Thirteen O'Clock

by Shatner

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1.
Everybody knows There's something lurking between us It seems that every time I see you it grows They all say of course You're the immovable object And maybe I'm the Irresistable force Everybody sees the way the air all around us is either boiling or it's starting to freeze It's obviously true That I'm an accident waiting to happen and I'm happening to you Everybody knows the score There isn't any point in evading it anymore everybody knows its right So pack your bags we leave tonight Everybody thinks That I am Dennis the Menace and maybe you can be my Minnie the Minx It's Desperate Dan You're wonder woman I'm wondering why I'm the invisible man But I'm doing what I can Everybody knows the score There isn't any point in evading it anymore everybody knows its right So pack your bags we leave tonight Everyone's agreed You're like Elizabeth Taylor and they're certain I'm the Burton you need It's plain as it can be That I'm a storm in your teacup - at least it means I'm your cup of tea Everybody knows the score There isn't any point in evading it anymore everybody knows its right So pack your bags we leave tonight Everybody's wrong And if they're totally honest deep down they really knew it all along When they all said of course You're the immovable object And maybe I'm the Irresistable force
2.
For endless moments of frustration - please dial 1 For bland and boring conversation - please dial 2 For more annoying repetition - please dial 3 For more incitement to sedition - please dial 4 Growing old but life's on hold You think you're getting through to someone then the trail goes cold Makes no difference if you shout There's a lot of it about To join the queue for satisfaction - please dial 5 To log a customer reaction - please dial 6 For something endlessly repeating please dial 7 For something truly self defeating please dial 8 Things to do, but you're in a queue You try and get to them because they're never gonna get to you Makes no difference if you scream Get me out of this dream
3.
My suit doesn't suit me My skin doesn't fit me and neither does my hair Doing my job is more than my job's worth it's a job in itself to care None of my folks Get any of my jokes My wife doesn't understand me My friends arent so friendly My relatives are relatively alien to me I looked in the mirror on Monday Guess I wasnt feeling myself I looked in the mirror on Tuesday And found I was somebody else Living someone else's life Dunno how it could be but the life I can see well it just isn't me no it just isn't me This isn't my thing It isn't my style It's really not my bag Here's a little song to ask the bloke it all belongs to if he wants it back I don't know my face It's been slowly replaced by something less appealing I've developed an aversion to this old and faded version and a sinking feeling I looked in the mirror on Wednesday a stranger looked me in the eyes I looked in the mirror on Thursday Saw someone I don't recognise living someone else's life Dunno how it could be but the life I can see well it just isn't me no it just isn't me Oh, someone else's life Dunno how it could be but the life I can see well it just isn't me no it just isn't me i don't know how it happened i don't know when it happened i don't know why it happened But I know it happened I looked in the mirror on Friday I've kind of got used to it now I looked in the mirror this weekend Will I finally learn to somehow live someone else's life?
4.
It's Time 03:43
I feel it underneath my skin The way that all my atoms spin And all my molecules and cells Begin to chime like pealing bells I feel it in the tips of all my fingers I feel it where the sun don't shine It's time. Deep inside my heart of hearts And several other body parts I feel it deep inside my bones I feel it in my pheromones I feel it when I wake up in the morning I feel it when the sun don't shine It's time I feel it deeper every day I feel it in my DNA Something fundamental screams From every fibre of my genes I feel it with the tips of all my fingers I feel it where the sun don't shine It's time.
5.
The Earth couldn’t hold Our credulous love We're searching the heavens For heaven above We ride the the space cathedral we search the skies for lost souls to teach We're here to preach On a mission and our position is missionary Titanium spires Arches of chrome Stained perspex scenes Of Utah and rome We ride the the space cathedral We search the stars for the pagan sons From distant suns On a mission and our position is missionary
6.
Weatherman 03:17
Weather man bring the sunshine out here Weather girl make the clouds disappear ‘Cos I’ve waited so long For the chance to come around Today is the day When lost love will be found Weather lad make the fog go away Weather lass bring the sun out to play ‘Cos I’ve waited too long For the world to turn my way Now my chance will be gone If you bring bad news today Now there’s a well known saying It never rains but it pours I hope it doesn’t come true When me and my love meet again In the great outdoors. Weather woman calm the wind, stop the rain Weather fella increase the romantic gain ‘Cos it doesn’t seem right That we should be apart Just because of your safe predictions And the symbols on your chart Bring the sunshine out here Make the clouds disappear Weatherman, weatherman Weatherman, weatherman
7.
Somehow Now I'm watching my life from above Somehow I'm taller Something Gave me new eyes to look through Someone someone like you You are the one The one who hollowed me out the one who made me want to shout lock me up and never let me out In case I miss a moment when you're about Somehow Now I'm more than the sum of my parts Somehow I'm better Something made me jump out of my skin Someone - and I dont want to jump back in You are the one The one who really means something the one who made me want to sing lock me out and never let me in As long as I'm around in all the circles you're moving in Somehow I was a line drawing, now I'm coloured in Somehow I'm luminous Something switched a light on that won't ever dim Someone got in You are the one The one who came and made my day the one who made me want to say lock me up and throw away the key if I should miss a moment when you're with me The one who dug into my brain The one I really can't explain Lock me up and label me insane You'll always be the one who made me think again
