Preview​\​Transmission

by Photostat Machine

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Preview\Transmission is the third LP from Photostat Machine

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released 22 June 2012

words and music by Photostat Machine, except A Moment With\Out, words and vocals by Dave at Blind Fly Theater and music by Photostat Machine.

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Track Name: Nothingsong
I should get up but i've got nothing to do
So I'll just lie here, and dream of being with you
I can hear rain, but I've got nowhere to go
So I'll just lie here, and dream of being with you

And all this time
I can say
I love you
More than yesterday

I should get up but i've got nothing to do
So I'll just lie here and dream of being with you

I should go out, now the coffee's gone cold
But I'll just sit here and dream of being with you
And when I'm outside, with people dodging the rain
I'll just wander around and dream of being with you

And all this time
I can say
I love you
More than yesterday

Yes I should go out, now the coffee's gone cold
But I'll just sit here and dream of being with you
Track Name: Freeze
Something moving under the ice
I can feel it under my feet
How did we all get so fragile
We are cracking, we are falling

We didn't think we'd get this far
I've something to say to you
We do not have to fall apart
If you hold me I will hold you

The ice is melting we're still standing
There is nothing holding us here
Sometimes we are not so fragile
We are running, without falling

We didn't think we'd get this far
I've something to say to you
Even when we are far apart
You feel me and I can feel you

You make me feel alive
Track Name: Something I Know
Maybe if I feel better
Maybe I feel so stronger, faster
We all need you
Everyone
So we all need to
Come together

Nothing is purely anything but
There's something I know

Maybe with something I know
Maybe you feel the highest power
You all need it
Everyone
So we all need to
Come together

Nothing is purely anything but
There's something I know
Track Name: Lately
Ooh it's all too much
Chemical rush
Sugar in the system, sugar in the system
Hey hey hey
Hot to the touch
Seminal crush
Beats to the minute, beats to the minute
Hey hey hey

Lately I've been feeling like I
Can take the whole world on and
Lately I've been thinking that
You are the reason why

Day after day
Thoughts slip away
Bits and pieces, bits and pieces
Hey hey hey
What to say?
Think in grey
Tip of the tongue, tip of the tongue
Hey hey hey

Lately I've been feeling like I
Can take the whole world on and
Lately I've been thinking that
You are the reason why

Moving on
Here comes some
Take it in slowly, take it in slowly
Hey hey hey
Shining son
Tip and run
Bring it on home now, bring it on home now
Hey hey hey

Lately I've been feeling like I
Can take the whole world on and
Lately I've been thinking that
You are the reason why
Track Name: A Moment With\Out [featuring Blind Fly Theater]
A moment in Eiffel Tower's glow
On this bridge I look below
On dark surface of River Seine
My heart sunk deep in undertow
This passer-by must feel my pain
They sense the thoughts I entertain
But stays the course and on his way
The full moon's glow begins to fade

A week ago, on the 10th of May
How appropriate, Ascension Day
On this bridge where I now keep
We first met with hearts in play
So quiet now I begin to weep
Tears fall into currents deep
Up from which the voices creep
Calling up to 'take the leap'

The sun cast long shadows
On that clear blue day we met
I was soft gazing on Square Du Vert Galant
When a gentle breeze carried the faint sounds
Of a woman sobbing
I found her leaning on Henry The 4th
Dabbing sad eyes with a silk handkerchief
It was scented fresh lilac
I asked if I could help
I was startled when she tucked her arm in mine
Leaning gently in and led me on a solemn walk
Down and through the triangle-shaped island park
I asked if she would like to talk
But she did not respond
So I did my best to silently comfort her

But she did agree and met me the next day
In the village of Montmartre
And though she was not crying
Her dark eyes, and quiet sadness
Well, they stole my heart
I convinced her to meet me again
Over the next few days
And was nearly brought to tears
The first time I heard her laugh
Last night in Moulin Cafe

And then today mere hours ago
We climbed the steps to Sacre Coeur
And watched the sunset over Paris
A gust of wind swept up and swirled around us
And we drew close and kissed
Then I looked into her eyes
About to say those words
But she suddenly turned and ran away

I look up toward the star lit skies
Through watery prism of weary eyes
And though I plead with true belief
There are no answers to my cries
Passers by must know my grief
Must sense my need for some relief
But cross this bridge and on their way
Toward late night dinner aperitif

A week ago, on the 10th of May
How appropriate, Ascension Day
On this spot where I now keep
We first met with hearts in play
But now from River Seine does creep
Up to me the fate I reap
Whispering up from darkness deep
Leading way to twilight sleep

I was stunned at first as she ran from me
I was in shock as I watched her slip away
Down the steps and through some trees
I'd searched the past few hours
Until mere moments ago
Here half way across Pont Neuf
I looked down to see her there
In the triangle park over Galant Square

She was sitting on the river bank
Writing the last line of a note
With quill and a bottle of ink
I ran towards Henry The 4th and the descending stairs
The words were reading to burst from my lips
I love you!

