"Alien" as written by and Gavin Rossdale....
The satellite comes and goes
We give each other all we know
In silence we still talk
By the light of the stereo we waltz

And will you rain down
In your cinematic love truck
I'm gonna hold you like
Nothing's gonna stop us

And she comes to take me away
She's all that I needed
I don't breathe another lover, no

Flicker on a TV screen
Everything's more than it seems
The mighty backward fall
We stare at the light on the wall

And I swear to this
She felt like velvet
Second blonde child
Like velvet, velvet

And she comes to take me away
She's all that I needed
I don't breathe another lover, uh

I'm an alien, you're an alien
It's a beautiful rain, a beautiful rain
I'm an alien, you're an alien
It's a beautiful rain, a beautiful rain

I'm an alien, you're an alien
It's a beautiful rain, beautiful rain, beautiful rain
Beautiful, beautiful, oh

When she come around again
When she come around again, around again
Around again, around again

I'm an alien, you're an alien
It's a beautiful rain, beautiful rain
I'm an alien, you're an alien
It's a beautiful rain, beautiful rain

I'm an alien, you're an alien

Beautiful rain, a beautiful rain, a beautiful rain

Alien, alien, alien, alien
Alien, alien, alien, alien
Alien, alien, alien, alien
Alien, alien


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"Alien" as written by Gavin Rossdale

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    General Commenti love this song, i used to hate. I'm a hard core bush fan, i thought that this was one of their dumbest songs. But then, i started to listen to it, over and over again. and i relized how beautiful it is. It's not your typical mushy love song, but it is a mushy love song, just different. It's absolutely great. It talks about something that almost all of us have experienced, and that is love. They describe it in such a great and powerful way. plus, every bush song is awesome, but this one is just at the top of the list. And the music in the back round is amazing. a must-listen to bush song.
    ashley007on March 18, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLoved this song and testosterone when i first got CD (probably still favs).
    This song had a double meaning to me. I got the same vibe of song as most here did, being idle in a lovers arms thinking of nothing but happiness.
    I read a book called "Communion" by Whitley Streiber, very cool read (based on true events, lol). Mentions of 'velvety' skin and blonde haired humans and the main characters yearning to see the aliens althoguh they scare the crap out of him. He mentions being in love with them. Very cool twist to the song for me, lol. Odd but cool coincedent.

    A cool coincedent for me.
    roccuson June 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentokay i was also wondering what the line "second blonde child she meant it" meant? i just don't get it. . .
    ashley007on March 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti dont really get it either but its a good song to listen to if your sad and depressed. "She Come Take Me Away" is my favourite line i dunno maybe cause I wish someone would come and take me away to a life of happiness. Its one of the deepest songs I know and it is very underrated. sad song.
    sic n twistedon May 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti loved this song as soon as i first heard it...gavin has this amazing talent for makign you weep...when you hear his voice
    Kezon May 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree with ashley!! BUSH NEEDS MORE COMMENTS!!
    i signed up solely to give my views on the complete fucking genius songs!!

    this song, like most of bush stuff, is so metaphorically involved that it would be impossible to give one "correct" meaning.

    its definately about those silent times with a lover.. but it goes deeper..

    "satelites come and go" - satelites of pain, the realisation comes and goes

    "i'm an alien, you're an alien" - meant to be together - 2 people

    "beautiful rain" - beautiful feeling/realisation

    "second blonde child" - a contrast from the fact that thay're both aliens.. also - a child is born every 1/4 of a second.. there's 4 main hair colours.. therefore a blonde child is born every second.. "blonde" is considered beautiful - aryans! everyone else is beautiful and "feels like velvet" whereas we're "aliens"..

    just my views!!
    alien_on June 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song!
    I think this song is about two people in love, and nothing else matters but the other person. The world could be ending behind them, but as long as they have each other, nothing else matters. Not a typical love song, that's what makes it so great. It's not like "Oh, I love you so much, Let's live together, we can have sex and have little babies" It's about that one moment when you're holding the person you love in your arms and nothing matters except that moment.
    Great song!
    EvolGREon December 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best Bush songs, to me its just about holding someone you love close to you silently in a dim room
    treestumpon December 03, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthough i really dont understand this song, it is a great song!!
    joeboxer1299on December 12, 2001   Link
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    General CommentI agree with treestump..."Stare at the light on the wall" Those moments where you're just holding eachother and you don't have to talk or makeout or anything, and those times are great.

    The other thing I get from it is "I'm an alien, you're an alien, it's a beautiful rain" Like maybe they both don't fit in with the crowd, but it doesn't matter they have eachother, and the rain looks better when you're in love.

    Damn I miss alt-rock.
    thisboyon January 29, 2002   Link

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