I have always been here
I have always looked out from behind these eyes
It feels like more than a lifetime
Feels like more than a lifetime

Sometimes I get tired of the waiting
Sometimes I get tired of being in here
Is this the way it has always been?
Could it ever have been different?

Do you ever get tired of the waiting?
Do you ever get tired of being in there?
Don't worry, nobody lives forever,
Nobody lives forever

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A New Machine, Pt. 1 Lyrics as written by David Gilmour


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    Song MeaningI respect every opinion and interpretation of music. It's the majesty of it after all, that everyone can find something that's meaninful for their own. So I hope you enjoy mine.

    I believe, it's the human soul (whatever you understand by that) speaking to yourself and questioning it's existance. I've been there, sometimes while in deep meditation. Your mind/soul, speaking to yourself, and wondering about how your point of view is the only one you have really known for sure: "I have always been here, I have always looked out from behind this eyes". It "feels more than a lifetime" because you existance is your whole eternity, you haven't experienced what happend before your moment, so your whole life seems your relative forever.

    Also, wondering about existance, many times we wonder what will happen after life, and get anxious to find it out: "Sometimes I get tired of the waiting" And by "being in here", means -the body "we" are bound to-.

    Then it asks YOU, the listener, If the same happens to you, and then comforts you by reminding that "Nobody lives forever"

    But after a long instrumental part, that represents reasoning, IMO, the soul realizes "It's only a lifetime" we have to wait. If theres something granted in life it's that it will end someday, and so, I guess, I'll find out what all this living was about.

    You can say the singing is awful, or that the song has no rhythm, whatever... I think this is much more than a simple song. The singing seems like a desperate call to the universe, and a great "Momentary Lapse Of Reason" of Gilmour realizing his own existance.
    Cahklon November 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe machine refers to life. the same machine as in the song welcome to the machine (the machine being the machine that pumps it's product -humans- out in a static manner) in this song the speaker is begining to look out of this new machine....wondering what it's like on the outside (no body lives forever, no body lives forever)
    Eleventeen333on August 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCompletely disagree with LouDog. One of their best. Shows how much Roger kept the other members great ability under tight wraps.
    snakeJakeon January 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt's about that part of yourself that you've always suppressed to fit in with everybody else.
    MuscleHedoniston May 23, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts kinda odd that the machine talks about it has always been there, but then it says nobody lives forever. I wonder if they are including themself or just the human race?
    thatsreallymessedupon March 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhenever Pink Floyd talks about any kind of machine, i get the sense that he's refrerring to the machine that controls "buisness," and in most cases with Pink Floyd, the part that's controlling music. If you read the song in terms that he's "within the machine of music," it makes a lot of sense.
    Snocore04on April 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe drudgery of the modern world is giving rise to 'A New Machine'- the stupefied human made such by his rigid one-dimensional life.He can no longer remember the beginning or see the end near in sight.Life is a drag and the only consolation is that 'nobody lives forever'
    Brilliant philosophy.
    noisicuson May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe "I have always been here" doesn't necessarily mean living forever. It means "I have always been in this body and I don't know anything outside of what I see and think."
    ThePythonon August 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always found another meaning to this and most of the stuff on AMLOR. I thought it was a cry for help to Roger. 'The Machine' is Pink Floyd, that entity which has skipped eath twice and is still dormant; and here The Machine is calling for Roger to rejoin them and that they will always be there waiting for him; 'Sometimes I get tired of the waiting' and then a further message to tell him to hurry up; 'Nobody lives forever'. Pink Floyd work as a machine and at the moment they are a new kind of machine without Roger. Part 2 is just an extension; another piece of advice for Roger 'it's only a lifetime'.
    Publiuson February 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds to me like it's about Syd Barrett.
    Wurby Tictocon March 04, 2005   Link

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