MACHINES & SOUL

by m o k r o ï é

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WE CAN MAKE IT FIT So you thought this could be it You wanted to quit You prayed over it Was all over it More than a little bit Tell your friends about it Bought by the government That was the start of it [ We can make it fit ] [ We can make it fit ] And the cause of it We were born from this No one cares how it fits If you're poor, or you're rich Bought by the government That was the start of it And you thought this could be it And you wanted to quit! I'll take care of it Told your friends about it No time to ponder, and sit Can't be ashamed of it I'll take care of it We don't care how it fits And so you wanted to quit We were scorned for this And you prayed over it More than a little bit Be prepared for it That was the start of it And the cause of it You would never quit Yes you wanted it Never let go of it Could never want more of it Your seven year itch I was prepared for it Some gonna snitch Some gonna tell Some gonna wish Some goin' to hell Some kind of heaven Some kind of lot All the things that you haven't got. The wars for it Go to bat for it... Original lyrics by; Alan "Allonymous" Conway © 2018
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WITH THESE THOUGHTS I can't talk to myself knowing that you're gone I can't talk to myself like this Knowing that it's over. I can't talk to myself like this With these thoughts I have. I can't talk to myself like this Knowing that I'm wrong. I can't talk to myself I can't talk to myself I can't talk to myself I can't talk It's over! It's over! It's over! It's over! When I see all those photographs And it's over, it's over! The music we used to make inside Now it's over! Yes it's over! Think of all the joy we had Now it's over, now it's over! We used to fit like a hand, in a glove. Amd it's over, and it's over! This time...time This time...time I can't talk to myself I can't talk I can't talk I can't talk I can't talk Original lyrics by: Alan "Allonymous" Conway © 2018
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GUNS BLESS AMERICA You've got to know How to lock, and load it. Empty clip, clean, and refill it. She turned the knob Entered her home slowly Intruder alert! He sat up, and stirred She shot him calmly Later to find It wasn't where she lived. Guns bless America! Guns bless America! Guns bless America! Guns bless America! "Put your hands up!" "I didn't do nothing!" "Put your hands up!" "I was just standing my ground." "They were never indicted". "They got off scott free!" "He was only selling a pack of cigarettes." "He was just a baby!" "They had no business being around here anyway" "What you want me to do man? This is America!" "This is America!" He's just a boy Still believes in Santa Claus And with his cape, could fly in his own backyard. The police were called for a disturbance nearby He reached for his toy Gun They shot him 16 times! "The Senate passed a vote 63 to 37 allowing all American grade school teachers to arm themselves against any possible threat of a mass shooting." Guns bless America! Guns bless America! Guns bless America! Guns bless America! Guns bless America! Guns bless America! Original lyrics by; Alan "Allonymous" Conway © 2018
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PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE DIRT If you dare look upon your history Someone fought for you to be Where you are in these perilous times Aware heeding the signs. Peace will continue sitting on his mountain. Peace won't put out any of your fires. So go on and riot. And we gather around, with our hashtags and sounds And we look to the east And we know it won't believe us. If you choose freedom it's not about peace and love It's about a fight for the human rights Put your hands in the dirt if you feel it's worth it Put your hands in the dirt if you feel it's what it's worth Is it worth it? Peace will continue sitting on his mountain. Peace isn't bound by territorial borders. Put your hands in the dirt and feel what it's worth, is it worth it? Put your hands in the dirt Is it worth it? Put your hands in the dirt and feel what it's worth, is it worth it? Put your hands in the dirt Is it worth it? Is it worth it? Some will choose it Is it worth it? Some will lose it. Think about it, one single life the majority will deny. Synthesize it, if you ain't seen the light And you think that you're trying. Won't get by, 'cause you're only dying. Live a little give more back and be the power Be the power, be the power. You can be, decide If you can read the signs You can redefine if you allow it. In other words, destruction's up in your mind But you find yourself falling, falling behind 'Cause you're trying so hard to keep It's a Sign Of The Times. There are Flies On The Windscreen. There are Lambs For The Slaughter. If you get things right. Put your hands in the air? Put your hands in the dirt. Original lyrics by; Alan "Allonymous" Conway, & Francesco Virgilio (C) 2017
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GLISTENING LIKE OBSIDIAN There I was, there I was Across your field of vision There I was, there I was Standing alone on a pinnacle of ideas That crumbled before me Had I'd been clairvoyant I would've seen it from the inside Glistening like obsidian And spreading like the Milky Way Even in hindsight I would've played out the scene exactly the same! Pointing fingers, and pinning the blame Nobody knows my name Don't you tell me that I create my own reality I've already affirmed, what I want to see What I want to see And this looks like nothing Like the truth to me It's getting the best of me I had to get away from me There I was, there I was Standing across your field of vision There I was, there I was Standing across your field of vision Glistening like obsidian And spreading like the Milky Way Even in hindsight I would've Played out the scene exactly the same Don't you tell me that I... Don't you tell me.. They held him high in high esteem My how the foundations crumbled And the light emitted from his pores Like strands of gold A heart so cold Couldn't feel what they feel As they sealed him up As they sealed him up As they sealed him up As they sealed him up Mmm hmmm. Original lyrics by: Alan "Allonymous" Conway © 2018
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PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE DIRT If you dare look upon your history Someone fought for you to be Where you are in these perilous times Aware heeding the signs. Peace will continue sitting on his mountain. Peace won't put out any of your fires. So go on and riot. And we gather around, with our hashtags and sounds And we look to the east And we know it won't believe us. If you choose freedom it's not about peace and love It's about a fight for the human rights Put your hands in the dirt if you feel it's worth it Put your hands in the dirt if you feel it's what it's worth Is it worth it? Peace will continue sitting on his mountain. Peace isn't bound by territorial borders. Put your hands in the dirt and feel what it's worth, is it worth it? Put your hands in the dirt Is it worth it? Put your hands in the dirt and feel what it's worth, is it worth it? Put your hands in the dirt Is it worth it? Is it worth it? Some will choose it Is it worth it? Some will lose it. Think about it, one single life the majority will deny. Synthesize it, if you ain't seen the light And you think that you're trying. Won't get by, 'cause you're only dying. Live a little give more back and be the power Be the power, be the power. You can be, decide If you can read the signs You can redefine if you allow it. In other words, destruction's up in your mind But you find yourself falling, falling behind 'Cause you're trying so hard to keep It's a Sign Of The Times. There are Flies On The Windscreen. There are Lambs For The Slaughter. If you get things right. Put your hands in the air? Put your hands in the dirt. Original lyrics by; Alan "Allonymous" Conway, & Francesco Virgilio (C) 2017

