Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

Robot


Get Flash to see this player.

Description
This is the first and only song that I have recorded live with a band. We just mic'd everything and played. I didn't have a monitor or headphones, so the vocals are a bit off on the louder parts especially because I couldn't hear my voice at all. Also, there is about 1:10 of dead time that they didn't cut off the end, so it's not over 6 minutes like it states.

The song is about trying to find importance in a society that thinks you're just like everyone else. I wrote it when I was away from home for the first time doing what I thought was important.
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Lyrics
They told me it would be alright
They told me it would change my life
The best highs, the worst lows
I look for empathy but nobody knows

I knock your door to set you free
In the rain makes my girl pretty
You say you're busy and you won't let me in
This happens time and time and time again

You want me to be a robot
Be all these things that I'm not
What difference can I make in this world of lies
Maybe none but at least I tried

Who cares if nobody's perfect
And why do you say I'm the jerk
If you're the one to send me the Dearjohn
And slam the door
Give us the runaround, meet me downtown

Why did it take me so long to catch the vision
I can't comprehend this state you see
State of mind is my final
Quintessential equanimity

So you say you want me to be some kind of a robot
Maybe I've seen the kind of things I can do for myself - I'm not
I've seen the difference that I made in the world 'cuz I tried
That ain't no lie
This time is done
So long, fairwell, good-bye
Song Stats
Hits: 2417
Comments: 26
Fans: 10
Plays: 120
Downloads: 99
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Jun 23, 2008 - 11:00:51 AM
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2008 - 03:09:17 PM Last Played: Apr 14, 2017 - 02:30:51 AM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
Attribution-NoDerivs

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Hardware:
Epiphone Les Paul, Fender Bass, Yamaha drum kit, Mesa/Boogie triple rec with 4 x 12 cab, Ampeg SVT-4 with SVT-810E cab
Software:
Logic Pro Studio
Comments
Lennon714 said 3291 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Love it.
I've always loved this song. It's probably my favorite song with the line "quintessential equanimity", and that's a long list. However you set it up you got a good mix for live performance in a room. Everytime I try that it sounds like white noise. Look forward to more posts.
Check out my latest song called The Robots of Coconino County
somebuddy said 3291 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Quintessential equanimity
Thanks for the props! There is actually a story behind those two words. At the time I wrote the song, a lady told me that I would get more respect and be more successful if I expanded my vocabulary, so I put down two or the biggest words in my vocabulary at the time to be an indirect shot at her.
Check out my latest song called Peter Pan
peacepiano said 3291 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Music
Really like the sound. Interesting lyrics too. Drums stand out for me, always a treat to hear live drumming.

Thanks
Bill
Check out my latest song called Beat SoloMe-O
somebuddy said 3291 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
Thanks
I appreciate your comment. It's always a treat to hear what other people hear (if that makes sense:)
Check out my latest song called Peter Pan
12parsecs said 3291 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
great job
great performance. live off the floor? awesome! the drums sound fantastic. whatever you did, repeat it.. it really works. good drummer. love the opening riff.

great voice too. nice lyrics. i like big words too.

"marge, where's that thing we use to... dig... food?"
"a spoon, homer?"
Check out my latest song called No disassemble!
somebuddy said 3290 days ago (June 23rd, 2008)
thanks 12
Yeah, live off the garage floor you could say. We played it 3 times and picked this one. I'll let the drummer know you liked it and maybe his wife will let him play again!
Check out my latest song called Peter Pan
12parsecs said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
yes
do that... get the drummer to play! he's got some great fills and solid timing. you are all great. you must record more music! you owe it to us! to music! (wee bit over the top, mayhaps? :)
Check out my latest song called No disassemble!
8piscean8 said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Nice
This reminds me of early Weezer stuff. I really like the live/raw feel. Maybe add some harmony vocals on top of this and call it a day! I want more please!

-Adam
Check out my latest song called The End
somebuddy said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Weezer
...is one of my faves. The Blue album and Pinkerton are in my top 10. Yeah, we definitely need some harmonies/back up vocals, so I'll let you know when we get a newer version up!

Thanks!
Check out my latest song called Peter Pan
said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Awesome recording!
Great live sound gentlemen! Good lyrics. Fine singing. The whole concept works for me. And yes....as someone stated above...those drums sound fantastic!!!

