The Sparrow Looks Up at the Machine
The Flaming Lips Lyrics


What
What does it mean
To dream what you dream
To believe what you've seen?

Why
Why do we feel
To try to find real
Underneath a machine?
What
What does it mean
To dream what you dream
To believe what you've seen?

Why
Why do we feel
To try to find real
Just to meet the machine [Repeat x3]
To meet the machine [Repeat x2]

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: WAYNE COYNE, STEVEN DROZD, MICHAEL IVINS

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Comments from YouTube:

phillyphil690

Love the song, love the vid. I'm gratified that there is still something this bizarre and weird in contemporary music in this post Bush domestic horror.

smilingdeathporn

That was revolutionary. I LOVE it! A breakthrough of cinema and music. The taboo and psychologically endearing nature is breathtaking. Everything that the Flaming Lips do is wonderful.

lostinthecosmicsea

Wow.... amazing. Love this track!

Sean Pogue

This is my favorite drum beat by Kliph. Amazing. Wayne Coyne has such an awesome mind :)

William J Ellingsworth

this sounds so good LOUD! taking it back to 89!!!

Mike Bellinger

Bloody good show mates!!

notreallybandfromottawa

I love this band.

Edward Delavilla

The name is as important as the vid. A sparrow has a significant symbol if you are trying unravel the vid. A sparrow symbolizes freedom, empowerment, and self worth. The Machine, is obviously symbolizing the system. The Sparrow, hopefully the viewers of the video, are enlightened enough to not be apart of that proccess but just observers. The video is an observation or interpretation of the machine. In the video we have the system blind folding the subjects and the smile on the subjects face shows the unawareness of the actual events taking place. "Silver treming hands" uses a blind fold in their lyrics as continuing symbolism. Using the subjects blood to fulfill the machines agenda, draining the subjects of their worth, to perpetuate this machine. If the video erks you, then you know you are the sparrow, enlightened enough to see what truely is happening. It really is truely disturbing, and that's what the band wants you to feel, for a reason. Through these visuals, the blind food is being lifted for you.

kaptain kool

this is a good and cool way to look at it

Edward Delavilla

The band loves to speak to its fans through polar-opposits, in place of coexisting universal truths. A very clever way to attract truth, IMHO. Very powerful.

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