New Song Demo: “Alien”

I made a demo for a song I wrote; if any musicians out there feel like covering it you can do so for free and make any changes you like. It’s called “Alien”.

Lyrics:

I am an alien
A stranger in a strange land
My skin blisters in the sun
The air rejects my lungs

Everything about me screams
“I’M NOT FROM HERE!”
And yet, here I am.
A stranger in a strange land

Such is life
I’m rich in material things
But poor in culture
I yearn for connection

I yearn to connect to the land
But I’m born of the ghost people
I’m born of the ghost people
I’m born of the ghost people

My culture is sitcoms
And Amazon
And the Brady Brunch
And the birthday song

My culture is Coke Is It
And Lord Hear Our Prayers
And Milli Vanilli
And the twisted thoughts of stunted billionaires

I can name more stars in the Marvel universe
Than I know in the sky
There are more pokemon I can tell apart
Than plants I can identify

I yearn to say “Here try this”
While proffering you a cup
“My pops used to make this for me,
this’ll fix you right up.”

I yearn to say “this is how we do things here”
Or “this is what this weather means”
Or “this bark is good for toothache”
Or “Just lie with me
and listen to the land”

Just lie with me
and listen to the land
Just lie with me

My culture is full of lies
My culture is made of lies
My culture is lies cooked up
By ad execs
In suits made by slaves

My culture was strategized
My culture was bastardized
My culture was militarized
In the parlor rooms
Of monarchs, popes, and liars

My culture was spun
Out of lies
By lobby groups
And think tanks
And lawyers protecting their clients
And middlemen chaining up the things that shine

And scavenger men
Looking for scavenger means
To predate on vulnerable people
My culture is a vulture
My culture is a vulture

I yearn to say “this is how we do things here”
Or “this is what this weather means”
Or “this bark is good for a toothache”
Or “Just lie with me
and listen to the land”

Just lie with me
and listen to the land

Just lie with me
Just lie with me
They lied to me
But you can just lie with me
And be free
And we’ll
Listen to the land

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