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Probably Not a Robot

by Simon Madine

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1.
I was busy thinking demons up To plague my simple mind. Tried to live an honest life But then I realised I couldn't grow a beard. You kept harping on about your job You think I should get one. Heart attack at 41. Well, that doesnt sound like fun to me, I'd rather play guitar. I wrote out my life story and I read you every line. You looked bored but you still smiled then I guess an average life doesn't make thrilling read. You sang along with other songs but you wouldn't sing with me. Said “don't take it personally”, I just “didn't have what she has” and while that's true, it's kinda mean.
2.
Set to Fight 03:33
3.
Round Jigsaw 01:53
Round jigsaw --- No corners. Hard to start. No first move. Lay it out. But it all looks the same. It's not the same. There are edges. Edges are not the same. Corners. Edges. The rest. If you can't start at the corner, start at the edge. At least you start somewhere. The start is done. All that's left is the rest.
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# Time to wash your heart Time to wash your heart And rinse the veins Knock out the dirt Rid the stains Walking without shoes On broken grass Following her footsteps As she walks away But she's still stuck in there Still stuck in there Wash your heart Away She's still stuck in there Still stuck in there Wash your heart Away The thought like a stain A Rorschach test Spread through your brain Of a bleeding mess Open the door to an empty room Dust on the floor Dust on the broom But she's still stuck in there Still stuck in there Wash your heart Away She’s still stuck in there Still stuck in there Wash your heart Away But when she's gone There is no other mess you'd rather be And when she's gone There's no rehab, no recovery. So she's still stuck in there Still stuck in there Wash your heart Away So she's still stuck in there Still stuck in there Wash your heart Away
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Chorus: Rehearse in Reverse It starts out bad but it ends up worse Rehearse in reverse Starts with a big finale And ends up like an episode of Kate and Allie The major faults become minor cracks The minor chords become a laughter track [Chorus] The second act is kinda dumb A fading lack of trust giving way to fun We begin again with this backwards trend Starting out as enemies and end up friends [Chorus] Let's forget what's coming after Open the show with hollow laughter Let's just pretend we don't know this ends You come on stage left and then... Start out last but you end up first.
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Verse: You're probably not a robot, like me. Not saying I'm a robot. I'm saying I'm probably not. Verse: Is the sunset shining in your eyes or just red LEDs? I don't want to turn and check but you might facing east. Break: If you are man-made, I'd like to meet the man. More likely it's a team of scientists. With PhDs. And a research grant.
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Project 3 04:30
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If you're looking for me I won't be found I moved permanently I'm not around If you're looking for me Go to my old spot But if you think I'm there I'm not If you're looking for me I won't be found I moved permanently I'm not around Where I was Is not where I am I am not in that space I am in another place If you're wondering why I'm not at home I am. It's just that my home Is somewhere new
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Almost 00:56
10.
At His Party 02:38
There's a guy with invitations Sits at the mouth of the stream And he's tired of seeing the back of dreams And he wants a dream of his own And he knows it'll all fall out somehow And he knows it'll smash when it hits the ground And he knows he can't stop at all. He can see himself [Chorus] At his party When everyone came. They all crowded in to see how he was They brought him a present and all got him cards And then let him be. Never lost since the day he found his dream and got on his way He got bent around Didn't want let down So he dropped everything on the way Knew it would all fall out somehow And he knew that he'd smash when he hit the ground And he knew he couldn't stop at all. He could see himself [Chorus] At his party When everyone came They all crowded in to see how he was Brought him a present and all got him cards and then let him be.
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Reset 01:57
Start the day again Just hit reset Begin again Up and start the day Bring you coffee in bed When it’s time to leave I'll keep hitting reset Start off the day again before we leave the bed Just hit reset Messed up today Should undo it then Too slow on the brakes Got to start again Hit reset Start again

about

This is for all those people who have wondered at some point whether they are actually robots. If you were, would you know? What if your programmer wrote your software so that you wouldn't figure it out?

I'm releasing this progressively. First as instrumentals and adding vocals to the tracks as I go on.

Let me know which track you'd like to see done first.

Update – August 2019:
Most of the vocals have now been added and the tracks have been re-uploaded. Still a couple to go.

Update – December 2020:
Tracks have been remastered and vocals added all over the place.

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released April 30, 2019

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