Man Against Machine Album

Artist(s): Garth Brooks

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Garth Brooks Man Against Machine Cover Art

Tracklist

Man Against Machine

length: 5:18
producer: Mark Miller

Papa
They're waiting just outside my door
This is where I make make my stand
'Cause I can't stand it anymore

Papa
They have no heart and soul
But make no doubt about it
They're the ones that's in control
So prepare yourself for a war unlike you've ever seen
This is man against machine

(Work, Work, Work)

Day in day out
Bust your back and turn it out
Next morning and do it all again
Hard job or two
So your children won't have to
That's just the way its always been
But lately I swear the machines
Are living the American dream

Careful calculations
Details drawn down to design
Is it really for the better or a better bottom line
Don't know me from Adam
Man it's rotten to the core
Strongly get reminded man has kicked its *** before
John Henry's about to show on the scene
In this war of man against machine
Work
Work
Work
Work

Up early up hills
Spend your youth to pay the bills
Each generation makes a trade
Top floor brass tacks
Holds the hand that holds the ax
Acts like my dues have not been paid
But pay attention now when I say
Full automation isn't happening today

Careful calculations
Details drawn down to design
Is it really for the better or a better bottom line
You don't know me from Adam and it's rotten to the core
It's gonna get reminded man has kicked its *** before
John Henry's about to blow off some steam
In this war of man against the machine
Work
Work
Work
Work
Work
Work

Papa
The power's off, the machines are down
In this world of darkness
I can still hear a sound

Papa
That sound tears us apart
'Cause I'm a machine myself
But I am one with a working heart

Careful calculations
Details drawn down to design
Is it really for the better or a better bottom line
Don't know me from Adam
Man it's rotten to the core
It's gonna get reminded man has kicked its *** before
The gloves are off, no love lost between
In this war of man against the machine
Work
Work
Work
Work
Against the machine
Work
Work
Work
Work

She’s Tired of Boys

length: 5:09
producer: Mark Miller
She walked onto the job site
We damn near died
She was a young man’s dream
Full of college and pride
And I called her a kid
And I guess it made her mad
She said don’t call me kid pops and I won’t call you Dad

So I guess you could say we hit it off right from the start
That much difference in age it ain’t a question of hot
One day after work
While she was waiting outside
Said we got to talk
So we went for a ride

She said I’m tired of boys
I’m tired of first dates
And I’m tired of toys
I want a lover that will understand
Someone who will touch me with a knowing hand
I am tired of feeling emptiness inside
I want to be the one left satisfied
I looked around and now I’ve made my choice
I’m tired of big talk and I’m tired of noise
I’m tired of boys

Well I sat there for a moment
And I took a deep breath
I told her I was flattered
But most of all I was scared to death
I bet we talked for hours
'Bout the demons that we dread
Then we went back to her place and put our fears to rest

Well the boys still talk about her
Though she has moved on down the line
They just can’t figure out why she’s in town from time to time
They bet she’s got a lover
I never say a word
I just smile and keep my head down and bless the day I heard

She said I’m tired of boys
I’m tired of first dates
And I’m tired of toys
I want a lover that will understand
Someone who will touch me with a knowing hand
I am tired of feeling emptiness inside
I want to be the one left satisfied
I looked around and now I’ve made my choice
I’m tired of big talk and I’m tired of noise
I’m tired of boys
I’m tired of boys
I’m tired of boys

Cold Like That

length: 5:06
producer: Mark Miller
Yeah the high roads a little high to take
I wanna walk a mile the easy way
Want to take a page from your guiltless book
Want to let myself off the hook today
Let my conscience have a break

I wish I could be cold like that
Then it wouldn’t hurt so bad
I could be the train for a change
You could be the one tied to the track
Baby wouldn’t it be nice
Just to plow through life
Fall in love, 'cause a crash
Walk away without a scratch
You crush hearts like that
I wish I could be cold like that
So cold like that

Yeah you burn so hot until you get what you want
'Cause you got what you wanted
Then your love gets to stop
And the temperature drops
Like your heart was haunted
I wish I could be cold like that
Then it wouldn’t hurt so bad
I could be the train for a change
You could be the one tied to the track
Baby wouldn’t it be nice
Just to plow through life
Fall in love 'cause a crash
Walk away without a scratch
You crush hearts like that
I wish I could be cold like that
So cold like that
So cold like that

I wish I could get off on a goodbye
Be the bad guy on the other side
I’m the chills
I’m the chills

I wish I could be cold like that
So cold like that
I could be the train for a change
You could be the one tied to the track
Baby wouldn’t it be nice
Just to plow through life
Fall in love 'cause a crash
Walk away without a scratch
You crush hearts like that
I wish I could be cold like that
So cold like that
So cold like that
I wish I could be cold like that
So cold like that

