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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,
full 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,
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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Comments

Welcome my son.....
Love this song one of my favs from them
Wish I was high..
Pick Floyd is cool
rarusnik62 is correct...th i s is NOT Newspeak!!!
dellis430
Love
When this song first came out I bet it gave some people the he be gee bees.
Cool song
MM YES
ariakus2012
Roger Waters does a cool version of this on his In The Flesh live album
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'.
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;-;
Closest thing to living divinity
SPECTACULAR MUSICIANS .. LYRICS ARE TIGHT AS WELL
..EPIC ....SMH ..
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.
Floyd paved the way for every great band after them. I just wish more musicians would take from them today.
sick of it
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
Fantastic composition from the greats..
Miss the Floyd. These guys were the Beatles of the 70's
I wonder if Edward Snowden is listening to this prophetic rendition of Orwellian society. Floyd, Gives me chills and transports to far away realm.
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 .
How does he get that many syllables out of 3 words ....fkn awesome
Very soothing
what outer space must sound like... or what astral traveling may feel like. xoxo
MLDAVE is right! This group takes you back in time, present, and well into the future. They were way ahead of other bands.
vet2bms
Now this is a great song if I have ever heard one.
Looooove<3<3 < 3
inflicted
BEST. SONG. INTRO. EVER.

Consider this is before computers...
jcallaebc
mmmm....... Steak Bar
I just dropped acid!.!.!.!. ! . ! Wow lol
The machine does chew us up and spit us out doesn't it? Love my Floyd
Follow me i follow bak
infectedbyde v i l z 5 1 5 0
hell yea @jaCk") lol daMmnnn..im buzZed...... . f # % k i N g love this s**t
eriktim82
It's sad to see Sid go out the he way did. He had so much talent
can you say lsd
great f**king song
Pink Floyd must have known that computers would one day rule the world, there was always a reflection to their lyrics of both the past and the future, all the while almost single handedly shaping how electronics would evolve into the next generations and beyond.
dklein715
Dixie chik is right
dklein715
Im 11 almost12 and this song is awesome like all old music
I don't think there is a bad Pink Floyd song....some I like more than others, like this one. I've been listening to Floyd for about 25 yrs. now and am proud to say that my teenage children do as well. Floyd has gotten me thru some very tough times. By far my fav band!!
Crossroads. Shaking hands with the devil? This album is about Syd and the recording industry in general. Just my opinion. Feedback would be good.
zanderm1999
What does the album cover mean?
Wish you were here does have a theme. Although my least fav song, it does fit.
dgsummerfun
Floyd is a amazing band!!!
I'll never forget my pink Floyd show. Minus waters...but still an epic event. 94 death valley stadium Clemson university.
They got me thru 13 knee surgeries and hip replacement, and a hell of a lot of x box time. I love the song and love the band!
89753514
I dunno. I clearly remember listening to it with headphones while camping in a remote area, on a rainy night. Will never forget, it was the first time I heard this song.
Roger Waters did this song at one of his Radio Chaos shows . It started with the throbbing bass/synth note and it just kept getting louder ,to the point it started to tickle your face, all the way to almost lifting you off the floor. Freaking great. Love a good beefy sound system..
YESSSS thats the shizzzz
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