Three Days Grace: I Am Machine Meaning
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I Am Machine Lyrics
All the pain and suffering
There's beauty in the bleeding
At least you feel something
I wish I knew what it was like
To care enough to carry on
I wish I knew what it was like
To find a place where I belong, but
anonymous Jun 4th, 6:02pm report
What I think this song is about is someone who has faced pain to the point where human emotion is pointless and that person stopped caring and would like to feel what it is like to care.when I thought about it This song stands out because it is basically explaining why human emotion can be bad.
anonymous May 29th, 2017 5:18pm report
Personally i think its about a sociopath going through life wishing he was able to feel anything (emotions) but not caring about it because he has no emotions.
anonymous Feb 26th, 2017 2:37pm report
I think it's about someone who takes anti-depression medication. People I know who take these meds have told me that even though it does what it's supposed to, it makes things that should make them feel really happy less exciting. Every time I hear this song, that's what I think of, and nobody else seems to have the same idea, so I figured I'd share it.
anonymous Dec 19th, 2016 12:10pm report
It's kinda what it's like to be an INTJ .
anonymous Dec 1st, 2016 12:01pm report
I used to feel like nothing could ever go right in my life and I wanted to be a machine and not feel the hurt in my life. I finally heard this song and my life turned around. My confidence in myself and in humanity have returned.
anonymous May 25th, 2016 5:01pm report
I love this song it gets me through my work day I am a single mom of four the part about being machine is me making it through all my daily chores and work were I am a can and I run around lifting heavy people all day then I go home and I never sleep I keep my eyes wide open in protecting and surviving for me and my children the part about loving the pain because at least I feel something reminds me what a blessing this pain is because I am a recovering heroin addict and feeling is so amazing even if it's pain that just drives me to do the right thing even more I love this song
anonymous Jan 6th, 2016 1:41pm report
This song and the movie The Machinist have a lot of similarities. In The Machinist the man cannot move on from his past and is controlled by his regret, thus leading to him not being able to sleep.
anonymous Oct 8th, 2015 10:08am report
If there were ever a song that could make a sociopath feel something this would be it. All our lives we are called monsters and evil but no one gets that we just don't understand the expression of emotion because it has to be analyzed into logic. Emotions cannot be put into words therefore it isn't logical. I am machine points this to a Tee. We see ourselves mimicing society as robots never allowed to show our true selves for fear of being cast out and as time shows again and again that we are considered monsters. If we could feel something we would take it a million times over just to feel a sense of normalcy that we will never be able to obtain.
anonymous Sep 10th, 2015 9:59pm report
The song is talking about how someone feels no emotion, like a machine, feeling nothing, not being able to sleep because of it, Where they're wanting to feel something, they want to feel the pain from
anonymous Jun 6th, 2015 6:44am report
The whole album is pretty much a scream out for a change in the society that we live in now, where we have to think about how we will make money in order to survive. When you get feelings involved you fail so you become a machine do anything to make money and you must be the best of the best no room for mistakes because anyone can come in and take your place. You become what this song repeats - a machine - "I am machine I keep my eyes wide open", you can't trust anyone and there's no chance to let yourself be human because then you become part of the bottom layer of the triangle and that's unexceptable. I like what one person above said "poster kid" in my opinion this song is about everything you guys mentioned above but they all have one thing in common... the society we live in the system we are joining as the years go by is what creates these emotions and problems and that's what this song is about, a person who's in this system and wants to get out but can't because it's the only way to live.
anonymous Apr 11th, 2015 4:40pm report
I believe that I am Machine is pretty self explanatory. But for those of you that don't know, I believe that this is about a guy who is expected to be perfect. Someone he's close to told him just to help everyone, fix everything, and not to get attached to anyone. He is basically expected to be a poster child and no one expects him to suffer. This is what I think, at least!! I <3 Three Days Grace
anonymous Apr 3rd, 2015 4:53pm report
The song is talking about how someone feels no emotion, like a machine, feeling nothing, not being able to sleep because of it, Where their wanting to feel something, they want to feel the pain from
anonymous Mar 24th, 2015 3:30pm report
This song is clearly written from the point of view of Data. From Star Trek the Next Generation.
anonymous Jan 21st, 2015 1:47am report
As someone who depersonalizes frequently, I feel very strongly about this song. Depersonalization is a mechanism some people develop over time in order to block negative emotions and events in their lives, such as abuse. It's one of the reasons behind self-harm, due to the person feeling disconnected from life.
As someone who struggles with this, it can sometimes be hard to not only feel negative emotions but any emotions at all.
The reference to bleeding in the song is what strikes home for me. The blood from my cuts remind me I'm actually alive and not a machine. Unfortunately, having to go to such extremes means I don't feel much else in day to day life.
Funny how blocking pain ends up blocking happiness as well. This song, for me, expresses how hard it is to break out of this habit and how destructive it is to ourselves and those around us.
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