We Built the Machines (bonus track)

from by Group Du Jour

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We Built the Machines (Crommie)

We built the machines
That roll across the earth
With clenched-steel jaws
Witnessed the creature’s birth

We built the machines
To be bigger, better
And bring us convenience
On an iron platter

We built the machines
To cut, crush and blast
And by enslaving the wheel
Became the true boss at last

We built the machines
To be smaller, smarter
To calculate the numbers
That were made to barter

Deep in the darkness
Where our extinction lurked
We threw the monkey wrench
Into the greasy works

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from Down to the Wire, released June 3, 1990

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Daniel Crommie Portland, Oregon

Daniel Crommie is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (mandolins, buche, balalaika, recorders, flutes, synthesizers, etc.) and producer (Janie Mitchell, Kaitlyn ni Donovan, Lew Jones, Karen Searcy) who has released over two dozen solo albums, numerous albums with Group Du Jour, four with Echo System and five with Saturnalia Trio over the last 25 years on the New Weave label. ... more

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