My Robot Education

There have been a lot of great songs written about school daze, ranging from the amped up glory of The Ramones’ “Rock and Roll High School” to the nightmarish oppression of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.” NYC’s My Robot Friend has a novel take on this very human subject that I can instantly relate to. I love the lyrics – this verse is priceless:

Memorize the rules and learn to behave
But when I got to school I forgot, forgot
So they put me in a special classroom
Where everybody is a robot, robot

Everything I say about my bad education
A million broken records have already said
Learning how to live like I’m under sedation
Learning how to live like I’m already dead

The music is in that lovely 80’s new wave über-electronica vibe, a’la Gary Numan, Devo, and The Normal. Early synths and beat boxes on Ritalin. Excellent.

My Robot Friend
“Robot High School” (mp3)
from “Soft-Core”
(Worried Rainbow)

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Author: Eric Din

Eric makes songs, records, and little forts for cats to play in. Founder/lifer in The UPTONES, guitarist, songwriter, music teacher and music curator, Eric blogs at except when he doesn't.