The Light Is Taking Me To Pieces

by This Good Robot

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released April 10, 2015

Produced by Tim Payne and This Good Robot
Recorded at Zin Records in Calverton, NY. Engineered and Mixed by Nick Zinnanti
Mastered by Ricardo Gutierrez at Stadium Red in Harlem, NY

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Made up of comic book nerds, ex theater geeks and a few music theory snobs, This Good Robot is an 8-piece Indie-rock/Science-Fiction band out of Long Island, NY. Pay attention, this song could save your life.

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Track Name: The Light Is Taking Me To Pieces
I've fallen asleep with my head in my hands
And prayed to god for a change
A change I've forgotten
A change I could make on my own
But I'll pray anyway

I said to my brother
"Don't let them get in your way"
He replied he's a bigger man today
But once he sucked in his pride
I heard the guillotine say
"This boy will be mine someday"

The games he had thought up
The tricks he had played
The bed to of which he'd so often been chained
When they slit his throat
I swear I heard someone say
"This boy just got his today"

My brother he never cried
It's a decision he made
His tears would never see the light of day
Once the sun struck his face like her hand had that way
He couldn't help but to give in and say
"Mercy, have mercy decisions I've made
To be sorry for this life I've so carelessly played
If you let me than I think that I could be save
I could be big someday"

I've fallen asleep with my head on my knees
It's not the first time I've fallen that way
But once they gave me this life
A life they could and would take
They said
"This boy will be big someday and he might fight back
He might fight back til the sun falls and the sky will turn black
He'll fight back, He'll fight back
This boy will big someday
This boy will get his someday"
Track Name: Bleed'em Dry
[Verse 1]
As Time runs out!
Civilians flood the streets!
A city in retreat!
He spins the world to find me
What he doesn't know, I've been trailing him for weeks
By now you've got your new plan!
And we'll be running as fast as we can!
Space and time is mine to transcend
But don't call this a come back

[Pre-Chorus]
I'm repossessing every word I said!
(The words are record now, can't stop them flowing out!)
This room is wired now they've sent out a relay
(They're coming to get me out, through the walls I hear them shout)

[Chorus]
Who am I to say
They carry the orders
Like it or not we're dead anyway
So let's play the game
You got no more excuses
Just make your escape
No more excuses just make your escape!
Just make your escape!!


[Verse 2]
When I get out when I get free from all this weight you've drops on me
Your fear still binds you here
You can't let it go
Waste your time while I'm set free
By now you've got a new plan!
And we'll be running as fast as we can!
Space and time is mine to transcend
But don't call this a come back

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Still given another chance
I'd still keep safe
I knew this would go my way
Still forcing me to dance
When you shoot my feet
Not some tragedy, it was just a toe
It's still a part of me

[Verse 3]
When I get out
When I get free from all this weight you've dropped on me
I know this world could break me
Honestly, honestly
Showed you tomorrow and you lied to me
Let's cut out all our tongues
So we can talk tomorrow
Honestly. honestly. Honestly

[Pre-Chorus]
I'm repossessing every word I said!
This room is wired now they've sent out a relay

[Chorus]
Who am I to say
They carry the orders
Like it or not we're dead anyway
So let's play the game
Don't make your excuses
Just make your escape
No more excuses just make your escape!
Just make your escape!!
Track Name: Super Spy
[Verse 1]
We had so little time, but I feel like you knew me
I keep my mouth shut, but think they'll see right through me
As it's all been one big loss, hell it's all because of us
If only they knew me, the way that you knew me
Well, it all has been left up to us
No borders, no distance, just trust
They got carried away, carried away
I won't stop until it's done
Darlin', they've killed me
If only they knew me

[Chorus]
Let's give them nothing, I'm gonna wait for all this to unfold
We'll show you something - I didn't mean to break and fall in love
We're minutes away, minutes away
I can't wait for the rest of my life
I'm so glad you knew me
I wish that we could

[Verse 2]
Have you lost your mind?
Well how could you blame me?
You've wasted your time, love
That's not how it could be
We could change things, you and I
We won't run for the rest of our lives
That's how it could be - that's how it should be

[Chorus]
Let's give them nothing, I'm gonna wait for all this to unfold
We'll show you something - I didn't mean to break and fall in love
We're minutes away, minutes away
I can't wait for the rest of my life
I'm so glad you knew me
I wish that we could

