Genius Machine

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    This is the CD version of the album "Marshweed in the Garden", containing the eleven tracks available in digital form on the Bandcamp site. It comes shrinkwrapped in a six-paneled standard-size cardstock case, with cd tucked inside the third panel. I recommend getting the CD version of this album if only for the artwork and lyrics panels.

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Heather Lockie – vocals, viola, banjo, percussion, Juno
Clay Chaplin – synths, organ, Juno, mockingbirds
Jake Rosenzweig – acoustic bass
Laura Steenberge – additional acoustic bass


There's a machine -chine -chine that farmers have have have
It cleans the seeds seeds seeds before they plant plant plant
And there are men who come in black black black
In black of night to say they can't.

And this machine -chine -chine is very old old old
Made in eighteen teen teen hundred and twelve twelve twelve
It's full of cogs and wheels and rotating things
When it was made it was a gene genius machine.

And the men men men, the men in black black black
Have confiscated -ated -ated their own device -vice -vice
Now there're but six six six in Illinois -nois -nois
There used to be countless machines.

You see a cor- cor- corporation made made made
A special seed seed seed in a science lab lab lab
This special seed seed seed had special properties
Some say this seed, it was a gene genius machine.

"I am the lonely seed. Look at my position now.
Unable to grow, molding in this silo."

"We are the lonely seeds, impotent next to our brothers.
We don't care about your food, or laws.
Our power lies in the sun, soil and rain."

"I dream of the sun."
"I, the earth and the worms."
"I, a droplet of water."

"Plant us."

Meanwhile villages need in their famine and drought
A release for the hungry who've long gone without.
Their children cry, and many die.
It makes no sense that they go without.

A hungry mouth does not cry past a point; he will lie quiet.
We don't experience this much over here.
We have good roads, we have technology
We have so much that shields us from reality.

Back to the men men men and that machine -chine -chine:
It complicated -ated -ated this whole damn scene scene scene.
It should be helping, not politicizing things that should just grow,
Like nature's gene genius machines.

Now the gene gene gene in the small genius muh-
Chine is valuable to the industry won't let the small
Farmers clean the small genius machines
With the seed cleaning genius machines

Now the genius machine cannot clean the genius machine
Now the genius machine cannot clean the genius machine
Cannot clean the genius machine cannot clean the genius
Muh she she she muh muh muh she muh she muh she
Muh she muh she muh muh she muh she she she she
Me me muh she me me etc.


from Marshweed in the Garden, released April 1, 2018
H Lockie words and lyrics Copyright 2016
Recorded by C Chaplin


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Marshweed is Heather Lockie, and various friends.

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