Man vs. Machine

by Vinnie Ferra

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released 06 July 2010

TRACK LISTING

TRACK 1: IN THE BEGINNING
TRACK 2: BAD FOR BUSINESS
TRACK 3: EVEN WHEN I’M WITH YOU
TRACK 4: IT HURT TO BE HARD
TRACK 5: INTERLUDE
TRACK 6: WHO DO YOU LOVE?
TRACK 7: MAN VS. MACHINE
TRACK 8: CANDLE LIGHT
TRACK 9: IN THE END
TRACK 10: IN SECRET (BONUS TRACK)
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CREDITS:

Vinnie Ferra: Vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Xylophone and Harmonica
Bryan Brash: Viola
Chris Lee: Piano
Eden Reyz: Cello
Bob Ferra: Bass Guitar
London Venturelli: Vocals (Bad for Business and It Hurt to be Hard)
Johanna Rosengren: Vocals (Who Do You Love, Candle Light, and Even When I’m With You)

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Brad Delava
Mastered by Dave Collins in Los Angeles, CA
Additional Engineering by Derek Galsband
Assisted by Nate Shaw and James Sullivan
Pro Tools Operation by Daniel Jimenez
Digital Editing by Brad Delava
Recorded at NEIA Studios, Brookline, MA
Additional Recording at Berkeley Street Studio, Santa Monica, CA

Album Artwork and Photography by: Karima Carter-Davis (www.karimasutra.com)
Rose Artwork by: Daniel Jimenez
Artwork Photography by: Matthew Ruggieri

SPECIAL THANKS TO
My parents Bob and Julie Ferra, my brother - Michael Ferra, Nicole Kottman, Thomas Estus, Jen Pearson, William Merrick, Daniel and Boyd Berlind, Greg Cortez, Noah Gersh, Jacob and James Becerra, Kathy Davis, Robin and Scott Venturelli, Ryan Hewitt, Matthew Ruggieri Peggy and Hall Washburn, Brandon Clark, Jeremy Fall, Hanna-Beth Merjos, Deryck and Matt Whibley, Ivey Esley, Ron and Melissa Rasak, Ryan O’Donnell, Renee Goudreau, Francisco Jimenez, The Delava Family, Lacey Schwimmer, Betty Bennett, Brandon Duncan, Bob Clearmountain, Apogee Electronics, Caitlin Caswell, Justin Ferland, Jared Stamey, Owen Curtin, Steve Hammons, Patty Dorsey at Dave Collins Mastering, Daniel and Danny Johnson, Matthew Ellard, Al Shapiro, Dave Lefkowitz, Rob Lehmann, Kevin Weaver, Joe Cuello, Gaurav Misra, Brian Graden, Cyrus Cary, Lauren Dolgen, Drew Tappon, J.W. Starrett, Stevenson Greene.

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Vinnie Ferra Los Angeles, California

Vinnie Ferra is an indie folk artist from Los Angeles, CA. Born and bread a musician from his father and mother, he started with bass, saxophone and violin. Only to later move onto guitar, piano and vocals. Vinnie composes and writes all his own music and parts. Currently he is working on his next compilation of works. ... more

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Track Name: Bad For Business
BAD FOR BUSINESS

And I walk alone
In this tonight
I look to my right but
No one’s there

I hope that one day soon
You’ll be with me
Wanting and waiting
Never can I see

See, what’s on the other side
Waiting for me, oh me.
Oh be with my heart

No matter how much I want you to stay
It’s a life of solitude that I must pay
The price of an artist
The price of my dreams
Cause me to be so unhappy

Guess I’m not meant to be with you now
But I will wait here for you
I don’t know how

How, how we could just forget
I don’t know now oh now
Now I play instead

A summer built up so high
It was one of the best
That’s the least that I could say
You weren’t like the rest

So please hold me tight
And say we wont fight
Cause our days are numbered
Before you take flight
Flight, oh flight

Before you take flight, oh flight oh
To the other side of town
To the other side of town

I hope that one day soon
I’ll be here for-ever and yours alone
Never to go, go, go
Never to go oh never to go

And there you go
And there you go
Track Name: Even When I'm With You
EVEN WHEN I’M WITH YOU

And Even when I’m with her
Feels like I’m not even here
Cause I believe I’ll never
Feel the way she feels

Girl’s come and go like the sun
And we never know where to run
I know when I see your face
I’m meant to be in this place

The east coast clouds are blocking
You from the stars
And I know your watching
Even when you’re far

