Starset - Perfect Machine Lyrics




Show me your insides
Show me your secrets
Show me what you desire
I can fake it
Show what you wanted
So I can be it
And if I bend just right
I can make it

I didn't want you
I wanna watch you change
From a butterfly and into chains

Lay your heart into my perfect machine
I will show you what you wanted to see
Just a mirror till I get what I need
The reverie was not of me
You never saw nothing
Never saw nothing

I'm just a liar without deceiving
I'm just a broken clown
Make believing
I should've let you know you should've ran for cover
I'm just a parlor trick, a two-bit counterfeit

Lay your heart into my perfect machine
I will use it to protect you from me
I will never let you see what's beneath
So good for you and good for me
We told ourselves we're
Right where we ought to be

Even you know, even you know
This was all for nothing
Just a sad show, just an ego
I suppose though, as far as I know
We were both pretending
I suppose so, but what do I know?

Even you know, even you know
This was all for nothing
Just a sad show, just an ego
I suppose though, as far as I know
We were both pretending
I suppose so, but what do I know?

Lay your heart into my perfect machine
I will show you what you wanted to see
Just a mirror till I get what I need
The reverie was not of me
You never saw nothing
Never saw nothing

Lay your heart into my perfect machine
I will use it to protect you from me
I will never let you see what's beneath
So good for you and good for me
We told ourselves we're
Right where we ought to be





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Starset Perfect Machine Comments
  1. Marcixchu Marcixchu

    This band has a very unique style.

  2. Kevin Hardcastle

    Argonaut status will be put on hold as I am choosing to be a family man.

  3. Kevin Hardcastle

    Positive Gravity

  4. Eugene Neethling

    Show me what you desire, I can fake it.

  5. MonsterSlayer FTW

    Why is everyone making jokes about this song? This song is Actually really good!

  6. Level Up

    some person: nothing is perfect
    STARSET: *jazz hands* Tadaaaa

  7. jason chapman

    Anytime rock music is playing in the background at a restaurant or bar area near me I’ll ask people around me if they’ve heard of Startset. Most haven’t even heard of them unfortunately. They are truly one of a kind. Can’t really compare them to any other band. The drums, lyrics, voice of Dustin, and violin all put together is amazing. And they sound so amazing in concert. This song “Perfect Machine” truly never gets old!

  8. Aspect 007

    When people write the lyrics in the comments do they not realize Starset already provided them in the description?
    Or do they just write them for their own sake.

  9. NitroAmi Bob

    My favourite track from the album!

  10. Cbr Dev

    I AM DYING FROM AN INCURABLE ILNESS AND AM BEING EXCUTED AND MAYRTERED FOR NO REASON AT ALL PLEASE HELP ME THEY WILL KILL ME FOR NO REASON AT ALL

  11. Austin Chambers

    No mans sky + starset = the best time of ur life

  12. Dahelinus Deusa

    I've never heard a band that could understand me so well, maybe that's why starset is my favorite band. All the times i thought i would never be understood a starset song would come and show that i'm not alone on my fight :)

  13. Sai Gayatri Vemuri

    Hoping they release an instrumental version of this

  14. Ramon Heiser

    I know that a lot of people think that starset only talks about sci-fi tech and that kind of stuff, and they are right, but at the same time starset talks about the human nature, something like love and fear, light and darkness, those things doesn't relate directly with the sci-fi theme, in this song I think that they talk about someone who fake everything just to get to something, like the politicians or the people that just want to have a one night stand at any cost, and how they both are pretending (because at that point is impossible to not notice their evil intentions), and at the end, it doesn't matter for a lot of people, because they live in a fantasy created by a perfect machine (the brain of the evil person) that make them live what they wanted to live, even when they know that they are pretending, so that's why "lay your heart into my perfect machine", it's like, give me your feelings and I will use them to make you believe that you are in a perfect world, and they will do that by using his "perfect machine" until they get what they need... But that's only my opinion.

  15. Mrs. Bloviate

    By far my favorite band.

  16. Tyler A

    this was my first song of the decade. because it is PERFECT

  17. Lily Fero

    This song is quite spiritual and also the other songs as well in this album..this song hints that it is about the ego (false self) that tries to make you blind of your true self..ego will serve you as long as you serve the ego..but eventually you will know that this is just temporary and could not last..for example you have the desire to be a certain way and you "identity" yourself as something as human forever(example)..so what the ego do is to use that desire in order to drive your action into protecting your identity which is actually just your survival mechanism to live..ego will try anything to deceived you that everything is real(materialistism,identity,ideologies,perception) and eventually it will never last..so to address it deceiving nature you would need to be more concious (aware)of the mechanics of ego..literally feel it in your body,mind without judging it(give in)..

