin Blieck

    Pscolka67 and then they Made Catharsis where they played all the stereotypes in Metal 🙈 imo is Catharsis a second Supercharger , good album when it would be Made by another band but Robb can do better with Machine head than what he did with Supercharger and the latest Catharsis, but i listen and support Machine head for almost 21 years and as long they play awesome live shows i dont give a sh*t about 2 albums that i did not like that much On their entire discography

    Nick Wick

    @Robin Blieck Their nu metal albums are horrible af I can only stand songs like From this day and crashing around you others I'll pass but all in all they got their other groove stuff like this I headbang hard

  85. Michael The Metalhead

    This is machine head. Screw catharsis

  86. Alfin Madamba

    His jaw drops so low

  87. Clem

    Clem Clem 🤘

  88. DJ Romano

    Jesus as he's throwin' down a plague👊👊

  89. Demon Arshan

    This cures my depression for not having a girlfriend

    FLYNN STONE

    Demon Arshan I can't even put into words, how much I can relate to this comment right now😑

    Demon Arshan

    @FLYNN STONE yeahh mines a different story ya know I'm unfortunately from a religious country im a metalhead one of the very few here .... it's tough wanting a hot gf when having a girlfriend/boyfriend/dating concept is dead just imagine how terrible it is.

    Andres Gonzalez

    @Demon Arshan dam

  90. smo key

    Kajo sainomaa

  91. Vagner Henrique Barbosa

    q puta som fodástico do carlh!

  92. Tom Grant

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F382945934867

  93. 02 Global

    Kevés a hallgató .

  94. 02 Global

    Ha nem mondanák el a metál zenekarok ,hogy mi miért történik a világban akkor a világ sem gondolná komojan az egészet.

  95. r0mjk3

    фуууу !

  96. The Sloke

    3:10 is one of my favorite parts to any song. The perfect transition from rage to serenity. Get chills every time I hear it.

  97. Charley K

    they remind me of a early trivium