This Sundered World

by Icarus Machine

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Watch that strange sound. Can you cover the shadows. Break that body into parts. Can you stop it from screaming. (Screaming at the world just to hear it say I have no echo I have no echo I have no echo) Come on now, why won't you believe. This world just wants you to bleed. You stare into the dying sun and the blackbird cries. Just kill me now before the end of the world. (Don't you know that we were made to die alone.) You stare into the dying sun. (Looking for the end.) Gabriel it's time to go. Watch that strange sound. Can you cover the shadows. Break that body into parts. Can you stop it from screaming. (Screaming at the world just to hear it say I have no echo I have no echo I have no echo) Come on now, why won't you believe. This world just wants you to bleed You stare into the dying sun and the blackbird cries. Just kill me now before the end of the world. (Don't you know that we were made to die alone.) You stare into the dying sun. (Looking for the end.) Gabriel it's time to go. Break those chains outside of time. Can you claim tomorrow. Turn those eyes around. Can you see what's behind you. Can you kill what's inside you. Can you kill what's inside you. Can you kill what's inside you. Can you kill what's inside you. You stare into the dying sun and the blackbird cries. Just kill me now before the end of the world. (Don't you know that we were made to die alone.) You stare into the dying sun. Looking for the end. Gabriel it's time to go. There's a sundered world behind. There's a sundered world beyond. There's a sundered world inside. Can you hear it cry. You stare into the dying sun and the blackbird cries. Just kill me now before the end of the world. (Don't you know that we were made to die alone.) You stare into the dying sun. (Looking for the end.) Gabriel it's time to go.
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04:57
I've seen you all come and go, live, love, lie. Like ghost and machines try to lay down the law. I've seen it all come and go, build, break, bind. With every future you have become, believed, betrayed, destroyed. Come the day, come the night. Let us sleep in undecided ness of love. For all that's here. On this day comes the fright. Lay it down and then just come to me. See you love, see you take off that flesh for me. I will hold you. I will seize you. I'm gonna love you for all the times I've killed you. (For all the times I die) I can feel you. Peel my skin for you. Maybe the sun will open wide. All these stars that have come and gone. They've seen you swirling around in my dying light. Won't you dance with me. Come make love to me before you die. All these moons that have lived and died. They've seen you crawl, seen you fall, Seen you fight for life. Won't you dance with me. See you love, see you take off that flesh for me. I made you over and over. I taught you over and over. I trusted over and over. I gave to you over and over. I loved you over and over. You broke me over and over. I loved you over and over. I'll burn you over and over. Come the day, come the night. Let us sleep in undecided ness of love. For all that's here. On this day comes the fright. Lay it down and then just come to me. See you love, see you take off that flesh for me. All these stars that have come and gone. They've seen you swirling around in my dying light. Won't you dance with me. Come make love to me before you die. All the moons that have lived and died. They've seen you crawl, seen you fall, seen you fight for life. Come dance with me. Come love, come take off that flesh for me.
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Still her heart. Goodbye Mother, you taught him everything he needs to know and he's hiding his fears. It's a lonely road but there won't be salt from tears. Gabriel, don't forget, don't look back Gabriel, step by step, step by step. Gabriel, don't hold on, she is far away. Let her have her dream, let her sleep. (Still her heart) Goodbye Mother, you taught him everything he needs to know about being alone. He'll walk a lonely road but there won't be salt from tears. Close your eyes, there's nothing left here for you. Oh Gabriel Go, turn away, let her stay. (Turn away). Close your eyes but open wide. Are you watching the sky, it's gonna fall, it's gonna cry. It's coming your way, letting you stray no more. (Still your heart) Goodbye mother, you taught him everything he needs to know about being alone. It's a lonely road but it won't be salt from tears. Goodbye Mother, you taught him everything he knows from pain to fear. It's a lonely road but it won't be salt from tears. Goodbye Mother, He'll get right up when he falls. Goodbye Mother, he won't cry for you anymore. Goodbye Mother, He'll move on if he has to crawl. Goodbye Mother, he won't ever cry for you. (Still your heart) Goodbye Mother, you taught him everything he needs to know and from here. It's a lonely road but there won't be salt from tears. Come on bird, let's follow the road to see where it goes. (There won't be salt from tears.) Come on bird, let's tell each other stories and I'll feed you corn. (There won't be salt from tears.) Come on bird, Let's follow the road to see where it goes. (There won't be salt from tears.) Come on bird, let's follow the road to see where it goes. Goodbye Mother, you taught him all he needs to know and from here. (Still your heart) Goodbye Mother, you taught him all he knows from pain to fear. It's a broken road but there won't be salt from tears. Come on Bird, let's follow the road where it goes. Come on Bird, to the end of the world. Come on Bird, let's follow the road where it goes. Come on Bird, to the end of the world.
