Eternal Novice (phillip2637) wrote,
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Seems Like A Long Time

...since I came up with a draft of lyrics that were silly enough to post.

Watching One Another
  - Phil Mills, February 2009

I saw his flying saucer light suburban skies last night,
Watched him land and cloak it as a common garden shed,
Nodded while he stretched and changed into my next-door neighbor.
It's just as I suspected, so I settled into bed.

The news said, down on Main Street, one young woman lost control.
People saw her turn bright blue and flow like molten rock,
Just one more reversion added to a growing number.
The gang around the water cooler showed no trace of shock.

Chorus:	Under that plump, pink disguise
	You may be green, with eight red eyes,
	Look, in fact, exactly like my brother.
	We're aliens all watching one another,
	Living in these artificial shapes,
	Mimicking those few we think are apes.

If you misunderstood the document'ry called "3rd Rock",
Found the body snatchers or V's lizards insincere,
If you doubt the jellyfish who plays nightclub piano,
Maybe you've gone native and forgot why you are here.

[Chorus]

Been on Earth awhile myself, sometimes it slips my mind,
Once I had a mission and a secret to protect.
Sure I'm bored, but then I think, for some, life's so much rougher:
That one in seven billion that the rest want to dissect.

[Chorus]

	We're aliens all watching one another,
	Living in these artificial shapes,
	Mimicking those few we think are apes.

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