A Life Before

by Photostat Machine

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The third EP from the Until There Is Nothing Left album. Features exclusive mixes of Don't Talk Anymore and Everybody Needs A Little Help Sometimes Please. Plus previously unreleased tracks.

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released June 12, 2016

All songs written and performed by Photostat Machine. Additional vocals on Everybody Needs A Little Help Sometimes Please by Lloyd Franklin, Clinton Alphonse and Sean Costello.

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Photostat Machine UK

Synth / Electro Pop Band based in the DMV, USA / Edinburgh, UK.

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Track Name: Don't Talk Anymore [Turn Off The Light]
Don't talk to me about hate
Talk to me about true faith
Don't talk to me til you see the sun
Talk to me when the dance is done
Don't talk if it's never enough
It's never enough if you don't
Talk to me about love

Don't talk anymore
We're not machine
Don't lose any sleep
Don't talk anymore
Don't open your eyes
Or turn on the light
Don't talk anymore
No more talking tonight

Late now the moon flies low
Light shines through the open window
You don't talk but I hear you breathe
I see you all I can hear you sleep
If you don't talk
It's never enough
When you wake up talk to me
Talk to me about love

Don't talk anymore
We're not machine
Don't lose any sleep
Don't talk anymore
Don't open your eyes
Or turn on the light
Don't talk anymore
No more talking tonight
Track Name: Everybody Needs A Little Help Sometimes Please [Sparkles]
It doesn't matter
It doesn't matter at all
You keep asking me
How did I get here?
What does it matter?
Is this a test?
Is there a camera somewhere?
"Tell 'em what he's won, Bob"

All you saw was the sign
But did you stop to read?
Everybody needs a little help
Sometimes please

I had a life before
Had a life before this
You think I chose this?
You must be crazy
Why do I matter?
Is this my test?
Is there a saviour somewhere?
"Tell him what he's won, God"

All you saw was the sign
But did you stop to read?
Everybody needs a little help
Sometimes please

Before you go, then
Before you go on your way
Can I ask you something?
Answer me please
Do you get it now?
This is your test
Is there a feeling somewhere?
Tell me, did you win, yeah?

All you saw was the sign
But did you stop to read?
Everybody needs a little help
Sometimes please
Track Name: British Summertime & The Sun
The aircraft jets it's way overhead
Leaving a trail of silver on blue
The burning of the sun continues
And in my heart my love for you
The calling of the children in the street
The riots in the town they rage on
'Til daylight fades and moon appears
I return to my house and you are gone

The sun follows you
Leaving me blue

The sound of music playing in the pub
Floats in from my bedroom window
I've tried your number several times
Either you don't care or you just don't know
The moon now falling over me
Is in my heart from up above
The moon and stars are over you
As I lie awake come back my love

The sun follows you
Leaving me blue
Track Name: Significant Other
Sometimes high
Sometimes low
But never insignificant
How it felt
To be with you
Never insignificant
Track Name: 1941
Yesterday when I played 'Somebody'
I suddenly needed you close to me
You can never say
Can't always stay near to me
But you can and always
Will always be

And I sing with broken voice
I know you earned that choice
And I play with shaking hands
I love you man

Yesterday when I played 'Somebody'
Track Name: Too Much
Why do you look like that?
Why do you act like that?
You know the pain I feel tonight
It don't make it feel alright
How can you say those words?
Why don't you think at first?
You're too fast to say these things
Never mind the pain it brings

I know that you know
That you know that I...
No, no, no
Too much is not enough
But it's too much

You've got so many faults
Most of the fault is yours
But I just can't let you go
No I just can't let you go
People say I'm dumb to myself
That I shouldn't try to help
That I just throw you away
But I really need you to stay
I love you too much