Transparent Hands

by Manufactured Soul

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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 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: Allergic to People
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
Track Name: Like an Android
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
Track Name: Something Wrong With Me
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
Track Name: Pieces of Sanity
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
Track Name: Completely Plastic
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
Track Name: Liar
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
Track Name: Backstab
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
Track Name: Burning Desire
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
Track Name: Questions for You
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
Track Name: Transparent Hands
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