Meanwhile

by The Sound of Machines

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The 2nd album by The Sound of Machines

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released February 5, 2018

Written, performed and engineered by Rich Bernett
Mastered by Shordeli (Bryan Shortell)

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The Sound Of Machines Washington, D.C.

The Sound of Machines is the passion project of Northern-Virginia native Rich Bernett.

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Track Name: They Look Just Like Us
Instrumental
Track Name: Like Someone's Breaking In
LIKE SOMEONE’S BREAKING IN

Listen our lock’s rattling, Like someone’s breaking in
Because they were
See if the light’s on, are the shadows moving
Because they were
We should shut the windows, the foxes crying
Because they were
Listen our lock’s rattling, Like someone’s breaking in
Because they were
Missed at every turn it missed
At every turn you’re missed
At every sign if missed
At every sign then down
At every turn it down
At every turn you’re there
At every sign if there
At every sign then missed
At every turn it missed
At every turn you’re missed
At every sign if missed
At every sign then down
At every turn it down
At every turn you’re there
At every sign if there
At every sign then,
I wouldn’t go, I wouldn’t show up if I were backwards
I wouldn’t go, I wouldn’t show up if I were backwards
I wouldn’t go, I wouldn’t show up
Track Name: The Great Electric Beast
THE GREAT ELECTRIC BEAST

Errant bones, open homes, let an old felon sleep inside your body
Another form for another day, he’s a soft handed stranger in the dark
You wrote “Stop haunting me” on the shower wall
And he scratched some words of his own on the inside of your skull

I am a distant siren — I am your frothing heart
I am a tornado warning — I am the Great Electric Beast

A car through cold exhaust, that’s you — that’s you
The splash of a footstep in a puddle — that’s you, too

I am (I am) a distant siren — I am (I am) your frothing heart
I am (I am) a tornado warning — I am (I am) the Great Electric Beast

These are only shadows that are left — the fallout drifts away
The serpent says “Baby, put your arms around me —
let’s see where the highway takes us”

We’re going down…. (repeat)

I am a distant siren — I am your frothing heart
I am a tornado warning — I am the Great Electric Beast
Track Name: Bad Station
BAD STATION

We’re on a bad station, in a slow moving car
Trying to get back home, with a suitcase full of broken bones
We’re on a trip back down
The road it melts behind us, vultures overhead
The firmament opens up , and hands reach down to cut the strings
We’re all going down

There’s blood in the ocean, Wolves are closing in
The dream it got took out, inside of a crowded airplane
Come down out of sky again
The lonely beat, the slow descent
Come down out of reach again,
signed your only friend

You said that you killed it
but now it never seems to go away
Except when it’s needed
We hear the same nine words you always say
“It takes too much control to let it in”
But what a naive fool that makes it end
Track Name: In Black and White
IN BLACK AND WHITE

Same old words, same old night, same old haunted house
Pull the curtains down — let us move on
Same old path, same old flesh, same old morning alarm
Let the countdown start — cause we move on

Now we circle the drain — well planned exit
Down, down the drain — random access
In black and white

Play all the open strings — swing open doors and let it out tonight, tonight
Your station’s been shut down — the lights are off
Old papers blowing ‘round — dead city streets
And now we’re down, we’re down, we’re down
And now we’re down

Now we circle the drain — well planned exit
Down, down the drain — random access
In black and white
Track Name: Nothingface
NOTHINGFACE

The way you came crawling out
Like a dog in submission, hands held in strange positions
Chained to dead blades of grass
Stains are the easy part to wash away
No it’s the memory of begging
The thorn that’s embedded in the center of a nothingface

Stranger, sleep by the cliffs tonight
Close to the edge tonight
We see you there
Roll around, legs dangling off
You give thrashing sea a show
The waves are applause below
We see you there

No it’s the memory of begging
The thorn that’s embedded in the center of a nothingface
Track Name: The Everlasting Shot
THE EVERLASTING SHOT

As you said, the weather changed for worse that April Sunday
Slinging verse, you laid your hands on everybody’s head
It was the everlasting shot, a chance to cut away
The rain it wouldn’t let us in
long walks down foreign throughways

It was the everlasting shot, a chance to cut away
The rain it wouldn’t let us in
long walks down foreign throughways

Dull shadows on the way — Free fall onto the river bed
Yeah we’re sleeping all the way — the water’s rising up again
Yeah we’re sleeping all the way — the water’s rising up again

It was the everlasting shot, a chance to cut away
The rain it wouldn’t let us in
long walks down foreign throughways
Track Name: Solace
SOLACE

Rolling down the line
It’s a permanent mark on the mountainside
Cross then walk right in It’s all friends you know

Light falls on the broken floorboards, making stars in the basement
Every time you move the cameras turn to expose you
Speak in cursive making waves that swirl about the crowd
They’re ready now

Oh right - we’re in a black hole, In a black hole again
Oh right - we’re in a black hole, In a black hole again

Rolling down the line
An intelligent mind in an unbalanced soul
Limping towards the light Knee-deep in the earth

I adore you, it may get strange—We’re the shadow in rain
I adore you, it may get strange—We’re the shadow in rain

Oh right - we’re in a black hole, In a black hole again
Track Name: Here Come Giants
HERE COME GIANTS

Light the candles all cause here come giants
Hold the cupboards closed against the wind
There’s screaming in the woods off in the distance
Lock the bottles and the glasses up again

Put the kettle on cause here come giants
Like a friendless game of tag across the lawn
Burn the sage in rooms you want to sleep in
Cause tonight we tear the ancient stable down
Yeah tonight we’ll burn the broken yardhouse down

We’re only kids, what are they thinking?
Taking loaded bets and building homes
The boat’s gone full of holes that’s why it’s sinking
They’re gunna lose their shoes in all the blood
The forest falls away the birds go shrieking
Here come giants, we’re no longer home

Here come giants (x4)

You can stick around if you don’t want to go
Look that’s our picture on the wall and our name on the fuckin’ deed
Yeah stick around, it’s nothing personal
A butcher’s gotta cut, a hunter’s gotta feed
So stick around, yeah stick around now
The lock is being cut and I see you need a drink
So stick around- you can be an audience
Watch us tumble down the stairs and bury all your favorite books
So stick around (here come giants)

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