Science Fiction

by Craig Robertson

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released June 3, 2017

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Craig Robertson Boston, Massachusetts

I live in a landscape of ghosts and scientific oddities. Memories surface like flying fish in a glassy ocean. Songwriting for me is like a spiderweb; the strangest things fly into it.

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Track Name: FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER
FRANKENSTEIN'S DAUGHTER
(C. Robertson 2017)

She's Frankenstein's daughter,
and she's built a man in her head
from bits and pieces
of things she's seen or said
but she can't get
his feet on the ground
his eyes won't open
and his heart won't pound

she imagines he's electric
but his hand is cold
she imagines he has
a noble soul
she tells herself
convenient lies
and hopes that he will
open his eyes

but his eyes stay closed
inside her dreams
it doesn't matter
how she screams
the table rocks
the table shakes
but she cannot
get him to wake

she's Frankenstein's daughter
she's built a man in her head
he's not living
and he's not dead
she's Frankenstein's daughter
she's built a man in her head
a man in her head.
Track Name: THE MOLE PEOPLE
THE MOLE PEOPLE
(Robertson 2017)

I never see anyone when I go outside
they must hear me coming and run and hide
I think they just come out at night
under cover of darkness and out of sight.

When I met you all I noticed were your eyes
they were big and brown and twice normal size
you looked like you'd been painted by Keene
you had the biggest eyes I'd ever seen

I don't think anyone sees me like you do
all the dodges and artifice you see through
but I'm never sure when you're around
all your feelings run underground

your hair is the color of the sky at dusk
your lips are small and the color of rust
you always seem to blend right in
sometimes I don't know where you stop and I begin?

I don't think anyone sees me like you do
all the dodges and artifice you see through
but I'm never sure when you're around
all your feelings run underground
Track Name: NOT OF THIS EARTH
NOT OF THIS EARTH
(Robertson 2017)

you're not making sense
you're talking nonsense
you're tearing down walls
but building a fence
your reasons are good
for what it's worth
but you're not making sense
you're not of this earth

your motives are grand
though they won't stand inspection
you're all turned around
you've no sense of direction
you need to get
your feet on the ground
you need to believe
our world is round

no one I know
is so easily led
you follow the leader
from breakfast to bed

just let it go
you'll never see
the worlds that separate
your self from me
your reasons are good
for what it's worth
you'll never make sense
you're not of this earth
Track Name: QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE
QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE
(Robertson 2017)


the queen of outer space
is dancing tonight
the stars are all spinning
and trailing their light
the heavens all give up
without a fight
the queen of outer space
is dancing tonight

here on this back road
far from the town
driving along
with the windows down
feeling the night
smells in the air
swirling around me
and moving my hair

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the engine is purring
the lights pierce the dark
the trees and the branches
are silver and stark
as the lights hit them
and then they are gone
as the lights hit them
as they move on

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Track Name: WASP WOMAN
Wasp Woman
(Robertson 2017)

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She's a wasp woman
she buzzes and sings
her words can cut
her words can sting
she knows the pain
that happiness brings
she seldom smiles
or spreads her wings

she didn't use to always be that way
she used to go out every day
at least that's what the people say
she didn't use to always be that way

chorus

but then she met a man and it didn't go well
at first it was heaven but then it was hell
all they did was scream and yell
yeah, she met a man and it didn't go well

chorus

one day he was there and then he was gone
nobody asked what went on
it was all right but it was all wrong
one day he was there and then he was gone

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