"Metal Heart" as written by Shirley Ann Manson, Bryan David Vig, Douglas Elwin Erickson and Steve W Marker....
I wish I had a metal heart
I could cross the line
I wish that I was half as good
As you think I am

But now that we know for sure they´re telling lies when they say
No one gets hurt and therefore nobody dies
You know it´s hard to believe anything that you hear
They say the world is round

Wish I was as big as you
You´d have to tell the truth
I´d be nothing you could hurt
Nothing you could use

But now that we know for sure they´re telling lies when they say
No one gets hurt and therefore nobody dies
You know it´s hard to believe anything that you hear
They say the world is round
The world is round?

I want to be dependable, I want to be courageous and good
I want to be faithful so that I can be heroic and true
I want to be a friend you can rely on you can lean on and trust
I want to understand so I can forgive and be willing to love

I wish I wasn't flesh and blood
I would not be scared
Of bullets built with me in mind
For then I could be saved

My sweet lord take care of me for I think i´m done
Kiss my mother on her cheek and lay my burden down

But now that we know for sure they´re telling lies when they say
No one gets hurt and therefore nobody dies
You know it´s hard to believe anything that you hear
They say the world is round
The world is round?
The world is round?!


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"Metal Heart" as written by Shirley Ann Manson Douglas Elwin Erickson

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentSaw Garbage play recently and Shirley introduced this song as a protest song about the war in Iraq and George W. (she also mentioned her disapointed with the United Kingdom adminstration for supporting the war).
    The song is neat because it isn't heavy handed about what it is saying... it is basically just telling people to think for themselves and start questioning things you hear (i.e. the world is round?). If your government can lie so boldly and easily about killing so many civilians (and their culture), what else are you being lied to about? Don't take everything you hear as fact... news channels, media outlets, presidents... all have their own agendas. Western society has more access to information that ever before, but people need to learn how to sift through "facts" and find the truth. Don't be blinded by patriotism.
    Just_a_Fanon September 01, 2005   Link

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