"Motorway To Roswell" as written by and Charles Thompson....
Last night he could not make it
He tried hard but could not make it
Last night he could not make it

On a holiday, for many miles
Looking for a place to stay
Near some friendly star, he found this mote
And now we wonder where we are

How could this so great turn so shitty
He ended up in army crates
And photographs in files, his tiny boat
Sparked as he turned to grazed our city

I started driving on the motorway
I was feeling down

Last night he could not make it
Last night he could not make it
He tried hard but could not make it
Last night he could not make it

On a holiday, for many miles
Looking for a place to stay
Near some friendly star, he found this mote
And now we wonder

How could this so great turn so shitty
Ended up in army crates
And photographs in files, his tiny boat
Sparked as he grazed it

Last night he could not make it
He tried hard but could not make it
Last night he could not make it
He tried hard but could not make it

He started heading for the motorway and he came right now
He started heading for the motorway and he came right now
He started heading for the motorway and he came right now


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"Motorway to Roswell" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General CommentThis song always makes me so sad... thinking about this alien who is so excited for his big heroic journey to a "friendly star" and who winds up dead in a crate. I always find the alien references in Pixies/Frank Black songs to be very interesting, just one of the 10 million reasons why the Pixies are the best EVER!!!
    wickedsprouton April 20, 2003   Link

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