8.
Nude Woman 03:33
Nude woman So precious So beautiful beside me tonight A landscape of all earthly delight In my arms Nude woman So perfect I've nothing to put up in defence Resistance is so useless against All your charms You’re at the peak of evolution Your signals can’t be misconstrued There's no more fancy talk It's you and me together Now it makes sense for sensual All consensual Bare essential Nude These feelings So ancient A thousand of them swirling around This object of desire I found Here with me There's nothing in the world more natural Though some would call it rude There's no more fancy talk It's you and me together Just as your genes intended Unoffended Very splendid Nude
9.
Flying 04:27
I will love you and I will leave you In the years that still remain We'll go around the block again A few more revolutions round the setting sun We will regret what we have missed And not the things that we have done We've not begun dying I won't go quietly Over my dead body When we've made and said our piece/peace When everything is said and done We'll walk into a warm oblivion, then we're through So never wish your time away Come back to life, come out to play And never stay crying Oh no Don't you shed a tear for me Oh no Don't even get upset But never forget We're satellites about to fall We'll ride our orbital decay We'll spiral in ever decreasing circles down And though we're doomed to crash and burn There's extra points for style to earn and time to learn flying
10.
If it's in then we get out of it And if it's out we're into it again We were it, but then they changed what it was Now we’re what the hell, we’re now and then I don't think we're growing up In fact I think we're growing down Going round and round and round the wrong way round Now I realise We're going anticlockwise Against the flow of time And the prevailing tides We're going anticlockwise When everyone you know is treading water Then it's time to swim against the flow And generation gaps can go two ways You can rebel against the one below I don't think we're growing old In fact I think we're growing young And our song is still remaining to be sung Now I realise We're going anticlockwise Against the flow of time And the prevailing tides We're going anticlockwise 12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 Now I realise We're going anticlockwise Against the flow of time And the prevailing tides We're going anticlockwise
11.
My dramas turned to crises And my karma turned away from calm My traumas turned to tragedies And someone pressed the fire alarm I'm chipper and i'm dapper I'm a happy chappy now It's all happening And i know how The earth can move Now i've only one thing left to prove I mean it You made it happen You know you did you did you know that you did You made it happen You know you did you did you did You know that you did I was mean and mediocre All my messages were medium It was tepid tapioca It was tantamount to tedium I'm walking in the air I'm even talking in cliches In an unexpected turn of phrase What goes round has come around And these are halcyon days I mean it You made it happen You know you did you did i know that you did You made it happen You know you did you did ILm sure that you did You did you did i know that you did You did you did I'm certain you did
12.
Switched On 04:21
I'm no-one from nowhere Dont ask me, let's not go there It's futile resistance But I will go the distance Never been a has been 'cause In fact i never was I made it I played it I publically displayed it I meant it I sent it If they had an ear I bent it They were deaf They're still deaf now But i wont stop I don't know how I've been there i've done that I bought the t-shirt and I found I'm still there still doing it It's got to be i'm duty bound Still taste it - no I won't waste it I'm still a square I'm still around When all the rest have gone I think i'll stay switched on Uncool is the new cool and we're exceptions to the rule I may be a minger and not a proper singer if Simon Cowell thought I was great I'd kill myself, at least I'd emigrate I've been there I've done that I bought the t-shirt and I found I'm still there still doing it It's got to be I'm duty bound Still taste it - no I won't waste it I'm still a square I'm still around And i won't be shut down No, I think I'll stay switched on
13.
Driven by prayer and temporal distortions built by the lord in biblical proportions We ride the the space cathedral We take the dark ages out of sight At the speed of seeing the light On a mission and our position is missionary

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Released in 2007, Shatner's second album was recently voted one of the top 100 albums emanating from the city of Leeds by readers of "Vibrations" magazine.

"Insanely catchy, densely packed, seamless pop perfection is the aim: and of the 13 songs not one misses by more than a whisker. At every level and in every department it's a classic."
Whisperinandhollerin.com RATING: 10/10

“A spirited, effervescent and truly enticing piece of work...genius.”
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“Blackly humorous, witty, catchy, genuinely inventive, and cleverer than the kaiser chiefs”
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"Stonkingly good....should stride the Earth with utter confidence"
subba-cultcha.com RATING 4.5/5

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released October 1, 2007

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Shatner Leeds, UK

Two of Shatner's albums were voted into the 'top 100 albums of the decade' poll in Leeds music mag 'Vibrations'. Recently described as “somewhere between The Clash and The B52s,” the band gigs sporadically around the North, most recently in Leeds, Harrogate, Nottingham, Sheffield, York, Hull and Huddersfield. They have recently supported From The Jam, Altered Images and Half Man Half Biscuit. ... more

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