mackey

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released July 14, 2012

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mackey Connecticut

New "Strangers" mix. Tried to get more volume!

Check out my YouTube channel=mackeysmind www.youtube.com/user/mackeysmind

This is my latest solo effort using an 8 string guitar. I write, record, mix, and master all guitars, bass, synth, and vocals. Drums are created with EZDrummer 2.
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Track Name: Security (This is the only way)
Isn’t it sweet how we will never compromise?
Our inner beast always coming to play
You send me wolves
I will send you plagues
You take it back and I will rise again

It’s time to protect what we thought could never be broken
Lock it up and throw away the key
This is the only way

You play the thief and I will play the landmine
I am the wall you cannot pass through
You send me filth
I will throw it right back
I will not miss and I will rise again
Track Name: Keep Your Squirrel Paws Off!
You are the birth of perfection
But these tired, broken legs were made to walk away
and never turn around
I could fantasize
I could wrong the right
I could turn this world upside down
but it would never stay the way I wanted it to be
These legs will walk away
and never come back
These legs will walk away
and never come back

I will never be the same
Come back
I will never be the same

I left my body to see another view
But this tired, broken soul was made to float away
and never turn around
I saw my open eyes
I saw them dilate
but they would never see what I wanted them to
These eyes will look away
and never come back
These eyes will look away
and never come back
Track Name: To Blink Is to Miss
I feel depraved
I could not see the fall of your shattered ego
I want it
I need it
My eyes were on fire
Burning from the hours that I made myself stay awake
I crave it
I feed off of it

To blink is to miss the moment I blew you away
And I remember the blaze, a fiery escape
from the lies, the fame, and the misery of
falling asleep before I could say goodbye

I feel ashamed
I fell into a dream world and left you behind
I want it
I need it
My eyes were on fire
So I lapsed into a state of pure silent bliss
I crave it
I feed off of it

To blink is to miss the moment I blew you away
And I remember the blaze, a fiery escape
from the lies, the fame, and the misery of
falling asleep before I could say goodbye

Roam

Roam in this dream world
Track Name: Ink
You think that one more hit could finish me off?
I feel the stabs and they take me to a higher plane
I want the stripes of a war-torn general
I hope they make me feel more like a useless drone

I took your ink away
You never discussed it
The meaning you left behind
made me an empty shell of a man
I shed my own skin
So I could be trusted
The ink gets washed away
with the blood that is left on our hands

This vicious cycle seems to have no end
I want your art to be lost on the asphalt
I want the swirls on your arms to be ground off
So the only song I hear is the one where you start over

It’s time to brace for an impact
Our feeble hands can’t save us now
You look so pretty when the lights are turned down low
Let’s turn the lights down

You look so pretty
Track Name: Stainless
Tasteless, your body
Proven to float in fear
Aimless, your mind is wandering,
wondering why you are here
Come take this empty thought away
It has been rotting here for years
Come take this empty thought away
It proves to me that you are

Stainless
Immune to me
Rust away
Peel my face
You are immune to me

Possessed, your body
Consumed by fear
Process, your arms are hanging
so low, afraid to notice your

Progress
Defect
You are not
Track Name: Natural
Bound with rope
I felt the burn caress my leaking soul
But theory left my mind
Long ago
When wishes turned to thorns
They pierced the skin, the bone and I felt Godly

The words that you create are not answers
You do not comprehend what I ask of you
I prod and request, but you fail to deliver what I really need to hear

My spine feels loosened by your constant strain
Arranged my life to manipulate
Disintegrate what I though was natural
This isn’t natural
Tighten the strings and I will refuse
Pulling life from my limbs, heartless and cruel
Disintegrate what I really though was natural
This isn’t natural

An ounce of hope
Is all these weary bones need to survive
Against these odds
Of decay, demise, deformation
And the ever present array of the blind leading the blind

