Autonomous may surprise you. Pleasantly we hope. Each song is unique and it is intended to be that way. Dead Shot Robot is an artistic group formed by Dan Renquest and it is his vision to break the molds back to a simpler time before corporate radio. Influences such as Led Zeppelin whom embodied the freely creative musical spirit which bred songs like Cashmere have had a major influence on the mindset of the project. Free from the constraints of the corporate world D.S.R. brings a different take to Alternative Rock. Here are brief notes from Dan Renquest on his songs... The opening track "falling" used to be a part of Dr. K on earlier versions of the track that I handed out privately years ago. Sometimes we will open a live show with a bigger version of "falling" to grab some attention at the gig. The second track "Trust" is about the rage of emotions that can be evoked when trust is broken. It is about standing up for your self and calling people out on their B.S. Winter at War is semi-autobiographical. The powerful feelings of being severed from someone you love to perform ones "duty" and the painful scars that war leaves on families of both sides are represented throughout the song. Complicated is a personal song written about the exact person described. Leave your pressures, your rules and your grabby hands off simple girls. I love them just the way they are; untainted by the world. Roxy's Tears is a dark place you can "let your self" get to when you feel trapped by a Complicated world. I say "let your self" because I got through some pain too. It just took some time and separation from the point of pain. Roxy took it too far. "Pictures" was based on a real person close to me. I walked in her room and it was covered with pop-art. She is very cool but I never dated her as the song may lead you to believe. Her sister though... Adrenaline is a fun song. It's about 10 years old and was recorded several times before with the different bands I was in. I finally met up with just the right group of guys and rearranged it a bit to make it kick. I can see your head bouncing ; ) Dr. K will remain an anonymous doctor but I believe in the humanity of his work. Top of the world is my favorite song on the album and cameos my favorite girl. Race Car is pure fantasy but wouldn't that be cool?! Live Long! Raise a glass and here's to ya! Half a Smile. Autobiographical. I love Nirvana but I always catch flak for that line. The lyric is based off of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit; a Milano, an albino, a mosquito, my libido, yah." I believe in imagery but that line does nothing for me as a poet. Average Intel is an ode to getting older and feeling anonymous as well as fighting off the feelings of self pity that can creep in. Acoustic Roxy was just playing around in the studio with my friend Bobby and his beautiful Taylor guitar.