Simple Machines

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This song is about so many things that it would sound ridiculous to even explain. Figure it all out yourself.


When I cut off my nose to spite my face,
You stood back and watched incredulously.
Was it all you'd imagined (the fall of me)?
Was it really so easy? Would you ever say?

When I cut out my heart to spite my chest,
I didn't know to expect there'd be nothing left.
We are simple machines—we are more than we seem.
We are easily broken and we are easily maimed.

In the footnotes tell the story. Leave your letters. Save your drawings.
Skip the big words—make it simple. Paint the picture using broad strokes.
Answer questions open-ended. Shed influence. Work from memory.
Make a record of every movement. Every detail will be proven.

We are simple machines. We are more than we seem.


from Moving Slowly EP, track released October 21, 2010
Written, performed and recorded by George Middlebrooks at Depth of Field Studio in Knoxville, TN



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Stolen Sheep Knoxville

Stolen Sheep is George Middlebrooks (vocals, guitar), Jesse Wagner (bass, vocals), John Baker (guitar, vocals) and Gray Comer (drums). Originating as Middlebrooks' home recording project, Baker, Comer and Wagner came on board in 2010 to bring old songs to life onstage, and to collaborate on the creation of new songs. ... more

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