"How to Build a Time Machine" as written by Robert Conley and Darren Hayes....
If I have understood correctly
Velocity equals the distance traveled
Divided by time
I've read every word ever printed
On quantum physics
And now it is time to try
I read your book, I found your notes
I dusted this thing off and turned on
The key
The rumbling motors
The buzzing incredible gadgets
The hissing electricity
And now the moment has come
I'm traveling back in time

They're running down the hall
I've started the countdown
They want me to stop
But I don't think so
I'm ready to go
Let's get the job done

Beyond the paradoxical
All the lights are dazzling
Pass the planes, and trains, and satellite navigation
Pass the time I spent today
Through the nearest wormhole
In a stunning ball
Of white
The light explodes and lands on you

And you're five
Always running away
And I was dying to kiss you
And I
I don't want to cry
I don't want to see
Where the moving van takes you
So I travel on
Beyond the stars
At one hundred and eighty-six thousand miles per second
I can fly
Forward a few years
To nineteen hundred and seventy nine
I caught a glimpse of the sky

They're coming down the road
They're coming to get me
I never should have come
I hide the time machine
I'm running down the hall
I think I'm in my old house

Pass the place where I grew up
Number nine Lake Road
Pass the swimming pool
And Mable park
And past Troy Clifford's house
To the Argonaut ?
To the fish and chip shop
Out the back and down the road
To the place I got beat up

Hey, put that rock down
Can't you see he's half your size?
Hey, he looks familiar
Oh my god, he's me, age nine

Put your shoes on
And run away from here
I can't get involved
This is all so weird
I'm meeting myself
This is all so clear

All the things I've lost
All the people I've hurt
All the times I lied
All the moments wasted
All I never did
All the dreams I had
All the things I would change
I can change them

All the things I've lost
All the people I've hurt
All the times I lied
All the moments wasted

I'm gonna make right
What I did wrong
And change how the future has come
Through appliance of science
I'll take a hold of my enemies
Take their obscenities
Kiss them, and leave them like lovers who've gone
I'll call my dad
I'll tell him I miss him
And tell my reflection: 'it's not your fault'
And now the moment has come
I'm traveling back in time

They're running down the hall
I've started the countdown
They want me to stop
But I don't think so
I'm ready to go
Let's get the job done

Put your shoes on and
Run away from here
I can't get involved
This is all so weird (It's me aged nine)
Let's get the job done

All the things I've lost
All the people I've hurt
All the times I lied
All the moments wasted
All I never did
All the dreams I had
All the things I would change
I can change them

Beyond the paradoxical
All the lights are dazzling
Pass the planes, and trains, and satellite navigation
Pass the time I spent today
Through the nearest wormhole
In a stunning ball
Of white
The light explodes into another moment


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"How to Build a Time Machine" as written by Robert Conley Darren Hayes

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    General CommentPart two (see Waking the Monster for part one) of Darren Hayes' trip through time. Here, after having killed the professor he reads over the professors notes and wants to go back in time to be with his lover. He starts the machine, but someone is trying to stop. As he goes back he ends up when his love was only five years old, when she moved away. Pained by the experience and not wanting to go through it again he travels forward a few years, and again someone is chasing him. This time however he ditches the time machine and runs through familiar places including his old home. When he loses them he finds his nine year old self getting bullied by someone. He steps in and helps himself. He then has some sort of epiphany and decides to use his time machine to change the future.
    FaustIXon August 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favs on darren's album because it really spoke to me. Basically, Hayes is reflecting on his life, and wishing he had the future perspective that he has now. Don't we all wish that we could go back sometimes and change the way we acted or the things we did/didn't do? Very meaningful, very unique song.
    buzzbozmaon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthe said that this song talks about his relationship with his father....is a fuckin amazin song !!
    Mag89on August 02, 2008   Link

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