The Machines

by The Machines

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1.
Racing 02:07
It's hard to take a stand for racing Hard to take a stand - it's easier to fall Hard to stay the way you are When you're staring down from the top of a wall You say you've got a free reaction But isn't that story just a little bit tall You say you've never seen this action before Oh come on! So you bought yourself a bottle Said you're gonna drive for 4000 miles So you think your roofs are better? Freebase baby with a faceless smile You say you've got a free reaction But isn't that story just a little bit tall You say you've never seen this action before Ok lets go racing! So you're racing to get away For ever and ever you'll turn your back Just like other ones You'll head out east on the battle track You say you've got a free reaction But isn't that story just a little bit tall You say you've never seen this action before Oh come on now! You're racing - to get away You're racing - to get away You're racing - to get away You're racing - to get away To get away, to get away, to get away Now!
2.
Cyclone 02:32
Cyclone, Cyclone, Alone on The Cyclone Speed loves me, going round and round I love speed, keeps me off the ground Cyclone, Cyclone, Racing on The Cyclone Speed loves me, going round and round I love speed, keeps me off the ground Speed loves me, going round and round I love speed, keeps me off the ground Speed loves me, going round and round I love speed, keeps me off the ground
3.
Welcome to my underworld, 15 million boys and girls Let’s break some bones on that rack C’mon, c’mon I’ll give you all the things you lack, give you things then take them back And paint your world perfect black C’mon, c’mon Hiding from the satellites, like ghosts in the shadows Everything is perfect black, and that’s a fact! I’ll lift you up, just to beat you down I’ll turn your head round and round I’ll burn your house, then burn your town C’mon, c’mon Hiding from the satellites, like ghosts in the shadows Everything is perfect black, and that’s a fact! Hiding from the satellites, like ghosts in the shadows Everything is perfect black, and that’s a fact! C’mon
4.
Pirate Times 03:34
Well it was hard as daylight We took directions from the sun With arms held high you told us That 'Our adventure had begun!' And everything we tried - we tried everything Nothing denied - Oh no! - We tried everything, We tried everything Never beaten back by weather Held hard against the raging skies Always searching for adventure And where adventure lies And everything we tried - We tried everything Nothing denied - Oh no! - We tried everything, We tried everything And everything we tried - We tried everything Nothing denied - Oh no! - We tried everything, We tried everything Now no one said it would be easy And if it was, well what's the prize? Heading out across the ocean Living good in these Pirate Times Heading out across the ocean Living good in these Pirate Times Heading out across the ocean Living good in these Pirate Times Heading out across the ocean Living good in these Pirate Times Heading out across the ocean Living good in these Pirate Times
5.
Weekend 02:15
Hey now baby, how fast to go? Foot down hard or take it slow? Hey now baby, I need to know Stick around or pack ‘n’ go? Standing on the beach, proud and out of reach Watching the sea, lightning through the trees And then we know It’s time to go Hey now baby, what you say? Leave tomorrow? Leave today? There’s a bar down the street Pack our bags let's hit the street! Standing on the beach, proud and out of reach Watching the sea, lightning through the trees And then we know it’s time to go Forty-eight hours in one day Forty-eight hours I’ve been away Forty-eight hours in one day Forty-eight hours I’ve been away On a weekend - weekend - weekend - weekend - weekend - weekend - weekend - weekend
6.
A girl in a black dress, pulls up in a taxi On a cold, winters day Hawaiian eyes Parisian skies, And then she turns and she walks away At the Chelsea Hotel it’s not going well And Johnny said "It'll end in trouble" Now the girl in the black dress, gets back in her taxi, She has done, what she came to do, Another year and he's not here, But I suppose, choice was not a feature... At the Chelsea Hotel it’s not going well And Johnny said "Oh man, this is trouble!" At the Chelsea Hotel it’s not going well And Johnny and Nico said "There's gonna be trouble!" At the Chelsea Hotel it’s turned to burning hell And Johnny and Nico and Jim said "Oh man, trouble!" Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye Nico, Goodbye Jim That's the last of him...
