Midnite Machine

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recorded in NYC, Aug. - Nov. 2016

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released November 17, 2016

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Track Name: Midnite Machine
Warned
I was warned against this
By my father
Son come to your senses
Boy
Don't go near the city
It will bring you heartbreak
And it won't be pretty
I was running for my life
When I saw this
Like a child in a dream
Full of fright
While all the sunshine babies
Keep on crawling from the night
I am always at my best
In the moonlight

Born
I was born into this
First time I saw her
I knew I won't get through this
Girl
How'd you move right through me
I was a goner
For you dancing so foolish
I could tell you about the night I was slighted
How it filled me with a darkness, hate and spite
Love turned me into something
That can still scare me sometimes
But it only comes back out in the moonlight

I am The Midnite Machine

The strong only survive
But the weak are living
All the creatures of the underworld
Got no use for forgiving
I'd say you better keep you're chin up
When you're talking to me
You say that you'll be good in a week
But you couldn't know the meaning of these words that you speak

I'm gonna show you a good time even if it kills us
All through my city of the night I'll be your guide
By fate's hand I was chosen
To live one eternal life
As the prisoner and crown prince of the midnite

I am the Midnite Machine

Let's give it up for the old sly dogs
If they foold me once
Then they fooled me a million times
So convincing when they lie
Let's give it up for the old sly dogs
Who told me love is patient and it's kind
You're so pretty when you cry
The most sinister of cynics get you laughing as you die
They live to watch the light fade from your eyes
But these bloodveins keep pumping
Though the well is running dry
Cause this engine only runs on the midnite

I am the Midnite Machine
Track Name: Rumble Pack
Oh baby this time
I'm biting the bullet
I'm locked and loaded
Chompin away
I'm goin big time
Like a Washington Bullet
I'm Wes Unseld back in '78
I treat that R train like a partyline
(Goin my way?)
I raise an army on a Friday nite
(On to the day)
I got a fresh lime
and a bottle of Bulleit
Kentucky mules til we kick it now

Each of my evil demons they don't get better
They just get cleverer these days
She could write a Dear John letter
I won't go get her
She'll forget in a few days
We reaching beyond measure
Out to the rim of the night we go
Not even a glimmer of light can glow
I tell you so

Sell all your finer things and tumble into the darkside baby
Light the Midnite Machine and rumble into the darkside baby
I was all of 17 when I stumbled into the darkside
And remained a fiend
Cause I don't know how to love you
When I'm clean

The best of us had come to fisticuffs out on a Ridgewood bus
All because I cussed ran my mouth just like a blunderbuss
Stopped to count our losses all the bridges to burn
But soon our nite took a hard right in a profitable turn baby
We jacked a kid with CT plates on his custom
Soaked him for bout 7 or 8 G's out the trust fund
A diamond ring of timing cause the summer' been rough
But now we're living like kings until the end of the month
You know that

Each of my evil demons they don't get better...

Sell all your finer things and tumble into the darkside baby...

Into the darkside...
Track Name: Battle Lines
Doesn't matter what you did or what you didn't say last nite
It don't matter what you can't erase or play out right
Anytime we fight on a whim now
Sends you right running for him now
My blood boils over the brim
You say one thing
Do something else now
I'm losing count

Don't you wanna do right?
By the one who gave you all you ever want?
I been out every nite
To get you off my mind
God knows what you're getting on

I don't want your last guy coming around
I'll make this his last nite above the ground
I ain't got time to be the last to know
I'm not gonna follow you wherever you go
I don't want your last guy coming round

I blame myself for this you need to know
Held onto you way too tight when I was meant to let you go
Swear to god I'll find him
Cut him down and blind him
Leave him bleeding on the street
So you can see what I did

I know we ain't been seeing eye to eye
I wanna cruise you wanna ride ride ride
You got the best of me
Not what you pretend to be
Call your little buddy let him know
He's got an enemy

You won't ever do right
Not by me
Not by you
Not by us
You've been gone every night
You go bad
When it's good
And that's all that I can trust

I don't want your last guy coming around
I'll make this his last nite above the ground
I ain't got time to be the last to know
I'm not gonna follow you wherever you go
But now I got your little man in sight
If you see him he'll be gone by midnite
I don't want your last guy coming around
Track Name: Ego Trip
In the throes of a summer gunfight
You came to my side
At the height of my desperation
I never thought I could be your sunlight
But I was a star
At the heart of your constellation

Until the fall
I was worlds away beneath you hittin a wall
Inside in a dream I couldn't reach you
Out there on Mars
I tried so hard to forget but I recall
So tell me you do

Are you still you?
Like I knew you?
Cause I think that
I still need you
I won't waste time waiting for
Someone who don't exist no more so
Are you still you now?
Are you still you now?
Cause I could steal you now
I could steal you now
Are you still you now?
Are you still you now?
Cause I could steal you now
I could steal you now

They remembered it for me wholesale
But something went wrong
And they strapped me down and erased it
I went back to The Last Resort now
They said you been gone
Since I went on that dark vacation

Back in the fall
I was worlds away beneath you hittin a wall
Inside in a dream I couldn't reach you
Out there on Mars
I tried so hard to forget but I recall
So tell me you do

Are you still you?
Like I knew you?
Cause I think that
I still need you
I won't waste time waiting for
Someone who don't exist no more so

Are you still you now?
Are you still you now?
Cause I could steal you now
I could steal you now
Are you still you now?
Are you still you now?
Cause I could steal you now
I could steal you now

