Metal Machines

by The Aglets

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released August 29, 2012

I'd like to give credit to my sister, Elyse Johnson, for doing the beautiful artwork.
Also, I'd like to thank my friends for critiquing me and putting up with my constant nagging of "HEY, on a scale of 1-10, what did you think of that track?"

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Track Name: Metal Machines Part 1
I’ve been sleeping on your floors
Hoping I’d catch your joy
That you’ve built out of
Your metal machines
Sound the sirens in the sky
Cause this plane is about to dive
While I’m stuck up here
With your metal machines
I don’t know where you went
You got lost in this mess
And I think you’ve grown cold
From your metal machines
I still feel your breath on my neck
From when we lied in bed
And your heart turned into
A metal machine
(3x)

Now we’re long past the time
Of my pining for you kind
Since your heart turned into
A metal machine
(4x)
Track Name: Slept 500 Days
I can't go home
Rains grown my mistakes
It fertilized their seeds and vines
Until they overran my land
I tried to lock them up
Store them away
So when I look back on my life
I'll know what I did that day
And when I'm old
I’ll let it go
And give you all my memories
Until I've lost my hope
And you'll hold back
And we'll hold up the earth
And I'll sing of tired men who can barely
Find the will to live
I'll do all the work
If you'll just let me in
I can't feel my feet
They're numb from the concrete
That I was walking on
When I came to find you
You were shivering
Your bones were detaching
And you placed your fragile limbs
Inside of the casket
And you buried yourself away
To sleep among the roots
You're so much better than me
Yes you're so much better than me
You called me in
Shut the door
Said "I'm chasing you through corridors"
And cursing you conscious
Don't misbehave
Do as you're told
You'll never be what you hope
You're on your own
Follow the weeds
Trace back my sin
Greet yourself in my wretched house
There's pain in every panel
Peel them back
Burn them alive
Build a fire out of it we have no need to reconcile
I'll do all the work
If you'll just let me in
I can't feel my feet
They're numb from the concrete
That I was walking on
When I came to find you
You were shivering
Your bones were detaching
And you placed your fragile limbs
Inside of the casket
And you buried yourself away
To sleep Among the roots
Of trees standing so high
Where your soul takes off to fly
And it soars overhead
Like roman candles
But you never let me in
Why didn't you let me in
I would've done the work babe
But you didn't want me
You should've let me in
I would've at least tried
But you never opened up your doors
So your light escaped you
To where it fled into the caves
And slept five hundred days
It listened to the waves
As they would lap its boat
And they were beckoning you home as I
Sung songs of your departure
And I watched you slam out the door
As you screamed inside the pasture
You are so much better than me
Yes you're so much better than me
Our love sank like treasure hidden beneath the sea
Yes you're so much better than me
We faded like light from an old man's eyes
When he realizes he has no life left In his bones
And he'll look back on youth as rain fills his eyes
Singing "you're so much better than me.
Yes you're so much better than me.
You are so much better than me
You are so much better than me."
Track Name: June 11th
I know you say you’ve forgotten it all
But I hope that that’s a bad joke
And I know that this feels like a dream
But if that’s all, please don’t wake me up
‘Cause I’ll go grab the fireworks
If you’ll grab the lighters
We’ll celebrate tonight
Where we’re both all right

I think I’ve blamed you for far, far too much
So please don’t forgive me
I’ll hide all the knives, try to make it right
Because it’s not so wonderful to die
We can take a cab back
And you’ll get rocked to sleep
We’ll talk in the morning
You know, wait and see
When I look back it gets
All dark and twisted
When the clouds clear
I see how this still hurts me

I mean, we’ve let some time pass
Hoping sunlight fix the cracks in the glass
But it’s just exposed them all
And skewed my view
Now I see it all turned upside down
And I never left the city
We’d still hit the town and were nowhere bound
But I let in a little too much rain
And we were drowned in that
Vicious flood of
My own pride and
Self-sympathy

