Song of the Day “Cyborgs vs. Robots” Ludo

Lyrics:

You don’t understand
Unless you reprogram.
I try to assimilate
You still intimidate.

[CHORUS]
But your iron fist will never knock me down
‘Cause I’m powered
By a conscious right to conduct my life
Without fear.

You are ten percent
Thought without dissent
The rest is washed away
You cyborg of the state.

You will never see
Such sweet autonomy
As to stray it all
From your protocol, But

[CHORUS]
Your iron fist will never knock me down
‘Cause I’m powered
By a conscious right to conduct my life
Without fear.
Your tyranny burns my circuitry
And I won’t stand by.
I know my rights and I will fight, fight, fight,
Yeah…

[Guitar solo]

You’re scanning the room
For targets to consume
But your pulse is loud and clear
You persecute in fear.

[REPEAT CHORUS]

Song of the Day “Topeka” Ludo

Lyrics:

I found God in a catalytic converter
in Topeka on a Monday night.

I taste blood everytime I think of summer
If that’s true, I’m in for quite a treat
’cause I’m beggin’ for the sun in a mid-Missouri winter
waitin’ desperately to get outta town.
No, you can’t keep a good man down.

You’ve been known to obsess over the future
Do you think you’ll get away from the past?
As you stone yourself just to make it through ’til midnight
consider what you might have found.
You think you’ve got a good thing now.

I found God in a catalytic converter
in Topeka on a Monday night.
Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future
so you know what keeps me hangin’ around.
No, you can’t keep a good man down.

From here on, you can count on all things going
the way they must’ve from the start.
(All you feel, all you feel…)
All you feel is the current flowing through you
and seizing your infected heart.

I found God in a catalytic converter
in Topeka on a Monday night.
I found God in a catalytic converter
in Topeka on a Monday night.
Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future
saint has a past, every sinner has a future
saint has a past, every sinner has a future
saint has a past, every sinner has a future
sinner has a future.

Song of the Day “Japan It” Ludo

Lyrics:

I’m sick of the humdruming white breaded meat
It grill marks my brain with it’s hamburger beat
Give me Mr. Fuji and paper mache
Just an ocean away

Let’s go to Japan
I’m not joking this time
So go get your bags packed
We’ll be just fine
We’ll both wear Kimono’s
No shoes on our feet
Just take my hand
Japan it with me

Its an archipelago exotic and pure
Of ancient enchantments, so says the brochure
I need a place where there’s no room to grow
Watch out Tokyo
I’m coming

Let’s go to Japan
I’m not joking this time
So go get your bags packed
We’ll be just fine
We’ll both wear Kimono’s
No shoes on our feet
Just take my hand
Japan it with me

Don’t miss quote me
I’m not disowning my country
We’ll come back one day (USA)

With those Geisha’s teasing
That Emperor could keep me all saki bombed
We’ll be singing Karaoke….IN OSAKA
ROCK!

Let’s go to Japan
I’m not joking this time
So go get your bags packed
We’ll be just fine
We’ll both wear Kimono’s
No shoes on our feet
Just take my hand
Japan it with me

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
Japan it with me

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
Japan it with…me

Song of the Day “Love Me Dead” Ludo

Official Video

short film version

toothbrush version

Lyrics:

 

Love me cancerously, like a salt-sore soaked in the sea.
“High maintenance” means you’re a gluttonous queen,
narcissistic and mean.
Kill me romantically, fill my soul with vomit
then ask me for a piece of gum.
Bitter and dumb, you’re my sugarplum
you’re awful, I love you…

[Chorus]
She moves through moonbeams slowly
She knows just how to hold me
and when her edges soften, her body is my coffin.
I know she drains me slowly
She wears me down to bones in bed…
must be the sign on my head, it says,
“Oh love me dead!” Love me dead

You’re a faith-healer on tv
You’re an office park without any trees
corporate and cold, gushing for gold-leave me alone.
You suck so passionately
You’re a parasitic, psycho, filthy creature
finger-bangin’ my heart.
You call me up drunk, does the fun ever start?
You’re hideous…and sexy!

