Imposter

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This track was written and recorded for Song Fu, a songwriting challenge, in August 2012. This song answered the challenge: “Write a song about a robot all alone in a place very, very far away."- given by Ken Plume.
Read more about Song Fu here:
www.asitecalledfred.com/songfu2012/

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I feel like I have held my breath for hours
And I turn my eyes to find I'm very far away
I'll take account of all my wheels, my arm, and my tiny drill
After all my training, I'll do nothing familiar today

The guys who brought me up for this have such high expectations
And though they shouldn't, they have dared to dream that I can change it all
Thousands watch as I turn on my camera and do my first job
I feel so important and so very very small

all I can think is of the ways I'll disappoint them
I've got the team, I've got the parts, but I'm not ready for my close-up
Everybody trusts me more than I do
And I still don't feel like I've even grown up.

And I am faking it.
I'm just pretending I can do this
I am faking it
I am faking it on Mars.

They're all watching me and I don't know if I can take the next few steps
with every ticking second some of my confidence disappears
And out here it is cold and it is lonely and I am far from home
what would the hubble say if only she were here

And the worst part is not knowing what will greet me
I represent my planet but I'm really not prepared
I hope that there is time to ask for all the help I need
And I hope if I find aliens I won't act too scared

And I am faking it.
I'm just pretending I can do this
I am faking it
I am faking it on Mars.

credits

from Song Fu 2012, released December 25, 2012
Song written & performed by Angela Webber
Track produced & engineered by Aubrey Webber
Album Art Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

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The Doubleclicks Portland, Oregon

The Doubleclicks are a pair of Portland-based sisters who sing about Dungeons and Dragons, Mr. Darcy, and Dinosaurs.
The Doubleclicks' clever brand of nerdy folk music has been called "relentlessly likable" and "face-meltingly wry."
Their fans tend to be software developers, writers and their loved ones, as well as anyone who loves Star Trek, grammar, dinosaurs or video games.
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