"I Am The Message" as written by Omar Abidi, Daniel Haigh, Charles Robert Simpson and Alexander Westaway....
We'll take our virtues up in arms
To save ourselves
Tonight I'll fight and friends will stand here
And die with us

Halo, you mean nothing to me
Angel, you mean nothing to me

If I am the message
Then you are the machine
If I am the message
Then you are the machine

We'll wear our scars above our arms
And covered up
Should we keep this open ending
Just for us

Halo, you mean nothing to me
Angel, you mean nothing to me

If I am the message
Then you are the machine
If I am the message
Then you are the machine

Just take a look at yourself
You see reflections in all of your impurities
The taste, the taste of a burnt tongue

If I am the message
Then you are the machine
If I am the message
Then you are the machine

You mean nothing to me
You mean nothing to me



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"I Am the Message" as written by Charles Robert Simpson Alexander Westaway

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    General CommentI can't believe I'm the first person to comment on this song. I really like this one. It's not their best, but it's one of my favorite nonethless. The music video is actually pretty fun to watch- just a bunch of clips from the beginning of their music journey to where they are now.

    It wasn't what I was expecting exactly

    I don't really know the meaning, so I'll go for a couple options. It could easily be about war. It might also be about a relationship-not necessarily a romantic relationship, though.

    "Wear our scars above our arms and covered up
    Should we keep this open ended, just for us"

    I love that line. I think this song is different than a lot of their other stuff. I like how they have such a variety.

    And a third thing the song could be about is how they dealt with their previous record label, and about the reflections in all their impurities.

    Like I said before, though, I really have no idea what the song is about. Any thoughts?
    angill973on June 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song i sick just found them on myspace
    taz1on June 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSecond that angill973- this song is absolutely amazing. I only really noticed how catchy it is after they released it as a single...love it. The way the line "Angel, you mean nothing to me" was said inspired me to look for a meaning but, ironically, here there is none!

    Here's my attempt. Most of this song seems to be about ideas...the chorus, principally: "I am the message" i.e. the essence, what gives life, intelligence; "you are the machine" i.e. simply a mechanical method of transmitting that. For that "angel," - more idealistic imagery - "you mean nothing to me".

    Secondly, in the first verse they're taking up arms for "virtues", partly to save themselves; yet they "[will] die tonight": again, ideals above practical reality.

    Finally, we have the "reflection of all your impurities"; as Jefferson showed, no ideas translate perfectly to reality.

    Thus, perhaps, this is a song about almost the essence, the 'soul', if you will, higher ideals...

    This rather tenuous link is all I can infer; however, knowing Fightstar, it might just be another awesome song like Grand Unification Pt 1 with no meaning whatsoever!
    jodiendoon August 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe the chorus is a little less cryptic, as in "if I am the message, then you are the machine", being a metaphor, as in an answering machine on a telephone, and the message that it is storing. So if 'I am the message, and you are the machine", then I have a message to convey, and the person I'm talking to (record company?) has the means to let others hear it. Another idea is that as a message needs the machine to have any relevant purpose, it could just be a metaphor for need for another in a relationship?
    00adamss28on September 05, 2008   Link

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