The Sparrow Looks Up at the Machine (4:10)

Cover of Embryonic

From Embryonic and 1 other release

Wayne Coyne: “A simple rhythmic mantra about the meaning of the concepts of power and submission and nature vs. technology – but not for defiant reasons – to be in awe of things that have power; even if it has the power to control you. To mentally get past the fear of being dominated and to embrace the realization of our helplessness.”


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  • xelene_x

    Great song. I don't get much into their other stuff (musically they make me want to listen to Beck instead) but this song is gorgeously otherworldly.

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Good song

    26 Apr 2013 Reply
  • fmartin_92

    The rhythm section here is other-worldly.

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • yuriprado1

    Came here for the phone noise comments... left satisfied [2]

    8 Jan 2013 Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    phantom text!

    5 Feb 2012 Reply
  • innerspeaker


    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • bossanova_

    The bass in this is so awesome.

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Pewizzle

    Psychedelic as fuck

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • OwlBoy

    It does have phone noise in it! That's crazy!

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • NoiseEee

    Uh, is that the official video?

    7 Oct 2010 Reply
  • NoiseEee

    Insanely awesome song

    30 Sep 2010 Reply
  • tyciu

    Thank god it's not just me, I had to rewind it a bit to be sure the phone static was really in there. [9]

    11 Aug 2010 Reply
  • heads_bullet

    this is album is simply fantastic, i was kind looking exactly for this to fit my mood, im completely stunned and this album so far is a classic from art cover to every song, so glad ive found it

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • CheezyNoodles

    I'm just getting into them, but I really love this :D

    25 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Andresfac383

    excellent :)

    25 Jul 2010 Reply
  • SometimeWorld

    one of the lips' best in a long fucking time!

    29 Jun 2010 Reply
  • erikdardan

    An absolute sleeper jam. I have managed to forget how incredible this song is countless times; it hits like the first time every time, and that means HARD.

    27 May 2010 Reply
  • enigmaticboom

    Came here for the phone noise comments... left satisfied

    8 Apr 2010 Reply
  • floaton1001

    that drum beat is MASSIVE

    5 Mar 2010 Reply
  • beckdotnig

    Haha.. That's so evil! I bought it on vinyl and it came with a full copy of the CD, which I ripped to listen to on my iPod. I had to bust out the CD again tonight for comparison because the cell phone noise made me think I had somehow botched the rip.

    15 Jan 2010 Reply
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