Machine (An Apology) [Live]

from More of the Rest: Early Recordings by The Nowhere Man

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Written 2004, recorded 2005.07.22 at Toto's Coffeehouse, Mission, Kansas. An ode to a wrecked automobile and a plea for atonement. The original version was recorded in 2004 for The Search for Satori.


You had grown so old, we were such good friends
You served me so well, you never let me down
You weren't perfect, but no one is
You didn't have it all, but nobody does
You had your flaws, but you weren't alone
You had your scars, but you weren't the only one
I learned so much with you
You knew how I felt, you always heard me
We did not share a common thirst
But we shared so much more
And I had to end it, I had to look too far back
I destroyed what had been built
No apology can ever make it up

I can't believe - what have I done?
Everything was fine till I came and screwed it (all) up
Please forgive all the mistakes I've made

And I had to end it
I had to look too far back
I destroyed what had been built
No apology can ever make it up
I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry
I'm so sorry to you all

I look back and I can't believe
How'd I live like that, be so foolish?
I became the thing I hate
Who has the power to forgive me?
All alone, staring at the distance
I lost myself, forgot what I was doing
Reawoke to curse myself
Curse the sky and curse the thought
Of all my hypocrisy


from More of the Rest: Early Recordings, released July 31, 2015




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