  18. Yuki Productions

    This song high key gives me villain vibes

  19. Ken Hull

    It was all for nothing

  20. Kali Henry

    I love this whole album so much!❤️❤️❤️

  21. Amine Daiki

    I AM SHAAAKING

  22. Owatever

    Even this much later, this song still makes my blood run cold.

  23. Caleb Turner

    made a little music / lyrics video for this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ck55BqgK58

  24. P.N M

    Dont know the backstory to the lyrics but it sounds like the uncertainty of any first meeting or first impression that come from budding relations be it romantic or professional. Its like, for some reason we both know were serving "the perfect" image to each other and denying the truths, suspending it, so when things get sour, there's a bit of "we knew its all a fake", definitely my personal interpretation, so I'm scared to what that says about me. Im, sure that's why i dress so unimpressive, its like let me save us both the trouble.

  25. P.N M

    Listening to the lyrics, the instrumental, although quite beautiful, slightly drowns the word play a bit, in its arrangement, actually very nice word choice and usage.

  26. Izzy the Trashposter

    This is nostalgic but I don't remember ever hearing this song

  27. BadWolf Chelsea

    Just a sad show

    Even you know, this was all for nothing

  28. Juliette Michael

    Actually

  29. Annie

    Is it just me or they guy in 4:42 sounds like Mr. Tom Hiddleston?

  30. Sky 712003

    Wait.....so a perfect machine. That shows you exactly what you want to see. And uses what you love to make you happy. But is also deceiving you........sounds like the video for MONSTER

  31. ValeraShan

    Dustin has a very pretty voice.

  32. Kathy Schiebel

    This song would have been perfect for the Silent Hill Games.....

  33. Rae The Weirdo

    so I need about 88 addresses.

    Why you ask?

    Don't worry about it...

  34. Aman Dubey

    After 2:20 just an ego part was dope

  35. olaf gurke

    'Perfect Machine'... I wonder if that refers to the Replicator from the book?

  36. xxcreepyrebelheadxx

    People: Nothing on this planet is perfect.

    starset: are you sure about that?

  37. Savannah Price

    THIS SONG SHAKES ME SO HARD

  38. Kyo CoLD

    Just to mention, I am colder ;)

  39. Patrick Robbie

    One of the most underrated bands in history

  40. ShepardCommander

    2:43 is my favourite moment😍 perfect instrumentals and perfect vocals! Damn!!

  41. Minakage

    Even you knoooooooooooooow... Even you knooow this was all for nothiing 💕💕

  42. Uy Hg

    WOW I FUCKING LOVE THIS SONG

  43. The Legends of STAR WARS

    This band is the best.

  44. Елена Гецевич

    Спасибо, что вы есть. 💐💐💐

  45. Josephine Gerardy

    3:12 Beautiful!

  46. Dull Boy

    i CAn'T WAIT TP MEET EVERY INVIDUAL WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MAKE UP OF STARTSET... gratitude SCOTT GROSSMAN

  47. stranger

    No more words, just RK900

  48. Brent Jaeger

    Anyone else realize this is a song about a socipath?

    Comet

    which is why i love it.

  49. robin germann

    Such an underrated band

  50. Anatoliy Volkov

    okay i know what this song is about and all, but the first like minute has an overall sort of seductive sound and it’s very exotic and fun

  51. Ezed Exo

    I need more songs like this. Any recommendation song that similar to this?

    N!njA_ kachorRI

    Heard the Vessels album?

    Ezed Exo

    @N!njA_ kachorRI i've already heard all of the starset's song. I mean other than Starset

    Niclas Comps II

    @Ezed Exo maybe Skillet, Thousand Foot Krutch

  52. Spring Nuance

    "Lay your heart in my perfect machine
    Reverie was not of me
    Just a mirror till I get what I need."
    I feel like these lines together with the melody makes me visualize of the steampunk genre. Anyone who feels like me?

    kagetsuki23

    More cyberpunk for me.

  53. Punky Boy G Wiz

    Damn ive been sleeping on this album i put all the songs on my playlist but never listened to this. This is so poetic and beautiful!

  54. bkb2000

    There are so many reasons why this song is my number 1 on this album... but mainly for that 2nd half of the bridge.

