So far, so good, or so they say from mission control,
The deep of space is no place for a fragile human soul.
The rockets burn as servos click and turn,
and fall into their place.
Robots can't cry,
don't laugh,
can't die,
In the darkness of space.
He is strong, made of steel with the graphite lining,
Watch his eyes flicker slow like the batteries are dying.

Space Robot 5,
Is he alive?
So very alone,
So far from home.

Three strands of wire,
Threefold the tie that binds.
She is the one thing on the earth for which he still pines.
To his heart she was life,
So he prays to his Maker with a sigh,
As his fire sputters out,
Because robots never cry.

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    General Commentthis song is obviously about a robot who has no emotions...but i think the robot 'grows' emotions by the end of the song.

    i don't know....i'm just making shit up...but this is a realllly good song.
    amplifiedmouseon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my fave bss songs! but hte lyrics are slightly hte very end it goes,

    "he has no home, he is alone"

    great song!
    emoBettyrocketon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song isn't as cheap as the two posts before mentioned. it goes way beyond a story of a robot.

    this song is about a man (presumably the author) who feels as if he is putting on a mask and just kinning himself inside. he is the robot, the one who can't cry or laugh, he is invinsible. it's apparently the image that moder society places upon most males and the singer wishes to escape it. he is trying so hard to suceed, trying so hard to make it and all for hope he can come back home. sweet song with deep symbolism.
    standsolidon April 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentJudging by the reference to a girl, this might have had something to do with one of reese's many fiancees
    rapscal_2002on January 29, 2007   Link

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