Slaves to the Machine

by Manufactured Soul

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1.
Walk Away 03:54
One to three It all comes back to me Like an insect On the ground Dig around in the hole I found Sink into my face And the whole damn human race Wants an answer That’s fine Just remember the curse was mine All alone You’ll see It’s just the way that it has to be So I bide My time Facedown in the endless grime I always walk away from myself I do it over and over again Walk Away I always seem to let down myself I don’t know why I never win I never win
2.
Mirror Image 04:42
In my dreams I feel you calling me Endless nights I see your faces Lost to me are the broken screams That this pain alone replaces Did you really believe you could understand me Did you really believe you could comprehend me What will you do when it all comes down To right here right now What would you do if you knew what I knew Did you really believe you could understand me Did you really believe you could comprehend me What will you do when it all comes down To right here right now What would you do if you could see what I do I’m your Mirror Image I’m your Mirror Image Empty for eternity Why don’t you see believe in me Empty for eternity Why can’t you see don’t believe in me Empty for eternity Why don’t you see believe in me Get down and pray Throw it away Do what I say Don’t slip away Empty for eternity Why don’t you see believe in me Empty for eternity Why can’t you see don’t believe in me
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Burning my eye Darkening sky Living within a lie The Wall of Illusion A programmed delusion Feeding the pain Going insane Watching the falling rain The Wall of Illusion A programmed delusion All in my head That’s what they said But there’s to many dead The Wall of Illusion A programmed delusion Down in the hole Losing Control Emptiness takes its toll What do I feel crawling inside my skin? Why do these walls feel like their closing in? Will I remember everything that I knew? Why do the answers always lead back to you? Close your eyes You’re hypnotized
5.
Reaching Out 06:06
Reaching out to you I feel my heart is torn in two Everything I do Becomes an aching part of you All of this is true Will someone tell me when it’s through? Still inside I knew That I would fall in love with you Reaching out to you I’m reaching out to you Come with me To the other side Take my hand It will be your guide Come with me To the other side Hold my hand I will be your guide Reaching out to you I feel my heart is torn in two Everything I do Becomes an aching part of you All of this is true Will someone tell me when its through? Still in time I knew I would fall in love with you Reaching out to you I’m reaching out to you Now I’m part of you
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Become You 05:54
It’s kind of funny That it all worked out this way I didn’t mean for it to happen But it happened anyway It’s kind of funny The way things seem to change I think of you I close my eyes I look up into ruby skies I think of you I close my eyes I look up into ruby skies Erase Me Replace Me Deface Me You Waste Me There’s nothing I can say To make it go away There’s nothing I can do I’m inside you I’m inside you I want to I need to Become you Become you
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Looking through my programmed eyes On a world so sick and full of lies It slipped away from me It took away from me It made a slave of me The thing you gave to me Peeling back the dying skin Everything is gray but I won’t give in It slipped away from me It took away from me It made a slave of me The thing you gave to me Picking through my wretched soul Burning inside losing control Inside my head Inside my head Inside my head I feel this Inside my soul Inside my soul Inside my soul I need this I breed this Close your eyes Do what I say Let your feelings go And break away It slipped away from me It took away from me It made a slave of me The thing you gave to me Turn it on User beware The program’s bugged And I don’t care
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We are all victims of these silent screams We are all robots living pointless dreams We are all targets in this endless war We are all insects crawling on the floor Don’t you see? I’m only here to set you free I don’t know why You ever thought you could live my lie My lie Goodbye Wake up It’s time To cross the line Shut down You’re dead It’s in your head We Are Slaves to the Machine Wake up It’s time To cross the line We Are Slaves to the Machine Shut down You’re dead It’s in your head We Are Slaves to the Machine Slaves to the Machine
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Con Artist 04:30
Plug me in And turn me on Flip the switch And everything you know is gone Cross the wire And short the fuse Turn me off There’s nothing else for you to lose Why did you lie to me? Why did you steal from me? Why did you promise me? Why did you con me? Plug me in And turn me on Flip the switch And everything you know is gone Cross the wire And short the fuse Turn me off There’s nothing else for you to lose Why did you con me? When you look around and you see the lie When you’re trapped inside and you don’t know why When the words they come but none of it’s true I wonder why I ever believed in you Con Artist You are a Con Artist When you walk away and there’s nothing there When you break apart what you can’t repair When the stakes are high and your feeling low In the end you always pick up and go Con Artist You are a Con Artist When it’s dark and cold and the lights grow dim When the pain inside gets the best of him When you can’t believe all the things you see Why the hell does it have to happen to me? Con Artist You are a Con Artist Why did you lie to me? Why did you steal from me? Why did you promise me? Why did you con me? Plug me in And turn me on Flip the switch And everything you know is gone Cross the wire And short the fuse Turn me off There’s nothing else for you to lose Why did you con me? When you need a fix and you make a deal When you’re out of luck and you have to steal When you realize that I see right through Did you really think I believed in you? Con Artist You are a Con Artist When you take a chance and you risk it all When your left alone and you have to fall When you throw away everything you knew Do you know that I am brainwashing you? Con Artist You are a Con Artist
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Falling backwards down the stairs again I won’t pretend It never ends One part you Two parts me State of the art technology Every day I crawl away from everything Try to find a place to hide But there’s nowhere left to go Broken Circuitry Inside Me All this time spent waiting in line For a chance to find myself I don’t like the one you know Broken Circuitry Inside Me
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Where do you go? When your life is torn up from inside you What do you say? When you long to be set free What do you do? When the walls start falling all around you Where do we go? When it’s for eternity It set me free Come follow me Down to The Great Empty Why do you always take away from me? What do I have to steal to make you see? Who do I have to kill to break away? What do I have to take to make it stay?
13.
Gliding just beneath the surface of this Slithering until you begin to twist Breaking the circle is the only way Cross your heart and begin to pray My Synthetic Handgunn It blinds me My Synthetic Handgunn It blinds me It will seep right through It will torment you It will bleed you dry It will burn your eye My Synthetic Handgunn It blinds me My Synthetic Handgunn It blinds me It will break you down It will make you drown It will take control It will rule your soul My Synthetic Handgunn It blinds me My Synthetic Handgunn It blinds me Fade to black Fade to black again Fade to black Fade to black again

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Recorded & Mixed by Mark Westmeyer at:
MIDI Werks Recording Studio (Norfolk, VA)
Mastered by David Din at:
Corrosive-Audio (San Francisco, CA)

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released May 17, 2003

Mark Westmeyer: Lyrics, Vocals, Sampling, Instrumentation
Leon McDaniels: Electric Guitar
(Walk Away, Break Through, Become You, Con Artist)
Keith Hernandez: Programming
(Broken Circuitry)
Jason Westmeyer: Acoustic Guitar
(Slaves to the Machine)

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Manufactured Soul Virginia Beach, Virginia

Manufactured Soul is the Electro-Industrial Music Project of Virginia Beach, VA based Mark Westmeyer.

There have been numerous Albums and EPs released over a 23 year span from (1997-2020) all of them now available on BandCamp.

The newest EP entitled "A.I. I Am" is currently in the Werks and should be available sometime in 2020!
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