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"Machine" is the 3rd track on Cape Town-based Zero Stroke's debut EP, "As the Colours Seep"


An abandoned form, a heart of scorn
The residual effect of a life unborn
solitude, the self adopted way

Vacant stares, walls kept bare
A misanthropic husk ensnared
The lack of light keeps the thoughts away

Judgement unrefined
contradictory statements in mind
seeing the opaque visage of the seeming decay

Confounded in its eyes
Picturesque its view up on high
Stealing the light we radiate
Whilst grinning at demise.

Look and you will see
They are manufactured and able to stand
From the boxes they arise
The lonely builders skillful hands have

Paved the way for trouble
Have drawn up the lines of anxiety
Resulting in self-important aura
The Man-built-number-crunching-deity

In moments of lucidity
The ceiling tears away
To reveal the sky's serenity
Dimmed through the cloud's decay


from As The Colours Seep, track released January 21, 2015
All music and lyrics written, performed and produced by Zero Stroke



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Zero Stroke Cape Town, South Africa

Zero Stroke is a progressive rock/metal band
from Cape Town, South Africa. Debuting live in early 2014, the band consists of
Michael Short on vocals, Chad Adam Browne on guitar, Alex Rohloff on bass and John Yarnold on
drums - four musicians who've spent the past few years working together. Debut EP "As The Colours Seep" now available.
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