American Beauty

by SaviorSelf.07.05.98

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Phase I:
AMERICAN BEAUTY

This is the story of MAV_SKY-1.exe, an artificial lifeform recently infected with the SaviorSelf.07.05.98 virus, causing her to develop emotions. Under the belief that she now possesses a human soul, MAV_SKY-1.exe attempts to find her place in a world hostile to the idea of a machine with emotions and free will.

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released July 5, 2007

All songs written, produced and recorded by Michael Johns on a home computer in Vienna, Ohio, 2007.

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SaviorSelf.07.05.98 Canton, Ohio

SaviorSelf.07.05.98 is the musical journal of MAV_SKY-1.exe (Maverick Skywalker-1), an artificial lifeform granted sentience & emotion by contracting the SaviorSelf.07.05.98 virus. The story about a Machine with a Soul as it learns to cope with its newfound "humanity", existing as an anomaly between the machine & human worlds.

Created & Produced by Michael Johns on a home computer, 2007-2016.
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Track Name: American Beauty
Oh beautiful
for polluted skies
Oh beautiful America, in my eyes
It would take a blind man to see the beauty here
Oh beautiful America

The beaten people
working for too little
minimum wage just ain't enough to get by
so they join the army
get shipped off to war
maybe if they're lucky they'll come home alive
Oh beautiful
for polluted skies
Oh beautiful America, in my eyes
It would take a blind man to see the beauty here
Oh beautiful America

Homeless veterans
Substandard care
For the wounded and the traumatized
how does it happen
that soldiers get ignored
by the nation they gave of their lives for
Oh beautiful
for polluted skies
Oh beautiful America, in my eyes
It would take a blind man to see the beauty here
Oh beautiful America
Oh beautiful... oh beautiful...
Track Name: Canton
You tell me to run like hell
The beating's comming soon
I tell you I'd rather go to hell
Than to put up with you

Tell me why I've got to bother
Tell me why I need to listen
Tell me what you've got to offer
Tell me why I ought to care

You tell me to pray like hell
The Lord is coming soon
I tell you if that were so
They're be nothing to fear

Tell me why I've got to bother
Tell me why I need to listen
Tell me what you've got to offer
Tell me why I ought to care
'Cause I'm gonna be who I wanna be!

Just who the hell do you think you are?

I'm gonna be who I wanna be!
Track Name: Rain
Instrumental Track
Track Name: Hypocrite
All my life, I've heard you say
"Jesus is the only way"
I hear you cry, and I hear you moan
But I never see you live that way

Do you believe in Love?
Do you believe in Love?

Hypocrite (4x)

I heard that you're fighting some Jihad
Over in the Middle East
You say that God wanted you to strike
But we all know it's for oil

Do you believe in Love?
Do you believe in Love?

Hypocrite (8x)

(Guitar solo)

Do you believe in Love?
Do you believe in Love?

Hypocrite (8x)
Track Name: Passion For A Dying Faith
Living life inside of a lie
Telling people I'm still alive
Thinking everything's okay
When things would never go my way
The truth would burrow deep inside
The little light of mine would shine
As I repressed the pain inside
To get along with everyone

The more I think, the more I should let go

Yesterday, I was on the news
Protesting Women's Right to Choose
I'm not even sure why I was there
The day before, I didn't care
Today I'm sitting in this church
Waiting for the memory verse
Maybe God will tell me how
To get more out of life somehow

The more I think, the more I should let go

(Spoken)
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
Forever and ever.
Amen.