Todays Candy: Styx "Mr. Roboto"


If yo're 25 years or younger, you might not have ever heard of Styx.  Styx?  Who the the hell are they?  Oh, only Dennis De Young, Tommy Shaw and a band of serious bad ass musicians and songwriters that will totally blow you away.  "Mr. Roboto" was probably one of their biggest hits.  

I discovered the band after a tenant in the one extra room my family rented in Pennsylvania vacated on super short notice...left a bunch of trash and a bunch of Styx records (yes vinyl).  My mom put them in the trash (which I salvaged).  I knew there was something epic if those pieces of vinyl.

And I was right.  Pick up Styx "Greatest Hits" and thank me later.  Amazing best pop music that is so freakin musical...I want to hear the 2012 version of Styx.  Any suggestions?  

I'm Kilroy...Kilroy...Kilroy....!

Styx - "Mr Roboto" lyrics

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto Mata o hima de

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto Himitsu wo shiri tai, 

You're wondering who I am, (Secret secret, I've got a secret) Machine or mannequin, (Secret secret, I've got a secret) With parts made in Japan, (Secret secret, I've got a secret) I am the modern man, 

I've got a secret I've been hiding under my skin, My heart is human, my blood is boiling, my brain IBM, So if you see me acting strangely, don't be surprised, I'm just a man who needed someone and somewhere to hide, To keep me alive, just keep me alive, Somewhere to hide to keep me alive, 

I'm not a robot without emotions, I'm not what you see, I've come to help you with your problems so we can be free, I'm not a hero, I'm not a savior, forget what you know, I'm just a man who's circumstances went beyond his control, Beyond my control, We all need control, I need control, We all need control, I am the modern man, (Secret secret, I've got a secret) Who hides behind a mask, (Secret secret, I've got a secret) So no one else can see, (Secret secret, I've got a secret) My true identity, 

Domo arigato, Mr, Roboto, Domo, Domo, Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, 

Domo, Domo, Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto, Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto, Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto, Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto, (Thank you very much oh Mr. Roboto For doing the jobs that nobody wants to) Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto, (And thank you very much oh Mr. Roboto, For helping me escape just when I needed to) Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto, (Thank you thank you thank you) Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto, (I wanna thank you) Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto, (Please thank you) 

The problem's plain to see, Too much technology, Machines to save our lives, Machines de-humanize, 
The time has come at last, (Secret secret, I've got a secret) To throw away this mask, (Secret secret, I've got a secret) Now everyone can see, (Secret secret, I've got a secret) My true identity, 

I'm Kilroy! Kilroy! Kilroy! Kilroy...