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Robot
Can27tbetamedalbumcover
Song by Miley Cyrus
Recorded 2010
Genre Dance-pop • Electro-rock
Length 3:43
Label Hollywood
Writer Miley Cyrus • John Shanks
Producer Shanks
Track listing
Prev. track "Take Me Along"
This track Robot
Next track "My Heart Beats For Love"
"Robot" is a song by American recording artist Miley Cyrus from her third studio album Can't Be Tamed (2010).

The Dance-pop and Pop Rock song has elements of Electronic music, while the lyrics are considered more personal, and apparently said to depict Cyrus' displeasure with the Walt Disney Company who started her career and made her famous, but Cyrus' shows displeasure with the company, saying they treat her like a Robot, with lyrics such as "Stand here! Sell this! And hit your mark." And says her career was unreal.

The song recieved mixed content by critics, some appreciated the controversial and independent lyrics, but the mixed reviews were based on Cyrus' vocals, compared negavtively to Kelly Clarkson, and the production was considered generic and overdone. It was never released but is the eleventh song on the album. 

Background, Composition and ReceptionEdit

"Take Me Along" was recorded some time in 2009-2010. Written by Miley Cyrus, John Shanks and Produced by Shanks. The song is a fast-tempo Pop Rock and Dance-pop song and has elements of Electro rock and Electropop, while the lyrics discusses Cyrus' displeasure with the Walt Disney Company, who had started her career, and accuses them of treating her like a robot, and felt her life wasn't decided based on her personal views, and lyrically depics that Cyrus wants to break out of the restraints. 

The song recieved generally mixed to lukewarm critical reception, with some praise going to the lyrics, while some found it uncoventional, and some critics criticized Cyrus' vocals, comparing negatively comparing them to Kelly Clarkson, and the production was considered dull and overdone. 

LyricsEdit

Its been like this from the start,
One piece after another to make my heart
You mistake the game for being smart,
Stand here, sell this and hit your mark.
But the sound of the steel and the crush and the grind
It all screams to remind who decides my life
But in time it all dies there's nothing left inside
Just rusted metal that was never even mine

[hook]
I would scream
But I'm just this hollow shell
Waiting here, begging please,
Set me free so I can feel
Heeey

[chorus]
Stop trying to live my life for me
I need to breathe
I'm not your robot
Stop telling me I'm part of the big machine
I'm breaking free
Can't you see,
I can love, I can speak
Without somebody else operating me
You gave me eyes so now I see
I'm not your robot, I'm just me

All this time I've been misled
There was nothing but cross-wires in my head,
I've been taught to think that what I feel doesn't matter at all
So you say it's real

[hook]

[chorus]

I'm not your robot, I'm just me
I'm not your robot

[hook]

[chorus]

Stop trying to live my life for me
I need to breathe
I'm not your robot
Stop telling me I'm part of the big machine
I'm breaking free
Can't you see
I can love, I can speak
Without somebody else operating me
You gave me eyes and now I see
I'm not your robot, I'm just me

 
Its been like this from the start,

One piece after another to make my heart You mistake the game for being smart, Stand here, sell this and hit your mark. But the sound of the steel and the crush and the grind It all screams to remind who decides my life But in time it all dies there's nothing left inside Just rusted metal that was never even mine

[hook] I would scream But I'm just this hollow shell Waiting here, begging please, Set me free so I can feel Heeey

[chorus] Stop trying to live my life for me I need to breathe I'm not your robot Stop telling me I'm part of the big machine I'm breaking free Can't you see, I can love, I can speak Without somebody else operating me You gave me eyes so now I see I'm not your robot, I'm just me

All this time I've been misled There was nothing but cross-wires in my head, I've been taught to think that what I feel doesn't matter at all So you say it's real

[hook]

[chorus]

I'm not your robot, I'm just me I'm not your robot

[hook]

[chorus]

Stop trying to live my life for me I need to breathe I'm not your robot Stop telling me I'm part of the big machine I'm breaking free Can't you see I can love, I can speak Without somebody else operating me You gave me eyes and now I see I'm not your robot, I'm just me

 

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