Machine Man

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Oh my machine man
Takes the time to use his hands
Can’t buy back the missing parts
Tightens bolts to loosened plans

Oh my machine man
Broke down by the old farm stand
Oh all I need’s some of your honey
To get this engine running again

I’ve been a stripped bolt
I’ve been a downed wire
I’ve been a mechanical liar
This factory don’t sleep
So stay awake with me

Father tells him dollars will make a man
But he’s made for something better than a man
Meant to build something greater than a man
Something outlives my machine man

Oh my machine man
Loose parts drag me in the road
From your mouth flew all the birds
The songs I’ve looked for high and low

I’ve been a stripped bolt
I’ve been a downed wire
I’ve been a mechanical liar
This factory don’t sleep
So stay awake with me

credits

from AFRAID I CAN'T SWIM, released October 20, 2015
Lyrics by Emma June
Melody by Chris Kerrigan

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EMMA JUNE Amherst, Massachusetts

Emma June sings about the ways in which we build ourselves into empty factories of potential productivity & transform ourselves into lonely machines, the campaign to keep heart, head & hands connected & yes, love lost & won.

Music unfolds into a howl, towers of dreamy harmonies, reverberant instrumentation, while the riverside rings with red-winged blackbirds & takes you away without apology.
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