The Drawing Machine

by Samson

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The image shown was drawn by the songs themselves with The Drawing Machine. The Drawing Machine is a subwoofer turned on its back, hooked up to my mixing board, with piece of cardstock placed on top, and a pen dangling from fishing wire from a mic stand above. The pen gently rests on the card stock, and the vibrations from songs through the subwoofer moves the pen in concentric figure eight patterns reminiscent of the human eye, a spider web, the orbital patterns of an atom, the planetary orbit patterns of the Solar System, a galaxy, the fibonacci sequence, an orange, tree / plant growth patterns, to infinity.

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released July 30, 2016

Written, composed, produced and mixed by Samson
Mastered by Ari Blitz
(c) 2016

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Track Name: Roads
Save your words I've got my own, in the countless roads I've taken here. Just wait your turn, they'll say. But there's no time for wasting now. You're a critic then only if you're innocent, sir. You're a citizen only in the internet world. And you're lying still I was in denial 'til fall. I said goodbye and still I was just a fly on the way. Would you let me borrow it? And draw you up tomorrow with nothing but a hollow tip. I was on a scholarship, I just left my mind a bit. Mf a nine to fifth. Underground designer shit. Looking for a sign when it's right in front your face this whole time. And I've been on a timer since you went and got your halo. They're calling me a rapper I'm not a rapper that's a different chapter. It's not happily ever after it's a different matter. This is yelling from the rafters I don't know what's after this. Look all I know is that I'm going I'm going, I'm gone. I'll go when I'm gone. And all I know is that I woke up this morning with songs, a lot of 'em. And all I ever want, is to see you again. If you're hearing this, I really hope you can. I was just mending up some wings that were broken, man. So let me take this time to thank my friends supporting that. It's not a normal rap. (I know I love you). All I know is that I woke up this morning, I woke up today.
Track Name: Fall
And the truth is this: I found my place, and the girl I love doesn't know my name. But I feel ok. 'Cause we're ok. Say peace to all life, 'cause it all goes away. So I hold onto the floor. I hold onto the space. I hold onto your love, and I hold onto the day. And we'll be love drunk from now on, love drunk from now on. I'm lifting off the ground again, yeah yeah. What if I fall? So what if I fall. Crazy, remember how you raised me? Way back in Dakota, remember how you saved me? Everything I know now is everything you gave me, all the sight I needed and now, it's why I'll be ok. But would you be ok without me? Don't you be afraid to tell me. I don't know why but lately I'm feeling like I'm racing time. I was in the face of doubt too, but I was ok. And the truth is this: I found my place, and the girl I love doesn't know my name. But I feel ok. 'Cause we're ok. Say peace to all life, 'cause it all goes away. So I hold onto the floor. I hold onto the space. I hold onto your love, and I hold onto the day. And we'll be love drunk from now on, love drunk from now on. I'm lifting off the ground again, yeah yeah. What if I fall? So what if I fall. Pull up to the spot and I'm like Lord we can tear it up. So what if I fall.
Track Name: Girls Who Don't Like Boys
I'm falling for girls who don't like boys, who just like noise, it's alright to me you're just right when you come in waves, tidal waves. Whatever you say, I'll be ok, God be the day. I see a way out that's in you. What is it about you that I can't shake. She knows me like it's holy water. She's someone's sister, she's someone's shoulder. It's true, something about you that I can't place. She isn't lonely, she's the only one. For me. But she isn't for me, she's the morning sun. Ok, just stay, we'll skate down the avenue. But I wasn't waiting for you, you don't even like boys, I found a way to love you still. Yeah yeah yeah I'm not scared, after rain comes the rainbow. Love will win, knew it then, I'll be faithful and we'll keep it going 'til the morning comes. She doesn't even like boys. I found a way to love you. We'll keep it in the center, what the world said's never been true. I don't care about gender, let's run away to September. I'll give you just a little bit of love, from a bigger heart. So much is in a star, things that I never saw til you came in waves, tidal waves. I'll give you just a little bit of love, in a different way. This feels like everything, things that I've never seen til you light the space, right away. I'm falling for girls who don't like boys, who just like noise, it's alright to me you're just right when you come in waves, tidal waves. Whatever you say, I'll be ok, God be the day. I see a way out that's in you. What is it about you that I can't shake. She knows me like it's holy water. She's someone's sister, she's someone's shoulder. It's true, something about you that I can't place. She isn't lonely, she's the only one. For me. But she isn't for me, she's the morning sun. I'm falling for girls who don't like boys. I found a way to love you still.
Track Name: Die For
