Perpetual Emotion Machine

by The Great American Novel

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your head's like mine
with a whole world inside
we get trapped in sometimes
have to be told we're alright

I know that you're tired
I know that it's work
putting out your own fires
I know that it hurts

I can be dumb
or I can be mean
so hard to live in
an emotion machine

used to feel so much
like a pin print to a touch
now I have to adjust
just to keep from getting crushed

if you feel like you've had enough
just remember I'm still here and I'm not that tough


released July 8, 2019
Layne Montgomery - guitar, claps, vocals
Steve Shaw - bass, claps
Aidan Shepard - drums, claps, vocals
JR Atkins - lead guitar
Zac Coe - vocals
Maura Felter - claps
Billy Aukstik - vocals

Artwork by Casey Roonan
Produced and mixed by Billy Aukstik at Hive Mind Recording
Mastered by Carl Saff


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