A song for Sunday – This Machine

This is the first Song for Sunday in ages – but it is a great one, and one you probably haven’t heard; it’s had under 6000 views on YouTube.  Over Christmas/New Year we went to the Woodford Folk Festival (a fabulous experience) and “This Machine” by FourPlay String Quartet was one of my favourite songs from the six days of music.

Lara Goodridge, the singer, has a beautiful voice, the music is catchy , and the lyrics (see below) have a message. Well worth the listen.

For something a bit different, you might like to listen to their cover of Killing in the Name.

This Machine by FourPlay String Quartet

So tell me what your TV’s worth to you?
I know we’re always chasing something new
But don’t you wonder what this really means?
Aren’t we more than a part of this machine?

We know the price of everything and yet the worth of none,
But what’s it mean when all is said and done
We pay the price for everything we get the worth of none
But who dies with the most has never won

Ahhh …

So tell me what the sky is worth to you.
And tell me what the seas are worth to you.
You know we’ve only got one mother earth
Now tell me what convenience is wo-o-orth

We know the price of everything and yet the worth of none,
But what’s it mean when all is said and done
We pay the price for everything we get the worth of none
But who dies with the most has never won

Ahhh …

You mean the world to me
And the world means you to me

Lyrics from http://www.fourplay.com.au/lyrics/

If you liked this post please follow my blog (top right-hand corner of the blog), and you might like to watch some previous songs for Sunday:

  1. All the songs
  2. “Gabriel’s Oboe” from the Mission
  3. When I grow up (from Matilda)
  4. “Songs from the Wood” by Jethro Tull
  5. “Luka” by Suzanne Vega
  6. “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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