"Planet Claire" as written by Fred Schneider, Ricky Wilson, Cynthia Wilson, Keith Strickland, Kate Pierson and Henry Mancini....
She came from Planet Claire
I knew she came from there
She drove a Plymouth Satellite
A-faster than the speed of light

Planet Claire has pink air
All the trees are red
No one ever dies there
No one has a head

Some say she's from Mars
Or one of the seven stars that shine after three-thirty in the morning
Well, she isn't!

She came from Planet Claire
She came from Planet Claire

She came from Planet Claire


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"Planet Claire" as written by Kate Pierson Henry Mancini

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    General CommentThis is a great song. If you like "Rock Lobster" or "Private Idaho", you'll like it. If you are more of a "Love shacK" person than it might not be for you. I personally like the older stuff much better than the newer stuff.
    Jackdata1128on July 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's one of my hairbrush kareoke ones. xP

    The problem with interpre... er... The problem with trying to say what a B-52 song means is that they're so strangely awesome and nonsensical that it's sometimes hard to see anything serious behind it. xP

    For instance, this song could be about someone from another country and how people can treat them very strangely and differently, but I think it is actually about an alien. Like, green skin, antennae, that kind.

    Great band, gotta love 'em. xP
    The Satahon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the "Some say she's from Mars..." verse.
    Alone, that verse could be about finding or knowing someone who is really different, and perhaps not accepted by the community, but you/he likes her anyway for that reason. She isn't an Martian! She came from and lives in her own world!
    The long instrumental intro is great too :)
    robmoszon June 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlmfao.. i searched on limewire for the words mesopotamia cos i've been reading up a little bout it and just wanted to see what was on it.. i checked out on here to see peoples interpretations and i jus saw this song 'HALLEYUUYAA' (or howeva ya spell it) i just met sum bitch named claire who i was hangi wit for a while, using bitch, she used to put songs to people 'MY GOD, THIS IS PERFECT' thank u b52's.. also i just found out who does love shack, lol.. legend!
    anima85ukon October 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentand yer.. this girl was on her own planet.. i aint fucking joking either.. never met a girl like her in my life.. sum1s bound to tell me i havent lived.. well if i havent lived and theres plenty more of her out there.. then count me out!
    anima85ukon October 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenterm.. i havent actualy explained wot shes like.. but this site aint for bitchin... it just made me laugh seein this song which kinda of relates to her, to funny
    anima85ukon October 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOkay Okay, anima85...we belive you, she is an odd duck ( and I prolly dated her at one point given your description)
    I agree with the original assesment. the B-52's have their own sort of genius that I'd call anti-genius.

    Said and done its a fun song, and really that all there is to it.
    voydlanderon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt was played frequently when I was at University way back when - think to this day it is one of the great songs of the last thirty years. The opening with the singing mimicking the keyboard is simply brilliant and the guitar on the whole album is just a great and unique sound, I gather played with four strings. Will always be a favourite.
    twelvevoltson October 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt was played frequently when I was at University way back when - think to this day it is one of the great songs of the last thirty years. The opening with the singing mimicking the keyboard is simply brilliant and the guitar on the whole album is just a great and unique sound, I gather played with four strings. Will always be a favourite.
    twelvevoltson October 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it is just a song that evokes some sci-fi B movie from the 50's with the B-52's twisted sense of humor added to it. I love the sound of the guitar on this album, sort of like it is slightly out of tune.
    Mad Slanted Powerson May 12, 2008   Link

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