Making Sounds

  • Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Album: 50/90 2017
  • Track: 25
  • Year: 2017
  • Title: Making Sounds
  • Album Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Poet: S.W. Black
  • Genre: crapcapella

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I have twenty minutes
of untapped potential
recorded but
not processed!

Twenty minutes of songs!
Twenty minutes of songs, I guess!
Perhaps maybe more, but maybe less.
I think this could be a song!

But, maybe
this just talk-talk.
Maybe this is just talk.

Sometimes I use that recorder
to record my talk, I do.
And sometimes I use that recorder
when I’m singing about shoes.

Sometimes I sing and sometimes I talk.
And sometimes I sing about when I talk.
And sometimes I talk about when I sing.
And sometimes I get mixed up.

So, I think perhaps you should go
and sing more songs about the things
you emit from from your mouth.
Emit from your mouth!

And maybe it’s songs and
maybe it’s talk!
Sometimes I sing and sometimes I talk.
And sometimes I make a strange, odd sounds.

And sometimes I make really
really odd animal sounds.
But only animal sounds because humans are animals.
That is why any sound I make is implicitly an animal sound.

And sometimes I record my animal sounds.
Sometimes I record my animal sounds!
So now what kind of animal sounds will I make?
What kind of animal sounds will I make?

I can honk, honk, honk!
I can bow-wow-wow!
I can wibble, wibble, wobble and
wibble-wobble how! Hey!

I think that’s an animal sound.
Because you know I’m an animal!
I sing like an animal!
And I dance like an animal.

How do you know if you’re
in love with an animal?
How do you know if
you’re in love with a machine?

Do they sing and do they talk
and do they make their animal sounds?
Or do they just putter putt-putt, beep beep cluck.
What kind of sounds does your love-love make?

What kind of sounds do they make when they say
“Hello! Hello.
I love you, you know.
Hello! Hello. I love you.”

If they’re a human they make a human sound.
If they’re a machine they make a machine sound!
But the machines are getting better.
Those machines are getting better.

And now, they can make human, human-animal sounds!
So you don’t really know, do you?
You don’t really know
what the human will do.

Is that a human at all?
Is that a human at all?
Maybe it’s a machine!
Making the human-animal sounds.

Yes, maybe that’s a machine
that’s proclaiming love to you.
Do you love it, too?
You can love things, yes, I am sure.

But can machines love, of that we’re not sure.
Maybe, maybe but they don’t have the squishy bits.
If emotions need the squishy bits
then they can’t do it, not quite yet.

But maybe maybe they can learn to love.
Maybe, maybe they can learn to love.
So maybe when they say that they love you
they mean it as much as you mean it, too!

Maybe they love you.
Maybe it’s true.
And maybe you’ll be
together through the end.

The end when the machines destroy us all.
Or the end when we destroy the machines.
We don’t know which will turn out, yet.
We don’t know which until we see.

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