[Bridge]
I couldn't tell you
I wouldn't help you
Truth is I'd follow you right to the edge of the earth, and I have
Now this won't hurt much
So not afraid to die
The moment they took you, I finished what's left of my life

[Chorus]
And I'm gonna wait for
All this to unfold
[ill show you something]
And I didn't mean to break and fall in love
We're minutes away, minutes away
I can't wait for the rest of my life
I'm so glad you knew me
I wish that we could
So glad you knew me
Wish that we could
Track Name: Get That Money
[Intro: Lou Gehrig]
"Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth"

[Verse 1]
Get that money out of here
It was sent by a man with blood on his hands
Get that money out of here
It was sent by a man with blood on his hands
And his ears have heard that sound before
Of a man's dead weight collapsing on the floor
Get that money out of here or I'm gone

[Chorus]
I've been waiting in this place for so long, is it me?
Does it get hotter all the time?
I've been alone for all these years finally I'm complete
This shit gets better all the time

[Bridge 1]
I never told you
You found out on your own

[Verse 2]
I'm running out of eyes to turn blind
I'm running out of things that could relax my worried mind
Try and take a drive around the lake, you said
"I didn't tow the boat, I got caught up in its wake"
Get that money out of here
It was sent by a man with blood on his hands
Get that money out of here or I'm gone

[Chorus]
I've been waiting in this place for so long, is it me?
Does it get hotter all the time?
I've been alone for all these years finally I'm complete
This shit gets better all the time

[Bridge 2]
No I don't think
Because it hurts my head
So I'll leave this one up to you
Don't make me blink
Don't make me move a muscle
I'm dead weight as far as you're concerned
Baby you don't have the eyes to see
Imagination left to carry me
And it breaks you, takes you and it's time to say goodbye

[Chorus]
I've been waiting in this place for so long, is it me?
Does it get hotter all the time?
I've been alone for all these years finally I'm complete
This shit gets better all the time
This shit gets better all the time
This shit gets better all the time
And if it don't then I'm gone

[Outro: Lou Gehrig]
"And I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for, thank you"
Track Name: The Human I Am
[Verse 1]
Someone's got me tied up to a wall
I've got to get loose
Got to go off and save the world
If I can't break free
There's no saving me
Then you're all doomed
And I'll apologize
But of course you can't hear me anymore

[Chorus]
So I dig down deeper
You fall so much faster
But I promise that I'll make this grab
If I lost you, I'd lose all the human I am

[Verse 2]
Now the dead are walking
We may have to run
Won't live out the night long enough to feel the sun
And she screams
"SOMEONE SAVE ME! I JUST CAN'T BREAK FREE! THEY SMELL MY BRAINS! NO! I BEG AND PLEAD!"
Of course, they can't hear me anymore"

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
So now you're tied to the tracks and I'm breaking my back for love
We've got an hour to kill and if the train doesn't do it, he will
When suddenly it hits me
A ton of bricks
It can't be
And we're all gone
And still you beg and plead
But I don't want to hear it anymore

[Chorus]
Track Name: Call The Police
[Intro]
You promised you'd always be true
You wronged me can't stop loving you
Along with my trust
You stole all of my heart
And still, I can't stop saving you

[Verse 1]
Get down!
Right now!
On the ground!
Introduce yourself to the tile!
I know, I know, I know, so much to handle
You ain't got no luck and no hero

I'm sorry I find this funny
Your meager attempt to stop me
But there's a knife in his back
Did the little lady do that?
Ain't got no luck and no hero

[Chorus]
This world it vibrates and here I am standing still
Watching these heads roll away
Talk of the nation!
It's newest sensation!
Say no? Share your lovers grave!
You thought I didn't know?
You thought I didn't know?

Well I could be king
You could be free
Oh, but this pardon, it comes with a fee
Only your word?
Don't be absurd!
Darling this world we could tear it apart!
Hell, it's already falling apart
Yeah, this world, let's tear it apart!

[Bridge]
You and me we make great partners
City's mine
It could be ours
I have waited long to show you
All this time
I've always been dreaming of you and me we make great partners

I thought I found you out
Found out what all the fuss was about
I give up
I'm done
You win
I have lost all the human I am

You've got me all shook up!
You've got me all shook up!
Now I'm gone!
Now I'm gone!

