Tales from beyond the Stratosphere

by Warning Will Robinson

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“Tales from beyond the Stratosphere” is the latest album release for Warning Will Robinson. A progressive, eclectic collection of songs and stories from around the cosmos, this is the fourth album in as many years for the local Tasmanian band-about-space. Covering as many genres as there are exoplanets, the album guarantees to offer something for everyone.

Featuring a galaxy of special guest artists, such as legendary jazz saxophonist Spike Mason, popular bluegrass/roots virtuoso Ross Sermons and renowned controversial UFOlogist Mike Campbell, the extra collaboration has given different sounds and new inspiration to the band. From prog-rock electro to Low-brow Psychobilly, Funk to Ambient Electronic Soundscape, and all the way back to Spaghetti Western, this album is an epic journey.

Eighteen months in the making, it promises to be the Underground Album of the Year. Why not decide for yourself – grab the nearest inanimate object you can find, sit down, relax - and absorb!

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released June 10, 2015

Dr Smith - vocals, synths, percussion
Dirk Matter - lead guitar, bass, vocals
Professor Presley - synth guitar, guitar, vocals
Turbo Girl - bass synth, synths, drums
Elmer Robot - vocals, smarmy comments

With special guests:

Spike Mason - bass on "They're already here", sax on "Starquake 49"
Mike Campbell - narration voice on "They're already here"
Ross Sermons - witness account voice on "They're already here"
Wayne Londesborough - vocals on "Nebula Man"

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Warning Will Robinson Hobart, Australia

Warning Will Robinson are a Sci-fi technology band from Hobart, Tasmania that writes about science, gadgets, annoying people and day to day theories on life in general. 2015 marks our 34th Anniversary together!

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Track Name: Exodus
50 years of laborious toil
A giant ark in space to be
Our one way journey to begin
Our dying sun about to flee
No choice of our own making
Some chose to stay behind
Saying "die on earth or die in space
What difference shall we find?"

Packed our bags our food and loved ones
Made our place on board a sea
Of corridors and rooms that stretch
A deep and wide eternity
To leave our Earth our home our lives
For another star so far away
Our hope for us is us to find
A land of hope where we can stay

No sooner had we left our home
The solar flares began to roam
upon Earth's deathly atmosphere
The scorching winds of fate enthrone
We cried and cried that fateful night
Knowing our escape was sealed
Now brighter than the brightest light
Godspeed us to a place concealed

The first year of our flight had flown
Our crew worked day and night alone
Another four and we'd be done
Another star, our host, our sun
(All instruments in)
What would we find when we arrive?
A restful Island in the sky?
A place to lay our heads to rest?
Shall we have lived to pass the test?

Perhaps we can wind back the clock
Travel back in time to a safer spot
Relativity is a dangerous plot
But who are we to say?
Track Name: Starquake 49
Around a distant sun in the Milky Way
Lived the people of planet Zarr
And daily life was a matter of course
For everyone near and far
One night they looked into the sky
And saw a blinding light
As a star collapsed to a neutron star
Before the days of Starquake 49

No one thought any more of it,
Life rolled on the same
But the star began to spin and change,
A pulsar it became
Its surface shook and sent out rays,
The cosmic beacon flashed and shined
That’s how it was for the people of Zarr
at the birth of Starquake 49

The planet Zarr was shaken,
tossed and turned by waves from space
From a sea of rays of all descript,
the planet turned its silvery face
Trees grew teeth and cows changed shape,
the rocks began to whine
That ‘s how it was for the people of Zarr
after Starquake 49

Large objects flew upwards,
Snakes began to hiss
Cows changed shape and snowdrifts mounted.
Misconstrued with this
The people of Zarr just carried on
like everything was fine
But the beer went flat and the sky turned red
after Starquake 49

In the winter of Starquake 49
Track Name: Schrodinger's cat
You disappear you reappear you disappear you reappear you
You disappear you reappear you disappear you reappear you
You disappear you reappear you disappear you reappear you
You disappear you reappear you disappear you reappear you
Track Name: They're already here
The Grey Aliens struggle with a daunting issue that befalls their race - they are all dying.

