Westworld

Westworld is another song we cut at Dutch Oven that got left off of the proper album. I think we realized that we had nailed it and weren’t about to lay it down any better. If I remember correctly, the original idea was to combine the best tracks from the two separate sessions, but we erred on the side of continuity and this live performance favorite got left behind.

Of course the song is about Dick Cheney actually being an evil robot (I know, and water is wet). “The floating head of Nixon” refers to Matt Groening’s series Futurama, which often featured just such an aberration.
There is a country—underneath where you stand
There is a leader—maybe half of a man
They say he’s a robot—but you really can’t tell
His soul’s been backordered—to be FedExed from hell

Parts wear out
He hides out
He hides out until his parts come in

He’s bionic, animatronic
Just like Lincoln—in his Orange County bedroom

He hasn’t been seen—around Georgetown of late
There’s no gin in his tonic—there’s no steak on his plate
He only loves oil—straight up from Kuwait
You know he likes it crude—because he can’t 40 weight

Parts wear out
He hides out
He hides out until his parts come in

He’s bionic, animatronic
Just like Nixon—like the floating head of Nixon

recorded by The Drogues, released on The Bay Bridged, Episode 20

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