Transparent Hands

by Manufactured Soul

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Me and my machines I don’t want to be like you Anymore I don’t want to I don’t want to let you live my life Anymore No I don’t want to I don’t have to Believe you I don’t have to Believe you I am Allergic to People I am Allergic to You I am Allergic to People I am Allergic to You I don’t want to deal with your lies Anymore I don’t want to I don’t want to look through your eyes Anymore No I don’t want to I don’t want to kill you inside Anymore I don’t want to I don’t want to open your mind Anymore No I don’t want to Me and my machines We don’t need you
2.
Feeling nothing day to day Like an android Programming my circuitry Like an android Like a man machine Uploading new DNA Like an android Replacing my memory Like an android Like a man machine Pixel eyes, Plastic Skin Circuit boards hardwired in It’s true I’m not like you I’m a machine Just another Manufactured Soul Under remote control
3.
Something wrong with me Something wrong with me There’s something wrong with me Suffocating my reality There’s something wrong with me Holding me down Letting me drown There’s something wrong with me Taking apart what I use to be There’s something wrong with me Bringing me down Touching the ground I’m taking it back The fear, the lies I’m taking it back To when I could open my eyes I’m taking it back Before all the torture begins I’m taking it back Tonight alone in my skin, I give in This can’t be real There’s something wrong with me Dislocating my morality There’s something wrong with me Pulling me down Letting me drown There’s something wrong with me Filtering out what I want to be There’s something wrong with me Weighing me down Touching the ground
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Pieces of sanity Losing sight of my reality Still I feel None of this is real Flat-lined, my mind The damage has been confined To many chances Second glances Dead war dances Now I find That you planned to leave me behind You promised me All this time You lived at the back of my mind Now set me free Pinned down on the ground This can’t be What have you done to me? What have I done to myself? Slow down look around And you’ll see What you have done to me What I have done to myself Myself What I have done to myself
6.
If everything you see is real Then how come all alone I feel Completely Plastic? Often I wake to this dream And every time it always seems Completely Plastic... If you really knew the way Then why is every word you say Completely Plastic? All these people and places passing by Are they fake? Or am I Completely Plastic? Frozen in time Memories I left behind What seemed erratically Was systematically Replaced Refined Completely redesigned To make you feel Like it’s all real Take me apart Throw me away I’m made of plastic now I can’t decay Take me apart Melt me away I’m made of plastic now I can’t decay
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Liar 04:39
I am not me This cannot be This cannot be Me All this time I tried to hide Everything inside Just to find That it died in me It died in me All these years Standing still Held down against my will Trapped inside Cause you lied to me You lied to me All this time I tried to hide Everything inside Justified When it died in me It died in me All these years Standing still Tied down against my will Strapped inside And you lied to me You lied to me Corroded skin And heart so black A borrowed soul That I want back I guess you thought That you would win I take what’s mine You lose again You’re a liar You’re a victim of my mind You are a liar But that’s how you were designed You’re a liar You’re a figment of my mind You are a liar And that’s how we were designed
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Backstab 04:52
Ashes to ashes Dust to dust Be careful of who you trust Backstab I’ll backstab you You think you’re the man You’re nothing but Ashes in my hand You think that you rule But I know you’re just a tool Ashes to ashes Dust to dust You let the whole system rust Backstab I’ll backstab you You think you’re the man You’re nothing but Ashes in my hand You think that you rule But I played you for a fool Ashes to ashes Dust to dust Replacing you is a must Backstab I’ll backstab you Ashes to ashes Dust to dust Beware or you will combust Backstab I’ll backstab you Don’t ever try to hide from me Don’t even try to lie to me Don’t you know that I can see? Everything you did to me
10.
Seclusion, Confusion Behind this wall of pure illusion Fueling the fire Till all that is left is a burning desire What could be, what would be So why do you think that it’s Back how it should be You started the fire But all that is left is A burning desire Exclusion, Intrusion Did you really think, it was just a delusion Feeding the fire Till all that is left is a burning desire To Still See, to still be Even with everything working against me To put out the fire When all I have left is A burning desire You left me burning on the floor But I don’t need you anymore
11.
There’s so many things I want to ask you Things I couldn’t find the words to say There’s so many things I want to tell you Things I feared you’d throw away Like, can you remember when you wished for something real? Or, should I erase everything that you made me feel? Can you even hear me? Will you ever help me? These are my questions for you So why did I, have to die? Now will you try to tell me that it was just a lie? Can you even hear me? Will you ever help me? These are my questions for you What do I have to do to dig out from the sand? Why did I waste my life to reach out for your hand? Back then was I suppose to really understand? Did I image all this? I don’t think I can… There’s so many things I want to ask you Things I couldn’t find the words to say There’s so many things I want to tell you Things I feared you’d throw away Like, have you decided to take back the things you said? Or, are you still living with that empty hole in your head? Can you even hear me? Will you ever help me? These are my questions for you So what am I? And why did you make me? Now that I’m here could you still mistake me? Can you even hear me? Will you ever help me? These are my questions for you
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Tied to myself with my Transparent Hands Force fed the real thing do you understand? Reach through myself with these Transparent Hands Sinking beneath me as I grasp for land It’s not the same here anymore The current it pulls me away from shore It’s not the same here anymore I walked away, I shut that door It’s not the same here anymore The current it pulls me away from shore Why do we always find out, too late to make a change? Why do we always find out, too late to rearrange? Sometimes I have to find out What’s left, inside my head If I could simply climb out I’d live this life instead

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Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Mark Westmeyer at:
MIDI Werks Recording Studio (Norfolk, VA)

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released May 17, 2007

Mark Westmeyer: Lyrics, Vocals, Sampling, Instrumentation
Brandon Bergman: Electric Guitar
(Allergic to People)
Leon McDaniels: Electric Guitar
(Something Wrong With Me)
Keith Hernandez: Live Electronic Drums
(Questions for You, Transparent Hands)

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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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