Unlike many aliens from around the cosmos, Grey aliens are cloned beings that were created by their “parent race” of aliens, notoriously known as the Reptilians from the constellation Draco.

Because they are Clones - created to be a slave race, and a source of nutrition - they suffer from genetic mutations and diseases.
But most problematic is that they are slowly dying. This poses a problem because Grey aliens were created with the inability to reproduce; they were created with no reproductive organs.

Grey aliens face a time sensitive issue they have now set out to solve. Like any animal or being they are interested in self preservation, however, they seem to have no moral or ethical issues in achieving this goal and have set their eyes on using human beings to correct their misfortune.
Track Name: I can see Uranus from here
It was a beautiful night, not a cloud in sight
Just right for watching the heavenly lights
The stars were sparkling, and the planets shone
The moon was out like a silver sun

We journeyed out to the observatory
To see what’s out in the heavenly glory
Counting comets that stretch so far
And make a wish upon a shooting star

Mercury! - I can see Mercury
Venus! - I can see Venus
Moon! - I can see the Moon and Earth
But wait - what’s that over there?

Where?
There!
Oh, I see it! It’s huge! And round
I think it’s ……it’s……it's....

Uranus! - I can see Uranus from here
I see Uranus! - Uranus!
Uranus! - I can see Uranus from here
I see Uranus!
Uranus! - I can see Uranus from here
I see Uranus! - Uranus!
Uranus! - I can see Uranus from here
I see Uranus!

Well……..
You could 'a shocked my body with electrodes instead
You should 'a wrapped a blindfold tightly round my head
But what’s done is done - I stand in fear and dread
I wish I hadn’t seen what I saw - instead……

I saw Uranus! - I can see Uranus from here
I see Uranus! - Uranus!
Uranus! - I can see Uranus from here
I see Uranus!
Uranus! - I can see Uranus from here
I see Uranus! - Uranus!
Uranus! - I can see Uranus from here
I see Uranus!

Mars! - I can see Mars from here
Jupiter! - I can see Jupiter
Saturn! - I can see Saturn from here
….and…what on earth is that??….oh my God!

Uranus! - I can see Uranus from here
I see Uranus! - Uranus!
Uranus! - I can see Uranus from here
I see Uranus!

I see Uranus! - I can see Uranus from here
I see Uranus! - I can see Uranus from here
I see Uranus! - I can see Uranus from here
I see Uranus! - I can see Uranus from here
Track Name: Element 123
Chemical Element 123
A scientific curiosity
In an island of stability
In the search for element 123
1 2 3 go!

The atomic element 123
Hypothetically lives with a slow decay
If I could make it and prove it exists
Then l could be famous – or maybe rich!

Does it exist? Does it decay?
They think its stable, scientists say
Is it made by smashing atoms together?
Or in the giant heart of a supernova?

Searching for Element 123
It’s in the air for you and me
Element 123
Searching for Element 123
Element 123
Searching for Element 123
Gonna find that element…..

Going to win that Nobel Prize
I’ll take my colleagues by surprise
If someone else doesn’t find it first
If that occurs it’ll be the worst!
Break (drums) (Dm)

Gonna work my team every day and night
Until we see that glorious sight
That element's driving us to win
And research funding pouring in

In the search for Element 123
Searching for Element 123
(Element 123!!)
Searching for Element 123
(Element 123!!)
Searching for Element 123 it must be somewhere..

Searching for Element 123
Searching for Element 123
(Element 123!!)
Searching for Element 123
(Element 123!!)
Searching for Element 123

I really hope I win that Nobel Prize....
Track Name: If you ask me
If you ask me
I'll tell you what I think
Since you asked me
Well, I'll tell you what I think
Just lend me your ear
I'll bend it so severe
I'll tell you what I think

Young people in noisy cars
Just a hooning around
Got no respect for folks who
Live here 'round the town
Things were different when I was young;
You had to work all day
I've paid my taxes, paid my dues
So now just go away

Sitting around like you know everything
Haven't you got something to do?
Than play with them silly telephone things
I'll teach you a thing or two
Mocking those who built this nation,
You vacate that seat for the aged persuasion
If you'd kindly get me a drink
I'll tell you what I think

