The Struts – My Machine

This is my contribution to Song Lyric Sunday for Jim Adams’s blog. This week’s prompt…Brother/Sibling/Sister

From their 2014 debut album, Everybody Wants. The song did not chart.

All I could find was an album review.

From Allmusic.com

Originally released in 2014, the debut long player from the Derbyshire-based rockers is an unapologetic blast of earworm-heavy, modern rock/punk-pop in a neo-glam wrapper, and as cocksure as it is calculated. Imagine a Slade-crazed, real life version of Russell Brand‘s Infant Sorrow (the band from Get Him to the Greek) fronted by a man who delivers each and every “R” with a brazen alveolar trill in a voice that’s an amalgam of Freddie MercuryDee SniderNoddy Holder, and David JohansenEverybody Wants is not a subtle album. It’s all pomp, circumstance, bluster, and nasty, sugary goodness; an 11-track set (13 on the 2016 U.S. reissue) of hook-laden, radio-ready party songs that embrace both sleaze and cheese. Luke Spiller is a born frontman. He’s got the Jagger swagger, but where Mick‘s antics invoked the American south, Spiller is a purely East Midlands creation, and like the Darkness‘ Justin Hawkins, his flamboyant English delivery will likely be the barometer listeners use to gauge the duration of their stay. The songs themselves are largely formulaic, but delivered with such gusto that it’s easy to forgive the chicanery behind them. Bawdy, ballsy, silly, and sweet, standouts like “Could Have Been Me,” “Roll Up,” and “Kiss This,” not to mention a couple of new gems on the 2016 reissue — “These Times Are Changing” and “Ol’ Switcheroo” — will likely appeal to a wide range of pop enthusiasts. From the Buckcherry fan to the One Direction fan, there’s a little bit of something for everyone on the aptly named Everybody Wants.

My Machine

Start her up,
Here we go,
Engine hot,
Good to go,
She’s so keen,
Turn the key,
Here to satisfy you,Turning heads,
Looking right,
Always ready to ignite,
Turn her on,
Spark it up,
She’ll electrify you,Up a gear,
Road is clear,
So responsive when I steer,
There is nothing left to fear,
Hard to criticize you,I’m so happy you are mine,
Gonna buff you all the time,
Then your body’s gonna shine,
I was born to love you,Oh! You’ll never know, you’ll never ever know,
‘Cause when she breaks down,
No! It will be fine
Cause love is blindI’m gonna go for a ride,
I’m gonna get outside,
I’m gonna feel that grease,
Gonna slip inside,
Can you hear her scream,
She’s my machineI wanna make her new,
And paint her baby blue,
I’m gonna get inside,
Put the choke on you,
Can you hear her scream,
She’s my machine,Everybody thinks I’m mad,
Brother, sister, mum and dad,
She’s the best I’ve ever had,
She’ll make me turn against them,Check the mirror,
Looking trim,
Fill her up,
Let’s begin,
It’s a joy,
It’s a sin,
A weird infatuation,Oh! You’ll never know, you’ll never ever know,
‘Cause when she breaks down,
No! It will be fine
Cause love is blindI’m gonna go for a ride,
I’m gonna get outside,
I’m gonna feel that grease,
Gonna slip inside,
Can you hear her scream,
She’s my machine,I wanna make her new,
And paint her baby blue,
I’m gonna get inside,
Put the choke on you,
Can you hear her scream,
She’s my machine,I’m gonna go for a ride,
I’m gonna get outside,
I’m gonna feel that grease,
Gonna slip inside,
Can you hear her scream,
She’s my machine,I wanna make her new,
And paint her baby blue,
I’m gonna get inside,
Put the choke on you,
Can you hear her scream,
She’s my machine,Can you hear her scream,
She’s my machine,Can you hear her scream,
She’s my machine

Source: MusixmatchSongwriters: Ray Hedges / Nigel Butler / Luke Spiller / Adam Slack

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