The Robot EP

by A Clever Con

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released November 21, 2009

A Clever Con is:

Mike Dietz - Vocals/Guitar

Ryan Marsa Guitar/Vocals

Robert Certo - Bass

TJ "Smash" Horner – Drums

Executive Produced by Matthew Rosen and Michael Dietz

Produced by Ryan Marsa and A Clever Con

Recorded at Mercy Sound Recording Studios, NYC

Engineered by Mike Anzel

Mixed and Mastered by Roger Arnold


Additional Recording & Engineering by Roger Arnold @ UNH Studios: Room B 


Sound Design by Ryan Marsa

Drum Technics by Josh Giunta

Additional Vocals on "Heroin(e)" by Kyrie Stern

Additional Percussion on "Little Miss Bombshell' by Owen Fitzgerald

Additional Financial Support by Elaine Marsa

CD Layout and Design by Robert B. Certo
Artwork by Matt Caputo - www.MattCapArt.com

All Music and Lyrics by Michael Dietz and Ryan Marsa
All Arrangements by A Clever Con

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Track Name: Work Related Stress
Kill me poetically
I like to live my life vicariously
Through those with keen vision, and a knack for destruction
Shady, occasionally
Dress me up, I’m in a movie scene
I’ll pose with no question
Render me undercover
A lasting impression of me
I locked it up and threw away the key
To live with no patience, is a lack of concentration

And it’s the start of the season
We’re looking for good news
Wouldn’t you know
Can’t take this cabinet culture
I’m looking for good news
Wouldn't you know

Poison me carefully
How can we take life to seriously
When all this is over, we’re six-feet beneath the ground
Crashing waves constantly
A monumental catastrophe

I live for destruction, yet I’m so apathetic
Time to leave secretly
Slavery has got its hold on me
I’m ready to move on, to a modest and respectfully place
And it’s the start of the season
We’re looking for good news
Wouldn't you know
Can’t take this cabinet culture
I’m looking for good news
Wouldn't you know

No, I’m no Jesus
They keep on telling me, “Calm Down” and “Just wait it out”
These chains just keep us from doing what we were meant for
Just wait it out
Kill me poetically
I like to live my life vicariously
Through those
with keen vision, and a knack for destruction
Track Name: 60 Amp Disconnect
I remember, the way it used to be
It was easier to identify the things we’ve done
City failure, Move closer to my degree
Breath in and out the embers, of this tide

No way out
This is us, this is who we’re gonna be
No way out

Communication: This is what we need from you
Strong in numbers, Not blending in the scenery is casting us out
We’re the new age meme, We’ll adapt to crowds and scenes
With less confusion, Not blending in the scenery is casting us out

I surrender quite, calm and free
It’s a past time to recognize, the things we've done
I’ll dismember, this life I tried to lead
Breath in and out the embers, of this tide

No way out
This is us, this is who we’re gonna be
No way out

Communication: This is what we need from you
Strong in numbers, Not blending in the scenery is casting us out
We’re the new age meme, We’ll adapt to crowds and scenes
With less confusion, Not blending in the scenery is casting us out

No way out

I believe in the solitude
I quiet voice is my best defense
With a tear, I’m ready to go
Drink fierce with the world
Crumble, and blow away
Track Name: Heroin(e)
There something in the way that she moves that says she’s needed me
A product of addiction, illuminating society
Well her love runs deeper than a canyon, it’s my specialty
Anger’s pouring out and it’s filling out the salty sea

Did I really think it’s over
These four onerous walls, they consumed my life
Did I really think she’s sober
Well, if you asked me to, I'd never leave you
Well, if you asked me to, I'd never leave you

Am I making myself clear
Am I making myself clear

Something in the sound of your voice that tells the whole story
All lit up, it’s a force that follows me
Looking at the bottom of a dark and lonely sea
Hooked, line, I think she’s tied, and wants to be free

Did I really think it’s over
Well, these four onerous walls, they consumed my life
Did I really think she’s sober
Well, if you asked me to, I’d never leave you
Well, if you asked me to, I’d never leave you

Clever is the way we’ll be
Heroic battles. Finder’s fee
Dollar signs and empty lines
A pocket filled with sanity

Oh, she’s beautiful
Oh, she’s beautiful

Giving up and living free
We’ll find a way to paint the sea
Corrosive lies, so check your eyes
Goals don’t bend with injury

Seduction is your heroin
The hero saves the heart within
Filling blanks and crooked pranks
Don’t start again, you’ll never win

Oh she’s beautiful
Oh she’s beautiful
Oh she’s beautiful
Oh she’s beautiful

Did I really think it’s over
Well, these four onerous walls, they consumed my life
Did I really think she’s sober
Well, if you asked me to, I’d never leave you
Well, if you asked me to, I’d never leave you
Track Name: Able Danger
Go ahead: Put another chip in your hand
R.F.I.D.N.A. - The way, they’d love to make you a slave
Ask again: Why is it that lucky numbers fall without a crash
The mission: Ask the Commission, as they dance on shallow graves.

Whoa, rockets and heroes will roll
Foes, praying on innocent souls
And you’re a dragon in disguise
with six heads, tearing up our skies

Just know that stories will die
Questions like, “What if I, What if I?”
Bow to the All-Seeing Blind Eye
Taking that one last swan dive.

They radioed for help,
but the survivors are all dead
It’s a menial excuse,
we’re on pursuit to find the rest

Is there anybody out there
Is there anybody
(Why don’t you know)

Just know that stories will die
Questions like, “What if I, What if I?”
Bow to the All-Seeing Blind Eye
Taking that one last swan dive.
Track Name: Little Miss Bombshell
Why should I care about The Universe when verses are so empty
Take the time to figure out the mess inside, without a doubt
I wish I knew what I was thinking when I thought that I could save you
You push me up against the wall, I never really thought it was my fault

It’s so sad how the swelling of your heart,
can predict the end... the end

Where were you when we fought this war
It was late July when the ammo was stored
Raise the flag, ‘cause tonight I’ll ship you out
You left me to die when the cavalry arrived

If you didn't retreat then hell, I’d be alive
I’m not too fond of cowards and spies
In action, I’m missing the cause of your lies

Little Miss Bombshell went to the market
To pick up her courage in weight
To Hell she was drafted
Well, Little Miss Train Wreck came back from rehab
To put back her pieces and save, all that she had had…