Metal Machine by Jon Gibson


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On the Run by Jon Gibson

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Metal Machine
by Jon Gibson

Album: On the Run


Hey, hey
Oh, yeah

What have you done to the world, politician?
You separate brother from brother like a magician
People are starving while you take their picture
From your satellite, isn't that right? Oh...
When I cast my vote, it fell into a moat
Of red tape and hypocrisy
So I called you on the phone
But you're never, ever home
I have to leave a message
On the thirty-second metal machine
Metal dream

I work from nine until my mind stops clicking
I take a beating, but I keep on ticking
The auto-teller tells me
"Sorry, you can't get no cash today"
"What did you say?"
Oh, when I punched in for the green
A "No!" came on the screen
And suddenly my card disappeared
And my rent is due today, so how am I gonna pay?
I must be going crazy
'Cause I'm talking to a metal machine
Bad, bad dream, whoa-oh-oh-oh...

La, da-da-da, da-da-da, da, da, da-da
Do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do
Yeah...
La, da-da-da, da-da-da, da, da, da-da
Do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do
(Whoa-oh-oh-oh...
Whoa, yeah
Oh-oh...
La, da-da-da, da-da-da, da, da, da-da
Do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do
Oh...

I used to have a job, turned a lever and a knob
It barely kept the clothes on my back
So I tried to get ahead, I got laid off instead
The foreman said, "I'm sorry we've replaced you
With a metal machine", oh...

I wound up on the street with nothing much to eat
I had to get myself off the ground
Now I'm back in school to learn about the rules
That if I want to play
I've got to learn about the metal machine, oh...
Metal dream, everybody, sing with me

La, da-da-da, da-da-da, da, da, da-da
Do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do
Yeah, don't let machines go and take your mind
La, da-da-da, da-da-da, da, da, da-da
Do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do
'Cause food and shelter is the bottom line

La, da-da-da, da-da-da, da, da, da-da
Do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do
If it's reality that you can't face
La, da-da-da, da-da-da, da, da, da-da
Do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do
Then a machine might come and take your place

La, da-da-da, da-da-da, da, da, da-da
Do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do
You'll be replaced by a metal machine
La, da-da-da, da-da-da, da, da, da-da
Do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do, do-do
No, it's not a dream, baby, oh-oh...


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