Wow Signals

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released January 24, 2015

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Track Name: I'm Into Infinity
Like a mind expanding
every which way speeding
a horizon wide
always more beside
like a dream receding
past the blue sky thinking
to the wild blue yonder
there is no frontier
nothing final here
it’s a natural wonder

Do you comprehend
do you understand
a grain of truth
in a brain of sand
what are you into?
I’m into infinity

Like a soul inflating
endlessly proceeding
and it knows no bounds
and it’s well profound
wonder where it’s leading
it’s a slow explosion
constantly in motion
there is always more
no elusive shore
for this big black ocean

Do you understand
do you comprehend
it just won’t quit
and it just won’t end
what are you into?
I’m into infinity
Track Name: What Two And Two Is For
Because the world is round
it flattens to deceive
you can’t escape
it will not change its shape
despite what you believe
two and two is five
if you wish hard enough
you’ll make it fit
if you squeeze it just a bit
and no one calls your bluff

Wish I could find a new equation
which would persuade for your persuasion
knowledge is sacred
truth is beauty
and the world’s so beautiful
And life is hard enough
so one and one is two
and that’s what two and two is for

You’re infinite as pi
and definite as cake
you’re mister crystal clear
not mister mystic and opaque

There is no blasphemy, no treason
no losing faith, just gaining reason
letting it all add up
and it adds up to something beautiful
And life is hard enough
so one and one is two
and that’s what two and two is for
Track Name: Double Helix
There’s a hear tbeat handed down
the echo of an ancient sound
a former state reverberates around
something twisted in the gloop
it tangled up into a loop
it made itself cascade itself and group
now waiter there’s something in the soup

See you and me a double helix inter twined
see you and I we make a spiral back through time

It falls it spins in changes shape
just one percent and you’re an ape
it makes you think it makes a link to landscape
inanimate to animate
to animal we incarnate
from primal up to primate up to date
we’ve had relations but can we still relate?

See you and me a double helix inter twined
see you and I we make a spiral all through time

Your heart, your soul, your pretty face
are coded in its coiled embrace
don’t let it go, don’t let it go to waste
a helter skelter spiral ride
a twist a turn the strands are tied
the particles collide the cells divide
and this is how death can be defied

See you and me a double helix inter twined
see you and I we make a spiral on through time
Track Name: You Shaped Space
I was incomplete like I was half destroyed
looked inside and found a you shaped void
something missing that I could not place
looked around and found a you shaped space

You and I
we dance like constellations rolling through the sky
close enough no doubt
but we’re light years out
just passers by

I was incomplete I had a hollow soul
looked inside and found a you shaped hole
the jigsaw pieces wouldn’t overlap
looked around and found a you shaped gap

You and me
we dance like drifting continents around the sea
but when we collide
there’s an ear thquake tidal tsunami

Me and you
we dance like fleeting moments always falling through
in a spiral mass
down the hourglass
long overdue
Track Name: Spaceships And Stuff
Spaceships and stuff
spaceships and stuff
no I just can’t get enough
spaceships and stuff
spaceships and stuff
no I just can’t get enough

Galaxies in the porthole
black holes in the rear view mirror
strike a heroic pose
and jump to light speed

Aliens and whatnot
aliens and whatnot
beep beep robot!
sci-fi and all that
sci-fi and all that
look out you space cats
time machines and so forth
time machines and so forth
boldly we go forth
ufos etc
ufos etc
don’t let ‘em getcha

Nebulas on the viewscreen
cocktails on the bridge
check my hair
tell the crew to prepare
for light speed

Mirror - signal - manoeuvre!

