The Meaning Behind The Song: Dream Machine feat. Sean Hayes by Mark Farina
As a devoted fan of Mark Farina, I find myself repeatedly drawn to his soulful and mesmerizing track, “Dream Machine featuring Sean Hayes.” This captivating song has become a staple in my playlist, and through repeated listening, I have come to understand the deep meaning behind its lyrics.
“What you thinking of, Man what you doing, what you think you can do, What you are, what you do, Looking out at ripples on the dance floor, What you mean is what you get, Did you forget to know what the end is, To begin clearing, Looking out at ripples on the dance floor.”
The opening lines of the song focus on introspection, urging the listener to examine their thoughts and actions. It echoes the idea that our actions define who we are, and we should be mindful of the consequences they bring. “Ripples on the dance floor” symbolize the effects of our choices, with the dance floor representing life’s endless flow of experiences.
“Dream machine, Did you get everything you asked for, Dream machine, Rattlesnake a charm on the dance floor, Dance floor, Dance floor, Rattlesnake a charm on the dance floor, The dance floor, The dance floor.”
The repetition of “dream machine” signifies our aspirations and desires. It questions whether we attain everything we strive for and how those achievements may sometimes come with unexpected consequences. The metaphor of a “rattlesnake a charm on the dance floor” suggests how success can have its share of dangers and pitfalls.
“Love’s rage, broken page, Electric lights and glass bone nights, Electric lines run through your minds, Distractions with radio contraptions, Pipe ashes, night glasses, Tick tock, hear the wind lick the window, Ignited, you’re invited, Grow wings sprouting from the backbone”
In these verses, the song explores themes of intense emotions, brokenness, and the allure of modern distractions. “Love’s rage” depicts the chaotic yet powerful nature of love. The mention of “electric lights and glass bone nights” suggests the fragility of our existence and the temptations that surround us. The reference to “night glasses” and “pipe ashes” visualizes a nocturnal setting filled with indulgences and vices. The line “grow wings sprouting from the backbone” symbolizes personal growth and transformation emerging from within.
“Dream machine, Mister Jones, You don’t know what you came for, Dream machine, Rattlesnake a charm on the dance floor, The dance floor, The dance floor, Rattlesnake a charm on the dance floor, The dance floor, The dance floor”
Here, the inclusion of “Mister Jones” adds a personal touch to the song. It portrays someone lost or uncertain about their purpose, searching for meaning in the dream machine. The repetition of the “rattlesnake a charm on the dance floor” line reminds us of the dangers and unpredictability that can accompany success.
“We are like those two mirrors, Steaming in the rain, Oh, we are those two lovers, Holding each other’s hands, Dream with me, Dream with me”
In these lines, the song takes a romantic turn, evoking imagery of two lovers amidst a storm. It highlights the power of dreams and encourages the listener to dream alongside the singer, envisioning a shared fantasy and unity.
“Dream Machine featuring Sean Hayes” is a thought-provoking song that delves into self-reflection, desires, and the consequences of pursuing our dreams. Mark Farina’s evocative lyrics, accompanied by Sean Hayes’ soothing vocals, create an enchanting experience for the listener. It serves as a reminder to be mindful of our actions and to seek balance in our pursuit of success.