I memorize the basics
Making strange faces
Traded slowly for I know
There's a thousand miles to go
Without blinking
I gravitate spacewards
Find a home for the head
From my basement
No darkness ever left

This is the night
This is the sound
Here comes the warm machine
Such a warm machine
Pretty warm

Some days are playful
Making play faces
But we will not let it through
The darkness and the sense
Of being born to loose

This is the life
This is the sound
Here comes the warm machine
Such a warm machine
This is the life
This is the ground
Here comes the warm machine
Such a warm machine

If we never know we can only
Feel
I'll take the help
I'll take a slice
Warm alright, now
Cause I feel alright

I memorize the basics, basics, basics
This is the night
This is the sound
Here comes the warm machine
Such a warm machine
Such a warm machine
Such a warm machine
Machine, machine, machine


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Warm Machine Lyrics as written by Gavin Rossdale

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    General Comment
    this song is about sex lol
    aliberk777on June 29, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning
    "Warm Machine is a savior. Sometimes you want a chariot, a way out. 'I memorize the basics' is the opening line and that's just an attempt to operate in the standard ways so you don't step out of line b/c you fear how you are. But sometimes it's difficult to fit in, and you want to escape from a certain situation you've gotten yourself in. You just wish something could come and lift you away and make you free." - as quoted by Gavin Rossdale
    EternalTearsOfSorrowon October 20, 2018   Link
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    General Comment
    i think this song is pretty straightforward underneath the metaphors. "warm machine" - human being "i memorize the basics" - learning how to live, learning how to be a human "making strange faces - 1000 miles to go " - complaining about life because there is so much left to live of it.. "this is the night, this is the sound" - the night and sound of death "gravitate spacewards" - gravity opposes the movement into space.. similarly an ending opposes movement of motion..
    alien_on June 02, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    Also - Lisa-Claire Sanwall from San Francisco: Gavin, you're my favorite rock star because you write really powerful music and have a compel-ling and gorgeous voice! The lyrics of all of your songs read like sublime poetry, and I was wondering if you may have any poetic influences, and what inspired you to write your newest single from The Science of Things, Warm Machine? GR: "Warm Machine" is sort of my stream of consciousness song. It's a song about trying to fit in and changing body shape to try to be part of anyone. I like Charles Bukowski because he's edgy. I'm not smart enough to know "proper, real" poets. I love Ginsberg, I love the French poets -- Baudelaire, Rambaud. I love Patti Smith.
    piropyrateon February 28, 2005   Link
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    General Comment
    I picture a guy lying tied to the railroad tracks, right when a train is coming, singing this song. Kinda creepy.
    Quickstepon October 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    umm.. those lyrics are wrong in the first part of the song.. it goes: I memorize the basics Making strange faces Tread slowly for I know There's a thousand miles to go Without blinking.
    PineappleExpresson February 02, 2009   Link
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    General Comment
    o, one more thing, ya know how when you see lightening, theres light and then sound, then nothing else? i think that;s the illustration that is trying to be made with life.
    whataweirdoon April 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    AGENT SMITH IS A WARM MACHINE! LOLOOLOL!!1 it's so about him
    PenisInYourEyeon May 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    This song is really cool, I like it a lot. "Gravitate spacewards.....ever left," this lyric is about trying to make yourself satisfied, even when your life sucks and u have nothing to do but just chill in yur basement, just trying to find happiness. "If we never know, we can only feel," I love this lyric it's so true and deep. Then, "cos I feel alright," and everything cuts out accept the guitar...... just so powerful. OUTSTANDING SONG!
    UNKNOWIT88on June 03, 2007   Link
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    This song is about heroin.
    walkenon March 14, 2008   Link

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