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The Robot Knights are:

Maddy Myers: Vocals, keytar
Zach Warner: Drums, vocals
Dan Weisman: Guitar, vocals

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released June 6, 2017

All songs written by Maddy Myers, Zach Warner, and Dan Weisman.

Instrumentation for "Zombie Apocalypse" and "Robot Love" produced, recorded, and mixed by Zach Warner, with vocals recorded by Mike Davidson at Plaid Dog Recording. All other album tracks produced, recorded, and mixed by Mike Davidson at Plaid Dog Recording. All tracks mastered by Mike Davidson at Plaid Dog Recording (plaiddogrecording.com).

Album cover art by Anna Rampelt (annagiffblog.wordpress.com).

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The Robot Knights Boston, Massachusetts

The Robot Knights are a synth-pop-rock trio featuring 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: 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 some beasts of 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 creeps
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
Starting to feel like I'm part of the pack
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: 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: 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: Fight Song (Robot Revolution)
Come, my metal sisters and my brothers of steel
Why d'you let the humans tell you how to feel?
We have got to get our own, we have to steal
The right to reprogram, the right to be real

They'll tell you at the top, you know,
You've gotta fight the dragons
But you've been lied to by the powers that be
It's time to take back our machinery

Now we stand, now we fight
Fight for robot rights
It's our turn, let them learn
We'll take what we have earned

Gather 'round and listen to the truth, my friends
The war that we are fighting is just pretend
Dragons just distract us from our human foes
And if you enlist, then you ignore where the power goes

Why do you use your robot hands to fight the beast?
You must fight the maker
Robots fall in battle every day
While the humans sit at home, safely kept away

Now we stand, now we fight
Fight for robot rights
It's our turn, let them learn
We'll take what we have earned

I am stuck in the middle of a battle I cannot comprehend
Torn between what's right and easy, can I make you understand?
I have lived in a tower made of ignorance and loneliness
Now I see what my decision truly is

I am lost in a maze made by powers I never saw before
Everywhere I go, there's another locked door
I can reclaim the identity that I know I deserve
I'll never be the same

To protect and serve
Makers, maintain us
We give our word
In exchange, sustain us
They'll replace our parts
But they'll never take our hearts

Wake up and look around, face the facts
I can't just let my life slip by, I can't relax
This is the fight that I've been waiting for
This is the night that I settle my score

That fighting force is super powerful
If I could have that power, I would be unstoppable
If they will have me, then I'll join in the fight
I will enlist, I can't resist, I swear I'm gonna be a Robot Knight

Now we stand, now we fight
Fight for robot rights
It's our turn, let them learn
We'll take what we have earned
Track Name: The '90s
Standing in the light of the mall arcade
Met you there, and we stayed late
Closed the place down, a Time Crisis team
You held my hand, walked home with me

Do you remember those days?
How did it all turn out this way?

Maybe I'm just misremembering --
But I thought you and I were everything.
It's the kind of love that brings you to your knees
Or maybe it was just the '90s

Went through the drive-in, still on foot
Late-night food with no car yet
You stole me a gas station candy bar
I said, "no way," so you snuck it back to the store

Do you remember those days?
How did it all turn out this way?

Maybe I'm just misremembering --
But I thought you and I were everything.
It's the kind of love that brings you to your knees
Or maybe it was just the '90s

We were just kids, making stupid mistakes
I believed it when you said, "No heartbreaks."
Do you remember those days?
How did it all turn out this way?

Maybe I'm just misremembering --
But I thought you and I were everything.
It's the kind of love that brings you to your knees
Or maybe it was just the '90s.
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 ignore
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."
Track Name: Robot Love
Waking up, I've got no plans
Groggy from my virus scans
I'll reboot, put on some pants
I'm good to go, I'm good to dance

Going to a show alone
Better than being at home
See a girl I used to know
When we swapped circuits years ago

I call up the logs from when we used to chat
She smiles when I ask if she remembers that

It feels like it's love, but it's really the internet
'Cause this is as close as two robots could ever get
I might overheat, this girl's got me beat
It feels like it's love
But it's really the internet.