And I know you’re walking
With your goals set so high
I’ll be here to catch you
When you try to say goodbye

When you try to say goodbye
When you try to say goodbye oh

And I wont let you leave me
Even if you must
Cause I’ll be there just trust me
To show you why we lust

For the next heart throb
Or maybe the next kiss
Or? While I lay here wishing
You were here for this

You may not know it right now
But it’s why we love
Choose between one or the other
Is what makes us rise above
Makes us rise above
Over clouds and your love

What Makes us rise above, oh, oh, oh, oh
Track Name: It Hurt To Be Hard
IT HURT TO BE HARD

And all I asked was for a taste of love
But that was taken from me
Given to another
Guess I really don’t deserve
What everyone else has
Just my own world

I didn’t know how to decide
If I should work for my life
Never love anyone
Besides my work and my fun
Never sharing my life
With anyone from my nights

I told you everything
Everything you wanted to hear
I told you everything
To make you feel so dear

I told you everything
Everything you wanted to hear
I told you everything
To make you feel so dear

And then you came into my life
At the most unexpected time
I didn’t see you coming
But I’m glad you did
And now I’m with you loving
Just like we were kids
And even though we know the end
It’s like I don’t even care

And I’ll continue loving
Even when you don’t
Cause it is worth it for me
To feel love I haven’t had

---Break---

Entrusting you with my heart
To feel like I have restart
And now I’m able to love
You the world my dove
And now I really don’t really deserve
The love your giving me hurts

And I’ll continue loving
Even when your gone and
Busy with your studies
Forgetting all that we had

You told me everything
Everything I needed to hear
You told me everything
To make me feel so near
Repeat

You told me everything
You told me everything
You told me everything

And all I’ll asked was for a taste of love
And how I got you is unknown
Guess I really do deserve
More than just these words
Track Name: Who Do You Love
And that days gonna come when you lose who you love
When you must face the fact that you’ll never get them back
They were there at the start you’ll be there at their end
No there’s nothing you can do no there’s nothing you can send

And you’ll cry for days
It won’t ever explain
Where the pain you have
Is coming from

And you’ll cry some more
And you’ll tend to ignore
That feeling inside
Girl you’ve got to realize

And you’ll think of the nights where all we did was fight
You’ll look back and you’ll see they did nothing to me
You wont know what you had
Until it’s gone, until its gone
Until it’s gone

And you’ll cry for days
It won’t ever explain
Where the pain you have
Is coming from

And you’ll cry some more
And you’ll tend to ignore
That feeling inside
Girl you’ve got to realize

And you’ll cry for days
It won’t ever explain
Where the pain you have
Is coming from

And you’ll cry some more
And you’ll tend to ignore
That feeling inside
Girl you’ve got to realize
Track Name: Man vs. Machine
MAN VS. MACHINE

I didn’t know your father
I didn’t know he cared
I should’ve tried harder
To help you understand

Oooh oooh ooh

And then I guess I was wrong
I hope I wait too long
Cause in the middle of the night
I hope you will see light
And you’re the girl with the record
How could I forget her?
And through this black veil
I watch the ships set sail

Mother I know your watching
With a keen eye
And a judging mind
With My emotions
They’ll just confuse you and I
The worst is over
But now I don’t even know why
Why?

And then I guess I was wrong
I hope I wait too long
Cause in the middle of the night
I hope you will see light
And you’re the girl with the record
How could I forget her?
And through this black veil
I watch the ships set sail

Ooh, ooh, ooh, oooh

Man vs machine
Man vs machine (man vs. machine)
I hope she’ll come clean
Black sails are all I see
From all around me
Man vs machine (man vs machine)
I hope she’ll come clean
Black sails are all I see
From all around me (all around me)

And I guess I was wrong
I hope I wait too long
Cause in the middle of the night
I hope you will see light
And you’re the girl with the record
How could I forget her?
And through this black veil
I watch the ships set sail

Oooh, oooh, ooh…
Track Name: Candle Light
CANDLE LIGHT

I came and saw
Your angel heart

I don’t know how
You came and found

To be my own
To be my home

I can’t shine fine
When my candle dies

The wind will blow back far
So won’t conquer my stars
And when it falls out the sky
My candle light dies
Candle light dies

The flame burns strong
But I can’t wait long

As I make my life
Better by night

And I see the stars
Begin to paint my walls

To be alone
In that delicate tone

The world will hold me back from
My freedom my fun
And when I look at you lie
My candle light dies
My candle light dies

In the darkness
We learn to live

As I make my way
Down between your legs