Magic Machine

by Maxine Kauter Band

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released October 20, 2018

Produced by Nick Franklin
Written by Maxine Kauter
Performed by Rebecca Clarke, Shannon Haritos, Peter Holz, Nick Franklin and Maxine Kauter. All acoustic guitar and vocal by Maxine Kauter

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Maxine Kauter Band Sydney, Australia

New album Magic Machine out in October 2018.


Maxine Kauter Band are Shannon Haritos (Double Bass), Rebecca Clarke/Stephen Beverley (Drums), Peter Holz (Electric Guitar) and Maxine Kauter (Vocals and Acoustic Guitar).

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Track Name: I don't know yet
How do you want me? Just ready and waiting?
Just standing by? Out on the line?
I should have I told you. I'm not the kind of woman who'll ever stand by.
I can't walk that line.

I'm wicked and useless. More your New Year's Eve girl.
I'm good for a few things, but I'm a waste of your time.
And I know that you think I am gonna come good.
Just give up and submit to you like any good woman would.

But we are like two different charts of the same sea.
So maybe I'm not as wicked or useless as I seem.

And is that how you'd have me? Just ready and waiting?
An old obligation. A point for your pride?
I thought I told you that I'm not the kind of woman who'll ever stand by.
I can't watch you walk that line.

All all gone. Where to now?
Track Name: Real life
What do you need from me love? I'm trying to give it all I've got.
Still trying to tell the right story.
Still standing on the corner trying to pick you up.
And in the real real world, just like in our dreams
a lover's only ever what they mean to seem.

I know feels like time goes by so fast.
Feels like you'll never catch it up.
Oh come on make it last!
Ain't no bright future in a poison cup.

When they said I could be anything I wanted
only thing that I could think of was to be your girl.
Oh I'm acting cool with only ten bucks in my pocket
pretending I ain't never had a care in this world.
Maybe I didn't...

Lie to me baby.
Light a match in the night of your heart.
Go crazy.
A million lovers try to light up the night.
Make it feel, real, real life.

Well I don't want to burn out.
They say, 'You've got to hold on now.'
Just caught up in a dream that turned real so fast.

But when they said I could be anything I wanted
only thing that I could think of was to be your girl.
Oh I'm acting cool with only ten bucks in my pocket
pretending I ain't never had a care in this world.
Maybe I didn't...

Lie to me baby.
Light a match in the night of your heart.
Go crazy.
A million lovers try to light up the night.
Make it feel, real, real life.
Track Name: When you can go back
'Keep it up like this', she said, 'and we've got nothing going.
'We've gone to wood. We're wolves with our waking hearts.
There's ghosts on you. There's ghosts on me.
And they serve our dirty conscience.
Why go forward when you can go back?

Oooh ra ra ra. Said ooh raa raa.
Do you make it hard on purpose?
Oooh ra ra. Where's that change?
Oh it's hard to keep moving when the tracks all seem so stacked.
Why go forward? Why go forward when you can go back?'

And I can't keep pointing that way to you.
No I can't keep my head down.

We're treading earth at the edge
we're just faking we're moving at all.
It's a clever game baby but maybe too rich for my blood.
So put out your candle and turn out your light.
Close your nightgown, it's cold.
Why go forward when you can go back?

Oooh ra ra ra, said, Ooh raa raa.
Do you make it hard on purpose?
Oooh ra ra. Where's that change?
Oh it's hard to keep moving when the best has all been had.
Why go forward? Why go forward when you can go back?

Why go forward? Why go forward when you can go back?
Track Name: It's a small world
It's a world of laughter, a world of tears.
It's a world of hopes and a world of fears.
There's so much that we share,
oh it's time we're a aware
it's a small world after all.

It's a small world after all.
It's a small world after all.
It's a small small world.

There is just one moon and one golden sun.
And a smile means friendship to everyone.
Though the mountains divide and the oceans are wide
it's a small world after all.

It's a small world after all.
It's a small world after all.
It's a small small world.
Track Name: Cat in a well
Simple as a cat in a well.
I fell out of the world.
Simple as a cat in a well.
I can't get back.

All that I see.
It's not the way I meant it to be.
All that I see.
It's not the way I planned it.

You can get careless sometimes.
Careless with your own mind.
Gotta tell you that I know where you're coming from.

You can get careless sometimes.
Careless with your own mind.
Gotta tell you that I know where you're coming from.

