year of the machine

by Ryan Adair Rooney

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released January 8, 2016

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Track Name: lighten up
lighten up your darkness on the weekends
you'll never grow too tall to fall
you'll never find you are seeking
if you are looking in the mall

A new moon a new lover
Endless days turn endless night
you remind me of my brother
always looking for a fight

you're always let down by your weekends
quickly summer turns to fall
you never found what you were seeking
now you're standing 10 feet tall

I remember Orange Julius Caesar Salad salad Days
selling cups for 20 dollars
earning more than minimum wage

OH OH OOOH

lighten up your darkness on the weekends
you'll never grow too tall to fall
you'll never find you are seeking
if you are looking in the mall
Track Name: Bleeding Flowers
Bleeding Flowers in your hair
you shouldn't care
you wouldn't care you couldn't care
you shouldn't care
you wouldn't care you couldn't care

Sip Another cup of tea
inside your world you will forever be
ignored... It hides in no disguise,
we were sitting in on another time

look in to the lens and see
the truth we thought could never be procured
it comes as no surprise
we were looking out of cloudy eyes

Bleeding Flowers in your hair
you shouldn't care
you wouldn't care you couldn't care
you shouldn't care
you wouldn't care you couldn't care
Track Name: Don't listen to the man
When I'm a man will I be hunter
When I'm a man will I be a slave
When I'm a man will I be a father
Will I'm a man will I learn to Behave

Living aint easy but there aint no choice
scream out loud if you have a voice
take every chance be strong in your will
don't listen to the man who tells you to kill

When I'm a man will I be a soldier
when I'm a man will I be enslaved
when I'm a man will I be a father
when I'm a man will I learn to behave

I saw you standing by the window
with a longing gaze upon your face
How long has your man been gone?
How many days since he went away?

I see your man has become a soldier
I see your man he is so brave
I see your man has become a killer
I see your man has found his grave

Living aint easy but there aint no choice
scream out loud if you have a voice
take every chance be strong in your will
don't listen to the man who tells you to kill
Track Name: Year of the machine
When we were one
we could be anyone
we could be anything
and now you wear a ring
and don't think anything
I chose to be just like you
But failed at a thing or two
and now we sing
the same sad song
about how the world is wrong

what is reality?
some say it's just a lucid dream
in my earliest memory
I could levitate through the sky
and I still believe
I believe in everything
can you believe in everything?
for just this once
for just this once can you believe
can you believe in everything?

this is reality
we all believe in the supermachine
a machine with personality
those who have seen say it laughs and cries
It hurts but never dies
I can't believe what I believe
It's the year of the machine
is this wake or dream?
dream dream dream dream dream
it's a dream machine

this is reality
some say it's just a lucid dream
in my earliest memory
I could levitate through the sky
and I still believe
I believe in everything
can you believe in everything?
for just this once
for just this once can you believe
can you believe in everything?
Track Name: Tiny Creatures
In the morning
we look closely
at the back of our eyelids
and we see
tiny little creatures
playing with our senses
building picket fences
the universe
infinityinfinityinfinityinfinity

some are making breakfast
some are on the schoolbus
some are building fences so that It's hard to see
that they are making plans to secure their futures
by buying up realestate
and building picket fences
I think that it is senseless
that we live in texas
I think that it has hexed us
now we all have to stay
we all have to stay
we all have to stay
do we all have to stay do we all have to stay do we all have to stay
do we all really have to stay?
Track Name: standing in the sun
standing in the sun
I remember
standing in the sun
I remember
standing in the sun
do you remember?

The best and worst parts of this life are all
the memories we hold on to
Thoughts of all who we have lost are not
forgotten, and I mean you
and I need you

I don't want to wake up because I'm dreaming
I'm Dreaming
I don't want to wake up because I'm dreaming
I'm Dreaming

I remember standing in the field
the wind was blowing gentle waves of grain
what we love and what we throw away
what we lose is what we gain

Standing in the sun
I remember
)do you remember)

The mind it seems to focus on the things that we would soon forget
you exist in taste and smell that's why I smoke these cigarrettes

I don't want to wake up because I'm dreaming
I'm Dreaming

I don't want to wake up because I'm dreaming
I'm Dreaming


I don't want to wake up because I'm dreaming
I'm Dreaming


I don't want to wake up because I'm dreaming
I'm Dreaming


I don't want to wake up because I'm dreaming
I'm Dreaming
Track Name: We are! (mediocre people)
everyone wants to be the things that they'll never be
everyone wants see the things that they'll never see
everyone wants to know the things that they'll never know and everyone wants to grow the things that they shouldn't grow
oh
everyone wants to be the things
and everyone wants to see the things
but nobody wants to do the things to get just where they want to be
so where do you want to be?

we are mediocre people!
we are all mediocre people!

we are mediocre people!
we are all mediocre people!

everyone wants to be the things that they'll never be
everyone wants see the things that they'll never see
everyone wants to know the things that they'll never know and everyone wants to grow the things that they shouldn't grow
oh
everyone wants to be the things
and everyone wants to see the things
but nobody wants to do the things to get just where they want to be
so where do you want to be?

we are mediocre people!
we are all mediocre people!

we are mediocre people!
we are all mediocre people!
Track Name: gardens
take us to the place where your gardens grow
sweet smell of memories will hold you
lose us in your maze
which way to go
sweet smell of memories will guide you

what we find is no surprise
when you have opened up your eyes
you choose lies or choose pain
in the end it's all the same
fragrant smell from the breeze
may it put your mind at ease
Track Name: when the rocks grow hollow
rocks inside my head
banging all around
making a scraping sound
shake em, out your ear
It's a scraping sound
and I can hear it all around
listening for something tru
inside my brain is all black and blue from these rocks
these rocks inside my head
nside my brain is all black and blue from these rocks
these rocks inside my head

when the rocks grow hollow
how far have we really come?
medication makes everything numb
words are useless
the predetermined outcome of the situation

rocks inside my head
banging all around
making a scraping sound
shake em, out your ear
It's a scraping sound
and I can hear it all around
listening for something tru
inside my brain is all black and blue from these rocks
these rocks inside my head
inside my brain is all black and blue from these rocks
these rocks inside my head

when the rocks grow hollow
how far have we really come?
medication makes everything numb
words are useless
the predetermined outcome of the situation

listening for something tru inside my brain is all black and blue from these rocks

listening for something tru inside my brain is all black and blue from these rocks


listening for something tru inside my brain is all black and blue from these rocks
Track Name: golden people
when you fall into your dreams
like you are falling from the trees
can you hear the voices calling?
I can hear them call your name boy
cause I can hear them call your name boy

Can you hear the golden people?
can you feel the golden means?
I can hear them call your name
I can hear them in my dreams

so when you hear the voices calling
well they are calling out your name boy
well yeah they are calling out your name boy
yes they are calling out your name boy

well I can see the golden people
and I can feel the golden means
I can hear them call your name boy
I can hear them in my dreams
so when you hear the voices calling
well they are calling out your name boy

when you fall into your dreams like you are falling from the trees
can you hear the voices calling
they are calling out your name boy
yes they are calling out your name boy
yeah they are calling out your name boy...