It scored E-minus on its ancestry
It stuttered on the phone
They tried extensive hypnotherapy but it sat there like a stone
They checked its pockets, they pumped the pentathol
Stole marrow from its bones
And left it naked in the guest room, quite alone

They debated for a year
The casebook stretched from here to here
Quoted precedents and dissidents
And Johnny joined the space police and searched the stars for refugees
His finger on the stunner in the name of earthly peace
And when it seemed that space was empty and the moon was made of cheese
They decided on a terra firma 'welcome'
But, guess...
Our guest was now deceased

Rest in peace

They cut it into pieces
They sterilized them, they placed them in a case and charged admission
Now I'm watching television and I see laughter in his eyes
I hear a rumble in the sky
They're coming...yes they're coming...
...for their boy.


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    My InterpretationThis is incredibly cryptic, but it's mesmerizing. In a literal sense, it seems to be about an alien that crashed to Earth and was tested on extensively. People tried to find his origin but could not, and when they finally decided to cut the creature some slack, it had died. The alien's body ended up being a spectacle for all to see, but the narrator (upon seeing the look in the 'dead' alien's eyes) realizes that revenge is on its way.

    I happen to think there could be something behind this story, though.
    Anilandon July 09, 2010   Link

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