Metal Machine is a tribute to heavy metal, written by Joakim Broden "in the bathroom, on toilet paper, with a cardboard beer crate as support."...
I have a phobia
A fear of the dark
Afraid to shoot strangers
The animal talks

Guns scare me shitless
But love gun's my friend
The sentinel's coming
But is this the end

Riding on this crazy train
I'm going paranoid
Watch me lose my mind
And break the law

It's close to midnight and
He's barking at the moon
The rainbow in the dark is shining

It's close to midnight and
He's barking at the moon
The kings of metal ride the sky

Is this s:t anger
The ultimate sin
Or have I really
A black knight within

The gates of Babylon
Are open and wide
Shout at the devil
There's nowhere to hide

Fighting for the world to keep
The wild child in it's cage
Broke my metal heart
Against the wall


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"Metal Machine" as written by Joakim Broden

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    General Commentpretty cool song, im pretty sure its just metal bands they like. what i hear is….

    "fear of The Dark" - Iron Maiden
    "afraid To Shoot Strangers" - Iron maiden
    "Love Gun" - Kiss
    "Sentinel" - Judas Priest
    "Crazy Train" - ozzy
    "paranoid" Black Sabbath
    "breaking the law" - Judas Priest"
    ('its close to midnight….' possibly a reference to Iron maiden's "2 minutes to midnight??????)
    "rainbow In The dark" - Dio
    "Bark At The Moon" - Ozzy
    "St. Anger" - MMMetallica
    "Ultimate Sin" - Ozzy
    "Black Knight" - Deep Purple
    "Gates of Babylon" - Rainbow
    "Shout At The Devil" Motley Crue
    "Wild Child" - WASP
    "Metal Heart" - Accept

    ErikSnowthornon February 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's a cool and Happy Song
    JoshPRon November 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts Sabaton ackowledging those who came before
    Byzantium90on April 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are realy cool. There are a reference to a famous metal song in every line exept "I'm a metal machine"(witch is the title of this song:P)
    Pekz0ron April 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReminds me of Megadeth - Victory...

    As a correction to the above post, the Deep Purple song title is "Black Night", not "Black Knight".
    Fliboon May 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionEveryone forgets the last chorus. It's different than the others. The second part of the last chorus becomes:

    "No we will never fall,
    We're masters of the world!
    Come touch my metal machine!
    No we will never fall, we're
    Masters! Of the!"
    And the song ends.

    This adds in one of their own songs, Masters of the World, from their first album, Fist for Fight.
    CthulhuAndYouon August 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere was also a reference to "Balls To The Wall" by Accept
    kede86on April 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeheh. Well, they were right, St. Anger was the ultimate sin. ;P

    But in all seriousness, FUCK YEAH SABATON.
    SilenzXEon July 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe last sentence of the repeat for the refrain is a reference to Manowar's "kings of metal"
    hipsterwiebeon December 27, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentPutting titles of other metal songs together until you can consider the result as lyrics. Not as good as other sabaton songs but funny xD
    IQon June 12, 2006   Link

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