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Were in the building where they make us grow
And Im frightened by the liquid engineers
Like you

My mallory heart is sure to fail
I could crawl around the floor just like Im real
Like you

The sound of metal I want to be you
I could learn to be a man
Like you

Plug me in and turn me on
Oh everything is moving

I need my treatment its tomorrow they send me
Singing I am an american
Do you?

Picture this if they could make the change
Id love to pull the wires from the wall
Did you?

And who are you and how can I try?
Here inside I like metal
In you

All I know is no one dies
Im still confusing love with need



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    MadMethodNov 10, 2009 at 3:54 am
    Think the old silent picture, Metropolis, George Orwell's 1984 and one can begin to see these lyrics in an interesting context...
    The dehumanizing of, well, humans, society doing its damnedest to make automatons of us all (and it's been pretty successful if one takes a moment to think about it.)
    "I need my treatment it's tomorrow they send me singing I am an American. Do you?"
    The artifice of being an American.
    That's the Readers' Digest condensed version.

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