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Let me be that witch I was made to be. Let me do that which I was made to do. Now give me that which I desire to. But understand that human engines they fail. Engines they fail. Cause man is not machine. Is not machine. Will never be. We're ready for the fall. Round them all up break all their parts We're gonna stand after all Bring them all out rip them apart. Save me for I am weak. Your insanity is my relief. Every man, every woman, every unwanted child Every beast, every spirit, every construct of mind. Get ready. Get ready for the fall Round them all up break all their parts. We're gonna stand after all Bring them all in rip them apart. Get ready for the fall Round them all up break all their parts. We're gonna stand after all Bring them all in rip them apart. Save me for I am weak
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Indestructible. You couldn't hurt me if you tried. I'm just a gasp away from laughter. Behind these velvet curtains I could cry but I was. Indestructible. Indestructible. I want to be the queen of your dreams in every lonely craving night. You wouldn't touch me. I'm just a smile beyond revulsion. Beneath this tattered silk my flesh was. Indestructible. Indestructible. I want to kill your sensuality so come touch all my delights. If I can't give you what I am I'm gonna tell you what I want I'm gonna show you how I burn cause I am. Indestructible. Indestructible. They would crow to you to revel in grotesquery. They would call on you to drop a coin for misery They would plead to you to titter tatter at my shame. You would come to see, so beautiful. Just watch that fire cause I am. I am that fire cause I can. So beautiful. Just watch that fire cause I am. I am that fire. Indestructible. o beautiful. I was a glory of mass, an exhibition in gross. A perfect study in mass but I was. Indestructible. Indestructible. They would crow to you to revel in grotesquery. They would call on you to drop a coin for misery They would plead to you to titter tatter at my shame. You would come to see, so beautiful.
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Breaking bonds with gravity, I fly. Make the lands fall away from me Lands fall away from me. Ever chasing the sky. Prowling the bottomless and ever lasting. I see it all but I am chained to this domain. I feel the weight of my duty way up here. Way up here with all the fallen. The owl at the gate of this hell, this hell, this hell. Best be taking care of business I. From way up here. Best be taking care of business I. From way up here. Watch the crossing of that line. I call it trespass you'll be dying. I'm just taking care of business I. From way up here. Best be taking care of business I. From way up here. Best be taking care of business I. From way up here. Watch the crossing of that line. I call it trespass you'll be dying. I'm just taking care of business I. Hold on tight, I'll bring you high, don't you cry. The lands fall on you. Lands will fall on you. Ever chasing your dream. The building of everlasting loyalty. I see the code I feel the rot from your desire. I see the end come to you from way up here. Way up here with all the fallen. The owl at the gate of this hell, this hell, this hell. Best be taking care of business I. From way up here. Best be taking care of business I. From way up here. Watch the crossing of that line. I call it trespass you'll be dying. I'm just taking care of business I. From way up here. Best be taking care of business I. From way up here. Best be taking care of business I. From way up here. Watch the crossing of that line. I call it trespass you'll be dying. I'm just taking care of business I. (Watch the crossing of that line) Best be taking care of business I. From way up here. Best be taking care of business I. From way up here. Watch the crossing of that line. I call it trespass you'll be dying. I'm just taking care of business I. From way up here. Best be taking care of business I. From way up here. Best be taking care of business I. From way up here. Watch the crossing of that line. I call it trespass you'll be dying. I'm just taking care of business I.
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04:44
You toil in the pride of creation. Do you see these tears, they're burning holes through this world. So here comes the son. Come to punish you all. You reap what you sow. Can you see these tears, they're burning holes through this world. So here comes the son Come to punish you all. This very night believe, in the failing son. Do you see these tears, they're burning holes through this world. So here comes the son Come to punish us all.
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03:46
