Robots About It

by Cephalopods And Their Allies

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All songs written and performed by Dylan Jacobus, except for the drums.
Drums on Track 1 by Tom Van Herwarde, Tracks 2 and 7 by Christian Deutsch, Track 4 by Pat O’Donnell, and Tracks 3, 5, and 6 by Matt Olsson. Tambourine by Anthony Gobeille.
The Gang: Chris Pachomski, Erick Roman, Nick Sudol, and Angelika Schreck.
Recorded at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, NJ with Kevin Antreassian.
Cover design by Jon Testa
Release date: May 19, 2012
Copyright Dylan Jacobus, 2012


released May 19, 2012



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Track Name: Four On A Scale Of One To Ten
I'm not saying anything like I like you. I'm just saying maybe I could someday soon. You are fun to be around. I think you're kind of different. I'm not embarrassed to show you to my friends. I'd introduce you to all of them if you asked me to! I guess you're alright. Yeah, you're ok. You're alright. Yeah…
Track Name: Illusions, Confusions, Allusions
I’m standing on my head, trying to get a different perspective, but my brain’s too smart to be confused even at this angle. I know this can’t be right. It’s gotta take some time. I’m holding all my horses but they’re pulling me everywhere I’m seeing. I’m fairly confident in my judge of character. But my brain’s too smart to confuse anyone with an angel. I know this can’t be right. It’s gotta take some time. I’m holding all my horses but they’re pulling me everywhere I’m seeing. Well, I guess that it’s too late to pretend we never met. Yeah, I guess that it’s too late. I’ll admit, at first I could not tell but now I know you much too well, and based on past experiences- I hate to say it, but you’re no good. Step back. I just don’t know. I’ll play it safe, I’ll play a fool.
Track Name: It's Just Dumb
What is this funny thing? It's not quite love, but it's so much more than attraction. You'd think by now, I would have had it figured out. Sometimes it sends a brief burst of lightning through my bones, but sometimes it's all the time and I just want to be alone. How counter-intuitive it is. How can I move if I can't move? GOD DAMN IT!! What's the point of having feelings? Look at robots- they're so happy.
Track Name: Maybe I'm On Fire
I'm stuck in the space between worlds. It's cold, black, and frightening here. No way back and no safe place in sight. But you are my sun, cosmo-daughter. I'm being pulled towards you and you're burning me alive. Baby I'm on fire, but I don't mind at all. This is honestly the greatest feeling I've ever known. Maybe I'm just tired of sitting on the fence. But I don't know if love's for me. I still don't know if love's for me, but yeah... It's been so long, I’ve forgotten what it's like to not feel nothing. Are you keen or are you unaware that you and I are a perfect pair? Baby I'm on fire, but I don't give a shit. Sometimes you've gotta die to feel alive. You've gotta die to feel alive.
Track Name: You're Gonna Make Me Crazy
If I ever said I wasn’t jealous, well, I lied. I can’t get over anything hard as I try. If I’d had my way I never would have grown up so shy, and I wouldn’t ever have to share with another guy, because everybody died. But that’s impossible to think. It’s too much and I can’t take it. I see with my head in the sink why people drive themselves to drink. Don-Juan-Robin-Hood pulled through for me I suppose, but not nearly as often as I would have liked it though. I’ve never been a go-getter as far as getting goes, but I always imagined myself in lovers’ throes with every girl I know. And so if I left you for them, it wouldn’t so bad in the end. At least I’d know if nothing else, I’d still be consistently fucking myself. You ask me, “why can’t boys be happy with their girls?” I’d be a fool to let you go.