Zrubotics

by Zru Vogue

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1.
03:30
Listens for the sound Of one hand clapping Feels the breeze On his spare parts Just like us But without a past Just like us But without a name Zenboy, Zenboy You don't know Who you are Zenboy, Zenboy You don't know Who you are Or why you're here It's the usual problem Some data is missing It's the perennial issue With more creaking and hissing You're the backing track voices You're the reprogrammed choices Of somebody you've never met You're predisposed to some As others go unnoticed But don't you fret No you don’t fret Zenboy, Zenboy You don't know Who you are Zenboy, Zenboy How you don't know Who you are Or why you're here Listening for the sound Of one hand clapping Waiting for something That’s already here That’s Zenboy, Zenboy… Oh… Zenboy -- Words and music copyright 2016 Andrew L. Jackson
2.
It’s complicated She doesn’t see me One of us Is probably dreaming My mind is clear But my body isn’t here Still I have to believe That she’s the one for me Ghost in love with a robot Ghost in love with a robot Ghost in love with a robot Just a boy Who wants her heart to be his We all want to be happy We all want to find love Old memories still haunt us Wondering what went wrong Ghost in love Ghost in love Ghost in love Oh… Ghost in love (Tell it like it is) Ghost in love (Love is the abyss) Ghost in love (Time starts to fizz) Oh… Ghost in love (Tell it like it is) Ghost in love (Love is the abyss) Ghost in love (Time starts to fizz) Ghost in love with a robot Ghost in love with a robot Ghost in love with a robot Just a boy Who wants her heart to see his Watch from a safe distance So she doesn’t know She may never see me But I just can’t let go… -- Words and music copyright 2016 Andrew L. Jackson
3.
Some people are So tightly wound So tightly wound Some people are Forgettable Forgettable Some people are Incapable Inescapable Some people are Ready to roll Ready to roll But I… I’m not people No I… I’m not people In a nutshell Call it what you want to But I’m not one of you No I’m not one of you Some people are So tightly wound So tightly wound Some people are Forgettable Forgettable Some people are Incapable Inescapable Some people are Ready to roll Ready to roll But I… I’m not people No I… I’m not people I… I’m not people No I… I’m not people -- Words and music copyright 2016 Andrew L. Jackson
4.
Crunching down on fallen broken parts Bolts and nuts are lying everywhere Zombie robots callously attacking us How to find a place that's safe - not anywhere Inhuman and undead Subhuman thought analysis Fervent and imperious Uncertain trajectory No recalls back to the factory Will persuade them to change course My friends are still out there somewhere Lost and trying to survive Inhuman and undead Subhuman thought analysis Fervent and imperious Uncertain trajectory Claustrophobic Unsafe to go out Teeming with trouble Seeming unbearable Beaming messages from a light house Streaming out from lobbies and hallways Burning forests on the perimeter Lurking menace on roads and highways Somewhere out there Zombie robots Somewhere out there… -- Words and music copyright 2016 Andrew L. Jackson
5.
Time is blurring together In the weirdest way As if I’m in a movie Mick Jagger in Performance, say Weeping willows Resemble how I feel Never certain If what I feel is real We have all been programmed To experience life one way Despite the alternatives But there’s no one to show the way I’m so messed up So immobile to choose I still don’t know What I’m going to do Because time is blurring In the strangest way Yes the world’s still hurling Through space, they say -- Words and music copyright 2016 Andrew L. Jackson
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“Good robots are very consistent” “Good robots know what you want” “Good robots are kind and courteous” “Do as they should; if they shouldn’t they don't" I’ve got loose connections I’ve got to tighten up I can’t lose connections Or I will give it up I used to be new and shiny Way back in version one They may soon replace me I’ve got to organize or be done They’ll say: “Don’t ever be confused” “Got to get it right the first time” “Disorderly will lead to ‘refused’” “Don’t be disorganized at any time” At any time… I’ve got loose connections I’ve got to tighten up I can’t lose connections Or I will give it up Things are changing so fast It’s hard to keep up I’m doing things now, I couldn’t have imagined, so Things are looking up Still I’ve got loose connections A couple screws are loose I make some strange expressions Wear inappropriate shoes I’ve got loose connections I’ve got to tighten up I can’t lose connection Or I will give myself up I’ve got loose connections I’ve got to tighten up I can’t lose connection Or I will give myself up -- Words and music copyright 2016 Andrew L. Jackson
