"A mind of metal and wheels" as written by and Gnewikow Huffman....
Far beyond there lies the vaudeville where creatures are gathering
The assembly cackle and drool at a land slowly dying
The monologue begins
The man is abandoned
He cracks a lonely smile like an oyster that's been shucked and dead
The company, the red posies they sprang and they whispered

Sweet tragedy

"There's a bird who is broken down
She hunts the soil so her young can feed
But the morning never stays for long
And the flock will starve for needs"
This is the act you see, our seeds were sown in fertile soil
And the crowd all cheered as the men as beasts destroyed the crop and field

Sweet tragedy

The ensemble's tune of wretched abandoned
Where desperate souls
They litter the pavement
Where beasts roam the world
In arrogant fashion
Trampling the harvest and spoiling the soil


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    General CommentFix these lyrics! "There lies the father"? What?? this is all hilariously wrong. are you on acid?

    A Mind Of Metal And Wheels

    "Far beyond there lies the vaudeville where creatures are gathering
    The assembly cackle and drool at a land slowly dying
    The monologue begins
    The man is abandoned
    He cracks a lonely smile like an oyster that's been shucked and dead
    The company the red posies they sprang and they whispered

    Sweet tragedy

    "There's a bird who is broken down
    She hunts the soil so her young can feed
    But the morning never stays for long
    And the flock will starve for needs"
    This is the act you see, our seeds were sown in fertile soil
    And the crowd all cheered as the men as beasts destroyed the crop and field

    Sweet tragedy

    The ensemble's tune of wretched abandoned
    Where desperate souls
    They litter the pavement
    Where beasts roam the world
    In arrogant fashion
    Trampling the harvest and spoiling the soil


    Great song btw.
    Cherub Rockon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLord Of The Rings maybe?
    "He has a mind of metal and wheels; and he does not care for growing things."
    remembermaineon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti added these lysrics months ago and they never showed up...i was robbed by songmeanings!
    Your_Biznatchon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGatsbys American Dream is the best.
    Roseaon July 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentif u look at the correct lyrics it makes much more sense...the person who posted these lyrics really was on acid...

    the song is basically saying that while we humans look upon nature as a vicous beast that will kill us if we don't tame it that nature looks upon us in the same way but it is weaker and therefore losing the battle.

    the first bit is saying that we're on a stage playing out the same old play (where man triumphs against beast) but this time it is on a smaller scale...only a poor farmer trying to make his way pitted against a bird and her young. the second bit is the play and it's ending. and the last part is saying that we(humans) are the real beasts.

    GAD is saying we humans are destroying the world.
    compulsiveslackeron August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI guess human beings are, as the title implies, mindless machines that just destroy and take, like the parasites we are, or can be.

    I love Gatsby's American Dream.
    BarkleyMoogleon October 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe harmony is prettyyyyy.
    SkeletorOwnsYouuon June 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Ents gather to discuss whether or not they should concern themselves in the War of the Ring.
    wind_that_blowson May 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI wonder, does anyone know if these lyrics represent some literary work or directly quote any? I know that GAD do that for a few of their songs, including Badlands ("...rise/And creep across the sky/And all night as I fled/You came behind/Eating all the stars" is from Return of the King), and Fable (the lyrics are based off of Lord of the Flies). If it doesn't, then big kudo points on some poetic, original songwriting.
    audiorageon February 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe title is for sure from The Two Towers like was mentioned previously. It goes well with the theme of the song and relates to the book rather well. This may be my favorite song from Volcano as well.
    Shaolin2419on August 14, 2009   Link

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