"Message In A Bottle" as written by and Gordon Matthew Sumner....
Just a castaway, an island lost at sea oh
Another lonely day, there's no one here but me oh
More loneliness than any man could bear
Rescue me before I fall into despair

I'll send an SOS to the world
I'll send an SOS to the world
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle, yeah
Message in a bottle, yeah

A year has passed since I wrote my note
But I should have known this right from the start
Only hope can keep us together, yeah
Love can mend your life
But love can break your heart, oh

I'll send an SOS to the world
I'll send an SOS to the world
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
I hope that someone gets my
Message in a bottle, yeah
Message in a bottle, yeah

I'm sending out an SOS
I'm sending out an SOS
I'm sending out an SOS
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"Message in a Bottle" as written by Gordon Sumner

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  • +1
    General CommentErm...

    Not quite as good as the original.. a good attempt though... not MH's best work
    JonnyBoy789on August 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI guess it's pretty simple, just about feeling lonely when love is not returned and having the feeling that the scream for help you throw to the world is only lost within all the other screams....

    Nonetheless, it's a really good song...
    Dream Out Loudon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmachine head's version doesn't have the third verse/chorus. just uhh...thought i should point that out.
    darkLIGHT313on March 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStill is a pretty dam good cover of the original.
    conson June 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs much as I love Machine Head, This is a really wank cover.
    quiffpornon July 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnice way to cover a sort of a poppy song. machine head is good.
    sage_stonedon June 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWalked out this morning
    Don't believe what I saw
    A hundred billion bottles
    Washed up on the shore
    Seems I'm not alone at being alone
    A hundred billion casatways
    Looking for a home

    Pretty sure that ain't in there....
    m333333on April 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI personally love this song, the way Flynn sings it makes it all the better. Say what you will about this version, I like this more than the original. It's too upbeat for a depressing song. This song captures the mood perfectly
    i enjoy waffleson November 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs if! Its a fucking awesome cover of the original.
    IHXXXon April 08, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThe exclusion of the third verse turns what really is a fairly optimistic song (when the "author" of the song realizes he isn't alone, there are millions of other lonely people out there) into something totally different and more depressing. Why cut the third verse? Was Machine Head angling for something darker? I don't know, but not a very successful cover in my opinion.
    GiveMeHamon January 10, 2015   Link

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