Reflection

by Mind Machine

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credits

released October 22, 1991

mind machine:
brian olsen I brian belknap

all songs:
recorded by mvp clancy at van nuys, ca 1991

transparent
brian olsen - synthesizers/programming
brian belknap - vocals
david blatty - synthesizers/music/words

never fall in love
brian olsen - synthesizers/programming/music
brian belknap - vocals/words
david blatty - synthesizers

running with you
brian olsen - synthesizers/programming/music
brian belknap - vocals
david blatty - synthesizers/words

like today
brian olsen - synthesizers
brian belknap - vocals
david blatty - synthesizers/programming/music/words

serious song
target
survive
swimming pool
repetition
face the nation
brian olsen - synthesizers/programming/music/words
brian belknap - vocals
david blatty - synthesizers

artwork:
brian belknap

original concept artwork:
jennel schlefstein

© & ℗ 1991 mind machine

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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: Transparent
I wonder if you've heard a thing I've said
Have you ever wondered what it meant
When I cry
I wonder if your hands cover your ears
So you will never have to hear
What I need you to

I wish you would listen
And I wish you would think a while
I wish that you would understand
Just once

All I want is some reaction
Don't ignore that I feel so strongly
I can never accept myself
Just tell me you know I'm alive

Have you ever felt like you're transparent
When your hopes are all that there is
To live for

I wish you would need me
And I wish you would try
I wish that you could love
Just once

All I want is some reaction
I can never accept myself

All I want is some reaction
Don't ignore that I feel so strongly
I can never accept myself
Please tell me you know I'm alive

Just once
Track Name: Never Fall in Love
Never fall in love
It will leave you empty
And begging for sympathy
As you begin to lose control
And turn upside down
And no one seems to care
Or acknowledge that you're there
'cause they're too busy thinking
About where they should be
But these things take time
And recovery is slow
But eventually you'll heal
As you tell yourself
To never fall in love again

Never fall in love
It will leave your senses confused
And you'll be easily used
At everyone's pleasure
For only their leisure
Resulting in your distress
And leaving you crushed
To be swept away
Where no one will see
So they don’t have to deal with it
Because it happens every day
And love only ends in pain
So you tell yourself
To never fall in love again
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: 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: Serious Song
Well
I'm just sitting in the dark
Alone here in the dark
Contemplating
Well
I don't know what else to say
Except I hope you're on your way
I've been waiting

And I hope you will come as soon as you can
Or I will be a lonely man
Oh

I thought about the hell
That I've been put through
And what I should really do about it
That will turn me away from this gloom
And you're the only answer that comes to my mind
And I hope someday that we will find
A life together
That will never see doom

I need someone now or I will never survive
This lonely, lonely life
Oh

Come to me
Make it real
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: Survive
I don't care if we say goodbye
As long as you don't even try
To look back or I might cry
I don't want to break your heart
But I knew right from the start
That our love would fall apart

It's times like these
When you need
The inner strength
So you can fight
The misery
But there's still a chance
Maybe tonight

I could apologize to you
And lie to say that it was true
But what more can I do
I want to stay with you through the rough
Though I know I've hurt you enough
When all this time I faked my love

It's times like these
When you need
The inner strength
So you can fight
The misery
But there's still a chance
Maybe tonight

I know I was cruel
I know you were fooled
And I know that there is better for you

It's times like these
When you need
The inner strength
So you can fight
The misery
But there's still a chance
Maybe tonight

It's times like these
When you need
The inner strength
So you can fight
Your distress
When there's no next chance
I know I'm right
Track Name: Swimming Pool
Look
Look away
From the dangers
That invites you in
See
That your bathing
In the water
As it cleanses your skin

I'm not afraid of this situation
'cause I know that it'll be alright
I only wish I felt this way with you

Feel
The immersion
That you've taken
That's soothing you
Take
Take a dive
Into paradise
That pool so blue

I'm not afraid of this situation
'cause I know that it'll be alright
I only wish I felt this way with you

I'm not afraid of this situation

I'm not afraid of this situation

I only wish I felt this way with you
Track Name: Repetition
Here we go doing the same thing
Over and over like a merry-go round
Getting nowhere, making no progress
There's no suspense in where we're bound

I need a change from this why I'm living
If I'm gonna get through this life

So I'm saying I need to get away from you
Don't even tell me what I'm gonna do

I'm getting sick of this monotonous love
It's kind of like a forced addiction
Doing the same thing every day
Get me away from this repetition

I don't want to spend the rest of my life
Running in the same long race
This way I feel, and it comes from the heart
I think I need a change of pace

You give me hell about what I do
You always tell me the very same thing

So I'm saying I need to get away from you
Don't even tell me what I'm gonna do

I'm getting sick of this monotonous love
It's kind of like a forced addiction
Doing the same thing every day
Get me away from this repetition

Take me away
Give some strength to carry on
I don't want to stay
Or my self-respect will be gone

I'm getting sick of this monotonous love
It's kind of like a forced addiction
Doing the same thing every day
Get me away from this repetition
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