My spine feels loosened by your constant strain
Arranged my life to manipulate
Disintegrate what I though was natural
This isn’t natural
Tighten the strings and I will refuse
Pulling life from my limbs, heartless and cruel
Disintegrate what I though was natural
This isn’t natural
Track Name: Reinvent
Oooh They found a way
A way to reinvent
Oooh What a wonderful waste
A waste to reinvent
Nothing was broken
and everything worked
A tear in your eye
Made everything worse
I had nothing left
I had nothing to give
but my heart on my sleeve
and a pain in my chest
I wish you the best
in your journey away
Please don’t refuse me
I want you to stay
I wanted the best
My intentions were pure
I wanted the best
My intentions were pure

The hardest part of knowing nothing is the lack of regret
No repercussion of the knowledge you could never forget
And all I wanted was the notion that you knew my face
And all you needed to do was look at me

Oooh What a wonderful waste
A waste to reinvent
I gazed for too long
My vision was blind
No longer a halo
No longer the shine
of brilliant diamonds
of hope in disguise
I’d look right behind you
with the future in mind
All that I wanted was
a sliver of hope
to blossom completely
and smell like the rain
Instead there was nothing
Nothing to invent
Just the idea of love
That was filled with regret

What a wonderful waste
Track Name: Bring Me Desire
It feels feels feels like shards of
Glass glass glass under my feet
Watch your step
Watch your step
Don’t let the ground take away what brings you life
Am I bleeding?
Can you hear me?
Pull me up from this mess
I don’t need it anymore
There’s more to life than just a consequence
so let’s break this mold and go

Bring me desire
I will take it high, high, higher than before
Higher than the clouds and stars above
Bring me desire
I will take it high, high, higher than before
Higher than before

I hear hear hear the crash of
waves waves waves calling my name
Let me drown
Let me drown
I felt the water try to take my breath of life
Am I breathing?
Can you see me?
Pull me up to the surface
Don’t let me down today
There’s more to life than the lack of breath
So let’s take that breath and go

Come on and take the final blow to you soul
Bow your head and think of nothing more
Let the chains that hold you down fly away
and lift your mind up high
Track Name: The Burning Cycle
I’ll take that smile
and put it into the flame
The seeds of your lips
will fall as ashes onto the face of the Earth
We’ll see the fading lights
drop like dead fireflies
The slow glow of the chemicals
makes me feel alive

alive alive alive

And we will never see where the light goes (far away)
Somewhere to feed our day dreams, afterthoughts, and prayers
And when we snap back into the reality we’re given
Just don’t forget that we closed our eyes
we closed our eyes to get there

After four days of smoke
The embers turn to dust
Your ashes move so pretty in the wind
Like feathers that were ripped from the flesh
Pale leaves fell like rain
The color bled from a cold embrace
I picked them up and read your name
The burning cycle makes me feel alive

alive, alive alive

And we will never see where the light goes (far away)
Somewhere to feed our day dreams, afterthoughts, and prayers
And when we snap back into the reality we’re given
Just don’t forget that we closed our eyes
we closed our eyes to get there
Track Name: The One Thing I Could Not Say
Today was my confession
I told the world everything
I opened up and the words fell out of my mouth
All was told except the one thing I could not say

Do you think you can destroy me?
I beg to differ, I’m above you all
I’ve been walked on, stepped on, but moved on to better things
Unlike the filth that got me here

So then you listened much to my surprise
Did you forget to read between the lines?
My message will be incomplete until you try
Maybe next time you will get it right

I moved on to better things
Track Name: Defined
This is a story I wrote about you
The only story I made up in my head
This shows the patience I have for you
Please don’t make me say it again

Believe in these words
Because they are alive
Believe in these words
or they will destroy you

I am fate
I am defined by the laws that bind me to this world
I am fate
I am defined by the laws that defy me in this world

Your eyes look red with tears
Don’t let those tears swallow you whole
Trust me. I know what you will do
I wrote your life now read your soul

I am defined by your world