Movement: The Very Best of Mind Machine 1990​-​1995

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credits

released February 3, 2017

mind machine:
brian olsen I brian belknap

all songs:
music recorded at olsen manor van nuys, ca 1990-1995
vocals recorded at logan labs north hollywood, ca 2016
brian olsen - synthesizers/programming/music/words
brian belknap - vocals

except:
try to forgive
written 1990
music recorded at olsen manor van nuys, ca 1992
vocals recorded at logan labs north hollywood, ca 2016
brian olsen - synthesizers/programming/music
brian belknap - vocals/words

tracks 16-21 original 1990-1991 versions (except like today vocals)

like today
recorded by mvp clancy at van nuys, ca 1991
vocals recorded at logan labs north hollywood, ca 2016
brian olsen - synthesizers
brian belknap - vocals
david blatty - synthesizers/programming/music/words

target
corruption in utopia
face the nation
recorded by mvp clancy at van nuys, ca 1991
brian olsen - synthesizers/programming/music/words
brian belknap - vocals
david blatty - synthesizers

running with you
recorded by mvp clancy at van nuys, ca 1991
brian olsen - synthesizers/programming/music
brian belknap - vocals
david blatty - synthesizers/words

motionless world
recorded by geza x at paramount recording studios hollywood, ca 1990
brian olsen - synthesizers/programming/music
brian belknap - vocals
david blatty - synthesizers
david mongan - synthesizers/words
eric miller - synthesizers

artwork:
brian belknap

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Mind Machine Los Angeles, California

Originally formed in 1989, Mind Machine have reunited in 2016 to bring to the musical world their best tracks that they felt needed to be heard.
They revisited all their original cassette demos bringing the very best tracks to life 20-something years later, with cleaned up remastered digital recordings and brand new vocal treatments. Mind Machine plan on working on brand new music in 2017.
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Track Name: Like Heaven?
Where is a place that doesn't keep you locked in, or disables you to be free
Where is a place where no one looks down on you, or prejudges you irrationally
I need a place to be loved, a place where I can truly feel loved
Is there somewhere that I can live forever, where I would find absolute sufficiency
There'd be no pressure from daily routine that would cause harmful reaction to me
I've got to leave this place, for I've already lost the race

I will find a place of my own where I can feel right at home and there'll be no laws etched in stone and I'll be happy
It would be just like heaven
I could find myself free from harm and I could hold you in my arms forever always would I feel calm and happy.
Would it be just like heaven

Will you listen to my plea for a better world, no longer will I suffer so horribly
My need to escape is stronger than my need to live, I cannot be pained so endlessly
If no one will understand, I'll take my life into my own hands
It's only then that I can be assured of peace, love and harmony
Because I've tried to make it work for myself, only to fail tremendously
I've lost the will to survive, because it hurts too much to be alive

I will find a place of my own where I can feel right at home and there'll be no laws etched in stone and I'll be happy
It would be just like heaven
I could find myself free from harm and I could hold you in my arms forever always would I feel calm and happy
Would it be just like heaven
Track Name: Sadness
There is a feeling I have within
It's similar to the aftertaste of sin
With the exception that I have no control
over its intrusion of my soul
After it enters I like to lie under the covers should I happen to die
Of course it's fiction, but I don't really know what do I do once I have to let go

It's an illusion to myself and everyone
Why, I don't know
Just let me wallow in my fun

Sadness

I've made the choice to walk away
From the brightness of the day
I turn to night time to sink deep in my gloom
All I can foresee is misery and doom
I hope it's better in the afterlife
But I'm content right now, counting all my strifes
If this ever ends, I'll never understand why I ever wanted to live life as I planned

It's an illusion to myself and everyone
Why, I don't know
Just let me wallow in my fun

Sadness

It's an illusion to myself and everyone
Why, I don't know
Just let me wallow in my fun

Sadness
Track Name: Power Trip
Do you speak the language
The language of machines
When you get to be as big as you are
Nothing's ever like it seems

