Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

People think I’m paranoid because I write pseudonymously and my Cell Phone In Box is full and I screen calls on my land line. My Answering Machine message is- “The number you have reached, (###) ###-#### is not in service at this time. Please check the number and dial again. Beeeep.” I feel I’m perfectly rational. I don’t want to be bugged by dopey spam.

Occasionally some sneaks through, but not nearly the amount I see other people experience.

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto Mata o hima de,
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto Himitsu wo shiri tai,

You’re wondering who I am,
Machine or mannequin,
With parts made in Japan,
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,
Who hides behind a mask,
So no one else can see,
My true identity,

The problem’s plain to see,
Too much technology,
Machines to save our lives,
Machines de-humanize,

The time has come at last,
To throw away this mask,
Now everyone can see,
My true identity.

Thank you very much Mr. Roboto for doing the jobs that nobody wants to. And thank you very much Mr. Roboto for helping me escape just when I needed to.