Girl, I wish I could be cold like that
Then it wouldn’t hurt so bad
I could be the train for a change
You could be the one tied to the track
Baby wouldn’t it be nice
Just to plow through life
Fall in love 'cause a crash
Walk away without a scratch
You crush hearts like that
I wish I could be cold like that
So cold like that

All-American Kid

length: 4:28
producer: Mark Miller
Was the captain of the team his senior year
In his eyes, on his helmet, he had no fear
Down by a six-ball on the ten
Said huddle up boys we’ve got a game to win
He snapped the ball, he looked left and right
Nobody was open so he tucked in tight
And before them boys hanging on to him
The clock ran out as he ran it in

And the whole town cheered
And his mama cried
And they rushed downfield
And they raised him high
Got his picture in the paper and the headline read
"All-American Comeback Kid"

He was recruited by the best schools in the land
He decided he would sign with his Uncle Sam
Kissed his mama goodbye in their living room
Said, dad, don’t worry I’ll be home soon

And the whole town cheered
And his mama cried
And they lined the street
Just to say goodbye
Got his picture in the paper and the headline read
"Come Back, All-American Kid"

Three tours of duty and a silver star
They brought him back home with his battle scars
He stopped off the plane in his combat boots
And he saluted the red, the white and blue

And the whole town cheered
And his mama cried
Another hometown boy
Made it home alive
Got his picture in the paper and the headline read
"Welcome Back, All-American Kid"

Yeah, this song is for those who never did
Come back all-American kids

Mom

length: 4:04
producer: Mark Miller
Little baby told God, hey I'm kind of scared.
Don't really know if I want to go down there.
From here it looks like a little blue ball
That’s a great big place and I'm so small.

Why can't I just, stay here with you?
Did I make you mad, don't you want me too?
God said oh child, of course I do
But there’s somebody special waiting for you

So hush now baby, don't you cry
'Cause there's someone down there waiting whose only goal in life
Is making sure you're always gonna be alright
A loving angel tender, tough and strong
It's almost time to go and meet your mom.

You'll never have a better friend
Or a warmer touch to tuck you in
She'll kiss your bruises, your bumps and scrapes
And anytime you hurt
Her heart’s gonna break

So hush now baby, don't you cry
'Cause there's someone down there waiting whose only goal in life
Is making sure you're always gonna be alright
A loving angel tender, tough and strong
It's almost time to go and meet your mom.

And when she's talking to you make sure you listen close
'Cause she's gonna teach you everything you'll ever need to know
Like how to mind your manners, to love and laugh and dream
She'll put you on the path that bring you back to me

So, hush now little baby, don't you cry
'Cause there's someone down there waiting whose only goal in life
Is making sure you're always gonna be alright
A loving angel tender, tough and strong
Come on child it's time, to meet your mom

Wrong About You

length: 1:56
producer: Mark Miller
You were right about me being lonely without you
Missing you like the way that I do
You were right about so many things
That I’m starting to think I was wrong about you

You were right about me crying all night hoping
And my heart breaking in two
You were right about so many things
That I’m starting to think I was wrong about you

If I could do it all over again
I’d do it all a little differently
Slower than that
And I might be able to see
That you were right about me wanting you back baby
As soon as I said we were through
You were right about so many things
That I’m starting to think I was wrong about you

If I could do it all over again
I’d do it all a little differently
Slower than that
And I might be able to see
That you were right about our hearts beating as one heart
And me not having a clue
You were right about so many things
That it's making me think that I was wrong about you
You were right about so many things
That I’m starting to think I was wrong about you

Rodeo and Juliet

length: 2:26
producer: Mark Miller
Rodeo and Juliet
If there’s ever been a greater love
Thoust hasn’t found it yet
What’s to be or not to be
Is anybody’s bet
Rodeo and Juliet

Into our scene at Faraona
Riding the Queen from Arizona
The fairest in a pair of stud blue jeans
Oh Rodeo, oh where for art thou
She knows how to play the part now
The leading role in every cowboy’s dream

Rodeo and Juliet
If there’s ever been a greater love
Thoust hasn’t found it yet
What’s to be or not to be
Is anybody’s bet
Rodeo and Juliet

Yeah Shakespeare cowboys dare to find her
Pen a poem paint and rhyme her
But a rose by any name is still a rose
She’ll barrel race and chase tomorrow
Parting is such sweet, sweet sorrow
To thine own self be true is all she knows

Rodeo and Juliet
If the world’s seen a greater love
Thoust hasn’t found it yet
What’s to be or not to be
Is anybody’s bet
Rodeo and Juliet