I'm gonna be with you so let me do what I've got to do Cut that spirit off your chest, and let me come into you. I wanna be with you so, let me say what I've got to say. Take that ghost off your hands before you lay them on me. I'm gonna go with you there, let me do what I've got to do. Take that step and then another, and let me follow you. I wanna see what you see, when you go where you got to go. If this is what we've got now why make it so hard. What is that thing in your mind A thing to scatter your attention What is that shade in your eyes It makes you blind to my intention. What is that thing in your heart A lady gone wrong she wants your loyalty. What is that spirit you hide. You've gotta shake that touch before you put it on me. I wanna feel what you feel, let me know what I've got to do. We're at the end of the world together, is that not enough for you I wanna be with you so, let me say what I've got to say. If this is what we've got now, why make it so hard. What is that thing in your mind A thing to scatter your attention What is that shade in your eyes It makes you blind to my intention. What is that thing in your heart A lady gone wrong she wants your loyalty. What is that spirit you hide. (You've got to shake that touch before you put it on me.) (Why make it so hard.) What is that thing in your mind A thing to scatter your attention What is that shade in your eyes It makes you blind to my intention. What is that thing in your heart A lady gone wrong she wants your loyalty. What is that spirit you hide. You've got to shake that touch before you put it on me. If this is end of our days Come on let's take this Moment to make us feel safe. Come on let's do it. If this is end of our days Come on let's make this A final day to remember.
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04:55
In this land, a broken garden. A man tries to kill it to give it some light. With his hands, with his hands. (Hands of plaster and steel.) In this garden, a broken tree that fell. A woman tries to raise it from the dead. With her hands, with her hands. (There's no salvation here, not now, not ever) You lie down to fly. You live just to die. Tell me why I should release you from fear You love just to fight. Confess all your lies. When your eyes go dry then how do you know to cry. (There's no salvation here.) In your land, a broken ocean. A school where the fish becomes a man. But his hands, but his hands. (Hands made of old steel.) In that land, a broken mountain. Where creatures try to dig down out of the light. With their hands, with their hands. (There's no salvation here, not now, not ever.) You lie down to fly. You live just to die. Tell me why I should release you from fear (You'll find no salvation here, not now, not ever.) You love just to fight. Confess all your lies. When your eyes go dry then how do you know to cry. See this world. If it's raining that's me crying. See that city. If it's burning that's me tired of trying. See that man. He carries his eyes in a box made of brass. He says. Have you seen my children? I can't see my children. (Don't ask for your salvation here, not now, not ever.) You lie down to fly. You live just to die. Tell me why I should release you from fear You love just to fight. Confess all your lies. When your eyes go dry then how do you know to cry. (There's no salvation, not here, not now, not ever) You lie down to fly. You live just to die. Tell me why I should release you from fear (Don't ask for your salvation here, not now, not ever.) You love just to fight. Confess all your lies. When your eyes go dry then how do you know to cry. Do you see this world. Don't you wish it would rain. Do you see this city. Don't you wish it was gone. Do you see that man. He never had any children.
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Whatever you do you will fall Whatever you feel I'm not that far away (I'm not that far away) (as the crow flies) (I'm not that far away) (as the crow flies) (I'm not that far away) (as the crow flies) As the crow flies is the long way around (I'll meet you on the other side where all the dead crows go) Come make me into sky Show me all of your scars Show me where the crow flies Tell me where the dead ones go Come make me into sky Drown me in stars Show me where the crow flies Take me where the dead go When everyone's a shadow in this land And every face is carved and stained by pain (we're not that far from dead) (as the crow flies) (we're not that far from dead) (as the crow flies) (we're not that far from dead) (as the crow flies) As the crow flies is the hard way to die (Always alone) (let the crops burn make your body learn) (as the crow flies) (we're not that far from dead Come make me into sky Show me all of your scars Show me where the crow flies Tell me where the dead ones go Come make me into sky Drown me in stars Show me where the crow flies Take me where the dead go Come make me into sky Drown me in stars Show me where the crow flies Take me where the dead go Where do spirits go when there's no heaven there's no place to rest your soul Where do living go when there's no wanting there's no need and there's no goal Watch out that steel contains your mind and every thought will burrow down 'til they take you Come the Guardian Take you by the hand Come the Guardian Take you by the hand Come the Guardian Take you by the hand Come the Guardian Take you by the hand Where ever you go your gonna fall your gonna fall Whomever you love All those that you love will go (to that place) (where all the dead ones go) (go tend your scars go) (as the crow flies) Come make me into sky Show me all of your scars Show me where the crow flies Tell me where the dead ones go Come make me into sky Drown me in stars Show me where the crow flies Take me - Take me home
