Uncanny Valley

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"Uncanny Valley" is song about transformation. The character in the song had a life-changing experience that was horrible and now wants to retreat from his humanity and become more like an android (hence the Six Million Dollar Man, Blade Runner, Tin Man from Oz, and Data from Star Trek references.) The Uncanny Valley was named because it's the dip in reaction that people have to a robot that's "too human".

People are revolted by facsimiles that look almost right but aren't perfect and he's revolted because he's not happy being fully mechanical or fully human. "Machine" is his mantra, what he keeps saying to remind himself that his logic is in control and not his emotions. The song is all about trying to be more like a computer, he seeks "emptiness" but "the cyber core is only skin deep" and the internal struggle that results from it.

This is like our version of "Turbo Lover" by Judas Priest or a sonic interpretation of Darth Vader.

Watch our video for this song here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkZQRm2wf8g

lyrics

All circuits go and power on,
Reconstructed from the pieces that were left into,
a convincing automaton,
a believable facsimile, a six million dollar masterpiece.

oooooh I'm so close,
you might not believe I'm a machine inside the ghost.

Machine,
Machine,
Forged from the wreckage of spare parts,
This tin man doesn't want a heart.
Machine.

Refurbished scrap without a soul,
unconstricted by the defect of attachment.
Programmed for perfect control,
To smile is upgrade, this kiss is manmade.

oooooh I'm so close,
you might not believe I'm a machine inside the ghost.

Machine,
Machine,
Forged from the wreckage of spare parts,
This tin man doesn't want a heart.
Machine.


In my nightmares, I'm still human,
I don't dream electric sheep,
In my nightmares, I'm still human,
this cyber core only skin-deep,
I welcome emptiness,
I will seek the void,
the uncanny valley,
separates the men from the droids.

oooooh I'm so close,
you might not believe I'm a machine inside the ghost.

Machine,
Machine,
Forged from the wreckage of spare parts,
this tin man doesn't want a heart.
Just like Data in reverse,
this sentience is only a curse.
Machine.

All circuits go and power on.
All circuits go and power on.

credits

from Singularity, track released December 13, 2008
Written, performed, and produced by Sunspot.
Copyright 2008 Metebelis Three Publishing

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