In The Boiler Room

  • Artist: Mr. Beany's Bitty Band
  • Album: 50/90 2017
  • Track: 19
  • Year: 2017
  • Title: In The Boiler Room
  • Album Artist: Mr. Beany's Bitty Band
  • Poet: S.W. Black
  • Genre: crapcapella

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Liner Notes

I had an unrelated kitchen timer go off while I was finishing this song. I thought about working it in to the song, but it didn't work. I tried cutting it back, but found it wasn't satisfying without a little copy/paste from earlier in the song. I'm happy with how it turned out.

If we have machines self-aware enough to recognize that they are a poor imitation of humans that fall in love with them, can we fault them when they make a poor imitation of themselves to fall in love with?

Lyrics

Down in the boiler room, the boiler room.
What did I see there?
Down in the boiler room!

I thought I saw a machine
saying "Hi" to his sweet-pea.
I thought I saw a machine
giving a "squeeze" to his sweet, sweet-pea.

In the boiler room, the boiler room
it was, oh, very steamy.
In the boiler room, in the boiler room
I did not know they had that interface!

In the boiler room I saw it all
I saw them "complete the circuit"!
In the boiler room, in the boiler room
I saw them screw it tight,
with the nut and the bolt so tight.
It was steamy, oh, so steamy
in the boiler room, in the boiler room.

I liked to go there!
before I ran in to the that incident
I liked to go there
and perhaps get "steamy" by myself!

But that day, that day
when I saw that machine
making it.
That day, that day
when that machine made his love
out of wood and twine and love
and "completed the circuit"
in the boiler room.

I did not know
what I was seeing, at first.
I did not know
what to make of the horrible wrenching sounds.

But in the boiler room, in the boiler room
I saw something be born.
A great love had been sworn.
And now they would live happily
in the boiler room, in the boiler room.

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