“Love Machine” came about in an interesting manner. The tune actually came from a bizarre dream where I was having lunch at Earl’s with my brother, my friend Tom and for some reason, Ashley Simpson of all people. Not only was I enjoying lunch with her but she was also the waitress for our table. As we finished our meals Tom blurted out “Alright turn down your love machine and let’s hit the road!” Upon this being said, Ashley and I randomly burst into song, somehow in perfect key and unison and began to sing the line “turn down your love machine” repeatedly. When our duet had ended and as I had begun to leave the restaurant, I shouted back to Ashley that we needed to record that song because it was going to be a hit. She replied only with a smile and then began to to wait tables.
I woke up shortly after this sequence and for the first time ever, the tune and melody from my dream had carried on into my waking state and so I immediately picked up my guitar, still half asleep and attempted to reconstruct the song from the dream. It was of course, not identical to the dream version but it was as close as I could get it. With the lyrics still going through my head, it was obvious this song was called “Love Machine.”
Since the song was in essence already partially written thanks to the strange circumstances of my dream (that was also when I stopped watching Much Music before bed), I had to merge a story and lyrics that would compliment the idea of “love machine.” I have my own story for what the song is about. It ended up being a little more abstract than I was expecting. Instead of explaining it, perhaps I will leave this song open to interpretation. Whatever you think it is about, you’re right.