Alpha Code

by The Robot Knights

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This is our first demo.

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released January 30, 2013

Songs written by Maddy Myers, Dan Weisman, and Zach Warner.
Maddy Myers on keytar and vocals, Dan Weisman on guitar, Zach Warner on drums and back-up vocals.

Album art by Sarah Morrison (tashari.org).

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The Robot Knights Boston, Massachusetts

The Robot Knights are a synth-pop-rock trio based in Boston MA with Maddy Myers on keytar and vocals, Zach Warner on drums and vocals, and Dan Weisman on guitar and vocals. They write songs about robot knights fighting dragons, apocalyptic zombie takeovers, mad sexy science, and dinosaurs. ... more

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Track Name: Zombie Apocalypse
No one saw it coming, we were just slumming in a band somewhere
Dan's amp blared the news
Started running, didn't know where, never cared or knew
No plan, lives to lose

When we got street-side, nothing but our bare hands to fight them off
The undead swath
The disease contagious, plague that's gonna age us into eternal
Brain-consuming sloth
Get 'em off!

Not getting any stronger
Not gonna last much longer
Gonna be memories
We're not gonna be fine
Gonna run out of time
Give up to the disease
Give up to the disease

Demolitions, grenadiers, got supplies but nowhere near enough to last
Enough to pass
Some supplies, some food in cans, no safe house, no plans
The die's been cast, we came in last
Zach Attack and Dan the Man and me makes three
My boyfriend's in a barn somewhere -- no time to care
Relationship was not the same once he tried to eat my brain
Had to break up -- but we'll make up when I'm dead
He'll get back in my head!

Not getting any stronger
Not gonna last much longer
Gonna be memories
We're not gonna be fine
Gonna run out of time
Give up to the disease
Give up to the disease
Track Name: Amazon
I'm not lost, I'm not scared
I'm all alone and I'm not prepared
I'm not worried, doomed, or stuck
I'm far from home and I'm out of luck

I don't wanna go away
I just have to get away
I don't wanna go away
I just have to get away

I'm not in denial
I'm in the Amazon
And it's okay for me now to pretend that there's nothing wrong
I'm not in denial
I'm in the Amazon
With all the animals, so let's get it on!
I'm not in denial
I'm in the Amazon

No mosquitoes biting my face
Or wild animals giving chase
This is the jungle, not outer space
I don't know how I got to this place

I don't wanna go away
I just have to get away
I don't wanna go away
I just have to get away

I'm not in denial
I'm in the Amazon
And it's okay for me now to pretend that there's nothing wrong
I'm not in denial
I'm in the Amazon
With all the animals, so let's get it on!
I'm not in denial
I'm in the Amazon
Track Name: Clone Machine
A lifetime of design
Got my device online
To complete my master plan
Now, darling, take my hand

Come, my love, come inside
My machine, my pride
It's gonna be our favorite toy
Just for me and you, boy

Oh, clone machine
You're my double dream
Want it all for me
Hear you both call out, for me
Oh, clone machine
Get me double-teamed
Outnumber me
And come for me

When you stepped from the rubble
Thought I was seeing double
My goodness, I just did that
And now I'm gonna hit that

There are some implications
Maybe some complications
But trust me -- I'm a genius
And this won't come between us

Oh, clone machine
You're my double dream
Want it all for me
Hear you both call out, for me
Oh, clone machine
Get me double-teamed
Outnumber me
And come for me
Track Name: Dragons
Got my suit, got my lance
Got my wits — I mean, programs
Got myself in a fight
With a foe larger than life

Got my steed, but she’s too scared
Got to lead — am I prepared?
Laser beam, sight unseen
What remains: one robot’s dream

Fire breath, nothing left
of the heroes who came before
Scales, spiked tail
But I won’t fail
Dragons no more, no more, no more

Path pursued, all uphill
Luckily I’ve got no free will
I just do what one command
Told me to, you wouldn’t understand.