Be well friend!
somebuddy said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Michael
Thanks Michael, I'm glad that you dig the sound!
Check out my latest song called Peter Pan
said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Brilliant
I am sure I heard those chords before sounds very familiar.
Great track. Love it. You Rock. Welcome to Mj's
Them chord will bug me until I find out where I heard them also before too, this is awsome. I am inspired already :)

Peace Dee.
somebuddy said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Thank you
Let me know about those chords, I'm sure someone has used them! Thanks for the props Dee
Check out my latest song called Peter Pan
lavalamp said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Good stuff
Glad to see you aboard. Cool that you used live drums, that's hard to record properly and you did it.

Very well written song. Liked it a bunch.

Welcome,

Dave
Check out my latest song called The Shallow People
somebuddy said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
thanks
Thanks Dave. I'm glad you like the drums. Hopefully we'll get some more up soon.
Check out my latest song called Peter Pan
rsorensen said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
robot
love this. my kinda tune. the weezer influence is definitely there, but I'm hearing some early nada surf in there as well. really cool song. the drumming's awesome and the guitars are nice and big when they need to be. great lyrics and vocals as well. glad eric brought you over! more please!
Check out my latest song called Again
somebuddy said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
Hey
thanks for the input and props. Yeah, the mid-nineties play a huge influence on my style. I've really enjoyed what I've heard from you as well.


Check out my latest song called Peter Pan
ageofthedeathtree said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
WOW!
very nice, and very much so up my alley! i really like it...and for being a live recording it sounds VERY good! i love the lyrics/vocals...nicely done my friend, and welcome to macjams!

sincerely,
age
-sons of hypnos
Check out my latest song called Further Incapabilities
somebuddy said 3289 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
alley
Thanks for the welcome, Age. I like your alley!
Check out my latest song called Peter Pan
floppysurprise said 3290 days ago (June 24th, 2008)
.
this is probably one of the coolest songs i've found on macjams so far justlistenning to random peoples stuff. i'de agree with the people talking about the early weezer influence. in the lyrics the ending line so long, fare well, good bye is a modest mouse lyric from a song 'Teeth like god's shoe shine'. are you a fan of them?
Check out my latest song called All Sorts Of Nonsense
somebuddy said 3289 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
floppy
Hey floppy, that makes me all joyful hearing that. Yeah I'm a fan, but I haven't heard a ton of their older stuff. I have one Ugly Casanova album too.
Check out my latest song called Peter Pan
floppysurprise said 3289 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
.
i was listenning to this song again, you have to upload more soon. i've got all of there albums and the ugly casanova one. did ugly casanova ever put out any more exept the sharpen your teeth one?
Check out my latest song called All Sorts Of Nonsense
somebuddy said 3289 days ago (June 25th, 2008)
tomorrow
I'm hoping I'll get another song up by tomorrow. I wasn't sure, so I looked it up and they only have that one album.
Check out my latest song called Peter Pan
thekurtisproject said 3285 days ago (June 29th, 2008)
:D
Lovin the chorus to the max =D

blink 182??

like this song bunches!

drums are fantasicaly done, as well as guitar.
lyrics are good! You worded everything perfectly-it adresses many issues in todays society

goodjob =D
Check out my latest song called Possibly Maybe
somebuddy said 3284 days ago (June 30th, 2008)
..
Good call. Blink was a big influence when I first started writing music. Back in '95 I saw them at this little club in AZ and I actually got to sing Carousel on stage with them. It was such a rush that I started writing songs shortly after that. Thanks for the listen!
Check out my latest song called Peter Pan
Char said 3228 days ago (August 25th, 2008)
Good lyrics.
Good singing. Played very well. It sounded just fine.
Well done. :) Thanks.
Check out my latest song called When Loving Is One-sided, Music by Bob Rodgers
somebuddy said 3226 days ago (August 27th, 2008)
Thanks!
Thank you Char, your kind words are uplifting and encouraging!
Check out my latest song called Peter Pan
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: SOMEBUDDY
Location: Glendale AZ United States
send a note
Through music, Somebuddy will reach out to positively impact the lives of those around us and work to inspire the same spirit of community involvement wherever possible. Regardless of race, age, religion, social standing or any other dividing factor,... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Genre Info
The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didn't fit into the mainstream genres of the time. At times it was used as catch-all phrase for rock music from under

More songs in Alternative Rock:

Chat
Who's Online
Invisible Members: 1
Visitors: 112