Made a man out of me
A Killing machine
Your baby\'s going to die
Ma, your baby\'s coming home

Your know they put a man on the moon
Simply to prove that we all need some place to go
Where we\'re not known
Where we\'re not

And to a lesser degree
I can recall breathing easy
But the deficit rolls
Built up I suppose

Picking up the pieces
Of another fucked up reason
For selling off some freedom
That was never free

Never absolutely
Never absolutely

Made a mess out of me
A killing machine
Sometimes when I need them
If I look hard enough to see them I can find my feet

'Cause I push against gravity
In and out of having them
Been led by defeat
So one more time\'s all I\'ll need

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I, The Throw Away Lyrics as written by Matthew Good

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    General Comment

    no comments? wtf..ALL matthew good songs are amazing, and this song is one of my favorites

    xnerdxcorexon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General Comment

    This came from poem he wrote. "Of all the things I’ve thrown down while on the road, I remember this piece of crap the most. I wrote it while consuming crepes in Quebec City a day after playing a show there (to all of ten people). It was one of those things that you write when you’ve come to the end of your rope and the only thing that’s keeping you going is the fact that you can’t remember how to stop. From it came Everything Is Automatic and Invasion 1."

    lauren_atmoreon May 29, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    crap not what what i meant to paste. "The forgotten verse of some song (eventually "I, The Throw Away" on Audio Of Being - 2001) I was working on a couple of years ago. I always liked the last couple of lines so I never got rid of it."

    lauren_atmoreon May 29, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    I absolutely love this song! Perfect lyrics, amazing dark atmosphere. I can find no flaws in this song.

    The cageon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    I really like this song mainly because of the lyrics. I think the lyric - "You know they put a man on the moon, Simply to prove that we all need a place to go, Where we're not known" as my favorite lyric.

    Highlandon May 19, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretation

    Amazing song amazing album. To me this song seems to be about a war veteran who has not only been left physically destroyed by his vocation but emotionally and mentally as well.. And Matt has been known to talk a lot about the old war vets from WWII and Nam that nobody ever really saw back in the 90's, locked away in high security areas, the ones that were totally fried from the experience of warfare and everything that goes with it.. some missing eyes and with all sorts of issues, Matt has expressed his feelings on the human race and the government about things like this... and in short that is what this song sort of means to me. The futility of it all.

    SVTristanon January 30, 2012   Link

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