Pygmalion

by Emperor Gum

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released March 18, 2013

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Emperor Gum Cheltenham, UK

Classically influenced alternative rock music created in direct spite of pop conventions.

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Track Name: Pygmalion
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The first thing you should know
Is I tried to find the perfect girl
But in small noise and nervous smiles
I never found one to interest me
Uh-oh

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 for me

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

That I write your every thought
Program your every move
Make you crash when I'm away
I could make you a false synthetic heart
A shallow weight to hold you down
But I'd have you be more than a slave
No

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 before