There are ways to step above it
But I don't know for sure
Once you grab on to authority
You're left wanting more and more

You’ve changed before my eyes
How can you be so mean
What a dramatic difference
Nothing like I've ever seen

Do you feel like you're on top of the world
With your throne embellished with gold
What did I do to deserve this treatment
How come I don't fit your mold

Just who the hell do you think you are
It's my self-respect you have no respect for
Are you gonna try to hunt me down
If I try to walk out the door

You've changed before my eyes
How can you be so mean
What a dramatic difference
Nothing like I've ever seen

Just who the hell do you think you are
You keep trying to run me into the ground
But let me run something by you
What goes around comes around

You’ve changed before my eyes
How can you be so mean
What a dramatic difference
Nothing like I've ever seen

Ever seen
Track Name: Frustration
Today I realized that nothing's ever gone my way
I always speak my mind but no one hears what I say
I might as well bite my tongue cos my words are falling on deaf ears
But I can't help the way I feel, it's the reason for my tears

Frustration leaves me trembling, trembling
Temptation makes me want to shout out to the world

How can I make sense of this when there's no sense in comprehending
There's no reason to go on based on the vibes that life's been sending
I'd give up everything if it meant that I could get a break
But since I'm void in luck, it would probably end up being my last mistake

Frustration leaves me trembling, trembling
Temptation makes me want to shout out to the world

This has got to go away
This has got to go away

Frustration leaves me trembling, trembling
Temptation makes me want to shout out to the world
Track Name: Tears of Blue
I remember times when we were well
When it wasn't hell
You did your best to make me feel
Like we had something real

Now you insist on causing pain
You bring it down like rain
I did not think you could be this cruel
It seems I was the fool

Take away, all this hurt
It makes me cry tears of blue
Words you say, I feel like dirt
I want to cry tears of blue

This neverending mystery
Of why you're mean to me
Has come to rear its ugly head
I might as well be dead

I pray that some finality
Will come eventually
Until then I'll try to forget
The very day we met

Take away all this hurt
It makes me cry tears of blue
Words you say, I feel like dirt
I want to cry tears of blue
Take away all this hurt
It makes me cry tears of blue

Take away, all this hurt
It makes me cry tears of blue
Words you say, I feel like dirt
I want to cry tears of blue
Track Name: Hail to the Sky
They want us to give up
They want us to surrender
They want us to wave the white flag
But will we, we say never

We're gonna break down, but we're not gonna cry
We'll find a way now, 'cos we don't wanna die
We're taking over, we're gonna give it a try
We'll win this hands down, and then we'll hail to the sky

We look towards new days ahead
We look towards victory
We will start a new future
We will end this tyranny

We're gonna break down, but we're not gonna cry
We'll find a way now, 'cos we don't wanna die
We're taking over, we're gonna give it a try
We'll win this hands down, and then we'll hail to the sky
Track Name: Plenty
Why do you keep doing this to me
I've had enough of your schemes
But you won't ever give it up
'cause it's all part of your dreams

Have you had plenty yet
Oh no
Have you had plenty yet
Oh no

I'm just a servant to your torture
and you border masochist
I'm drowning in my own sweat
I don't know what will happen next

Have you had plenty yet
Oh no
Have you had plenty yet
Oh no

I'm fighting just to stay alive
but the odds are strictly against me
You're having way too much fun
and you don't realize the consequences

Help me
Help me

Have you had plenty yet
Oh no
Track Name: Cruel World
You like to hurt me, and you know you're killing me
I'm sick of your insensitivity
I can't forget your actions, I can't forget the past
If I stayed with you any longer, I don't think I could last

Is this reality or is this a made-up story
All I know is that you're living in a cruel world
I gotta get away from what you're doing to me
I just can't live in your cruel world

I don't remember anything you've done for me
I've had to live in constant misery
I've had to deal with your emotion-playing games
Is it torture or a test of love
Either way, it's all the same

