Exit Planet Earth

from by Michael Forrest

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"2016 - first we lost David Bowie, then we lost our minds.

I made this to help you grieve.

Cry until you can't cry any more.

Then we will get to work."

-- 11th November 2016

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I know how it feels to be betrayed
To have your future torn away
I used to have some faith in people
To tell apart what's news and what's fiction
They couldn't really think that this is real?
A crank on the TV saying
Here's the ones to blame
When things don't go your way
When they're the ones we should be trying to save

BUT YOU WENT AND MADE IT REAL

It caught me by surprise
I try to recognise how we ended up with all this trouble
I guess I stayed away from what the awful papers say
I stayed inside my bubble
And if I saw a post I didn't like, I didn't say
When it's so easy to unfollow
I couldn't overhear the echo chambers of my neighbours
Perhaps I could have helped them with their struggle though

FUCK THIS I WANNA GO

Ziggy take me in your spaceship
I wanna exit Planet Earth
'Cos everybody's going racist
Forgetting what a life is worth
You've only been gone for a minute
I thought you left things in a pretty good way
But now I see the human race is falling into retrograde

We're gonna need a better way
The system's had its day
We've got a lot to rearrange
Times ahead will be full of pain
None of us will ever be the same

I hope that we can all be brave
The fear we have to face
This maniac in charge of everything

OH NO, THIS COULD BE TOO MUCH FOR ME TO TAKE

Ziggy take me in your spaceship
I wanna exit Planet Earth
'Cos everybody's going racist
Forgetting what a life is worth
You've only been gone for a minute
I thought you left things in a pretty good way
But now I see the human race is falling into retrograde

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Written and produced by Michael Forrest / 2016-11-09

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from 2016 EP, track released November 15, 2016

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Michael Forrest London, UK

Michael Forrest is a multi-instrumentalist producer based in London.

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