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Robots in Love EP

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released July 1, 2009

Written and performed by Beautiful Small Machines.
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Bree Sharp
Don DiLego

Produced by Don DiLego
Recorded and Mixed at Velvet Elk Studios

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Track Name: Robots in Love
Q.O.T.S.A. on the hi-fi
We were talking via wi-fi
So much Aqua Teen and sci-fi
I was, ''oh, my''
When he said, ''I love you, girl''
It was 4 in the morning

It's a simple computation
You take easy conversation
Add erotic exploration, adoration
But when he said, "I love you, girl"
It should have come with a warning

He said I gotta go, go, go cause it hurts to feel
I'm gonna run, run, run like a man of steel
And I could try, try, try to stay in the fight
But when push comes to shove
We are only robots in love

In the afternoons when we lay like spoons
Everything was more than o.k.
And I saw no sign of your flawed design
I guess I wasn't made that way

So he started to malfunction
and it hit me like a punch
In all our hours of connection and affection
When he said, "I love you, girl"
It was only science fiction!

Go, go, go cause I need to feel
I'm gonna run, run, run into something real
And I could stay, stay, stay and put up a fight
But when push comes to shove
We were only robots in love
Track Name: Counting Back To 1
Five, four, three, two, one…

Somebody, somebody, somebody, somebody stole my heart
I turned my back for just a tick and it was gone
Now nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody speaks my name
I’m just another blister in the mouth of shame
A bug in Ender’s Game
Honey, two can play

Cho:
Hey, little baby, what would you say
If I took you further away
Now that countdown’s begun
Counting backwards to 1
On and on the endless debating
You get home and nobody’s waiting
Countdown’s begun
Five, four, three, two, one…

Somebody, somebody, somebody, somebody jumped the gun
Oh-oh-oh they go just as quickly as they come
Now nobody, nobody, nobody, nobody understands
The promises between a woman and a man
Don’t always go as planned
Honey, take a stand

Cho:

Will you take the time to come inside? (x8)
Hey, little baby, what would you say
If I took you further away
Now that countdown’s begun
Counting backwards to 1
On and on the ethical breeches
Just to have a taste of the peaches
The injury’s done
But nobody’s one
5, 4, 3, 2…
5, 4, 3, 2…

Out on the starboard!
And from the portside!
Here come the blitzkrieg!
They beat a valentine drum!

Out on the starboard!
And from the portside!
Here come the blitzkrieg, blitzkrieg
Counting back to 1
Track Name: Superconductor
I’ve got the frequency to turn you on
I’ve got the frequency to turn you on
Superconductor, keep it goin
I’ve got the frequency to turn you on

Hey there, tin smiles
I’ve been loading down your files
Moving up your dials
and I think I know what’s goin’ on
I am programmed
Clicky-click at your Command
Shift for a man with the heart of an automaton
Automaton – hey!

I’ve got the frequency to turn you on
I’ve got the frequency to turn you on
Superconductor, keep it goin
I’ve got the frequency to turn you on


All you seek and everything that you crave
is coming through to me, it’s like a radio wave
All you seek and everything that you crave
is coming through to me, it’s like a radio wave


Me for the job
Got my hand upon the knob
Party is athrob
if you’re thinking that you wanna come
Listen in, baby, I know where you been
When the sticky on your skin
Is a shiny aluminium
Aluminum! Hey!
Track Name: So Long To U
War for
The mainframe
Battles of the human heart r really quite the same

Life is
Quite a show
But nothing I’ve seen ever taught me how 2 let things go

So long to you, so long to you
So long to you, so long to you

Oh, now
I cried & cried
As tho a sea of tears would somehow float u 2 my side

1 learns 2 lose
When choices r btwn 2 things that 1 would never choose

So long to you, so long to you
So long to you, so long to you
If I’m walking its b/c there’s nothing left 2 do

Left on dry land w/ a memory
I’ll wrap it in a boat & push you gently off to sea

So long to you, so long to you
So long to you, so long to you
So long to you, so long to you
If I’m walking its b/c there’s nothing left 2 do
If we ever meet again I’ll know that dreams come true
Track Name: Servo Manual Chapter 1
I want to be in love with a robot
I want to be in love with you