Emperor Gum - Pygmalion

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The first thing you should know
Is I tried to find the perfect girl
In confidence and nervous smiles
Small noise and all of that

Maybe its just me?
But flesh and blood never fascinated
They say you'll meet someone in time
But I've grown sick while waiting

Its strange, a melancholic thing
To be young and know its not a matter of time
Life is short and I resolved
To search for you in blueprints and designs

I gave you nerves, tiny steel wires
That route up to your fragile core
So you can reach the world at large
And I hope you find more than me

So I built you, a custom piece
A clockwork girl for a mortal man
Tell me, when I turn you on
Will there be a spark, inside waiting

When I see the thoughts you leave behind in code
I wonder if you know

I could program your every thought
Make you feel how I would think
Make you crash when I'm away
You should know I could dictate your every move
Make you bow down on one knee
Make you nothing without me
But no

I could make you a synthetic heart
A shallow weight to hold you down
But I would have my dearest creation
Be my equal and be free to choose

I made you to adore, but won't force
A reflection in your cold and perfect form
The inherent fault in my design
So live your function and be more than what there was before3


from SpinTunes #5: Round 1, released July 2, 2012




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