I met this girl and she said hello, what would you die for? And I was just like ok, how should I know? Oh it's original, I live in subliminals. I haven't found anyone much like God except a woman though. I'm gonna show each and all of my flaws up on the centerfold. Applause wouldn't be appropriate, loss is no fucking joke. Raw is how I let it go. If it's love then you let her fly. You and me, we found a truth, even in a bed of lies. Oh our love will never die. All this shit will never die. Turn this beat up plenty loud, play it for the nebula. There's no hope in heaven brah, unless we're gonna bring it here. Them they like to play with fear. I fuck with the feeling, clear? Excuse me there's no ceiling here. No box that I fit in here. I'm talking to walls alone, how can faces disappear? How can people come and go? I'm feeling the spirit here, can you catch the feeling clear? I met this girl and she said hello, what would you die for? Ok, I think I know. California's in my dreams again. But everything's not what it seems to be. It's the last year I'mma miss Coachella, I seen a girl in a purple sweater, she's sent from heaven. So I approach her and tell her that she's the closest I ever had been to God. But I'm not trying to date you, I'm just trying to keep it raw. I'm a product of all these scars, then I give her a nod and walk off so inspired that I could write her a song. So here it is. I feel like I never really belong, never really belonged except for inside a song and when will I arrive? How shall I survive. By the way you walk I can tell there's not one way. (Hannah)
Track Name: Count to Five
I went from saying hut, to making cuts. Seeing God in every walk. Han if you can't hear me talk, hopefully you hear these thoughts. Anyway, different day. Now I gave my songs a face. Working on this drawing machine, gotta just say thanks for bass. Sidenote: wherever I go, you're beside me. I know I can find thee, in them high notes. Wifey, this is wifey. Where the light be, I be. Never hype me, hype this life. This life's where you'll find me, working nonstop. Here's a classic for your pawn shop, keep it on top. Cosmic, feeling cosmic. This apartment's haunted with the ghost of the unconscious. Got this. Working on a way to get my songs to draw. What's possible comes through when I keep it raw. I just want to see her in this lifetime. I just want to see her but I'm still ok. Hey God, here me out. I'm sorry for anything else that I spoke about. I see that you've been all around me I feel it now. And maybe I'm running from nothing, I've been about my job. I've been here before. Feel like I'm dying when I goto sleep, welcome to war. I live on the beat. I walk on the street. I talk to my sister but really she's talking to me. I got this. I never would have said that I had saw this coming. This is what I hear when I'm in silence. The stars are out it really should be quite the summer this summer. They'll know. This summer we'll go. All I ever wanted was a way to get here. Now that I done did it I'm ok. K
Track Name: Hospital Bed
I just replay the scene in my head. I waited for you by your hospital bed. But you didn't wake up, except in my dreams. No one can save us here tonight, I don't know what it means. But you're so far away this time, you're so far away. Your voice in my mind again, is all that will play. You're so far away this time, so far away. And outside of space and time, I hope we can stay. How can I apologize for things that I said, and things that I never did? It feels so irrelevant now. A bluebird landed on a fence at night and I thought it was you. I thought you should know, you're beautiful. And even though you didn't make it still, God I wish you didn't take her still, how am I to shake the images? I can't tell you what the feeling is. I put two quarters in the telephone, but it keeps telling me that no one's home. I can't even call you anymore, still I put you're number on another phone, but I hate the phone, 'cause it's never you there. And it feels like I'm always, I'm always waiting for you. And I just replay the scene in my head. I waited for you in my hospital bed.
Track Name: You & I
See everything falls and then I gotta undo everything I once thought, everything I run to. Remember when we went through summer in the rain and you were in so much pain, you went and got a gun too? Open up the sunroof I'm blown in the rental. Lay the seat back, trying to quiet up my mental it's simple. I made an instrumental, now I'm spilling guts on it almost like I'm meant to. But I hope I'm not too late love, to catch you on the other side. Yeah said I hope I'm not too late love to catch you on the other side. I'm tripping on all I see. Do you remember when all we knew was just you and I? Now I'm tripping on all I see, but I remember when all we knew was just you and I. I just keep slipping and slipping away, promise I hear what you want me to say, but how could I know it's real? I just keep drifting and drifting away, promise I hear what you wan't me to say, but how could I know it's real? Could you take it away? I can't remember your name even if I tried.
Track Name: Othersiders
I'm a product of all the things that I have seen. I am a product of all the things that I have dreamed. But you can take the ride along with me, 'cause we're the young and bright eyed. I just see my own light in me, meet me in the nighttime. And when I tell them no, still the days go by. The whole of all life is a play yo, even in the night still the days go by. You heard what I said though? Celebrate the days that the angels fly. Celebrate life 'cause it all goes by. I'm coming at the neck of whoever just let you down. What if all life was a cage when they let you out? But you should have called me. If you would have called me up. I'd a told you you're lovely and you do not need that shh, meet me on the other side. Meet me on the other side. And I'm representing the kids with the scars so you can't say shit to me. I realize we're all gonna be in the dark, that's my epiphany. But I recognize that we're still alive and I gotta go my own way. I'm a product of all the things that I have seen. I am a product of all the things that I have dreamed. But you can take the ride along with me, 'cause we're the young and bright eyed. I just see my own light in me, meet me in the nighttime. And when I tell them no, still the days go by. The whole of all life is a play yo, even in the night still the days go by. You heard what I said though? Celebrate the days that the angels fly. Celebrate life 'cause it all goes by. I can really open up, so I say. 'Cause I could never lie to God. If I had to walk a thousand miles, I'll see you on the other side. What did he say? A whole lot of darkness, I never run away. All kind of hearts are together on this day, and I don't have to look the other way, know what I mean?