Broken drives, battle scars
Still I strive, ever far
Upgrade found, safe install
Gotta break down your firewall

(repeat chorus)

Armor unblockable, achievement unlockable
Take down the dragon race, starting with you
Increase my download speed, upgrade my dying need
Taking you down if it’s the last thing I do

Extermination!
Extermination!
Extermination, gonna take you take you down
Extermination, gonna take you take you down!
Track Name: Telephone Lines
Telephone lines that run their tangled paths, connect us in no time
Let us talk and stalk and feel that we’re together all the time
you may think then that you’ll never be alone
Put the phone down and look around
Is anybody home?

Are you just talking to yourself?
Listening to your own echo, hearing the sound of your own voice
Or is there something else?
A connection across an unknown space, do you know your place?

You find yourself pacing and considering spacing between dots that mark the ellipses in your mind
Your thoughts are racing onto topics of conversation
That you never brought up while directly facing me
For so much time, fine

(repeat chorus lyrics, thru bridge)

Dialing and waiting, holding on
Bated breath and hating every second that passes too far away from you
It’s so frustrating, the illusory choice that you’re creating
You sound so near but it’s completely clear that there’s nothing I can do
Track Name: Werewolf on the Dance Floor
Going to the club, I got my pants on tight
Got my lace-up high-tops to light up the night
Looking mighty tasty but to my dismay
The dance floor is infested with a powerful prey
I don't have to worry 'cause I came prepared
I know how to take on a beastly air
Going toe-to-toe with the worst of beasts
I know how to take on freaks like these

Now they're howling out for more
Werewolf on the dance floor!
Dancing is the only cure
Werewolf on the dance floor!

How big your teeth are
How tight your moves
How red your eyes are
How right your grooves

They don't know what to make of my dancing feet
Like a silver bullet, I'm hitting the beats (pa-pow!)
I can make these jerks feel oh-so-weak
With every twist and turn, no need to speak
Instead I'm gonna roar so I can blend in
Make the wolves think that I'm one of them
Keeping an eye on the exits around
In case a wolf riot starts to go down

Now they're howling out for more
Werewolf on the dance floor!
Dancing is the only cure
Werewolf on the dance floor!

How big your teeth are
How tight your moves
How red your eyes are
How right your grooves

The moves are heating up, there's no turning back
Increasing the power to charge an attack
All of the wolves are looking at me
The time has come to prove to be
Someone who can rock this floor
Teach 'em a lesson and tell 'em the score
They circle around, but I'm not scared
Like I said, I came prepared

Now they're howling out for more
Werewolf on the dance floor!
Dancing is the only cure
Werewolf on the dance floor!

How big your teeth are
How tight your moves
How red your eyes are
How right your grooves
Track Name: Ghost Train
Waiting, oh, waiting, last train of the night
Hear a bell ring, see the light
Whole car to myself, all aboard, just me
Close my eyes for a minute, fall asleep
I wake up when I feel someone's hand on my arm
Whisper telling me, "Don't be alarmed"
Open my eyes, nobody's there
But the voices are everywhere:

"Oh, we just want to take you home
For you've spent far too long on the roam
A quiet place, a tiny space, deep underground
You can't be found."

Close in on a station and I pull the cord
Stop requested but you guessed it, I'm ignored
The train hurtled on forward into the night
Better tell the conductor, something's not right
When I get to the front, empty seat's dusty
Who's driving this thing? Somebody must be!
"You're going insane," the voices pound in my brain,
"Please move to the back of the train!

"Oh, we just want to take you home
For you've spent far too long on the roam
A quiet place, a tiny space, deep underground
You can't be found."

I gotta get out of here
That's the thought that keeps on running through my head
I gotta get out of here
But we're traveling who-knows-where top speed ahead
I gotta get out of here
That's the thought that keeps on running through my head
I gotta get out of here
'Cause we're traveling who-knows-where
Top speed ahead!

Never in a situation like this before
That's what the emergency stop is for
I pulled it down, pushed open the door
I'm not gonna take this anymore
Ran through the tunnel, away from the light
I saw a station ahead in the night
When I got there, you wouldn't believe,
It was my stop! What a relief.

"Oh, we just want to take you home
For you've spent far too long on the roam
A quiet place, a tiny space, deep underground
You can't be found."