Long Distance Relationship

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+upside down+

i got a nice little vice i can’t seem to suffice, yeah, yeah
and before i think twice, i have to put it on ice, yeah, yeah
and to step it all down i have to turn it around
and before i hit the sky i have to get off the ground

(chorus)
and over my shoulder i see her chasing me
but my morals and my values should say, “baby, let me be”
and the cops they’re chasin’ me all over this own
cause they see my halo’s upside down
already lost you once and i don’t wanna lose you twice, yeah, yeah
but i will to feel the thrill, so i roll out the dice, yeah, yeah
looking in my past, i got a hazy rear view mirror, yeah, yeah
800cc motor makes my future looking clearer, yeah, yeah

(chorus)
and over my shoulder i see her chasing me
but my morals and my values should say, “baby, let me be”
and the cops they’re chasin’ me all over this own
cause they see my halo’s upside down

+numb+
once young and oh, so innocent
and just a child, fresh, heaven-sent
no worries outside, play all day
go home, go to sleep and dream away
there’s a void so deep inside of me
fill it up with complex circuitry
how i only wish my memory
could be burned and forgotten, like a cd

(chorus)
oh, to be deaf and blind and dumb
no memories and feeling numb

so much, now, resting on my head
more benefits if i were dead
one soul, his problems all erased,
and another finally gets her space
i know that i must hang on
for some strange reasons unknown
my perspective can only go so far
life’s not supposed to be a war

(chorus)
oh, to be deaf and blind and dumb
no memories and feeling numb

+the reason+
i can’t do a thing for you
and you know it’s true
you’re never satisfied
the love up and died

(chorus)
i can only see you, never feel you
you’re so far away
only contemplate you, why won’t i hate you?
i slowly decay
although ever persuasive, so evasive,
the reason is there
and i hang on believing because i care

my efforts so futile
received and reviled
if i should slip away
you wouldn’t last one day

…and every single sunday is an act of God
when everything comes together
hot food on the table, the kids semi-content,
regardless of the weather

(chorus)
i can only see you, never feel you
this song you won’t hear
it’s forever embedded, hopefully regretted
in some future year
no matter what you’re saying, i keep on praying
you’ll eventually see
the same little reason which affects me

+know your machines+
the mac-ing, attacking, multitracking man
sitting in the dark with a mountain dew can
frying the circuits attached to the board
heating up the processor like never before

(chorus)
deleting, heating and completing them
know your machines and punish them
cracking, hacking and hijacking them
know your machines and punish them

piercing the fingers beneath the nails
the wires, they enter and form copper entrails
rewiring medulla oblongata inside
give rise to the machine while the human has died
“i’m dying”

(chorus)
deleting, heating and completing them
know your machines and punish them
cracking, hacking and hijacking them
know your machines and punish them

+villain+
no matter what i say, the villain will remain
as much as i repent, it will never make a dent
i lay in silence now, knowing regardless of how,
when, or where i speak, whatever words i seek,

(chorus)
the villain will remain

+survival instinct+
taking this thing day by day, i get by, i survive
and i sit at my bedside, in my hand, a switchknife
i’m gutless, just like you said. can’t do it, by instinct
just seems so quick and easy… it’s harder than you think

(chorus)
i’ll hate you forever from this endeavor
and you won’t change, not now, not ever
i’m trapped and i’m weak
it’s survival instinct
if you could just taste what you dish… it’s my only wish

taking this thing day by day, i get by, i survive
and i sit at my bedside, in my hand, a switchknife
i’m gutless, just like you said. can’t do it, by instinct
just seems so quick and easy… it’s harder than you think
looking at all the pictures: white faces, just spaces
i think, now, i empathize with cobain and curtis
so close now, i can taste it and smell it- alkaline
i see it and feel it. for once now, i’ll be fine

(chorus)
i’ll hate you forever from this endeavor
and you won’t change, not now, not ever
i’m trapped and i’m weak
it’s survival instinct
if you could just taste what you dish… it’s my only wish

severing the artery until it’s no longer part of me
swimming in the head begins. to my knees i drop again
blurry vision fades away. i feel the carpet meet my face
blood surrounds my wedding ring. finally successful at something

+reboot+
swallow it down with a swig of jack
erase from my head that bag that’s packed
lost you once, now i lose you again
second time around, i should be numb to the pain
out of all the things i’ve been forgetting,
this won’t leave my life, i’m betting
“this is my family, minus one,”
and here we go again, my son

(chorus)
ctrl, alt and delete
until i feel complete
reboot me

“this is my family, minus two.”
-the textbook greeting i’ve got for you
through the completely false smile on my face,
the lie on the outside that has to take place
in order to keep others, even my mate,
and to barely make ends meet with this job i hate
the exterior hard shell, yet rotten inside,
another pill swallowed in attempt to subside

(chorus)
ctrl, alt and delete
until i feel complete
reboot me

maybe i am that failure i always thought i wasn’t
maybe that teacher was right when he said i’d never amount to anything
most likely won’t be thanked in a graduation speech,
regardless of my thoughts and efforts

miles away, i’m soaked clear through with sweat
just crawling out, i’ll fall back into debt
one person happy makes one more go mad
kick back a pill and try not to feel bad
screaming and punching and leaving me bruised
numb to the feeling, i’m somewhat amused
throw back another and pray it erases
the memories, rationale, and any unwanted traces

(chorus)
ctrl, alt and delete
until i feel complete
reboot me

+skeleton coast+
forgive me, my mind is jacked
the constant pain has led me to this place
i know it won’t help to end it,
but somehow i’ve got to stop it
if i’m burning or curled up in a ball,
i know i have you
i know you’re there
i’m not alone on this skeleton coast

Tracks

01 – troops (intro)
02 – upside down
03 – numb
04 – the reason
05 – know your machines
06 – feel like makin’ love
07 – villain
08 – survival instinct intro
09 – survival instinct
10 – reboot
11 – this goes to…
12 – skeleton coast

+maschine fetisch+  long distance relationship
jeph huso – vocals, guitars, programming
cory nelson – guitars
all tracks recorded during 2009 in pasadena, ca & phoenix, az.
creative commons copyright 2009, nano productions.
“feel like makin love” copyright badco inc.
photos courtesy holly steen, yessica macedo, jeph huso
art direction – flacodogg
official release date: february 13, 2009