Heartless Machine
Savage After Midnight Lyrics


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Save yourself.
I′ll stay behind.
They're coming out to get you.
They′re coming out to get you.
They're coming out to get you.
They're coming out.

Bleed me.
Tear me down to nothing.
Convince me.
I am a disease.
Change me.
Make me what you want me.
Rebuild me.
A well oiled heartless machine.

In this hell.
Even demons die.
Gave myself.
So that you could survive.
I′m going off the deep end.
I′m going off the deep end.
I'm going off the deep end.
I′m going off.

Bleed me.
Tear me down to nothing.
Convince me.
I am a disease.
Change me.
Make me what you want me.
Rebuild me.
A well oiled heartless machine.
Bleed me.
Tear me down to nothing.
Convince me.
I am a disease.
Change me.
Make me what you want me.
Rebuild me.
A well oiled heartless machine.

I'm going off the deep end
I′m going off.
I'm going off the deep end
I′m going off.

Tear me down to nothing.
Convince me.
I am a disease.
Change me.
Make me what you want me.
Rebuild me.
A well oiled heartless machine.
Bleed me.
Tear me down to nothing.
Convince me.
I am a disease.
Change me.
Make me what you want me.




Rebuild me.
A well oiled heartless machine.

Overall Meaning

"Heartless Machine" is a song by Savage After Midnight that explores the internal dialogue of a character who feels that they are not enough and wants to change themselves completely to become a more efficient and effective version of themselves. The lyrics convey a willingness to sacrifice themselves and their humanity to become what others want them to be. The repeated lines of "Bleed me, tear me down to nothing, convince me I am a disease" emphasizes how the character wants to be broken down completely and rebuilt into something more machine-like. The line "even demons die" suggests that even those who are seen as powerful and indestructible can still be undone by their own internal struggles.


The chorus of the song reinforces the idea of becoming a heartless machine. The repeated line "rebuild me, a well-oiled heartless machine" suggests that the character wants to rid themselves of any emotional attachments and become purely efficient. The use of the word "well-oiled" suggests that the character is willing to undergo any maintenance or change necessary to become the best version of themselves. The line "I'm going off the deep end" implies that the character knows that they are pushing boundaries and risking everything in order to become this heartless machine, but they feel that it is worth it.


Overall, "Heartless Machine" is a song that explores the pressure to constantly improve and the lengths people will go to be seen as successful or efficient. The repeated lines and intense repetition create a sense of desperation, while the lyrics themselves emphasize the character's willingness to give up everything to become what others want them to be.


Line by Line Meaning

Save yourself.
I will remain here and face the danger.


They're coming out to get you.
There are people on their way to capture or harm you.


Bleed me.
Drain me of my emotions and vitality.


Tear me down to nothing.
Strip away everything that defines me as a person.


Convince me.
Persuade me that I am inherently unworthy or flawed.


I am a disease.
I see myself as a virus or burden on others.


Change me.
Transform me into something that suits your purposes.


Make me what you want me.
Shape me according to your desires and needs.


Rebuild me.
Craft me into a new being with specific capabilities or traits.


A well-oiled heartless machine.
I am now a cold, efficient entity lacking in empathy or conscience.


In this hell.
This situation is a nightmare.


Even demons die.
No matter how immortal or invincible someone may seem, death comes for us all.


Gave myself.
I sacrificed my own well-being for yours.


So that you could survive.
My actions were driven by the desire to ensure your safety and continued existence.


I'm going off the deep end.
I am losing control of my emotions and sense of stability.


Tear me down to nothing.
Again, remove all traces of my original identity and personality.


I'm going off.
I am spiraling into chaos and desperation.




Writer(s): Christopher Calib Brown, Christopher Stephen Eubank, James Thomas Shaheen Iii, Jeremiah Thomas Lipscomb, John Thomas Falls, Landon Christian Fox

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@unicornprettypants7457

Still rockin my socks 4-2020. ✌

@michaelgenera1221

Amazing, S.A.M is going to go from the under dogs to become a band known across the world. You guys have it in you and have good spirits to bring what people want. You are the new generation of rock. But keep up the great work🤘🏼

@benmcafee3692

Went down a rabbit hole which started with Styx Renegade and it ended here cause I can't stop listening to these guys

@winterwilliams9358

Fuck dude holy shit this song is soooo underrated. Great job guys. Great hook heavy and the the smoothness with the verses

@anthonyfinnis2097

That vocal range 🖤

@missyjo1228

My 14 year old son and I were standing back looking at merch, when this guy came over and started talking to us. That was so awesome of him to do that! He's really down to Earth. We bought 2 shirts and I left my card. One of them(I think it was one of the guitarists) brought my card ousidet to me. Luckily, we were standing outside talking to Taking Dawn for a few minutes or I would have left without it. Taking Dawn also gave us free cd's. All around great guys in both bands. Thanks. Btw, I would have asked for a pic, but my crappy phone's memory was full. =(

@motolife9252

I wish this shit was bigger than what it is!! I love the intense vocals at 0:33 and 1:41 it literally amps me up through the roof even in my deepest moments of depression hearing that aggression and sound brings me out of whatever bullshit I’m going through!

@patrickroberts7847

This is such an amazing song. The music video makes it 10x better.

@katienorman9532

I love this song ♡ saw you guys in dallas with NYD and rivals<3

@williamguerin5531

You really need to do an album. You are excellent guys!!

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