Valentine's Overture Part II (A Martian On Earth)

1993

Lyrics

Oohoo ooh - I know it's true
It's wrong to live in solitude
Oohoo ooh - so sad and true
They try to tear my soul in two

I'm at the border of my heart
Oh it's pushing me so far
and it's taking all the vital strength away

Oohoo ooh - believe it's true
I'd rather die in solitude...

They keep trying
Classifying
They keep lying
Crucifying
They keep smiling
I'm defying - on and on and on and on

'Cause action speaks louder than words
My voice keeps on calling, but it seems so unheard
I crawl and I cry, in search for a why
Why am I here in this world
I'm just a Martian on Earth

I remember the time
When I was fightin' for the dreams I'd set in my mind
I woke up and I found
That no one ever cares about my feelings inside

Is this all I'm living for
Is this all there is
There must be more to life than fighting for a cause

Can't you see me going under
In a world of rain and thunder
In a life where business creatures
Got the role of music preachers

This is more than fiction, it's true
I'm the dawn into something new
Living songs, what more can I do
I fall and I fight, don't understand why
They try to kill me inside

I took it all for granted when I was a little boy
I had a dream, a call, a goal, it's still my only joy
This vision so strong, so right
It's wrong in their eyes
The spirit of gold controls their minds:
"For a million eyes a lie"

Tycoon terror now
Tycoon terror now
Tycoon terror now

Boy, you've chose a life where we decide
What to do, who you are, so lose your pride
Give it up - tycoon
Give it up - terror

No, I'd rather be poor
Than feeling like a whore
I'd rather be unknown
I'd rather sing in solitude
Then become a musical prostitute

We go back to 1968
A slimy little creep slipped through the gate
His folks so glad with the child they had
But didn't know they would regret

Nightmare began with the black and white
Rockin' the house all day and night
W-w-w-atching young Merc on the tv-screen
Giving little Robby his magic dream

Woo - yeah
Woo
Sweet 17 he quits from scrool
Everybody said: "What a stupid fool!"
But a little voice between his ears
said: "Ready and go the course is clear!"

On my way to the stars
Thought it couldn't be far
Now I'm lost in the dark

Get me out of this marsh
Get me high in the chart
Before time shows it's marks

Woo - yeah
Woo - yeah
Woo - yeah
Woo - yeah

I was 21 when the deal was signed
It all went well for a long long time
Everybody liked my "super" song
Until they saw my style it all went wrong

How dare you "V" to be like this
In a narrow minded world full of prejudice
ssssspitten in the face: "What a waste of birth"
it really made me feel like a Martian on Earth

On my way to the stars
Thought it couldn't be far
Now I'm lost in the dark

Get me out of this marsh
Get me high in the chart
Before time shows it's marks

The world is there for me to open up my eyes
But I refuse to see the hate and wicked lies
It made me dancing in the vale of tears I cried
I'm still trying

From emotion
to devotion
To the dreams in my mind
Let me be
Ooh-wicked world - set me free

Can't you see me going under
In a world of rain and thunder
Very soon we hit the ground
Pretty soon we're going under
No I'll never tell a lie because I know... I'm right

I'm walking through the ocean in the middle of the night
I'm sinking in emotion - But I'm too proud for suicide
I want to face the day when everything gets right
I'd like to live and play on stages oversized
I will be there when the world has opened it's eyes
Save us dear God from conservative lies

Don't be lie - your feelings inside
But life can go on by with a wink of an eye
Please don't cry - I'm sure you will find
Is it worth this self sacrifice
It's gonna get you to Paradise

'Cause action speaks louder than words
My voice keeps on calling, but it seems so unheard
I crawl and I cry, in search for a why
Why am I here - why am I here?

'Cause action speaks louder than words
My voice keeps on calling, but it seems so unheard
I crawl and I cry, in search for a why
Why am I here in this world
I'm just a Martian on Earth

Wondering why - living to die

I'm just a messenger... in this world

Credits

Composed, written, arranged and produced
Robby Valentine
All instruments, lead vocals and vocal harmonies and arrangements
Robby Valentine
Backing vocals
Valensia Clarkson
Violins
Rani Koch, Eleanora de Vries and Sarah Koch

About this song

Title
Valentine's Overture Part II (A Martian On Earth)
Year
1993