Devin Townsend

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"SKY BLUE"




1. REJOICE

Now we’ve arrived in a new time and world and elements are we of gold
How many times were we able to see the infinite void of the soul?
All that way gonna give it away?
You’re gonna give it away to some muscle?
Long, long way till the pain is at bay, so hit it one more time!
Fight!
Along that way got the temper at bay finding new ways to loosen the load
And we will settle the day when the son will obey and the gods of it all will implode
Long, long way you’re-a-giving away, you’re gonna give it away to the muscle
You’ve come a long, long way so be not afraid you’ve gotta use your mind!

Alien world
Arrogant mental
This world seems arrogant, sick and demented
Alien world
So you bet your body and soul!

[Chorus:]
It hurts so much and that is why they fear it
But never fear, all is here!
It hurts so much and that is why we fear it
But pay no mind,
Rejoice!

Don’t fear it!
Don’t fear it!

I know you’ll follow,
I know your war

[Chorus:]
It hurts so much and that is why they fear it
But never fear, all is here!
It hurts so much and that is why we fear it
But pay no mind,
Rejoice!
Rejoice!
Rejoice!




2. FALLOUT

As we're born to ride alone
Never to return
Cry unfair if you want
So we grow in the ways we were,
...To the way we are
Fallout.

You're on your own
You're all, you're always home
And we fall now.

As we live to right the wrongs
Never to return, then the truth hits you hard.
So we've grown from the ways we were, to the ways we are
Fallout.

You're on your own
You're all, you're always home
And we fall now.

If you could say, anything you wanted...
What would you say?

I'd tell you all:
We are young, at the end of this cycle.
And there may be no rest even when we are done.

That's when you're feeling empowered
You'll trade your fear in for power
If we knew what came tomorrow
There'd be no time for the sorrow.

Throttle!

As we're born to ride alone, never to return
Cry unfair if you want

So you've grown in the ways we were
...To the way we are
Fallout.

You're on your own
You're all, you're always home
And we fall now.

If you could say anything you wanted...what would you say?




3. MIDNIGHT SUN

Midnight sun is rising
You had always known
That my life is yours.

The sun sets in the desert
And you will always be

Though you're gone, we see the sun!
I know, cause we're together now.
In my dream.

The sun sets in the desert, but you will always be...

Though you're gone, we see the sun
I know, cause we're together now
I know, cause we're together now
I know, always...

Home...
Dream... (you bought the wonderful dream...)




4. A NEW REIGN

Reign, far from the river
Reign, far from the garden, oh...

He won't suffer
I'm underwater
I'll hold you

So while you cry, my love
I never wanted sorrow or pain
Yet here we are again!

He won't suffer,
I'm underwater
I'll hold you.

Now why'd you die on me?
No words will come now.

Reign, far from the river
Reign, far from the garden, oh...

WHERE DID YOU GO?

I never wanted to be in this place, where you had to leave me cold
I never wanted to be in this place, did you have to leave me cold?

Reign, far from the river (please release me)
Reign, far from the garden, oh...

You won't suffer

You won't suffer
While underwater
I'll hold you

So why'd you cry, my love
I never wanted sorrow or pain
Yet here we are!

I will never let you leave my mind




5. UNIVERSAL FLAME

Flame! Universal flame!
Can't stand the shame!
Universal flame!
The universe unfolds for you tonight

Through all the ways you've tried to rid your lives of crying, I know
The world is full of all the sickness and the dying heroes.

So far away - you know who you are
You are so far away - only wanted to be with you

Flame! Universal flame!
The universe unfolds for you tonight

Through all the winds of change and all the people lying for you.
You are of golden mind, the passion overflowing from you

So far away - you know who you are
You are so far away - look for hope, and it will find you!

Flame (you know who you are)!
Universal flame (look for hope, it's searching for you)
Flame (you know who you are)!
Universal flame!
The universe unfolds for you tonight

I won't hold back anything
And I won't care if you don't hear
Cause all I want is to be true
And say to all that I love you tonight

So far away, you are so far away...

Can't stand the shame!
Universal flame!
Can't stand the shame!
Universal flame!
The universe unfolds for you tonight

Though you feel you're far gone
Never to love again
Remember to have faith now
The sun will rise again!




6. WARRIOR

Night falls overhead
I'd venture time is here for the words of mortals

Don't you leave us left behind - surrender!
Have you gone and lost your mind?

Hey, are you afraid
To say what you're trying to say?
Remain... It's a warrior's way!

Last call as the situation dies
With every choice a view or a world of poisons

Don't you leave us left behind - surrender!
Have you gone and lost me?

(trust me!)

Hey, are you afraid
To say what you're trying to say?
Remain... It's a warrior's way!
Remain... It's a warrior's game!

Hey, you are bound in flame?
You must burn away.

Hey, are you afraid
To pay what you're trying to pay?

So much now... so much now... so much now...




7. SKY BLUE

I thought you might have wanted my heart
You taste it, I fall and writhe
In my life I've gone over, you were right
In my life this will never go away

Do what you want to, all will haunt you
All is water, all I wanted.
You have got to, not want to...got to.
All is water, all is life!

Down on my own,
The paralyzing friction was love again
Set on my own,
the wheels are now ready to roll

And I know you're sleeping tonight
And I hope you're dreaming of light
I thought you might have wanted my high
You taste it, I fall and writhe

In my life I've gone over, you were right
In my life this will never go away

Down on my own,
I'm paralyzed, afflicted by love and death
Set on my own,
the muse is not ready to roll

And I know you're sleeping tonight
And I hope you're dreaming of light

Have you found a way?
'Cause you and I remain
And, oh, my god, it's too late to pray

Say the word!

Down on my own,
I'm paralyzed, afflicted by love and death
Set on my own,
the muse is now ready to roll

And I know you're sleeping tonight (I have a fight and I have a right of way)
And I hope you're dreaming of light (I have a fight and I have a right of way)
And I know you're sleeping tonight (I have a fight and I have a right of way)
And I hope you're dreaming of me.

If I knew your words, in through your mind, silently.




8. Silent MILITIA

Silent Militia!

Soon we will fly
All these fears collide

Say you wanna feel it? ...you better step up
So you wanna be it? ...you are a piece of me
Feel it? ... you'll wanna step up.
All you are is all that is me, and I will say it again:

SILENT MILITIA

All for the thrill of the kill of...
The world's only haunted sacred now

Do you believe we'll make it alright?
Whoa yeah!
If we believe, will we make it alright?
Whoa yeah!

Do you think we should?
Would you if you could?

So you wanna feel it? ...you better step up
So you wanna be it? ...you are a piece of me
Feel it? ... you'll wanna step up.
All you are is all that is me, and I will say it again:

All for the thrill of the kill of
The world's oldest haunted sacred cow

Do you believe we'll make it alright?
Whoa yeah!
If we believe, will we make it alright?
Whoa yeah!

Will you feel alright, will you feel alright will you feel alright when you're gone?
Will you feel alright, will you be alright will you feel alright when you're gone?

Fire away! Fire away! Fire away! Fire away!




9. RAIN CITY

Oh, do you know who we are inside?
And oh, can you know what's right beside?
You don't wanna know if the tide is high or low.

If you don't wanna lend a hand then try to stay at home
Millions more will come and go yet we are still alone

Alone.

I know:

I have the right to fight for flight
But oh, do we vilify what's right beside.

If you don't wanna lend a hand then try to stay at home
Human beings may take your heart and hang on to your soul

...your soul

Please don't forget that you are beautiful

Ah, do you know who we are inside?
And oh, so they criticize...but we tried, we tried.

If you don't wanna lend a hand then try to stay at home
Millions more will close the door it chills us to the bone
Others still will take your hand and consciously atone
Subtlety reminds you that you never were alone

You must fight for your soul!

Your soul (you've got to want it for me...)
Your soul (you've got to want it for me...)
Your soul (you've got to want it for me...)
Your soul (you've got to want it for me...)
...

Gone now in a field of green, gone where feelings go.




10. FOREVER

Dreams of pain, never wanna know
Everybody talks and you're on your own
Would you be OK if you're left alone forever?

But it ain't no way for a boy to grow
You'll never take a break when you're on a roll
And all that time you'll never know forever

In this life we've grown a little
In this life we've lived a little
So they say

...so they say

So on that way that you've gotta go
Your eyes were always on the door
And everybody thought that you'd won the war...

In this life I've grown a little
In this life I've lived a little

So they say...

God I love you
I won't let you down,
God I love you

Goodbye.




11. BEFORE WE DIE

Dream city - I don't wanna
Dream city - I never wanted to be told
Dream city - I don't wanna

You're right, you're alright

Come to the Dream city - I don't wanna
Dream city - I never wanted to be told
Dream city - I don't wanna

You're right, you're alright

Though we are young, we've never had a place for us, never had the time
Remember to go slow...but never run away from this
'Cause there is always time!

Dream city - I don't wanna
Dream city - I never wanted to be told
Dream city - I don't wanna

You're right, you're alright

You better start living - I don't wanna
And quit dreaming - I never wanted to be told
Start living - I don't wanna

Your life, you're alright (we're alright, come on!)

Though we are young, We've never had a place for us, never had the time
Remember to go slow...but never run away from this
'Cause there is always time!

Remember to go slow...but never run away from this
Cause there is always time...

To live before we die.
To live before we die.
To live before we die.

You shall be always with me
You'll be the light that guided me through
and we may see each other soon

This is not goodbye...




12. THE ONES WHO LOVE

As beings of light we are rhythms of the world
Though we live in fear and darkness
It's always hard when we lose the ones who love
if only we knew...

Call your mourning off...
Call your mourning off...
Call your mourning off...




"DARK MATTERS"




1. Z²

[Narrator:]
Good evening, come in, come in...
Sit close, we have a guest for you!
An Alien, a creature from the fourth dimension!

Welcome to the scene of creating and absorbing your light!
Welcome to the freedom now, creatively in your mind!
Welcome to the freedom see, everybody's everybody.

Now: Everybody's free to say anything to anybody.
Everybody's free to say anything you want to flow the cause!
Everybody's free to be anything for everybody!

He's coming, he's coming, he's coming!

Ziltoid! Ziltoid! Ziltoid!

[Ziltoid:] Indeed!

[Chorus:]
Ziltoid you're on the air!
Ziltoid you're on my show, solo!
Ziltoid you're on the air!
Ziltoid you're on my show, solo!

Ziltoid we're on the air! (Let's do honesty)

[Narrator:]
Ladies and gentlemen, we take you now to a celebration currently in
progress for the intergalactic celebration...
ZILTOID THE OMNISCIENT

Across the sky we see the universal in the eye of all mankind!

[Narrator:] People of earth... the Ziltoid show!




2. FROM SLEEP AWAKE

[Little boy:] Mommy, mommy, is he really here? Is Ziltoid really here?..
[Little boy's mother:] Yes he is... in fact. THERE HE IS NOW!!!

Dominate, dominate, dominate...

[Captain Spectacular:] As your elected representative, I, Captain Spectacular, have the distinct honour of presenting to you the intergalactic sensation... ZILTOID THE OMNISCIENT!

[Ziltoid:] Yes...

So the mourning comes alive, now I can fly...
Go, dominate their lives, I cry, but never forget this warning:
I cry out loud, show me this chosen liar.

Liar, liar, liar, liar... never!

[Narrator:]
Humans are a strange species, equal parts good to evil, and at this time in their development they're not ready for interactions with other life forms.
His appearance, and the reality that Ziltoid is from another planet, has thrown their primitive society into mass hysteria!!!
He is being revered as a God... for now...




3. ZILTOIDIAN EMPIRE

Calling on the earth's core (part of the mind)
We are human beings!

Calling on the earth's core (part of the mind)
We are humans being!

What will we find, when we all will die?

[Ziltoid:] Collective, this is commander Ziltoid the omniscient reporting
[Collective:] Greetings, Ziltoid...what is that strange creature?!?
[Ziltoid:] Oh, this little thing! Yes... they call it a 'Poozer'
[Collective:] ...From the planet Titan?? You must take it back!!!

Calling on the earth's core (part of the mind)
We are human beings!

Calling on the earth's core (part of the mind)
We are humans being!

Where do we find the human soul?
All the searching leads to you!

(I've grown over, I roll over)
I crawl over my life of honour
All these children, entitled horrors...

[Narrator:]
Meanwhile, far across the solar system, Queen Blattaria, a war princess and the mother of the poozers, realizes one of her children has gone missing!

[Blattaria:] Oh no... where is my Poozer!!!!!!???

[Narrator:]
The plot thickens...

(I am nowhere, I am no one... I am nowhere, I am no one)

[Collective:] Commander, are you sure that the war princess does not suspect it was you who abducted her Poozer?
[Ziltoid:] Oh yes, absolutely collective, indeed. You should have seen me:
I was in and out like the wind! Indeed. She shall never suspect a thing!!
[Collective:] We hope so, for your sake
We cannot risk intergalactic war with Titan. Where is the Poozer now?

[Narrator:]
Up to this point, Ziltoid has had his back turned to the Poozer... but he makes a break for it.

[Collective:] Quickly, Ziltoid, show us the Poozer!
[Ziltoid:] Yes, of course, I've kept a very close eye on him... err...

(We are all in line and we are all prepared to die)

[Ziltoid:] Gadzooks! HE'S GONE!!!

[Narrator:]
Through the cold abyss of space, the little Poozer races home...

[Ziltoid:] Collective! I'm sure that he was right here... computer!
[Computer:] Commander?
[Ziltoid:] Please tell me where the Poozer is now...
[Computer:] Current location of the Poozer: directly through the wormhole.
[Ziltoid:] Hmmmm... well... poop.

[Narrator:]
Through the wormhole, the Poozer has arrived back on Titan.
He reports to his mother, the war princess, what he has seen, and that it was Ziltoid who had abducted him!
Now the War Princess is a beautiful, vain, and rather grumpy creature.
She lusts for power, and though she is the mother of countless Poozers, her vanity has made her rather revolted by these "children" of hers.
She is devious; and knows that she can utilize their blind love and devotion to create a formidable army! We see now her missing Poozer as it enters her chambers.




4. WAR PRINCESS

[Blattaria:] My child, where have you been? I've been worried sick about you...
[Poozer meeps]
[Blattaria:] You were taken? … by Ziltoid? Why would HE take you to EARTH?
[Poozer meeps]
[Blattaria:] So you're saying, his home planet is dying? … And he needs to find a suitable place to colonize?
[Poozer meeps]
[Blattaria:] I'm still confused... why Earth? What is there? What is this 'coffee' you speak of?
[Poozer meeps]
[Blattaria:] … you don't say! My love, gather your brothers!

Oh, little ones... the one light, the one we share!

Part of me, you're part of me! you're part of me! you're part of me! you're part of me! you're part of me! you're part of me!

But we're parting ways for the world...

Part of me, you're part of me! you're part of me! you're part of me! you're part of me! you're part of me! you're part of me!

You're pardoned waste to the world
Now, through the wormhole!
...Open the wormhole!
All the way to their world

Part of me, you're part of me! you're part of me! you're part of me! you're part of me! you're part of me! you're part of me!

We'll part the way to the world

[Narrator:] The war princess commands her army of Poozers:
[Blattaria:] POOZERS! [whips a lash]
[Narrator]: Build me three terrifying weapons for an attack on the earth!

Heave, Ho! Heave, Ho! Heave, Ho! Heave, Ho!
Slave the way, have to stay awake, slave the way...
Slave the way, have to stay awake, slave the way...

Everybody knows what the future holds, everybody seize the falling dollar, dollar...
Everybody seeds, everybody's numbered... Everybody seize your mind and TAKE THEM FOR ME!!!

MY CHILDREN, now RAGE!
EVERYBODY SEED!
RAGE!
EVERYBODY SEED!

[Drone:] But your majesty... if we attack the humans now, we'll surely lose more than half of our forces!!!

[Blattaria:] I'm sorry, there must be some sort of misunderstanding, let me try to explain this again, you see: We are going to invade the earth, and you will follow...

We shall follow...

[Blattaria:] FOR I'M YOUR QUEEN!!!

(War is forming, always for God's children, War is forming, always for mom's children)

You've been waiting in line
Rage now, for the empire... rage now, FOR MY LOVE!

(War is forming, always for God's children, War is forming, always for mom's children)

You've been waiting in line
Rage now, for the empire... rage now, FOR MY LOVE!

ATTACK FORMATION! ATTACK FORMATION! ATTACK FORMATION! ATTACK, ATTACK!
YOU'LL DIE FOR ME! YOU'LL DIE FOR ME! YOU'LL DIE FOR ME! YOU'LL DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE...FOR ME!




5. DEATHRAY

People of earth!
We are your poozonian overlords!
You cannot run...
Resistance is futile!

Hand over your coffee!
And all I'll need to see is all you knell and cry
You stand before them now, and now's the you die
Threw away your number!
Threw away your name...
Half a word of warning you're conforming all the same!

And now I see you running for your fetid lives
You've been the ones before and now you stand behind!

Half of you are eating
Half of you abstain!
Tear away your motive throw your goddess on the flame!
Half of you are evil,
Half of you divine!
So now submit to us and all of you in line

Don't reach out, no refunds everybody takes!
Show me your own resource, intergalactic shake!
No returns, no answers, everybody pays!
Show me your own resource, intergalactic deathray!

Poozers take aim and fire!
All for their queens desire!

Hallowed be thy number
Guaranteed we die!
Everyone if fearing it but no one wants to say...

Half the world is sleeping,
The other half's away
Welcome to the show, my friends...
Taste of her deathray!

Don't reach out, no refunds everybody takes!
Show me your own resource, intergalactic shake!
No returns, no answers, everybody pays!
Show me your own resource, intergalactic deathray!

Yea, humans... do you feel the groove?..
...infinite void of infinite parallels, into your mind!

No returns, no answers, everybody pays!
Show me your own resource, intergalactic deathray!




6. MARCH OF THE POOZERS

We are the ones who have come for your rapture
All you shall bow to the will of your captive warrior

So for the war comes a man for your people
Hail to the man from the world of my people
Warrior... War.

Watching, waiting, you are alone.
We are coming...
Eyes to the sky and the stars!

[2x]
Hey ho, everyone is ready to arrive
And everyone prepared to give their lives
And there is no escape so steel us... Armoury, arming me

Prepare!
Fear us!

We are the ones who have slaves over masters
All you shall bow to your alien ambassadors
Warrior.

[Blattaria:] You are a part of me, and though you're alone... Mommy's watching

...waiting, you are alone
We are coming
Eyes to the sky and the stars!

Hey ho, everyone is ready to arrive
And everyone prepared to give their lives
And there is no escape so steel us... Armoury, arming me.

[Narrator:]
The devastation is immense.
And the war princesses' army retires to higher ground preparing the final stage of their attack.
Ziltoid during all of this is being held in the highest security prison, every human's prior affection for him has all turned sour.
Everyone that is, except the leader of the human army, the one with the last word on his fate... Captain Spectacular!
The world's hero holds a secret. It seems Spectacular knows something about Ziltoid but can he trust him? Does he have any choice?
Why am I talking to myself?
The captain decides to make a deal... perhaps this alien knows of some, other way to combat the war princess?
Spectacular goes to Ziltoid. it may be humanity's last hope...

[Captain Spectacular:]
Ziltoid! I am Captain Spectacular! And I hold your fate... speak now. But choose your words wisely...




7. WANDERING EYE

If the seeds that come for me are protecting your lie
Why fight? Just come towards with forces, do it now!

I crawl around ivory thrones and your wandering eye, your wandering eye, your wandering eye, your...

Oh, sing it loud!
Those wandering eyes are so weak, so sing it:
Oh, sing it loud!
Ah! Oh, no, you've gone away!

[Ziltoid:] FETID HUMAN, RELEASE ME!

[Captain Spectacular:] Not so fast... we need to get a few things clear, we're going to need you to sign a truce, this is our lawyer

[Lawyer:] Hello Ziltoid, this contract between us:
-You agree to join forces with the humans (Yes!)
-You agree to not turn against the humans (Yes!)
-At the end of the day, forthwith and without prejudice (Yes!)
-You relinquish your command over to Captain Spectacular (OK!)
-Very good, sign here...here...and here.

[Ziltoid:] OKAY!! Thank you very much... do you mind if I use the bathroom for a moment?

[Captain Spectacular:] Not at all..

[Ziltoid:] Yes, out in a jiffy!

[Ziltoid:] Silly humans, they free me, yet they do not know the depth of my evil. Yes, I have something in mind for them, and the war princess

[Narrator:]
Captain spectacular frees Ziltoid...and an uneasy truce is born.
The battle's about to begin, the war about to commence
Preparations for the alliance are now underway.
Ziltoid and the human army get their collective poop in a great big shiny group.
The first order of business: beat that war princess before she begins stage three of her attack!
Ziltoid knows of something even more powerful! Something so crazy and dangerous, no mere mortal dare utter the name of aloud unless they want their head to explode into tiny bulbous shards.
But for the sake of your listening pleasure and today's story, we're just going to call it by the human translation: Herman The Planet Smasher

[Captain Spectacular:] Now, don't pull any fast ones, Ziltoid, you need to get that weapon of yours down here.
There's a lot riding on this trust I've got in you. Don't let me down!

[Ziltoid:] Aye Aye captain poopypants, don't worry I shan't let you down, I'm on your side!

[Narrator:]
Ziltoid is keeping to himself that he's only too aware of the great danger of dealing with the Planet Smasher... and just what it might bring...




8. EARTH

I know!
Raised before the sky bleeds
For we are, we are light!
I wallow... but I'm not sorry at all!

[Narrator:]
The Planet Smasher...
A creature with a voice so powerful, one word can destroy galaxies, universes!
One utterance of the most powerful sonic force of anything, anywhere can defeat Blattaria!

Way out in space and far from home.
Who's the maker? Who's the man?
Who's the maker? Who's the man?
It's your way out...

Raise before the night bleeds
A man will come and be flown away.
Come forth as the time needs
Free in the universe

[Narrator:]
Night, the infinite darkness. The death of a star. These things will all come to pass unless Ziltoid and the humans are victorious.

We're on our way... follow!
All gone astray? We fly!

[Narrator:]
Legend has spoken of the Planet Smasher in hushed tones...
The size of 50 elephants, a huge gaping maw baring rows of dagger-like teeth!
Claws that could tear a human in half with a single, effortless swipe!
Eyes that burn like a hellish furnace!! Get a hold of yourselves, humans...
And prepare. He. is. COMING!

Coming to Earth, coming to Earth, coming to Earth...
Coming to Earth, coming to Earth, coming to Earth...
Coming to Earth, coming to Earth, coming to Earth...
Coming to Earth, coming to Earth, coming to Earth...

[Narrator:]
On the horizon, a looming shadow begins to appear.
THE PLANET SMASHER

Coming to Earth, coming to Earth, coming to Earth...
Coming to Earth, coming to Earth, coming to Earth...
Coming to Earth, coming to Earth, coming to Earth...
Coming to Earth, coming to Earth, coming to Earth...

[Narrator:]
HE HAS ARRIVED!

[Children:] He's so cute! Haha!
[Ziltoid:] No, no, no... He's terrifying!
[Children:] No, no, no... Just look at him! … He's so FUZZY!
[Ziltoid:] No, seriously, don't provoke him!

[Narrator:]
Well, as it turns out, the Planet Smasher is just a little guy... Furry, and about the size of a football.
And with the most adorable little toes... you could just eat them up!

[Narrator:]
The stage is set...
The immensely powerful, though admittedly cute as a button Planet Smasher
is wielded carefully by the humans. Ziltoid leads the army, and it has been decided that he will be given the weapon at the right moment.
Ziltoid is the only one capable of summoning the Smasher's mighty roar.
But is even he strong enough?




9. ZILTOID GOES HOME

Into the void we go to fuel our own volition
Between the fall of man, the gods and the submission.
To each their own they say while promising salvation
The god is money, man, we'll fall into remission... FIGHT!

… We will FIGHT!

Incestuous desires will feed your own addiction
To face your fears requires you burst into the question.
Do not deny the possibility of weakness.
Condemns the mind and draws the soul into the sickness!

Ah! You're running away from me...
I fall in love with you!
A way out is the way!

You are your own mind!

Fear in the face of creation
… Lies in the eyes of God.

You are the face of God and you hold the fates you're calling
Fear not your words!

… I know.

You've been submitted to the force of my creation!
You have the son of light to feed your own vocation!
And every son of man who falls to this transmission
See as the fallen ones come further to the mission!

TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT FROM ALL!

You're running away from me...
I fall in love with you!
A way out is the way!

Ah! You're running away from me...
I fall in love with you!
A way out is the way!

Home we go!

Oh, God of solar mind
Now let my spirit rise!

You are the face of God and you hold the fates you're calling
Fear not your words!

Never be afraid of this power!
Connect this, through everything forever!




10. THROUGH THE WORMHOLE

[Ziltoid:] Blattaria! War princess! I am here with my new best friends: the human beings who are now my army! And together, we shall defeat you! Captain Spectacular!
[Captain Spectacular:] Right here, Ziltoid!
[Ziltoid:] Yes. Please, provide me with the weapon.
(Don't do it captain, don't do it!)
[Ziltoid:] Ha! Fooled you, poopypants!
[Captain Spectacular:] What?! But- butbutbut Ziltoid!
[Ziltoid:] Yes. I have duped the humans into thinking I am on their side!
[Captain Spectacular:] Ziltoid, we had a deal! You signed a contract!
[Ziltoid:] Yes, I signed it in pencil. With my left hand. I mean, you’re just so dumb, it- it hurts!
[Captain Spectacular:] Ziltoid, how could you do this?
[Ziltoid:] Oh please, do you actually think that there’s anything in common between me and you, human?
[Captain Spectacular:] There’s more you have in common with humans than you realize. Think back to your childhood! You must know how I know!
[Ziltoid:] What are you blathering about?
[Captain Spectacular:] Ziltoid, search your memories. Don’t I look familiar to you?
[Ziltoid:] Just tell me!
[Captain Spectacular:] We have the same mother!
[Ziltoid:] Woah!!

[Narrator:] Turns out, Captain Spectacular… is Ziltoid’s half-brother!

[Ziltoid:] Woah!
[Blattaria:] Will you losers get on with it?! What are you talking about over there?
[Captain Spectacular:] I have something here from our mother! And she wanted you to have it. This is the universe’s ultimate coffee bean!
[Ziltoid:] Woah! Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme!
[Captain Spectacular:] Ziltoid, you were always destined to be humanity’s last hope! Now end this!
[Ziltoid:] Wow, this is so heavy, and unbelievably cheesy! Oh well, Planet Smasher, I command the attack!
[burping]
Woah, what the heck!
[Blattaria:] Ha ha ha! Nice weapon!
[Ziltoid:] Oh crap!
[Blattaria:] Ziltoid, I see you have a soft spot. Well, let me show you how we play in my world! Captain Spectacular, you die!!
[Captain Spectacular:] Ayeayeayeayeayeayeaya
[Ziltoid:] No!!
[Narrator:] All… seemed to be lost.
[Ziltoid:] My brother!
[Narrator:] What Ziltoid failed to realize is- the Planet Smasher needed his own reasons to summon his ungodly power!
[Ziltoid:] Nooo!
[Narrator:] The pain of his brother dying pierces his withered heart!
[Ziltoid:] Ugh, so lame!
[Narrator:] As Ziltoid kneels beside his fallen brother, as if in a dream, the song they’d sing together as children is all of a sudden on his lips…
[Ziltoid:] Memories… all alone with the memories…
[Planet Smasher roars]

[Narrator:] The War Princess wasn’t about to go quietly. She grabbed out, got a hold of Ziltoid, and in that moment they were both… gone! Turns out the thing the Planet Smasher hated the most… was musicals! Who saw that coming?!

[Earthling 1:] They’re gone! We’re free! We’re free!! Captain Spectacular saved us!
[Earthling 2:] And so did Ziltoid!
[Earthlings:] Hip hip hooray!

[Narrator:] So Ziltoid, the War Princess, and the Poozers are jettisoned through that hairy wormhole. The Planet Smasher, off to wherever Planet Smashers go. The musicals worked! The humans, now left alone amongst themselves to celebrate, wallowing in the sacrifice of Captain Spectacular, yet giddy in the joy of their survival, awash with the promise of their brand new world, voices raised together in celebratory blissful song. The earth sang as one- believe it, or not.




11. DIMENSION Z

How many times must we live through this dimension
Only to mourn many lives we have lost
To be someone is our only directive for the way

How many souls must we fall into the depths of our creation?
We're willing again!
Fallen brother, fallen for the world

Universal minds call you, universal mind...
All men, all women, and all who've gone!

So many people will try to live
Only those who surrender begin to live!

Even through death, even through love
Even through honesty and togetherness!

Look 'em straight in the eye!
Look them straight in the 'I know why'

How many times must we live through this dimension
Only to mourn many lives we have lost
To be someone is our only directive for the way

I know why!

Universal minds call you, universal mind...
Universal minds call you, universal mind...
All men, all women, and all who've gone!

We've gone!
We've gone!
We've gone!
We've gone!

[Narrator:]
Thus ends our story. This is the end... Or... is it?
Far from the earth in a distant nebula, we now find a lone moon... Barren... Isolated...
Through the wormhole Ziltoid has awoken,
seemingly alone on this trance moon made of bones and dust
Only he is not alone...
The only other thing on that planet is the war princess, and one solitary bag... of coffee.

… To be continued.