ThatÕs Why

Music and Lyrics by Patrick Godfrey Copyright 2007 Apparition Music Inc. SOCAN

 

 

That's why you turn when youÕre walking out the other way,

ItÕs something that you learn, though you donÕt need it every day.

Walk down the street just like you planned

To be right there when the aliens land.

You can grin and watch the little grey men

Shaving in the window with their ball point pens.

Scratching lines from space on their face,

Veiny blue maps for the human race,

ThatÕs why you turn.

ThatÕs why you turn.

And hereÕs why you sing though your heart is broken,

Put a tiny wing on each word thatÕs spoken.

Fling them up into the sky,

Maybe theyÕll wait for you until the day you die.

Honour, trust, love and joy,

TheyÕre flying around like little boys,

Cherry bombs every Spring, chasing cats and everything,

ThatÕs why you sing!

And hereÕs why you dance in a cross eyed trance,

Shake and wiggle like thereÕs bees in your pants.

10,000 workers, 200 drones, Hawaiian queen is buzzing on the throne.

Saints alive I love that royal jelly, but when you pass the hive you better crawl on your belly.

If them and their buddies see you pass youÕll get a million red dots on your pretty little...

Bottom, thatÕs where they got him.

ItÕs what their momma taught em, and now you gotta swat em.

They can make you cry, but buzz buzz then theyÕre gonna die.

Uh uh uh, uh.

ThatÕs why you dance dance dance dance dance.

Fried potato, terminator, sweet tomato, accelerator.

Zeeba neighbor, now sheÕs in labour, sooner or later youÕre gonna have to debate her.

A moment later, Tom will date her, a twist of fate, the neighbour ate her,

On a plate, brought by a waiter, in a coat made out of a goat.

Well, I tell myself, IÕm no elf, but whyÕs my home on this dusty shelf?

No one hears, no one sees, IÕm through with trying to please just me only,

IÕm so lonely, soÕs my song, what went wrong?

ThereÕs so many things IÕm trying to learn, and that is why I turn.

That;s why you turn when youÕre walking out the other way,

ItÕs something that you learn, though you donÕt need it every day.

Walk down the street just like you planned

To be right there when the aliens land.

Give them a helping hand, or is it sooner than you planned?

Find a place to stand, isnÕt it grand?

Everyday a new demand,

And theyÕre not yet banned.

Be right there when the aliens land.