"Tiny Little Robots" as written by Matt Shultz, Brad Shultz, Jared Champion, Daniel Tichenor and Lincoln Parish....
They've got you movin' to the city
Oh my, you think you're lookin' pretty
But they've got their pistols too
Tucked down beneath their shoe
It's a new sensation
World annihilation
Moving to the music
Patiently it's waitin'
The city's screamin'
I can hear them breathin'
Cryin' out for wisdom
Hungry minds are feedin'

I know that you're tired of this
Cause you're a robot
They designed your life
But true souls said you know what's right
And you can join us on the other side

Are you scared? Are you scared? Are you scared?

They've got you marching to a drum beat
Oh my you got another nose bleed
They'll keep you so amused
You'll never taste the truth
It's a new creation
Total domination
Chains across your shoulders
Social captivation
Kill our leaders
Persecute our teachers
Criticize our culture
Crucify free thinkers

I know that you're tired of this
Cause you're a robot
They designed your life
But true souls said you know what's right
And you can join us on the other side

Are you scared? Are you scared? Are you scared?

Fill our eyes with money
Vanity that's cunnin'
Only on the surface
Diamonds look so stunnin'
Mass deception
Altered our perception
Sold it to the children
Made a new connection

I know that you're tired of this
Cause you're a robot
They designed your life
But true souls said you know what's right
And you can join us on the other side


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"Tiny Little Robots" as written by Daniel Tichenor Brad Shultz

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  • +3
    General CommentJust the greatest song. If nothing gets you hyped up and ready to punch someone while takiong swigs of whiskey, nothing will.

    The song, in my view, is an obvious stab at the american government and indeed most of the world's government. The idea is that greed and money have overtaken the more important things. the sad thing is that this has become so widely accepted that people are almost programmed to think like this, thus being robots
    ThatHillKidon September 26, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song is defiantly how people, not only in the US but around the world become pawns of the media and governments. We are brainwashed by the rhetoric of politicians and the media. Instead of coming up with our own opinions we rely on what others say to formulate our opinions and how we should conduct ourselves.

    The spoken part at the end that shorty added wrote epitomizes what, especially the american culture, has succumbed to.

    We rather base ourselves off of celebrities and leaders instead of thinking freely. "Crucify the thinkers."

    Don't be scared to have convictions that aren't the status quo
    rugger7on September 29, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Commentfrom the day we're born we're conditioned to consume, consume, consume, to want things we don't need. We've lost sight of what's really important, because we are too distracted, and that's how the powers that be want it. Robots are easier to control.

    "they'll keep you so amused
    you'll never taste the truth"

    in huxley's "brave new world" it is unheard of to spend time alone, just thinking or doing nothing. Everyone is always doing something to stay amused and not have to really think. Sadly, it kind of sounds like our society. TV, radio, advertisements, it's just a way to keep us distracted from the real issues and to breed materialism and make us want to constantly buy things. I don't know if these people are smart or the general population is stupid, because it seems to work on most people.

    but some of us know what's right, and you can join us on the other side...
    icymoreon April 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is what's spoken at the end of the song...

    Our sidewalks are broken.
    Our minds have been twisted.
    The billboards are lying.
    The lines have been made.
    The streets are all empty.
    We’ve paved them with zombies.
    A lost generation generically made.
    When amidst all the madness, I saw a flower.
    a dream that was creeping I kept in my sight.
    And then it turned and took me in an explosion that shook me.
    …beauty that screams, “I’m alive.”
    shorty61292on April 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis band, and Flobots, are now my two new favorite bands. Ever. >.<""
    Epsonalityon August 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about mass media basiclly running peoples lives

    The chorus is saying how someone can get tired of the media controling everything and the second part of the song is how the media can conrol our minds and how we think. If the media dosent like a leader, a teacher (preacher), an activist or a certain aspect of our culture they can completely destroy it


    Rhcookon April 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI would have to say that this song is all about the propaganda in the world delivered by the media.
    Fife1100on April 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about propaganda for sure... "Sold it to the children, made a new connection" "they'll keep you so amused, you'll never taste the truth" "Cause you're a robot, they designed your life" "Crying out for wisdom, hungry minds are feeding"
    AbbieB527on September 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe words, to me, also point to a freedom from religious captivation. Free thinkers are often what Atheists or Non-Theists call themselves. People that think for themselves and don't allow religion to govern their decisions, but rather their own ideals and reason.

    Love the song, and the band is one of my new favorites.
    Maconheiroon August 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with ThatHillKid's view of the song.
    One of my favourite songs off of the album.
    boy_named_davidon December 31, 2008   Link

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