Contact

by Mr. Strange

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Mr. Strange's 6th full-length studio album.

A return to a more rock-based style, reminiscent of some earlier albums. Contact is a thick broth of musical genres, with touches of classic rock, dark psychedelia, glam, new wave, funk, goth, art-rock, and blues, all with the usual dark humour and doom & gloom you've come to expect from a Mr. Strange record!

Beefy rock with a strange, wacky, dark, and other-worldly twist.

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released February 14, 2020

Written and produced by Mr. Strange

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Mr. Strange UK

Formed in 2006, Mr. Strange are an alternative electro-rock band from the Isle of Wight, UK. They are known for their fondness of switching up musical genres, bizarre appearance, and rather energetic live shows.



Mr. Strange currently have 6 full-length studio albums, as well as a compilation album of early material and a "Best Of" album called 'WTF?!'
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Track Name: Alien
I feel somewhat unreal,
I feel somewhat unreal,

I can feel the lack of air,
Freezing, cold despair,
Floating throughout space / Drifting, lost in space,
Just to find the human race,


I am an adventurer,
Stuck in unknown lands,
Screaming out in whispers,
As the universe expands,

I’m dancing to a different tune,
A groove no one understands,
But if my signal reaches you,
Then raise your hands,

I crashed down in fire,
Then I woke up on this planet,
It’s a cruel satire,
Extra terrestrial, you can spell it,

A.L.I.E.N.
I feel like an alien,
I do not fit in,
The loneliest king,
A.L.I.E.N.
I feel like an alien,
I do not belong,
I dance to no song,


First contact is my mission,
I’d better adjust my systems,
Cos I’m on the outside looking in,
And I’ve got the symptoms,

So give me some of that medicine,
To correct my vision,
But everything’s still out of key,
If you listen,

I entered the stratosphere,
Burning like hell’s pit,
Now I’m stuck here,
Extra terrestrial, you can spell it,

A.L.I.E.N.
I feel like an alien,
I do not fit in,
The loneliest king,
A.L.I.E.N.
I feel like an alien,
I do not belong,
I dance to no song,

This planet’s more than I can manage,
Am I speaking a different language?
Am I mad or is the world insane?
Sing along if you feel the same,

Sing it with me now, sing along,
Let me know I’m not the only one,


Stuck here on my own,
- I’m a spaceman with no name,
Out of place and all alone,
- I always feel strange,
Origin unknown,
- I only want to be the same,
Starship take me home,
- I don’t wanna play this game

Sing it to me one more time…


A.L.I.E.N.
I feel like an alien,

A.L.I.E.N.
I feel like an alien,
I do not belong,
I dance to no song,
Track Name: Contact
I’m disconnected, it’s an aberration,
You can talk at me but it’s not a conversation,
Cos’ I’m afraid, afraid to say what’s on my mind,
So I hide where you cannot find me,

I had a voice, but it went unheard,
So now I rot in the corner without saying a word,
I’m so distant it’s completely absurd,
But I can’t outrun all the things that hurt,


I’ll never let you look in my eyes,
I’ll never let you into my life,
I’m getting on by with little white lies,


Contact,
There’s no…
Contact,
No contact,

The fear in our eyes hides behind a smile,
We are so fragile,
A pre-emptive lack of trust, and we’re lost,
In the distance between us,


You’re afraid, afraid to touch me,
And I get scared when you brush against me,
There’s a wall, a wall, there must be,
To keep you out, but you’ll never trust me,

I’m afraid of bearing my flesh, but I know,
Being open is not a sign of weakness,
I’m in a bubble but I do my best, I do!
To feign contact at the worlds behest,


I’ll never let you look in my eyes,
I’ll never let you into my life,
I’m getting on by with little white lies,


Contact,
There’s no…
Contact,
No contact,

The fear in our eyes hides behind a smile,
We are so fragile,
A pre-emptive lack of trust, and we’re lost,
In the distance between us,

No one sees in my heart,
I have dreams that you’ll have no part of,
Got a mind that’s a little bit broken,
Waiting for the doors to open,

No one sees in my heart,
I have dreams that you’ll have no part of,
Track Name: Animals
The great plains to the urban jungle,
Fantastic graves of monkeys that run,

Lust and violence, ancient instincts,
Leave just dust and silence, Bible’s and guns,

Tribal,
Primal,

We are animals,
Dancing to the same drum,
Fierce young cannibals,
We are animals,

Animals,
Animals,


It’s powerful and primal, the call of the wild,
Simple survival, cruelty with smiles,

We’ll smash your home with hammers, ‘cos the grass is greener,
Our savage savannah, an Eden defiled,

Cold devastation from old and heavy words,
Serious nations, a curious herd,


We are animals,
Dancing to the same drum,
Fierce young cannibals,
We are animals,


We shaved to lions mane,
Now we’re top of the food chain,
Food…

So now we devour, devour each other,
Our children, sisters and brothers,


Envious eyes,
And vicious minds,
The monkey’s formed a tribe,
‘Cos we are animals,

We are animals,
Dancing to the same drum,
Fierce young cannibals,
We are animals,

Animals,
Animals,
Track Name: Piggy
This little piggy don’t play nice,
(I think he’s got a knife)
This little piggy’s going to fuck things up,
Right up, right up, right up

There’s boiling seas inside of me,
There is an art to anarchy,
I’ve got a match and a bloody grin,
I just don’t know where to begin,


Go!
Go go piggy go!
Go!
Go go piggy go!

Piggy can make a sound,
My voice can shake the ground,
I’ll blow your houses down,
It’s a long time coming around,

Piggy got a gun,
Now Piggy’s on the run,
Lookin’ for some fun,
Flying in to the sun,


They always used to say,
(He does not play well with others)
Kids can tell he’s not the same,
(I put blame on the mother)
Antisocial and strange,
(He does not play well with others)
They tell their kids to stay away,
(Something’s wrong with that boy)


This little piggy won’t go home,
(My God, look how he’s grown)
This little piggy’s going to tear things down,
Right down, right down, right down,

There’s my blood inside these rhymes,
Written with the sounds of a child’s crimes,
There is a new tale to be told,
I killed the wolf and ate his soul,


If I’m going down,
I’m taking you all with me,
Flames light up your eyes,
The look of fear and surprise,


Go!
Go go piggy go!
Go!
Go go piggy go!

They always used to say,
(He does not play well with others)
Kids can tell he’s not the same,
(I put blame on the mother)
Antisocial and strange,
(He does not play well with others)
They tell their kids to stay away,
(Something’s wrong with that boy)
Track Name: Play the Game
Sunlight shining in an empty sky,
I’m happy, but don’t have a reason why,
Today is a damn good day to say goodbye,
So farewell,

Watching the fly upon my wall,
Silent, small, near invisible,
Waiting for something to come and ruin it all,
It always does,


Play the game,
No, it isn’t easy,
Play the game,
No, it keeps defeating me,


Today, got bigger things on my mind,
I’m forcing the world to fit my design,
Hoping that everything will be okay this time,
But I have my doubts,


Colours seem brighter than yesterday,
I’m singing, but without anything to say,
I’m ready, so let the chips fall where they may,
The waiting game,


Play the game,
No, it isn’t easy,
Play the game,
No, it keeps defeating me,
Track Name: Rumours
I heard you’ve been talking,
Speculating on the things I do,
Always saying the worst things,
Spreading things that just aren’t true,
You’d better start walking,
Well, I’ve had about enough of you,
You’d better watch your business, baby,
‘Cos this don’t concern you,

Rumours,
Ain’t no truth to it,
Rumours,
Words are like bullets,
Rumours,
Ain’t no truth to it,
Rumours,
I can see right through it,

He said and she said,
Oh my God, here we go again,
It’s Chinese whispers, man,
But it ain’t no game,
I’m flattered you’re fascinated,
Yeah, I know I’m strange,
But step back and quit your bitching,
You’re driving us all insane!

Rumours,
Ain’t no truth to it,
Rumours,
Words are like bullets,
Rumours,
Ain’t no truth to it,
Rumours,
I can see right through it,


Everything you’ve ever said is nothing but lies,
What a surprise,
Loose lips, sink ships,
How does anyone believe a word that you say,
It’s a mystery,
Talk is cheap, and you’re the cheapest,

Rumours,
They’re talking about us like they know,
Gossip,
Have you heard? Well mum’s the word,


Rumours,
Ain’t no truth to it,
Rumours,
Words are like bullets,
Rumours,
Ain’t no truth to it,
Rumours,
I can see right through it,

Rumours, it’s just gossip, man,

Rumours,
Track Name: Paralysed
Paralysed,
Baby you’re paralysed,
You’ve got no disguise,
Maybe you’re just like everybody else?

The fear has got you,
Paralysed,
The fear has got you,
Paralysed,


Are you wanting more?
Are you ready to make your move?
What are you waiting for?
Prove that you care and choose,

Will you follow me?
Or will you walk away tonight?
Will you punish me?
Will you make me go it alone?

You look so scared,
You seem ill prepared,


The fear has got you,
Paralysed,
The fear has got you…

Paralysed,
Baby you’re paralysed,
You’ve got no disguise,
Maybe you’re just like everybody else?


Please, please don’t let me down again,
Please, please just tell me it’s the end,

You, me, and everybody knows it,
You, me, and everybody sees,
Everything comes to an end,


Paralysed,
Baby you’re paralysed,
You’ve got no disguise,
Maybe you’re just like everybody else?

