The Girl From Uncanny Valley (2015)

by the Allotropes

supported by
/
1.
2.
03:09
3.
4.
5.
6.
02:52
7.
8.
9.
02:40
10.
03:30
11.
12.
13.
14.
00:52
15.
03:16

about

recorded 2013-2015 at Sinewave Studios London and Glengormley (sic.)

Produced, composed and performed by Steve Swales

all voices you hear are not real

credits

released July 29, 2015

Steve Swales: analog, digital, soft & vocaloid synthesizers; guitar

words & music by Steve Swales

cover: Steve Swales

all songs copyright Sinewave Songs/Steve Swales 2015
all rights reserved

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

the Allotropes UK

formed 1978, UK

contact / help

Contact the Allotropes

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Fun Used to Make Me Happy
fun used to make me happy
(and fun)
fun used to make me happy
but now
I'd be lucky with Schadenfreude instead

I'm arriving,
Arriving on the
shores of anhedonia
It's been a long swim
and I'm getting tired
of caring about that option
I'm burning through options
and I ought to be
be a lot more worried about that now

but the view is clear
from where I'm going
and I expect to be
compensated for that insight

cash might be fine
then at least I could shop
but only could spend
If you had anything left to sell me

They used to call me a fool
but fun would make me happy
and even life
used make me happy

(words and music Steve Swales (c) 2015)
Track Name: I Never Knew
I never found how you wanted me
to know just what you wanted
So you'd know if what you wanted
was what we both wanted
Or that's
how I felt so undaunted
when you came to me, sure I taunted
Ev'ry layer unpeeled and flaunted
I thought I'd gave you what I thought you really wanted

oh well

You could say we both bonded
that first night we both corresponded
messaged you, you soon responded
gave me what I thought I wanted

(was that just another...?)

(oh well)

I never found why you wanted me
to know just what you wanted
So you'd know if what you wanted
was what we might have wanted
(oh well)

(words and music Steve Swales (c) 2015)
Track Name: Planet You
So, so sure of being yourself
Planet You
Some-thing’s wrong with your perceptions
and how you derive those conclusions
from those
premises

I can't save you this time
I can't save you this time, no..

I know you you know
I know you you know
Somewhere in there
You know what I know
What you should know
Clearly don't know
Earth is calling
Planet You

So sure of being yourself
Planet You

Oh well I tried

I can't save you now
No not this time

What you should know
Clearly don't know
Earth is calling
Planet You



(words and music Steve Swales (c) 2015)
Track Name: Anhedonia
Where's the pleasure?
Anhedonia with you

Fun isn't fun today
here in Anhedonia

Where's the feeling?
Anhedonia, anhedonia

with you

Having “fun”, not happy


(words and music Steve Swales (c) 2015)
Track Name: Industrial Days / Factory Repack
No it's not my time
No not this time
I'll leave it for you to decide
Why you reject your
inner machine

(and feel ill)

the girl from uncanny valley
won't bother you no more


I'm made in your image
It's you with the problem
the girl from uncanny valley
won't bother you no more


(words and music Steve Swales (c) 2015)
Track Name: Ignore and Aim for Infinity
“There's all Earth left”,
I'm sure you'd say.
Cherish and nurture, like it's my
duty to be returned back there
some day - recycled responsibly

Ignore it!
Aim for Infinity

Ignore and aim for infinity


Accept limits
Yeah be grateful
They're not for all eternity

yeah.. ignore it,
aim for infinity.

Ignore and aim for infinity


(words and music Steve Swales (c) 2015)

いろはにほへと
ちりぬるを
わかよたれそ
つねならむ
うゐのおくやま
けふこえて
あさきゆめみし
ゑひもせす

Iroha (いろは) by unknown?, Heian era (AD 794–1179?)
Track Name: Day's End
It's getting late - face it
at the end of the day
it's the day of the end
Sad for me but you too
sorry to say, it's the
end of the day

Day of the End
so at the end of the day
did you expect this final state
we found ourselves in?
Or did you think it would just
go on to the very end?

day of the end

face it it's
the end of the end

We've run over
contingencies
to no avail
it's us overrun again
Seems it might be the
end of the line

end of the day
we're at the day
of the end at the
day's end

End of the day
and you and me too
So sad to say at the day's end
it's time to say we're at the finish
face it, it's the day of the
day of the end


(words and music Steve Swales (c) 2015)