The Robot Knights

The Robot Knights

 Allston, Massachusetts, USA
BandAlternativePop

Two years ahead of the competition!

Biography

The Robot Knights are a nerdcore synth-pop-rock trio based in Boston MA with Maddy Myers on keytar and vocals, Zach Warner on drums and vocals, and Dan Weisman on guitar and vocals. The trio writes unforgettable, danceable songs about robot knights fighting dragons, apocalyptic zombie takeovers, mad sexy science, and educational tracts about how dinosaurs are everywhere.

Lyrics

Werewolf on the Dance Floor

Written By: Maddy Myers

Going to the club, I got my pants on tight
Got my lace-up high-tops to light up the night
Looking mighty tasty but to my dismay
The dance floor is infested with a powerful prey
I don't have to worry 'cause I came prepared
I know how to take on a beastly air
Going toe-to-toe with the worst of beasts
I know how to take on freaks like these

Now they're howling out for more
Werewolf on the dance floor!
Dancing is the only cure
Werewolf on the dance floor!

How big your teeth are
How tight your moves
How red your eyes are
How right your grooves

They don't know what to make of my dancing feet
Like a silver bullet, I'm hitting the beats (pa-pow!)
I can make these jerks feel oh-so-weak
With every twist and turn, no need to speak
Instead I'm gonna roar so I can blend in
Make the wolves think that I'm one of them
Keeping an eye on the exits around
In case a wolf riot starts to go down

Now they're howling out for more
Werewolf on the dance floor!
Dancing is the only cure
Werewolf on the dance floor!

How big your teeth are
How tight your moves
How red your eyes are
How right your grooves

The moves are heating up, there's no turning back
Increasing the power to charge an attack
All of the wolves are looking at me
The time has come to prove to be
Someone who can rock this floor
Teach 'em a lesson and tell 'em the score
They circle around, but I'm not scared
Like I said, I came prepared

Now they're howling out for more
Werewolf on the dance floor!
Dancing is the only cure
Werewolf on the dance floor!

How big your teeth are
How tight your moves
How red your eyes are
How right your grooves

Ghost Train

Written By: Maddy Myers

Waiting, oh, waiting, last train of the night
Hear a bell ring, see the light
Whole car to myself, all aboard, just me
Close my eyes for a minute, fall asleep
I wake up when I feel someone's hand on my arm
Whisper telling me, "Don't be alarmed"
Open my eyes, nobody's there
But the voices are everywhere:

"Oh, we just want to take you home
For you've spent far too long on the roam
A quiet place, a tiny space, deep underground
You can't be found."

Close in on a station and I pull the cord
Stop requested but you guessed it, I'm ignore
The train hurtled on forward into the night
Better tell the conductor, something's not right
When I get to the front, empty seat's dusty
Who's driving this thing? Somebody must be!
"You're going insane," the voices pound in my brain,
"Please move to the back of the train!

"Oh, we just want to take you home
For you've spent far too long on the roam
A quiet place, a tiny space, deep underground
You can't be found."

I gotta get out of here
That's the thought that keeps on running through my head
I gotta get out of here
But we're traveling who-knows-where top speed ahead
I gotta get out of here
That's the thought that keeps on running through my head
I gotta get out of here
'Cause we're traveling who-knows-where
Top speed ahead!

Never in a situation like this before
That's what the emergency stop is for
I pulled it down, pushed open the door
I'm not gonna take this anymore
Ran through the tunnel, away from the light
I saw a station ahead in the night
When I got there, you wouldn't believe,
It was my stop! What a relief.

"Oh, we just want to take you home
For you've spent far too long on the roam
A quiet place, a tiny space, deep underground
You can't be found."

Dragons

Written By: Maddy Myers

Got my suit, got my lance
Got my wits — I mean, programs
Got myself in a fight
With a foe larger than life

Got my steed, but she’s too scared
Got to lead — am I prepared?
Laser beam, sight unseen
What remains: one robot’s dream

Fire breath, nothing left
of the heroes who came before
Scales, spiked tail
But I won’t fail
Dragons no more, no more, no more

Path pursued, all uphill
Luckily I’ve got no free will
I just do what one command
Told me to, you wouldn’t understand.

Broken drives, battle scars
Still I strive, ever far
Upgrade found, safe install
Gotta break down your firewall

(repeat chorus)

Armor unblockable, achievement unlockable
Take down the dragon race, starting with you
Increase my download speed, upgrade my dying need
Taking you down if it’s the last thing I do

Extermination!
Extermination!
Extermination, gonna take you take you down
Extermination, gonna take you take you down!

Telephone Lines

Written By: Dan Weisman

Telephone lines that run their tangled paths, connect us in no time
Let us talk and stalk and feel that we’re together all the time
you may think then that you’ll never be alone
Put the phone down and look around
Is anybody home?

Are you just talking to yourself?
Listening to your own echo, hearing the sound of your own voice
Or is there something else?
A connection across an unknown space, do you know your place?

You find yourself pacing and considering spacing between dots that mark the ellipses in your mind
Your thoughts are racing onto topics of conversation
That you never brought up while directly facing me
For so much time, fine

(repeat chorus lyrics, thru bridge)

Dialing and waiting, holding on
Bated breath and hating every second that passes too far away from you
It’s so frustrating, the illusory choice that you’re creating
You sound so near but it’s completely clear that there’s nothing I can do

Discography

The C.R.E.P., a two-song EP released in May 2014.
"Dragons," a single released in March 2013.
"Telephone Lines," a single released in March 2013.
"Alpha Code," a three-song EP released in January 2013.
"The Robot Knights Do It Live," an eight-track live album released in April 2012.