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Welcome to the Machine!

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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 02:31 PM
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How did the members of Pink Floyd know the NWO was coming? Here are the lyrics to Welcome to the Machine. They are prophetic.


"Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
Where have you been? its alright we know where youve been.
Youve been in the pipeline, filling in time, provided with toys and
scouting for boys.
You bought a guitar to punish your ma,
And you didnt like school, and you know youre nobodys fool,
So welcome to the machine.

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
What did you dream? its 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."


What about THE POLICE?

"Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
Ill be watching you

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay
Ill be watching you

Oh, cant you see
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
Ill be watching you"

The signs are everywhere.




posted on May, 15 2009 @ 02:57 PM
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I definantly think The Machine fits our times,I thought the exact same thing as you awhile back. I'm an old Floyd fan and I've been thinking the same thing about their music. The Wall fits as do others, Comfortably Numb describes one reaction or coping mechanism one might fall prey to coping with an oppressive world.
Its been a long time since my Pink Floyd days but didnt the lead singer?songwriter end up insane? Maybe he wasnt so insane as opposed to acutely aware.
Star for you on two points,the great music and having the same thoughts that I have on it. Its earie I have litterally been pondering that very song the last few weeks and the nwo or 1984 type world were entering.
I also like GNR Cival War,the references to Kennedy,Nam and fake wars for alterier reasons.



[edit on 5/15/09 by nickoli]



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 03:03 PM
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Thanks for your post. You are right many of Pink Floyd's songs do tend to lean this way. I believe it was one of the earlier members of the band that went insane. Roger Waters wrote the majority of The Wall. It has a very militant feel. He was using WW2 as a backdrop to project on to the future.

[edit on 5/15/2009 by justsomeboreddude]



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 04:42 PM
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Another great example would be John Rzenick and the Goo Goo Dolls song "Big Machine"!

Ecstacy is all you need
Living in the big machine, now
Ahh you're soo vain

Now your world is way to fast
Nothing's real and nothing lasts
And I'm aware
I'm in love and you don't care

Turn your anger into lust
I'm still here and you don't trust at all
And I'll be waiting
Love and sex and loneliness
Take what's your and leave the rest
But I'll survive
God it's good to be alive

I'm torn in pieces
I'm blind and waiting
For my heart is reeling
I'm blind and waiting for you

Still in love with all your sin
Where do you stop and I begin, and I'll
I'll be waiting
Living like I was on fire
What you feel is your desire
It's hard to deal, I can't help the way you feel

Now this angry little girl
Is drowning in her petty world, and I
Who do you run to
Swallow all your bitter pills
That's what makes you beautiful
And you're all or not
And I don't need what you ain't got

repeat chorus and fade;;;;



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 04:46 PM
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Umm, wasn't "Welcome to the Machine" about Sid Barrett???

(Sorry for the short post, ATS).



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 04:49 PM
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it was syd barrett the crazy diamond that went insane. although I think it was too much acid that made a big contribution to him goin mad!



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 04:49 PM
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Scratch what I just posted (one of my friends told me that like 10 years ago).

This is straight from WikiPedia:


The song explores the band's negativity towards the music industry and the whole of industrialized society. The song centres around an aspiring musician who is getting signed by a seedy executive to the music industry, "The Machine".[citation needed] The voice predicts all the boy's seemingly rebellious ideas ("You bought a guitar to punish your ma, you didn't like school, and you know you're nobody's fool"). The boy's illusions of personal identity are further crushed with lines such as, "What did you dream, it's alright we told you what to dream". The lyrics also allude to the band's disillusionment with the music industry as a money-making machine rather than a forum of artistic expression. On the original LP, the song segued from the first 5 parts of the suite "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and closed the first side. On the CD pressings, especially the 1997 and 2000 remastered issues, it segues (although very faintly) to "Have a Cigar". This segueing is a few seconds longer on the US version than the UK version.


en.wikipedia.org...

Edit - or maybe it is... It does sound suggestive of that...

[edit on 5/15/2009 by impaired]



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 07:04 PM
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I got that also from the song,that it related to making it big but paying the costs too. Still its a very relevant song to our times,the money machine etc. Work for stuff, taxed to death, never really have the extra money for the stuff back to work so I can buy some stuff while always through taxation we feed the machine that grinds up our very souls,uses up our bodies,destroys our families but the show must go on. Yes,indeed,welcome to the machine.



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 07:09 PM
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No no...

Welcome to the machine was about the synthesis of the music industry...

It's about sacrificing artistic merit for profit.


"Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
Where have you been? its alright we know where youve been.
Youve been in the pipeline, filling in time, provided with toys and
scouting for boys.
You bought a guitar to punish your ma,
And you didnt like school, and you know youre nobodys fool,
So welcome to the machine. "

***

In other words, any up and coming rockstar has already been through the path of dissilusioned angst, venting their own emotion via an instrument. Filling in time, means they didn't fit into the social norm.

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Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
What did you dream? its 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."

***

The 'told you what to dream' means the artist had no real say over the production of their own art. They were simply tools themselves (not Floyd, i mean the 'generic band' that the song is about).
No conspiracy here....

Oh, and by the way... 'which one is pink?' is simply a dig at the A&R and shoddy journalism.


[edit on 15-5-2009 by mr-lizard]



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 11:05 PM
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Yes it is,its excactly what you want it to be,the song is transcindic,truely a piece of art,from a fantastic band.



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