Machine Age Single

by Terra Naomi

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    • Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center

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    • 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
    • Pre-shrunk
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    • Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center

    (c) Terra Naomi 2018

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    • Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center

    (c) Terra Naomi 2018

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06:11

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Machine Age lyrics:

I woke up
In a new America
Back when I went to sleep
The pain I felt
Now seems so sweet
I was pounding my fist
On the prison door of privilege
Now I'm longing for the walls
That held me in

There were rules
And we followed them so well
But machines don't feel emotion
They’re indivisible as hell
And they do what must be done
To keep our nation safe for some
Damn those hippies
That convinced me
There was room for everyone

America the beautiful
Please shed some grace on me
Cos your purple mountains, spacious skies
Are only for the free
They mean nothing
If they’re out there
Only for the few to see
Lady Liberty held hostage
While the brotherhood decrees

And it's always been a dirty game
In that way nothing's really changed
But I didn't see this coming
No I guess I looked away
No I swear I didn’t see it
Guess I must have looked away

Now our screams
Are a reoccurring theme
And I screamed so many times
I used my voice til I was hoarse
And don't tell me I'm a poet
In a machine age
When you've programmed all my words
Into a lifeless machine brain
No we won't be overwritten
No we will not be replaced
When they come knocking on my door
I swear I'll chase them all away
By singing I believe in love
More than I trust in your hate
Yeah I believe in love
More than I want to hate
I believe in love
More than I want to hate
I believe in love
More than I want to hate

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released January 19, 2018

(c) Terra Naomi 2018
Machine Age written and performed by Terra Naomi
Produced by Joe Adamik and Terra Naomi
All instruments played by Terra Naomi and Joe Adamik

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Track Name: Machine Age
I woke up
In a new America
Back when I went to sleep
The pain I felt
Now seems so sweet
I was pounding my fist
On the prison door of privilege
Now I'm longing for the walls
That held me in

There were rules
And we followed them so well
But machines don't feel emotion
They’re indivisible as hell
And they do what must be done
To keep our nation safe for some
Damn those hippies
That convinced me
There was room for everyone

America the beautiful
Please shed some grace on me
Cos your purple mountains, spacious skies
Are only for the free
They mean nothing
If they’re out there
Only for the few to see
Lady Liberty held hostage
While the brotherhood decrees

And it's always been a dirty game
In that way nothing's really changed
But I didn't see this coming
No I guess I looked away
No I swear I didn’t see it
Guess I must have looked away

Now our screams
Are a reoccurring theme
And I screamed so many times
I used my voice til I was hoarse
And don't tell me I'm a poet
In a machine age
When you've programmed all my words
Into a lifeless machine brain
No we won't be overwritten
No we will not be replaced
When they come knocking on my door
I swear I'll chase them all away
By singing I believe in love
More than I trust in your hate
Yeah I believe in love
More than I want to hate
I believe in love
More than I want to hate
I believe in love
More than I want to hate

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