Oh, Team Machine!
I'm a pound of flesh in a drum machine's dream.
We watch crabs and lobsters eat a dead cop's throat
And stuff our mouths with gutted stereos.

Oh, Team Machine!
Every single piano I've ever met in my life
Never sounded as good as melted Casio keys
Burning in a sea that sings out in 3-D.

Oh, that Laser Rain kept me up all night again
Scratching at the window like a bright colored beast,
Cursing at the dawn like an adulterous priest.

Shake your hands
(Like they're full of feathers!)
Shake your wings
(Like they're laced with sound!)
Shake your skin
(Like a scrambled TV!)
Gnash your teeth like a flamingo swarm.

I think my night unplugged its life.
Digital sunrise! Digital sunset!

Oh, Team Machine!
The world's got no end and it's got no beginning.
Now I'm coughing up maracas and tambourines,
Looking over cliffs of eternity.

Shake your hands
(Like they're full of disaster!)
Shake your wings
(Like they're painted with tar!)
Shake your skin
(Like it's sewn with insects!)
Gnash your teeth like an exploding car.

And if your night unplugs its life
Blame it on the Laser Rain.
And if your life unplugs its eyes
Blame it on the Laser Rain.

Laser Life!
Laser Life!
Laser Life!
Laser Life!

Because you can't blame the sun, it's been bought and sold
To a day that's never dawning.
And you can't blame the sky, it collapsed twelve times;
Now it's buried in a digital coffin.
So you climb out to your windowsill
As the drum machines laugh to themselves.

And if your night unplugs its life
Blame it on the Laser Rain.
And if your life unplugs its eyes
Blame it on the Laser Rain.



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  • +1
    General Comment:These are the correct lyrics from the booklet. Enjoy.

    Oh, Team Machine!
    I'm a pound of flesh in a drum machine's dream.
    We watch crabs and lobsters eat a dead cop's throat
    And stuff our mouths with gutted stereos.

    Oh, Team Machine!
    Every single piano I've ever met in my life
    Never sounded as good as melted Casio keys
    Burning in a sea that sings out in 3-D.

    Oh, that Laser Rain kept me up all night again
    Scratching at the window like a bright colored beast,
    Cursing at the dawn like an adulterous priest.

    Shake your hands
    (Like they're full of feathers!)
    Shake your wings
    (Like they're laced with sound!)
    Shake your skin
    (Like a scrambled TV!)
    Gnash your teeth like a flamingo swarm.

    I think my night unplugged its life.
    Digital sunrise! Digital sunset!

    Oh, Team Machine!
    The world's got no end and it's got no beginning.
    Now I'm coughing up maracas and tambourines,
    Looking over cliffs of eternity.

    Shake your hands
    (Like they're full of disaster!)
    Shake your wings
    (Like they're painted with tar!)
    Shake your skin
    (Like it's sewn with insects!)
    Gnash your teeth like an exploding car.

    And if your night unplugs its life
    Blame it on the Laser Rain.
    And if your life unplugs its eyes
    Blame it on the Laser Rain.

    Because you can't blame the sun, it's been bought and sold
    To a day that's never dawning.
    And you can't blame the sky, it collapsed twelve times;
    Now it's buried in a digital coffin.
    So you climb out to your windowsill
    As the drum machines laugh to themselves.


    As for the meaning...

    We rely on computers and technology to guide us through our daily lives. Americans in the 17th century, however, did not. Of course, they were religious lunatics who believed that Nebraska was a witch, but anyway...
    PianoIslandArsoniston October 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Oh, that Laser Rain kept me up all night again
    Scratching at the window like a bright colored beast,
    Cursing at the dawn like an adulterous priest.

    Brilliant. xD
    Sshhh_STFUon July 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Guys, the Blood Brothers don't have some "bigger picture" thing going on. They just have their odd and cooky sense of humor.

    This song, kinda like My First Kiss... is a scenario set up in a world different from ours. Think of a robot living in an all-robot world. He thinks of organic life, including humans, and it's nightmarish to him. From there, this song "I'm a pound of flesh in drum machine's dream" is a human being satirical of the robot world, depicting himself as an evil creature.

    It's cute, it's clever, it's awkward; it's catchy. It's not meant to be a huge deal or a world statement. It's just fun: thats what the Blood Brothers are.
    Seveninat0ron May 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Something tells me about half of these lyrics are off, although I may be wrong
    MaximusShredon September 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I believe the one line is "The world's got no end, and got no beginning."
    Hykinixon September 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The

    get your health so right.
    get your health so sick.
    get your health set right, yeah.

    part is

    Digital sunrise!
    Digital sunset!
    Digital sunrise! YEAH!

    Most of this sounds on, but some parts sound off, but I can't put my finger on what they are.



    I really want to see the lyrics for Giant Swan.
    MaximusShredon September 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i can't wait to see the rest of the lyrics for all of the songs.

    giant swan is pretty good, its one of there longest songs at a little under 6 minutes.
    xxblackoctoberxxon September 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i changed the digital sunrise bit.

    awesome awesome song.
    simelionon September 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i think (like Hykinix) its

    "the world's got no end, got no beginning"

    and not

    " the worlds got me wet, i got no beginning"
    silentpropheton October 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Anybody see the video for this song? It's on their myspace.

    myspace.com/…
    Hykinixon October 07, 2006   Link

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