  55. Skeptic Skull

    Show me your insides
    Show  me your secrets
    Show  me what you desire
    I can fake it
    Show what you wanted
    So  I can be it
    And  if I bend just right
    I can make it
    I  didn't want you
    I wanna watch you change
    From a butterfly and into chains

    Lay your heart into my perfect machine
    I  will show you what you wanted to see
    Just a mirror till I get what I need
    The revery was not of me
    Never saw nothing
    Never saw nothing

    I'm just a liar
    Without deceiving
    I'm just a broken clown
    Make-believe in
    I should've let you know
    You should've ran for cover
    I'm just a politrick until it's gone to fade

    Lay your heart into my perfect machine
    I will use it to protect you from me
    I will never let you see what's beneath
    So good for you and good for me
    Told ourselves we like where we ought be

    Even you know
    Even you know
    This was all for nothing
    Just a sad show
    Just an ego
    I suppose though
    As far as I know
    We were both pretending
    I suppose so
    But what do I know?

    Even you know
    Even you know
    This was all for nothing
    Just a sad show
    Just an ego
    I suppose though
    As far as I know
    We were both pretending
    I suppose so
    But what do I know?

    Lay your heart into my perfect machine
    I will show you what you wanted to see
    Just a mirror till I get what I need
    The reverie was not of me
    Never saw nothing
    Never saw nothing

    Lay your heart into my perfect machine
    I will use it to protect you from me
    I will never let you see what's beneath
    So good for you and good for me
    Told ourselves we like where we ought to be

  56. Skeptic Skull

    this song and band is so underrated

  57. Mathew Wallace

    It didn't occur to me until yesterday that this song is literally about the BMI tech in the Starset universe, how the BMI's "promise" to give the individual everything they ever wanted via synthetic pleasures. And another thing is the dynamic symbol of this track evechanging and swaying in the position of a pendulum to finally reaching its zenith in the shape of a heart lining up all three circles. The BMI's shape is visually represented by three circles lined up. This visual representation in this dynamic symbol makes me think the BMI is on the surface: hypnosis/suggestion but really at its core is pure subjugation and manipulation of the "heart" or in this case an individual's mind.

    Late night epiphanies are wonderful.

    Gregor Bscheschicha

    I like the deepness. From where do you know that?

    Jee Zed

    Don't do LSD

    Robbie

    Nice catch lmao

    Chaotic Revenge

    @Jee Zed but why?

  58. Stainless DMC

    The sheer complexity and beauty of the orchestration and arrangement of every Starset song is incredible. There are so many sonic layers to this song, in particular, that come together so perfectly. It's truly masterful.

  59. Matthias Speksnijder

    Am I the only one who hears the dolphins at 2:24?

    Night Stalker049

    Nope me too I hear dolphins

  60. Saúl Daniel Castañeda Arzaga

    asombroso <3

  61. Veronica Gonzalez

    I need a music video for this beautiful song

  62. Little Zed

    Underrated song... This song brings a lot of meaning about how you pretend you're okay even though you're so dead inside....

    Comet

    i see it more as being what someone wants to get what you want, even if that means fabricating another personality to lure them into a false sense of security. to be the "perfect machine" they so desire...

    Little Zed

    @Comet never see it as that way but I do think your opinion is more accurate...

  63. Popi blockgamedrama

    i just imagine badboyhalo singing "SHOW ME YOUR INSIIIIDES"

    Anthony AA

    ¿What is it BadboyHalo?

  64. Jenny Juarez

    Badboyhalo :))

  65. Neo Kovacevic

    From bbh

    Anthony AA

    What is it BadBoyHalo

  66. Smqrt

    Apparently this is badboyhalos favorite song rn.
    Who came from his stream?

    GorillaJamppa

    me this is garbage and badboyhalo is too

  67. Alexia Miwa

    Am I the only one who think this song fits perfectly for Chara/Undertale?

  68. beanos

    69 dislikes lol

  69. Dull Boy

    I appreciate AJ so much

  70. Reverie626

    His voice when he sings "From a butterfly and into chains" is perfection. These lyrics are gorgeous.

  71. Big Michael

    My tears are flying everywhere from head banging but also sad because this song is DEEP if you know you know.