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PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE DIRT
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WE CAN MAKE IT FIT
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released November 15, 2019

Production Francesco Virgilio
Music & Arrangement Francesco Virgilio
Lead Vocals Allonymous tracks #1 #2 #3 # #5 #6 / Margeaux Lampley track #8
Backing Vocals Allonymous track #8
Lyrics Allonymous, except track #8 Allonymous & Francesco Virgilio
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About MACHINES & SOUL
the new m o k r o ï é ‘s 8 tracks album made with electronic synthetic sounds and deep moods.

"Put Your Hands In The Dirt", its first excerpt released beforehand, symbolizes the upcoming musical and visual transition. The production is based on a large use of synthetic sounds, electronic sound effects, sequencers and arpeggiators. It’s a more electronic album than its predecessor GLOBAL - SYSTEM - ERROR. Rhythms and percussions are less complex in order to highlight the greatest richness of the textures and the always cinematographic and mesmerizing atmospheres of the compositions.

Vocals, always according m o k r o ï é ‘s way, amplify the emotions aroused by the already evocative music. Lyrics are as much about introspective than heartbreaking social topics. In this opus, Francesco Virgilio surrounds himself again with Allonymous as a vocalist, and as well of Margeaux Lampley, jazz and gospel singer, who offers a fresh interpretation of "Put Your Hands In The Dirt" in a minimalist arrangement, ideal track to close this very dense and electronic effort so far. Margeaux Lampley has released three full length solo album, with precious arrangements of Olivier Hutman, then Rémi Toulon. She previously worked with Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague), Les Marathonians, Funkorama, Sodex. In addition to her personal career, she is part of the band The 100 Voices Of Gospel, touring all over Europe with great success.
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A propos de MACHINES & SOUL
le nouvel album de 8 titres de m o k r o ï é composé de sons électroniques synthétiques et d’ambiances profondes.

"Put Your Hands In The Dirt", le premier extrait sorti préalablement, symbolise la transition musicale et visuelle à venir. La production de l’album se base sur une grande utilisation de sons synthétiques, bruitages électroniques, séquenceurs et arpégiateurs. Un album davantage électronique que son prédécesseur GLOBAL - SYSTEM - ERROR. Les rythmiques et percussions sont moins complexes afin de mettre en valeur la plus grande richesse des textures et les atmosphères toujours cinématographiques et envoutantes des compositions.

Les voix, toujours selon la marque de fabrique m o k r o ï é, amplifient les émotions suscitées par les musiques déjà très évocatrices. Les thèmes abordés sont autant des sujets introspectifs que sujets de société déchirants. Dans cet opus, Francesco Virgilio s’entoure à nouveau d'Allonymous pour le chant, et de Margeaux Lampley, chanteuse jazz et gospel, pour une réinterprétation de "Put Your Hands In The Dirt" dans un arrangement minimaliste, piste idéale pour clôturer un album électronique et dense jusque-là. Margeaux Lampley a publié trois albums solos, avec les précieux arrangements de Olivier Hutman, puis Rémi Toulon. Elle a auparavant collaboré avec Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague), les Marathonians, Funkorama, Sodex. Parallèlement à sa carrière personnelle, elle participe au groupe « The 100 Voices Of Gospel » qui tourne dans toute l’Europe avec un très grand succès.

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