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Machine Beer

from Peace Bridge by John Hovorka

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Machine Beer

There is a fine house on the hill
All waiting and ready
For a man whose intentions are clear
And whose gaze is steady
And I have heard of such a place
Whose gates are open to those sincere
But I’d rather be a big fat liar
Chokin’ down machine beer

The parties there were good
For those who feel normal
They drank fine wine
Get me a funnel!
Then tell me “from a distance”
Of your good intention
And I will be a character
Of less than one dimension
But after all the wine is gone
I will shed no tear
“Cause I’d rather be down on the street
Chokin’ down machine beer

Machine beer / Fresh, bold
Machine beer / Ice, Cold
Machine beer / Low Price
Machine beer it’s so nice!

I throw the empties in the trash
‘Cause I’m a good citizen
Don’t wanna end up
In a holding pen
Because there is no future in
eating hot Beefaroni from a can
That machine stands there
And that is not the plan
I wanna be in a special place
Where billionaires run free
But ‘til that day comes
Machine beer’s all right for me

Machine beer / Fresh and bold
Machine beer / Ice Cold
Machine beer / Low Price
Machine beer it’s so nice!


from Peace Bridge, released March 7, 2018
Copyright 2003, John Hovorka, Jr.

John Hovorka sang the vocals and played acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Yamaha keyboard, and operated the drum machine


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John Hovorka played guitar and bass guitar in bands first in Geneva NY but mostly in Boston then in New York City. After he started writing songs he was the leader of The 2x4's (1978 - 1980), then Noise Pencil (1982), Turbines (1983 - 1987), Hovorka (1988 - 2002), John Hovorka And The Dawn Of Mechanized Farming (DOMF) (2003 to the present), and he also released some solo albums. ... more

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