Alien

she came to me from a billion miles away
i tucked my shirt in, walked up to greet her
smiled awkwardly cuz i didn't know what to say
but she did: "take me to your leader"

i laughed a bit out of nervousness and pride
"i'm my own man; i don't have no master"
"please help me, sir; it's been a real long ride"
"well maybe you should have traveled faster"

look for me where the ships come in
an upright man with an evil twin
who's holding a sign that says "give in"
but you just can't win with an alien
no you just can't win with an alien

i touched her cheek but she pushed my hand away
"i know not love; i am here to gather data"
"can't I love you, be that as it may?"
"you don't understand: zorxon is in grave danger"

guess you just can't win with an alien
no you just can't win with an alien

"that's it!" i cried, "now you're really on your own
you're lost in space, and i don't even care"
"i came in peace; i guess i'll just head home
with words of war for all the troopers there"

she lifted off and i dropped my head in shame
out-of-this-world, i thought my eyes would turn to salt
and that weekend planet earth blew up in flames
and what's worse, it was all my fault

look for me when the bombs begin
an evil man with an upright twin
a little unsure as to where he's been
but you just can't win with an alien
no you just can't win with an alien

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