where have you been? it's alright 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, but 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 alright 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 liked to drive in his jaguar.
so welcome, my son, welcome to the machine.