[Repeat Chorus]

Must be the sign on my head, it says,
“Oh love me dead!” Love me dead! Wow! Uh!

Love me cancerously
Brrrot-dot-da-d-da-da! Brrrot-dot-da-d-da-da!
How’s your new boy? Does he know about me?
You’ve got the mark of the beast.
You’re born of a jackal! You’re beautiful!

[Repeat Chorus]

Wha’ ’bout this sign on my head
it says “Oh love me dead!”
Love me dead! Love me dead! Love me dead!
Oh…love me dead!

Song of the Day “Lake Pontchartrain” Ludo

Lyrics:

I’ll tell it like it happened, it was Darius and Noland and me
just a few po’ boys trying to get up out of Missouri.
Took 55 Louisiana, stopped by the highway to eat
They both had crawfish, strictly chicken for me
Back out under thunderheads, the radio was Southern soul.
They interrupted Clarence Carter with a strange-ass local show.
They were sayin’:

[Chorus]
“Come down to Lake Pontchartrain
Rest your soul and feed your brain
That’s where you will get to see everything the water can be.”

The rain was comin’ down, the wind was howlin’ outside of Slidell
It was the kinda night that makes you think the whole world’s goin’ to hell
We got off on an exit ’cause we couldn’t read the map so great
Near the Choctaw Motel, we parked to deliberate
when out of the bayou came a man like the lake had a tounge.
He was right up on the glass, all yellow-eyed, black teeth, bangin’ on the windshield
screamin’ like a demon at the top of his lungs:

[Chorus]
“Come down to Lake Pontchartrain
Rest your soul and feed your brain
Free for you and all your friends, crawfish ’til the bitter end.
Come down to Lake Pontchartrain
Wade to where the shallows break
That’s where you will get to see everything the water can be.”

I was drivin’ outta there as fast as a Camry could
but the interstate was flooded and I had to take the road through the woods.
Bad move in retrospect, the road disappeared in the rain
and I stood on the break when I saw the sign:
“Lake Pontchartrain…”
Darius was yelling that he saw somebody out in the swells.
He jumped out runnin’ and Noland was goin’ as well.
“Come back!” Why the hell would they leave the car?
And that’s when I heard it – make no mistake –
the voices were calling them from under the lake:

“Come down to Lake Pontchartrain…
Come down to Lake Pontchartrain…
Come down to Lake Pontchartrain…
Come down to Lake Pontchartrain…”

The crawfish were screaming, the waves danced in time
My friends went in deeper, the water, it climbed
I watched in terror, the lake opened wide
and horribly roaring, it pulled them inside.
That’s how it happened, why would I lie?
There were no bodies, I’ve got none to hide.
I’m just a boy, lost his friends in the rain
Any more questions, just go and ask Lake Pontchartrain.

Song of the Day Broken Bride by Ludo

Today it really isn’t a song of the day but an entire EP. Broken Bride by Ludo has been consistently one of my favorite albums from start to finish. I usually only buy individual songs or listen to an album on random and find songs that I like more than others, but this album is perfect from start to finish, in order. I saw this entire EP performed from beginning to end live and it was amazing, so check it out below. Songs first with the lyrics to all located below.

Song 1 : Pt. 1: Broken Bride

Song 2 : Save Our City

Song 3 : Pt. 2: Tonight’s The Night

Song 4 : Pt. 3: The Lamb and The Dragon

Song 5 : Pt. 4: Morning In May

Pt. 1: Broken Bride Lyrics: 

Fifteen years I raged against the constant sea,
The speed of light
The diagrams and haunted sleep, frozen sheets
In bed, my dreams
Your garden grave, I’d climb inside, hold your bones
And slowly die
The cooling space inside your chest, my broken bride,
You never breathed again

Circuits fail, the cosmic strings like rubber bands,
I lose control
They snap, I fall through mist to mud against my face,
The taste of blood
The world is strange, the stinking earth and giant trees
Through heavy air a demon shrieks,
What have I done,
What hell is waiting or me?

