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They're Not Dreaming, They've Just Fallen Asleep (The Wal​-​Martian Song)

from Summer Sessions by Halfblind Henry & His Instabilities

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written by Halfblind Henry


They're Not Dreaming, They've Just Fallen Asleep
(The Wal-Martian Song)

Oh, to be back in the land of the hideous hipshake
where wobbling warriors worship the false and the fake
Yes, this is the land of the camouflaged cupcake
where the queen of quirks can cause a coast-to-coast quake
Some jelly-faced jerk's laughing too loud about his own juvenile joke
Billboard Billy-Bob's grimly grinning for cancer-safe coke
Colesterol Kathy brags about her cardiac condition and everybody's stretching for a stroke

and as the sun goes down
on vintage glory town
lawnmowers and leaf blowers sing a noisy lullaby
deep sleep drips from the bottom of the bad boy's sullen eye
Switch to another show
Turn the lights down low
Don't go where the wal-martians go

Here comes cruising Carol, she just can't concentrate
there's a brand new babbling doll which she can't help but imitate
as she's getting ready for her whip-cream candy-date
the stench of stale fat makes her slurp and salivate
in her carnival costume she's cool as real live bait
Silly Sally shops at Uggly Muggly's, she's got a dream to maintain
Lame Foot Liz, she's a real Miss Whiz when she's walking with her hurry-cane
Ol' Jack Obese farts in his cart as he's rolling down meat bargain lane
All the cash craving crew chew on cheap cheese and artificial grain

and as the sun...

You're always in with the in-sect, let yourself be bitten and stung
Save your saviour, pray and pay, praise at the top of your lungs
you don't have to know nothin' bout nothin' to say what's right and what's wrong
Yes, you can act like a man on the label of a can in your most convenient store
No need to go far in your over-sized car but you gotta let the engine roar
Run for office, teach 'em what tough is, and end up going to war
Pinhead patriots and passionate paraders will always vote for more

and as the sun...

Shake the maker, you can be sure there's a taker for any kind of unbelievable trash
Life on screen, the shows, the news, the ads, all day and all night the addicts are licking mash
while the league of fakers, ministers, lawyers, senators, law-breakers are busy in the back room counting cash
Puritan morals rule, bigoted preachers drool, politicians fool you, in every nursery, every school they teach what life's all about: money, faith and food, money faith and food, money, faith and food …...


from Summer Sessions, released May 1, 2012
Rainer Fox - saxophones
Sara Rilling - viola
Georg van Lichtenberg - electric guitar
Joey Stevenson - bass
Michael Wolpers - drums
Christiane Günther - backing vocals
Halfblind Henry - vocal, acoustic guitar

Recorded by Jörg Reinke
ToneVision Studio, Berlin


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