"Man Machine" as written by and Robert Peter/chambers Williams....
Sitting in the cheap seats underneath
The stars
I'm heading back to base, I'll drop you off
At Mars
I'm sure I know your face or what star
You're from
I try to make conversation but I'm too
Far gone

I'm a man machine
Drinking gasoline
Super human being
Shooting laser beams

How you gonna leave, when your bags
Ain't packed
And how you gonna shoot, when we're
Back to back
How d'you tell a joke, when you can't laugh
You know that you're the punchline, baby
Take a bath

I'm a man machine
Drinking gasoline
Super human being
I'm a queen's dream

The dog has ate my homework today
It's not done, it ain't done
I have heard they're not very well
In the sun

Cos I'm a man machine
I'm a queen's dream
Drinking gasoline
I'm a queen's dream


How you gonna live for love lying on
Your back
And how you gonna keep it kleen in a
Dirty mac
How you gonna breathe when you're lost
In space
You're dazed and amused
Talking through a different face

Cos I'm man machine
Drinking gasoline
I'm a teen dream
I'm a man machine
I'm a man machine
I'm a man machine
Drinking gasoline

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"Man Machine" as written by Robert Peter Williams Guy Chambers

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    General Commentits a good song.. yea granted... but why in the intro, does he rip off the smiths song "what difference does it make" ?? if you listen to them both you can hear it
    simon_dayshon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBecause the whole world of music is built on drawing from influences and changing songs slightly to create something totally new. Listen to the entire album "American Idiot" by Greenday and tell me you can't hear any likenesses to any classic rock songs. Sugababes "Push The Button" - Try singing along the word's to Wham's "Last Christmas"... It's everywhere you just have to notice.

    But anyway, onto the song. I love it. Fits perfect in that scene in Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels after Ed walks out of the police station scot-free. Watched that movie again the other day and the song stuck in my head, hadn't heard it in ages, but it's just one of those songs that makes me feel good, like it inspires confidence, almost as if by singing along you're making the statement that you're the mutt's nuts. And that's basically what I see the song as meaning. By calling himself a man machine, who drinks gasoline and shoots laserbeams, he is being confident in himself, saying he can achieve anything thrown at him, at the same time as - in the verses - standing up to someone who think's they're bigger or better and pointing out that in fact, he could very well be that person's better.

    Great song.
    ArcticTriggeron February 19, 2007   Link

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