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This is a song about an Android who has been living amongst humans and has just realized what he is. It drives him crazy. This song was inspired by an episode of the original "Twilight Zone", titles "In his Image".

Wasn't sure about the genre on this.

Note: At 2:48 there is a click in the song...It wasn't there before I rendered it to Mp3, I have no clue, but I tried it several times and it wouldn't go away >
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Lyrics
(Intro) Who am I? A perfect artificial man, not a robot, a duplicate of a human being.

VERSE 1

The pain cuts deep, sharp like a knife
I'm an artificial man with an artificial life
Artificial pain in an artificial brain
My blood runs white from an artificial vein
Something is wrong
Its gotta be a dream
I may be artificial, but I must come clean
Born in this hell
My life is a game
Man made
But they never thought that I'd go insane.

CHORUS

I Am a Machine x2

VERSE 2

Plug me in
and I might respond
I've had a grip on reality, but thats slipping off
Programmed to do
Exactly what they say
Every single minute of every single day
Metal gears beat inside
I found out what I was and I wanted to die
Im a machine
Built like a toy
Filled with rage and I want to destroy

CHORUS

I am a machine x2

VERSE 3

If I could cry there would be tears
I'm just a creation in a time before my years
A sad manipulation with incorporated fears
No blood or heart
Just metal and gears
Something went wrong
A virus has struck
I can't think straight
As if I'm stuck
I'm not human
Never will exist
Pull my plug
Before I slit my wrists
Song Stats
Hits: 2260
Comments: 35
Fans: 15
Plays: 81
Downloads: 47
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Feb 16, 2011 - 11:44:20 AM
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2011 - 04:30:40 PM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 02:33:34 AM
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Hardware:
ESP Guitar, Warwick bass, M-Box 2
Software:
Garage band, Amplitube 2
Comments
Loob said 2321 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Astro Boy!
Cool progression guy! Kinda cool how you rap over this heavy progression. Nice idea and production!
CounterHarmony said 2321 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks for listening. Yeah, I am happy with how the vocals turned out. I did this kind of metal singing originally, then changed it to this.
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Warren Smith said 2321 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Android Rock
I guess we need a category called "Android Rock" here at Macjams : )

After listening to your first songs posted here, it's obvious you are having fun making music - there's a verve shining through your productions, giving them a dynamic presence.

This one is wonderfully ambitious with a nice double edge to the story. That is, at times I wasn't sure whether you were really talking about a machine with consciousness ... or a human who's convinced he or she is nothing more than a programmed robot.

I'm glad you have started posting your lyrics - that is really helpful in listening to and trying to understand a song in order to comment.

The last line surprised me - I'm still trying to figure out how an android with no blood or heart could commit suicide by slitting its wrist. Although I recognize it's meant to be metaphorical, it still seems there should be a more pertinent demise - unless it really is a human doing the singing : )

All in all - a fine effort!
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CounterHarmony said 2321 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks!
Yes, I agree. Android rock would totally be my thing.

The idea is that the Android was living with humans, not knowing that he was a machine. Then when he finds out, its such a shock for him that he feels "Caught between two worlds" two levels of being, human -flesh and blood- AND machine -metal and gears-. So what I was trying to get at by saying "Slit my wrists" is that while he knows he is a machine, he still has human instincts. His mind is in a conflict with itself.

I was thinking of making a Part two. In the 2ed part, after he kills himself, he is brought back to life by the scientists, or whoever, that created him.

Thanks again for listening, you are very kind!
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egobandit said 2321 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Oh yeah!
This rocks in all the right ways, the vibe the singing free flowing and tight very cool!
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CounterHarmony said 2321 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
THanks!
Thanks for listening!
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lholden said 2321 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
heavy
You've got an interesting idea and some great sounds flowing in and out here. I like the bass line and the rapping on top is effective. Well done.
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CounterHarmony said 2321 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks for listening. I appreciate you liking the bass line, I am just novice at bass and it takes LOTS of time to get the bass lines right >
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craft said 2321 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
rock on
The vocals songs great over this song.. Diggin' the solo..
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CounterHarmony said 2321 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks for listening. I enjoyed laying that solo down.
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jibes said 2321 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
A.I.
Artificial. Not!
Very well done, solid!
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CounterHarmony said 2320 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks for listening!
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magnatone said 2321 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
A.I.
really interesting idea brought to fruition with skill! "Android Rock" - lol - great idea!
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CounterHarmony said 2320 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks
Yes! Music needs more odd cross genres! Thanks for listening.
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Corporal Beef said 2321 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
A Synthetic Love
Cool riff and production. I like how the song slows down during the verse, and the solo is sick. Thanks for posting.
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CounterHarmony said 2320 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks you!


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tempie said 2321 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
great playing
cool concept, lot's of 70's sci fi drama, and the guitar shreds. i like the dual vocals too. lots of fun.
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CounterHarmony said 2320 days ago (February 17th, 2011)
Thanks
I love 70s Sci-fi drama! I am glad I was able to remind you of it through my song. Thanks for listening.
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crissew said 2320 days ago (February 18th, 2011)
Excellent
Very cool job. Almost like Megadeth meets the Beastie Boys. Very cool man! We need more of this type of music on MJ. Keep up the good work, this is great stuff.
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CounterHarmony said 2316 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Thanks
I like the comparison
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davisamerica said 2320 days ago (February 18th, 2011)
no kidding....
great stuff here...downloaded. Thanks!
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CounterHarmony said 2316 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks for listening
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spitlogic said 2318 days ago (February 20th, 2011)
I like a lot
Great lyrics and a great melody with the groove. I got my eye on you man...lol
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CounterHarmony said 2316 days ago (February 21st, 2011)
Thanks
00, I'm being watched, lmao

Thanks for listening.
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jodyrush said 2314 days ago (February 23rd, 2011)
Good Production...
The Beastie Boys meet The Twilight Zone! Great Job.
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CounterHarmony said 2313 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks for listening.
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ic42 said 2313 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
the sting of guitar
the buzz of life grates on circuits that are not quite ready for the power of sentience.

A perfect piece of gritty rock to accompany the agony of lyrical allusions.

0x0
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CounterHarmony said 2313 days ago (February 24th, 2011)
Thanks
Gritty! I like that. Thanks for listening.
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particledots said 2294 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
this is great
i did a tune about androids but it was very different to this


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particledots said 2294 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
great guitars btw
have to agree with icy 42's assessment
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CounterHarmony said 2293 days ago (March 16th, 2011)
Thanks
Appreciate the listen. I am fascinated with Robots/cyborgs/androids, not sure why though>? I want to make more songs about them in the future. Android Rock!

I'll check your song out, thanks for the listen.
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Kicbal said 2291 days ago (March 18th, 2011)
Sweet vocal delivery
What a cool yet bizarre vocal. This truly is a Twilight Zone song, metal with old school wrap. Cool lyrics. Perhaps the drums are a bit standard to an otherwise totally original song. Nice stuff. You are a smokin guitarist.
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CounterHarmony said 2290 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Thanks
Yeah...Drums are something I struggle with...Loops are just loops. I should learn to play or something.

Thanks for the listen man, much appreciated.
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guygrooves said 2290 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Very cool song
Great concept for a song. I hope you think about remixing this one day it isn't as tight as your later stuff but so deserves to be. Excellent performance, the solo at about 2:26 mark is awesome but it sounds out of place with the rest of the mix.
Peace
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CounterHarmony said 2290 days ago (March 19th, 2011)
Thanks
Thanks for the listen.

Yeah, There is a lot I like about this one too, but just as much that I don't, lmao. It is going to be redone, at some point.
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