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released December 13, 2015

Music and Lyrics by Pranay Patel

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Machines That Think Chicago, Illinois

Producing a wide range of sound that pulls from their wide ranging influences, Machines That Think is at its core a band rooted in rock music. Their take can sometimes spill from ambient shoe gaze to full on progressive rock. Hailing from Chicago, IL, the music absorbs the variety of the city and embraces every bit of it. ... more

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Track Name: This City
Cover my ears from the sound
That fill these crowded streets
In a city that doesn't sleep

Summer, think I'd find relief
From the pouring rain
From my soaking sheets

Pulsing beats shake these walls
Lights flickering
And I want to make new friends
But it's time to go, I'm leaving

This city's got a grip on me
Collapsing day by day
The impossible feels so possible

Tonight
This city can breathe new life
To a broken heart
No longer torn apart
By broken dreams, broken love
It happens over and over again
This city can give you a start
It's all apart of the chances that you take

Move over and find your own way
Through the hustle day by day
Can't stop, I just keep pace
My world is caught in a twist of fate
Everything's at stake
It's okay I'm fine
I'm in the city by the lake

Tonight
This city can breathe new life
To a broken heart
No longer torn apart
By broken dreams, broken love
It happens over and over again
This city can give you a start
It's all apart of the chances that you take

Should I come apart
(over and over again)
I know this city can give you a start
This city can give you a new start
Track Name: All In
I've been a mess
Thinking really hard
How'd it get this far

Everything is wrong
And I don't think I'm strong
To carry this fight on
To keep it moving along

I'm in the dark
I'm in the dark

I've noticed, I'm adrift
Living my life to find some change
Never this, no never this
Give me an inch, give me an inch
And I'm all in

Give me that change and I won't quit
God it's time I do something good
No more games, no more games
Give me an inch and I'm all in

It's time I do something new
It's time I do something good
For myself

I wanted to find an excuse
To wiggle out of this mess that ensued
I've been drifting from place to place
I've been running the wrong race

I've noticed, I'm adrift
Living my life to find some change
Never this, no never this
Give me an inch, give me an inch
And I'm all in

Give me that change and I won't quit
God it's time I do something good
No more games, no more games
Give me an inch and I'm all in

Maybe it was fate
Thought it would bend
But now it's starting to break
Like a light flickering away

I've noticed, I'm adrift
Living my life to find some change
Never this, no never this
Give me an inch, give me an inch
And I'm all in

Give me that change and I won't quit
God it's time I do something good
No more games, no more games
Give me an inch and I'm all in

Living a life to find some change
Shifting around from place to place
No more games, these masquerades
I'm done with this, I'm all in
Living a life, wanting change
Never this, give me an inch and I'm all in
Track Name: Free
I want to be free
To choose and to believe
If there was nothing
Not one thing
I'd live so much better

I never wanted all this pressure
If I could leave and make this better

So let's go what's the wait
I need to go and have a good time
Because the sun is shining
The moon is waiting
It's too late I found the sound
Pack your bags, go for a ride
No more enemies to chase
I'll see you on the other side

I want to free to choose and to believe
In something, yeah something
That put's us together
That binds us forever
That binds us forever

So let's go what's the wait
I need to go and have a good time
Because the sun is shining
The moon is waiting
It's too late I found the sound
Pack your bags, go for a ride
No more enemies to chase
I'll see you on the other side

Oh mister moon I'll see you soon
I'll be up in the sky so high
Oh mister sun oh mister rain
You've come to tell me I'm fine

So let's go what's the wait
I need to go and have a good time
Because the sun is shining
The moon is waiting
It's too late I found the sound
Pack your bags, go for a ride
No more enemies to chase
I'll see you on the other side
Track Name: A Healing Hand
Of course you're not insane
You prove to yourself
In every single way
There's a healing hand
Of a god that's never been shown to care
Here and now

Call me out again
And I come back to the fold
Because I'm tired of your games
You've got nothing but fool's gold

Well it's alright
If you really want to lose your mind
And it's okay
If you really want to think that way
But it's come time
If you really want to do what's right
Make it worth while
And think about the other side
And you've been running your mouth all day
Going nowhere fast
And you stop to catch your breath
The truths collapse

The more you take on faith
You lose your brain
In every single way
You're not a free man
Just a fool that's never been told to ask why

You want to believe
When nothing makes much sense
In the world, your life
The world you want to confide
If you lived a day
In the eyes of someone else
You'd come to find
It's the blind leading the blind
But it's more than what you say
It's the path you pave
And you want to connect yourself
To a life that lasts

