1. Prologue

Music by John Paul Sharp

2. Coming Out

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Xeno 1 - I really wish that

I could shed this skin

Xeno 2 - Throw away this heart

that's bleeding from within

Xeno 3 - But I got a job to do, it's true

Xeno 4 - The only problem is I care for you ...

Xeno 5 - Relax your mind, it's gonna be fine

Xeno 6 - It's gonna' be the moment we've been waiting for all this time

Xeno 7 - So don't forget to do your best, it's "better-off" for everyone involved.

 

ALL (unison)

We got orders, we got plans, we got 'em right smack in the palm of their hands and

We comin' out to get things started, so watch happens, join the party

This ain't easy; it's all hard, but that don't mean we can't get where we want to if

We play with caution, they will work for the bait and we will make it to the

To the promised land

To the promised land

 

Xeno 1 - Can you forget about what I just said?

Xeno 2 - Come to think of it, I'm not all that upset.

Xeno 3 - I'm but a traveler in this old bod.

Xeno 4 - I just get so lost with all their talk of God!

Xeno 5 - Forget what they say, we'll show them the way -

Xeno 6 - And there is no one who can judge our acts until it's too late

Xeno 7 - So don't forget to do your best and dream about a better fate!

3. Arrival I

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Human #1:

Gather 'round and listen to me

Let me tell you 'bout my problem with Xenos

I gotta' woman who's a beautiful thing and

She's one of them, she's an alien

We got three kids and one more on the way

Now let me ask you what the hell are they?

And then I realize I'm the odd-man-out of

My own goddamn family!

 

Human #2:

Went to the work the other day

Had a big promotion coming my way, yeah

But guess who got it instead of me?

It was another Xeno, sure as can be.

Asked my boss, "What's up with that?"

She said, "He's smarter, he's faster and you come up flat."

Well shit, I guess I'm not needed here

So I quit my job and got drunk on beer.

 

Human #6 & #7:

Now wait right there, what's this about?

Let's all be fair, figure it out - we can't allow ourselves to judge.

 

Human #3:

Screw that noise, here's what's up.

I have a teenage daughter who got pregnant by a

Four year old Xeno, no one we know,

Where did he go?

No question, I'm pro-life, indeed,

But my daughter is scared to carry his seed and I

Would mind a termination if it meant

My daughter found salvation.

 

Human #4:

Wait a minute, all your stories are fine, but,

We need to talk about Homosapien pride!

How much of our basic human rights will we

Lose without putting up a fight?

I hate to say this, but I carry a gun,

Just in case any Xenos want to have fun.

I don't know what they're really about, but

No chances are taken when I leave my house!

 

Human #6 & #7:

Now wait right there, what's this about?

Let's all be fair, figure it out - we can't allow ourselves to judge.

 

(instrumental break)

 

Human #5:

I'm more confused than ever before and

I'm afraid of what could be in store for my

Family, my friends and I, for all we know

We're about to die.

It makes me angry that they've hidden from us

It makes me wonder if there's anything else?

Who is really in control here and

What are we gonna' do?

 

Human #6 & #7:

Now wait right there, what's this about?

Let's all be fair, figure it out - we can't allow ourselves to judge.

4. Chant I

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Amen, Amen, God will help us see this through.

Amen, Amen, Tell us what we should do.

Amen, Amen, God will help us see this through.

Amen, Amen, We look to You.

5. Uncertainty I

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Henry:

I wish I knew

What it is that I should do

Which course is right?

Do I help or do I fight?

'Cause all I want is to feel

Needed, Someone Special

I don't want to harm him

I just want to live

 

Alex:

All I wanted was to blend

Be accepted, be a friend

Why can't that be enough?

Follow orders, follow through

I'm a puppet, not a fool!

Why is this so tough?

'Cause I don't think it's right

Life is not so black and white

We are of a spectrum

So why this disconnection?

 

Alex & Henry sing simultaneously:

 

Alex:

You will never see me for who I am

That's what it feels like to give a

You will never see me for who I am

That's what it feels like to give a

Damn.

 

Henry:

I am caught, I am lost

And I don't know what to

I am caught, I am lost

And I don't know what to

Think.

6. Addressing the Nation

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Elizabeth:

I'm calling out to

all human hearts that hear my voice

I want to tell you,

you have free will; the human choice

That is why I warn you, take the side of peace

Or we might never see the light at the end of this!

 

Human Crowd:

That's not good enough for us!

We want answers, we want stuff!

