Got to keep on waiting for the morning hours
Watch 'em run and buy their weighted coin
'Cause when you're upside down
Those nuts and bolts feel awfully strange
Cries and moans feelin' all the same
Are you tired in the morning, do you shout out loud?
Got to keep on runnin' when you're done
(gotta get out)

Got to keep away from all those empty hands
Suck up all you are and all your cares
Best to trade it all in for those old dancin' shoes
Get rid of all the ways guys have been holding you down
Keep your dancing tapping on the ground

But we didn't know where to go from here,
No, we didn't know where to go from here,
No, we didn't know where to go from here,
'Cause it all felt low
So it goes, be movin' on
(we gotta get out)

In a crowd of people looking for a spark to catch
To put back in our lost summer flame
'Cause I didn't know what to say to you
No, I didn't know what to say to you
No, I didn't know what to say to you
I was just about to pack it in
When I heard on the news how the blue suited soul said ohhh...ohhh...ahhhh....

Never meant to leave (ohhh...ohhh...ahhhh.... [continues till break in music])
Never meant to leave
God we failed ya
Kid we were meant to lead
Never meant to leave
Never meant to leave
Never meant to go
Never meant to go...no...no
Never meant to leave
Never meant to leave
Never meant to go...


Lyrics submitted by avataraera, edited by ritn

Machinery of the Heavens song meanings
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    My InterpretationI love this song. There is so much to it both lyrically and musically.

    It seems to me that it is a song about a lover that he became very close with. However, he was starting to feel that the relationship was slipping and that he might leave her, but then something horrible happened. The first verse,

    "Got to keep on waiting for the morning hours
    Watch 'em run and buy their weighted coin
    'Cause when you're upside down
    Those nuts and bolts feel awfully strange
    Cries and moans feelin' all the same
    Are you tired in the morning, do you shout out loud?"

    gives me the impression that she might have been suffering from depression. She felt that life was unfair, watching everyone run around getting their share of life. She was 'upside down'. Her feelings were all the same. She was tired in the mornings and wanted to shout out loud. Tiredness and anger are common feelings that people suffering from depression have.

    In the next verse he tries to soothe her. He tries to convince her to suck up all those bad feelings and all her cares and worries and go dancing along with everyone else. He says "We gotta get out". It also seems as though he thinks that some people were holding her down.

    "Got to keep away from all those empty hands
    Suck up all you are and all your cares
    Best to trade it all in for those old dancin' shoes
    Get rid of all the ways guys have been holding you down
    Keep your dancing tapping on the ground"

    Unfortunately, it seems she wasn't convinced and they didn't know where to go from there. There "summer flame" was gone. There was no luck trying to rekindle it. He was just about to give up on her and "pack it in" when he heard on the news from a police officer "blue suited soul" that she was dead.

    He then goes into a long cry of ohhh ahhhs and begins to regret his choices. He "never meant to leave". Perhaps he feels partly responsible, "God we failed ya", since he used the word "we" rather than "they". He felt they were meant to be together "Kid we were meant to lead". Unfortunately it was too late.

    Beautiful song and I imagine very difficult to share with people. Thank you Patrick for making your wonderful music and please never stop!
    ritnon January 17, 2014   Link

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