Slowly the thought
"There is no one to replace"
Came into view
And he began to cry
Now only boys
That love only boys
The perfect picture
Of a boy/girl age

I'm praying to the aliens
I'm praying to the aliens

Grey overcoat
And he could be anyone
A random poll check
"Do you ever think of women?"
They broke him down
Into a torn old queen
Living somewhere
Between dead and dying

I'm praying to the aliens
I'm praying to the aliens

There are no more
Do you begin to see?
The corner of my eye
Could give me away
Isn't it strange
How times change?
I can't imagine
Living any other way

I'm praying to the aliens
I'm praying to the aliens

Lyrics submitted by ButNeverOutgunned

"Praying to the Aliens" as written by Gary Anthony James Webb

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    General CommentIs this a gay song?
    barefooton December 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the Sphinx. The reference to the aliens is about the face on Mars. If you overlap the left side of the face on Mars, you get a perfectly symmetrical hominid. If you overlap the right side of the face on Mars, you get the perfectly symmetrical face of a lion. "Living somewhere between dead and dying" is a reference to the nose of the Sphinx missing. In ancient Egyptian culture, a statue loses its spirit if you cut the nose off. Also consider "the corner of my eye could give me away". The center is where you divide the face on Mars to get either a lion or a hominid. You cut down the center, and place the copy of the left side of the picture on the right side of the original. That's how you get a hominid. Do the same with the right side, and you get a lion. The Mars face is a "Replica" of the Sphinx. "Replicas" is the name of the album the song is on.
    That's why he thought is was important to have the lyrics on the screen when he performed it on Saturday Night Live.
    He gave another really cute hint all over the cover of The Pleasure Principle alum - front and back.

    Now, did someone plant a pipe bomb in his dad's car because he was messing up rock music with synthesizers?
    Or was it because he was telling secrets?
    ascendgodson August 27, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is what scientologists actually believe
    JohnJacobJingleheimerSchmidton June 19, 2016   Link
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    General CommentGary believes he is the only human left. He must appear and act like a robot or else he gets caught. Of course, there could be other humans masquerading like robots and he just doesn't know it or can't tell 'em apart.
    robertretro86on August 21, 2016   Link

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