Shiny New Machines

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Shiny New Machines is James Hoelscher, Ryan Nelson, Justin Gellman, and Gregory Hermann

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released July 25, 2017

Mixed by Sam Rosen at MilkBoy Studios
Mastered by Lauren DeLucca at MilkBoy Studios
Drums recorded by Aaron Harvey at AMH Studios

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Shiny New Machines San Antonio, Texas

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Track Name: Longest Ride
cramped space on the open road
five hundred miles from home
this is a hell of a time

to find you can't stand the company of your fellow man
and its not even worth trying

we could be piled in the backseat
headed to the next town
we could be filling up the pages
and working on the new sound
but you can't see
beyond your own anxiety and fear
why would I want to be
anywhere but here

I never felt more alone
than last night after the show
for the next five hours or so
can we ride in silence
on this the longest ride home

call of the open road
thought it would save your soul
but its been a hell of a time
nothing great is ever easy so here you'll find no sympathy
its not even worth trying

we could be smiling in the office
lying through our teeth
we could be reading a good book
before falling asleep
I won't be dying in the suburbs
counting down the years
why would I want to be
anywhere but here
Track Name: Optimist
taking back your part of the house
from the shadows encroaching in the hallways
but don't you fear
there's a silver lining to everything
that calls us back
when you wander afar from the beaten track

no rest when your head hits the pillow

its not the good things that will keep you up
gettin harder just to ignore it
as I get older, I know I'll still fuck up
lest you take me for an optimist

stumble forward, refusing to go down
sunlight peaks in once the dust beings to settle
and all we see
is the silver lining to everything
that calls us back
from the edge of all things turning black

the roof creaks just before it caves in
Track Name: Begin Again
I've been waiting for my life to start over
I've been waiting to begin again
so far there's no resolve or closure
always thought I'd find a better end

it just wasn't meant to be

I've been waiting for this page to be over
for the next chapter letterhead
I've got to regain some composure
feel the pull of the author's pen

why does it seem to be
so hard to know

where the time goes
when I'm lost in my head
does it burn up
feed the flame with things left unsaid

I've been waiting for my time to come
for my chance to ascend
I've been for my life to start over
I've been waiting to begin again

its just wasn't meant to be

have you taken the time to consider
all the lack of reasons to escape
maybe I'm the one being bitter
maybe I'm the last thing in my way

why does it seem to be
so hard to know

I don't mean to be ungrateful
for all of this
but oh, who wouldn't want to try again
Track Name: Giving Up The Ghost
plastered across your window over looking the ground below
starry eyed and innocent all holding out for hope
with passing time where was that change you wanted most
do the young and loud start movin' out and giving up the ghost

little bits of protest are getting harder everyday
why even try for actions when its easier to say
there's so much space here inland, that one day will be the coast
the rising tide can't stress your mind you've given up the ghost

aint it easy just to let go
its only more frightening the more that you know
cab't hear the fighting with your ears closed
to the indignant screams of those that dream and can't believe
the irony of apathy and giving up the ghost

aint it easy just to let go
can't be bothered by the things that I don't know
so raise your glass up with me here's a toast
to the young and loud all movin' out and giving up the ghost