The Machine​-​Greg Ronning

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Greg Ronning is the Pastor Developer of "The Table" in Orange County California. The Table is an emergent styled new ministry start of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He also publishes a blog, "The Acoustic Word," which features commentary and original music inspired by the weekly biblical texts assigned by the Revised Common Lectionary.

The Acoustic Word can be found at


The Machine
Greg Ronning
(Capo 2)

Bm (Am) A (G) Bm (Am) A (G)
I don’t want to be a part of the machine anymore
I don’t want to be a part of the machine anymore

G (F) A (G)
I’m the one asking questions
D (C) F#m7 (Em7) Bm (Am)
The one shuffled out the door
G (F) A (G)
I don’t want the company line
F# (E)
I need something more (Chorus)

I felt completely empty
After years of service and sacrifice
Always working against the grain
‘Till my tears opened up my eyes (Chorus)

I want to hear a different voice
Allow more people to believe
If we can’t talk anymore
It’s time for me to leave (Chorus)


from This is Why I Left You, released June 19, 2015
Lyrics, Guitar and Vocals by Greg Ronning



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"This is Why I Left You: Songs for the Dones" is the soundtrack to the book Church Refugees. Each artist drew inspiration for their lyrics from quotes in Church Refugees about people who have walked away from organized religion, but not from God. It is our hope that these songs serve as a source of comfort and inspiration to those who have left and those who are thinking of leaving the church. ... more

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