Just got my hip replaced
Did I mention that today?
Do I take these pills here twice?
Or was it three times a day?
I can't read this newspaper;
They make the print so small
Just because the sign says 60
Don’t mean I drive that fast at all

Sitting around like you know everything
Haven't you got something to do?
Than play with them silly telephone things
I'll teach you a thing or two
Mocking those who built this nation,
You vacate that seat for the aged persuasion
If you'd kindly get me a drink
I'll tell you what I think

If you ask me
I'll tell you what I think
Since you asked me
Well, I'll tell you what I think

If you ask me
I'll tell you what I think
Since you asked me
Well, I'll tell you what I think

I'll tell you what I think
Since you asked me...
Track Name: Smoke alarm
Smoke alarm
Smoke alarm
Smoke alarm alarm alarm

Smoke alarm
You hear it screaming it’s a
Smoke alarm
It's not you dreaming it’s a
Smoke alarm
You hear it screaming it’s a
Smoke alarm alarm alarm
Smoke alarm..........

You got a feeling something's wrong
A tiny sound in your brain
When you watch TV or when you’re reading the news
There's a stench and a fog as some politician spews out
Lies, lies, lies, lies, lies.....

In your head and in your heart
An alarm it's ringing loud
It goes off every time you hear a false declaration or some
Hollow excuse as some phony person blabs out

Lies, lies, lies, lies, lies.....
(Lies, lies, lies, lies, lies)

Smoke alarm
You hear it screaming it’s a
Smoke alarm
It's not you dreaming it’s a
Smoke alarm
You hear it screaming it’s a
Smoke alarm alarm alarm

Smoke alarm
You'll always hear it,
Smoke alarm
You must always heed it,
Smoke alarm
You hear it ringing it’s a
Smoke alarm alarm alarm
Smoke alarm..........

So get down low and go go go!

If I am elected, I will turn back the boats
If I am elected, I will let the boats in
A set of steak knives that never need sharpening
Work from home and triple your income!

There's one in every crowd
Who will do what they can do
To convince you to buy some garbage or sign up to
Some shonky deal with you

So when you hear that siren cry
There's someone in your midst with their pants on fire
It's there to protect you, to keep you from harm
It's an alarm not an alert so be alert for an alarm
It’s called a

Smoke alarm
You hear it screaming it’s a
Smoke alarm
It's not you dreaming it’s a
Smoke alarm
You hear it screaming it’s a
Smoke alarm alarm alarm

Smoke alarm
You'll always hear it,
Smoke alarm
It can see a liar, it's a
Smoke alarm
Someone's pants on fire
Smoke alarm alarm alarm

Smoke alarm..........
Track Name: Oort Cloud, baby!
Oort Cloud, baby
Oort Cloud, baby
Oort Cloud, baby
Oort Cloud, baby

Hey baby lets blow this town
Brain sucking parasites are getting me down
Come along with me and we can make our escape
Into the Oort Cloud baby

No crowds of people to sap our soul
A tranquil place for us to go
Slingshot around past Jupiter's moons
into the Oort Cloud baby

Sitting here watching the moon and stars
We're in the Oort Cloud, baby
A billion miles away, our favourite place to stay
is in the Oort Cloud, baby

Way up where it's free, it's just where you wanna be

it's in the Oort Cloud, baby
Oort Cloud, baby
Oort Cloud, baby
Oort Cloud, baby

I need a holiday
I need a holiday
I need a holiday
I need a holiday

Brain suckers are chasing me
Brain suckers controlling me
Brain suckers are chasing me
Brain suckers

Flying so high, just as fast as we can
Not a care in the world, come on and take my hand
No bosses here to tell us what to do
We're in the Oort Cloud baby

Hey baby it's outa sight
Come on fly with me at the speed of light
Past the rings of Saturn then a billion miles away
We're in the Oort Cloud baby

Sitting here watching the moon and stars
We're in the Oort Cloud, baby
A billion miles away, our favourite place to stay
is in the Oort Cloud, baby

Oort Cloud, baby
Oort Cloud, baby
Oort Cloud, baby
Oort Cloud, baby