The Things We've Built

by The Hands Automaton

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released January 22, 2013

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The Hands Automaton Kearney, Nebraska

Genre spanning rock group from Kearney, NE

JR - Vocals, Guitar
Kyle - Guitar, Vocals
Jordan - Bass, Vocals
Pablo - Drums, Vocals
Brian - Guitar

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Track Name: Drones
We are awake/ we are that unfamiliar song
We are the noise inside your ears
That's droning on and on and on

On and on and on and on...
Track Name: Intense Depictions (of Inclement Weather)
I feel like/ I'm drowning in my own bad blood
Help me find a way out

The waters are pulling me in.
Deeper and deeper where there's no sunlight.

Someone save/ someone help me
Help me find a way out

I reach out my hand/ in hope to find you.
I can't hear your voice/ Have I done so much wrong.
Track Name: At Arms Length
WE WILL NEVER, never be real friends
I WILL NEVER, trust you again
I WILL ALWAYS, hold you at arms length
I WILL ALWAYS, HOLD YOU, AT ARMS LENGTH
Track Name: Threat Level Midnight
LET'S GO!

Is this the life you imagined since you were a kid?
Did you get what you wanted? I can't say that I did.

If I could take it all back, I would one million times.
If I could take it all back, I'd walk the other way.
But I've still got my friends and take comfort in knowing that
they'll mean so much more to me than the 'friendship' that we had.

I just can't take it anymore.
Won't let you fake it anymore.
Could scream until my lungs are sore...
BUT YOU'RE NOT WORTH MY TIME!

Are you really that clueless? Have you ever wondered?
How you are given so much, just to let it squander.

If I could take it all back, I would one million times.
If I could take it all back, I'd walk the other way.

But I've still got my friends and take comfort in knowing that
they'll mean so much more to me than the 'friendship' that we had.

I just can't take it anymore.
Won't let you fake it anymore.
Could scream until my lungs are sore...
BUT YOU'RE NOT WORTH MY TIME!

I'VE STILL GOT MY FRIENDS!
YOU'RE NOT WORTH MY TIME!
Track Name: Not the Same
There is no compromising/ I've got my integrity
Try to steal everything/ but you can't take that from me
You're just a hypocrite/ your masquerade is done
I've seen both of your faces/ and I don't like either one

I WILL STAND TALL
in a world that's on its knees
I WILL STAND TALL
while you crawl aimlessly

We're not the same
WE'RE NOT THE SAME
No matter what you think

I pray/ that someday/ you will see
the truth
Track Name: Ghost Music
Whatever happened to my heroes?
I should have known that they were useless
Whatever happened to their passion?
Fill your life up with excuses

Are you chasing your dreams?
Or running away from them?

You faded into shadow,
your last light left the embers
but no one misses
what they can't remember

You turned your back to me, but I was just a kid
Hanging on every second of everything you did
You got up and said your peace, and everybody heard
You got up and said your peace, but didn't mean a word
Track Name: Waves
You're a fake

Walking a path tread by those who came before
And arrogantly strutting through their open door
I left you out at sea where you found your sails had torn
I see you're still trying to ride my waves to shore

I'll make my own waves

Don't count on me to save you
Track Name: The Things We've Built
Slowly rotting skin and bones
(We were made so frail)
Fighting vainly against our ends
(We were born to fail)
Our memories behind us, our true bliss has past
Clinging to each moment just to watch it pass

Can we reclaim?
Find happiness again?

We’re so proud of the things we’ve built
Until they burn and turn to silt
Blown away with all the dust
Our monuments sit there and rust
Track Name: Maybe, Goodbye
Are you so good that you have no problems?
Quit running away, turn around and solve them
You just decide to forget
Pretend like we never met
Who ever said that blood was thicker?
I always thought our lives were richer

Maybe its time to say goodbye

I'm lost without you, I can't breath
I'm lost without you, I'm on my knees
I'm begging you to save me
from all this insanity

And I can't see you anymore
Since you never opened that door
and that's something I can't change