"Plan 9 Channel 7" as written by and Vanian Scabies....
She plays her mouth into a smile
And offers that he stay a while
Two hearts that beat as one
And eyes that hardly ever saw the sun
Hollywood babbles on

She lays a wreath of lilies on his grave
His flame gone along with the love he never gave
Not to be seduced by those red lips
Two dimensional comic clips
Hollywood babbles on,
on and on and on and on.

[Chorus]
Channel 7, eyeshades of grey
Too close but two worlds away
Plan 9, her domain
Too close but two worlds away, they say

Channel 7, eyeshades of grey
Too close but two worlds away
Plan 9, her domain
Too close but two worlds away, they say

Step into the night.


Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"Plan 9 Channel 7" as written by Sensible Scabies

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  • +2
    General Commentwell, this song is based on Vampira, a 50s horror actor and the supposed lover of james dean. Dave Vanian was obsessed with her, and made this song.

    You can find the music videEtiqutteo for it on the 25th Anniversey addition of Machine Gun Etiquette, It features the band playing on the Smash it Up video set, Vanian sitting on a chair watching vampira and walking with her, and the whole band and their equipment playing in a feild behind piles of burning leaves and sticks. very unqiue.
    Staticburn89on October 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentabout the movie w/ the same name.... also check out vampira by the misfits...
    NOFXJuggaloGirgoon June 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenter... always call it plan 9 channel 7 cus of this song... its plan 9 from outerspace... damn damned fucken w/ my mind... and really more about vampira then the movie...
    NOFXJuggaloGirgoon June 26, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto clarify, it's about the woman who played the lead role in "plan 9 from outerspace" -- widely considered to be the worst movie ever made -- and who went on to attempt a more serious career on channel 7 as some sort of television personality.
    RoboLuncheonon June 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh, and the lyrics are "her domain" rather than "hello may."
    RoboLuncheonon June 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is Dave Vanian's ode to the fabled love affair between 50's horror starlet Vampira and pop-culture icon James Dean. In my opinion it's one of the best off Machine Gun Etiquette.
    polyvinylchlorideon November 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch an awesome song. I love the chorus. The Damned are amazing.
    liktheangelon April 24, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commentgreat music. great emo confusing at times. no need 4 understanding tis a great song
    muffinman7890on July 05, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General CommentHaunting verses them with the echo and all man the damned are good who would've thought it not at all like New Rose.
    Cpt-Sensibleon May 17, 2006   Link

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