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Welcome To The Machine

Lyrics

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,
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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,
full lyrics

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
electronica influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
extensive vamping
demanding instrumental part writing
use of a string ensemble
a clear focus on recording studio production
minor key tonality
melodic songwriting
an emotional male lead vocal performance
use of ambient synths
acoustic rhythm guitars
emphasis on instrumental arranging
intricate arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Ppp
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johnpolk300
This song is undoubtedly adout "The Machine", not the music industry (though it may be, in part, some influence) and has been my all-time favorite song since 1979. What is the machine? Ref.: Sen. Frank Church, US Congressiona l testimony, 1975. You're living it (big) brother.
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elle.m.jarvi s
Amazing, devastating, beautiful and unsettling all at once. Pure bloody magic.
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Your not alone.
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this song gives me chills down my spine
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I'm pretty sure he's talking about the military industrial complex that Americans and Europeans are forced to support from birth. Not that I don't agree that all the popular music nowadays is made by talentless sell outs that are completely lacking of any esoteric thought
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This song describes the music industry as solely a money-making machine with no artistic expression.
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That classic EMS VCS 3 synth.
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I want to see a robot future almost takeover movie that implies the machine may have survived then in the credits this song plays
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Saw PF play WTTM in '77- the Animals tour- still to this day- my favorite song I ever saw in concert- from a long list of bands that includes 3 separate Zeppelin tours- never get tired of hearing it-
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One of the best songs ever!
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Welcome sons
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Love this so much. no matter my mood.
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Yassss. One of my favorite Floyd albums <3
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One of my fav songs
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<3
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nicslager
Welcome to the machine...
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mw97883
I always thought this was another one about Syd.
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nicslager
Why does Pandora never play this song, I really love it, A LOT
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Can't believe this was made in the 70's...
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This would be a nice overture for a SI-fI movie
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We know where you've been...
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So awesome!!
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High Times?
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Welcome my son.....
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Love this song one of my favs from them
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Wish I was high..
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Pick Floyd is cool
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rarusnik62 is correct...th i s is NOT Newspeak!!!
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Love
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When this song first came out I bet it gave some people the he be gee bees.
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Cool song
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MM YES
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Roger Waters does a cool version of this on his In The Flesh live album
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The album cover was a pretty popular wall poster in college, lol. Of course, the 'clever' ones would burn the edges of half of the poster to make it look 'arty'.
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My dad supposedly sang this song to me when I was young and about to sleep:3 he realized that I'd understand the lyrics sooner or later;-;
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Closest thing to living divinity
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SPECTACULAR MUSICIANS .. LYRICS ARE TIGHT AS WELL
..EPIC ....SMH ..
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This track was played in the black still night of the great vast desert when camping. We would ride motorcycles all day, at night just rest and listen. My older brother introduced me to Pink Floyd. He was right, he was right.
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Floyd paved the way for every great band after them. I just wish more musicians would take from them today.
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sick of it
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I Love Pink Floyd,their number one on my top list of favorite Bands!! ..... I grew up as a young child listening to them & Loving them & now I'm a grown Adult 33 years old with three kids of my own now & Started our oldest child of now 8 years old with listening growing up with Pink Floyd & she Loves them & her favorite song & video is Another Brick In The Wall & as for our other two children they are just now getting to know Pink Floyd & love them & that's only because one just turned 2 years o
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Fantastic composition from the greats..
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walrus991
Miss the Floyd. These guys were the Beatles of the 70's
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I wonder if Edward Snowden is listening to this prophetic rendition of Orwellian society. Floyd, Gives me chills and transports to far away realm.
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I think it may be one of those type songs where the songwriter is actually talking to their younger self, or at least a reflection from within and possibly a message meant for listeners who may have found themselves in similar situations. It's autobiograph i c a l , and also audio-biogra p h i c a l .
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How does he get that many syllables out of 3 words ....fkn awesome
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Very soothing
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what outer space must sound like... or what astral traveling may feel like. xoxo
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MLDAVE is right! This group takes you back in time, present, and well into the future. They were way ahead of other bands.
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