[Chorus]
Well I could be king
You could be free
Oh, but this pardon, it comes with a fee
Only your word?
Don't be absurd!
Darling this world we could tear it apart!
Hell, it's already falling apart
Yeah, this world, let's tear it apart!
Yeah, this world, let's tear it apart!
Track Name: It Only Ends Once
[Verse 1]
And I'll stay if you want
If it's space you need then I'm gone
Before the doorway has time to close
Still I'd rather stay real close

[Verse 2]
And we're safe for a while
There's no need to run so don't hide
We'll stand and we'll face them
Girl you are so brave
After all it's me you saved

[Chorus]
It's not long before you see
It's not you, not me, it's we against the world

[Verse 3]
And I'm late
Yeah I know I've made mistakes
But this world let's call it my home now
Look at all this space
Who knew, the human race

[Chorus] x 2

[Bridge]
I'll wait all day long for oh just a minute

I read
Save countries
Fix this world's fucked economy
All before three
To pass a minute

There's wars on four shores
Can one lonely man hold the cure?
It's all to pass a minute

Five stories falling
While six bombs are dropping and
Seven whole seconds until they hit the ground

Of course I only need five

But it only ends once
And everything before that is progress

So clap your hands and be glad it's done
It's almost over but this war's just begun
Track Name: Thanks Be To You
Thanks be to you we're ignoring logic
And now we all could be dead
They're earning straight profits from other prophets
It don't matter what they said

We're all walking ghosts of what nature intended
We straddle the line between real and divine
Oh forgive me if I offended

They been feeding you lies
Been controlling your mind
If you open your eyes and see the truth in disguise
There's love all around but the doctrines' abandoned you

It just gets so hard
You thought your suffering was a blessing
It just gets so hard but you never learn anything

Thought it was a means to an end and a fair death
You live your life in debt to some doctrine because
That's what the doctrine says

Just use your head
Just use your head and all the answers you'll find
I swear it
Turn off your head
Turn off your head
Turn off your head
Turn off your

If you start concentrate on breathing
On just being, you'll be fine
You'll be fine
We'll all be fine
If we stop concentrating on time

But it gets so hard
I learned the world is simply not mine
It just gets so hard
And I've been worried for quite some time

For quite some time
It's like I've been barely living my life

We should be living life like children
With open eyes

(See the truth in disguise
They've been feeding you lies
There's love all around but
The doctrines' abandoned you)

We should be living life like children
With open eyes
Open your eyes
Track Name: Woe Is Barnaby Black
[Verse 1]
I'm not the man I was the day the coppers took my face away
Away, away, a mistake they put me away
So, I wondered who my mother was as they dragged me towards that prison bus
Sent away, sent away, sent away, they put me away
You haven't heard the last from me
The science of catastrophe
You'll get yours (you'll get yours)
I'll get mine (not this time)
Then we'll see if we can die

[Chorus]
My mind, it's running faster
It's running faster in all of the wrong ways
I'm so lost, I've found my way
Oh, I, I am not the answer
But I've got the answer
I won't walk away
When they're talking down my name
I'm the fall guy they can blame

[Verse 2]
So you've lost your mind quite literally
Then you beg me for some sympathy
Well it's right where we left it that night
All over the wall
The ceiling still rains bits of you
I never got you off my shoes
So I throw them away
Yeah I throw, throw them away

[Chorus]
My heart!
It beats me senseless
And all my senses seem to slip away
Oh, I'm so lost, I've found my way
But I, I am not defenseless
And I've seen my purpose
I will have my day
When they're talking down my name
I'm the fall guy they can blame
So I might as well play the part
Yeah,Yeah,Yeah!

[Verse 3]
The ceiling still rains bits of you
I never got you off my shoes
So I throw them away
Yeah I throw, throw them away

Oh, you haven't heard the last from me
The science of catastrophe
You'll get yours (you'll get yours)
I'll get mine (not this time)
Then we'll see if we can die
Oh!
Track Name: Let's Find Some Meaning
[Verse 1]
I drag my feet on through the sand
And where I land will be where I am
Now who's to say that you're a better man?
Who's to say that we mean anything
To anyone
I've been gone so long
It's hard moving on
When the end wasn't quite what we expected
I don't feel like we've invested
This is where I'll be
If you need me I'll be living
If you need me I'll be living
Cause i just don't see if its worth it to be
So damn bitter about everything
Never seems to get me anything

