You're just walking round your little mazes figuring out how to get by,
How to get laid and get famous, get yourself paid, impress the guys.
You think you're thinking for yourself
But when you get on the subway's most crowded part just to stand behind a
Then you are just a robot, executing a program.
You are just a robot, an imitation of a man
You're taught to divide the world into buddies and wives, sluts and wimps;
And ever since, you've kept a scorecard - how else to prove you're such
The pimp.
You think you're thinking for yourself
But when you when you can't get any the consentual way so you decide to
Use some force
Then you are just a robot, executing a program.
You are just a robot, an imitation of a man
She told me one night when we were lying quiet and cold, something not
It had been months since the good times, once there was sun, now there was
And she said to me as she turned on the light,
"there's something you don't know keeps me from feeling right.
I once knew a guy, I'd seen him around.
He knew all my friends, he came from town.
One night at a party, we both were there,
He followed me into the bathroom, he grabbed my hair,"
And she said "I still remember just how the floor felt and how my head
Would hit the tub."
Now where is that robot, put a stake through my true love
Where is that robot, should get struck down from above
You are just a robot, executing a program, an imitation of a man

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Robot Lyrics as written by Daniel Bewernick Carl Albrecht

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    General CommentThis is an amazing, beautiful song. I think it is clearly about the same event (or at least topic) as Mother's Day, but there is a fundamental disparity between the two. Mother's Day addresses the man in question as if he was indeed another human being, with thoughts and feelings, just trying to make his way through life like everyone else. It says what it says assuming it is addressing a rational fellow person, trying to persuade him that what he did was wrong. This song, however, takes the opposite stance--the man it addresses is not a person, but rather something far less. The man in Robot is just that--he has no feelings or rational thought. There is no point in trying to convince him of anything, because he will never learn.
    Typhonon September 25, 2005   Link

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