Monkey Robot War

by Monkey Robot War

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released December 6, 2012

Recorded by Nate Johnivan - Summer 2012
Mixed and Mastered by Rick Johnson at Cold War Studios - Fall 2012
Cover design by Dave Daniele

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Track Name: Realists
Realists

a couple realists glad for the long way.
a couple realists glad for the long way home

A silent ride home from the grocery,
Detour sign put us high enough to see the sky opening.
Right place and time, to soak it in.
We never go this way, it eats up our TV time.

a couple realists glad for the long way.
a couple realists glad for the long way home

People avoid looking towards the West side of town.
Until the sun sets. It’s their 15 minutes.
On a night like this, high above the arguments.
When the blue sky split and spilled it’s acrylics.

a couple realists glad for the long way.
a couple realists glad for the long way home

And when you swerve into
oncoming traffic, I’ll be beside you
and glad when you choose, the wrong way,
we’ll be glad for the long way home.
Track Name: Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver

Did you invite the devil
in this backseat? This isn’t the way home.
Could you let us out here, please?
We’re not supposed to go there, at least not yet.

Why don’t you go pour yourself another diet coke
you chubby little bastard

In fifteen years I’ll recognize you,
falling off of my bar stool into laughter’s waiting arms
Use the same line, it worked the last time.
We can try this whole thing, again.

Why don’t you go pour yourself another diet coke
you chubby little bastard

Your mouth has pushed us into the street
away from our bartender.
The cab is late, if it’s coming at all.
We’re both frozen,

Maybe we should have planned for this
Track Name: Wolf Blitzer
Wolf Blitzer

This seat at the bar, is now your waiting room
and howling dogs surround you
Waiting for the drinks to settle, to settle, so deep in your eyes
Waiting for the time to ruin you, for me, forever again

Too late to call them off, once they pick up the scent
That charm in his eye, is malicious intent
And I’d tell the end, but that might ruin it
Five dollars at the door, welcome to the zoo,

His bedroom floor has captured your dance
Pain taught me to write again.
I’d thank you, but that might ruin it. that might ruin____
Ruin you, for me, forever, again.

The dogs have worked their way through the fence again.
Free to prowl the grounds, window shopping.
Looking for tipsy lions to bark their broken poetry.
Five dollars at the door, welcome, to the zoo.
Track Name: Oxygen and Airplanes
Oxygen and Airplanes

Need some gravel beneath your feet. An anchor to what remains.
Allow gravity to keep you company. Instead you’re sharing oxygen with airplanes
And your problems shrink to nothing, on a fading horizon.
You are pollen on it’s way to new petals to rest on.

Better off as animals.
Better off as imbeciles.
Give us ignorance,
And an undeserved smile.

On the ground, Smoking tires in the rear view,
Bracing for the impact, Is worse than the hit.
Life go ahead and flash before me
Makes me want for
Less asleep. A life of more.

Were we, were we,
Better off as animals.
Better off as imbeciles.
Give us ignorance,
And an undeserved smile.

Or we could try make it worth it.
We’re only here for a little while. For a little while.
or we could try to make it worth it.
we're only here for a little while. For a little while.

Better off as animals.
Better off as imbeciles.
Give us ignorance,
And an undeserved smile.
Track Name: Act Like Rifles
Act Like Rifles

Some people, some people you meet, act like rifles but lack any ammunition.
I was up the street, pulling daisy’s to help cure Audrey.
As you approach me, I hear you whisper something.
About a burned out farm house, blue eyes and a favorite tree.

A lifetime of wandering.
Out of the chaos, comes the one for me.
A lifetime of wondering
Out of the chaos, comes the one for me.

Watching bags at the airport, yeah like that’ll happen to me.
Your number comes up sooner than later, guess we all do, I guess eventually.
I prefer to stay grounded, take my chances in the city.
dodging traffic, drunk on a bicycle and I’m gaining speed.
Track Name: She Works
She Works

she works at the hospital, where life comes and goes.
she works at the hospital
sometimes we need perspective,
Can’t shake some spot on the spectrum, so I’ll visit her, where the injured go

You see how she’s not concerned about arguments on a screen
faces in the grocery line, splashed on magazines
To those that are so concerned about arguments on a screen
faces in the grocery line, splashed on magazines

She works at the entrance and exit.
Welcome newborns and help those that will never leave.
she gets to see the revolving door.
a witness to what we're all here for. A witness, a witness.

You see how she’s not concerned about arguments on a screen
faces in the grocery line, splashed on magazines
To those that are so concerned about arguments on a screen
faces in the grocery line, splashed on magazines