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The Machine Demands a Sacrifice

This song is by Colosseum and appears on the album Valentyne Suite (1969) and on the album The Grass Is Greener (1970).

When the night wind cries on the bloodred feather
Containers groan as they come together
And the loaded roadsigns they point to never

Don't let it sleep
Don't let it fall asleep

When the seagulls cry from the powered drains
Computers call back from the hearts of cranes
And the tanks of tigers prowl through the brains

Don't let it sleep
Don't let it fall asleep

Don't let it sleep
Don't let it fall asleep

Music by:

James Litherland, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman

Lyrics by:

Pete Brown

Liner Notes (US release):

With words by Pete Brown, his ode to technocracy

epitomizes the impending catastrophe wrought by

our accidental occidental computerization, as sure

as eggs is eggs.

JON HISEMAN

DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH