hello from earth

by Choir And Marching Band

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hello from earth was recorded in edmonton, victoria, and halifax between 1987 and 2002

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released July 17, 2002

written and performed by trevor rockwell
with:
jennifer jenkins [bg vocals] - dreama beama, north of the north, sunrise on the house of light, all a view
grant stovel [drums] - hello from earth, dreama beama, robot love
graham guest [bass guitar, keyboards] - robot love
jim guiboche [lead guitar] - hello from earth
mike binendyke [bass guitar] - hello from earth
larry lever [baritone guitar] - dreama beama
kris schindel [alto saxophone] - robot love, gravity
shawn jonasson [alto saxophone] - robot love
aaron briekritz [trumpet] - robot love

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Choir And Marching Band Edmonton, Alberta

Choir and Marching Band is mad musical scientist Trevor Rockwell's personal Frankenstein. Stitching layers of old-fashioned or home-made instruments together with lo-mid-&-hi-fi machines Rockwell breathes life to his monster with electrifying and inspired originality. Using analog and digital recording since the mid-1980s, Rockwell has created six full length records and has two more due in 2013. ... more

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Track Name: Hello From Earth
hello from earth

hallo
ua hua
ciao
ca c'est salut
it's a hello aloha ola hi
to all my friends from earth

yahsoo
it's a mitakuye ouasin
c'est a tansi
say a wisa odanen
say a dene
to all my friends from earth

hey you
hello aloha ola hi
from earth

aelen
it's a jambo
shalom
salam et alekum
it's a prevyet
yono pitkeevano
chesht
to all my friends from earth

we are alive!
we are alive!
on earth

ca c'est salut
it's hello aloha ola hi
to all my friends
and todos mes amigos
hey you
kon ban
konnichi wa
to all my friends
from earth
Track Name: Nonhuman
nonhuman

will you be a friend
be a friend of mine
be a friend of space
be a friend of time
we will eat less meat
we will watch less tv
we will heat big beats
we will dance in our seats
we will be less stressed
we'll clean up the mess
we will get some rest
we'll forgive the debts
we will meet in the streets
we will hi who we greet
we will eat sweet treats
we will dance in our feet
we will blow a kiss to the terrorists
shaking all their fists at the terrorists
shaking all their fists at the terrorists
we will look the spies straight into the eyes
we will say "hey guys that's a really great disguise"

everyone every man
everyone every woman
everything nonhuman

we will learn to speak
mandarin and greek
arabic and cree
lapp and swahili
dogon and doggie
elephant and tree
robot energy
nanotechnology

we will make no trash
we will burn no grass
we will need no cash
we will know the past
we will not bear arms
we will grow on farms
we will drive by mars
on our way into the stars
we will eat whole wheat
we will dance in our feet

everyone every man
everyone every woman
everything nonhuman
Track Name: Robot Love
robot love

BEEP BEEP

hey we were interfaced
now i can only see you in cyberspace?
i've got a 3d image of when we embraced
that i can't delete from my storage space
we were interfaced
robot love

i got a real hard drive
my brain is artificial but i'm still alive
i've analyzed mistakes that i've made
i've had my heart hard wired with the latest upgrade
robot love

my processes are timing out
our love got to deep deep
and now i'm programmed for doubt
projections show i'm going to explode
unless we can relay our programming code
robot love
boot me up

i'm not your circuit clown
please reboot our love before i meltdown
i compute our circuits' crossed
i need your input before our love is lost
Track Name: Me And My Enemy
me and my enemy

i am me and my enemy
i am my mastermind
i am a machine man
i am a mainframe meltdown
i am me and my enemy
Track Name: Dreama Beama
dreama beama

i wanna go where the sun doesn't shine
and dream a dream
and dream a beam
in the dark spot of your eyes
you are like me
we see what we see

if we're underground
it's totally clear out
we're in the sun
we can dream of beams
we can certainly sure see
we're the ones

come on come on come on come on come on
we can see what we see

i have ms and pms and a messiah complex it's a mess
yes yes you can guess the rest
we must confess
we see what we see

climbing up a solar section
making our moves on the molecular mills

come on come on come on come on come on
we can see what we see
beama dreama
be my dreamer
beama dreama

ah the sun is still shining
ah we see what we see
come on it's supposed to be happier than that
come on

ah the stars are shining
ah we see what we see
come on
Track Name: North Of The North
north of the north saskatchewan

i got the snare drum and old guitar
from under the tarp in your backyard
brought it down here in your shopping cart
north of the north saskatchewan
i just didn't have too much to do
i knew i'd see you on the avenue
you could have stayed downtown but i knew
i knew i'd see you on the avenue

you came up to me and you stank like rum
you had dirt on your shirt and you'd broke your thumb
your face was all burnt by the snow and sun
that's when i remembered to call my mom
i said "if you don't have too much to do
we'll probably see you on the avenue
you could stay at home but you know it's true"
i knew i'd see you on the avenue

go, go, go
well i guess i'll see you
yeah, i'll see you around
go, go, go
maybe i'lll see you tomorrow
catch you later
go, go
wherever just go
go, go, go, go

i was supposed to meet someone
but for some reason they didn't come
i waited until half past one
north of the north saskatchewan
seeing as how i didn't have too much to do
i just went down to the avenue
i could have gone somewhere nicer but it's true
if i'd just go to the avenue
i knew i'd see you
i knew i'd see you
i knew i'd see you
on the avenue
Track Name: Everything's Going Wrong
everything's going wrong

nothing's happening to me
none of it matters
everything's going wrong
uh oh

noone's waiting in my line
noone's telling me to die
noone's straightening up my tie
none of it matters
everything's going wrong
uh oh

everything's going wrong
noone's giving me a sign
none of it matters
noone's straighting up my lines
none of it matters
noone's taking up my time
none of it matters
noone's messing up my mind
none of it matters

everything's going wrong
everything's going wrong
so wrong
Track Name: I've Been Sick
i've been sick

i've been sick
i couldn't eat
i felt like a @#%
with sweaty feet
it all started with
a tickle in my throat
then i got seasick
i began to float
now i'm better
i just wanna dance
i've waited so long
now's my chance

i've been tired
too tired to dream
and in my nightmares
i couldn't scream
i was so hot
i thought i'd rot
i tried but i just could not
i've got to get my head out of bed
now i'm better
a little contagious
i haven't felt this
good in ages

soon my head
was very disturbed
my legs went stiff
and my insides hurt
i've had my rest
and plenty of juice to drink
i've cleared my chest
and i had it out with my shrink
now i'm not at my best
but i've had some time to think
and i just want to say
i've thought it all through
and i didn't figure out anything
but i'm better
i'm better
well maybe a bit contagious
but don't worry

now i'm better
i just want to dance
i've waited so long
now's my chance
now i'm better
Track Name: Sunrise On The House Of Light
sunrise on the house of light

nighttime at the house of light
lamps are awake
but stars can't close their eyes
so they look down into mine
i see smokes and coffees done
oh well
i would go to the show
but i haven't got any cash
i guess i'll just relax
when they assemble
they will resemble
a jazz ensemble
rocking the temple

sunrise on the house of light
lamps are asleep
but the tuxedoed and the evening gowned
can't look down into the eyes
of dreamers
owl is feeding
frog is bleating
cat is chasing rats
wolves are howling at the moon

sleep in the day
stay up all night
sleeping in the day
staying up all night
Track Name: Apartment No. 5
apartment no. 5

excuse me
tell me please
where is house number twenty?
i live in number twenty
where is apartment no. 5?
where is apartment no. 5?

i used to live in Canada
i play drums
i want to work in Petersburg
but I didn't think you were so
but I didn't think you were so

i don't like watching television
but i love cheburashka
you know "i don't know"
like that, yes, well, it's nothing
like that, yes, well, it's nothing

hello my name is trevor
and my nice girlfriend wife (Jenn)
she said "nice to meet you
we'll see you tomorrow
we'll see you tomorrow"

excuse me
tell me please
where is house number twenty?
i live in house number twenty
where is apartment no. 5?
where is apartment no. 5?
Track Name: Ma Vie
ma vie

tous ma vie j'ai chercher
j'ai chercher pour mes freres
et tous des mes souers
tous de les filles de mes meres

tous ma vie j'ai chercher
j'ai chercher pour mes peres
et tous des mes meres
j'ai une cadeau pour leurs
ma vie
my v

tous ma vie c'est juste comme ca
je ne parle le langue
mais je peut comprendre
le son de la chanson
ma vie
my v

j'ai deux pamplemousse oui
parce que mon ami, il a dit
j'ai une cadeau pour lui
ma vie
my v
Track Name: I Narrowly Escaped
i narrowly escaped

i narrowly escaped
and ran as fast as i could
across loss street
and down found street
and over blue avenue
i tripped and i slid
i crawled and i hid
i got into a garbage can
a little kid put on the lid
i waited there a week
i really needed some sleep
but then i heard a sound
and so i knew i had been found
when i saw the light of day
that's when i got away
i ran to the lake
i stepped on a rake
that somebody forgot to put away
when i came to i saw a canoe
right away i knew exactly what i had to do
you're the only one i knew
i had to get to you
so i took off my shoes
and i dove into the blue water
naturally i was liquified
i swan as fast as i can
the water was very cold
in the weeds i saw a piece
of something like shiny gold
naturally i was googly-eyed
when i was arose the surface was froze
no matter where i'd go i couldn't find any kind of hole
i looked everywhere i was running out of air
suddenly a polar bear pulled me out and licked my hair
i thanked here real quick and grabbed a great big stick
she looked at me to say "if i ate you you'd make me sick"
naturally i was terrified
i ran as i had planned
i got in the van and i drove
i found the road and i followed
and then i think the van exploded
some how i made it out
but that i can't explain
but that was when it happened all again
that was when it happened all again
Track Name: Gravity
gravity

i can see those birds
they fly so high in the sky
gravity has got a hold on me
i'd like to be free
but i like to be me
noone's gonna take my life
noone's gonna take your life
i'm gonna give my life
i'm gonna give your life
i'm going to give my life
live your life

i can see the stars
on fire in the night so bright
gravity has got a hold on me
i'd like to be free
it's a good deal
i'd like to be free
but i like to be me
noone's gonna take my life
noone's gonna take your life
i'm going to give my life
i'm going to give your life
i'm want to give my life
live my life

i can see the challenger exploding in the sky
i'd like to be free
i'd like to be free
i'd like to be
Track Name: All A View
all a view

earth base register reply
main system malfunctioning
code red emergency
repeat evacuate
but i'm still trying to get through to you

disconnecting first life line
back up energy supplies
primary networks down
communications are negative
but i'm still trying to get through to you

all a view
all of you
out there
i'm just trying to get through to you
all of you
i really love you

auto eject successful
evacuation complete
mission down aborted
requesting at ease sir
but i'm still trying to get through to you

all a view
all of you
out there
i'm just trying to get through to you
all of you
i really love you

entering outer atmos
temperature now in the red
no chance of survival
in one piece minimal
but i'm still trying to get through to you

all a view
all of you
i love you
i'm just trying to get through to you
all a view
all of you
i really love you
i'm still trying to get through to you