Machine Weeks

by Monodrone

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Sounds herein created with voices, electric guitars, electric bass guitars, Roland JX-3P, Juno-60, Realistic Concertmate MG-1 and Yamaha SK20 synthesizers, Yamaha CP35 piano, vocoder, various other electronics, drums, cymbals, tambourine, shaker, zils, boiling water, tuned glasses and wooden frog

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released October 9, 2015

Monodrone is: Tyson Klassen, Scott Lucas, Caleb Riley, Jordan Vestal.
Featuring Itty: pretty vocals in Whisper a Hymn, Hole in the Moon; Alessandro Moreschi: castrato vocals in Hole in the Moon


Songs by Klassen/Lucas/Riley/Vestal, except Cold Hand by Klassen/Lucas and Find You Waiting by Klassen/Lucas/Vestal.
Lyrics by S. Lucas, except Find You Waiting by Brandt/Lucas/Vestal & Whisper a Hymn by Brandt/Lucas
Music by Monodrone


Produced by Monodrone
Recorded in Seattle, 2014-15
Mixed by Michael Tipton and Scott Lucas; assisted by Jordan Vestal
Mastered by Rachel Field at RFI Mastering
Artwork by Jeff Hayes

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Track Name: Whisper a Hymn
WHISPER A HYMN
I was trying not to cry
there was laughter in your eyes
but it's not funny
and when it fell apart
you were clutching at your heart
as if we'd hurt you

When the darkness comes it comes so slow
your eyes don't see the lights go out
open up a part of your exsanguinated heart
and hear the wind inside your bones
whisper a hymn for you and you alone
when the darkness comes it comes so slow
your eyes don't see the lights go out

You couldn't say you were wrong
but you knew it all along
and now you're sailing
adrift from those you love
trying to get hold of something, anything
I tried to seal up the breach
but it was far beyond my reach
and we're still broken
Track Name: Find You Waiting
FIND YOU WAITING
I can't remember how I wound up here on the floor
I tried so hard to please you but
no matter what, you always wanted more

What is it that catches your attention, now?
Every night you wander 'round
searching for a distant sound

Christ, they could have seen you
I -- I worry and wring my hands
I'm astray and wasted
I -- I think its more than I can really stand

What is it that catches your attention, now?
Every night you wander 'round
searching for a distant sound

Lost in a post-romantic dream last night
dropsical and cold
dressed in midnight bows
And I said what we say
when there's nothing left to say
What else could I do?
You know I'm trying to be reasonable

It was a long shot but
I thought I'd find you waiting
(It's never gonna get to you)
It was such a long shot but
I thought I'd find you waiting
(How can I get through to you?)
I knew it was a long shot but
I thought I'd find you waiting
I'm astray and wasted
I'm astray and wasted

God, it was a long shot but
I thought I'd find you waiting
It was such as long shot but
I thought I'd find you waiting
God, it was a long shot
It was such a long shot
You know I'm trying to be reasonable
Track Name: Cold Hand
COLD HAND
What you wanted
what you always really wanted was a stage
A pretty little runaway
you're not real to me
you've escaped into your silent play
Haunted by our gaze.

Can you hear it?
Can you hear it in the night wind where the spirits wend?
In a reverie
in a reverie you make believe it's true
and it's all for you, all for you

From a dreams embraces
into deeper darker places
Twisted writhing in the sand
you scream at the touch of
a cold hand
Track Name: Hole in the Moon
HOLE IN THE MOON
Come stay a while in this home
until the deepening gloom
Or shiver in the shadows alone
and find a hole in the moon

The Mistral blows this way
across the black and the sabulous bay
Through the knotholes and cracks
and it never, no it never looks back

A bridge that you can't cross
leads you straight to the cold and the nothing
And so you dance at the brink...
Take a step
Tonight you never cross back

Alone in the wind
I'm sorry

Then the lights blind my eyes
and I've changed my mind
So I try to rise
but I sink into the deep
'cause I've already let go
Track Name: Green and Grave
GREEN & GRAVE
The hedges loomed green and grave
we fanned our faces, walked barefoot in the grass
And gazed out across the water
sparkling like cut glass

Like an abandoned plan
the sun set and
we were sweat soaked in the sultry air
And I was irritable in my repose
I was wilting like an August rose

But it was enough if my sleep was deep
I saw you hiding there
Wandering the paths of the strangest dreams
I saw you hiding there
And in the morning I could feel it
you were haunting me still
You were hiding there

And I stood for a moment
then began to double back
I hoped that this would end soon
I just didn't know how to react

Nothing left to say
Nothing that you hear
Nothing left to say
Nothing that you hear

I've nothing left to say
and it's nothing that you hear
I'm burned by the sun
and still bleeding from my chin