"The Vanishing Spies" as written by and Charles Thompson....
The vanishing spies
Just something I read
A couple of eyes
From out of the head
And all that was said
Was that's just how some things don't materialize

Could be they broke and swam like a bird
Fear of spooking the folk with talk of the third
Or maybe the third played a joke

Give me a blip
And I'll totally flip
Say it's nothing but sky
And I'll be a lonely guy

The vanishing spies
Just something I read
Now there were two eyes
Sent out from the head
And all that was said
Was that is just how some things do not materialize

Give me one little blip
And I'll totally flip
Say it's nothing but sky
And I will be one lonely guy.


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"The Vanishing Spies" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General CommentFrank Black said "I almost saw the lost Mars probe of '93, and became lonely when I feared there was only sky." The song is about the probe Phobos II sent by the Russians (sent off to observe, like human eyes out of the head) not appearing "Well that's just how some things don't materialize." Why didn't it appear? Maybe it jsut broke and fell to the planet, or maybe the aliens took the probe as a joke.
    Nomadtreeon March 07, 2006   Link

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