"She Builds Quick Machines" as written by Saul Hudson, Duff Rose Mckagan, David G Kushner, Scott Richard Weiland and Mathew William Sorum....
Hold fast, motor off
Come strong, let it roll
Ice cold desert stone
She build a quick train
Seems to keep her motor clean
Saw the visions and a wet machine
She's always quick to fight
We're breaking through tonight

I could feel it when you push straight down
I could feel it when they stood their ground

Roll over, right
Keep it through the night, right, right
Keep it through the night
Right in my sight, keep it through the night
I'll smash right through your spotlight

She ran away to Texas
To keep away the excess
Old ex in Vegas don't back Texas
She burned her inheritance
Danced across America
At the all-night sex show so far from home

I could feel it when you push straight down
I could feel it when they stood their ground

Roll over, right
Keep it through the night, right, right
Keep it through the night
Right in my sight, keep it through the night
I'll smash right through your spotlight

What you give is what you take
What you bleed is what you break
I bleed for you
I'd steal for for you
I'd take, I'd take, I'd take, I'd take, I'd take, I'd take, I'd take, I'd take

I could feel it when you push straight down
I could feel it when they stood their ground

Roll over, right
Keep it through the night, right, right
Keep it through the night
Right in my sight, keep it through the night
I'll smash right through your spotlight


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"She Builds Quick Machines" as written by Duff Rose Mc Kagan David G Kushner

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    General CommentI don't think this song is specifically about a prostitute, but a girl who has entered an industry of sex, whether that be stripping, prostitution or pornography; it doesn't really matter. I get this feeling that the first few verses are about her being held down by either morality, the church or even her parents, because she's involved in drugs and/or sex. Then it sounds like the perspective of the entire song is a narrative of her runaway lover, her partner in "crime." The phrase "roll over" is something we refer to as obedience, and that line is followed by what seems to be a sexual encounter. The final line of the chorus is "I'll smash right through your spotlight," which to me sounds like he either despises what she does for a living or he's attempted to reveal who she truly is inside.

    Again, the second verse goes back to her nomadic ways when she left what was holding her back. Drugs, moving back in with ex boyfriends, collecting her inheritance and blowing it all away, Vegas, stripping and everything else associated with vice and tragedy.

    The breakdown is the most unusual part. I feel it means that the narrator is attempting to express: 'everything that is wrong with you, is everything that I love most about you.'

    The video sheds a bit of light upon the meaning too. I think the concept of the video was to portray innocence lost, and strength gained. Again, it's a beautiful angel from the heavens that crashes in deserts of the wild west where bandits capture and tie her up. Unlike the characters from the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, however, the bandits are the Ugly, the cowboys are the Bad, and the angel is the Good.... gone Bad. There is some relevance to the lyrics and that concept.
    chonka1on August 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song
    ANTWANmyMANon June 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song, I'm anxiously awaiting their new album! From what I've heard many of the songs are alot better then this. If that be true...then god help us all!
    Trez1313on June 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti just bought the song i liike it a lot
    what does it mean though?
    shantasticon June 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh Velvet Revolver, stop it! What a song!
    not sure if the lyrics are 100% correct but good job, the 2nd verse sounds like "she burnt through her inheritance, and danced across America"
    but i don't know for sure either.
    jordanrobbo3on June 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm not even a fan of velvet revolver by any means (kinda hated their first album) but this song is something else. Extremely well done except for some of the lyrics; this song has damn good bridges.
    jwarlickon June 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is really amazing rock and roll music. Something you don't see too often anymore.
    supernukeon June 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is awesome...this whole album is awesome...someone put up the lyrics already damnit...all the songs are awesome...damn scott don't sound like himself but this good new sound...DAMN VELVET SNAPPED ON THIS ALBUM!!!
    Negrumon June 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like this song!!
    Stenjuon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNot a fan of Velvet Revolver but this song is so AWESOME! I can listen to it over and over again!!!!!!!! The video isn't too bad either!
    west07on July 17, 2007   Link

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