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I Am Machine Lyrics

Here's to being human
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



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    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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    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.


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    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.


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    Jan 8th, 2020 1:50pm report

    I can relate to this song. People always say that no matter how many times you get pushed down, you should always get back up. Even though you should, I've learned from experience that it can go either way(or both), you get back up feeling stronger than before, or you get pushed down too many times that you don't think it's worth getting back up and don't care. And then you unconsciously create a barrier between your emotions and the rest of reality to protect yourself from the pain. And then you realize how important your emotions are and wish for any confirmination that your life has meaning because you feel disconnected from yourself, you feel nothing at all. You wish for any emotional stimulation, even pain. Thats how pathetically void of emotion you are. People take the smallest of things for granted without realizing that that very thing could be what leads someone to cut themselves, or worse. It's ironic.


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    Jul 24th, 2019 7:51pm report

    It's actually about depression and not being able to feel anything because that's what depression does (the vocalist has depression from what I've heard) also, it's about wanting to feel something, anything.


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    Jan 21st, 2019 1:20pm report

    I Am Machine is about someone who feels like a machine or a robot.

    Do you have a post traumatic stress disorder or you have experienced a lot of pain your life? You feel numb? Go to a doctor who specializes in mental health problems.

    You want to feel something but you feel emptiness, talk to someone you are comfortable with, to a close family member, relative, or friend.

    Possibly you lack sleep, try to sleep 7-8 hours. Eat nutritious foods and drink water. Take a nap. Exercise or walk. Pray if you believe in a Higher Power.

    Don’t worry about anything. Think of good things. Listen to positive music. Since you still have a heart, you will feel something. Hope you feel better.

    - 2013-18. 1/1/19-1/21/19


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    Jan 20th, 2019 1:21pm report

    I can relate to song because I want to feel something except this emptyness


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    Jun 4th, 2018 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.


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    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.


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    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.


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    Dec 19th, 2016 12:10pm report

    It's kinda what it's like to be an INTJ .


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    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.


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    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


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    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.


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    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


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    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


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    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


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    Mar 25th, 2015 3:57am report

    To me it's about artificial intelligence that wants to know human emotion and felling.

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