"Cold Machines" as written by Bob Marlette and Alice Cooper....
I see you working at your station
Radiation burns my eyes
Love's forbidden so is passion
This whole place is sterilized

I just want to see tomorrow
Day by day to just survive
But this place is built to kill me
No one here gets out alive

I don't want to be
I don't want to be
Just a memory
I don't want to be
I don't want to be
Gone

You don't know my name
You don't know my number
You don't know my face at all (at all at all at all)
We walk right past each other, every single day
Like cold machines, we're marching on and on and on and on and on

Got your thumb print always with me
Got your barcode memorized
They came here to electroshock me
But can they erase you from my mind?

I don't want to be
I don't want to be
Just a memory
I don't want to be
I don't want to be
Gone

You don't know my name
You don't know my number
You don't know my face at all (at all at all at all)
We walk right past each other, every single day
Like cold machines, we're marching on and on and on and on and on

I don't want to be
I don't want to be
Just a memory
I don't want to be
I don't want to be
Gone

You don't know my name
You don't know my number
You don't know my face at all (at all at all at all)
We walk right past each other, every single day
Like cold machines, we're marching on and on and on and on and on


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    General CommentRobots in love?
    Bonehead XLon June 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo I think more like living in a very controled world, like the movie Gatica. He is someone who has realised they are all programed, but he now has free thought if only to himself. They try to reprogram him but cannot, but also he cannot escape this world.
    gatsby14on June 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentInteresting, I wouldn't think about a sci-fi senario because this whole album is all about reality.
    DVouson August 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song always makes me think of George Orwell's "1984" and Ayn Rand's "Anthem".
    dixiesgreendaygrlon September 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the love part, and maybe the song, means that we are uncaring about everything and everyone. he is singing about how love is fake, and when you really do love it is just laughed at and you are called multiple derogatory names. humanity has lost its inner self and is now just a machine.
    reklaw96on October 08, 2012   Link

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