Are you still you?
Track Name: Holy Orders
Can't feel the sunburn til the middle of the night
When the ripe corn moon's aglow like incandescent light
Ain't the time for sleepin
And I don't know the day
But I know I want to kill you in a special way

In a misty mortuary I will let you lie
I just wanna be the face you see before you die
Sure I have my reasons
But you won't need to know
You got too much on your plate to hear my tale of woe

Holy Orders
Sanctify it
Track Name: Slasher Flick
Daylight's gone out of style
Let's fade to black
Til we're hittin the freeze frame
You better call him
Cause I can't dial
They changed the title but it feels the same man
Cue the static
Kill the lights
It's gonna be another of them nights man
I tried to space it out the same as before
But I can't feel the rain on my face anymore
And I say

Hey hunny
What's so funny?
I'm full of flames and I'm made of money
I only came for the running and gunning
But I'll stay for the rave
If you're showing me something

I got my head caved in but I feel alright
I got my head caved in but I feel alright
I got my head caved in but I feel alright
Come on
You got the plug
I can go all night

Sent some dudes off to meet with the reaper
Could be a dream but I'm a real light sleeper
Beaten and bloodied but I'll be fine
Broke both they're skulls saw what's on their minds
I know a guy who'll get us patched up quick
We out here lookin like a slasher flick
Get some cash turn a magic trick
If you can keep a clear head
When it gets smashed with a brick

Alright, split up, circle back down and
Meet me round Avenue A and Houston
I got something that's gonna blow your whole world apart
You'll never forgive me
But this is your night, baby

I got my head caved in but I feel alright
I got my head caved in but I feel alright
I got my head caved in but I feel alright
Come on
You got the plug
I can go all night
You got the plug
I can go all night
Track Name: The Crush
I make reservations but we skip the dinner
She says she lives for things like that
Her kiss in the lobby tastes like gin and ginger
I ring for the lift and it rings right back
In moments it's morning I already miss her
And I feel a new sinister sting
She's up and she's gone without even a whisper
I don't want this to be a one time thing

I got a crush
And it haunts me
I got a crush
And it haunts me

I always promise I won't let it happen
But you know what they say bout the best laid plans
I been in love once and really who hasn't?
It's all about pay and stray demands
When she lit a smoke I could see that she's older
I know she's gone down this road before
The winds keep on whippin and I'm getting colder
I can't pretend and I can't ignore

I got a crush
And it haunts me
I got a crush
And it haunts me

I go out walkin just after midnite
I just can't stop this anymore
I start my knockin but I can't get inside
She calls the cops while he holds the door

I got a crush
And it haunts me
I got a crush
And it haunts me
It haunts me
Track Name: Time Cops
Another time another tear a new war
And now the battlefield's too near to ignore
I'll be right here by your side til the dawn
Hold on tight the daylight's all gone

It's not gonna mean a whole lot
When the shots rip a hole in my memory
It's not gonna mean all that much
When her touch is all only a reverie
It's not gonna mean a lot then
It's not gonna mean too much then
But it'll mean something to me
It'll do something to me

I don't know you
This ain't the same as before
I should've told you
This place ain't safe anymore
And I can't hold you now
It takes some time to move on
I'm not gon hurt ya
I'm gonna hurt when I'm gone

It's not the time for hopes and dreams to be mourned
They've tried to kill them since before I was born
Though your banners may be tattered and worn
They'll lay the base of a faith reborn

It's not gonna mean a whole lot
When the shots rip a hole in my memory
It's not gonna mean all that much
When her touch is all only a reverie
It's not gonna mean a lot then
It's not gonna mean too much then
But it'll mean something to me
It'll do something to me

I don't know you
This ain't the same as before
I should've told you
This place ain't safe anymore
I can't hold you now
It takes some time to move on
I'm not gon hurt ya
I'm gonna hurt when I'm gone

Oh no
Alright
Hey what are they taking my hands for?
Okay
I know
They hate when avenues are my dance floors
And I spent too many nights on a bender
Now I'm so close to surrender

It's not gonna mean a whole lot
When the shots rip a hole in my memory
It's not gonna mean all that much
When her touch is only a reverie
It's not gonna mean a lot then
It's not gonna mean too much then
But it'll mean something to me
It'll mean something to me

I don't know you
This ain't the same as before
I should've told you
This place ain't safe anymore
And I can't hold you now
It takes some time to move on
I'm not gonna hurt you
I'm gonna hurt when I'm gone
Track Name: City Lights
I never thought I could fall to such a phenomenal low
Eviscerated my edges I'd hit the throttle an go
I think the beast I been feeding is finally eating me
Swallowed hole
There was a time I had all of the proper numbers to call
I'd reach out and they'd be grabbing me before police got involved
But lately I been a stranger and all the pain is unstoppable

Every time I get all the pieces put back together they fall apart
And I've been going to meetings but they don't see what it's all about

You were the dead of night
That I was waiting for
You were the bread of life
I ate when I was poor
Now you're the city lights
That I'll be praying toward
Until the rains start to pour

Maybe I'll see you one night when I'm really looking my best
Back where I first saw you dancing in that familiar dress
But it don't matter to me what you want to wear and it never ever did
Somehow I knew it was bound to play out this way in the end
You never made me believe it dear no you'd never pretend
But I pretended so badly babe and I pretend you knew I did

Every time I get all the pieces put back together they fall apart
And I can't seem to find reasons I can't be near where my problems start

You were the dead of night
That I was waiting for
You were the bread of life
I ate when I was poor
Now you're the city lights
That I'll be praying towards
Until the rain starts to pour