MARILLION – “Murder Machines”

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The "infectious" new single “Murder Machines” from Marillion’s upcoming studio album “An Hour Before It’s Dark”.

With “An Hour Before It’s Dark”, Marillion release one of their most upbeat albums of their career while, at the same time, they once again do not shy away from uncomfortable topics, reflect on their own behaviour, and put their finger in the wounds of time.
Exactly one month before the album's release, the band shows how well this goes together with a new foretaste of their latest creation.
"Murder Machines" is a song that was born in the challenging times of lockdown and social distancing and has become so much more than just a mirror of our times, more than a song that deals with the precious as well as dark sides of human relationships.

Steve Hogarth about the story behind “Murder Machines”:

“I tried not to write about the virus. But it’s been so much a part of life for the past two years that it kept creeping in. The terrifying reality that to wrap my arms around my father or mother could ultimately kill them, gave birth to this song. The lyric was then developed to hint at jealousy and heartbreak - the pain of watching the woman you love embrace another man, or the emotional “murder” of the serial adulterer. And, of course, the arms of the superpowers, and the psychopaths who sometimes have their fingers on the triggers. Beware the murder machines...”


MURDER MACHINES

Murder machines
Fragments of life
Too small to see

Don’t know we’re only human
A planet there for using
Take their cells and multiply
Until it dies

I put my arms around her
I put my arms around her
I put my arms around her
And I killed her with love
I killed her with love
I killed her

Tested positive
No antibodies
No vaccine
No escape

Don’t know we’re only human
A planet there for using
Take their cells and multiply until it dies

I put my arms around him
I put my arms around him
I put my arms around him
And I killed him with love
I killed him with love
I killed him with love

Reached out
Never thought
An innocent act
Only a kiss

She put her arms around him
She put her arms around him
She put her arms around him
And she killed me

She put put her arms around me
She put put her arms around me
She put put her arms around me
And she killed me with love
She killed me with love
She killed me with love
She killed me with love
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