Complex Machine

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Complex Machine

Stands up against the gales of fate
He always shows up late
Then he watches crates go by
Never asking why

Parts in boxes to form machines
To aid in Both regimes
He treats them all the same
On Friday gets his pay

He's just a gear in a complicated scheme
Doesn't realize the end to his means
A well greased part of a complex machine

Breaks it up into sub-contracts
Architect send the plans back
Doesn't know what he's designed
The chairman just resigned

Assembled in a plant somewhere
Both sides get it to be fair
Casualties on the front lines thick
get a patent quick

Sitting there as a person sits
The architect gets blown to bits
No time for a defense
Killed by his own blueprints


from Complex Machine, released May 1, 1995



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