On Vacation, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2

by The Robot Ate Me

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1.
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!
2.
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…
3.
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?
4.
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!
5.
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.
6.
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
7.
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.
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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.
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On Vacation 03:57
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.
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On Vacation (free) 02:59
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
11.
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
12.
Apricot Tea 02:39
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.
13.
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.
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The Tourist 02:13
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."
16.
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?
17.
I'm OK 02:56
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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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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