ArtLung, blog of Joe Crawford [January 2008]

Robot Ponies 2008 Mar 18

Some more SXSW music: Robot Ponies by Laura Barrett

It’s a wonderful science fiction pop song. There is one curse word, in case that bugs you.

Sample lyrics:

christmas eve, 2053
underneath every little girls tree
a robot pony
comb their soft and luscious nylon fur
listen close
hear their clockwork hearts whir
robot ponies
they feed on plastic bags
cut up like lettuce
right out of your hand
things get out of hand
unless you use one of seven preset functions
to make them understand
make them understand
you know best
you know best

choose between seven pony types
some like swimming
we made those babies air-tight
robot ponies

This one is plaintive yet hopeful, funny and downbeat.

I enjoy a science fiction pop song sometimes.


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