Is this reality or is this a made-up story
All I know is that you're living in a cruel world
I gotta get away from what you're doing to me
I just can't live in your cruel world

You just can't see the truth
In your actions
One day you'll find the truth in your actions

Is this reality or is this a made-up story
All I know is that you're living in a cruel world
I gotta get away from what you're doing to me
I just can't live in your cruel world
Track Name: Anything
Ask and you shall receive
Oh, that's not always true
What must I do to get to you
I think I've got your number, but I just can't get through

I would give anything to know what's on your mind
I would give anything to know how you feel inside

Don't run away into your shell
That doesn't make for a solution
What's troubling you, what's wracking your brain
I want to find the cure for your pain
I've heard it said that you love me
Now I don't want to wait and see

I would give anything to know what's on your mind
I would give anything to know how you feel inside
Anything, anything
Anything, anything
Anything
Track Name: Evil Girl
Don't walk away from me
You know what you have done
You made me feel a fool
In front of everyone

Hold your head up
Don't pretend that I'm not there

You've got a black heart
You're such an evil girl
You've got to pay the price
You evil girl

It's a nightmarish spot
For you to put me in
You really embody have to be
The epitome of sin

What a shame though
You were once my perfect dream

You've got a black heart
You're such an evil girl
You've got to pay the price
You evil girl
Track Name: Try to Forgive
The sudden doom
And the constant gloom
But what's the difference

The everlasting lull
Looks and feels as though
It's any other day

As you're shaking with fright
Struggling and trembling all through the night
Trying to get away

But I doubt
That you'll get out
The vibrations I receive
Just can't be deceived

Although we're in pain
There's nothing to change
We just have to live
And try to forgive

And try to forgive
Track Name: A Cross to Bear
Standing in the crowd
I see you from a distance
You're always looking away
So you can play "Miss Innocent"
I can't get your attention
You're playing games with someone else
And I'm getting frustrated
I really can't do anything else

I'm trying to touch you
But you're always just out of reach

What can I do
To make you see what I want you to see
What can I do
To make you fall in love with me
You can blame me for inexperience
But I guess that's my cross to bear

You're amidst a sea of thieves
Who are trying to take you for their own
And I'm still at shore
Waiting for you to swim back home
When will you see through the darkness
And find me at the end of the light beam
Then you can discover me
And help me live my wildest dreams

I'm trying to touch you
But you're always just out of reach

What can I do
To make you see what I want you to see
What can I do
To make you fall in love with me
You can blame me for inexperience
But I guess that's my cross to bear
Track Name: Inevitable
The sun will burst
Oceans will dry
The world will end
I'm gonna die
I need some sleep
Turn out the light
I think it's time
To say goodnight

It's so inevitable

I'll fall in love
I'll own a car
I'll work so hard
I'll travel far
What's there to look for
Around the bend
We know it all
Except when it ends

It's so inevitable

The sun will burst
Oceans will dry
The world will end
I'm gonna die
I need some sleep
Turn out the light
I think it's time
To say goodnight

It's so inevitable
Track Name: Universal
There is something that we know
It's in our hearts for us to show
It will never go away
It is truly here to stay

Love is universal
And it's all we can do
Love is universal
And it shows our whole lives through

It just makes you feel so good
Like we always knew it would
Yet they test it continuously
To where we constantly disagree, but...

Love is universal
And it's all we can do
Love is universal
And it shows our whole lives through

In a world of hate and war
We need something much, much more
It's the one constant thing
It's the feeling that makes us sing...

