Part of the Machine [Bonus Track]

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Jethro Tull are a British rock group formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Their music is characterised by the vocals, acoustic guitar, and flute playing of Ian Anderson, who has led the band since its founding, and the guitar work of Martin Barre, who has been with the band since 1969, after he replaced original guitarist Mick Abrahams. more »


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Everybody's jumping on the circus train. 
Some jump high, some jump off again. 
And the razzmatazz is rolling, women folk unveiled. 
All truths to light, all crosses nailed. 

Aiming high where the eagle circles --- 
Where he keeps his tail feathers clean. 
And wonders ``Am I still a free bird? 
Or just a part of the machine.'' 

They hitch their coverd wagons and they roll out west. 
Politics in the pockets of their Sunday best. 
Shaking hands, kissing babies, for all that they're worth. 
Oh, they promise you gold, promise heaven on earth. 

Still, that old bald eagle circles --- 
It's not the first time that he's seen 
His reflection in the eyes of innocence. 
He's become just another 

Part of the machine. 
I wish I had an eagle like you --- 
To look up to. 
He could be my wings to fly in a big bird sky 

Up above the whole machine. 
Smart guys aren't running --- they're home and dry. 
Up in the mountains where the eagle flies. 
They wouldn't take that job 

Offered on a plate. 
They got to fly with the eagle, and he won't wait. 
Looking down on the smoke and the factories 
Till the truth creeps up unseen. 

They see themselves in the faces of their children 
And realize they too are 
Part of the machine. 
I wish I had an eagle like you --- 

To wake up to. 
He could be my wings to fly 
In a big bird sky, hey --- 
Let's be part of the machine. 
Part of the machine.

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Written by: IAN ANDERSON

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