Machine Hearts (feat. Seth Kozak)

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This song is based on Charlie Chaplin's speech from the classic film "The Great Dictator". Keeping with the them of the speech, the lyrics reflect the same ideas of throwing off those who would oppress the innocent.


Just watch them seethe
Just victims in their cage
Bone and sinew are their trappings
You are not machine
You are not cattle
Still you crawl on your knees
Begging for scraps at their table
Pick yourself up
Take your place at the throne of our virtuous being
Silence our accusers
"No one may love another"
By grace your eyes see light that warms the skin no man may own
Set your sights on our oppressors
Overthrow their iron-grip
And every second that they breathe grasp your throat
Crushing tighter at the very air you fight for
You are not machine
You are not cattle
The kingdom of God is within all man
Our conciousness seeking out grace in our sorrows
Through collapsing lungs we repent our trangressions
Holding to words that are better unspoken
So make still your hand as it reaches to grasp
For every damning desire
Suffer the shame of a beggar and hunger
Like those we refuse to feed
Now you see the price of greed
Now you see the fault of man

[solo Seth Kozak]


from Shira, released May 29, 2016
Music, Production and Lyrics by Wesley Wyatt
Screaming vocals by Chris Todd
Clean vocals by Wesley Wyatt



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Harken Tyler, Texas

Harken was started as a studio project based out of Tyler, Texas in July, 2012. Founded by guitarists Wesley Wyatt and Conner Dugan and after demoing several songs. Chris Todd joined a year later as the main vocalist while Wesley provides the clean vocals.

Harken's full length album, "Shira" is now out.

All of their music is self-produced and self-recorded.
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