Song Lyric Sunday: They Come From Another World

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adams is
Heavenly Bodies, Planets, Moon, Sun, Stars
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The song must contain a reference to the prompt in the title or the lyrics.
If the song does not meet these criteria, please explain why you chose it


My choice today is Flying Saucer Attack byThe Rezillos. A band renowned for providing campy adrenaline rides of punky new wave entertainment. This song was a B-side on their 1977 single (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures.

I won’t bang on about the theme of the song: the title gives it away. But I would like to make a special mention of the group’s lead singer, Fay Fife.

She often dressed like Fred Flintsone’s crazy cousin (in this clip, she is sporting a rather lurid beat-girl look), but my word, she had energy.

So I can only suppose the audience in this 1978 German TV programme were all under heavy sedation. Or maybe they suffered an Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

There’s a threat approaching from the stars
All the horrors from Venus and Mars
Everybody better be on guard
When the Flying Saucers land

Watch the skies above the horizon
For the spies who have no flies on
When they appear through the stratosphere
Better lock yourself inside

Flying Saucer Attack
I’m never coming back
Oh, oh, oh
Until it’s over

Laser beams and gamma projectors
There’ll be nothing on earth to protect us
When they arrive out of the sky
They’ll be frying us alive

Call out the Army and United Nations
Alert the Police and Airforce Stations
Tell everybody to run and hide
Because the end is near at hand

Flying Saucer Attack
I’m never coming back
Oh, oh, oh
Until it’s over

There’s a threat approaching from the stars
All the horrors from Venus and Mars
Everybody better be on guard
When the Flying Saucers land

Watch the skies above the horizon
For the spies who have no flies on
When they appear through the stratosphere
Better lock yourself inside

Flying Saucer Attack
I’m never coming back
Oh, oh, oh
Until it’s over

Oh, oh, oh
Until it’s over
Oh, oh, oh
Until it’s over

Songwriters: Jo Callis (aka as Luke Warm)
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