Metal Lyrics - Gary Numan
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We're in the building where they make us grow
And I'm frightened by the liquid engineers
My Mallory heart is sure to fail
I could crawl around the floor just like I'm real
The sound of metal I want to be you
I could learn to be a man
Plug me in and turn me on
Now everything is moving
I need my treatment if tomorrow they send me
Singing "I am an American"
Picture this if I could make the change
I'd love to pull the wires from the wall
And who are you and how can I try?
Here inside I'm like metal
All I know is no one dies
I'm still confusing love with need
Writer: DONA', ANTONIO / ANTOLINI, LUCA / FARINA, MAURO / NOBILE, PAOLINO / GIUSBERTI, CRISTIANO / PERUZZI, GIANLUCA / DONA', ANTONIO / ANTOLINI, LUCA / FARIN
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
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possible meaning | Reviewer: Zer0k | 3/21/13
i always viewed this song as an artificial human talking to its "creator/owner"
he talks about being real, meaning he is not. he talks about pluging him in, sounds like a robot to me, he talks about how his insides are metal and doesn't understand how the others are not the same. Finally the fact that he says "all i know is no one dies" seems to point that this has to be a robot.
if you look at it it looks like it is a robots cry to be human, and it's worry that it will not be able to live up to it's own expectations
but thats just my opinion
Im lost | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/3/11
I really like finding meanings in music the song meaning and this is really hard to dipict I can't quite get it but u ca tell that the listener is what he is talking about he always states do you and like you but the overall lyrics are really out there
good choon | Reviewer: benny | 11/15/09
trent did a few covers, the adam and track "physical", the "supernaut" track by sabbath and ofcourse the gary numan cover. but this review isnt about NiN. gary does some good synth work, alot of people like covering it, down in the park for instance. i like doin covers of numans work with my copy of Reason, always fun to try it in a different format of genre, much like how richard cheese does some covers of alt/nu-metal/rock songs in his jazzy lounge-pianist manner. bottom line is the numan track is good, the covers make it better
NIN Cover | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/22/07
Nine Inch Nails did a cover of this song on the album, Things Falling Apart.
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