"Everything Is Automatic" as written by Marianne Faithfull, Joe Mavety, Stephen York, Barry Reynolds and Terence Stannard....
Miss my head, miss my heart, miss my lungs
Be what you want to be
Watch what you want to see
Killed for fun
Down a hole, up a rope
Down some pills, up some hope
This karma machine only takes quarters
New age soldier, new age soldier

Everybody's all right
Everything is automatic
And everybody's all right
Everything is skin deep

Everybody's all right
And everything is automatic
Everybody's all right
And everything is skin deep, me

Say hey, say hey, say how ya doing
Say hey, say hey, say how ya doing

I miss my lazy boy
I miss my tv
I miss myself
Do you miss your lazy boy
Do you miss your tv
Do you miss yourself

Everybody's all right
Everything is automatic
Everybody's all right
Everything is skin deep

Everybody's all right
Everything is automatic
Everybody's' all right
Everything is skin deep, me

It's always what i wanted
It's always what i wanted
It's always what i

Killed for fun
It's fucking funny don't you think
One day you'll decompose
And you wake up and those
Those birds are singing
Those birds are singing

It's always what i wanted
It's always what i wanted
It's always what i
It's always what i

Everything is skin deep


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"Everything Is Automatic" as written by Dave Genn Marianne Faithfull

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about modern living and how everything is handed to us so easily. Entertainment, work, etc. Electronics, inventions, replacing humans with robotics in factories.. traveling in our 300hp SUVs, eating away earth's resources. Humanity consumes the earth to make everything easier for us and our living here in North America. We're nearly all blind to the media and the latest trends. It's sick, really.

    Matthew Good catches this perfectly in this song.

    The last part of the song:

    "One day you'll decompose
    And you wake up and those
    Those birds are singing "

    Have you ever been through a hard time in your life and you're at the bottom of the barrel; and you just look at the sky and nature and the trees? You see the birds flying around and hear their songs.. and you just kind of realize the exact meaning he portrays here. Nature is a thing of beauty; and no matter how easy we have it we have to realize we're nothing compared to what we've built ourselves up to be.
    FeLKoNon November 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe's saying that too many people are concerned with superficial things.
    blenderon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhh... no matter how much mgb i hear (and i've heard it all), this still remains one of my very favourites... second only to "going all the way" ("let's cut our losses" - the way he sings those couple of lines just kills me) or maybe "the fine art of falling apart" (it's just beautiful). I honestly feel that everyone should hear matt good sing at least once, but hopefully more because... wow. I don't know what it is, but that voice...
    youwantedaheroon August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe emotion he puts into it, he sings like this shit is real and it is.
    Huh?on May 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is trying to say that everything is at our fingertips, everything is fast-paced, everything is disposable. And then media comes in with its, "Everything's alright, kids. Nothing to worry about because we live in North America" attitude.
    messycaon May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is trying to say that everything is at our fingertips, everything is fast-paced, everything is disposable. And then media comes in with its, "Everything's alright, kids. Nothing to worry about because we live in North America" attitude.
    messycaon May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is trying to say that everything is at our fingertips, everything is fast-paced, everything is disposable. And then media comes in with its, "Everything's alright, kids. Nothing to worry about because we live in North America" attitude.
    messycaon May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis came from poem he wrote. "Of all the things I’ve thrown down while on the road, I remember this piece of crap the most. I wrote it while consuming crepes in Quebec City a day after playing a show there (to all of ten people). It was one of those things that you write when you’ve come to the end of your rope and the only thing that’s keeping you going is the fact that you can’t remember how to stop. From it came Everything Is Automatic and Invasion 1. " he says about the poem.
    lauren_atmoreon May 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt about life: disatisfaction, hopelessness, consequences...

    This is an amazing song and it's the best MGB song ever.
    damaged_roseson January 01, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSeems like it's just trying to say life is more important then our automatic stuff.

    Also want to add that I love way he sings the lines

    "Do you miss your lazy boy
    Do you miss your TV
    Do you miss yourself "
    RagePrimeon March 10, 2009   Link

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