I Want to Be a Machine Lyrics

Ultravox


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Dennis Leigh, William Currie
album: Track 4 in album Ultravox!
release date: 1977-2-25
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
length: 7:25
producer: Brian Eno, Steve Lillywhite and Ultravox
assistant engineer: Terry Barham
composer: John Foxx
lyricist: John Foxx

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I found the bones of all your ghosts
Locked in the wishing well
While bird song gourmets dragged empty nets
I slumbered in my shell
In mitternacht, die mensch-maschine
Kissed me on my eyes
I rose and left the fire-ladies
Glowing lonely in the night
With all the pornographers
Burning torches beneath the sea

[Chorus:]
I want to be a machine
I want to be a machine
I want to be a machine
I want to be a machine

I stole a cathode face from newscasts
And a crumbling fugue of songs
From the reservoir of video souls
In the lakes beneath my tongue
In flesh of ash and silent movies
I walked at boulevards again
A nebula of unfinished creatures
From the lifetimes of my friends
I hope your innocence has depraved me

[Chorus:]

Broadcast me, scrambled clean
Or free me from this flesh
Let the armchair cannibals take their fill
In every cell across wilderness
We'll trip such a strangled tango
We'll waltz a wonderland affair
Let's run to meet the tide tomorrow
Leave all emotion dying there
In the star cold beyond all of your dreams

[Chorus:]
Ah!


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Satday Night in the City of the Dead
  • 2 Life at Rainbow’s End (For All the Tax Exiles on Main Street)
  • 3 Slip Away
  • 4 I Want to Be a Machine
  • 5 Wide Boys
  • 6 Dangerous Rhythm
  • 7 The Lonely Hunter
  • 8 The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned
  • 9 My Sex