I’ve tried to change, reinvent my name
But you still can’t stand my voice
Maybe one day I’ll cross the finish line
Until then, let’s just try to forget about life
I’ll go grab the fireworks
If you’ll grab the lighters
We’ll celebrate tonight
Where we’re both alright

I’ll go grab the fireworks
We’ll light up the night sky
Search for you memories
‘Cause if I can’t forget you
You can’t forget me, too
Track Name: Liquid Sound
We lit up the town
Every night with our love
As we set off fireworks
From your back porch
And the neighbors gathered ‘round
To catch a glimpse of us
We were always masked in light
Like when we collide at where
Where we’d fit and squeeze
Between the sheets
And let our drunken love
Try to keep us warm
While we bask beneath
Fluorescent lights
The fan was spinning
And the clock’s hands counted down until

I moved away with the ocean’s currents
And I still hear your voice echo in the clouds
When the opened up they poured out liquid sound
Telling tales of the blind and how to find them

You have to walk in the dark
They hide their wise thoughts
To make you stumble, alone
Just like they did for years
When you reach them they’ll say
“Was the path too hard?”
“No, no, you see, I just lost my way.”

But I’m back with you now
In this hell of a town
Let’s tie anchors around our feet
So we don’t drift when we sleep
I don’t want to away
I don’t want you to move on
I still dream you voice is an engulfing choir
Swallowing everything I love

And when we wake we’re still high
Off those pictures in our mind;
A promise of a better life
In a faraway land
Where one year died
It was killed by time
And each thought still burns
Inside my mind

We’re still stuck in one place, resolutions far away
Just like you’ve been since that winter where we lied in bed with one another
And it scared me straight sober that tomorrow you’ll fly north
With your love in tow, I should’ve said, “Don’t go.”

So let’s pray for the morning
Let’s pray for the spring
Let’s pray for winter’s passing
Let’s pray and let’s sing
And I’ll pray every unkind word
Was a lie and untrue
I’m so scared about the future
And what it’d be without you.
Track Name: Midnight Queen
The rain started coming
Through the cracks in the window
This time when I leave
I’ll be washed clean
When I was driving away
I missed that turn like I always do
I was stuck in the road
Torn between the past
And the waters of tomorrow

It’s a race I’ll never win
Our standard I’ll never meet
I can see that you’re so close
But still out of my reach
I hear your voice in the clouds
And see your face in the trees
I wish I didn’t have to leave
But you’re now my sorrow’s midnight queen

I’ll just sit back, there’s nothing I can do
And you should just accept that everything is not fine
When you come in late, shut the door, climb in bed
I know just, just what you did

The rain started pouring down
Leaking through the roof
But I can’t feel my soul
It’s too hard to move
But can I ask you one question?

Where’ve you been all night? (The rain started pouring down)
Where’ve you been all night? (Leaking through the roof)
Where’ve you been all night? (But I can’t feel my soul)
Honey, where’ve you been? (It’s too hard to move)
(2x)
Track Name: Metal Machines Part 2
Sailing high above the trees
You’re looking down and waving
But you’re too far to see
Stuck in your metal machine
I know it’s not where you want to be
A form foreign to your breed
Your fortress walls too high to climb
But even further to fall

Each gear in place on your machine
Let it enter the ravine
And I witnessed a fiery scene
When it all failed and came crashing down
I rushed to the site to give you aid
But you were lost in the haze
I still hear the cracking of the steel
As it all burst, as it all burst

I can’t hear anything
Over these steel walls
But I can watch the scene
Erupt around me
And see the ash burn
Sifting over land
Now it blocks my way
To your door

The red sky filled with smoke
But you could still see the gold
Outlining your airship
Of that machine you pilot
You were once a dreamer in my bed
Of fabled lands far away
But now you’re trapped up there
And I can’t get you out
(2x)

So please bring yourself back down
(4x)

So please bring yourself back down (The red sky filled with smoke, but you could still see the gold)
Please bring yourself back down (Outlining your airship of that machine you pilot)
Please bring yourself back down (You were once a dreamer in my bed of fabled lands far away)
So please bring yourself back down (But now you’re trapped up there and I can’t get you out)
(2x)
Track Name: Plans
I can hear the ocean
Roaring in my dreams
As I venture onto that meeting ground
Of reality and sleep
Where time is in a race
With my mind
But I can’t keep up
So sleep still won’t hold me

