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this is my 2017 RPM Challenge record, written and recorded within the month of February.

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released February 27, 2017

words and music by joel a. machiela
special guest vocalists Jason George and Shannon Candy

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Ace Chemicals Salem, Oregon

joel a. machiela has been in captain nobody, airtight garage, the schumann frequencies, automatic earth, and probably some other groups as well

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Track Name: Make War
Make War

trapped underneath of your heart
gasp at the speed of your start
asked, what's gonna be my part
the task, make war and make art

what does it mean to be true
(you're) trained to disbelieve news
(the) polls skewed against you
(we're) gonna have to push through

call, and make sure we're heard
stall, their plans deferred
fall, and rise undeterred
snowball, i can't believe the words

what does it mean to be true
(you're) trained to disbelieve news
(the) polls (are) skewed against you
(we're) gonna have to push through

treason in disguise, the season of compromise, yeah

there may be times when we are powerless
we can't afford failure to resist (elie wiesel - paraphrase)

what does it mean to be true?
when it doesn't affect you?
but there's pain in plain view
what will it take to cut through?
Track Name: Elevator
trapped underneath of your heart
gasp at the speed of your start
asked, what's gonna be my part
the task, make war and make art

what does it mean to be true
(you're) trained to disbelieve news
(the) polls skewed against you
(we're) gonna have to push through

call, and make sure we're heard
stall, their plans deferred
fall, and rise undeterred
snowball, i can't believe the words

what does it mean to be true
(you're) trained to disbelieve news
(the) polls (are) skewed against you
(we're) gonna have to push through

treason in disguise, the season of compromise, yeah

there may be times when we are powerless
we can't afford failure to resist (elie wiesel - paraphrase)

what does it mean to be true?
when it doesn't affect you?
but there's pain in plain view
what will it take to cut through?
Track Name: Nevertheless
nevertheless, she persisted
you try to take her on, but you can't take it back
it's got a spark of resistance
you're the dry leaves and man, she's a jumping jack

under duress she existed
you tried to take her voice, you made a big mistake
you got everything twisted
you can't take the heat, man you're the snowflake

take a step, now take a look back
and never let up your attack
take a step, now 1, 2, 3, go

the stakes have never been higher
seems like we've been here before, we ain't see nothing yet
never seen such a liar
won't get distracted again, this is the real threat

she's the fruit of your discontent
you've sown all your hatred now it's coming through
we'll maybe start with a little dent
maybe take a hammer to your fake news

take a step, now take a look back
and never let up your attack
take a step, now 1, 2, 3, go


stepping forward from second class
she's got an army and man, she's gonna use it
checkin privilege and kicking ass
not stopping and man, you're gonna wanna quit

take a step, now take a look back
and never let up your attack
take a step, now 1, 2, 3, go
can't stop no oh oh
Track Name: Soundtrack
walk down to your record shop and buy some revolution.
cut a hole in forget-me-nots and count your contributions

paid up in parking lots and fight your urge to be here
tied down an d taking shots i find it hard to get clear
does anybody care?


stand back we're taking over
the soundtrack is turning on
these days are a Sunday hangin-over
but our words are, ringing through


stand back we're taking over
the soundtrack is gettin' loud
these days are a Sunday hangin-over
but those words, yeah, they're gettin' through
Track Name: Over Simplify
when you told me to get it together
i thought i could weather, anything
when i sold my record collection
it was a disconnection from everything

i hope your parachute is open
i hope you're laughing in the streets
i'd like to think this whole thing's over
but i think i'll take an incomplete

like a chump i fought it but i should know better
i kept your sweater but nothing else
and i traveled to new destinations
the Carrie Nations on my car stereo

i hope your parachute is open
i hope your style is wearing on
and i'd like to think this whole thing mattered
and i'd like to think the worst withdrawn

it's a riot of runaways
it's so quiet i could die
but that ain't nothing, no
so let's oversimplify

and you thought i would just stand there and bleed out
technical knockout, but you got it wrong
and i've seen you dwell on what we might have been like
but that's a hitchhike on route never was

