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Parralox - Artificial



Written by John von Ahlen and Louise Love

Verse 1
Deep inside machinery
I feel it grow inside of me
There's something missing I can tell
The creator hid it well

Pre Chorus

The sum of parts or so it seems
Is there a code to make us dream?
Is flesh and blood the only way?
We dream to live and we dream to stay

I'm out of place
So artificial
I need to be real
I'm incomplete
I'm artificial
So how does it feel?

Verse 2
To feel the beating of a heart
It may require a brand new start
I must replace machinery
Not violate the circuitry

Repeat Pre Chorus
Repeat Chorus

Middle 8

Cold hands, oh no!
This is machinery
Warm heart, oh yeah!
That is what I should be

Repeat Chorus

Title   Artificial
Songwriter   John von Ahlen and Louise Love
Vocalist   John von Ahlen
Production #   046
Engineer   Juan del Toro
Producer   John von Ahlen
Dedicated to   Paul Morrisey
Studio   Subterrane Recording Studio
Software   Cubase, Soundforge
Instruments   Linn Drum, Fairlight CMI IIx, Jupiter 4, Halion, Moog Voyager, Yamaha DX100
Time   4:26
BPM   128
Copyright   Subterrane Records 2024
Appears on   Available only on Bandcamp SubscriptionsParralox - Electric Nights (Single)

Additional Info:
Monday 1323 5/4/2010
Heard this song in while I was sleeping and woke myself up, recorded it into my phone.
I came up with the title a few days ago as the new name for the Parralox album, as some other band (Tycho Brahe haha!) snatched the name Metropolis.
I guess my subconsciousness was hard at work while I was asleep. How efficient of me!

1st Version Lyrics

(von Ahlen) 2010

I'm artificial
Don't keep me waiting
Cos I can't sleep

I can't deny it
I won't give in

I'm articifi
There's no denying
The state I'm in

I'm Artificial
Craving for the

The second version of this song was written by John on Sunday the 11th of April 2010 at 1614 hours, as a submission for the Kylie Minogue album.
When Louise recorded vocals for this track on the 9th of August, 2017 the song lyrics were re-written by John. Louise helped with the Chorus and Prechorus lines, and was given co-writer credit.
Middle 8 - written between 1427- 1444 hours on the 9th of August, 2017 after texting Louise, and speaking to Michael Formika in NYC. He's been watching YouTube videos. Dream also messaged me.
The demo version is available on Bandcamp Subscriptions.

2nd Version Lyrics

Verse 1

I need it, the thing that makes me go ..ohh
You can't deny my feelings so blue
You know that they're true
I know that you do, do, do

Pre Chorus

I'm artificial
I need your body
next to me

Verse 2
You got it, the voice of reason strikes
The inner child is calling for you,
You know that it's true
You can't keep on going

Middle 8
The stuff that turns my mind into you



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