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The Machine


Category: Americana, Folk Rock, Singer/songwriter



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Description: Real time dystopia.

THE MACHINE

VERSE:
Today I read the news
Oh man it was nothing but food for the blues
Nothing left to lose but pain and too much memory

Itís all shock and awe
Pretty much the damnedest things you ever saw
All the way from Gaza to New York and DC

But back here in the dream
It ainít so bad we watch it on TV
But closing in the distance is the hum
of the machine

VERSE:
They'll say you're chosen ones
But you're just pawns kept comfortably numb
Even in your slumber there's the the mumble
Of the machine

So we mill around the books
Log our complaints and document our looks
It ain't the way, but it's ok
With the machine

Meanwhile, back at our jobs
We push the buttons and turn the knobs
Look for our chance to through a wrench
Into the cogs

CHORUS:
Through the fog and through the night
I feel the heat, I see the light
I see it in your eyes and the fires in the streets
Who'd 'a thought it'd come to this
At razor wire we raise our fists
Through poison mists, we resist
The machine

INSTRUMENTAL FOR TWO OF THREE VERSE SECTIONS

VERSE:
The machine has an iron will
And it digs a hole that nothing can fill
Then it makes a killing just burying more

There's one in every crowd
Takes your name and writes it in the cloud
Don't think out loud now, I tell you
This is war

They'll come a time history knows
First shall be last and the last shall be first
Chapter and verse - end of the curse
Of the machine

CHORUS:
Through the fog and through the night
I feel the heat, I see the light
I see it in your eyes and the fires in the streets
Who'd 'a thought it'd come to this
At razor wire we raise our fists
Through poison mists, we must resist
The Machine

Who'd 'a thought it'd come to pass
The kings are dead and we raise our glass
When we kiss, we resist
The machine

Submitted: August 26, 2017 7:12PM


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