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I Robot

The Alan Parsons Project

℗ 1977 Arista Records AL 7002

℗ 1995 UNW Disc ARCD 8040

The Alan Parsons Project • 1977 • I Robot

На альбоме вновь появилась "озвученная философия" Парсонза: пластинка была посвящена опасностям, возникающим, по мнению композитора, при создании современных Големов... "Искусственный интеллект как угроза интеллекту природному" и вызов, брошенный гуманистической свободе мысли очеловеченным обществом роботов — смысл этой пластинки.

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I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You

If I had a mind to,
I wouldn't want to think like you.
And if I had time to
I wouldn't want to talk to you.

I don't care
What you do,
I wouldn't want to be like you.
I don't care
What you do,
I wouldn't want to be like you.

If I was high class
I wouldn't need a buck to pass.
And if I was a fall guy,
I wouldn't need no alibi...

I don't care
What you do,
I wouldn't want to be like you.
I don't care
What you do,
I wouldn't want to be like you.

Back on the bottom line,
Diggin' for a lousy dime.
If I hit a mother lode,
I'd cover anything that showed.

I don't care
What you do,
I wouldn't want to be like you.
I don't care
What you do...
I wouldn't wanna,
I wouldn't want to be like you.
I wouldn't want to be like you.

Some Other Time

In the matter of a moment
Lost till the end of time,
It's the evening of another day
And the end of mine.

Now the starlight which has found me
Lost for a million years
Tries to linger as it fills my eyes
Till it disappears.

Could it be that somebody else is
Looking into my mind?

Some other place,
Somewhere,
Some other time.

Some other place,
Somewhere,
Some other time...

Like a mirror held before me
Large as the sky is wide...
And the image is reflected
Back to the other side.

Could it be that somebody else is
Looking into my mind?

Some other place,
Somewhere,
Some other time.

Some other place,
Somewhere,
Some other time...

Breakdown

I breakdown in the middle and lose my thread.
No one can understand a word that I say.
When I breakdown just a little and lose my head,
Nothing I try to do can work the same way.

Any time it happened, I'd get over it
With a little help from all my friends.
Anybody else could see what's wrong with me,
But they walk away and just pretend...

When I breakdown.

I breakdown in the middle and lose my thread.
No one can understand a word that I say.
When I breakdown just a little and lose my head,
Nothing I try to do can work the same way.

Where are all the friends who used to talk to me?
All they ever told me was good news...
People that I've never seen are kind to me,
Is it any wonder I'm confused?

When I breakdown...When I breakdown...

Freedom, freedom, we will not obey.
Freedom, freedom, take the wall away.
Take the wall away.
Freedom, freedom, we will not obey.
Freedom, freedom, take the wall away.
Where are all my friends?
I'm so confused..

Don't Let it Show

If it's getting harder to face every day,
Don't let it show, don't let it show.
Though it's getting harder to take what they say,
Just let it go, just let it go...

And if it hurts when they mention my name,
Say you don't know me...
And if it helps when they say I'm to blame,
Say you don't owe me...

Even if it's taking the easy way out,
Keep it inside of you.
Don't give in.
Don't tell them anything.
Don't let it,
Don't let it show.

Even though you know it's the wrong thing to say,
Say you don't care, say you don't care.
Even if you want to believe there's a way,
I won't be there...I won't be there...

But if you smile when they mention my name,
They'll never know you.
And if you laugh when they say I'm to blame,
They'll never own you.

Even if you feel you've got nothing to hide,
Keep it inside of you.
Don't give in,
Don't tell them anything.
Don't let it-
Don't let it show.

The Voice

It's almost a feeling you can touch in the air,
You look all around you but nobody's there.
It's been a long time now since you've been aware
That someone is watching you...(he's gonna get you)...

Sooner or later when your big chances come,
You'll look for the catches but there'll be none.
Remember before you grab the money and run
That someone is watching you...(he's gonna get you)...

Before you run and hide
He's gonna get you.
You got no choice,
'Cause you can't escape the voice.

Jumping at shadows that come up from behind.
Scared of the darkness that's there in your mind,
You're frightened to move because of what you might find...
Someone is watching you...(he's gonna get you)...

Before you run and hide
He's gonna get you.
You got no choice,
'Cause you can't escape the voice.

Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)

Gaze at the sky
And picture a memory
Of days in your life.
You knew what it meant to be happy and free
With time on your side...

Remember your daddy
When no one was wiser.
Your ma used to say
That you would go farther than he ever could
With time on your side...

Think of a boy with the stars in his eyes,
Longing to reach them but frightened to try.
Sadly you'd say someday, someday...

But day after day
The show must go on,
And time slipped away
Before you could build any castles in Spain...
The chance had gone by.

With nothing to say
And no one to say it to,
Nothing has changed.
You still got it all to do,
Surely you know.
The chance has gone by...

Think of a boy with the stars in his eyes,
Longing to reach them but frightened to try.
Sadly you'd say someday, someday...

But day after day
The show must go on,
And you gaze at the sky
And picture a memory of days in your life
With time on your side...

With time on your side...
(Day after day the show must go on...)
With time on your side...
(Day after day the show must go on...)
With time on your side...