Welcome to the Machine Lyrics

Pink Floyd


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Roger Waters
album: Track 2 in album Wish You Were Here
release date: 1975-9-12
popularity : 30 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Blues
styles: Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock/Art Rock
length: 7:27
engineer: Brian Humphries
assistant sound engineer: Peter James
composer: Roger Waters
lyricist: Roger Waters

Cover Art

Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here cover art
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Welcome my son, welcome to the machine
Where have you been?
It's alright we know where you've been
You've been in the pipeline, filling in time
Provided with toys and 'scouting for boys'
You brought a guitar to punish your ma
And you didn't like school, and you
Know you're nobody's fool
So welcome to the machine

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine
What did you dream?
It's alright we told you what to dream
You dreamed of a big star
He played a mean guitar
He always ate in the Steak Bar
He loved to drive in his Jaguar
So welcome to the machine


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts I–V
  • 2 Welcome to the Machine
  • 3 Have a Cigar
  • 4 Wish You Were Here
  • 5 Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts VI–IX