I crashed before the birth of Christ
Pterodactyls swarming
You died in 1989, want to get back
To that morning in May
Keep you in bed, never escape
Holding you close, oh oh oh oh
Listen to you breathe the evening glow of fading light
And cooling space

Like motor oil down my throat, I couldn’t speak,
I dropped the phone
The burning flares, the steam, your hair, bits of glass,
They sparkled everywhere
Like winter nights, the starts, the ice, all intertwined
To hold and keep
like petals pressed in sheets making love to moonlight
In our sleep
And now above the pits of tar, in a cave I hide
that massive, screaming thing with wings of reaper’s cloth, It’s standing just outside
I must get to my machine, I will bring you back to life
fix your ruined lungs, I’ll undo what time has done

I crashed before the birth of Christ
Pterodactyls swarming
You died in 1989, want to get back
To that morning in May
Keep you in bed, never escape
Holding you close, oh oh oh oh
Listen to you breathe the evening glow of fading light
And cooling space

I carve your sweet name into the cave,
I’m sure to die
All my strife has been in vain, the glaciers come
And wash my words away

I crashed before the birth of Christ
Pterodactyls swarming
You died in 1989, want to get back
To that morning in May
Keep you in bed, never escape
Holding you close, oh oh oh oh
Listen to you breathe the evening glow of fading light
And cooling space

Song 2 : Save Our City Lyrics

Mr. Mayor, the mission burns
the zombies are marching, they close on the square
Families are cold, look down at their souls
huddled in camps on the marble steps of City Hall
Faith in their God, that’s all they’ve got
Across the room, beyond the pane
the whole world is churning, bleeding and burning
hailstorms and ash
the moon is as blood
over the soldiers who sag in the mud

[CHORUS]
Save our city
keep our souls, Lord
through the rapture
of this world

Little boy, I’m just a man
a mere civil servant, against this tyrant God
I’ve allied with our King, salvation he brings
protecting the city against all the troops Heaven sent
but the dead walk again, this is the end
Oh I’m just a man, my time has come
Long live King Simius, may he deliver us
from this nightmare
and with a blast like the sun
his lips are unwrapped from the barrel of his gun

[CHORUS]

Fought and fell for our great king
we burned alive and boiled
the dragon, red and wrathful, calls
we rise and march once more
cursed in death, we starve for flesh
our skin is cooked and curled
we’ll eat our kin and smash them in
in Hell, we’ll grind their bones

[CHORUS]

Save our city
(Fought and fell for our great king)
Keep our souls, Lord God
(We burned alive and boiled)
Through (the mayor’s ruined head, the boy steps through the window) the rapture
(The dragon, red and wrathful calls)
of this world. (and cries out from the ledge to the people below.)
(We rise and march once more.)

Save our city (There’s a time to pray and there’s a time to fight)
(Cursed in death, we starve for flesh)
Keep our souls, Lord God (Anything can be a weapon if you’re holding it right)
(Our skin is cooked and curled)
Through the rapture (Defend what is yours, they will not take our souls)
(We’ll eat our kin and smash them in)
and so we (it’s time now to) rise and fight!

Save our city!
Keep our souls, Lord!
Rise now and fight!

Song 3 :  Pt. 2: Tonight’s The Night Lyrics

Oh baby, baby, how I lost my mind
Time is quite the killer when you’re left behind
The airbag held you ’til the engine slept
At home your pillow cooled while the willows wept

[CHORUS]
They come and go, love (Come and go, but they, but they)
But they’re all the same (d-da, d-da, da da, da da)
even big bad bad boys get scared at night
it keeps them safe (at home baby)
I’m gonna throw this rock down (gonna throw it down, let it roll)
Tonight’s the night (tonight)
I’m gonna go out, fire it up, honey (I’m gonna lose’em when I)
Gonna turn back time

Remember in the summer when I held your hand
on the southern shore, finding fossils in the sand
Oh, baby maybe someday you will find me
on that beach beside you again

[CHORUS]

Here we go!

