Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 2
The Flaming Lips Lyrics


Her name is Yoshimi - she's a black belt in karate
Working for the city - she has to discipline her body -
Cause she knows that it's demanding to defeat these
Evil machines - I know she can beat them -
Oh Yoshimi
They don't believe me
But you won't let those
Robots defeat me
Oh Yoshimi
They don't believe me
But you won't let those
Robots eat me
Those evil natured robots - they're programmed to
Destroy us - She's gotta be strong to fight them -
So she's taking lots of vitamins - cause she knows that
It'd be tragic if those evil robots win - I know
She can beat them

Writer(s): Wayne Coyne, Dave Fridmann, Michael Ivins, Steven Drozd Copyright: Emi Blackwood Music Inc., Lovely Sorts Of Death Music

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RobotYoshimis

Arguably the most genius track on the album despite being considered the worst.

The song is supposed to be an instrumental envisioning of Yoshimi fighting all the robots. All the effects and sounds are just a musical translation to what is going on in the story. Part 1 was the preparation for the fight through lyrical detail, and Part 2 is the battle underway told through a rough instrumental/effect-heavy jam.

Very well played, Lips. Very well played.

BloodEagle

This is my favorite album of theirs. People are crazy.

Christopher Noia

I’m a huge fan of this album but I’ve never really looked into the reception of fans about it, probably because I only started listening to the flaming lips’s albums in 2016. I always loved this track and feel like it fits so well into the album. Didn’t know that fans thought it was the worst of the record. Also, you’re interpretation makes a ton of sense. This is one of the few big bands today that doesn’t just make albums to be a compilation of songs, but a complete work. I love that.

Wasim Mustafa

This is one of my favourite songs on the album!

William L.

@Gakarekis Ichison considered by ppl....things that were created by ppl

Gakarekis Ichison

RobotYoshimis I understand. The thing is- whenever anything is “considered” anything, it is done so by ppl. And ppl- for the most part, across the board- are idiots. That being said- I’m definitely w you on this one. And what balls some folks have. If they are even going to listen to an album this good (because it’s TRUE, because it’s actual ART, because it’s another human being’s heart and soul but cleverly and beautifully expressed through a VISION), and pick a “worst song” then they have missed the point. And couldn’t get it even if told, probably. Though, I’m sure all these folks can make such hubris-hued reviews. I bet THEIR albums that they wrote and performed are WAY better. 😆. Rock on, dude. Rock on, Lips. Rock on!

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Zoomy

Am I only one who actually likes the screams? They don't hurt my ears and I feel like they add a bit of an effect to the music.

Witt King

The screams are the best. And bells.

Merging Marky

Totally

William L.

that is actually in real life a girl named Yoshimi.....Yoshimi Pi

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