Well it's alright
If you really want to lose your mind
And it's okay if you really want to think that way
But it's come time if you really want to do what's right
Make it worth while
Think about the other side
But I'm thinking it's over
It's over
I'm thinking it's over
Track Name: Lucky One
It's okay
To feel good, to feel alive

Safe inside your walls
You've never stepped outside
You've never fought this war
Back to win the game
And you will never lose
Because you never played

Drowned in fear and nonsense
(Isn't everyone)
I think you're hopeless
Because you never thought to think about someone else
You just command and feel it's alright

And you know just how I should spend my time
You're such an expert
You've got it figured out
You've seen the light
I've been listening
You know the feeling
That I've been missing
You must be the lucky one
With your diamond ring
And your fucked up world
You march on regretfully
You want to get to the top
For all to see

I think I've stalled
I've bared my soul
I'm not tired at all
Of course I'm lost
I feel most of us are too
Every time I've fallen down
I've gotten up, not a sound

Everyday get lost in your head
Because you hit a steak
You've found someone else
You've become the thing
You never wanted to be
You can't help the things
That follow you

Take a pause, go
Until I become whole
I'm calming down
I feel just fine
I've been told
To let it go
And let it call
I'm waiting
I'm waiting
I've been waiting
I've been waiting
For a little piece of love
I've been waiting
I've been waiting
I've been waiting
For a little piece of love
Track Name: Something's Gotta Give
Our little friend has a saying
There's no need to fear we know where you'll go
Our little always knows
When you die, this is where you'll go
And our little friend has a plan
That plan is already made
If you didn't know or didn't care
You will not be spared
You should've known to make amends

Nothing's behind the wall
Something's not being told

Keep on doing what you're told
Everyday you crawl
Every way you fall
Hold on to the illusion
Don't peak too much, you might notice

This isn't so clear
Maybe you don't need this suffering
So many lives are lived closed down
Maybe it's time you make a sound
It's time you come around

No one takes the blame
Something should've been said

Something's gotta give this time
Something's gotta break our side
Something's gotta change
Don't complain when it stays the same
Someone's gotta do what's right
Someone's gotta take this fight
I've known since we've met
You were never fair

You ceded your timed
Saying the same thing
I don't need your lines
Spinning round and round again
You've pushed too far
You really can't go back

I have known since the day we met
I have known you weren't fair
I have known
Track Name: In Between
The day that I was told
I would be leaving for good
I knew it would be the end
Of everything I loved
And if I ever make it home again
Nothing would ever be the same
Everything and everyone
Would be long gone

When you say goodbye
Leave a picture of home
Just so I know I'm not alone

You come, you live, then you go
In between, you try to hold on

And if you ever find someone else
Someone who understands
Please go and take that chance
Because I'm not coming back
I don't want to grow apart
I don't want a brand new start
But you've got your plans
And I don't want to see them fall apart

When you say goodbye
Leave a picture of home
Just so I know I'm not alone

You come, you live, then you go
In between, you try to hold on

It's a lonely world out there
It's a lonely place out there

And I'm still looking for a place
I don't think I'm running away
But everything is telling me
I'm not searching hard enough
Track Name: Doubt
There more to me than I can show
A belief that I'm on my own
A part of me that's lost in this space
A second being that peaks then leaves
For a second I found that place
Then it goes away in a cloud

I've never been free just planning it out
The next leap would set me on fire
Another dream to chase around
I want to believe there's something more before I die
And I don't know if I've lost sight
Keep thinking the world has to life

There's a ray of light
When you thinking you might
Keep on pushing to fight
The things I don't know
Bridges I'm willing to burn
Pages I'm willing to turn
I can't go back
No I won't, I won't

I want to scream until it all comes out
As your fiction grows, it rises
And comes all down to doubt
A fool, amused, promises nothing
The pieces of all things
Things that just don't go
It feels just like lie

There's a ray of light
When you thinking you might
Keep on pushing to fight
The things I don't know
Bridges I'm willing to burn
Pages I'm willing to turn
I can't go back
No I won't, I won't

I really tried to push it by
Something I got to do
I wish, wish I could change
Have I gone insane
If you don't know by now
Please let me in
Let me in
I'm yours again
And again, and again
Track Name: A Hold On Me
The things I do because I'm lost in you
I wish you were around but you left town
The infinite ways you make me laugh
The culmination of every breath
I'm undone and alive

I don't care where go
Doesn't matter much
As long as you're around
We can run this town

I don't know how to act
I go off the tracks
Then you bring me back
Tell me your proud

The dreamers often want it all
With answers written on the wall
I found out
What it's about
I don't care about the god damn crowd
I'm on this fireball screaming down

I'll meet you like we planned
Above the photographs
You'll be my better half
As we stop and stare
A kiss upon our clenching hands
We get to lose ourselves
I'm afraid like no one else