7.
Chain Gang 02:56
Down your road it's dark, got beat up in your park They said walk, you ran, into the arms of a chain gang I don't know - Why me? I'm just a victim of a chain gang, a victim of a chain gang A victim of a chain gang, a victim of a chain gang Down your road it's dark, got beat up in your park They said walk, you ran Down your road it's dark, got beat up in your park They said walk, you ran And It was so dark, It was so dark, It was so dark, It was so dark I don't know - Why me? I'm just a victim of a chain gang, a victim of a chain gang A victim of a chain gang, a victim of a chain gang Come On! I'm just a victim of a chain gang, a victim of a chain gang A victim of a chain gang, a victim of a chain gang Down your road it's dark, got beat up in your park They said walk, you ran, into the arms of a chain gang I don't know - Why me? Down your road it's dark, got beat up in your park They said walk, you ran, into the arms of a chain gang I don't know - Why me?
8.
Parents Zone 02:02
Locked in your parents home Locked in your parents zone It's better to be on your own Than locked in your parents zone Parents home I couldn't take no more Only one thing to do and that's get out that door Get out of my face Just leave me alone Gotta build my own space Out of my parents zone Parents home I couldn't take no more Only one thing to do and that's get out that door You bang on my wall Unplug that phone Gonna burn down your house Set fire to your parents zone Parents home I couldn't take no more Only one thing to do and that's get out that door
9.
Everything is right nothing's going wrong You hate Rock 'n' Roll? So Sue This Song! Everything is right nothing's going wrong You hate Rock 'n' Roll? So Sue This Song Sue This Song Sue This Song Tonight Laughing in the rain it's great when it's so strong You hate Rock 'n' Roll? Well Sue This Song! Laughing in the rain it's great when it's so strong You hate Rock 'n' Roll? So Sue This Song Sue This Song Sue This Song Tonight Everything is right nothing's going wrong You hate Rock 'n' Roll? So Sue This Song! Laughing in the rain it's great when it's so strong You hate Rock 'n' Roll? So Sue This Song Sue This Song Sue This Song Tonight Sue This Song Sue This Song Sue This Song Tonight Sue This Song Sue This Song Sue This Song Tonight Sue This Song Sue This Song Sue This Song
10.
You’re walking round in a dreadful state Fuelled up on the speed of hate You want this world to go away This old world is here to stay You’re a fool, you’re a fool You’re a fool, don’t be fooled God this world just makes me sick God this world just makes us thick You want this world to go away This old world is here to stay You’re a fool, you’re a fool You’re a fool, don’t be fooled You’re a fool, you’re a fool You’re a fool, don’t be fooled You’re a fool, you’re a fool You’re a fool, don’t be fooled You’re a fool, you’re a fool You’re a fool, don’t be fooled You’re a fool, you’re a fool You’re a fool, don’t be fooled
11.
It's hard to take a stand for racing Hard to take a stand - it's easier to fall Hard to stay the way you are When you're staring down from the top of a wall You say you've got a free reaction But isn't that story just a little bit tall You say you've never seen this action before Oh come on! So you bought yourself a bottle Said you're gonna drive for 4000 miles So you think your roofs are better? Freebase baby with a faceless smile You say you've got a free reaction But isn't that story just a little bit tall You say you've never seen this action before Ok lets go racing! So you're racing to get away For ever and ever you'll turn your back Just like other ones You'll head out east on the battle track You say you've got a free reaction But isn't that story just a little bit tall You say you've never seen this action before Oh come on now! You're racing - to get away You're racing - to get away You're racing - to get away You're racing - to get away To get away, to get away, to get away Now!
12.
You better hear, you better hear You better hear me, you better hear Shout and scream and claw Rise up from the floor Blowing every plug Power from above You better hear, you better hear You better hear me, you better hear Exercise the right Firing in the night Don’t let that grey Destroy another day You better hear, you better hear You better hear me, you better hear There’s no bars, but well I’m in prison Policemen say ‘you'd better go to bed’ I’m in a crowd well I’m a person Don’t you hear just, just what I said? You better hear, you better hear You better hear me, you better hear Ok You'd better, you'd better hear... Yeah ok that's right I won’t go to sleep Until my eyes they see My dreams are my own They belong to me! You better hear, you better hear You better hear me, you better hear Hear me!