Rodeo and Juliet
If the world’s seen a greater love
Thoust hasn’t found it yet
What’s to be or not to be
Is anybody’s bet
Rodeo and Juliet
Rodeo and Juliet

Midnight Train

length: 5:20
producer: Mark Miller
Worn out vacant motel sign
Run down bedroom 209
Tonight that's where I'll try to find
Some rest

Whiskey bottle on the floor
King James Bible from the drawer
Neither won but Lord they've done their best
They can't stop the thought of you
Like a freight train passing through

Feel the rumbling
Hear the roar
My heart it crumbles
Like a thousand nights before
And the driving rain of a midnight train passing through

The wheels are turning in my soul
Her memory's burning black as coal
And it's like I'm chained to a midnight train passing through
All night long
Til it's dawn
Then she's gone

Heatwaves on the rolling hills
Rise like ghosts of love that's dead
And haunt this lonesome highway of regret
Can't slow down I can't look back
Until this train runs out of track
You can't outrun that one you can't forget
It's like I'm frozen in this dream
While she's closing, gaining speed

Feel the rumbling
Hear the roar
My heart it crumbles
Like a thousand nights before
And the driving rain of a midnight train passing through

The wheels are turning in my soul
Her memory's burning black as coal
And it's like I'm chained to a midnight train passing through
All night long
Til it's dawn
Then she's gone

Feel the rumbling
Hear the roar
My heart it crumbles
Like a thousand nights before
And the driving rain of a midnight train passing through

The wheels are turning in my soul
Her memory's burning black as coal
It's like I'm chained to a midnight train passing through
All night long
Til it's dawn
Then she's gone

Cowboys Forever

length: 3:47
producer: Mark Miller
They were carved from the canyons
And raised on the plains
Made for stampedes and Cowtown saloons
They choked on the trail dust
Slept out in the rain
Led hard lives that ended too soon
That one generation transformed a nation
As descendants of those chosen few

We're cowboys, cowboys forever
And we'll stand together as long as we live and breathe
We're cowboys, cowboys forever
We've always been, it's what we'll always be
Cowboys forever

Now they're cops in the city
Their lives on the line
They're truck drivers hauling that freight
They're young soldiers leaving their loved ones behind
They're all those who pull their own weight
That one generation that transformed a nation
As the decedents
We all salute here

'Cause we're cowboys, cowboys forever
And we'll ride together as long as we live and breathe
We're cowboys, cowboys forever
We've always been, it's what we'll always be
We're cowboys forever

We're cowboys, cowboys forever
And we'll ride together as long as we live and breathe
We're cowboys, cowboys forever
We've always been, it's what we'll always be
We're cowboys forever

People Loving People

length: 3:40
producer: Mark Miller
writer: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Wallin, busbee
Doctor, you ain't got a clue
For whatever's making this world blue
You can't get forgiveness at the store
And peace, it's a politician's war

You won't find no resolution in the bottom of a bottle
In the stars or Aristotle, the only answer to the problem is…

People loving people
That's the enemy of everything's that's evil
Ain't no quick fix at the end of a needle
It's just people loving people
Whoa, woah, woah, woah

Words aren't what they seem to be
Talk is cheap but lies are free
We fear what we don't understand
We've been scared since time began

All the colors and the cultures circle 'round us on a spindle
It's a complicated riddle, the solution is so simple…

It's people loving people
That's the enemy of everything's that's evil
Ain't no quick fix at the end of a needle
It's just people loving people
Whoa, woah, woah, woah

You can pawn it off on kings and queens and those behind the curtain
Say what can make a difference in a world so full of hurting
But I believe the remedy starts right here with you and me

People loving people
That's the enemy of everything's that's evil
Ain't no quick fix at the end of a needle
It's just people loving people
It's just people loving people
Whoa, woah, woah, woah
Whoa, woah, woah, woah
It's just people loving people

Send ’em On Down the Road

length: 4:15
producer: Mark Miller
He didn’t ask
He didn’t pry
He just held the ice that covered my black eye
And when that girl
She broke my heart
We just threw that baseball back and forth ‘till dark
And when I started playing guitar
And didn’t have a clue
He wanted to protect me
But somehow my father knew, that

You can’t cry for ‘em
Live and die for ‘em
You can help them find their wings but you can’t fly for ‘em
‘Cause if they’re not free to fall, than they’re not free at all
And though you just can’t bare the thought of letting go
You pick ‘em up
You dust ‘em off
And send ‘em on down the road

