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Charli XCX - 14
Writer(s) Charli XCX
Length 3:15

3:05 (2010)

Genre Electronic, Pop
Producer(s) Darren Bazzoni
From 14
Machines is a song by Charli XCX from her unreleased album, 14It serves as the sixth track from the album. The track was written by XCX and produced by Darren Bazzoni. A different version of the song from 2010 also exists.

LyricsEdit

Album versionEdit

I sit up in my room at night, hold onto my pillow tight,
My dreams of being invaded by something I don’t know,
I hear these words in my mind,
I don’t know who put them there but they sure ain’t mine,
Who’s inside everyone’s brain?
Cos recently everybody’s been acting all the same

But now I know who writes the songs, the machines do,
Who rights the wrongs, the machines do,
Who plants the bombs, the machines do

How did they get inside my head?
Making us feel so cold and dead,
Are your thoughts being captured as well?
Replacing originality with the same story we all tell

Who writes the songs, the machines do,
Who rights the wrongs, the machines do,
Who plants the bombs, the machines do,
Who writes the songs, the machines do,
Who rights the wrongs, the machines do,
Who plants the bombs, the machines do,

I don’t know where my words are from,
I don’t know where my friends have gone,
I keep trying to break these rules,
But my words they never flow through,
What’s happening in the world today?
Seems like my mind has gone astray,
It’s okay to lose control,
But I’ve never felt so lost before

But now I know who writes the songs, the machines do,
Who rights the wrongs, the machines do,
Who plants the bombs, the machines do,

Who writes the songs, the machines do,
Who rights the wrongs, the machines do,
Who plants the bombs, the machines do

Machines

2010 versionEdit

I sit up in my room at night,
Hold on to my pillow tight,
My dreams will be uninvited by something I don’t know

I hear these words in my mind,
I don’t know who put them there, but they sure ain’t mine,
Who’s inside everyone’s brain?
Cause recently everybody’s been acting all the same,
But now I know

Who writes the songs?
The machines do,
Who rights the wrongs?
The machines do,
Who cuts the bonds?
The machines do,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

How did they get inside my head?
Making me feel so cold and dead,
Your thoughts being captured as well,
I’m locked in a trance, I’m under the spell,
A feel that has moved over me,
They’re squeezing me tight,
There’s never gonna let me breathe,
They take my heart and they rip it up,
Change it for a broken watch, and now my time is running out,
But now I know

Who writes the songs?
The machines do,
Who rights the wrongs?
The machines do,
Who cuts the bonds?
The machines do,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

I can feel the tic-tock when I turn my head,
I can feel the tic-tock when I lie in bed,
I can feel the tic-tock dancing in my brain,
I can feel the tic-tock running through my brain,
Oh when the tic-tock stops, yeah my body rocks,
I close my eyes, I get electric shocks,
I feel the metal there in my skin
They’re gonna win

I am, I am, I am,
I am a machine,
I am, I am, I am,
I am a machine

You’re one of me, I’m one of them,
Say goodbye to the world, we’re never gonna be the same again,
But now I know

Who writes the songs?
The machines do,
Who rights the wrongs?
The machines do,
Who cuts the bonds?
The machines do,
Who rights the wrongs?
The machines do,
Who cuts the bonds?
The machines do,
Who rights the wrongs?
The machines do,
Who cuts the bonds?
The machines do,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh