Outer Space

by Dan Knudsen

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released May 11, 2008

Dan Knudsen: Music, Lyrics, Vocals, Guitars, Autoharp, Keyboards and Drums/Percussion

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Dan Knudsen is an American artist who’s musical style has been described as a combination of folk, gospel and outsider genres. Dan’s performances around the growing music city of Portland, ME have resulted in attracting a dedicated cult following, a full-length tribute album and an annual indoor festival called, “Dan-a-palooza” in honor of the artist and his music. ... more

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Track Name: Outer Space
Blast your lasers, swing your light sabers
Protect and serve this great planet
Alien invasion, human race annihilation
Man fears it 'cuz he doesn't understand it

AMEN!

Blast off into outer space
Take off to a higher place

Earth's finest pilots fly their star fighters
Aiming above and beyond in the star force
Electric energy and magnetic activity
Sometimes throw the squadrons of ships off course

HUH!

Blast off into outer space
Make a jump into hyperspace

Evil robots programmed to kill
Could start a war in outer space
Knowledge denied, information classified
Regarding visitors from outer space
Government lies, fire in the skies
Covered up in outer space
Outer space, outer space

-synthesizer solo-

Shrieking fire spitters, brain-sucking critters
Meteors hurled by giant bugs, worms and slugs
Cyborgs and androids, comets and asteroids
Armageddon is about to strike with a storm of rocks

Blast off into outer space
Take off to a higher place
Blast off into outer space
Make a jump into hyperspace

Do or do not, there is no try
As you wish in outer space
The force is with you, live long and prosper
Make it so in outer space
Stations are built, destinies are fulfilled
For future travel in outer space

Outer space, outer space
Massive vessels in outer space
Outer space, outer space
Whoopin' E.T.'s ass in outer space
Generations lost in outer space
By your command in outer space
Track Name: Sometimes It's So Hard
A burglar tries to rob and invade my home
Cutting the wires of my telephone
He’s attempting to break-in and intrude
For his company I’m not in the mood

Sometimes it’s so hard
When somebody’s trying to ruin my day
Sometimes it’s so hard
When someone keeps getting in my way

Mean kids are bullying me at school
Filling the environment with ridicule
They’re lousy students with no respect
They have rotten manners and no intellect

Sometimes it’s so hard
When and ex-buddy turns from a friend to a foe
Sometimes it’s so hard
Don’t ask me why ‘cuz you should already know

-synthesizer solo-

I have a difficult and rude colleague at work
Bossing me around like he’s some kind of jerk
He doesn’t understand that’s not his job
Though he continues to act like an arrogant snob

Sometimes it’s so hard
When people in my business treat me bad
Sometimes it’s so hard
When people in my profession drive me mad

Fundamentalist Christians attend my church
They literally preach the bible chapter and verse
Religious fanatics can be dangerous people
Going insane around the chapel and steeple

Sometimes it’s so hard
When people take God’s word too seriously
Sometimes it’s so hard
When they push too much religion on me

Sometimes it’s so hard
So freakin’ hard
Sometimes it’s so hard
So dang hard
Sometimes it’s so hard
So stinkin’ hard
Sometimes it’s so hard
YEAH!
Track Name: Creatures Of The Sand
At night and in the early morning
The desert is shaken
Stores and trailers are ransacked and violently wrecked
There's no money taken
It goes on for several hours ‘til the hottest part of the day
Then the dunes are suddenly silent, after we've fallen victims of prey

Whoa-oo-whoah, yeah-a-ah

We're only appetizers for multi-legged freaks
They are the worst nightmares come true for science geeks
By these lethal monsters a number of persons have been killed
Survivors wander in shock up and down the hills

Giant insects and arachnids
Are the greatest enemies of beast and man
But our cyanide gas and flames will stop them
These radioactive creatures of the sand

Just recently they developed from the blast of atomic bombs
It will take a bomber squadron to wipe them out with napalm bombs
They'll need an infantry regiment to mop up after them
Some have enough toxic acid to kill twenty beasts and men

Mutant insects and arachnids
Are the biggest enemies of beast and man
But our bullets and dynamite will stop them
These dangerous creatures of the sand

Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh....

At night and in the early morning a sand storm has struck
Killer beetles, wasps, mosquitoes, dragonflies and mantises crawl and fly amuck
In the heat of the afternoon they nest underground
But you can still hear their buzzing and whistling sounds

Monstrous insects and arachnids
Are the baddest enemies of beast and man
But our grenades and missiles will stop them
These deadly creatures of the sand

LOOK OUT!
They're laying eggs and breeding
LOOK OUT!
They're hungry and it's time for feeding
LOOK OUT!
The bugs are coming BACK, BACK!
LOOK OUT!
They are tarantulas of brown and scorps and ants of red and black LOOK OUT!
Track Name: In The Shape Of The Cross
It was a patch that the nun wore
On the front side of her habit
In the shape of the cross
In the shape of the cross
There were rapes and murders to avenge
And choose between justice and revenge
In the shape of the cross
In the shape of the cross

I wasn't sure if I agreed or disagreed
With the promise she was laying down
But I understood where she was coming from
With the words she was spreading around

Once you commit a crime you have to pay and do time
Guilty and punished by imprisonment and a fine
But if the clothes from the scene don't fit you
Your lawyer may tell the judge and court they must acquit you

Once you commit a crime
There were stains left on the floors
Too tough and stubborn to wash off
Appearing in the color red
Probably from blood that was shed
And there were prisoners on death row
In the jail where the guards took them slow
In the electric chair they would fry
Even if they were too young to die

Once you commit a crime you have to pay and serve time
God is good when he asks you not to hate or be unkind
If you seek treatment and rehabilitation
There's a chance you could go straight after incarceration

All is won at such a cost
Although you're still grieving a tragic loss
But you never know just what mistakes and sins can be forgiven by God
Our great high boss
In the shape of the cross
In the shape of the cross

It was a gesture that the nun made
With her hand in front of her face and chest
In the name of the father and son
And the holy spirit three in one
Then they strapped him to a gurney
Prepared the chemicals for his execution
And they stuck the needle in his arm
Killed by lethal injection he bought the farm

Ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh
I wasn't sure if I agreed or disagreed
With the promise she was laying down
But I understood where she was coming from
With the words she was spreading around

Once you commit a crime you have to pay big time
Open your eyes to see right from wrong don't be blind
When you're thrown into a cell for detention
The only road to walk is the one to redemption

All is won at such a cost
Although you're still grieving an unfortunate loss
But you never know just what sinners can redeem themselves and be saved through Christ on the cross
In the shape of the cross
In the shape of the cross
In the shape of the cross
In the shape of the cross
Track Name: The Emperor Lucifer
The streets are filled with alarm and fright
And with the horror of all saint's eve
The antichrist is coming again
For the sinners and those who don't believe
We call him by the prince of darkness
And we call him by the serpent
He makes no apologies or gives no reasons
For his sins he'll never confess or repent
He poses as a diabolic sorcerer
He is there the emperor Lucifer

The company of heaven shall enjoy watching
As the underworld expires
For thousands of years a war has raged on
Between werewolves and vampires
Like an animal and most criminals
He is a fear detector
Of all that is evil, cruel, perverse and sick
He is the mad protector
He unleashes a wrath so sinister
He is there the emperor Lucifer

In a jungle full of apes, wolves and dinosaurs
He runs along the blackening rainbow
Barbarians and Vikings attack his strongholds
With catapults and crossbows
But his witches and warlocks have grown in power
This is where they've made their homes
With vipers and roaches and moles and blobs
And giants made of stone
He's disguised as a satanic sorcerer
He is there the emperor Lucifer
Track Name: Born In The U.K.
He's an international super spy
But not an agent for the FBI
He works for the British secret service
Saving the world is his one and only purpose

He was born in the U.K.
He has a partner with the CIA
But he does his job the English way
He was born in the U.K.

He had to stop this madman big and old
From robbing fort Knox’s supply of gold
Only he could be so bold
He had no heart and his blood was cold

He was born in the U.K.
He has a partner with the CIA
But he does his job the English way
He was born in the U.K.

He has a nephew in Afghanistan
Fighting off Al-quida and the Taliban
They're on the run through Pakistan
Hiding out in Iraq and Iran

He was born in the U.K.
He has a partner with the CIA
But he does his job the English way
He was born in the U.K.

Toxic waste dumpers get caught by the EPA
Just like drug dealers get arrested by the DEA
Several decades of trotting the globe
Millions of intriguing cases to probe

He was born in the U.K.
He has a partner with the CIA
But he does his job the English way
He was born in the U.K.
He was born in the U.K.
He was born in the U.K.
Track Name: Working With The Kids
I'm a Christian educator teaching Sunday school
I'm a swimming instructor giving lessons at the local pool
I'm a youth exercise instructor helping kids get strong
I'm a writer and singer of children's songs they love to sing along

Small bodies and minds developing outside and in
No matter how they play their games they should always think they win

Working
Working with the kids
Never shirking
Working with the kids
You wanna touch the world and the lives of little boys and girls
The most rewarding biz
Is working with the kids

I'm a counselor at a summer camp
I'm a little league baseball coach the players are the champs
I'm a babysitter in a nursery
I have children of my own, I'm a daddy

Small bodies and minds developing outside and in
No matter how they run their races they should always feel as if they win

Working
Working with the kids
Never shirking
Working with the kids
Making them feel good in their neighborhood
The most admirable job I ever did
Was working with the kids

I don't ever want to lose my health
My strength or my energy
I want to keep my optimism and positivity
A kids life isn't just for kids
It’s for kids at heart who don't complain or whine
They may be older in body but they're still young at heart and in mind

Working
Working with the kids
Never shirking
Working with the kids
Making them feel good in their neighborhood
The most respectable job I ever did
Was working with the kids
Track Name: I'm Rising Up
Living safe, happy and healthy
That's how I lead my lifestyle
Taking such good care of myself
I plan to be around for quite a long while
When I get old I'll only die once then I'll live twice
I'm gonna live forever and make it to heaven
When I enter into paradise

I'm risin' up, up, up, up, up
I'm risin' up, up, up, up, up
I'm risin' up, up, up, up, up
I'm risin' up, up, up, up, up

So far I've been blessed with luck and success
Good things happen to me because I'm a guy who’s smart
I think there is a tomorrow and the end is far away
That's what I'm told by my heart
Even when it's time for me to go
God shall send his star fleet
The Almighty’s gonna send his space ships

Just to beama-beama-beama me up, up, up, up, up
I'm risin' up, up, up, up, up
I'm risin' up, up, up, up, up
I'm risin' up, up, up, up, up
Yeah!
Uh-huh...

God has given me a good life and future
I won't vanish I'm gonna live on and survive
I'm a man without worries or fears
I do what I can to stay well and alive
Only one life I live it to the fullest
All my life I'm gonna live it up
I was born to my parents but god you created me
And on my last day lord you'll raisa raisa me up, up, up, up, up
I'm risin' up, up, up, up, up
I'm risin' up, up, up, up, up
I'm risin' up, up, up, up, up
I'm risin' up, up, up, up, up
I'm risin' up, up, up, up, up
I'm risin' up, up, up, up, up
I'm risin' up, up, up, up, up