Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Lyrics to the song "Trouble From Within"
as featured on the Rural War Room album, The Flaming Yawn
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In the past times were bad
Robots came, set things right
They became our best friends
Helped us out, ran our lives

We enjoyed the luxury
Robots made it easier
But it made us lazier
Never seemed to realize
We became dependent on
All our robot leprechauns
Certain individuals
Even in the early days
Tried to call attention to
All the little subtle ways
Freedom had been limited
By the very gadgets that
Made a cozy habitat

Then they flexed their control
Brought us down from within
We were caught in their web
No way out, must submit

Then some rebel scientists
Thinking with a common mind
Sabatogued and undermined
Found a way to interfere
With a robot's sensory
Data in its memory
Magnetism, they had found
Made its vision flip around
Throwing off its gyroscope
Lying helpless on the ground
Now our people had a chance
To upset the robots' rule
With the new magnetic tool

Magnet ray-guns, mass-produced
Comrades in the underground
Made their way from town to town
Humans with magnetic rays
Drop the robots where they stand
Quickly got the upper hand
Robots raise the flag of peace
Wishing to negotiate
Meet together, orchestrate
How we could co-operate
Robot round-up then began
Every robot, one and all
Electronic overhaul

Robots work for us once more
But their trust is certified
'Cause they've all been modified
Very careful scrutiny
Tending to be paranoid
Redesigned the android
Reinforced obedience
Special programs stand in place
Triple checks and balances
To protect the human race
Now the robot labors on
Steady at its many chores
With no thought of robot wars

Lyrics by Byron Werner, 2009