Love is universal
And it's all we can do
Love is universal
And it shows our whole lives through

Love is universal and it's all we can do
Love is universal and it's all that we can do


Love is universal
Love is universal
Track Name: Like Today
Under the streetlights, in the dark
Those moments never seem to far
Shrouded by the night and filled with pain
rying secretly, crying your name

You always hated me all the time
Because you thought that the choice was mine
I only wanted to get away
To some place or time just like today

Now I'm here in your world trying hard to catch your eye
You said I'd be happy here but I just cannot see why

Now that you've finally lured me here
I am faced with my greatest fear
I always trusted you all along
But now something has gone really wrong

Now I see your sad world why did I think I'd want to change
It just seems much worse here everyone want to play their games
You can only pretend for so long that the truth will go away

I'm waiting for the day, the day when you will realize
That reality will be waiting when you open up your eyes

Sometimes I wonder why I persist, when I've nothing left to give
You've sucked me dry of any life, and anything I've yet to try

What have you left me to hold inside

I'm back where I started but everything is twice as hard
When days just like today will never really be too far
Track Name: Target
Let the walls come down on top of me
Let the walls come down on top of me
Maybe then you'll see the value of life to me
Maybe then you'll see how important this is to me

Oh I don't know
Why I'm the one
Always getting hurt

I don't want to live me life in pain
I don't want to live me life in pain
But you don't even care you just stand right over there
You don't even care you think it's all completely fair

Oh will they quit
Digging deep into my skin
I'm sick of being burned

Let the walls come down on top of me
Let the walls come down on top of me
Maybe then you'll see the value of life to me
Maybe then you'll see how important this is to me

Oh I don't know
Why I'm the one
Always getting hurt
Track Name: Running with You
All this time I felt so restrained
Like I would never be free again
I'd forgotten what it really meant to live
And this illusion is not all there is

And we feel so happy
Though we go nowhere
I am running with you
I'll never leave you far behind

It's hard for me to keep up with you
You've been in this situation before
And I have never felt like this
But I'll give all I have to give

And we feel so happy
Though we go nowhere
I am running with you
I'll never leave you far behind

I want to be alive
For once I want to smile
I want to be alive
I never want to die
I want to be alive
Just to be with you

Don't turn me away so easily
Because of what you've heard people say
Cos most of it is never true
When I stand right next to you

And we feel so happy
Though we go nowhere
I am running with you
I'll never leave you far behind
Track Name: Corruption in Utopia
Nobody's perfect
Nothing's perfect in this world
'cause we're all human that's a fact of life

So I don't understand the reason why
You can't imagine that
A place like utopia can be filled with strife

Lies and deceit will get you nowhere
Because you just can't live like that
In a place like utopia
But maybe I'm wrong

I've seen the world
I've seen the crime that's been committed
The greed, the lies, the murder are just too much to take

So I've got to tell you something that
I know you don't want to hear
But this idea of utopia is just a fake

Lies and deceit will get you nowhere
Because you just can't live like that
In a place like utopia
But maybe I'm wrong
Track Name: Face the Nation
I don't really know
Which way that I should go
But I Know that I love you
Now it's just a matter of letting you know

Face the nation
With investigation
It's either that or a disposition of isolation
Disintegration
Of the heart
But I can't let that be the situation

I need help from you
So I won't be lonely too
You must help me out
And give a love that is true

Face the nation
With investigation
It's either that or a disposition of isolation
Disintegration
Of the heart
But I can't let that be the situation

Gotta get your attention

Face the nation
With investigation
It's either that or a disposition of isolation
Disintegration
Of the heart
But I can't let that be the situation
Track Name: Motionless World
We can't move around
We're stuck on this ground
With nowhere to go
Everybody's moving so slow
I want to get up and go

We live in a motionless world
We've nowhere to go
No wonder we're so depressed
'cause we live in a motionless world

This routine's getting old
And although I've been told
That we've got to live with it
I'm getting rather sick of it
Trapped inside this pit

We live in a motionless world
We've nowhere to go
No wonder we're so depressed
Cos we live in a motionless world

I can't understand
This quite monotonous plan
Why such things must be
Why can't I be free
Why can't I be me

We live in a motionless world
We've nowhere to go
No wonder we're so depressed
Cos we live in a motionless world