Her name is Yoshimi
She's a black belt in karate
Working for the city
She has to discipline her body

'Cause she knows that it's demanding
To defeat those evil machines
I know she can beat them
Oh Yoshimi they don't believe me
But you won't let those robots eat me
Yoshimi they don't believe me
But you won't let those robots defeat me

Those evil-natured robots
They're programmed to destroy us
She's gotta be strong to fight them
So she's taking lots of vitamins
'Cause she knows that it'd be tragic
If those evil robots win
I know she can beat them

Oh Yoshimi they don't believe me
But you won't let those robots defeat me
Yoshimi they don't believe me
But you won't let those robots eat me
Yoshimi

'Cause she knows that it'd be tragic
If those evil robots win
I know she can beat them

Oh Yoshimi they don't believe me
But you won't let those robots defeat me
Yoshimi they don't believe me
But you won't let those robots eat me
Yoshimi they don't believe me
But you won't let those robots defeat me
Yoshimi they don't believe me
But you won't let those robots eat
Yoshimi


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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1 Lyrics as written by Michael Ivins Dave Fridmann

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    My InterpretationI won't claim this is what the songwriters intended, but here's an example of what kind of story you can imagine with this song. It sticks with me since I started thinking about it.

    The singer-narrator is suffering from mental illness. He can't handle the world, it just seems like everything is trying to harm or consume him. He's a sort of weeaboo so everything gets translated into his favorite anime themes--his anxieties and perceived persecutors become the pink robots. He fantasizes a heroine to protect him and thinks of her every time he's afraid. She's a powerful girl, ready to fight, but it's also sad because she has the burden of fighting "enemies" that he has built up to be invincible in his head, so it has the flavor of a lost cause. Further disturbing, in that she's there to feed his fantasies as well as protect his emotions.

    Something happens though, and he starts to see it all in a different way. Maybe he's getting some help, starting to regain control of his brain. He's been taking his medications, imagining them to be her "vitamins". Now she represents all the smarter, saner parts of him, battling his worst inner impulses. She's fighting to make him well--and he's cheering it on. He can't really BE well until he realizes he's the one fighting, that Yoshimi is just a persona he imagined that was capable of it--but if his imaginary creation can do it, that means he can.

    Which brings it to the last line--it's always been: "You won't let those robots eat me." but it ends with "You won't let those robots eat Yoshimi"--he's truly accepted Yoshimi as a part of him, and is confident that he won't lose her, that is to say, the best and bravest of himself.
    tjarethon February 20, 2020   Link

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