"One Day, Robots Will Cry" as written by Gabe Saporta and Patrick Stump....
This won't hurt more than a pinch.
So just pour a drink.
Lets talk it over.
I'm back after all these years.
Don't be afraid my dear.
Now I'm older.

Cause people change.
Can't you see my eyes.
Are they not the same after the lies?
I know I'm like a machine.
But I still have dreams.
I know one day we will

Sleep for days.
Come over, come over.
I won't make the same mistakes.
Come over, come over.
I'm dying not to hurt you.
In our dreams, we can be complete again.

When you were young, you kept a list.
Of the things you'd miss, as you got older.
I've known you, in every life I've lived.
Yeah, I'm still a kid.
Even though I'm colder.

When you were a child.
I was lost in the wild, but you built a home for me in the road.
I was born the cold.
Turn up the heat.
I know one day we will

Sleep for days.
Come over, come over.
I won't make the same mistakes.
Come over, come over.
I'm dying not to hurt you.
In our dreams, we can be complete.
If we go to sleep, we can wake up home again.

Come on over again.

Sleep for days.
Come over, come over.
I won't make the same mistakes.
Come over, come over.
I'm dying not to hurt you.

Sleep for days.
Come over, come over.
I won't make the same mistakes.
Come over, come over.
I'm dying not to hurt you.

In our dreams we can be complete.
If we go to sleep, we can wake up home again.

Come over, come over.
Come over, come over


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"One Day, Robots Will Cry" as written by Patrick Martin Stump Gabe Saporta

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    General CommentIt sounds like...he wants to start over.
    He's reminiscing about all the bad stuff that happened, and if they do one thing they can start all over again.
    I dont know, i'm probably not making much sense. haha
    JubeJubeon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSounds like its about a friendship that failed because the narrator was too much of a day dreamer.
    Spiceron December 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits all in the title "one day robots will cry"
    he doesnt feel anything; no emotion
    "i know i'm like a machine."
    but he wants to feel something, hence "will cry"

    i think it also has to do w/ the fact that he wants to start over w/ a relationship that he had and they only place it could work is in his dreams and thats why he wants to be sleeping all the time.
    catie nesson January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's rather obviously about being a psychopath. He can't really love or care, but he wants to, you know? Wants that kind of happiness. The "a child only colder" is a reference to narcissism I believe, often referred to as adults that are still children at heart, as every child is a narcissist, and narcissism is a key point of psychopathy.

    And about the dreaming and sleeping and all that catie ness posted, yeah.
    JustineleSedaon July 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMY FAVORITE!
    thatsbeachy44on September 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell, yea same with everyone else, i agree that this about a guy who has no emotions after the break-up, or mess up (hence Robots) and he wants to start over because he's starting to feel the depression and sadness (Will Cry)

    ONE MORE THING!!!! Does this song remind anyone else of the book "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer?? That's the first thing I thought of when i heard this song. Like how the soul, didn't have much emotion towards anything, but then with the humans, she starts to love them and becomes very emotional. Eh, maybe it's just me. BUT I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SONG> ;]
    IDanceInTheRainon January 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentummm... Narcissism describes the trait of excessive self-love, based on self-image or ego. Often denoting vanity, conceit, egotism or simple selfishness. I don't see how this could be what you mean.
    Maxlinroseon January 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with everyone. The song seems like someone had a relationship with someone who was good to them but, they were self centered and says he was acting like a child and now their older and understand what they were doing and want things to go back to the way they were. And their apologizing of course and trying to get the person to come back to them after all that has happened and the time that has pasted.
    killmebueatifulon April 01, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThis has to be my favorite song out of everything that Cobra Starship has done. I can really relate to it, and I'm sure a lot of others could too.

    It's about, or at least what I feel like, how he, or someone, is almost like a robot, no emotions no feelings, acts only like a jerk or is only mean to others, specifically someone that's very close to him/them. "One day robots will cry" would mean that one day him and the others who act like him will soon feel emotion like "normal" humans.
    "I'm back after all these years"/"I won't make the same mistakes" proves that he must have treated someone close to him badly, and soon realizes what he did was wrong.

    "I'm dying not to hurt you-in our dreams we can be complete"- He obviously wants to change, and he feels that only in his dreams he can be with that close person without having to worry about anything such as the past.

    And last, my favorite line of the whole song (which btw I'm planning on getting tattooed) "I know I'm like a machine, but I still have dreams"- he realizes his lack of emotion towards others, but wants them to understand that he still is/strives to be a person on the inside.

    Fangs up!
    ThisKidHasGotSoulon August 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that he has gone through a seriously tough time and leaves or abandons someone he loves. When he comes back he just wants to start over and "make a home again." Anyone one know what he means my This won't hurt more than a pinch?
    gabeysbaby7on June 21, 2010   Link

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