I remember light that’s now left your eyes
And came in through the window just to caress you as you sleep
And I’d sit up wide awake so I wouldn’t miss a beat
You felt so far away from me
I guess what did I expect

So for a minute there
I felt it all flood back
But then just like that
You were gone again in a flash
We had plans to see that ocean
Or even sail away on rafts
But I’ll captain this ship alone
And let the water win this war

Next time you’re in town and need a place to stay
I’m not sure if calling me is what you should’ve done
“No, no it’s alright, come on by anytime”
I guess what did I expect
I guess what did expect

I wish our plans hadn’t gone to waste
I wish our plans hadn’t gone to waste
I wish you wouldn’t say, “What a mistake.”
Or at least I wish that I could say the same
Maybe now we could to be friends
Maybe now we can try to be friends
‘Cause I think that I’d really like that
I think that I’d really like that
I think I really like you
I think I’d really like to be back with you
I guess what did I expect
I guess what did I expect
I guess what did I expect
Track Name: Easy to Love (Dear Elyse)
Dear Elyse, I feel the distance in our words
As they travel through our telephones and break up when they’re played
I really do hope that you’re happy where you are
And know that I miss you, oh, I miss your ways

We used to drive for two hours to spend a weekend in Savannah
Where our grandma baked us store bought food
I always thought you to be a diamond in the rough
So hard to find, but easy to love

I’m gonna miss you and all that you are
Cause the world steals you away from me
But always know there’s no sea so great
That I wouldn’t swiftly swim for you
Whenever you’re around or lucks left you down
My door remains open to you
And that’s a promise I hope you abuse
‘Cause I wish things never had to change

Dear Elyse, I’m off to college in the fall
After that I’ll only see you once or twice a year
So please keep creating all your beautiful art
I’ll take some with me and watch you move mountains

We used to play out in the clubhouse beneath the trees
And slide down hills in the snow
I want so badly for us both to come home
But that’s a dream I think I have to let go

I’m gonna miss you and all that you are
Cause the world steals you away from me
But always know there’s no sea so great
That I wouldn’t swiftly swim for you
Whenever you’re around or lucks left you down
My door remains open to you
And that’s a promise I hope you abuse
‘Cause I wish things never had to change
And that’s a promise I hope you abuse
‘Cause I wish things never had to change

That’s a promise I hope you abuse
‘Cause I wish things never had to change
That’s a promise I hope you abuse
‘Cause I wish things never had to change
I wish things never had to change
I wish things never had to change
I wish things never had to change
Track Name: This Song Is For The Girl
This song is for the girl
You know, the one who got away
And I still love her to this day
But I was too weak to keep her here
And this is not for your pity
But to recollect my life
So much has happened
And I fear I'll forget the rest

Her soul was made of paper
And every word stained her forever
But she was stronger than she seemed
Until she wilted and got cold
You and I we were fleeting
Like the stars run from our sun
Until his light overthrew me
And left me hidden beneath the snow

I still get this feeling
Whenever you are near me
That you'll be soon coming home
And now that I am older
I can see that we're a lie
So please forgive me I'll be on my way

I once met this man
Who had been blind since he was young
And he had never seen the sunshine
So he lived on faith alone
And his warmth spilt over me
When it ran off I was clean
Like the river to the ocean
I'll always run back into you

And I'm still stuck in this town
I can't seem to break from the ground
Where all my nightmares surround me
I guess I'll drink until I'm blind
I told you that I was lonely
And how badly all this hurts
So you stayed the night with me
Your love and heart kept me warm

Please forgive my words
They don't think before they speak
Because these thoughts of us just bring back pain
We had spent fifteen months
Drinking each others' love
Until I found my cup empty and yours still full

This song was for the girl
You know, that one who got away
And they say there's more than just you out there
But I'm too tired I'll just sleep