"Sad Machines" as written by and Steven Dail Alexander Albert....
An ageless question, universal
They're asking why
Creation destined cries flood the night in pain
They say if You are real then take it away
But man will only look to You lying on his face

Now we lie awake
With shut eyes
So to forever forget this

There cries, this agony, injustices, suffering
Symptoms of a larger disease
Inside of me and you and me
So try to close you eyes and make it fade away
But open and you'll see
This stain is you, this stain is me

Now so many wonder why it is
So much has gone awry in all of this
And being makes you sigh that you exist
But you can't escape this
Seemingly undeserved is your lot
But generations past and you forgot
We chose to eat our fill and fell to not
This pain is here reminding us to turn and leave
To come back home

Pointing to show us the way


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"Sad Machines" as written by Andrew Schwab Alexander Albert

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    General CommentI disagree, mavrikz.

    This song is about the problem of evil. In relation to the Judeo/Christian God, this is "An ageless question, universal
    They’re asking why"

    Why, if God is almighty, all knowing and perfectly good and loving, does God allow for suffering?
    "Now so many wonder why it is
    So much has gone awry in all of this"

    So many people look at the suffering in the world. "These cries, this agony, injustices, suffering" and "they say if You are real then take it away". They conclude that God must not be real because if God were, God would take all the suffering away.

    The problem is that they see the suffering in the world from the wrong lense. They don't see them as "Symptoms of a larger disease
    Inside of me and you and me
    So try to close your eyes and make it fade away
    But open and you’ll see
    This stain is you, this stain is me"

    The Fallen nature of man is not apparent to them. They think people are basically good and that all this suffering has not been caused by us, nor is it our responsibility.
    "Seemingly undeserved is your lot
    But generations past and you forgot
    We chose to eat our fill and fell to not"
    Ultimately the Fallen nature of the world is also an indicator of the Fallen nature of humans, and the guide that indicates that we need something greater and infallible. We need God.
    "This pain is here reminding us to turn and leave
    To come back home

    Pointing to show us the way"
    KrillXIIIon October 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    TranslationPeople blame God for all there problems and ask him to take the pain away and he has his own timing and our flesh is wanting everything in the moment we feel pain. We don't understand why God answers things in his time; We blame him for things that are really our fault.
    SeedOfTheBrokenon June 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the ultimate sacrifice that was given for all mankind. Jesus's death on the cross."They say if you are real then take it away." "Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?" Matthew 26:53-54 NIV. Next time you're questioning your faith, remember what Jesus Christ did for you. This pain is here reminding us to turn and leave...to come back home. He's pointing to show us the way. Jah Bless!
    mavrikzon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentintresting interpretation. what brought you to that conclusion?
    killpopon August 27, 2002   Link

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