[CHORUS]

I’m gonna save your life

Song 4 : Pt. 3: The Lamb and The Dragon

So rapid the raptors, as coursers they came
all the scratching and screaming, I barely escaped
while the fuel cells they drained far too fast, I am dragged
like worms on a hook through the hole to the blackness beyond
at the end of days, where the world bleeds and burns

The sun is black as sackcloth made of hair
the stars have fallen to the Earth, mountains tearing from the ground
look at these people hiding from the red raindrops
while earthquakes shake the broken timber of this burning town
There’s poison in the water, the ocean’s blood that’s turned to slime and gotten hard
All the fish and whales are corpes on the scab
in the darkness soldiers gnaw their tongues in pain, you see
so help me God, at the end of time they’re screaming on their knees
oh let them die! oh let them die!

[CHORUS:]
“The wrath of the Lamb!” the martyrs cry
“break the seven seals, let the horsemen ride!”
The soldiers bear the royal crest and scream into the sky
“He will come He will come! the Dragon’s on the rise!”

“The King survived though his throat was cut, they say he’s the chosen one
He leads our men from Babylon, the rebellion’s worldly son
Against the Tyrant, we have joined with him as soldiers”
He tells me this while he shakes a bit – he’s staring at his gun
The painful stings of flying things have worn away his flesh and popped his eyes
At the blackness, he lashes out and cries:
“You cowards and your wrathful God will see what power means
when the Dragon comes, His will be done, in the fires you’ll be cleaned
Oh let him rise!
Oh let him rise!”

[CHORUS]

I watched these people fall
the dragon shrieks and burns it all
I flip the circuits on, I’ve got dragons of my own
The portal glows and my machine’s destroyed

“The Traveler has saved their souls from the Destroyer of Worlds
Then why does his heart still scream? Rise and speak”
I couldn’t save her, I know she will die
But please, if I could only tell her goodbye
All I want is just one more day
that morning in May…

I’ve fought reptilian monsters
I’ve crossed a bloody sea
just to meet you here
and now i’m coming home, my dear
the light is warm, outside at dawn
the garden has no weeds, no grave beneath the tree
through the silent house, my love after all
curled up in a ball, there you are

Song 5 : Pt. 4: Morning In May

 Your sock’s on the wood floor
the moment I’d hoped for
I’m terrified to think you might be real
I curl up behind you
fit my body to yours like a shell
I smell your hair, oh love, I can’t believe you
I squeeze you to make sure you’re really here and I’m overwhelmed

[CHORUS:]
I’ve been waiting for so long
To touch you and sleep in your eyes
and now as my heart’s beating so hard
I hold on and keep you at home in my arms

They tried to console me
but you’re all the consolation I ever needed
years of smelling the clothes you left behind
The photographs that seemed so far away
I don’t need them now
you turn to me alive, awake, and blinking, baby
“Back so soon?” you ask, but I smile ’cause I never left at all

[CHORUS]

You check the clock, it’s time to go
You grab your keys and you’re out the door
I step outside and you’re waving goodbye
It’s all happening again like before
as you’re starting the car and I’m tearing inside
I knock on your window, you stop just in time
Around to the other side
I say, “Baby, I thought I’d come along for the ride.”

I’ve been waiting for so long
(Time slows, and I take your hand)
to touch you and sleep in your eyes
(I hold you as we lose control)
Together our hearts beating so hard
Hold on, baby, we’re almost home

Song of the Day “Please” Ludo

It’s time for a Ludo week. Ludo is one of my favorite bands and they are from St. Louis. They have the most incredible and entertaining live shows I have ever seen and if you get the chance go see them.

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