"The Girl And The Robot" as written by Svein Berge, Torbjorn Brundtland and Robyn Carlsson....
I go mental every time you leave for work
You never seem to know when to stop
I never know when you'll return
I'm in love with a robot

In the night, call you up and
Wanna know when you're coming home
Don't deny me, call me back
I'm so alone

In the night, wait up for you
Even though you don't want me to
Go to bed, leave the lights on
What's the use

So you want to understand me
You just see what you want to see
There's no way I can help you out
You don't know what it's all about

Fell asleep again in front of MTV
God, I'm down at the bottom
No one's singing songs for me
I can't wait for tomorrow

When you're gone and rain starts falling
I just sit here by the phone
Don't deny me, call me back
I'm so alone

Oh, when you gonna come home?
Oooooh I just gotta know
When you gonna come home?
Oh

Baby I can't stand it when you go to work
You never seem to know when to stop
I never know when you'll return
I'm in love with a robot

In the night, call you up and
Wanna know when you're coming home
Don't deny me, call me back
I'm so alone


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"The Girl and the Robot" as written by Svein Berge Robin Miriam Carlsson

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  • +4
    General CommentI actually love the lyrics.

    So many people have become zombies for work, ruining families to try to promote their social status.

    Yeah, it's no Tennyson, but I love the heart.
    Sliver025on April 10, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think the song could be from the point of view of a lover who does not know that her workaholic partner is actually having an affair. She is truly in love with/desires him but can't understand the hours he pours into his work. Even when she calls he 'denies' her wishes to return soon, sometimes refusing to pick up ('call me back') and showing little emotion about the situation ('robot'). Or, perhaps the 'When you gonna come home?' is more of a desperate plea where the woman actually knows he's cheating, but hopes they can reconcile. This is evident since she waits up with the lights on ... sounds sadly hopeful that one day he'll return to her.
    vinyldudeon May 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that this song could be about a woman who's partner, as others have said, a workaholic. She starts to get sick of him always working and never having enough time for her. He starts to act like a robot, his emotions like one and always working like he's been programmed to. She begins calling him endlessly about when he will be coming home so he starts getting annoyed and stops picking up his phone ,ect, ect.

    Personally, this is a great song!I love the lyrics and I haven't heard Robyn in a while so this is a good song to get me back into her.
    WaffleTimeon July 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentReminds me of Betty Draper.
    thatfangirlon October 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the meaning of this song is obvious and doesn't require explanation, although I like the cheating interpretation because it is an interesting take on a open/shut case.
    Nillerzon June 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionOh, I thought the singer sounded like Robyn; the fact that it's her makes me like it more. But I agree that the lyrics are very plain and self-explanatory. I wish the lyrics matched the great sound this song has.
    laughinganywayon July 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti actually never heard of robyn before this song, but when i heard this track i thought i'd check her out, and i actually dont like her stuff very much...
    i think this song is amazing, i love the lyrics, Sliver025, there's definitely heart. robyn's voice is so good for this song i think because she's so strong, but the lyrics show so much fragility...it's nice to have a voice that doesnt sound melodramatic and whiny, but still admitting she's so alone without him.

    amazing tune too!
    luey_babyon August 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think the meaning here is fairly obvious (well, at least in my eyes!). The woman's husband/boyfriend is a workaholic, and he is so engrossed in his work, and is always AT work, that he is too blind to see the strain he's putting on his relationship. His wife/gf hardly sees him and she feels incredibly sad and alone.

    Love the song! :)
    60_miles_an_houron March 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYup, pretty straight forward, amazing nonetheless.
    Segarron September 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's clearly about american psycho you guys
    supersoakeron February 15, 2013   Link

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