  72. Sydnee Kramer

    No body:
    Absolutely no body:
    Starset: yo lets make another bomb album

    daylin gibson

    This is probably the greatest comment I've ever seen

  73. Bandicoot 103

    2:45 tears begin to fall

  74. Anthony AA

    I Love You + Listen Before I Go = Perfect Machine

    Starset Its The Best👍🎵

  75. Jessie Moser

    Come join our fb group!! We do giveaways as well!!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/starsetcommunity/?ref=share

  76. Tushar D

    This song is so good! I'm glad that i brought this album!

  77. Born to be inSomnia

    Starset is the best rock band . I love metal, but starset is an exception, i mean their music is LIT !

  78. Настя Д

    He's voice, awwwwww. I love it so much.

  79. Cosmic Lyrics

    At first I was like, eh this is good, not anything special.
    And now here I'm listening to this song for the 6th time in a row, Music Is Magic, & starset is Houdini. Starset for me is on Par with Linking Park which used to be my top band, now they both share that spot for me.

    Edit : I love this community more than the band itself, not only you guys have great taste in music but also there not one negative soul out here. Just pure love an amazing band

  80. Rat Dragon

    By far my FAVORITE new Starset song

  81. Atsushi Nakajima

    It feels good when you close your eyes and listen to this.

  82. yellow flash

    Starset awesome who else agrees

  83. Nalu

    This song reminds me so much of Downplay's Goodbye. Anyone else?

  84. Adela Vice

    Rest n peace heaven I would love that bc I'm in torment n fear hell with insanity. Bc it's never been real for me n I fear it. That's so fucked up.

  85. sleepy a

    *S h o w m e y o u r i n s i d e s*

  86. João Nilson

    It's wrong. Tag perfeccionista machine, pra if you prefrer the "Carnot Machine" isn't real. It's impossible to make a machine with 100% of revenue.

  87. Agent Chaosu

    Perfect symbol analogy in the graphic animation - imitation of the heart construct built by the perfect machine
    "Lay your heart into my perfect machine

    I will show you what you wanted to see"

    Psychopathic simulacra of human heart - symbol of empathy and devotion.

    eViLxAnGeLx 18

    Love EVERYTHING you just said 🎼🎙️🎶🤖🎶🦾🎶🦿💙

  88. Kierstie Miller

    Starset Fans: nothing can top the last album

    Starset: ... Hold my telescope

    Blake Asunder

    Kierstie Miller , thank you! The telescope makes more sense 😄

    Bethany Salas

    Perfect!!!! This like telescope 2.0 lol it makes me feel the same way... LOVE IT!

    marco mcmillan

    hold my satellite lol

    Levente Györgydeák

    Why does your profile pic look like imaqtpie's on twitch? lol

  89. Anthony Hunter

    I Will use it to protect you from me i love starset

  90. Bloodylace Doll

    My favorite song from the new album 🖤🖤🖤🖤

  91. Chimera 0052

    Just...The best

  92. jhoncena merienda

    EL CORINGA

  93. chrisholum90

    2:16 to 3:13..................🤯🤯🤯🤯

  94. aLeX11272423

    Love to hear your guys’ opinion on the meaning of this song. Any takers?

  95. Kyle Lincoln

    Beyond the sound of their incredible music, I really love that Starset's songs is because they each feel like they have a real story behind them, one that really makes you think. A sort of hidden message.

    I think the "perfect machine" the song talks about is some sort of technology that lets people see what they want to see, either a virtual reality device of some kind, mind control, or a mixture of both.

    It lets people live out their deepest fantasies, hence the line "I'm a liar without deceiving" but when we get to the line "I will choose it to protect you from me, I will never let you see what's beneath". We realize the machine is just keeping the people under its control to keep them from the truth and the harsh realities of the world they live in.

    Beautiful song. :)

    Reverie626

    I agree! That's why I love their music. It's not just superficial and catchy, it has real meaning.

    I think this song is about how we put up walls and hide our true self, and try to be what we think people want. But by trying to change we lose ourselves. It almost sounds like he is the voice of a possessive lover. He will do whatever it takes to win his love, but it's not really him . . . and in the end it hurts them both. It begins to sound like he realizes the damage it causes them, and so do they. "We were both pretending." Then he starts to question it all. "I suppose so, but what do I know?" So the perfect machine isn't perfect afterall and keeps people apart.

    Reverie626

    I like your interpretation. It fits well with the dystopian society Starset illustrates in their music/videos/etc. They're all brainwashed/controlled/subjugated, blinded to their reality.

  96. Fernando Morales

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    EXCELLENT MUSIC

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