Times will change but not who we are
It's been so long my heart's still yours tonight
I don't need another night
This feels right

Angie's got a hold on me
She's got a hold on me
You've got a hold on me
I hope she keeps me around
Track Name: December Song
You're strong
You never fall in line
Through the darkness of this empty haze
There's a place where it's clear
A space you shine your light

When you leave
Don't say goodbye
Where you go, I'll be by
I see the world
It's the same in your eyes
A couple of fools
Just seeking the truth
A couple of fools
Not a thing to lose
You always said alright

The world's on fire again
I don't care I get to see your face
I found strength through your voice
I couldn't be that man without your sound
Faith is for the blind
But you're real tonight

We'll the world behind
(Don't look down)
Doesn't matter who drives
(Feel it through the sound)
It's all about the drive
(Don't look down)
In our own little world
(Flying through outer space)
We'll leave the world behind
(Let's leave this place)
Get scared out of your mind
I'll be by

I'll be by
Sure we'll fight
All the time
It's the way you say
It'll be alright
Makes the emptiness
Of the everyday
Slip away out of sight

Tonight, leave the world behind
Tonight, leave the world behind
Track Name: Call Me
You were only alive
I saw you pass on by
In the middle of space
In the blink of an eye

Then you disappeared
And that'll last for years
I heard that you had collapsed
These echoes travel fast
A million light years away
There's to nothing to save

I think this is the end
Until time starts over again
I think this is the end

Call me, when you want, I'll pick up
Call on me, when you want, I'll pick up
Track Name: Signal One
It's a voice making a call
Signal one
Signal one
Are we going to be the same
From now on
With signal one
Signal one

I don't want to run away
I want to see it all
Collapse into one
Isn't that what you want
What do you want

And what a relief
We get to see it come
Signal one
I want to know why we are
Who we are

Follow me into a place where no one's been
Just lose yourself
Follow me, feel yourself slip into a trance
Like no one's there

Follow me

I'm listening
Feels like a heart that beats in two
Feels like there's a rhythm inside you
Feels like the voice of something true
I'm listing
Feel like you finally found a tune

Talk to me, turn yourself into something more
Than signal one
Talk to me, tell me everywhere you've been
So glad you've come
Signal one
So glad you've come
Signal one
Talk to me
Signal one
Talk to me
Signal one
Track Name: Inch By Inch
You've got to meet me halfway
There, make me want to stay
Our world's are broken
It's shattered now
Scattered around, all around

Was it enough
I've tried and tried
Can't put it aside
When we fell, I just lied
Wouldn't do what I wanted to
Always on the move
Was hard to stay true
So hard to stay true
So hard to stay true

Inch by inch, we come undone
Inch by inch, I feel everyone
Inch by inch, the walls come alive
Inch by inch, I begin to lose my mind

Piece by piece, clammed in together
As we bleed, feeling the pressure
Hope released, down here forever
Day by day, things to deliver

Don't you die on me
Lie and cheat, just don't leave
So let the sound, drown me
I've tried to speak, it's hard to breathe
Inch by inch, I've made my peace
I can die here without any fear
Don't you lie to me
Track Name: Reconcile
Was a time when I was safe
The world was small, nothing changed
I found a space between the things
That haunted me and reality
It slipped away, I came of age
There's nothing more to masquerade
So I'm lost when I'm faced with the truth
That I never knew

Quiet souls, an empty gaze
You realize, things will fade
Immobile limbs, your sudden twitch
Gives away your tempered rage

I don't know why I thought I'd feel so safe

I'm so far away, a remote place
I can't escape the way we behave
We lie like children lie

What's changed?
Power and fame never goes away
The things we say to get ahead remain
The things we do never do in our former lives

It's not enough what you do
They make you stretch until you're through
I should've known, I should've stayed
This whole damn time I've been played
There's nothing here to keep us safe
Everything would was away
You and you, especially
Will be you last

With the jokes
And your face
And your frozen laugh

I'll try to reconcile
I'll try to reconcile
I feel deprived
Feel denied, I'll try to try
I'll try, I'll try to try
Track Name: The King Is Gone!
In a new world
And you're so naive
You thought a little love
Would solve everything

They're animals feeding on anything
The rotting parts, they strip clean
Scavengers preying on a wounded being
Waiting on a drop of blood
Thought they weren't around?

