"Last Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled" as written by and Steven John Wilson....
If you fall asleep with me
You can dream and drowse
The minutes turn to hours

We could climb a tree or two
And watch the sun go down
Upon our sleepy town

After all the time I spent with you
Summer went away
And we just weren't the same

It's just you and me alone
Not grown ups but not kids
You kissed me on the lips

Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled


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"Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled" as written by Steven John Wilson

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    General CommentThis is the whole point of the song. To be very powerful in its nature, to show and convey the results of the actions people are taking sometimes, and causing this stupid things, like taking their own lives, by fear and lack of hope.
    The connection or even comperison between this very naive plain description of a "soft" love to someone - As in a first love, seen through the eyes and experimentation of children, or so - which crashes down with the manner of the Heaven's Gate cult: This song, that comes before the horrifing nature of the audio takes of the videoclips taken by the prime members of the cult that follows it, can be very much interpret as the brain washes of the cult. Of what has been going on inside their heads. It makes you look at this issue in a twisted way, 'cuz it's described so plain and innocent like, so calm and relaxing, which is the opposite obviously. Like trying to see things, or better yet to describe their emotions even, by this numbing situation.
    Wakeboard_Snufkinon June 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    MemoryAs for lctepebiir, this song will forever remind me of my first love story wich began this 2008 summer with the daughter of my neighbors.
    My best friend made me discover that group and I'll never thank him enough for this : this band is one of the best I've never known with Pink Floyd and Tool.


    The song is so calm and relaxing ! It's weird that the second part speech is about mass suicide, in contrast with the beautiful and peaciful melody playing backwards. One of the best songs forever.

    PS : The title also made me think of H2G2 =)
    Aeteron January 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one is about the Heaven's Gate cult. At Nearfest 2001, Steve Wilson explained it.
    atomsplitteron December 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first half is just a cheesy little nostalgic song about young love. The second half contains audio clips from videotapes left by the Heaven's Gate cult...those nut jobs that killed themselves when the Hale Bopp comet came around.
    GroovyJudeon December 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteh, i like it
    DarkAntiCristaon April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell described, Snufkin.
    lacuna112on January 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is THE song, it has simplicity and power in saying about that one and only feeling- first love... of a very sensitive someone- Steven Wilson, who said it in the most simple and therefore beautiful way;
    but, this song isn't just about it's lyrics, it's about that guitar and voice telling you that they came from a distant space and another dimension...
    it's required that you leave behind everything of human ways human behaviour human ignorance human disinformation
    if I would ever titled this tape it would be... the last chance to evacuate planet earth before it is recycled... last chance to evacuate earth before it is... recycled
    and then they all just killed themselves... shocking
    it thrills me out- because I've known it... well, this IS the story of summer 1981 but olso it IS the story of my summer 2003, when my life changed because of that song and one boy, and the simplicity of... love
    I love songs that hide memories- this one hides the most treasured one
    lctepebiiron June 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere must have been a girl that he only vistited in the summer time.. trains (always the summers...) and also this song.,, if only i could ask steven himself , he would probably make things clearer..
    deborah-leeon July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy :)
    Fanta-lon July 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, the title makes me think of the Hitchhiker's Guide too :D
    VoiceOfWisdomon July 25, 2007   Link

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