"Jack Names The Planets" as written by and Tim Wheeler....
We were walking, walking in two worlds
In the gardens of sunlight home
Bad children on the phone
Withheld me to withhold you
Said I'd kiss you if you want
You've got things back to front
I got a letter, I sent it back
I didn't like It, what you had

Jack names the planets after you

When I turned you had gone away
So I didn't skip upon that day
Morose feeling, small mind
Don't touch it's face you might like its kind
Said I'd kiss you if you want
You've got things back to front
Don't mind your spelling, it ain't so bad
Things like that they never
Made me quite so mad as you

Jack names the planets after you

I wish you'd come back everything's ready for you
You are welcome if you plan to
You can come walking and you know where
You've got understand that you got to care
Said I'd kiss you if you want
You've got things back to front
My mother's dying I've got to go home
But there's more you won't be solely on your own

Jack names the planets after you

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"Jack Names the Planets" as written by Tim Wheeler

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    General CommentThe lyrics for this song were in major part inspired by the 1984 novel "The Talisman" by Stephen King and Peter Straub. The novel is horror/fantasy and is about a boy named Jack Sawyer who must travel between two worlds to retrieve an object (the Talisman) that will save his dying mother. The Sunlight Home is a evil 'home for wayward boys' in the novel that plays a key role in the plot. Anyway - the lyrics are directly related to this novel. It's really good - I'd recommend it to any King fan or fantasy fiction fan for that matter.
    philjonon April 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe two guys at the start are Oscar Wilde and Patrick the Brewer, friends of Tim.

    telekon15on March 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcan anyone tell me what exactly does it say at the beggining of the song? I'm talking about the talky bit, with the accented gentlemen. and err, WHY? thanks
    fantaon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthey talk about why the song is named 'jack names the planets' and not 'jack names the planet nuvenna (spelling?)' because apparently (from the beginning of the song anywayz), it says nuvenna is the center of the universe. mmm ash.
    orgasmicon March 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti always thought it was a clip from a foreign pop show called planet nuvenna or something and the accented men are just having a laugh and making a pun. prob wrong but that's how i saw it
    pabloredfoxon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song... apparantly Tim wrote it when he was about 14 (may have been younger). It sounds so naive and simple.. but it is a fantastic song all the same
    assortedjellybeanson April 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe general consensus on the interweb is that the word in question is "Nufenap." but there isn't any information beyond that; no insight as to where the audio clip came from or who the gentlemen are that are speaking. it's a mystery.
    rage.loveon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"The center of the universe is planet new planet."

    I never really paid attention to the lyrics, but my daughter, who was six at the time, thought this song was about a little boy her age who was naming the planets after his family and fiends. Pretty innocent stuff!
    Fistacuffson March 13, 2011   Link

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