Slaves to the Machine

by Manufactured Soul

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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)

credits

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 Norfolk, Virginia

Manufactured Soul is the Electronic Music Project of Norfolk, VA based Mark Westmeyer.

There have been numerous Albums and EPs released over a 20 year span from (1997-2017) all of them now available on BandCamp.com for free!

The latest EP entitled Hey Astronaut was recently released on 10/21/17!

Look for more music to come in late 2017!
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Track Name: Walk Away
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
Track Name: Mirror Image
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
Track Name: Break Through
What you see isn’t me
What you do isn’t true
What you see isn’t me
What you do isn’t true

Wasting time
Living my own life in this dying skin
Day by day
I seem to be throwing myself away

What do you want?
What do you need?
What are you feeling?
What do I have to do to break through?

Plastic face, Frozen stare
Sinking deeper and I just don’t care
Melt the pain, Burn your brain
Do it over again and again

What do you want?
What do you need?
What are you feeling?
What do I have to do to break through?
To break through
To you

Spending time
Wallowing around in the dirt and grime
Everyday
Why does it always end up this way?

What do you want?
What do you need?
What are you feeling?
What do I have to do to break through?

Unlock the door
Hit the floor
Grab your gun
And come back for more
Tap the vein
Kill the pain
Lose control again and again

What do you want?
What do you need?
What are you feeling?
What do I have to do to break through?
To break through

To you
To you
Break Through
Break Through
To you
To you
Break Through
Break Through
To you

Tell me what you see
When you look at me
There is no one there
And I do not care

I’m damaged
So damaged
You’re damaged
To damaged
Track Name: Wall of Illusion
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
Track Name: Reaching Out
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
Track Name: Become You
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
Track Name: Re-Programmer
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 you 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
Track Name: Slaves to the Machine
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
Track Name: Black and Blue
I don’t know why
But it has to be this way
It’s happened all before
Do you forget already?

Don’t You, Remember?
Don’t You, Remember?

I long to get away from here
And everything I once held dear
From these lies and everything I despise

Black and Blue
I gave my gift to you
Broke
Cause I’m beyond repair
And you don’t care

Black and Blue
I put my curse on you
Choke
Cause it’s already there
And I don’t care

I know you better than you do
I know your name
I know you better than you do
I’ll play your game
I know you better than you do
I’ll break the rule
I know you better than you do
I was a fool
Track Name: Con Artist
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
Track Name: Broken Circuitry
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
Track Name: The Great Empty
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?
Track Name: Synthetic Handgunn
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