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Live track at the Skylark Cafe. My wife wrote this poem for a fan-fiction contest, as a love poem between two characters. I thought it would make a great dark steampunk cybernetic love song!


Lyrics to "Mechanical Heart":

There is a ghost within this shell
Hidden beneath the wires
There is a heart inside a plastic wall
It knows not of its desires
Would flesh and blood be alive
If not for the stainless steel
Can a computer feign obsession
If the soul cannot feel
What is it to be human
Will we ever know
Is it what we see or internally
That drives this man-made show
What more exists under a metal frame
Than the essential parts
To this end I reveal to you
Confessions of a mechanical heart


from Music to Raise the Dead and Calm the Lost Souls, released July 2, 2012
Vocals and tracks by Gerald "GothiCello" Nicks
Lyrics by Viola Frigg
Mastering by Kevin Byrne of Catacomb Laboratories
Audio Engineering by Charles Russo of the Skylark Cafe



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Gerald "GothiCello" Nicks

"Music to raise the dead, and calm the lost souls"

Gothic Singer-Songwriter of Dark Electronica with roots based in Jazz, Lounge, Rock, Folk and Americana

Thanks for taking the time to listen to my music. I hope my music has made a difference in your life, because life is worth living; always keep being creative and have fun!
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