Simple as a cat in a well.
I fell out of the world.
Simple as a cat in a well.
I can't get back.

All that I see.
It's not the way I meant it to be.
All that I see.
It's not the way I planned it.

You can get careless sometimes.
Careless with your own mind.
Gotta tell you that I know where you're coming from.

You can get careless sometimes.
Careless with your own mind.
Gotta tell you that I know where you're coming from.
Track Name: Firebird
Remember all those sacred times.
That we can never go back to.
Always thought you were bigger
when I saw your light from across the way.

Got your hand in my hand now.
That distant glow turned body heat.
And I never could take the easy way.

That firebird helps me be myself.
That fire could turn me into somebody else.
I'm just burning up the night sky
throwing sparks.
Hot on the trail of your beating drum.
Fire. Firebird.

Think I know where I come from now.
Somewhere deep inside that dream.
I'm shaking and I don't know why.
I feel something low and deep
banging in my chest
I don't wanna burn out
I don't wanna resist.

Firebird helps me be myself.
That fire could turn me into somebody else.
I'm just burning up the night sky
throwing sparks.
Hot on the trail of your beating drum.
Fire. Firebird.

Say. What you wanna say now.
More glory.
Say. What you wanna say now.
What you wanna say now.

Firebird helps me be myself.
That fire could turn me into somebody else.
I'm just burning up the night sky
throwing sparks.
Hot on the trail of your beating drum.
Fire. Firebird.
Track Name: The big kid
Well I bet you knew a few things when you first rolled into town.
But I think we know who the big kid is now.
Oh you came on so lovely and for a while you fooled them.
But I think we know who the big kid is now.

Oh its me..
Yes, it's me.
Who's the big kid now?
Who's the big kid now!

Oh you came out of nowhere as though it was nothing.
But I think we know who the big kid is now.
You thought you could get by, playing that shit you used to
but I think we know who the big kid is now.

Oh its me..
Yes, it's me.
Who's the big kid now?
Who's the big kid now!

You're drinking in the same bars.
Driving in that same car.
Scaring all your old friends away.
Say you never knew me
and that you can see through me
I think we know who the big kid is now.

Oh its me..
Yes, it's me.
Who's the big kid now?
Who's the big kid now!

Oh I bet you knew a few things when you first rolled into town
but I think we know who the big kid is now.
Track Name: All of this
Last night I saw you there
told you I could not bear to ever let you go
but I won't hold on.
You said, 'When did things change?'
Told me you found it strange that I still kept on with all of this.

'All of this'.
You act so remiss.
Just pickling your love in a jar
and pretending
there is no 'All of this'.

When we were children there
you let me wreck everything.
You made outrageous dares.
Stood back and watched the sparks.

The chores all fell to me.
'cuz I was the eldest.
No one could ever see
you're a veteran at 'All of this'.

'All of this'.
You act so remiss.
Just pickling your love in a jar
and pretending
there is no 'All of this'.

Oh you're the terrible one.
You know I left my head in you
while my body carried on.

On

Now I am really scared.
You make me so nervous.
What if I never let you alone?

'All of this'.
You act so remiss.
Just pickling your love in a jar
and pretending
there is no 'All of this'.
Track Name: Magic machine
My magic machine has served me well for so long.
Gone and sprung a leak I know it.
I'm gonna be lost without it.
It's always been around for me.
Always gave me what I need.
Now it's gone.

It's too late to fix it up and say.
'I've tested all my mettle and I'm okay.
I've changed the parts that turn my head.
Replaced that pilot light.'
It's too late to be that guy. It's too late.

Baby please, don't be sad.
I know you're mad.
I know you don't see how I burn a light
from Monday through to Sunday night.
How I blink for you.

My magic machine
Gotta turn it off I know
gotta find a new way home.

But something's broken inside my mind.
It's something very important and lifelike
and I know my magic machine can't turn it on.

My magic machine has served me well for so long.
Gone and sprung a leak I know it.
Now it's gone.

You were right all along.
You were right all along.
You were right all along.
Track Name: Things everyone knows
Things everyone knows:
- the king, he is naked.
- the sky isn't falling, it's something about the trees
- the kid is a liar, but the wolf is still hungry
- the bothersome thing under the bed is a pea.

Can we become ourselves again?
Can we become ourselves?
Can we become ourselves again?
I give up.