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Iron laden lands. Glass to shatter sand. Majesty of waste has no love of man. Loss of dignity is the way you dream your future. What's the pride in pain. Majesties are built. When we cry in vain. In veins of steel and gold. When we pray. In blood (Go build another dynasty.) Build another dynasty on wheels. With another dead machine. Just another manifest reality. On another dead machine. (Build me a.) Build me a road. Pave it in pain, never mind the stains. (If you can fly you can make it home.) Build me a train. Take it to the place where all the dead ones go home. Make believe will break your future. Why the pride in pain. Majesties are broken with pride. When we cry in vain. In vanity and lies. When we pray. (Go build another dynasty.) Build another dynasty on wheels. With another dead machine. Just another manifest reality. On another dead machine. (Go Bill, just play that majesty.) Build another dynasty on wheels. With another dead machine. (Another dead machine to fail) Just another manifest reality. On another dead machine. Build another dynasty yeah on wheels (Another dead machine to fail) Just another make-believe broken dream machine. To fail forever.
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What we've got here Is a cesspool of society that had to go down. What we've got here. Isn't that what you always wanted. What we've got here. Is delusion of a majesty that couldn't be real. What we've got here. You've lost your fear. If that was all that was wrong, maybe we could go home. You've lost your care. If that was all that was going on, then we'd know. You've lost all fear. If that was all that was wrong, maybe we could find home. You've lost all care. If that was all that was wrong. You made it clear. Nothing like pride to set a land on fire. You've lost your fear. Isn't that how you soothe all the creatures you made. Steel hearts won't cry. Won't feel wont' fear. Steel hearts won't cry. Won't feel won't fear. You've lost your fear. If that was all that was wrong, maybe we could go home. You've lost all care. If that was all that was going on, then we'd know. You've lost your fear. If that was all that was wrong, maybe we could find home. You've lost your care. If that was all that was wrong. Oh, don't you just dig this despair, yeah. You've lost your fear. If that was all that was wrong, maybe we could go home. You've lost your care. If that was all that was going on, then we'd know. You've lost your fear. If that was all that was wrong, maybe we could find home. You've lost all care. If that was all that was wrong. You've lost your fear. If that was all that was wrong, maybe we could find home. You've lost your care. If that was all that was going on, then we'd know. You've lost all fear. If that was all that was wrong, maybe we could find home. You've lost all care. If that was all that was wrong. (What we've got here) And you can't see yourself through a mirror darkly cause everything it shows is a lie. And you can't run away through a mirror darkly cause there is no other side. And you can't feel your way through a mirror darkly cause steel hearts won't cry. And you can't fly away, you can't fly. (What we've got here.) You've lost your fear. If that was all that was wrong, maybe we could go home. You've lost your care. If that was all that was going on, then we'd know. You've lost your fear. If that was all that was wrong, maybe we could find home. You've lost your care. If that was all that was wrong. (What we've got here.)
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05:22
Take my hand. Let's go. To the end of the world. Let's go. Let's follow that crow Nobody goes home. Let's see where it goes. We'll take a step and then another. Give us just another. This is what the world has come to. Did you know a world is born every time you dream. Break those ties. Let's fly. To the end of the world. Let's bury that steel that you found Nobody goes home. Let's sleep watching the sky hit the ground. We take a breath and then another. Let there be another. Now here's the end of days. Bring that heart closer to me. Now here's the end of skies. Come fly away with me. Now here's the end of worlds. Bring that edge closer to me. Now here's the end of time. The edge of our reality. Some poets may say this is real. Others might say to themselves when you're gone. Why are we here why are we ever here? When did we care when did we ever care. Because the end of the world is near. The end of the world is inside of you. The end of the world is clear. The end will start with you. Start with you. Who will care? Unless you let it be known it's true. This is what the world has come to. Did you know a world is born every time you dream. Now here's the end of days. Bring that heart closer to me. Now here's the end of skies. Come fly away with me. Now here's the end of worlds. Bring that edge closer to me. Now here's the end of time. The edge of our reality

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"I have no echo. I have no faith. I have no tomorrow.
You have no hope, no place to be, yet you go.
Through this sundered world you go. In my dying sun you go."

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released August 12, 2016

Icarus Machine is:

Bill Babcock
Jenny K Brennan
Jordi Ribas

Recorded around the world online.
Recording Engineers: Bill Babcock, Jenny K Brennan, Jordi Ribas
Mixed and Mastered at Anjin-San by Bill Babcock

Produced by Bill Babcock
Co-produced by Jenny K Brennan

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Icarus Machine Lakeville, Massachusetts

The members of Icarus Machine came together late 2015 after collaborating online over several years on various projects with each other. The members, Bill Babcock, Jenny K Brennan and Jordi Ribas, hail from all over the world: Massachusetts, United States; Ontario, Canada; all the way to Galicia, Spain. ... more

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