John Topley Music

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“Your A.I. Knows My Face (But It Doesn’t Know Me)” Single Available Now

1. Your A.I. Knows My Face (But It Doesn’t Know Me)

2. Your A.I. Knows My Face (But It Doesn’t Know Me) (Alternative Mix)

3. Your A.I. Knows My Face (But It Doesn’t Know Me) (Instrumental)

Lyrics

(Hey Siri!)
(Alexa!)
(OK Google!)

I gave you all my secrets
posted them online
Completed my profile
you said it was fine
I wanted you to like me
the way that I liked you
Thumbs up, a smiling face
isn’t that what you do?

You showed me adverts that
follow me everywhere
You tracked me in my home
back then I didn’t care
We had an understanding
at least I thought we had
I’d use all your stuff for free
you’d show me some ads

Your cameras on my face
they’re what I can see
All over the place
I’d rather not be
On your database
I just wanna be free
Your A.I. knows my face
but it doesn’t know me

Your A.I. knows my face
but it doesn’t know me

Your A.I. knows my face
but it doesn’t know me

Then I learned you sold me
my data your whore
Harvested my entire life
all within the law
Your privacy settings
updated once more
With new confusing options
for me to ignore

I bought your new smart speaker
had fun for a time
Playing my music library
doing things online
It hears everything I say
tells me the weather
Always on listening device
stores it forever

Your cameras on my face
they’re what I can see
All over the place
I’d rather not be
On your database
I just wanna be free
Your A.I. knows my face
but it doesn’t know me

Your A.I. knows my face
but it doesn’t know me

Your A.I. knows my face
but it doesn’t know me

(OK Google!)
(Hey Siri!)

I let your spy in my home
convenience is king
My personal privacy
doesn’t mean a thing
Too busy with @mentions
only having fun
I wish I’d paid attention
to see what I’d done

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A digital fingerprint
all over the Net
Big government, big data
Nineteen Eighty-Four
always on and connected
through gadgets galore

Your cameras on my face
they’re what I can see
All over the place
I’d rather not be
On your database
I just wanna be free
Your A.I. knows my face
but it doesn’t know me

Your cameras on my face
they’re what I can see
All over the place
I’d rather not be
On your database
I just wanna be free
Your A.I. knows my face
but it doesn’t know me

Your A.I. knows my face
but it doesn’t know me

Your A.I. knows my face
but it doesn’t know me

Your A.I. knows my face
but it doesn’t know me

Your A.I. knows my face
but it doesn’t know me

It doesn’t know
I didn’t know

About The Single

A song that started with a groove on the Synthstrom Deluge. I already had the title noted down and had to make sense of it. This is the first song I’ve recorded that features my vocals, albeit vocoded. The verse vocals are provided by Google WaveNet. I liked the irony of using A.I. generated voices to critique A.I.

Thanks to C. Dadswell for the cover art and to @talltalememory for permission to use the face image.

Equipment Used

Synthstrom Deluge, Korg Volca Keys, Roland JU-06, Roland VP-03, PreSonus AudioBox iTwo and Cockos REAPER.

Released 31 July 2020

“Your A.I. Knows My Face (But It Doesn’t Know Me)” Single Available Now