On Vacation, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2

by The Robot Ate Me

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Originally released as The Robot Ate Me on Swim Slowly Records in 2004. Reissued by 5RC/Kill Rock Stars in 2005.

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released November 1, 2004

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Ryland Bouchard Polo, Illinois

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Track Name: The Genocide Ball
Come put your shoes on!
Let's go out tonight!
There's a Genocide ball to attend!

Yeah, fix your hair up!
And Put your lipstick on
we've got ringside seats to watch from
I'll bet on Jordan, you've got South Africa!
You never know who'll win next

We'll make millions when we go out tonight!
Why don't you come along and join us too.

Come put your shoes on,
let's go out tonight!
There's a genocide ball to attend!
Track Name: Jesus and Hitler
Jesus and Hitler were in the backseat trying to make out
Their tongues were twisted and tied around their mouths
I drove taxis and cars just to try to get out
Jesus and hitler were in the backseat making love
They took off each other's clothes and kissed
I drove taxis and cars just to try to get…
Track Name: The Republican Army
Why don't you join the Republican Army?
I need a break from you and this world
I wasn't willingly born into.

Why don't you join the Christian brigade?
I need a break from the nonsense, pretense,
and everything you're spitting out

Why did they make us alive in a world
where all we can do is say is that it's fucked up?
Track Name: OH NO! OH MY! (1994)
All the human Africans are statistics
It doesn't really matter if they die.
I've got this career to salvage and the press on my side.

How many does it take to be a slaughter?
I can't use the word genocide.
Because I went to the convention.
I didn't read what I signed.

All the human Africans are statistics
It doesn't really matter if they die.
Another one got tossed into the ditches:
Oh No! Oh My!

Oh, lets do laundry! Oh, let's bake a cake!
Let us go out into the sun and celebrate!
Track Name: Crispy Christian Tea Time
Sometimes we play, crispy christian tea time
with barbies tea and toast
And my friend brings his talking version of god
and a full Buddhist Lego set.
Did you know that my grandmother bought me
a full Jesus action figure set?

Sometimes we play crispy christian tea time
with barbies, tea and toast.
And when we play crispy christian tea time
I like to be the president

If you, don't like my game you should definitely just run away because otherwise you'll burn in flames.

It's my world even if I'm insane.
It's my world even if I'm insane.
It's my world even if I'm insane.
It's my world even if I'm insane.
Track Name: You Don't Fill Me Up The Same
I KILL BETTER (WHEN I DRINK PEPSI)
I AM EVERYWHERE

I FEEL BETTER (WHEN I DRINK PEPSI)
I FORGET EVERYTHING

MY GLASS IS EMPTY
I AM TOO

YOU DON'T FILL ME UP THE SAME
I KILL BETTER (WHEN I DRINK PEPSI)
I TARGET EVERYTHING
Track Name: I Slept Through the Holocaust
I slept through the holocaust,
They murdered almost all of us,
They raped and burned everything else.

I slept through the holocaust,
Dreamed that I was in a field,
Strong and made of steel.

I slept through the holocaust,
Woke up in time for the parade,
of flesh and your arms.

I slept through the holocaust,
I was an afterthought,
And wandered around empty streets.
Track Name: Every Nazi Plane has a Cross
I was in its sights
inaccurately targeted
I ran through the ditches
flipped the inch another foot

The nazi planes hid under crosses
and metallic paint
From satellites they calculated
the casualties…

In this year's Jesus Christ Murder Marathon.
Track Name: On Vacation
I need stronger medication, more time, a reason to live
Maybe if you were my only god, my dictator, hovering over me
Take control of me, Hold me dearly

I'm on vacation, A holiday
Let's dance together
And run away

I'm on vacation, A holiday
Let's dance together
And run away

I need a break from this
A heart for me…to hide inside.
Track Name: On Vacation
let's leave work early
flee from the city
run to the suburbs and pack our bags
let's fly to an island
with no newspapers
we'll bring our swimsuits and swim all day

i think i forgot the suntan lotion
i think i forgot the film for the camera
but it's okay there's
a store down the street
where i can buy almost anything that i'll ever need

let's go back home
to where it's familiar
i can't take this bright burning sun
let's hold hands
when we take off today
i think i miss the way we used to be

i think i forgot the suntan lotion
i think i forgot the film for the camera
but it's okay there's
a store down the street
where i can buy almost anything that i'll ever need
Track Name: Watermelon Sugar
I saw you in the statue of mirrors
You were re arranging your bangs and your curls
I saw you in the house of spirits
You were fixing a scarf tightly round your neck

If you want to have a picnic
I’ll bring the watermelon and a bottle of wine
If you want to go to beach
I’ll bring the towels and we’ll waste all our time
If you want to fly a kite
I’ll bring you string and line to hang from

I saw you leaving the airport
I wished I’d said something right
You know that there’s only so much time
In our loveless lives

If you want to have a picnic
Ill bring the watermelon and a bottle of wine
If you want to go to the beach
I’ll bring the towels and we’ll waste all our time
If you want to fly a kite
I’ll bring you string and line to hang from
Track Name: Apricot Tea
if you want to lay at the bottom of the atlantic ocean
i'll be the one that comes with my ship
and drops the anchor down

oh will you be the one that smiles for me
oh will you be the one that smiles for me
oh will you be the one that smiles for me
i'll bake you muffins and apricot tea.

if you want to glide in the night sky
i'll be the one that comes with my plane
and pulls the stars out of the night
and brings them to the day for you

oh will you be the one that smiles for me
oh will you be the one that smiles for me
oh will you be the one that smiles for me
oh will you be the one that smiles for me
i'll bake you muffins and apricot tea.
Track Name: The Red-Haired Girl
the red haired girl with her parachute words kept me from falling from the plane falling at 500 miles an hour which was way too fast. my skin rushed and pulled pushing through my every vein the wind here turns me pale i wanted to sing fall over, sing the breath songs you would understand even though they never came from my mouth. and every dose into my bloodstream makes it a little bit thinner my eyes felt it wasn't easy to see straight. one day we'll raise our bodies into the sky well above the lights we left behind the world will be be below passing past my feet the pressure mounts from inside. i'll see your shape softly forming by my side, the last lines were never quite right. i know we'll make it to the other side just in time, just in time.
Track Name: The Tourist
We thought that we were the ones against, but we were with you. Are you with me as one of the ones waiting for the world to wish that we were gone explode inside itself and turn us into nothing, like everything else?

The tourist waved as we walked by
I said, "hey, yeah, I'm doing just fine."

We fought the rulers and the ruled but our heads rolled without a sound. Our sold the parts of my skin we didn't need to breathe or see the world was a better place when you were with me. Are you with me?

The tourist waved as we walked by
I said, "hey, we're doing just fine."
Track Name: Oh No! Oh My!
Oh did I see a cloud? I don't want to acknowledge
Oh did I see a cloud? I don't want to acknowledge
I'm flying through the sunny sky,
why should I come down from here?
Track Name: I'm OK
We'll be made of sandcastles
We'll be waiting on a beach for the tide to come in
We'll be looking for for the clouds to clear
The sky to open up
The sky to open up

hey, I'm alright down here
hey, I'm okay...

hey, I'm alright down here
really, it's okay….

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