The lieutenant patted me on the chest
You look so nervous, don't be afraid
Whatever lies out there can't be as strange
As the place from which you came

So when you're ready, the machine will call your name
Where you are now will be a shadow of the world you will have known
Don't be scared, put your fears aside and strap on the electrodes
If this lies beyond, the machine will tell us so

Dreaming of an old birthday wish

So when you're ready, the machine will call your name
Where you are now will be a shadow of the world you will have known
Don't be scared, put your fears aside and strap on your electrodes
If this lies beyond, the machine will tell us so


Lyrics submitted by alexewell, edited by underwires

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    Lyric CorrectionI think he's saying, "True loving. Old birthday wish. True loving. Old birthday wish. True loving, the old birthday wish." It must be an analogy: the experience of entering this new world will be as wished-for and revelatory as true love itself, or perhaps even satisfy that need.
    Shaun255on October 07, 2011   Link
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    General Commentamazing implications in these lyrics that combine science fiction and metaphysics. It blows me away someone is writing songs this heavy.
    this song speaks of the future of our interdimensional exploration once we have evolved to have space time warping technology.
    mountainkidon February 18, 2014   Link

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