Paralysed,
Baby you’re paralysed,
You’ve got no disguise,
Maybe you’re just like everybody else?
Track Name: The Pursuit of Something Better
Your grass is greener,
This is not enough for me,
Your skin is cleaner,
Cigarettes and jealousy,

Failure is a given,
Everything is noise,
Give me your religion,
Mixed with every poison,

The pursuit of something better,
The pursuit of something better,

The world is faint,
I sense the vultures,
Dead notes and paint,
A requiem for culture,

This wreck will crash,
I don’t have what it takes,
Shakespeare’s ash, crap for cash,
Just pass me the cake,

The pursuit of something better,
The pursuit of something better,
Track Name: Southbound
Please can you help me?
I think I’m drowning,
Jesus cannot hear me,
Cos’ only the southbound sing,

All those years of tears and toil and I end up here with nothing,
I’ve bared my soul and I’ve played the clown, I must be somethin’ disgusting,
Cos’ I scream “Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song!” but no body wants to listen,

It’s the end times,
Where futures fail,
Here come the bad times,
Angels in black veils

Southbound, I’m going down, down, down,
I’m southbound, the hounds are dragging me down,
Southbound, I’m going down,
I’m southbound, at least the devil hears my sound,


Round after round, going pound for pound, losing all I hold dear,
I know I’m not gonna win this Goddamn thing, but I kept swinging outta fear,
Now I’m on my knees and screaming out loud “How the hell did I end up here?”

It’s the end times,
Where futures fail,
Here come the bad times,
Angels in black veils

Southbound, I’m going down, down, down,
I’m southbound, the hounds are dragging me down,
Southbound, I’m going down,
I’m southbound, at least the devil hears my sound,

I am southbound,
I’m not ever coming back around,
No, I’m southbound,
I’m not ever coming back,
Track Name: To The Center
Born of the head,
Not of the heart,
Tear it down,
Back to the start,

A lesson learned,
In self defeat,
The mirror shows,
Rotting meat,

I need to go to the center,
Look within, then look out,

I need to go to the center,
Look within, then look out,


To the center,
To find the heart,
Open it up and enter,

Quiet the mind,
Block out the noise,
Find and redefine,

I,
I am searching,
Through the depths of my soul for the center,
I,
I am searching,
Through the depths of my soul for the center,


To the core,
To find the self,
Embrace and explore,

Behold the soul,
The essence,
Feed and make whole,


I,
I am searching,
Through the depths of my soul for the center,
I,
I am searching,
Through the depths of my soul for the center,


We’re getting close now,
See the fear in my eyes,
I need to bear my soul,
See the truth through the lies,
I cannot hide in my,
Strange kind of fiction,
Peel back the layers and ask,
The fatal question,


Shut down the doubt,
And free the mind,
Scratch the surface,
To see inside,
Turned inside out,
My ego cries,
Blown wide open,
Track Name: Finale
I, I came to see,
I came to feel, and I came to know,

As I began to breathe,
It became too real, the depths the below,

This world, it can be cold,
And the hurt can be all too much,

But you, you kept me safe,
With your words, with your touch,

And I dreamed that I could stay,
But it’s not my world, it never was,

So I, I’m leaving now,
You’re found, and I’m forever lost,


Put on your make up and head out the door,
To give a salute to the boys home from the war,
The day is joyous, wonderful, like T.V.
The crowd sings along to a half forgotten tune,

We run for shelter to hide from the rain,
Please take my hand and lend me your name,
Swing low and proud, always fighting a feeling,
Tell me something better is coming soon,

You hold and kiss me, my cigarette falls to the floor,
Let’s consume all we have, just to want more,
Oh, you look so pretty, an upstanding citizen,
All our histories repeating, just deja vu?

Don’t worry my dear, we’ll find someone to blame,
Tragedy and beauty are one and the same,
People are scared, lost in their millions,
But we put a man on the moon
Oh, it’s beautiful,

It’s beautiful.
What a wonderful world,

4, 3, 2, 1,
Lift-off.
Track Name: Hello! (Epilogue)
Hello?

Hello, it’s nice to meet you,
“It’s nice to meet you too, how do you do?”
I’m okay, but this planet is strange,
“There’s so much to love, don’t focus on the pain”
Well maybe so, won’t you show me around?
“Sure thing, jump in! We’ll blow off this town,
Let’s hit the road, yeah, I’m feeling good,
*Well that’s more like it now, transmission understood”


I’ve made contact,
Hello! Hello!
“I tip you my top hat”,
Yeah, I’ve made contact,
Hello! Hello!
“I’m here for the climax”,


Hello, it’s nice to meet you,
“We’ve done that part, ya numpty, this is verse two!”
I do apologise, my mind’s in the stars,
“Don’t be silly now, I love the way you are”
A lonely alien who just want’s a friend?,
“Yeah! I’ll be your confidante, together till the end”
Like birds of a feather, headed for the sunrise,
“Hell, I’m just happy to be here, what a time to be alive!”


I love your hair,
The way you stare,
At my face,
You’ve got good taste,

I love your eyes,
When open wide,
See in to mine,
So sweet and blind,

I love your mind,
And those little crimes,
That we do,
Just me and you,

Just me and you…


I’ve made contact,
Hello! Hello!
“I tip you my top hat”,
Yeah, I’ve made contact,
Hello! Hello!
“I’m here for the climax”,

I’ve made contact,
Yeah, I’ve made contact,

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