A little kiss
On a skinned up knee
From playing soccer, riding bikes and climbing trees
When bad dreams
Filled their heads
I chased the monsters out from underneath their beds
I guess I always knew those days would end
But the hardest thing I’ve ever learned has been, that

You can’t cry for ‘em
Live and die for ‘em
You can help them find their wings but you can’t fly for ‘em
‘Cause if they’re not free to fall, than they’re not free at all
And though you just can’t bare the thought of letting go
You pick ‘em up
You dust ‘em off
And you send ‘em on down the road

You can’t cry for ‘em
Live and die for ‘em
And even though it’s gonna break your heart, you let ‘em go
You pick ‘em up
You dust ‘em off
You pull them close
And you pray to God
To send ‘em on down the road
Down the road

Fish

length: 4:36
producer: Mark Miller
I took a short vacation
To the Gulf of Mexico
And everyday I’d see this fellow
With his tackle box and pole
And he’d fish
And he’d fish
All day long

So one day I went out walking
And when I got down to his spot
Me and him we got to talking
I said have you ever thought
About what you are going to do with your life
I said I’m about to share with you
My secret to success
So you can go make something of yourself

You can sell these fish you’re catching
You can buy yourself a boat
Hard work and dedication
And the next thing that you know
You reinvest your money
You’ll be captain of a fleet
You’ll be sitting pretty down on Easy Street
And you can do anything that you wish
He says, you mean fish?

His simple words of wisdom
Hit me right between the eyes
And it really got me thinking
About the way I live my life
'Cause I just work
And I work
All day long

So I asked myself a question
That I knew the answer to
Is success a second mortgage
On a big house with a pool
Or is it a chair
The salt in the air
Wetting the line

That advice that I tried to give him
To take him to the top
Was really nothing more than just a crock

You can sell these fish you’re catching
You can buy yourself a boat
Hard work and dedication
And the next thing you know
You reinvest your money
You’ll be captain of the fleet
You’ll be sitting pretty down on Easy Street
And you can do anything that you wish
He says, you mean fish?

So I went and bought some tackle
And a bucket full of bait
You can find me here most everyday
With my chair sitting there next to his
We just fish
Yeah, we just fish
Yeah fish, fish, fish, fish, fish

You Wreck Me

length: 4:05
producer: Mark Miller
You call me crying on the phone at 2 a.m.
And I rush right over
You talked to me like you never talk to him
And I just don't understand
You hold me like you're scared to let me go
You look at me like I'm invisible

And I don't know why
I am out of my mind
I'm stuck in the rain
Standing in line
Watching your world go by
And I can't believe
That I'm crashing and burning and somehow you can't see
I love the way you wreck me

Tell me what I got to do
To paint me in
Your perfect picture
My heart's running in a race that I can't win
And I can't just can't help myself
I want to write it on the wall for you to see
Would it matter if I got down on my knees

And I don't know why
I am out of my mind
I'm stuck in the rain
Standing in line
Watching your world go by
And I can't believe
That I'm crashing and burning and somehow you can't see
I love the way you wreck me

You've already got the best of me
You've already made a mess of me
And I keep coming back, coming back for more

And I don't know why
I am out of my mind
I'm stuck in the rain
Standing in line
Watching your world go by
And I can't believe
That I'm crashing and burning, I'm tossing and turning
I guess that I'm learning that you're never going to see
I love the way you wreck me
I love the way you wreck me

Tacoma

length: 3:47
producer: Mark Miller
I'm leaving
The words fall out my mouth
And onto the floor
I'm needing yeah
To pack up my bags and walk right out the door

This is goodbye
I'll roll the windows down
My old Chevrolet
Don't know where I'm going
I just know that I can't stay

Might make it to Memphis
That ain't far enough
I speed down the highway to Tulsa, Missouri
So fast that the hurt can't catch up
I'm burning your memory
One mile at a time
All the way to Tacoma
By then I hope you're out of my mind

I'm thinking
With a truck stop song and a cold cup of coffee
I'm drinking
Yeah I'm hurting like hell
But honey how could I not be
You make me
Oh the joker, the fool
The last one to know so I'm gonna put
Mountains and deserts and rivers between us
Go as far as I can go

Might make it to Memphis
But that ain't far enough
I'll speed down the highway to Tulsa, Missouri
So fast that the hurt can't catch up
I'm burning your memory
One mile at a time
All the way to Tacoma
By then I hope you're out of my mind

Might be some tears in Topeka
A couple of sleepless nights in Cheyenne
And the time that I miss you babe
I'll hit the gas as fast as I can

Might make it to Memphis
The Kansas City line
All the way to Tacoma
By then I hope you're out of my mind
All the way to Tacoma
By then I hope you're out of my mind