"Star Machine" as written by and Bob Mould....
You had a chance to go around the world
But you had to be a silver bird
A revelation wouldn’t matter much to you

So I heard you bought a lousy dream
You took a number from the star machine
The star machine is spitting numbers all on you

You say it
You say it
You say it
You say it

You leave your family and some friends behind
It wasn’t long until you lost your mind
The star machine is doing fine, but how are you?

You told the world you had to fire the band
Your little world has gotten out of hand
The star machine will hand your ass right back to you

You say you want it, you say you need it (You say it)
You say it’s everything, never wanna leave it (You say it)
The star machine is coming down on you (You say it)
And you and you and you (You say it)

You say you want it, you say you need it (You say it)
You say it’s everything, never wanna be it (You say it)
The star machine is coming down on you oh yeah (You say it)

Now it’s getting hot in here
I’m doing everything you want me to
But nothing’s ever good enough for you
You sign on right out of here

You say you want it, you say you need it (You say it)
You say it’s everything, never wanna leave it (You say it)
The star machine is coming down on you and you and you and you (You say it)

Who told you sorry, how you were treated (You say it)
You couldn’t handle it, and now you’re found to be it (You say it)
Your star machine has taken all away from you and you and you (You say it)

You say it, and you
You say it
You say it


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"Star Machine" as written by Bob Mould

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    Song MeaningAnother one of Bob's spectacular rants against the music industry (the "star machine"). Pop stars in it for the money, can't take the pressure, burn out, sell out. He doesn't care. He's heard it all before.
    tkaczmarekon September 18, 2013   Link

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