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Robot Dreams (Album)

by chris hardy world

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    WINNER of the 2014 Dorian Tauss Award for Favorite Local Album from LokalLoudness.com!

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i know this is gonna take some time and it's time that is in short supply this demands attention to detail but i'm afraid i can't comply chorus: i'm distractified, distractified can't focus on the task at hand i'm distractified, distractified and i doubt you'd even understand humans try to put barriers around the way that nature works the sheer randomness of life itself is one of the biggest perks chorus maybe the best way there is to get to your destination is to take the long way around without all the aggravation chorus so feel free to scurry about to meet your deadlines today don't mind me when i'm traveling in a roundabout sort of way chorus
chorus: the mouse didn't know he was a mouse until he tried to be a cat he went down in flames in cat town and i guess that was that reflections can only show us what appears to the outside the skin is only beauty deep when body and soul collide chorus then you get your designs on and construct the appropriate cage to pace around back and forth in but never walking off the stage chorus you can't find yourself out there among the huddled masses and you can't run like the wind if your feet are stuck in molasses you can't find a diamond by trying to catch a falling star and you won't have a clue until you find out who you are asking your friends only gets you farther and farther away from the truth you need to discover in a different kind of way chorus
the devil knocked on my door said he's got what i really need i opened the door and faced him down but i never did the deed i cut him off mid-sales pitch i said thanks but i'm keeping my soul yeah, it's got more value than money that's when he lost all control chorus 1: then the trees started breaking and the ground started shaking chorus 2: devil, silly devil can't you even see you fool a lot of people but you don't fool me devil, silly devil don't you even know i'm gonna send you packing back down below oh, you should have seen his face when he heard somebody do right and the holy temper tantrum that followed tore on through the rest of the night living all around us keeping you in fear devil gets around just not in here chorus 2 chorus 1 chorus 2
skinny windows (free) 03:26
never could see the big picture just gazed at the little pieces the light outside just shines but inside it decreases chorus 1: looking through skinny windows looking through skinny windows the sights are plenty in the world plenty of them both good and bad and you need some kind of protection or they can all but drive you mad chorus 1 chorus 2: when the expanse is just too great for your mind to comprehend your skinny windows will take you to the far off land of pretend chorus 1 and the view of the illusion makes you feel safe and sound up until the day you go outside and put your feet on the ground chorus 1 chorus 2 chorus 1
spurning the signs (free) 03:32
i can hear the rain but the ground is dry owls hooting in the daytime and i don't know why the wind is kicking up and according to the press they say a storm's a-coming but i couldn't care less chorus: i know i'm safe and sound and i know i'm feeling fine so why are people saying that i'm spurning the signs? i know this too shall pass and i know the sun will shine so why are people saying that i'm spurning the signs? so much exaggeration being spread around this place even though all the destruction is right in front of my face chorus now my life appears to be in danger looks like the storm is too strong i might ought to ask for help down here but i just don't want to be wrong chorus
it's a good life you're living the things that carry on desire, thoughts and dreams just waiting for the dawn it's a good life you're living trying, trying to be strong troubled monochrome streams scattered on the lawn it's a good life you're living struggling, struggling to belong tugging away at the seams and singing like a swan chorus: when the season calls for letting go you can find yourself without control when the season demands that you grow a walk through fire can make you whole this would be the time when the time is near right now, right here is no time to fear it's a good life you're living a thing to celebrate vibrant colorful themes just waiting for you to create it's a good life you're living a time to resonate trust in all that you redeem and just participate chorus
rotary phone 04:02
rotary phone, you puzzle me at one time you were a star and everybody just loved you yeah, you really raised the bar you're a bit of a dinosaur now that the world has passed you by they rolled over your character and they didn't even say goodbye chorus: but at least you're not alone rotary phone, rotary phone the records and tapes have played and the dirigibles have flown newspapers are another thing that society has outgrown rotary phone, rotary phone at least you're not alone there was always someone holding you and talking to you every day i can't imagine how it must feel to have it all just go away chorus
full circle 02:55
we've come full circle and we're laying out on the ground under the stars once again while the wind is whipping around we've come full circle doing cartwheels in the yard it's like when we were just kids before the world got so hard chorus: full circle full circle full circle three hundred sixty degrees has awarded us a new reprise we've come full circle right back where we began joyful and free from the stress of the common rigid plan chorus when you catch a ride on a breeze then you can navigate with ease we've come full circle and we're just like that again young and old are just words and time is god knows when chorus
we used to be two with our separate lives searching for a place where our love could thrive and the more we sought seems the less we knew how close that we had gotten the one became me and you chorus: and i don't know why i can't say it when i try when i act like a fail and the words they also bail one way still shines through to show how much i love you you know we're not perfect and angry words can sting but so can healing words they fix nearly everything chorus
didn't you say you wanted a change didn't you want to get to the action gotta stop your lack of flow now while you still have the traction chorus: this is the time to get up this is the time to act no more stagnating in misery when you're staring at the facts didn't you love to buck the system and didn't you always want to be the exact same person you knew you were before the haze came over reality chorus this is the time to walk away this is the time to let go pass through the fears that hound you and just stick with what you know it's gonna want to hold you back it's gonna put up a fight seven times down, eight times up anxiety won't tell you what's right watching everybody around you as they're speeding right on through not even conscious of their place in time don't let it happen to you chorus this is the time to walk away this is the time to let go pass through the fears that hound you and just stick with what you know


WINNER of the 2014 Dorian Tauss Award for Favorite Local Album from LokalLoudness.com! YESSSS!!!

this is my 2014 RPM Challenge album written and recorded within the chaotic 28 days of february. artwork and design by Leonard "Porkchop" Zimmerman.

FUN FACT: the song "Devil, Silly Devil" is about the ice storm/earthquake combo in Augusta, GA i experienced AND a very creepy proposition i received (which i turned down, of course) while working on this album.


released May 3, 2014

chris hardy - all instruments & vocals & music & 90% of lyrics. Victoria Hardy - lyrics to "it's a good life".


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chris hardy world Edgefield, South Carolina

I write songs myself. I record them all myself. I play all the instruments (including real actual drums) myself. I sound like a band yet I am just one little guy. I do everything myself - the only job you have is to listen and enjoy! Isn't that easy?

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