7.
They give our lives more meaning They give our homes more life They make our work more easy They serve both man and wife Developed by the People for Pleasure Developed by the Humans for Leisure Leisure bots Of Neptune Leisure bots Of Neptune You don’t turn them off You just turn them on You don’t turn them off You just turn them on Cataclysm Near averted Time to calm The fuck back down Exoticism Is back in style Luxuriate Indulge and smile Developed by the People for Pleasure In conjunction with the Humans for Leisure Leisure bots Of Neptune Leisure bots Of Neptune You don’t turn them off You just turn them on You don’t turn them off You just turn them on -- Words and music copyright 2016 Andrew L. Jackson
8.
The best moments are fleeting There and then they’re gone The best ideas are slippery Impossible to hold on Sometimes it’s just a feeling Something in the air Can’t put your finger on it But you know there’s something there It’s a feeling In the air Can’t touch it But there’s something there There’s something there There’s something there The best illusions are dreams That float only in your own head The truth is more than surreal It’s a billion loose connected threads The best robots are invisible Seeing to our every need The best ideas are soluble Disappearing as they must be freed It’s just a feeling In the air Can’t touch it But there’s something there There’s something there There’s something there There’s something there There’s something there -- Words and music copyright 2016 Andrew L. Jackson
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03:17
Girlboy… Oh for joy Anatomically correct Girlboy… Oh for joy Politically incorrect Girlboy… Oh for joy Anatomically correct Girlboy Girlboy… Oh for joy Anatomically correct Girlboy Oh for joy Politically incorrect Girlboy Probably, certainly Probably, certainly Probably, certainly Probably, certainly Probably, certainly Probably, certainly Probably, certainly Girlboy Girlboy Girlboy -- Words and music copyright 2016 Andrew L. Jackson
10.
It’s been too long Since I used a scissors and tape Everything Is so digital these days Sometimes You just want to simplify Some days You just forget why Everything that happened What came before In my memory bank Is where it’s stored Robots should be happy Not just working all day long Robots should be dancing And singing their own songs We need them for daily performance We need them for all those routines We need them for various and sundry We need them for making believe Sympathy for the robots … Sympathy for the robots … Sympathy for the robots … Sympathy for the robots … Sympathy for the robots … Sympathy for the robots … Robots should be happy Not just working all day long Robots should be dancing And singing their own songs Sympathy for the robots … Sympathy for the robots … Sympathy for the robots … Sympathy for the robots. -- Words and music copyright 2016 Andrew L. Jackson

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"Robots should be happy, not just working all day long /
Robots should be dancing, and singing their own songs"

(from "We Want The Robots To Be Happy" by Zru Vogue.)

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released February 22, 2017

Andrew Lawrence Jackson — vocals, synthesizers, electric guitars, bass, drum machines and beats
Rick Cuevas — keyboards, drum machines, slide e-bow guitar, and vocal treatments on “Zombie Robots”

All songs words and music by Andrew L. Jackson 
Recorded and produced by Andrew L. Jackson and Rick Cuevas
ZRUBOTICS written and recorded August to December 2016

Cover Photo by Angie Stergio (Athens, Greece)
Website: www.angiestergiophotography.com

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Official website of ZRU VOGUE. // Avant-Pop, Art-Funk, Surrealist Indie Rock from the San Francisco Bay Area. Zru Vogue's first single "Nakweda Dream" (1981) is an early post-punk classic. Band members Andrew Lawrence Jackson, Rick Cuevas, and Patrick Coyne continue to create inspired new music for postmoderns. ... more

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