"Machines" as written by and Simon Alexander Neil....
I would dig a thousand holes to lay next to you
I would dig a thousand more if I needed to
I look around the grave for an escape route of old routines
There doesn't seem to be any other way

Cause I've started falling apart I'm not savoring life
I've forgotten how good it could be to feel alive

Crazy as it sounds, you won't feel as low as you feel right now
At least that's what I've been told by everyone
I whisper empty sounds in your ear and hope that you won't let go
Take the pieces and build them skywards

'Cause I've started falling apart I'm not savoring life
I've forgotten how good it could be to feel alive

I've started falling apart I'm not savoring life
Take the pieces and build them skywards
I've forgotten how good it could be to feel alive
Take the pieces and build them skywards

I've started falling apart I'm not savoring life
Take the pieces and build them skywards
I've forgotten how good it could be to feel alive
Take the pieces and build them skywards

I've started falling apart I'm not savoring life
Take the pieces and build them skywards
I've forgotten how good it could be to feel alive
Take the pieces and build them skywards

Take the pieces and build them skywards
And take the pieces and build them skywards
And take the pieces and build them up to the sky


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"Machines" as written by Simon Alexander Neil

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    General CommentShouldn't it be 'savouring' life? Not 'savering'?
    theviewfromhereon August 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBrilliant. I love it.
    xxleedsunitedxxon October 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant song!

    You can just hear the emotion in Simon's voice when he says "Cause i've started falling apart"

    Mon the Biffy!
    Franco182on June 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is already sending shivers down my neck...
    Yeah, his voice on the whole album is beautiful.
    The song doesn't really require much explaination I don't think. It's about loss as is much of the album
    fergussson June 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a sad song... It almost brought me to tears when i first heard it..
    The emotion in Simon's voice is so raw and fresh, you can tell how much he loved his mother, and how much her death has affected him...

    A beautiful song..
    juno1408on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow, i you think about it, "i would dig a thousand holes to lay next to you", its the darkest sentence I've ever heard.
    anyway beautiful song.
    tahoeson July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think, although this song stats off sad, the "take the pieces and build them skywards" line seems to say he's ready to move on - he's finally coming to terms with his mother's death. So I'd say it ends a happy song. Maybe.
    Rennieon July 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow... this song is amazing.
    I think its definately about believing you can get through anything, no matter how hard it is - make the best out of a bad situation kinda thing - thats what i get from the line; "take the pieces and build them skywards".
    thatgirl_on September 06, 2007   Link
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    General Comment'to lie next to you' - considering that this song is about his mother, could he mean lying in a grave? eg digging holes for graves.

    also, 'take the pieces and build them skywards' could refer to the 'pieces' mentioned earlier in the album (9/15ths) saying that hes putting them back together, building them skywards (to heaven maybe). if so this could be considered as a relatively optimistic song to close an album about coming to terms with death with, ending on a bright note
    joe_h89on September 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful, Sad Song :( I can feel another new favorite band coming in with these guya... I just took a look at them on Wiki, and just the fact that these guys are inspired by Sunny Day Real Estate puts them on my list (or soon) of favs for sure!!
    SVTristanon September 12, 2007   Link

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