"Animal Machine" as written by and Nicholls....
I'm looking down by the streets end
Girl you've been lacking a pretense

So save your money for the weak you're gonna kill
Cause I got something
that the company know how to feel

I'm looking down by the streets end
Girl you've been lacking a pretense

There can't be anything between
It's automatic over me
Shoot like an animal machine
Straight from the colors of her dream

I'm looking over the deep end
Time ain't a reason for defense

Fly from a tree to a sea bed
Mean while, you've been locked in a freezer

There can't be anything between
It's automatic over me
Shoot like an animal machine
Straight from the colors of her dream
Colors of her dream
Shoot like an animal machine
Straight from the colors of her dreams
Colors of her dream
Colors of her dream
Colors of her dream
Colors of her dream


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    General Commenti think this songs about hating everyone and everything and just feeling like you need to vent your almost animal like anger on a certain individual. the songs fantastic and i cant wait to see what else these guys throw our way.
    used-trashon May 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCraig and Patrick in an interview:

    Craig:
    “ Well, it’s the second song, and it’s also quite short and it’s also dark. The chorus harmonies sound like they’ve got a bit of Suede in there – that’s the band I’m talking about, not the material that you can have your jacket made of if you feel like it. It sounds very staccato to me in the chorus. You know, very short and sharp.”

    Patrick:
    “ What was it our friend Robin said about this one? ‘Nirvana meets Suede – clearly a good thing’.”
    IWannaGetFreeon December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of those songs by the Vines that you just can't seem to really grasp what he's trying to say. I agree somewhat with used-trash. I don't know, I'd have to study it more to try and figure out what it's about... Awesome song anyway.

    Rock on, Jazz
    AnimalMachine1969on March 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis and aint no room are my favorite songs. all there songs offer o many different emotions and thats refreshing.
    kifteron June 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was "week" rather than "weak" on line three.

    I reckon it's about sex.
    Smackhead Pedoon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentrape. ^^
    tvproqon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthahha, I always thought it was about drugs. ehh, drugs, sex, violence, whatever. when I really think about it, now I kind of think it's about nothing at all.. just emotions and stuff put into words and noise. which is basically what a song is anyway.. that didnt help..
    kcsongbirdon July 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthahha, I always thought it was about drugs. ehh, drugs, sex, violence, whatever. when I really think about it, now I kind of think it's about nothing at all.. just emotions and stuff put into words and noise. which is basically what a song is anyway.. that didnt help..
    kcsongbirdon July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, but had NO IDEA what craig was going on about. I like the first comment on here by used-trash ; you make a good point.
    knifecollectionon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me it might be about a relationship with a girl who actually cared about him, and he fucked it up.

    "I'm looking down by the streets end
    Girl you've been lacking a pretense"
    -she was plain with him

    "There can't be anything between
    It's automatic over me"
    -some thing's causing him to distance himself to her but he can't help it(aspergers)

    "Shoot like an animal machine
    Straight from the colors of her dream"
    -he lashes out.
    -not sure what the colors of her dream means, people don't dream in color though.

    "I'm looking over the deep end
    Time ain't a reason for defense"
    -he's gonna lose it

    "Fly from a tree to a sea bed
    Mean while, you've been locked in a freezer"
    -he's gone from feeling great(trees are up high) to as low as possible(sea bed), he's having an emotional rollercoaster and she's locked out, or locked in(freezer).

    I'm just basing this all on craig's known asperger's and his inability to establish relationships. I could be, and suspect i am, very wrong.

    Another possibility is it isn't DIRECTLY about him, perhaps the narrator is someone who he feels has his problem, and is switching tenses throughout the song.
    lolwuton February 26, 2008   Link

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