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Turn around, they might be watching
And you'll never disappoint them
Hide your innocence before they see right through
... you mustn't disappoint them

You need the danger just to feel your heart beat
You need to die just to find your identity
You need the knife just to know that you can bleed
You need the pain now just to feel anything

We fall in line, we live the lie
Give up, give up and feed the machine
It grows inside, nowhere to hide
Give up, give up and feed the machine
... Give up, give up and feed the machine

They pull you faster, the cadence calling
And you never fall behind
So choose a face, you're only crawling now
You mustn't fall behind

You need another death just to have a life to save
You need a master just so you can beg
You need a light just because you're so afraid
... Now bow and learn to be a good slave


Sleep, shhh, go back to sleep
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up


Wake up, wake up and kill the machine
Wake up, wake up and kill the machine
Wake up, wake up and kill the machine

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  • q
    QuestioneverythingMar 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    Here's what I get out of this song: We have to wake up! We live our lives believing the lies told to us by the government, the corporations, the media, the elite. We follow our elected officials because their names are on a ballot box and we think they know what their doing (They don't). And we follow and we don't disappoint them. We question nothing. We have lost our individual identities. We fall in line, we live the lie. We feed the machine that is bringing us down. We need to wake up and kill the machine.
  • r
    rockdog999Mar 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    i agree with question evewrything.
    the song is about realising how we're we controlled by forces we don't see because we're not waking up and understanding what we can do to kill the machine.
    so don't feed the machine, kill it.
    you are not a rebel without a cause. your cause is just one that most can't see!
    WAKE UP!!!
  • Idontknowmyname
    IdontknowmynameMar 3, 2011 at 11:57 pm
    i love this song. Red is my favorite christian band. but the meaning of this song is what Questioneverything said. we can't just live our lives believeing all the lies that people and the Machine, ( who is believe all the dirty thoughts in our head, or our Flesh) try to tell us. instead of believeing the lies we need to kill the Machine. this song really blessed me and i hope it blesses all of you guys out there.
  • U
    UnregisteredJul 13, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    This portrays how everyone is slaves to what everyone thinks of you. For example "turn around, they might be watching
    and you'll never disappoint them
    hide your innocence before they see right through
    you mustn't disappoint them"
    is basically saying to be fake and don't let anyone see the real you.
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 2, 2012 at 4:56 am
    Its a song for a raging heart and for that think they need to follow the world to fit in to be a person and it is tell us we do need to do any of that because god made us prefect the way we are and we should stand up for god

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