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  Tina Arena
   Strong As Steel
   The Machine's Breaking Down

   Proven patterns breaking down
   All controls gone underground
   We should have never come to this
   Yet here we stand
   Devoid of optimists
  
   The machine's breaking down
   The machine's breaking down
   The machine's breaking down
   We set the wheels in motion
   Now we're caught in the commotion
   The machine's breaking down
  
   Lebanon, Iraq, Iran
   Ethiopia and Afghanistan
   Religion and politics, plunder and rape
   While the weak cow down
   And pray for escape
  
   The machine's breaking down
   The machine's breaking down
   The machine's breaking down
   We set the wheels in motion
   Now we're caught in the commotion
   The machine's breaking down
  
   Addicts bent on self-destruction
   A billion dollars for the masters of seduction
   Despair and hope go hand in hand
   Charting the inevitable course of man
   Bloody images bounce off the wall
   As the satellite pictures tell it all
   While common goals and common ground
   Disappear as the world breaks down
  
   The machine's breaking down
   The machine's breaking down
   The machine's breaking down
   We set the wheels in motion
   Now we're caught in the commotion
   The machine's breaking down
  
   The machine's breaking down
   The machine's breaking down
   The machine's breaking down
   The machine's breaking down
   (Repeat to fade)