Digging away for something new
These little lies they always choose
They say it so harmlessly
Push it so honestly
They think it's true

Penniless and often stressed
There's a massive swell
When there's nothing left
A perfect plan a grifter gives
The mindless fall and we all bend

This all seems more insane than I thought
I'm begging for something new
I'm holding on

They've got the need to tell you that you don't know
You've got to bleed to feed yourself, something's wrong
Up top trickling, that's not wealth, just feed

The kind is gone but something rules
It's nothing new
They want it all, there's no room for you
Peel it away, expose the truth
You got to tie their noose
They say it again and you fall
Believe it again it's your fault
It's a ruse
Track Name: Angels and Demons
I can't wash away this smell
And I can't remember what he said
Change it twice a month
Or is it twice a day
Take two before, before you go to bed
I still can't remember what he said

And when you want to be someone
(It's fucking hard)
Wait, your life just becomes undone

It's a disease so incurable
Give it some steam it's passed off as normal
Piece by piece it eats and it feeds
And you give a voice and it presses and pleads
Like the masses it taunts
It baits, it doesn't wait until you fall into deep
And you can't even scream

This production never ends
I'm lost in someone else

We're all frail
We all have our needs
So get off your high horse
And descend to reality
We all have our angels
And our demons
So there's nothing to run from
(There's nothing to run from)
No there's nothing run tom

I'm locked up
In this room it's cold
I'm freezing through my hands
Turning blue, strung up
Comatose, sheered bones
Wired coils spinning round
Spinning round and round
I'm a mess through and through

We all got our angles
We all got our demons
Track Name: The Rising Tide
So I wanted to know
When we're breaking the mold
So I said I would try
Now I just question why
So I wish this was fun
Now I see that it's done


You live inside your own mind
You want to fight, just turn the tide

Day by day we push one another
Just like sheep, moving to the slaughter

Done?
Haven't you thought it out?
When you speak, do you believe
Your words come alive?
And I've learned you can only go so far
Before you need, to quell, the rising tide

And I need to feel we haven't given up
Haven't settled down
Now that we see there's no relief
I don't think you understand
It's so close to the end
And I've shut myself down

So I wanted to know
When we're breaking the mold
So I said I would try
Now I just question why

Before we cross over this plain
Tell me how I became insane
Are you breathing alright
Or have you drowned
Before we die before we flip
Tell me now if you've come to get it
Was it worth it all
Or did they lie

Screw these freaks all stuck together
They lack teeth just can't deliver

Done?
Haven't you thought it out?
When you speak, do you believe
Your words come alive?

Well I need to feel we haven't given up
Haven't settled down
Now that we see there's no relief
I don't think you understand
It's so close to the end
And I've shut myself down
Track Name: Four Words
Live unafraid, stop keeping lists
They're all the same
A hole remains
Confused, it's true
Don't know to go, don't know to stay

The world started change
How much was enough
More, what everyone wants
Fill it up, not fat enough

We all want more in every way
When that fills up it's all the same
It's never enough to keep us satisfied

This place feels strange
It looks the same
But every turn there's more to pay
Let them laugh, it's alright

Yeah I thought you learned, I thought you changed

Break before you fall, ashamed of it all
The color fades, your face so pale
You can't save it all, but what did you make?
What did you give away?
I'm blown away by the choices you've made
It's money walk away
Can't take it to your grave
Expectations, I feel so underdone
Like a tidal wave on a deserted plain

Try and walk away
You want to live
Another day
This void, it stays
There's no room to push away
When darkness falls
It's easy to see
A glimmer of hope
A hint of light
But it fades
So far away
The townies they go out at night
They spew their booze
They get into fights
In god's country it's their life

You need to choose what you love
Little by little you'll know
The puzzle turns to a whole
Then it's cold, yeah it's cold

It's cold when the rain falls above me
The air I breathe feels so clean
What do you see?

Sure I played a fair game
But I'm laying low, my chances down
Blurred on my heels
Said it was fine
Money and life will not hide
Feel ill doing this work
Don't say I don't try, but sometimes
Truth, the pursuit of the new thing to do
Is all that satisfies
Push in
Don't care about your love
Don't care about your faith
Don't care about your god
Just try and push all on me
I've got a hole inside, nobody knows

So much has happened to me come over
Come over
The sound that washes me all over
All over
So this was meant to be
One lover, no other
The void, temporary
It's over, it's over

Please remain in peace
Don't move, stay still
Please believe me when I say
You've got a hold on me
Please blaze the path without ease
The struggle takes a toll on me
Please take a chance on things
They won't last, regret never dies

Four words come to me when I wake
They've got a hold on me
Four words set me free
Come wash over me

Eat breath dream leave
Sleep dream breath leave
Eat sleep dream repeat
Eat sleep work repeat

Please take a chance on me
Come wash over me
Come wash over me
Take a chance on me
Four words come to me when sleep
They've got a hold on me
They've got a hold on me
Take a chance on me