"Waking the Monster" as written by Robert Conley and Darren Hayes....
The professor is building
Something extraordinary
From the first signs
Well I knew he would hide it from me
Clang, clang, rattle, and buzz
There's a helicopter blade
And a bit of a truck

He's got no more quality time
To be going on adventures
Spending mornings on Blackheath
Using a Ouija board
Or finding hidden places
That had never been sought, I pray
Origami full of grace
The professor is mad
And he's working a feverish pace

Diabolical delicious things
Something is bad
And it's something within me

Do you know?
Do you know?
What is he building in there?
Gotta know
Gotta see
What is he building in there?
Gotta know
Gotta be
Something destructively daring
Disastardly it's got the best of me

The professor is building
All kinds of devilish device
Won't part with a singular bit of enlightenment
Bang, crash, glitter, and bug
There's a phonographic needle
And a stereo heart

He's got no plans to make an announcement
No preliminary sketches
Or advice to impart in me
One ounce of jealousy
Fifty-seven gallons juvenile delinquency

Super supremacy
I've gotta find an answer
Gotta fashion a skeleton key
Diabolical delicious deeds
Something's bad
And it's shrouded of secrecy


(There are really four dimensions
Three, which we call the three planes of space
And a fourth

The professor is building
Something extraordinary
Behind bars
And a door he won't open for me
Kind words and the barrel of a gun
Will make him come to grips
Make him face up to what he's done

[Chorus: x2]

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"Waking the Monster" as written by Robert Conley Darren Hayes

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    General CommentFirst of all, great song by Darren Hayes of his astounding new album This Delicate Thing We've Made. Go check it out if you haven't already.

    This song is part one of a trip that Darren takes, with Time Machine being the second part. Here, Darren is the apprentice of a professor, who is working feverishly on a new invention. Only problem is that the professor is leaving Darren in the dark about it. Darren misses spending time with his professor, and eventually his curiosity gets the best of him and he confronts the professor with a gun, and presumably shoots the professor. Then Time Machine picks up the story from there.
    FaustIXon August 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFaustIX's comment made me think of Back to the Future. It's almost like a messed up prologue to the movie, where Marty gets frustrated at Doc's going to ground during the Delorean project and threatens him to allow him to be involved.

    I'm clearly tired, thinking up this crazy stuff. But at the same time Darren is a massive Star Wars fan so I wouldn't put it past him. More likely it's just storytelling and imagination.
    JonVoltageon April 18, 2013   Link

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