I will always be here
I will always look out from behind these eyes
It's only a lifetime
It's only a lifetime
It's only a lifetime


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A New Machine (Part 2) song meanings
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    General CommentCrazy. Just a reprise to Part 1, I guess.
    TenYears_Goneon October 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNot only a reprise, but a fabulous expansion. The depths of meaning go beyond the depth of the musical achievements, but that doesn't make it a substandard song: on the contrary, it adds to its quirky delightfulness.
    that_guatemalan_guyon October 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPink Floyd's second shortest song ever.
    Their shortest is 'Stop' from 'The Wall'
    Grind838on July 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is very underrated.
    It should be treated as much as 'Stop', which takes 8 seconds less than this.

    Or it should be treated as much as Part 1, which has now 11 more comments than this.
    Grind838on July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell then, I shall comment here as well! The two halves of the song form a whole any way. So, to reiterate: for me, this is about a mind trapped in a head in cryogenic freeze (a hot topic, ahem, at the time it was written?) – think about it... It's only a lifetime (prolonged)… Tired of waiting (for a cure/release)… Nobody lives forever (despite the promises of crygenic science)… And then there's the instrumental interlude: Terminal Frost. Am I right or wot?! ;-]
    TheKeeperon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbetter then Part 1, mostly because its shorter.
    LouDawg808on October 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentworse than Part 1, mostly because its [sic] shorter.
    crazydiamond1to9on March 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthey, the keeper, they also refer to suspended animation in "learning to fly" to fit in with your theme.
    kara d.on November 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think pt. 2 is the response to the first one. the first says "i have always been here" and seems to look forward to the end, and the second says "i will always be here" but only for a lifetime. it's like an eternal return, one lifetime that exists/repeats throughout eternity, a snake eating its tail....well i'm running away with it, but the two kinda fit together like a frustrating little puzzle that doesn't quite solve itself.
    kara d.on November 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought that "A New Machine (Part I)", "Terminal Frost" and "A New Machine (Part II)" are a suite
    Opris Ovidiuon January 02, 2008   Link

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