Pink Floyd:Welcome To The Machine Lyrics

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Welcome to the Machine

This song is by Pink Floyd and appears on the album Wish You Were Here (1975).

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November 17, 2010
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Welcome to the Machine
Welcome my son, welcome to the machine
Where have you been? It's all right, we know where you've been
You've been in the pipeline, filling in time
Provided with toys and 'Scouting for Boys'
You bought a guitar to punish your ma
You didn't like school, and you know you're nobody's fool
So welcome to the machine

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine
What did you dream? It's all right, we told you what to dream
You dreamed of a big star
He played a mean guitar
He always ate in the steak bar
He loved to drive in his Jaguar
So welcome to the machine

Written by:

Roger Waters


  • Roger Waters - EMS VCS 3, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • David Gilmour - six and 12-string acoustic guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • Richard Wright - EMS VCS 3, ARP String Ensemble synthesizer, Mini-Moog Synthesizers
  • Nick Mason - tympani, cymbals
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