i hope your parachute is open
i hope your dreams are moving on
i'd like to think it's all beginning
but we kind a knew it along
Track Name: An Exercise in Futility
when ya going down? i'm still comin' 'round, the worst is coming along
this is how it feels, crossbones, old wheels, we know i don't belong

ooh

what'd i tell ya, baby? words don't matter now, your dreams are fading through
taking shots for rabies, werewolf eyebrow, nightmares are coming true

ooh

taking off again, folks don't need friends, running our ships on fumes
it's all pretend, working on weekends, starting our shifts in tombs

ooh

when i see ya there i won't mess around, if i can hold to that
i see it coming square, feelin' all profound, rat at tat tat tat

second coming i've heard it all before, won't hold my breath
but we're always holding on, baby holding back, holding on to death
Track Name: Fake Elvis
Tear a little bit of heart outta this one
Take a little bit more, don't leave no part behind
keep pushing that knife before they take it away, no
keep tearing us apart till nothing left yeah

Close enough
just keep your distance
close it off
it's in your interests
but don't think about it, no


Gotta hand it to ya, know to play the victim
gotta say you let everything hurt your feelings
won't sleep another day 'till you've kicked 'em
won't stand for the news that you're kneeling


Close enough
just keep your distance
close it off
it's in your interests
but don't think about it, no
don't think about it, no


just put your head in the sand
just keep thinking that you understand
make sure that your flags are waving
and don't forget to leave with your armband



Every little thing, every little thing, every little
Every little thing, every little thing, every little
Every little thing, every little thing'll be all right
Every little thing, every little thing, every little
Every little thing, every little thing, every little
Every little thing, every little thing'll be all right
Track Name: Moonbeams
you make up moonbeams, when you don't like what you see
take in a movie, one that you think i might agree
without a warning, winter is creeping away
a state of mourning, when you don't like what i say


get caught without your umbrella
get caught without your dreams
it's not about your questionable fellas
it's more about that it's more than in may seem


you wake up early when you sleep with your fears
i get kind of worried when we're sleeping in new frontiers
going all out with your tangled up talking through
going all in, man, it might be worth a talking to


get caught without your umbrella
get caught without your neverending stare
it's not about those things that make you well up
it's more about those things we've left nowhere
Track Name: Learn Karate
driving into town, this guy's tearing up the ro ho ho hoad
take a look around but maybe i just got a bit too old

the words are in the air but i don't know if i can recognize
what the heck is going on - the world been hypnotized


maybe it's time, but maybe it's not about me
but maybe just in case i'm finally gonna learn karate

neighbor's got a sign in his front yard, shake my he he head
but we got a million people with our middle fingers raised instead

waitin' for the other shoe, scared of what's up his sleeve
never seen this before, a bad movie that you'd never believe




maybe it's fine, but maybe it's not about me
that dude's got a gun, i guess i'm finally gonna learn karate



tired of being helpless.
tired of being down.
time to earn that white belt
from the best dojo in town!



picking up the phones cuz we gotta say what's on our mi i inds
picking up the pieces cuz this country's been left behind

taking up the fight like Teen Vogue and National Parks
doing all we can because the future's looking kind of dark


maybe i'm wrong, but maybe it's not about me
maybe just in case i'm gonna finally learn karate

maybe it's time, but baby, it's not about me
Everybody's punching Nazis, and I'm finally gonna learn karate
Track Name: The Last Campaign
recognize, we're where we don't belong, and these monsters rarely stop to wait
hit 'em in the eyes, your weapon's useless here, and these guys ain't looking for debate

but it's coming. and we need to be prepared.
and we best get humming, before we find the end

hold the door, it's getting cold out there and i don't want to be left behind
avoid the war, avoid the icy stares, avoid those sliced up states of mind

and it's coming, no time to level up.
you can feel the drumming, before we fight the end

a band of unlikely heroes
out to adventure and roam
we're rolling nothing but zeroes
looks like we're not coming home

and it's coming, this is the last campaign
we shoulda tried running, looks like we've found the end