I’ve listened to this song 20 times over the last month…

Via on Sep 13, 2011
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Since my colleague Anna Brones tipped me off to it. I love it…

…and it wasn’t ’til yesterday that I realized the words were…actually saying something…and that something pretty well epitomized one kind of relationship I don’t want: the housewife role without a life who views me as entertainment and property. What’s attractive? What’s lasting? Someone with joie de vivre, raison d’etre…a mission and vision and reason to wake up in the morning independent, not co-dependent of the other half of the relationship.

What’s hot? A relationship of equals. A spacious match.

Röyksopp ft. Robyn – The Girl and the Robot.

I go mental every time you leave for work
You never seem to know when to stop
I never know when you’ll return
I’m in love with a robot

In the night, call you up and
Wanna know when you’re coming home
don’t deny me, call me back
I’m so alone

In the night, wait up for you
Even though you don’t want me to
Go to bed, leave the lights on
what’s the use

So you want to understand me
You just see what you want to see
there’s no way I can help you out
You don’t know what it’s all about

Fell asleep again in front of MTV
God, I’m down at the bottom
No one’s singing songs for me
I can’t wait for tomorrow

When you’re gone and rain starts falling
I just sit here by the phone
don’t deny me, call me back
I’m so alone

Oh, when you gonna come home?
Oooooh I just gotta know
When you gonna come home?
Oh

Baby I can’t stand it when you go to work
You never seem to know when to stop
I never know when you’ll return
I’m in love with a robot

In the night, call you up and
Wanna know when you’re coming home
don’t deny me, call me back
I’m so alone

Still? Great song. Listening to it again:

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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3 Responses to “I’ve listened to this song 20 times over the last month…”

  1. Frankie says:

    omg Robyn. <3 <3 <3

  2. pdxmike says:

    Ah, Robyn. She's got a lot of good things to say. Do you remember this jem of hers from the 90s?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhWEI6-_w9E

  3. Great song…and not about real love in the slightest. Compatible weirdness, enough space to miss each other and have something to bring back to each other, ability to laugh at yourself, compassion, patience, a strong stomach and a cool head — that's what you need for real love.

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