the machman lyrics – gary numan

i saw him turn on
like a machine in the park
saying `please come with me’
but you’ve been there before
i saw him whirr away
into the night
like a nightmare on wheels
saying `never again’

i’d give it all up for you
i’d even be a number just for you
the strangest living boy
you could ever wish to see
`that’s me’
yellowed newspapers
tell the story of someone
`do you know this man’
tomorrow the cure
only police ever
see night time for real
turn on the light
and cry `no more, no more’

i was standing outside your door
waiting for the grey men to go
when my mind turned on me
with a vengeance i had never known
my own
everyone heard
the voice on the radio
saying `why move around
and waste my time’
there are no
independants anymore
the tape is a circle
but who really cares

i saw you behind the wall
i even heard you laugh at me
you disgust me tonight
with your answer to something new
that’s you


/ gary numan lyrics