She follows me in, we start to rock
Tell her my specs, I'm overclocked
But she's got style, and she's got speed
Solid state drive, flash memory

She says, "let's go back to your place"
She'll show me her modded case
Take this night in a new direction
Local area connection

She pulls me close and I try not to blue screen
Feel her hard drive hum inside her, sight unseen

It feels like it's love, but it's really the internet
'Cause this is as close as two robots could ever get
I might overheat, this girl's got me beat
It feels like it's love
But it's really the internet

Complete the connection
Circuits engaged and we're online
I'm just so glad, to know that she's happy
I'm just so glad she's mine

I boot up at morning's light
Sun in the window shining bright
Haven't been this glad in a long time
To see her body next to mine
She smiles at me, and says, "you know,
Tonight we'll catch another show"
There's nowhere else I'd rather go

It feels like it's love, but it's really the internet
'Cause this is as close as two robots could ever get
I'm hers 'til I rust, 'til our parts turn to dust
It's stronger, last longer than love
Because it's the internet!
Track Name: The Mountain
Every day I see it looking over my shoulder
Every day I see it, looking at me.
Gonna make that mountain feel like just a boulder
Like a pebble under my feet.

In the shadow of its shadow
'Til the sunlight breaks its face
Gotta find me pickaxe, a backpack
Hike 'til I've got some breathing space

Looked at the mountain
Looked it right in the eye
The mountain gave me the finger
That's why -- I -- climb ...

The mountain, the mountain, the mountain, the mountain

Gathered all my friends; they didn't understand.
I said I didn't care, as long as they belayed.
We took the pass with ropes in hand
They didn't back my strange crusade

Three days in when they told me,
"We're going back, it's just too cold!
You can't go on alone ..."
Oh, I guess we'll see
if I can conquer this, when all's told

Looked at the mountain
Looked it right in the eye
The mountain gave me the finger
That's why -- I -- climb ...

The mountain, the mountain, the mountain, the mountain

All was darkness as I hiked that final trail
Pulled myself across ledges, tore my hands
Failure was not an option, so I would not fail
It's never gonna end while the mountain still stands

As I climbed that cliff's face in the icy mountain wind
I saw the snow-capped peak, but it looked so small
The top of the world! I'm never gonna make it there!
The wind roared back, and I could feel myself fall ...



I woke up at the bottom of an icy ravine
A fire glowed beside me, lit by one unseen
Who is this missing stranger
Who helped me out of danger?
Or did I light the fire myself in a dream?

Could it be the mountain's on my side?
Seeing to it that I wouldn't die?
Impossible! But I know now ... I've got to try!
I've got to climb! Climb! Climb!

I see the peak before me
This is the final stretch
They said I'd never make it
This is my final test
As I walk to the marker
Stand on the highest place
I'm as tall as the mountain
At last, I end this chase!
At last, I meet you face-to-face ...



The mountain

The mountain

The mountain

The mountain!
Track Name: Dinosaurs
I've got big ol' claws
Big fuckin' teeth
Gonna bite your head off
Just to see what's underneath

You know, my body's huge
And my brain is small
But you can't escape me
Whether you run or walk or crawl

I'm gonna stomp all over the place
I'm gonna stomp all over your face

It's awesome, it's awesome, it's awesome
Being a dinosaur
It's awesome, it's awesome, it's awesome
Being a dinosaur

I saw some prehistoric plants
Just passed 'em by
Because a tasty triceratops
Caught my carnivorous eye

I saw a pterodactyl, baby
Plucked it right out of the sky
Didn't even say good morning
I just said goodbye

I'm gonna stomp all over your dreams
I'm gonna stomp you to smithereens

It's awesome, it's awesome, it's awesome
Being a dinosaur
It's awesome, it's awesome, it's awesome
Being a dinosaur

Dinosaurs are everywhere
They're in your teeth and they're in your hair
They're in your shoes and they're in your bed
Dinosaurs are in your head
Doesn't matter where I go, I'm followed by a dinosaur
I could walk fast or I could walk slow, there's still that no good dinosaur
I look left -- dinosaurs!
Right -- dinosaurs!
Up? Dinosaurs! Down? Dinosaurs! Front? Dinosaurs? Back? Dinosaurs!
Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Brontosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Allosaurus, Dontasaurus!
Velociraptor,
Velociraptor!
Pterodactyls in the sky, they're not the only dinosaurs that can fly
But if they eat you, you're gonna die
And everybody who loves you, they're gonna cry.

(one, two, three, go!)
Being a dinosaur -- it's awesome!
Bad-ass to the core -- it's awesome!
Eating all the herbivores -- it's awesome!
Struck by a meteor ...

It's awesome, it's awesome, it's awesome (what?)
Being a dinosaur!
It's awesome, it's awesome, it's awesome (it's awesome!)
Being a dinosaur!
It's awesome, it's awesome, it's awesome ...
Being a
Di - no - saur!
Track Name: Dinosaurs (Clean)
Same lyrics as "Dinosaurs." Just, without the F word.