Daily Archives: April 12, 2013

Radio XVIII, side A, track 13: “Walking Away” by Information Society

Information Society - Walking AwayOh, Information Society, I have a fear of robots.  There, I said it.  Not that it’s any big secret, Information Society, I’ll tell anyone who’ll listen about my fear of robots.  I’ve seen “The Terminator” enough times and read enough books like Robopocalypse and Love and Sex With Robots to know that we’re either going to have to fight off our microwaves when they attack us in open rebellion or see ourselves in a new Civil War when the debate over robots and their sentience becomes something we can’t ignore.  So what does this have to do with you, Information Society?  Because, you wonderful musicians you, you are what I picture when I picture what a robot musical act will sound like.  A lot of techno synthesizer jams and a baritone lead vocal that sings in a monotone that’s not a monotone and is instead something beautiful, but it still sounds kinda monotone.  I know what you’re saying, Information Society, with the fast pace of technology, a robot band will more likely sound like anything they want to and will probably avoid such obvious techno trappings.  But we’re not going to think about that Information Society, because there has to be SOME way to tell the robots apart from the rest of us.  Unless, Information Society, unless maybe YOU. . .no. . .no. . .best not to entertain such thoughts. . .

“Walking Away”

<awesome Information Society intro>

Cold winds blow around me and I can’t help but think of you

All the things we wanted
All the things we had to do

Wrap yourself around me
We can steal away sometime

Your whispers surround me
But it’s only in my mind

‘Cause I’m walking away from, walking away from things in my own past

Walking away from, walking away from things that just won’t last

<awesome Information Society jam>

You got what you wanted, but you can’t help but think of me

All the things you wanted
All the things you got for free

One thing to remember
Is that I have feelings, too

I surely would have closed my eyes if I had known the real you

‘Cause I’m walking away from, walking away from things in my own past

Walking away from, walking away from things that just won’t last

And I’m walking away from, walking away from things that move too fast

<awesome Information Society jam>

‘Cause I’m walking away from, walking away from things in my own past

Walking away from, walking away from things that just won’t last

And I’m walking away from, walking away from things that move too fast

And I’m walking away from, walking away from things that move too fast

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