"Ex Machina" as written by and Michael/white Jagmin....
Final forewarning has gone through the door
I have seen this before
Etch it in my spine; now you think "he's mine" for all time
Overproduce me .. hoping for a dramatic change
Map out your great escape

What's the connection?
The slightest deception between you and me
Man and machine
Disassemble me breathing at your knees
Your machine

Cut me open; you'll find what you've been looking for
Helpless in motion; arise to serve me once more

Relaxed movement brings too much pain to be seen
Overproduce me hoping for a dramatic change
Map out your great escape

What's the connection?
The slightest deception between you and me
Man and machine
Disassemble me breathing at your knees
Your machine

Override command confirmed
Manual control returned
Your machine


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"Ex-Machina" as written by Cory Matthew La Quay Brian Michael White

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis song is the second best on the fucking cd. Jag is such a cutie.
    himynameismarqon November 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentpersonally, i think this song is about a guy who realizes that a girl is controlling his life. he has seen it happen to other people and so he tries to break free. but then she takes control again.
    DNDellion October 28, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionFinal Fantasy interpretation:
    "Machina" was the name for any kind of powered machine in Final Fantasy. They were forbidden because of their destructive nature.

    So, in my opinion, it's just talking about the creation of one of those monster machines.

    At the end, it's talking about how the machines went bad; speaking of their destructive nature (Override command confirmed.) But it's whoever's fault for creating them. The creation was "Your machine," therefore, your fault.

    Non-Final Fantasy interpretation:
    Being what everybody wants you to be and eventually breaking free of that mold.
    ClairWithoutTheEon December 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI could not stop listening to this song.
    It is excellent.
    It is about someone who sacrifices everything to serve the one they love.
    A devoted relationship. But they then decide they want more, and think for themselves.
    xhyperxon January 14, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"override command confirmed, manual control returned" a direct line from the movie Sunshine (2007.) which is what I believe this song was inspired by. Several interviews confirm this as the band mentions said movie as an inspiration in writing "Wires and the concept of breathing"

    and if you havent seen Sunshine yet, do it.
    xfullbooston July 07, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIf you go to the theater in Luca towards the end of Final Fantasy X, you can purchase cg clips from the game. One of them is called Ex Machina.
    The movie clip is about the failed attempt to use machina to destroy Sin, the evil of the world.
    Even though I'm not sure that particular part has anything to do with this song, it's cool to connect it to Final Fantasy somehow.
    Kaiya1232on April 03, 2013   Link

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