Girls And Boys

from by Phil Mills

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If we're going to create artificial intelligence, it might as well be angst-ridden artificial intelligence.


It's a robot dance, a robot hop.
We move together like we'll never stop.
The human race is a long time gone.
They weren't too tough; they weren't too bright
But they knew how to move on a Saturday night
And they left us here with their music and songs.

They had a thing called love and a thing called lust,
Heartbreak too -- it was as bad as rust
But the ancient disks don't seem to say
Whether girls and boys ever felt this way.

I see you standing with your friends in line;
Your chrome is polished and your lenses shine.
In human terms, what I am is 'shy'.
I'd give a sensor to touch your wheels
But we were never made to say the things that we feel.
If I could today, I'd want to ask them why.


By the night's end, I've had too much oil;
I'm in the parking lot for one quick roll,
Then go on home where you can't see.
Imagine humans who gave their hearts;
Imagine what it feels like to trade spare parts.
Bet you'd like that too, only never with me.

[Chorus x 2]


from Mix Until Absurd, released July 1, 2014
Phil Mills - lead vocal, electric guitar
Sue Jeffers - backing vocal
Tom Jeffers - backing vocal
Peggi Warner-Lalonde - backing vocal


tags: pop filk Toronto


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Phil Mills Toronto, Ontario

Phil Mills writes songs of science fiction and fantasy fandom: filk.

He released the CD "Rain on the Sand" in 2009, containing all original material, mixing funny and serious treatments. That approach has continued, as does his writing.

He has become an avid promoter of the FAWM and 50/90 online song-writing communities, using those as inspiration sources for yet more songs.
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