Robot Broken, Need Repair

by lewis knudsen

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released April 15, 2006

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lewis knudsen Rock Island, Illinois

Lewis Knudsen is a mixed-genre, multi-instrumentalist songwriter based in Rock Island, IL (Quad Cities).

In 2018 Lewis wrote and released a new song each week, while touring regionally in the midwest, and is currently working on plans for a new album in 2020
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Track Name: Love Motivates You
C8H11NO2 equals I like you
the neurotransmitters inside my brain
they agree with me
they think you're a-ok

There is one big chemistry set
racing 'round my brain
researchers are learning more
about the roles they play

love
motivates you
love
instigates you

You light up the room when you walk in
but I'm the only one who squints
I think the higher levels of light I'm seeing
must be due to this
but

Will you still care for me
when I'm obselete
or will you just upgrade and then
hit delete

I don't think you will

Because love
motivates you, instigates you
keeps you moving on
You know it's good cause it has stood
every test of time
Love
motivates you, instigates you
keeps you moving on
You know it's good cause it has stood
every test of time
Track Name: Electrocute
You are so electric
I bet you never knew
Whenever I see you
This is what you do
Electrocute me

You bought a computer
It was such a wreck
But now that you use it
It seems so hi-tech

I was washing dishes in the coffee shop
something must have been plugged in then in you walked
I got electrocuted when I looked at you
WHen I saw you I heard the strings
and something that sounds like a robot when she sings
I got electrocuted when I looked at you

I get electrocuted when I look at you (repeat)
any explanations will not do
I get electrocuted when I look at you
Track Name: Rock Star
Spike my hair and let me take the stage
I must give the crowd what they want
Well they're chanting and I think they know
I was born
to rock

I lock myself in my room
face the mirror crank the volume on this tune

cause I am the rock star of my imagination
and I am the ultimate lip sync sensation
and so virtuoso at air guitar playing

I can see them in my mind
the crowd going wild
I climb up on the marshall stack
and I wait, and I smile

pyrotechnics all around
at the chorus my two feet will hit the ground

cause I am the rock star of my imagination
and I am the ultimate lip sync sensation
and so virtuoso at air guitar playing
Track Name: Dangerous
Something's gotta be going through your mind
You make me feel crazy when I see you
And I
I know
There's nothing left but to let go
Or jump in wearing my blindfold

Could we have feelings for each other or
Would we make a big disaster of it oh
I know, I know
the only thing between me and the answer
Is this all-too-familiar kind of fear

cause it's dangerous
dangerous
dangerous indeed

Something's gotta be goin' through her mind
She makes me feel crazy every time I see her
She
slows down
there's a fading of the things around
and increasingly I hear the sound
of my heart

Safe, safe
tell me why I'd wanna stay safe
I've been trying every way and it's a waste
I'm sick and tired of being so sedate
I need to get into something
Dangerous
Dangerous
Track Name: Rescued Me
So he rescued her from her small town
Swept her off her feet
away from things that made her frown
a valiant knight is what he thinks he's always been
but what he doesn't see
is all this time
she's been rescuing him

And sometimes I view myself that way
as the one who's gonna whisk your problems all away
and then when you leave I'll self destruct so fast

and I can definitely see
how it's gonna be
you who rescues me

and as my grandmother crochets
I know she's gonna say
it's you who rescued me
Track Name: Sanctuary
Though you sent us far away and
scattered us every which way
even then you always stayed with us for
you will become our sanctuary
you will become our sanctuary

He will remove our heart
so divided
and he will remove our heart
made of stone
and put within us a heart of flesh
a heart that can obey
always

He will gather us back in and
save us from the trouble we've been in and
put a heart of flesh within us
and he will become our sanctuary
he will become our sanctuary

ooh take out this heart
ooh take out this heart
Track Name: Quieting My Soul
Digital pictures are made up of tiny pixels
of various shades
Some pixels act like if it weren't for them
the entire
picture
would fade
and so often I forget my place

My heart's not proud
nor have my eyes been looking down
I look up to you

Some things are way over my head
and with these things I
have nothing
to do
I leave 'em all up to you

I'm quieting my soul
I'm quieting my soul
I'm quieting my soul
Track Name: The Exact Same Person
Here I am one defenseless city
Bled of resource
and conquered from within
I give in
and I always thought that I would win

Here I stand one unmoving mountain
Yet to be moved I'm in constant need
Mustard seed
when you think of it do you see me

Do you ever think about
the things which have escaped our eyes?
Try your hardest and picture this
try your hardest to be surprised

When you need to break
I will love you into tiny pieces
And when you need to mend
I'll try to find the right kind of thread

And when you get hurt
I will start to hurt where you are hurting
It's almost as if
You and I were the exact same person
It's almost as if
You and I were the exact same person
It's almost as if
You and I are the exact same person
Track Name: Have Mercy
Holy holy holy is the Lord Almighty, the whole earth is full of His glory

(repeat)

Now I must be destroyed
My words condemn me
My heart is vile and unclean
And I have seen
One who is clean
Oh I have seen the King

God of perfect pleasure and of fiercest pain
Oh have mercy on me
And I beg oh I beg you do not reward me
According to what I have done
According to what I have done

God of perfect pleasure and of fiercest pain
Oh have mercy on me
And I beg oh I beg you to reward me
According to what You have done
According to what You have done
According to what You have done
Track Name: Asking You Why
I don't have one thing
to give to you
You don't need one thing
Besides it all just comes from You

Still I had to ask you
Despite my emptiness
Cause I had the illness
That I could not fix

The dragon inside me
I asked you to slay
You asked your Father
If there were other ways

But this beast could be slain
By no one else
In no other way but
to put it in yourself

I started crying
asking you why
Why would you love me
So much that you'd die?

You said 'my dear child
I love you yes it's true
cause loving you is what I do.'
Track Name: Early in the Autumn
Early in the autumn
through the window every night
a bluish-grey light

People burning leaves right on the street
and all the cars
pass and kick up sparks

It makes me smile
I can't quite put my finger on it
But it had been a while

Early in the autumn
I was resigned and gave in
to coffee drinkin'

Breathed the cooler air in and I
thought it would mean snow
but no

Early in the autumn is when folks begin to
burn their firewood
and it smells good

It makes me smile
I can't quite put my finger on it
But it had been a while

inst

And it makes me smile
I can't quite put my finger on it
I think it must be you
There's so much that I wouldn't notice if it weren't for you

Early in the fall

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