Giant Robots and Existentialism

by Crushed!?

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released February 28, 2017

Recorded and Mixed by Matthew Tobias at Empty House Studio in Albuquerque, NM.
Mastered by Alex Estrada at Earth Capital Studio in Los Angeles, California.
Album Artwork by Wesley Mebust

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Track Name: Shogun
Wake me up,
Because the night terrors exist.
Wake me up,
Because I can't hold my breath,
Wake me up,
Scared, forever losing hope,
Wake me up,
Because this life spun out of control.

I must run away from the places that we called home.
I can't fall asleep, I can't even eat, someone save me please.
Streetlight (Broken and)
No signs (life vacant)
Gunpoint (At our chest)
No fear (Stop running)
This is what runs, runs through my head.

One on one, a bunch of thugs,
Cowards come, cowards run.
Fight or die, left to right,
One more night, one more time.

Maybe it was karma,
maybe I lost my faith.
Nobody is here to stay,
drowning in this dark place.
Chances are here right now.
As we meet face to face,
you tried to kill me once,
don't make the same mistake.

This is the part where you walk away.

One on one, no guns.
If I see you in the street,
I'll break your fucking knees.

Regrets followed by thugs.

Lights follow behind,
Guns follow through,
Four of us versus four of you.
Regrets followed by thugs.

Dripping blood from who knows where,
I'm gonna die, this ain't fair.
Help me please, I have a kid,
This can't be it, this can't be it.

Wake me up,
Because the night terrors exist.
Wake me up,
Because I can't hold my breath,
Wake me up,
Scared, forever losing hope,
Wake me up,
Because this life spun out of control.
Track Name: Manzano Mirage
Starlight shines,off rocks and sandy hills.
Cactus thrives, and water yields.
The ground is warm, the air is chill,
Just you and me, this mirage can't be real.

And I've given in,
Forgetting where I am.
The rain smells so fresh,
I'm lost, insane, dehydration gone its way.

I can't see hope because,
cause the sandstorms fill my eyes.
Sunburnt from a scolding heart.
Minds lost from a desert willow.

Starlight shines,off rocks and sandy hills.
Cactus thrives, and water yields.
The ground is warm, the air is chill,
Just you and me, this mirage can't be real.

I can't see hope because,
cause the sandstorms fill my eyes.
Sun burnt from a scolding heart.
Minds lost from a desert willow.

You said you came from the desert,
No water, just hope.
You are what I was hoping for,
so I know I'll make it,
Yeah, I know I'll make it.

Yeah I know we'll make it.

And I've given in,
Forgetting where I am.
The rain smells so fresh,
I'm lost, insane, dehydration gone its way.

And we stood and watched in silence,
As the sun falls one more time.
Runaways from existing lives,
and we never made it.

Yeah, we never made it.
Track Name: Tetsuo!!
This is my bastion,
this is my revolution,
but it doesn't hurt.
It doesn't hurt to peel the skin.

It doesn't hurt to peel my skin off,
It doesn't hurt to peel my skin off.
I wanna hurt so peel my skin off,
I wanna hurt so rip it clean off.

Close these doors so we can
comfort you and we will
find out who, who did this
but it's all subjective.

This hunger seeps its way in,
Only your lies can sate it,
or I'm just tired again,
just so fucking tired.

Color me inside.

Break me down to pieces,
this is a cry so let it cave in.
Break me down to pieces,
this anger burns, its deep and gated.

I'm so alive,
I'm swallowed in the bellows.
Super ego, rigor mortis,
these are my friends.

Lock the door to my house,
tell Sam and cat I'm fine.
Lie through my fucking teeth,
cause why waste the time?
You're a fucking animal,
but at least I'm not surprised.
I'm not fine.

I'll be just fine.
Track Name: AVALANCHE
You want what you can't have,
endless conquest greed without end,
No regard for your actions,
just make that money ignore the oppressed.

It's a conflict of interest,
navigating loopholes, buying politicians,
but when the people stand,
don't be surprised there's a price on your head.

When they push us, we push right back (Don't push me!)
Burn the plants, kerosene and a match. (Burn it down!)
When they push us, we push right back.
I don't want an excuse, I want progress.
When they push us we push right back.
Burn the plants, kerosene and a match.
When they push us, we push right back.
No negotiations.

Its not the first time, we've been deceived with these lies,
Televise their mistakes, and sell us demise.
It's not the last time, we'll speak our minds.
Actions over words, there can't be compromise.

Nothing less than progress, we want nothing less than progress.
A guarantee of violence, this is just a warning.

We speak of peace, we speak of justice and change,
but they want complacency, give them a taste of their own medicine.
We speak of peace, they speak of violence and pain,
and until they understand, I'll be swinging in their face.

Nothing less than progress, we want nothing less than progress.
A guarantee of violence, this is just a warning.

We speak of peace, we speak of justice and change,
but they want complacency, give them a taste of their own medicine.
We speak of peace, they speak of violence and pain,
and until they understand, I'll be swinging in their face.
Track Name: Mono No Aware
Show me the wisdom to understand,
why I can't hold the wind, only feel it pass through my hands.
Show me all of my mistakes again,
I'm living in this moment but I can't get a grasp.

(What's the point?)
What's the point of this?
It seems like its repeating,
Yeah, it seems like its repeating.
(What's the point?)
What's the point in this?
It feels just like I'm dreaming, it feels like an

Alley shootout.
Silence the crowd.
Silence trees sing,
Pecos drinking.

If I keep on missing moments
I'll be nothing but distant
Still i see brief glimpses
Deja vu is so convincing
leaving me so conflicted
I am hardly here to witness

What's happening

What's happening?

Whatever feelings may remain,
over moments that never change.
They will never happen again,
I'll try my best to remember that.

These things just come and go,
Just as fast.
This city doesn't wanna grow,
but here I stand.

Drunken sleep deprivation.

This is a story about my past,
Dining room disputes, broken glass.
Friendships seem real but never last.

I lost focus, spit my blood,
Bit my tongue, one time too much.

And if I chose to leave, who is stopping me?
Cause none of this is real, its all a dream.

Show me the wisdom to understand,
why I can't hold the wind, only feel it pass through my hands.
Show me my mistakes again,
I'm living in this moment, but I can't get a grasp.

Show me who we are, and if this is real,
cause this temporary life can't be real.
Track Name: Giant Robots and Existentialism
i don’t know why i’m here
i just want to toke till i die
they keep telling me to get in the fucking robot
heck, sometimes i tell myself to get in the fucking robot
so nobody
can stop who i am i don’t know
who i am is who i am is who
i am is
shit

the stars are out tonight
i’m stuck inside
can’t get off the futon in
the middle of the floor
there’s a mech waiting for me
out there
i’m the only one that can do it
they say it’s my purpose
but i can’t accept
my purpose to be
so simple

lately i feel like everything
i’ve worked so hard for
is now gone
the me i am is not
the me i was
and i don’t know if
i like this me

life component liquid fills my lungs
coats the pavement in my backyard
the floorboards through my house
leading to my room
dripping from the ceiling
onto my bed
get in the fucking robot
i am a genius no one can stop
me one can stop me no one can
stop me can stop can stop no no
fuck





god’s in his heaven
all’s right in the world
but i am in hell
possessed by the ghosts
in the attic
encasing me in concrete

three cups of coffee a day keep the depression naps away

one cup of rice a day keeps the starvation blackouts away

countless drinks a day keep the feelings away



i piloted a giant mech and all i got was this crippling despair