The corporate beast has got me. I’ve fallen in the trap.
This beast it feeds on me. I’m never coming back.

You’ve sucked the truth out of me. Abolished honesty.
I can’t escape, it’s got me. Independence dying slowly.

Welcome to the Machine
Welcome to the Machine
It’s eating me alive.
Welcome to the Machine
Welcome to the Machine
Sell out your life or die.

In pursuit of your polished altars, you dream in presidents.
Sell your god, sell your faith, and market prices rising fast.

I never asked for this. My intentions were pure.
I never meant to enlist in the corporate music war.

Welcome to the Machine
Welcome to the Machine
It’s eating me alive.
Welcome to the Machine
Welcome to the Machine
Sell out your life or die.

Your world is painted mint green.
You believe green is everything.

This machine has taken me away.
This machine has got me.

The corporate beast has got me. I’ve fallen in the trap.
This beast it feeds on me. I’m never coming back.

Welcome to the Machine
Welcome to the Machine
It’s eating me alive.
Welcome to the Machine
Welcome to the Machine
Sell out your life or die.


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    General CommentI adore this band. here's what Bradon.. the lead singer of Dead Poetic has to say about the song...

    "I think I wrote it with an overall sarcastic tone. The whole song is extremely sarcastic. It's not a "shot" at anyone inparticular, its just a parody of the anti-corporate attitude in music. We aim to sign to major label if and when the chance comes. And when that happens, sarcastically - the corporate beast will have us - we will have fallen in the trap - ha. Its basically saying everything that we won't do. We refuse to let someone tell us what type of music expresses us - we refuse to change for anyone. And basically - the "Corporate Beast" will never have us."

    Author: Brandon (Dead Poetic)
    ShimmerChickon August 10, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"In pursuit of your polished altars, you dream in presidents.
    Sell your god, sell your faith, and market prices rising fast."

    that's to that multi-million dollar baptist church that just went up a mile from my house b/c they needed more room from their previous residence.. thanks for putting that money to a good cause instead of helping out someone who really needs it.
    hxcon July 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentman, i love this song, this is one of the good ones....but shimmer, how do you find interviews like that, i could read interviews from Solid State bands ALL DAY!!! e-mail me!
    xUnderoathxon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI read an interview with Mr. Rike, and he said it's about the record company bussinness only bein about makin money and not the love for music.
    Playjexon August 14, 2008   Link

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