Alien Nation (Single)

by Devin Tait

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2 CD package of the "Alien Nation" single, debut release from Devin Tait, including exclusive b-sides found nowhere else.

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released April 12, 2011

Produced and Mixed by Devin Tait and Brandon Strecker.

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Devin Tait West Hollywood, California

Having transplanted himself from Kansas to California around the turn of the millennium, Devin Tait quickly found himself derailed from his original plan to join a boyband. Meeting a couple of guitar playing lesbians at karaoke led Tait to form the band Shitting Glitter with Amy Crosby and Von Edwards. After nearly a decade with the band, Tait decided it was time to branch out on his own. ... more

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Track Name: Man Vs. Nature
They say it’s human nature to lie
Ask questions first and then you find an alibi
We make it easy to categorize
Don’t be surprised, don’t be surprised
We put things off until the moment has passed
Watch the world go by as we grapple for cash
And it’s funny but wealth always seems attracted to trash
Don’t ever crash
You’ve got to hold on tight

Don’t ever admit when you’re not right (x3)
Don’t ever admit it til they’re out of sight

Man vs. nature, versus everything within
Man vs. nature, mother nature always wins
It’s never any fun until somebody gets hurt
Until they’re lying, bleeding, face down in the dirt
Keep on trying, keeping on fighting come what may
Because the nature of things is never the easiest way

They feel alone when they’re together in the room
They fell in love but only all too soon
Now they live their lives inside a twisted cartoon
Kaboom, kaboom
I didn’t mean to get caught up in between
I only follow my heart no matter where it leads
Now so many doors are closing in on me
Let me out please
I’m begging down on my knees

Sometimes we hurt but we don’t bleed (x3)
Sometimes we hurt but love is all we need

Man vs. nature, verses everything and all
Man vs. nature, mother nature will not fall
It’s never any fun until somebody gets hurt
Until they’re lying, bleeding, face down in the dirt
Keep on trying, keeping on fighting come what may
Because the nature of things is never the easiest way

Caught you fooling around again, people say that’s just men
I turn the other cheek and hide my grin, get out of jail free in the end
Caught you fooling around again, people say that’s just men
Track Name: Imaginary Greenland
I tried standing on the edge, I’d pray to god and concentrate
I thought that if I tried real hard, maybe I could fly away.
I closed my eyes and felt I was riding the waves of air
But when I opened them up, I was only standing there

I tried burning midnight oil, hiding from the light of day
Thought that if I could be invisible
Neither black nor white but grey
I feared for loneliness but I couldn't build my fort that way
So I drew an airline ticket
Greenland may there I stay

I performed exactly how
A person would when one was young
I was completely self-absorbed
But feeling insignificant
My open door had come but I
Left one foot on the other side
I felt a wind come in and I could not but help abide

Well it's freezing in my mind and I want to be outside
In Greenland
I can feel it like a chill, the whole world stands still
In Greenland
Now it's raining in my mind but I want to go out side in
Greenland (I've got niphablepsia, I need anesthesia)

I cried and wiped away the tears
stumbled then got up again
I walked a million miles more
but ended up where I began

Well it's freezing in my mind and I want to be outside
In Greenland
I can feel it like a chill, the whole world stands still
In Greenland
Well it's snowing in my mind and I feel I'm going blind
In Greenland
Frost is on the windowsill, maybe none of this is real
In Greenland
Track Name: Strange Season (Live At Cafe Muse)
Strange Season

Through an open window one day flew out
And another blew right in
It was the most surreal thing
When morning broke we awoke
To collective horror, we had all switched beds
The internet accessed our heads

And we all know how we ended up here
But the pathway out is not so clear
Listen when I tell you dear

It’s a strange season, it’s a strange season…
It’s a strange season, it’s a strange season…

If someone was watching us just imagine how embarrassing that might be
Amusing as it may seem at first
The audience, the suspense
Cameras, action, light and feigned reality
As happy as we'll ever be

All I need is you to pull me through
we will come back better than before
All I need is you to hold onto
And I will never want anything more