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Blueprint

by Machines Of Our Own

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This is our debut EP, the first of (hopefully) many releases. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.

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released August 2, 2012

Produced by Jacob Price and Machines of Our Own.
All songs written and performed by Machines of Our Own.
Austin Gordon - Vocals, Jacob Price - Guitar, Nick Womack - Bass, Dalton Banfield - Drums

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Machines Of Our Own Rockwall, Texas

We are a band that's trying to do something different, making both music that we enjoy as musicians but also holds purpose for others that hear it. We hope you find something of substance in music, and that it moves you.

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Track Name: (Man)Kind
Looking towards the future
There's not a hint of what we want
So let's sing it loud

Held at the point of war, our empire is falling
And the nations are being torn
Granted it speaks for itself, and the lies collide
Do we know what's at stake? We need to decide

Where's the brand new start?
Every ounce of property they gain
In the name of whom?
Their malicious intent is callusing
We can turn this around
We need your voices

Where did it go?
To come together to fall apart
(Speak for the spoken for)
Pull the broken pieces
To what we think is just the answer
(Speak for the spoken for)

Is there any way to run?
I've got this unbalanced feeling
Tiptoe to the edges
It's time to speak up for yourself
It's time to take the jump

Just show the world
Show them what you have
Just show the world
Show them what you have

Where did it go?
(To come together to fall apart)
(Speak for the spoken for)
Pull the broken pieces
(To what we think is just the answer)
(Speak for the spoken for)

And spell the future
With what our hearts believe
Track Name: Reel Estate
My better judgment has got a gripping hold
But this is a buyer that won't be sold
I've torn down the wires for a chance to look in
So this is where I tell you to begin

The middleman will pay his dues this time
He's got a fine, he's got, he's got, no time

We all have our dues in life to pay
Shed some light on what I've seen (what I've seen)

The liar in the bedsheets will get his this time
He's got a fine, he's got, he's got, no time

It pays to be a fool
I can't stand where I've been (where I've been)

The worst in me, my arrogant pride
He came locked and loaded and dressed to the nines
I'll push you back, kick out your knees
And hang you by the wrists with these nylon strings

The killer in the courtroom has got no fight this time
He's got no fight, he's got, he's got, no fight

And I'm seceding from the state that broke down your own
Propaganda, propaganda
It's shameless and sick and we've got to do something

My better judgment has got a gripping hold
But this is a buyer that won't be sold
I've torn down the wires for a chance to look in
So this is where I tell you how this ends

We all have our dues in life to pay
Shed some light on what I've seen (what I've seen)
Track Name: Fractionista
Does the world being taken for granted scare you?
The clouds could still part for us
I'm terrified, I'm terrified, of the consequences

I still have hope in us
But we are so under-minded
Liquid courage, so they call it
We've all had enough to justify it

I like to think we all still have spines
Just fighting to stand up straight

Why have we lived like this?
(Bless the fame you got)
We won't end like this
(What a waste of time)

And in case you feel regret
Remember what you're fighting for
In case you do forget
This is for us

Hang them high

We're stacked to the branches of the trees
So call up the locksmith, hand over the keys
Don't live like this, they call it an art
On the way to the house they tore us apart

I still have hope in us
But for this to work
We can't all be the debris in the sea
We have to be the beacon

Why have we lived like this?
(Bless the fame you got)
We won't end like this
(What a waste of time)

Frame your past in the house you lived in
(Set it aflame, and start anew)
Start everything anew
Track Name: One Act Play
They say we're just ghosts of who we really are
So I'll float through the walls and inch towards my own in-formalities

Don't keep me from fading
I've ached so long, for a chance to hold on
Don't keep me waiting
There's no excuse for what we are now

My line of sight it blurs, it bends in the middle
and the dream I had, it now starts to spill
"Press on" is what they've said
But how can the edges be clear with such an abrupt end?

The stage we stand on can't stand to collapse
So we better act now, so we better act fast

Don't keep me from fading
This is all that I want now, all that I need
Don't keep me waiting
We can grow past what we are now

My line of sight it blurs, it bends in the middle
and the dream that I had, it now starts to spill
"Press on" is what they've said
But how can the edges be clear with such an abrupt end?

The stage we stand on can't stand to collapse
So we better act now, so we better act fast

This one act play is not yet at its end
We still have much left to defend

And we stand up tall
But I know that we haven't lost sight of it all
Track Name: You Are a Blueprint
What are you so afraid of, if the dark can't see me?
Is my mind playing tricks on me?

Is it true? Did it crush you? Did it make you weak?
Speak up and redeem yourself
It's all worth reaching for

Even if this may be all that we know
Will you rust? What will you be?
Will you shine with the rest of the machines?

I have to fight off these demons and regrets, and these contradictions
My regrets, they won't plague me, but they will fucking escape me

I've deconstructed my crucifixes
I've broken them down to dust
They blew away, and that weight
Went to someone else's shoulders

Treat yourself like a blueprint
And start over
Start over

This is where I let you go

If my story makes sense to you
Then turn it into something you couldn't before
Speak up, It's all worth reaching for
It's all worth reaching for

I won't be a failure anymore