Something solid we can use

We can't let them make us fools!

We will fight for what's right 'cause we are strong!

 

Elizabeth:

Now, wait a minute, please hear me out awhile more

It is important that we achieve some sort of rapport

Otherwise, I'm sorry, we might just be toast,

So please, don't jump to bad conclusions, deaf as posts, soon-to-be-ghosts ...

 

Human Crowd:

You don't scare us, Xenos do!

We are nearly through with you!

You must do a better job!

Or you'll meet an angry mob!

We are not afraid

We will stand up and say ...

 

Simultaneous: (Elizabeth & People)

 

People:

They cannot do this to us

We will not let them

They will regret the day of this

We will put an end to them

Thank you for your address

Do whatʼs best, Do whatʼs best.

 

Elizabeth:

Oh, please! No!

You're scaring me!

What can I do to help?

 

How can I save my people from yourselves?

Give me time, give me a little more time!

7. This is Rapture!

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

I can tell the future for the homosapiens

And let me tell you it is quite a sensation!

Do you have a dollar?

Listen to me holler loud!

I think that that's the only way

to get a crowd to hear!

Let's break out a cheer -- woo hoo!

WE'RE ALL GONNA' DIE!

 

I'm a bit excited! Haven't seen the light for years,

Not since I traveled through the cosmos with profiteers.

Might be they will spare me, might be not but I don't care!

This place will get what's coming, like an electric ch air!

Let's celebrate -- woo hoo! WE'RE ALL GONNA' DIE!

 

There are folks - folks who don't - don't know a thing

Who have choked - died inside - they cannot sing

Black and blue and fruity-looped, flipped and fried over medium --

Jesus Christ! Where's he now? Now the lies are coming down!

 

Well, I'd just like to say that I'm glad I'm dying, glad to go away.

I want you to know that I wouldn't have it any other way!

And I want you to sing with me ...

GO!

(4 bar improv. scat)

"Didn't think so!"

 

I woke up this morning to a heavy phone call

From someone who had said

They knew my friend who died long ago

That friend was me.

 

Don't let it haunt you

Forget the past

Don't let it harm you ...

 

EMBRACE THE CHANGES, EMBRACE THE CHANGES

For We Will Die

... I was driving all night to find just a little more peace of mind

Did you notice that turn in the road?

Did you see how it curved just so?

Taking off again ...

8.  Riot!

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Rioter #1:

Tear it up! Shut it down!

Turn the wheel! Spin it 'round!

Mass confusion! No one cares!

Terrorism everywhere!

 

Rioter #2:

Middle finger in the air!

Take a bat and swing it there!

Smash the windows, burn the bank!

Keep your mind from going blank!

 

Rioter #3:

Fuck! Let's smoke it up!

'Cause if the world goes down in flames,

Let us have our Mary Jane!

 

Rioter #4:

Fuck! Let's turn it up!

'Cause if it's really going down like this

Let's all go out and take a piss!

 

All:

This planet needs a riot!

This planet needs a riot!

This planet needs a riot!

You look your doors and hide!

You look your doors and hide!

You look your doors and hide!

Or come on out to fight!

Or come on out to fight!

Or come on out to fight!

This planet needs a riot!

This planet needs a riot!

This planet needs a riot!

 

Rioter #5:

We don't need to have no jobs

We don't need to pay for shit!

Rob our dads and rape our moms for

Getting us involved in this!

 

Rioter #6:

Nothing's complicated now

We have learned to turn it off!

Get your guns and bullets out

Shoot it up! Set it off!

 

Rioter #7

Mess with it! Make it raw!

From Europe and from Africa!

Chaos is the only way!

Time to blow it all to shit!

 

Rioter #8:

Time to have our way with it!

Time to spill and shed the blood of it!

 

All:

This planet needs a riot!

This planet needs a riot!

This planet needs a riot!

You look your doors and hide!

You look your doors and hide!

You look your doors and hide!

Or come on out to fight!

Or come on out to fight!

Or come on out to fight!

This planet needs a riot!

This planet needs a riot!

This planet needs a riot!

 

(instrumental break)

 

All:

Tear it up! Shut it down!

Turn the wheel! Spin it 'round!

Mass confusion! No one cares!

Terrorism everywhere!

Middle finger in the air!

Take a bat and swing it there!

Smash the windows, burn the bank!

Keep your mind from going blank!

Fuck! Let's smoke it up!

'Cause if the world goes down in flames,

Let us have our Mary Jane!

Fuck! Let's turn it up!

'Cause if it's really going down like this

Let's all go out and take a piss!

 

This planet needs a riot!

This planet needs a riot!

This planet needs a riot!

You look your doors and hide!

You look your doors and hide!

You look your doors and hide!

Or come on out to fight!

Or come on out to fight!

Or come on out to fight!

This planet needs a riot!

This planet needs a riot!

This planet needs a riot!

9. Arrival II

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Human 1:

I think we've heard quite enough!

A Xeno's just not to be trusted

We better separate into groups

And figure out, right now, who is who!

 

Human 2:

There's nothing funny 'bout all this pain

We'd better stop pretending this is a game

To concentration camps, they should go

Let's gas 'em up and send them into outerspace!

 

Human 3:

I don't know about killing camps,

It seems to me that you might need a nap!

But I do believe that we might be

The next to join the list of extinct species!

 

Human 4:

I can't take it anymore,

Take me Xenos, I'm yours!

I'd rather be on the side that wins

Maybe then they will spare my kids!

 

Human 6 & 7:

This is insane!

What are we doing?

We've got to think about our future.

We're gonna' die if we don't fight!

I hope we're right!

 

Human 2:

It's pussies (people) like you holding us back!

You should go along with them when they get gassed!

Poison your ass, you traitorous fiend!

Your cowardly face is disgusting to me!

 

Human 3:

Hold it right there! Settle it down.

Get a grip, let's not trip or we're gonna' drown!

We need our level heads to get ahead of them

Don't forget, the fight that's right is us against them, us against them!

 

Human 4:

US AGAINST THEM? US AGAINST THEM?

We'd better win or we're gonna' be dead!

We'd better fight to the tooth and the nail

'Cause there's no more places that we can set sail!

 

Human 1:

Push them in a corner so they will change.

Kill a few important ones to set up the stage.

Get them to do what we want instead!

And if that don't work, we'll just kill them!

 

Human 6 & 7:

This is insane!

What are we doing?

We've got to think about our future.

We're gonna' die if we don't fight!

I hope we're right!

 

Human 5:

I want to go on the record that I don't believe in war!

You can do whatever you want I won't stop you.

Let it be known that I said it's wrong

So I can go on each day, thinking every thing's fine

 

ALL

The must be right, stand up and fight

You do your part, I'll do mine

Killing time, killing time.

Do your part and I'll do mine

 

This is insane!

What are we doing?

We've got to think about our future.

We're gonna' die if we don't fight!

It must be right!

 

10. Chant II

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Group 1:

Amen, Amen, God will help us see this through

 

Group 2:

It must right, stand up and fight,

you do your part, I'll do mine.

 

Group 3:

Tear it up, shut it down, Turn the wheel, spin it round,

mass confusion, no one cares, terrorism everywhere.

 

Group 4:

We got orders, we got plans, we got 'em right smack in the palm of their hands

And we comin' out to get things started, so what what happens join the party.

11. Media Firestorm

Music by John Paul Sharp

12. Uncertainty II

Music and Lyrics by John Paul Sharp

 

Alex:

I wash my dirty hands of the future

that is planned

For my so-called friend

In the doldrums he'll remain,

I can't help but keep disdain.

Enough is enough!

Maybe this is right! Life is black and white!

What's he waiting for? Do it!

Before he loses his nerve, that idiot human!

He's no friend of mine! He's a different kind.

 

Henry:

I trusted you! You're a sneak and I'm no fool!

You can't use me! I control my own destiny!

And this is the last time I will say goodbye to you

I just want you know you were like a brother to me

And you turned on me.

 

Henry & Alex:

You will never see me for who I am

That's what it feels like to be a man.

13. Prologue (Condensed)

Music by John Paul Sharp

14. Coming Out (Instrumental)

Music by John Paul Sharp

15. Arrival I (Instrumental)

Music by John Paul Sharp

16. Chant I (Instrumental)

Music by John Paul Sharp

17. Uncertainty I (Instrumental)

Music by John Paul Sharp

18. Addressing the Nation (Instrumental)

Music by John Paul Sharp

19. This is Rapture! (Instrumental)

Music by John Paul Sharp

20. Riot! (Instrumental)

Music by John Paul Sharp

21. Arrival II (Instrumental)

Music by John Paul Sharp

22. Chant II (Instrumental)

Music by John Paul Sharp

23. Uncertainty II (Instrumental)

Music by John Paul Sharp