Samurai vs the Computer

by Matti Jasu and the Loose Train

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The debut album.

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released June 28, 2012

All songs written by Matti Jasu
Produced by Aleksi Salo & Matti Jasu
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Aleksi Salo
Piano recordings by Sami Lehtonen

Matti Jasu - acoustic & electric guitars, harmonica, piano, rhodes, vocals
Janne Kauppinen - electric guitar, pedal steel, backing vocals
Markus Jalonen - bass
Iiro Kotiranta - drums



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Track Name: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The original cast headlines the show
The papers praise and the papers - they sure know
Just aimless notes from left to right
the bleeding radiation of an angry mind

It's my drums and your beat
And never the twain shall meet

Close encounters of the third kind
Close encounters of the third kind
Close encounters of the third kind
all the time

Some people had problem with grandpa John
who could have kicked the shit out of them all
But he couldn't be bothered less
He answers to no-one and lives for himself

Falling down from the tree of time
when the strangers' worlds collide

Close encounters of the third kind...
Track Name: Here They Come
Here they come on their magic bus
All those flyers in their hands
They got ideals for every one of us
Just wait until you hear their chant

Fun and failure
they both start out the same way
Our lives are too good
Lucky we have you so we can prey

I was channel surfing just the other day
Saw a man on the platform
"Call this number, call it right away"
he said sounding like a storm

Seems like they might
need some financial help there
God knows where it goes
It's funny how some people dare
Track Name: Fingers Crossed
Why do I go down to an underground garage at night
I hear the condensation water drippin' from the pipes
Screaming sound of the car wheels
echoes off the concrete walls

Even Superman does this on his free time
and sometimes I just wish I had the powers of his kind
I see the balloons on TV
There's one for every lie they tell

And everyone
has their fingers crossed
When the morning comes
they will know who has lost

We went from door to door, tried to get someone to speak
But no-one said a word because of the powers that be
We almost ran out of hope
The more they had seen, the less they spoke

Now tweedle-dees and tweedle-dums wait for the sun
Soon everyone will know what they have done
To keep the game good and clean
the messengers have to be free

And everyone…
Track Name: Flood Over the Gate
Time was runnin' out through bullet holes
in your town in the West
They put you in charge, gave you guns
and a shining star on your chest

Flood over the gate
How much can you take?
They're all over your nerves
when it's you who should be served

When you hear the pound of the drums
you'll find out who's your friend
Be with those who won't turn on you
and steal your gold in the end

Track Name: You Should Know by Now
Brand new love
You think you never had it so good
But a sword hangs right above you
and I know that you see it too
Still you think you can get away with this
even if he's with someone else
Well if you're so damn sharp
watch out you won't cut yourself

Trying to pull the devil by its nose again
You should know by now you're not that good
You're bound for trouble and you know how it's going to end
You'll end up being the fool

No bad deed
goes unpunished in this town
Everybody here
just goes round and round and round
And you'll find in front of you
something you thought you left behind
So you better quit your low down ways
they'll gonna get you everytime

Trying to pull the devil...
Track Name: It's Your Own Fault If You Fall In Love
It's soon wintertime and the snow will cover our tracks
All the birds fly to south but I see you coming back
What a drag

It's your own fault
if you fall in love
Try to be bold
and see how the things really are
Now it gets cold
Find a new place where it's warm

Anything goes as an excuse to jump into the flow
But if you're not strong you'll be taken by the undertow
No no no

It's your own fault
if you fall in love
Try to be bold
and see how stupid you are
Now it gets cold
Find a new place where it's warm
Track Name: One More Time and It's Over
I felt a weight over me
like I was on the bottom of the sea
The troubles came in from the doors and windows
but that's my own fault I suppose

So I did some stuff
I'm not that proud of
You know everything I guess
I can never pass your tests

One more time and it's over
I wish I hadn't heard that before
But I know I'll continue as long as I don't get caught

I know it might be
hard to love a guy like me
who's not always by your side
who hurts you and makes you cry

No matter how it is
can I trust you on this?
Keep the engine running
I'll come back soon and hop in

One more time and it's over...
Track Name: Samurai vs the Computer
Slipstream helps to gain the speed as he gives it a try
and tries to overtake
But it’s going to be hard
Calculating all the chances while the other one
makes up his own rules
and believes in his God

Two different ways of how to win
Remember what happened at Estoril

He was sitting in his car completely lost in thoughts
without his helmet on
you saw his face
The Professor knew that there was something strange
something in his friend had changed
before the race

He knew his life was on a string
The lap number 6 changed everything