Spaceships and stuff
spaceships and stuff
no I just can’t get enough
spaceships and stuff
spaceships and stuff
no I just can’t get enough

Zero gravity disco
hot tub hologram
the bang was big
the nova was super
and the time warped
Track Name: We Are Not Alone
Ah - ET
ah - phone home
ah - make a connection
you are not alone

You’re making a list of opportunities missed
and times when I fell short
you’re keeping a score of every character flaw
and here is my report
it was me in the taxi
it was me at the end of the phone
it was me at three in the morning
saying you’re not alone

When you lied when you cried
when your guinea pig died
when your fingers got trapped in a door
when you fell and got hurt
when your face hit the dirt
and you just couldn’t take any more
you were not alone

If that’s not enough just remember that stuff
is woven up with string
you got intimate ties with all the infinite skies
you’re part of everything
we are made of the same stuff
that’s what the boffins have shown
we are notes in a song called existence
and we’re not alone
Track Name: The Day The Words Ran Out
It was the day the words ran out
it was the day they went and left me
it had to be like moving mountains with a song
but I just stood there open mouthed in silence
and it all went wrong

Most of the time I rhyme and scan
and I’ve been recording since records began
but I couldn’t capture such a feeling - no one can
and even when I wrote ‘em down
they fell around
and wouldn’t go to plan

It was the day the words ran out
it was the day I first set eyes on you
it was the day that everything turned inside out
and when your hear t is on the outside
there had better be no doubt

There are promises that can’t be broken
there are some words never meant to be spoken
Track Name: Betelgeuse
Betelgeuse
on Orion’s shoulder
mysterieuse
in sullen silent smoulder

She’s biding her time
she’s building up steam
she’s awaiting the day
she can go to extremes

Because she’s ripe and she’s rude
and her aura is skewed
she’s at a different order of magnitude
you know she varies, she’s scary
she drinks bloody marys
so who’s gonna light up the fuse
under Betelgeuse?

B-b-b Betelgeuse
yesterday she glowed
b-b-b Betelgeuse
today she might explode

She’s swelling right up
she’s ready to burst
she’s awaiting the day
she can give us her worst

Because she’s big and she’s bold
she won’t do as she’s told
she’s on a different scale
she’s a sight to behold
you know she varies, she’s scary
she’s probably hairy
so who’s gonna light up the fuse
under Betelgeuse?

She got nothing to lose
Track Name: Three Erotic Dreams
Well
in my bed
and in her place
I saw your head and I saw your face
then I awoke
it was a cliché movie joke

If it was once
it would be nice
but you’d ask questions if it was twice
and now I got the hat trick
you have to say it’s verging on the psychiatric

Now it seems
I’ve had three erotic dreams about you
I know it’s creepy
now it seems
I’ve had three erotic dreams
in three exotic scenes
wonder what it means
about you, you, you, you, you

The second time
was more surreal
though it’s embarrassing to reveal
you were floating in the air
but you were floating in your underwear
and eating oysters

Now it seems
I’ve had three erotic dreams about you
I hardly know you

Now it seems
I’ve had three erotic dreams about you
dunno if I even like you
now it seems
I’ve had three erotic dreams
with distinctly adult themes
wonder what it means
about you, you, you

Don’t tell your husband

As for the third
well
I mean
even though it was just a dream
it went to several areas
of vice
it was vicarious
the vicar thought it was hilarious

Now it seems
I’ve had three erotic dreams about you
that’s three recurring
now it seems
I’ve had three erotic dreams about you
something must be stirring
now it seems
I’ve had three erotic dreams
with distinctly adult themes
wonder what it means
about you, you, you

A-whoo-whoo-whoo!
Track Name: The Wow Signal
Ships that pass in the night
with an ocean inbetween
looking for the light
just a sight of a lighthouse beam
now I’m listening out
for someone listening in
but I’m starting to doubt
am I whistling in the wind?

Where’s the wow signal?
I’m sure the wow signal will come anytime now
signalling something
anything
nothing yet but silence

It’s all falling apart
see how it runs away
now we’re clutching at straws
at the edge of the milkshake way
all our atoms cling
like lovers hiding out
and the chaos outside
is a storm they’re riding out


Where’s the wow signal?
I’m sure the wow signal will come anytime now
signalling something
anything
nothing yet but science

Zero, zero, zero,
zero, zero, zero, zero
6 E Q U J 5 - wow!

Groping in the dark
waiting for a sign
hoping for a spark
and a universe benign
hope that someone calls
and shifts my paradigm
before the darkness falls
forever till the end of time

Where’s the wow signal?
I’m sure the wow signal will come anytime now
signalling something
anything
nothing yet but silence