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05. I Am Not A Robot

Akira The Don ft. Envy

  • Uploaded on
    February 4, 2011
  • Recorded at
    Don Studios IV
  • Produced by
    Joey2tits and Akira The Don
  • Mixed by
    Joey2tits and Akira The Don
  • Mastered by
    Gaz Williams at Fliskin Manor
  • Artwork by
    Akira The Don
  • Additional Personnel
    Backing vox by Littles

Contains a great deal of Marina And The Diamond’s contemporary classic, I Am Not A Robot.

You could say it’s a cover. It actually started out life as as a remix. I was round Joey’s one day, and he played me this incredible, fizzy piece of music, and I was like, OH MY GOD THAT’S AMAZING. And he was like, oh, I’ve never got round to finsihing it, and it’s too late now anyway cos the records already out and loads of people have done remixes, and I was like, GIVE IT TO ME AND I WILL MAKE AN AMAZING SONG WITH IT, and he was like  oh, OK then.

I took it home and chopped it up a bit. I knew straight away that I was going to play it to Envy, and she was going to love it, and record some spitfire bars for it. And lo, the prophesy was fullfilled, and I was so awed I rewrote all my verses.

Et voila!

ATD25 comes out on February 21st 28th.

AVE!

http://bit.ly/notarobot

Lyrics

ENVY:
Look
I know I said on fire that I was a lion
I'm an aries, a ram and the little lamb inside her's a shy one
cos all of my life I've been fighting a giant
but I'm tired
and I know nobody wanna see me crying
so I hold it in dunno how much they're buying
I think too much only hear what they're implying
that's why when the drugs are done we feel like dying
I'm the bottom of the totem, I told em, poker face, texas hold em
all that glitters is not gold and I'm broken so stop trying to get me open
AKIRA:
envy spoken
i speak now
i donovan
i beep now
i got a phone in my pocket all the time
and it talks to a satellite that follows and aligns with the stars
and i got a mind in the car
that tells me turn left turn right, rah
you know me I love living in the future
but i know skynet's in my computer
so I dont got a telly
dont read tabloid
newspapers
or them gossip rags
thats some shit that I dont give a toss about
man quote The Sun in my house and I'll toss him out
pearls before the swine?
mistaken
piglet does not want to be bacon
murdoch thinks your mind's for the taking
you are not no robosapien!
You're vulnerable
So vulnerable
YOU ARE NOT A ROBOT
You're lovable
so lovable
But you're kind of strange
Yeah, strange I'm aware
I'm not the same
They called me rare
They stare
What?
My wires all tied in a knot
I'm plugged in a lot
But a bot I'm not!
GUESS WHAT?
I am not a robot!
I am not a robot!
ENVY:
They could never get raw with me or bring war to me plausibly
Even if admit defeat it will never be audibly
but you can't mass produce me make mjkore of me
nah, that's forgery
all of you's awfully poor to me
boring me trying to find flaws in me
that's OK I sleep nice tonight they're applauding me
AKIRA:
as well they might
i knew you were the shit from the very sight
sat upon my sofa bars like spitfire
fresh from the hood where you just been in a fight
cos you were white
that's not right
but you spat the spite into infrared light
beams on the scene now you higher than a kite
Source best stay away
they aint got enough mikes
You're vulnerable
So vulnerable
Sing
I AM NOT A ROBOT
You're lovable
so lovable
But you're just trouble
ENVY:
Everyone swears that I'm the truth
feels like I'm bulletproof
but I still sleep
I dream
closed eyes
and leap
just like every one of you
GUESS WHAT?
I am not a robot!
I am not a robot!
ENVY:
So what you think I robot, Will Smith?
I'm not a robot
but I'm still sick
flow penicillin, roll with the illest
that's why the man dem call me a trill bitch
In fake bitches I have no interest
cos behind my back they be like, "fuck envy"
but to my face they be all calling me "sis"
shut up you pricks that's incest
AKIRA:
yes
no less
and don better get himself a PO box address
cos dudes out there be getting creepy and I'm vexed
defiling my name on a PC and a text
identity theft
that's not cool
using my name and my music as a tool
lying to these chicks like they still up in a school
take em for a sucker and they take em for a fool
You're vulnerable
So vulnerable
Sing
I AM NOT A ROBOT
You're lovable
so lovable
Sing
I am not a robot!
GUESS WHAT?
I am not a robot!
I am not a robot!
  • Precaution

    Great chorus, fucking great chorus!

  • NorwayKarl

    STONKING!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alexandervelky Alexander Velky

    I recorded a song by the same name in 2002 or thereabouts. My legal team are on it.

  • http://twitter.com/GreatNegus Danny mah boi

    A really amazing song, love every second of it.

  • http://twitter.com/SAULiO91 Saul Pearce

    hey! swish. now we wait for the 21st!

  • norway karl’s dad

    Stonkin indeed

  • http://soundcloud.com/tiro TiRO

    WAKKAD – mixtape drops the day before my birthday! Should cushion the crushing loneliness. Ever so slightly.

  • Chris

    WHOOOOOO! This track is amazing!

  • http://twitter.com/RaydomeGrimm Aidan Graham

    You bunch of unrobotic legends, this kills. Props to all!!!

  • A robot

    I just can’t relate to this song.

  • Bloodredtornado

    So, I, BloodRed am sick of not hanging out with all the doncast people every Wednesday… Some of my fondest times of 2010 were there… All of u kick ass (i wont name names in fear ill miss someone on accident lol). Heres the deal… Comment your ass off and maybe we can convince Akira how good it is for HIS soul too =) LETS GO TEAM!

    • NorwayKarl

      Cosign.

      • Anonymous

        I third this motion.

        • http://twitter.com/PARANOiAMAN Lex Hough

          I Fourth this motion.

          Do IT Akira, for GREAT JUSTICE!

          You know what you doing, take off every zig, etc.

          • http://twitter.com/ZenPyramid ZenPyramid

            …all your Doncast are belong to us!

            Cosquiggle, etc…

          • http://twitter.com/popuppirate Zef Narkiewicz

            PEOPLE POWAH!

    • http://twitter.com/RaydomeGrimm Aidan Graham

      ‘AV’ IT! Cosign thingy too.

    • Lucash29

      I fuckin cosign this all day i miss Doncast`s so badly! AK COME TO CANADA!!

  • http://calculusbandit.tumblr.com Christian AKA Calc from NY

    Another ill hit from ATD, J2T, and Envy.

  • LetsPlayPretend

    Ah! Too good! :D

  • NorwayKarl

    Huckleberry Finn to be rewritten with robots?!!
    http://www.nerdist.com/2011/02/huckleberry-finn-with-extra-robot/

  • Bloodred

    this is still your best song from 2011

  • http://twitter.com/RockinSk8in Josh Marks

    Dude, the Instrumental and Accapella tracks have been taken down!

    • Anonymous

      Oh what!