Alpha Code

by The Robot Knights

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1.
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
2.
04:14
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
3.
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
4.
05:12
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!
5.
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
6.
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
7.
04:47
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."

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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 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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