13.
True Life 02:04
If restricted, tied down, well they could stop us geting off the ground You backstabbers, hypocrites, pretend friends who are just a bunch of shits 'Cos there ain't no more in this world, there ain't no more in this world Well I'm Talkin 'Bout True Life, Real Life True Life Everything is out of date control my life take away your fate The easy life, no fun Is just a dream that ain't ever gonna come 'Cos there ain't no more in this world, I said there ain't no more There ain't no more in this world Well I'm Talkin 'Bout True Life, Real Life True Life True Life, Real Life True Life To run to stay there's nothing that I want to say Your life, my life I never met a human who was civilised 'Cos there ain't no more in this world, there ain't no more There ain't no more in this world Well I'm Talkin 'Bout True Life, Real Life True Life, Real Life True Life, Real Life True Life
14.
I dial a number on the telephone An answering machine says ‘there’s no-one home’ I’m just standing talking down the line To a gadget -You ain’t a friend of mine You’re gonna need a new toy everyday Increased leisure time takes your life away Escalators take me round this town Electric lifts take you up and down I’m gonna be awake forever more Nothing left to sleep for You’re gonna need a new toy everyday Increased leisure time takes your life away Ok Lets Get Technical... I'll play a record and I'll play a cassette TV tennis game gonna make me forget Talk about things but lets not pretend Anything lasts when the battery ends You’re gonna need a new toy everyday Increased leisure time takes your life away And then its: Silence - Silence - Silence - Silence - Silence - Silence - Silence - Silence
15.
You better hear, you better hear You better hear me, you better hear Shout and scream and claw Rise up from the floor Blowing every plug Power from above You better hear, you better hear You better hear me, you better hear Exercise the right Firing in the night Don’t let that grey Destroy another day You better hear, you better hear You better hear me, you better hear There’s no bars, but well I’m in prison Policemen say ‘you'd better go to bed’ I’m in a crowd well I’m a person Don’t you hear just, just what I said? You better hear, you better hear You better hear me, you better hear Ok You'd better, you'd better hear... Yeah ok that's right I won’t go to sleep Until my eyes they see My dreams are my own They belong to me! You better hear, you better hear You better hear me, you better hear Hear me!
16.
If there's something you wanna know Well there's one place you never go 'Cos anything you wanna know Is never on the radio Some say it's bad some say its crap Most will admit its rubbish on tap It's on your radio... Whose cat got stuck? Who really gives a fuck? Which old ladies dead dead dead Frozen onto her bed? Some say it's bad some say its crap Most will admit its rubbish on tap Your local radio... If I listen to the radio well I don't hear a word They really should know better Than play me music that's absdurd Some say it's bad some say its crap Most will admit its rubbish on tap The state of that radio... Oh the radio, it's no use to me 'Cos it serves no purpose, as far as I can see Oh the radio, 'cos it serves no purpose Far as I can see Its no use, Its no use, no use, to me

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Debut Album from Classic 1977 Punk Rock'n'Roll band The Machines.

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released December 12, 2011

Nick Paul - Guitar and Vocals
Stephen Reddihough - Bass and Backing Vocals
Steve Pegrum - Drums

Engineered by Barry Gardner
Produced by Steve Pegrum
Mastered by Barry Gardner at Safe and Sound Studios

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The Machines Southend On Sea, UK

The Machines are a classic UK Punk, Rock 'n' Roll band formed in 1977 in the amphetamine rush of Punk, split in '78 and then regenerated in 2006. We all grew up listening to The New York Dolls, The Stooges, The Ramones and Patti Smith and we find this aesthetic still informs our sound. This all feeds into the Machines mix, helping to create a powerful live alchemy ... more

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