Invent the Machine

by Orchestraville

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Recorded in 2001, "Invent the Machine" is unique in Orchestraville's catalog. Guitarist Matt Duckworth (The Original Onions, The Gainesville Dropouts) left the band shortly after the recording sessions, and his influence is heavily felt on these 5-songs. Thanks to the interplay between Duckworth and guitarist Christopher Forbes, these songs have intricate yet subtle layers of guitars. Forbes, Duckworth and Hanlon contributed stacks of background vocals, while bassist Dave Pascoe carved out melodic bass lines reminiscent of Paul McCartney.

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released March 1, 2010

Engineered by Matt Duckworth, except "Invent the Machine," engineered by Keith Hanlon
Mixed by Keith Hanlon and Christopher Forbes
Mastered by Jamie Tate at The Rukkus Room, Nashville
Artwork by Keith Hanlon
Photos courtesy of Robert J. Hanlon

Matt Duckworth - Guitar, Background Vocals
Chris Forbes - Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals
Keith Hanlon - Drums, Background Vocals
Dave Pascoe - Bass

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Track Name: How We Cry and We Crawl
Don't let the sun go
down on meaning
Your ears are steaming
I know
Keep connected
Hold your figure
This picture's bigger, and

Up in the stars
Where they know who we are
They must laugh at us all
How we cry and we crawl
How we cry and we crawl

All mental bets off
Tell them sorry
Rewrite the story and
call all your guards off
Relocated in order to
lift yourself

Up in the stars
Where they know who we are
They must laugh at us all
How we cry and we crawl
How we cry and we crawl

Don't let the sun go
down on meaning
Your ears are steaming, but

Up in the stars
Where they know who we are
They must laugh at us all
How we cry and we crawl
How we cry and we crawl
Track Name: A Duck is a Duck
I never thought a swans was a swan
or a duck was a duck
But if good fortune thinks
I'll figure this out
He must be shit out of luck
Because

You can carry on
And bend the rules
But I might not make it home
With you, for fuel

It's only guilt
That gets me out of bed
Knowing there's something I could do
How come your feet are over your head?
How come your gray skies are blue?
Because

You can carry on
And bend the rules
But I might not make it home
With you, for fuel
Track Name: Invent the Machine
Wish I could
Flip a switch
And hide in you
Without a hitch

Think the thoughts
That you own
And understand
Them with my own

Someday somebody will invent the machine
So I can live inside of you
And you can live inside of me

Wish I could
Flip a switch
And hide in you
Without a hitch

Someday somebody will invent the machine
So I can live inside of you
And you can live inside of me
Track Name: I Don't Think You're the Devil
What did I say that cracked us up?
It's, "that guy wears his hair
like it's a cry for help"
And that's always been enough for us
Your other friends have funny ways of showing love

You may step on toes
You may strike a pose
Or someone you know
But I don't think you're the devil

You're very honest when you're drunk
A real monster, frank with stein
And very off the cuff
That doesn't always lift me up
But it doesn't count
For every olive in your cup

You may step on toes
You may strike a pose
Or someone you know
But I don't think you're the devil
Track Name: Annual Clearance
Whatever happend to old what's his name?
You know he never even shows his face
I think he went to put a fire out

He's up against a hell of a rage
I can see his silouette in the flames
Or maybe it's a shadow of a doubt

And now it's time
For the annual clearance
Of your perseverence, oh oh no
And don't you think
That it looks like winter?
Pull out the splinter, oh oh no

I get so sick of myself
I'm with me twenty four hours a day
Yet I can't find time to get alone

You told me to look over my own shoulder
Just to try and read the list of rules
And standards that I set up for my own

And now it's time
For the annual clearance
Of your perseverence, oh oh no
And don't you think
That it looks like winter?
Pull out the splinter, oh oh no