Thought Police

by Machine People

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Thought Police is the début album from the highly rated UK band Machine People.

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released April 4, 2014

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Machine People Brighton, UK

Machine people are:

Martyn Wilson
Adam Rutherford
Frankie Sparrowhawk
Luke Kerr

Highly rated alternative rock from the UK

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Track Name: Every Chance I Get
I've been sailing this ship for years,
It brings me pain and tears,
And re-ignites my fears,
I nearly murder every chance I get,
It brings me regret,
The taste of cigarette,
And I'm disgusted by the mess I make,
My will will always break,
And feelings evaporate,
But I always look up to the stars,
They're shining down on me,
And it wipes the frown from me,

(Oh) And it feels good,

I've been saying this shit for years,
Going through the gears,
Falling on deaf ears,
Now I've given everything I've got,
I guess you forgot,
And I guess you care a lot,
And I'm disgusted by the mess I make,
My will will always break,
And feelings evaporate,
But I always look up to the stars,
They're shining down on me,
And it wipes the frown from me,

(Oh) And it feels good
Track Name: Big Fish
Where would I be if I sold all my dreams? (All my dreams),
Sometimes my conscience forgets me (Forgets me),
You're selling salvation but it's not clean (It's not clean),
I hope that you learn I'm not that mean (Not that mean),

You're a big fish,
Telling all the other little fish to go and follow you,
And they're hoping it's true you can help us,
It isn't what you struggle for or what you earn it's just you,
And the people you screw,

Well I've heard enough of "no can do" (No can do),
Son you're out of time at twenty-two (Twenty-two)
Your Mum and your Dad won't look at you (Look at you)
You're out of your mind there's nothing to lose (To lose)

You're a big fish,
Telling all the other little fish to go and follow you,
And they're hoping it's true you can help us,
It isn't what you struggle for or what you earn it's just you,
And the people you screw,

And the big fish well I'll teach you to stop,
I know enough now,
I'm learning just how,

You're a big fish,
Telling all the other little fish to go and follow you,
And they're hoping it's true you can help us,
It isn't what you struggle for or what you earn it's just you,
And the people you screw
Track Name: Winds Unfavourable
"And so we beat on, boats against the current,
Born back ceaselessly into the past"
I could forget you in the morning light,
But there's green blinking across the way,
And as I'm drawn there as if you're a candle,
And I'm a moth I guess it's been that way,
I'll drop my money and my dream of freedom,
Those huddled masses will stay that way,

I've been tied up against the shore,
Winds unfavourable,

You're always pulling me in two directions,
"Election, election!" Who's in control?
Is that a parent or a puppet-master?
Who's interjection supersedes their role,

I've been tied up against the shore,
Winds unfavourable,

You're always pulling me in,
You're always pulling me in two directions,

I've been tied up against the shore,
Winds unfavourable
Track Name: Fake Numbers
Fake Numbers,
I'll be taken down to the bottom by your knife,

Thick Covers,
Fake Lovers,
You've been making stories to make your porcelain life seem real,

You've been twisting the figures since before I was born,
And long before,

By your knife I'll be taken down,
You've been twisting the figures again.
Track Name: Sometimes
Living here can feel like war,
I never felt this way before,
Keep your photo in my drawer,
To throw it down upon the floor,

Sometimes,
I wish we could run away,
We could run away,
Sometimes,
I wish we could drift away,
We could drift away,

Hopelessly I beg for more,
Still you cut me and I'm sore,
Drink your liquor through a straw,
So you can't taste or feel what's real any more,

Sometimes,
I wish we could run away,
We could run away,
Sometimes,
I wish we could drift away,
We could drift away,
Sometimes I feel I could slip away,
I could slip away,
Sometimes I wish we could run away,
We could run away
Track Name: Murder
I've walked on water but I'm drowning now,
I've seen a lot of things that I can't explain quite how,
I need your help but I just can't come back,
To your arms right now,
No I just can't go back,
To your arms right now,

Scared of the future and yet hopeful still,
Avoid the subject but expressions like yours can kill,
I know it's hard but I just can't go back,
To my home right now,
No I just can't go back,
To my home right now,

I feel the need to press re-start,
But there's still murder in my heart,
And it may never go,

I burn my bridges and then build them back,
I could say sorry but I'm betting that there's no way,
That after all I'll find my way right back,
To your arms right now,
No I just can't go back,
To your arms right now,

I feel the need to press re-start,
But there's still murder in my heart,
And it may never go,

I burn my bridges and then build them back,
It makes me wonder but I can't turn back,

I feel the need to press re-start,
But there's still murder in my heart,
And it may never go
Track Name: Come On Home
I sometimes wonder if I could have been a better man,
And if things where my fault then why did I not understand?
If we could start again and move along with different plans,
Then would it be the same or would it be a better chance?

Things are blurring into one,

There's much more I can be,
Come on home and you'll see,

I sometimes wonder if I could have been a better lover,
When things were going wrong I tried to keep it under-cover,
If we could start again and move along with different plans,
Then would it be the same or would it be a better chance?

Things are blurring into one,

There's much more I can be,
Come on home and you'll see
Track Name: Spaghetti
It can be hard,
To make things right,
When I'm the one that's wrong,
It's been that way for so long,
And we can laugh,
But how we fight,
I lay awake at night dreaming that it's over,

I don't know where to turn,
To watch me crash and burn again,
Ain't it beautiful and terrible and right,
That you have nothing to say to me now,
And you never did anyway,
And there's a hole in my gut,
Where memories are spilling out
Track Name: Thought Police
I can see you supervising,
Holding down your thumb,
It's no wonder crime is rising,
When we beg for crumbs,

You can pride yourself by the goods on your shelf,
You can treat me like I'm dumb,
You created a nation,
A whole generation,
Who buy your shit for fun,

Television twists opinion,
Make my body numb,
I feel sick when I see people,
Staring blank like mannequins,

You can pride yourself by the goods on your shelf,
You can treat me like I'm dumb,
You created a nation,
A whole generation,
Who buy your shit for fun,

There's a camera on the corner watching my front door,
Our big brother watches on and holds his loaded gun,

You can pride yourself by the goods on your shelf,
You can treat me like I'm dumb,
You created a nation,
A whole generation,
Who buy your shit for fun,

There's a camera on the corner watching my front door