[Chorus]
Well I've been losing sleep for weeks and
And I feel anxious around my friends
Just the other day I found a gray
As I'm getting older
I found that nothing stays the same
You've gotta learn to embrace the change
Alright

[Verse 2]
Seems like every day I wake
In the same place
Waiting for a change
In the way we work and play
My times all been invested
In the test and then the competition
It's all repetition
And we've all been conditioned
But we won't let go of tradition
It's all an exhibition
Of what people think that we should be
Or what we think that others would like to see
But its just not me

[Chorus]

[Ending]
I'm not trying to be
Something I don't already see in me
It's just a matter of choosing
But I'm not trying to see
Anything that's never been seen
I just wanna see it for me

So come with me
Lets find some meaning
Track Name: You've Got Red On You
[Verse 1]
(Get us)
Away away away
Away away away
(Keep us)
Safe and sound
Safe and sound

We've got to keep moving
We've got to make it seem so
Effortless
Traveling
Because they're right outside the door

[Chorus]
We can't get out and run
This blood is everywhere
Just keep your eyes on me and we'll escape

[Verse 2}
Away away away
Away away away
Safe and sound
Safe and sound
Though there minds may be broken
Raped and ravaged of all human thought
They still follow us
Incessantly
The way to sway them is a bullet to the brain

[Chorus]
So I grab my shotgun
And kick down our back door
Just keep your eyes on me and we'll be safe

[Bridge]
We're going to get out of this
These same four walls have keep us slaves
I'll march right down that old staircase
Retake this house my parents made

But now
It seems that
Their numbers are great
I know we can no longer defend
This will be where we make our last stand
But it won't be the first time this week
That I've had to put a bullet in my own best friend

They've overrun the house
There's very little hope now

[Chorus]
I say they've overrun house
But the pin from this grenade's still stuck in my mouth
So darling won't you please kiss me and we'll just wait
Track Name: Chronological Disabilities
[Verse 1]
I feel fine
I lost my life
Killing time with dynamite
Do you?
Do you know that every time
You cross my mind
I lose a little more
Of their lies
They lie

We're going backwards
After years of progress
We've shown
We show
That it's as lost a cause
As us keeping our lives
We're goners for sure

[Verse 2]
I don't wanna go
I changed my mind
I'm on my own
I've got the time
Do you?
Do you know that every time
We change the world
They find more ways
To blow it up
Forward we go

Were going backwards
After years of progress
We've shown
We show
That it's as lost a cause
As us keeping our lives
We're goners for sure

[Chorus]
Don't let me rush you
But they're on their way
Don't let me rush you
But they're on their way


[Bridge]
Don't let me rush you

Oh no

She's guised with smiles and laughter
Here lies this disaster now
If you look in his jacket
You'll see where the weapon's hid now

So ladies empty your purses
Men turn out your pockets
It's mine now
All mine

Cause we're well over logic
Cause logical thinking
Is so out
So out

We should be running
Hurry they're coming
Track Name: Incident 824 (A Catastrophic Case Of Continuum Chronosis)
[Verse 1]
Once I met an older version of myself
I asked him what should I do
How could I be him?
Then he disappeared
Now I'm freaking out
I don't know what to do with myself

[Verse 2]
I thought I should not leave I might come back
Then I figured well I'll just know where I am
Because I lived it once and I'll know what to do
Oh man I'm freaking out
I've lost myself
I don't know what to do with myself

[Chorus]
But if I want to be you
Then all I have to do
Is wait until the time comes true
I'll take all my leads from me and
Surely they will see
The time it takes is all i need

[Verse 3]
If I thought in twenty years I might come back
I'd have thought of all the questions I would ask
You'd think I'd leave a clue
There's too damn much to do
Go on enjoy the view
Don't freak out
The world depends on you
Don't freak out

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Tick tock I've lost track of time
The watch winds while I lose my mind
Science fiction's getting the better of me
But I'm not blind

I still exist and that's a good sign
The past is gone and we're right on time

How can i transcend what I can't understand
Know that I was there
Now it's part of the plan

I hold all of the world
In the palm of my hand

Maybe I'm not real?

[Chorus]

[Verse 4]
You'd think I'd leave a clue
There's too damn much to do
Go on enjoy the view
Don't freak out
The world depends on you
Don't freak out

[Ending]
And I don't run away to yesterday