It was passion, it wasn't planned
An unwitting act of a jealous hand
Stressed and taught around her throat
Til her life drained into river sand
Below this bridge she lies afloat
In shadow unseen by passing boat
I read again in disbelief
These words in her handwritten note

It was this note that caused me grief
Tucked inside perfumed kerchief
To a new love she felt so deep
It was to him this letter, brief
I look back down to where she keep
Up form now the morbid creep
Pulling me down to take the leap
Just a moment now before I sleep
Track Name: The Sun And The Moon And The Stars & The Rainfall
If you hear me laugh out loud
You know you've got it all
I'll share with you my love
Of The Sun & The Rainfall
If you hear me sing out loud
Well you know I can go too far
And you know that I'm in love
With the sun and the moon and the stars

It's how you make me feel
It's only you can make me feel
If it wasn't for you
Don't know what I'd do
It's all too much
For my senses too

If you hear me laugh out loud
You know you've got it all
I'll share with you my love
Of The Sun & The Rainfall
If you hear me sing out loud
Well you know I can go too far
And you know that I'm in love
With the sun and the moon and the stars
Track Name: Epic Fail
It's a feeling, nothing's really
As it ought to be
I can see you, but I can't reach you
I can't move my feet
Tell me something
What did you do
To make me lose my mind this way?
I just want to tell you something
Just to make you stay

Then I watch you walking
But I'm rooted to the floor
And I lose my nerve
As you walk out the door

I want you now!

Here we are now both together
Even though I don't exist
In this moment I am spinning
And I can't resist
So now I'm walking right up to you
But I have nothing I can say
Now you're looking straight up at me
And I turn away

And I feel you leaving
But I wanted so much more
And I call out to you
As you close the door

I want you now!

Must be something more
Touching, talking, moving, walking
Sharing, caring, almost daring
Loving, feeling, head is reeling
Reaching out, in silence screaming

I want you now!
Track Name: Rollover Die
You can have me, if you want me
Just call my number

Call my number, call my name
Just call
Take the chance
Take my hand, that's all

Rollover, die
Don't give up the fight
Rollover, die
Don't give up the dice
Green light shines bright
Don't give up the fight
Dice game still online
Don't give up the dice

You can have me, if you want me
Just call my number

Call my number, call my name
Just call
Take the chance
Take my hand, that's all
Roll your number, roll your name
Just roll
Take the chance, it's one last dance
Is all

Rollover, die
Don't give up the fight
Rollover, die
Don't give up the dice
Green light shines bright
Don't give up the fight
Dice game still online
Don't give up the dice

Can you see me on the screen
Credit card in my machine
Do you need me on the screen
Can you win what you can see?
Track Name: A Final Insult
Another summer's day to dream away
Passes by the time of day
The jetstream shimmers in the blue
Carries me away to you
It's late July but time won't fly
It's waiting for the rest of my life
I only have you to think about
I only have you

Been together
Never say never


We've been together
Never say never again
Places change
And a final insult
There's nothing quite so personal again
Until the end

Another winter night I'm counting down
The sleeps until you come around
The jetplane lights and satellite
Connect me to your dream tonight
The Island Bay is tranquil sea
The moon will show the way to me
I only need you to think about
I only need you

Been together
Never say never

We've been together
We never say never again
Places change
And a final insult
There's nothing quite so personal again
Until the end
Track Name: Feels So Good To Miss You
It doesn't matter if I'm on my own tonight
It doesn't mean that I feel all alone tonight
When I feel this way I know I'll be alright
You are in my heart
When I travel and I'm staring into space
When I get there and they don't recognise my face
When I'm thinking that my head's not quite in place

I close my eyes
And realise
The feelings rise
My god I miss you

Wherever I go
Whatever I do
With you in my heart
It feels so good to miss you

It doesn't matter that we're miles and miles apart
It doesn't matter that I don't want the day to start
When I feel this way I listen to my heart
You are all I need
When there's someone who is trying to get me down
When there's nothing but a madness all around
When I feel like if I swim I will still drown

I close my eyes
And realise
The feelings rise
Oh god I miss you

Wherever I go
Whatever I do
With you in my heart
It feels so good to miss you

It doesn't matter cos I'll never be alone
It doesn't matter now I'm on my way back home
It doesn't matter cos the love inside has grown
You are in my arms
When I'm tired and all I want to do is rest
When I know that I'm not acting at my best
All I have to do is see you and I'm blessed

I close my eyes
And realise
The feelings rise
Oh how I missed you

Wherever I go
Whatever I do
With you in my heart
It feels so good to miss you