Thirteen O'Clock

by Shatner

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about

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.”
contactmusic.com

“Blackly humorous, witty, catchy, genuinely inventive, and cleverer than the kaiser chiefs”
tasty fanzine

"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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Track Name: Irresistible Force
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
Track Name: Queue Position 2,432,769
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
Track Name: Someone Else's Life
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?
Track Name: It's Time
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.
Track Name: Space Cathedral (Part One)
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
Track Name: Weatherman
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
Track Name: You Are The One
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
Track Name: Nude Woman
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
Track Name: Flying
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
Track Name: Anticlockwise
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
Track Name: You Made It Happen
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
Track Name: Switched On
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
Track Name: Space Cathedral (Part 2)
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