Automation

by The Var Sequence

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Recorded 2009-2011 with my brother and best buds. Free download. Good times. ~Erik

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released 31 October 2011

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Track Name: Automation
Who knew it was real?
I never thought it counted much 'til now, somehow
'Cause it's always been the same
Do we really have to change?
It's always been the same

So stack them up 'til they're perfect
Predictable's always worth it

[chorus]
You better step outside and guess the season
Check your pulse, are you breathin'?
You're breathin'
Safe from automation

We're moving
Walk until your feet give up
Yeah, that's the stuff
Get up!
Or you'll always be the same
I don't think you really want to change
You'll always be the same

[chorus]

Every day I think what I wanted to think
Every day I speak what I wanted to speak
Every day I do what I wanted to do
And every night I wish I had a different view

Every day
I loop inside
Not sure if this counts as being alive
Unaware the timer's started

Step outside
Guess the season
Check your pulse
Are you breathin'?

[chorus]

I'm safe from automation
Track Name: Look Out Below
I've been waiting for the prize
Smack me in the face
Knock me out of place
Prove that I'm the winner
Yeah, I'm the winner

I almost forgot
As I sit here and rot
I'm just one more trying to make it up

[chorus]
Look out below
We're dropping vertigo
Straight to the top
They're trying to spin us off
Look out below
We're gonna be the first to go
Break inside, now we're set for our lives

I've been gazing
Through summer skies
Grounded by the fear
Freedoms disappear
I'm on my back
I'm just waiting for my luck to snap in half

I almost forgot
As I sit here and rot
I'm just one more trying to make it up

[chorus]
Track Name: No Natural
It's all a ruse
You're getting used
Why do I change my life for this?

Why give it?
Why give it all?
When it's a bunch of nothin'

Now the lights are gone
And we were wrong

Save it for those who need the light
Save it for those who feel alive

Explore inside to realize
I explode inside to realize

[chorus]
You're no natural
Get back in place, man
You're no natural
Make up a new plan
You're no natural

I pick myself off the road
Now which way to go?
Why did I trade my life for this?

Who changed the plan?
Control-freakin' again
I just don't understand
I'm so confused

Explore inside to reignite
I explode inside to realize

[chorus]
Track Name: El Capitan
Oh what a figure!
You cut through ice with just a piece of the curve
I'm steady on the trigger
But now I can't recall the sequence of words

And with a one-two step I conjure what's left
I'm near enough to only be heard
And with a shallow breath I aim for who's left
Maybe it's you that I crash into

[chorus]
One shot is going wrong
I'm having trouble breathing
Tomorrow's a goner
Can't wait any longer
Black out she lights up the room

Dropped down right beside her
But I'm carried by the clouds of perfume
Back to the base camp--face plant
But my nights are never over this soon

And then a sugar glance has got me entranced
My nerves are coming back to the herd
And with a secret grin I know that I'm in
This time it's you that I crash into

[chorus]

And just like that like she changed the whole track
And floated to my side of the world
We hit it off like that and never looked back
This time it's you that I crash into

[chorus]
Track Name: All That We Need
I wish them well, all of the people who fell
And never took a bet for their whole lives
A fairy tale that cast a spell of murky eyes
Play it safe enough to make it just pass by

Away we go, today we go
We're marching straight up to the sky
And so we go, today we know
We've done enough just to get by

[chorus]
All that we need is just to break free
I wanted to let you see (do you see?)
All that we need is just to break free
Before you believe we're just pretending

It's make believe or is it hard to see?
We bleed on the inside
And we fear the night but then we shut out the lights
Then it comes when we realize

Away we go, today we go
We throw our hands up to the sky
And so we go, today we know
We're close enough, time to choose sides

[chorus]

Just close your eyes
You'll wake up when it hits you

Just to break free
All that we need
You'll wake up when it hits you

[chorus]
Track Name: Anonymous
If I don't catch you now, I won't get you later
Let's get together now and not think about later
Let's get together now and we'll deal with it later

Is she just a dream?
I'm stepping back 'cause that's what it seems
Is she there for real?
It's only real when you can feel

[chorus]
Whoah-oh
Kick me if I'm dreaming
Stick me if my vision lies
Whoah-oh
Can't say your name
Or what became

If I don't get you now, will I regret it later?
If I don't get you now, will I regret you later?
Let's get together now and not think about later
Let's get together now and we'll deal with it later

Is she just a dream?
I'm stepping back 'cause that's what it seems
Is she there for real?
It's only real when you can feel

[chorus]
Track Name: Never Slowed Down
We don't have much time together, so lay back, lay back
The clock's never gonna slow down, so relax, relax
We're still tied in our endeavor, but that won't make up
We can't stay like this forever, looks like we're stuck

Our minds are made up to change the world

[chorus]
Is this exactly what you wanted?
Is this actually what's needed?
And so I won't try and you won't cry
I think it's actually what you wanted
It's exactly what's needed
And so I won't try, we won't try

Gimme, gimme an attention bender, 'cause I'd hate to crack
Find a song to surrender, I can't, I can't
When did all of this configure? 'Cause we need a patch
You already mis-delivered, can't we go back?

Our minds are made up to change the world

[chorus]

Chase, chase the hands around
I'm gonna catch 'em someday
The angel of angles unwinds a quicker way

Never slowed down
You never unwound

[chorus]
Track Name: Ovation's Thunder
We don't drink water
We just eat sand
This way's much harder
Than what we planned

So why's it that we're starting again?
What'll be much better?

[chorus]
Giving it another try
Maybe this time
Let's have another go
Let's get some stars to align
And then we'll see that in time
Sense ovation's thunder

Another showtime
And another crowd
We'll put on faces
To keep our conscience proud

So line up who's excited again
What'll be much better?

[chorus]

Sing it once again
We're singing once again

[chorus]
Track Name: Almost Over
Today's the day our little picnic ends
I'll tell her myself just as soon as she's in
I've got cue cards in hand
And I'm ready to make a stand
This time I mean it

[chorus]
Then she came in those knee-highs
Double-dipped in her love
She never ever heard that we're breaking up
Before she threw me back down

Tonight's the night our little love cruise lands
She'll see it herself, I'll stay firm, never bend
Don't play to the man
You can't shake me from my plan
This time I mean it

[chorus]

Does she know exactly what I'm trying to do?
This bait and switch entangling me and you
Have we expired? Are we going somewhere?
It's almost over, lady
We're almost over... maybe

It's getting older, we're almost over, baby

[chorus]