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I bet you’re one of those folks who believe
That I should never have murdered Charley
Murder?
I call it destruction of property

I remember the way that it first came to pass
The machine that they claimed could kick anyone’s ass
That is
Within the confines of a checkerboard

As checker champion of west-Boltonia county
It fell to me to take on the machine
My first taste
Of my built-in obsolescence

Charley, you’re never going to get married
There’ll never be kids who need a reason to look up to you
And you can’t know love
And you can’t know God
And cos you always win
You can never know loss
Because yr just a machine
Just wires and cogs and
Every signal gets processed
But yr soul don’t speak

Once there was ticker tape and parades
Bank holidays held in my name
But now
It’s just me and my cell in the county jail

I wonder, what do we really achieve?
Building the engines of our own defeat
What’s to say
Their next victory won’t be on the battlefield?

Maybe one day in the future we’ll see
Mankind will be merged with machines
If that’s true
What will become of babies?
(itty bitty babies)

Charley, you’re never... etc.

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from The Signal and the Noise, released June 4, 2012

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Andrew Paul Regan Wales, UK

Formerly known as Pagan Wanderer Lu, Andrew Paul Regan is a songwriter from South Wales who owns a computer.

His new work under his own name continues the tradition of witty, wise songwriting, catchy tunes and playful experimentation.

New album 'Dinas Powys' released 21/11/2013

See also: paganwandererlu.bandcamp.com
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