stormy and windy night
remind me of you tonight
wild and fragile
you know the city where i come from
(the city where i come from)
the secrets i'm never telling anyone

machinery, don't fail me
i'm fixing these things
as we're falling apart

shes drawing x and o's
into her pantyhose
you know the city where i come from
(the city where i come from)
the secrets im never telling anyone

machinery, don't fail me
i'm fixing these things
as we're falling apart

we were walking to the corner store
when she'd cry and start to hide
we were talking about the dinosaurs
and how they died, and how they died

machinery, don't fail me
i'm fixing these things
as we're falling apart

machinery, don't fail me
i'm fixing these things
as we're falling apart


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    General CommentIm not sure but every time i hear this song i hear machinery dont die on me! maybe im just insane xD
    Anyways i think this songs about som sort of relationship and how hes struggling to keep it up. If you watch the video hes spinning a machine and the faster he spins the faster the gears are but as he slows down the things around him start failing and falling until he speeds up again. I think it could have to do with how he is strugggling to keep the relationship from falling apart!
    kazikameon March 06, 2008   Link
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    General Comment@kazikame: I don't think you're insane; I hear "don't die on me" as well. :P

    Also, in response to the second part of your comment, I think that sounds quite reasonable. I just watched the video on youtube and, interestingly enough, if you look closely at his mouth at about 1:55 and 2:57, it seems he pretty clearly mouths the words "as *we're* falling apart" instead of "as *they're* falling apart. Perhaps a little easter egg in the video to convey the message a bit more clearly? :o Who knows...

    Oddly enough, he also still seems to mouth "don't fail on me" at 1:48 and 2:50, which is different from what I hear *and* what the lyrics say (he adds the "on"). XD

    Video linkage: youtube.com/…
    LivingFlameon March 24, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"We were talking about the dinosaurs,
    And how they died...
    And how they died."

    Amazing.
    xAs_She_CRIESxon June 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best songs on the album, all the songs are great. i pretty much am in love with this band.
    sava11on February 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis band is amazing.
    by far my favorite.
    they will soon be more popular than elvis... just watch (:
    they are HISTORY!
    XxHollyManiacxXon March 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthave you seen the music video yet. two words breo kick ass
    emoskater777on March 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo, you guys think that he says dont fail ON me or dont DIE ON me, but he is actually just stretching out the fail.. If you listen carefully and look at his mouth on the video it sounds AND looks like, " don't Faayaal me"..
    Pdiddy577on July 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI hear don't die on me too. I think it sounds better, that way. But anyways, I love this song and this is a great new band. As for what it means: I'm really not sure. The lyrics don't really make any sense. And I have no idea what pantyhose has to do with any of this. lol
    LiverShiveron August 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI hear don't die on me too. I think it sounds better, that way. But anyways, I love this song and this is a great new band. As for what it means: I'm really not sure. The lyrics don't really make any sense. And I have no idea what pantyhose has to do with any of this. lol
    LiverShiveron August 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAfter listening to it he does say "don't fail me" he just pronounces fail weird like "fay-al"
    ddeathon October 23, 2008   Link

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