Stones, or: A Race of Perspicacious Autochthons Assess the Impositions Implied by the Arrival of Unbidden Company

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a metal mass plummeted down to our world
a gift from above or a curse, who could say
just a glance at the shell and it all became clear
there was history to be written that day

noises and voices from inside were heard
and one side was torn off with a deafening bang
inside was a frightened an d fragile race
and they sang

there are countless stones in that sea in the sky
a secretive realm which we dreamt to pry
we humans have landed on one of these stars
and it’s ours

to the crater we moved, we were ready to greet
but hostility met us instead
they're frustrated their planet had someone to meet
they consider us better off dead

battle would lead to great losses to both
but we cannot abide the hatred they bring
if we take a step forward, there's no turning back
if we sing

there are countless stones in that sea in the sky
a secretive realm which we dream to pry
of thousands, they land on just one of these stars
oh, one of these stars
so why ours

if they push us to battle, we can't not react
so determined and cautious we'll ready our sting
we'll beleaguer the callous and alien threat
when we sing

there are countless stones in that sea in the sky
a secretive realm which we dream to pry
these creatures would land on but one of these stars
oh, one of these stars
and it’s ours

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from Alter Locus, released October 3, 2011
Lyrics by Chris Walden.
Many thanks to Greenwood Studios for the use of their beautiful piano.

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