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Pink Floyd

Welcome to the Machine (7:23)

The song explores the band's negativity towards the music industry and the whole of industrialized society. The song centres around an aspiring musician who is getting signed by a seedy executive to the music industry, "The Machine". The voice predicts all the boy's seemingly rebellious ideas ("You bought a guitar to punish your ma, you didn't like school, and you know you're nobody's fool"). The boy's illusions of…

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Welcome my son
Welcome to the machine
Where have you been?
It's alright we know where you've been

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