Martian men are coming to Earth
They're abducting all of the jerks
Martian men are coming to Earth
Martian men don't take me

Pods are landing from outer space
Pods are duplicating my face
Pods are landing from outer space
Pod thing leave me alone

I don't know what conventions you go to
I don't know what movies you've seen
I don't want to hear explanations
For unexplainable things

It's not I don't believe in aliens
It's just I really don't care
I wouldn't mind some interplanetary friends
Until they come and hang in my own atmosphere

Holy ghost is coming to Earth
Saving souls of all of the jerks
The holy ghost is coming to Earth
Savior men don't take me

The number one son is flipping the tab
Paying for sins and fun we all had
The number one son is flipping the bill
Let me chip in for the tip

I don't understand why you beg for forgiveness
Just before you do it again
Is it more altruistic to worship
Or actually help fellow man

It's not I don't believe in Jesus Christ
It's just I care about other things
The world could certainly use some miracles
Until then I'll put my faith in human beings

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    This song is about aliens and god. It says that aliens may exist but i don't care. The real message is in the god part. "I dont understand why you beg for forgiveness Just b4 you do it again Is it more altruistic to worship or actually help fellow man?"

    This is the best line in the song. It means why do you beg for forgiveness when you'll just go do the same thing again. Fat Mike also asks whats better to worship or actually help fellow man. I think this song was written because in media ppl who worship are potrayed as the "good" guys or right ie. A Walk To Remember. Go watch it Mandy Moore is hot. And don't be a wise ass and call me a poser because i watched a movie with pop star mandi morre in it. Fat Mike rights about mainstream media soo back off. Is he not punk? thanks.

    EZ3on July 28, 2002   Link
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    i love the way that the second part is parallel to the first.. usually that kind of thing doesnt come out too good.

    retarded-slothon September 03, 2002   Link
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    This song is so overlooked.

    ScalewagJimon March 21, 2003   Link
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    This song, though first appearing simply humorous with its martian men/pod references, proves to be very deep and meaningful. I agree that it is overlooked, though this could perhaps be due to the fact that nofx's other lyrical masterpieces, including The Decline, overshadow this song. My favorite part is the same part as EZ3 liked, because it shows how hypocritical some so-called "religious" people can be, thinking that they can do whatever they want and then simply ask for forgiveness to excuse them from their actions. I think that the reason I love this song so much is because I can relate to everything it describes. And dont worry EZ3 i saw A Walk to Remember as well :)

    _iWANTtoHEARyouSAD_on April 15, 2003   Link
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    this is one of NOFX's deepest songs. Its good because it touches on things that a lot of other people dont want to write about because they are controvercial/offending. I also like how the first part parallels the second part. I think that Mike just stated the obvious, but it is something that may people do not realize. By paralleling the verses, its easier for people to understand the second part. He is not attacking Christianity, he is simply pointing out one of its flaws - hypocrisy. Everyone needs something to draw faith from, however, many people overlook some of the messages of Christianity simply because it is pressured upon them, or they do not know everything that they are supposedly "believing" in. With our fearless Republican leader now pressuring Christianity on the masses as the correct moral belief, many Americans are swept into somthing that they see as right, but do not fully understand. Anyway, I'll try not to mix up personal feelings with this. One of the reasons Christianity can be labeled hypocritical is its preaching that once one truly has faith in the religion, their sins will be repent. This, however, creates the illusion that it is alright to do whatever one pleases, and a little praying will fix everything. Logically, it doesnt add up. Yea, so like Mike said, I also believe in the human race, not in something I would consider a blind faith. A Walk to Remember is one of the best movies ive seen in a long time. ~~

    sonofabitchbiteon April 29, 2003   Link
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    In the 45 or so songs NoFX comp Fat Mike expains that when he was writing this song he thought it was gonna be the greatest song they ever did and it would be like the most praised song by fans. High dreams and stuff like that. Then nearing completion it dawned on him it would be just another NoFX song, haha. Who can't say they let their aspirations get the best of them at least once?

    ShesMyAlcatrazon June 26, 2003   Link
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    This is an excellent song. It points out how religion can ruin the message that it's trying get across through the ineviable binality that organized churches bring.

    monty_967on May 06, 2004   Link
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    If it makes him feel any better I think it's a brillint song, right up there with Bleeding Heart Diesease 8)

    Avarkxon June 12, 2004   Link
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    I think this is one of their top 5 songs. Probably number 3, right behind The Decline and Linoleum.

    Zardokkon June 20, 2006   Link
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    I like the comparison between faith in christ and believing in aliens, although it's pretty offensive to both kinds of believers he is just pointing out the fact they both believe in something they've never really seen. I also like the message that we should focus more on life on earth than what's going on up above.

    kjeskeon January 27, 2007   Link

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