I'm a Robot

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"I'm a Robot"
I'm a Robot cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Death to False Metal
Released November 2, 2010
Format CD, digital
Recorded 2004
Length 2:30
Label DGC Records
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 718
COR# 368
Producer(s) Chad Bamford
Status officially released
Stream Play on spotify.png Spotify
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Death to False Metal track listing
"Everyone"
(05)
"I'm a Robot"
(06)
"Trampoline"
(07)
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"367"
(RC# 717)
"I'm a Robot"
(RC# 718)
"She Who Is Militant"
(RC# 719)

This song is part of the "I'm a Robot" (COR# 368) lineage of songs

"I'm a Robot" (formerly "Stupid Robot," and "Happy Robot") is the sixth track on Death to False Metal. It was originally written and recorded in 2004 in contention for Weezer's 2005 album, Make Believe.

Appearances

Overview

"I'm a Robot" was the final iteration—beginning with "Prodigy Lover" in 2002 and continuing with "Show Me Who You Are"—in the lineage of songs derived from entry #368 in Rivers Cuomo's Catalog O' Riffs. Cuomo is first known to have demoed "I'm a Robot" under the titles "Stupid Robot" and "Happy Robot" in early June 2004, before demoing "I'm a Robot" in late June.

Weezer recorded "I'm a Robot" at Grandmaster Recorders in Los Angeles beginning in July of 2004. By early October, the song had been completed (sans final mix), but was one of eleven completed songs that did not appear on Make Believe (later dubbed the "fallen soldiers" by Karl Koch). In 2010, a completed mix of "I'm a Robot" was released as part of the compilation album Death to False Metal.

Cuomo's solo demos of the song were released in 2020 as part of the digital demo compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
For previous demos, see "Kings of Money" and "Show Me Who You Are."
Rivers Cuomo Stupid Robot 09 368 Stupid Robot.mp3 June 3, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:15 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo Happy Robot 09 368 Happy Robot.mp3 June 4, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:14 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Rivers Cuomo I'm a Robot 06 368 I'm a Robot.mp3 July 20, 2004 S.I.R. Rehearsal Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:40 Alone IX: The Make Believe Years
Weezer I'm a Robot September 25, 2004[1] Grandmaster Recorders, Los Angeles, CA Rough mix
Weezer I'm a Robot 2004, 2010 Grandmaster Recorders, Los Angeles, CA 2:30 Death to False Metal
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Audio

Lyrics

Death to False Metal liner notes lyric sheet

I'm a Robot

I ride the train to work every day
I reach my cubicle about 9 a.m.
I have to earn money to pay my bills
But I don't know how my life turned out this way

I'm a robot, I'm a robot
I don't have any feeling in my heart

I have a wife and a child waiting at home
Occasionally I give my dog a bone
If I am feeling wacky, then I might
Drink a quart of vodka; spend the night down in the gutter

I'm a robot, I'm a robot
I don't have any feeling in my heart

Don't you worry, don't you worry about me
Don't you worry, don't you worry about me
This is how my father was, how his father was
Don't you worry, don't you worry about me

I'm a robot, I'm a robot
I don't have any feeling in my heart
I'm a robot, I'm a robot
I don't have any feeling in my heart

Happy Robot

I ride the train to work every day
I reach my cubicle about 9 a.m.
I have to earn money to pay my bills
But I don't know how my life turned out this way

I'm a happy robot
Living out my program
Scared to make a difference
In this so-called life

I have a child and a wife waiting at home
Occasionally I give my dog a bone
If I am feeling wacky, then I might
Drink a quart of vodka; spend the night down in the gutter

I'm a happy robot
Living out my program
Scared to make a difference
In this so-called life

Don't nobody worry about me
This is how my father was
How his father was

I'm a happy robot
Living out my program
Scared to make a difference
In this so-called life

I'm a happy robot
I'm a happy robot
I'm a happy robot
In this so-called life

In this so-called life
In this so-called life

See also

References