Wow Signals

by Shatner

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
Double Helix 03:10
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
Betelgeuse 04:55
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
9.
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!
10.
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

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released January 24, 2015

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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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