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Eve Of The War


by Wayne Hancock. Buy album CD: Other Songs 8 - W


The Eve Of The War

Journalist: No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space. No one could have dreamed that we were being scrutinized, as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. Few men even considered the possibility of life on other planets and yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded this Earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely, they drew their plans against us.

At midnight on the twelfth of August, a huge mass of luminous gas erupted from Mars and sped towards Earth. Across two hundred million miles of void, invisibly hurtling towards us were the first of the missiles that were to bring so much calamity to Earth. As I watched, there was another jet of gas. It was another missile starting on it's way.

And that’s how it was for the next ten nights. A flare, spurting out from Mars – bright green, drawing a green mist behind it – a beautiful, but somehow disturbing sight. Ogilvy the astronomer, assured me we were in no danger. He was convinced that there could be no living thing on that remote forbidding planet.

“The chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one” he said
“The chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one – but still they come!”

Journalist: Then came the night the first missile approached Earth. It was thought to be an ordinary falling star, but next day there was huge crater in the middle of the Common, and Ogilvy came to examine what lay there: a cylinder, thirty yards across, glowing hot…. And with faint sounds of movement coming from within.

Suddenly the top began moving, rotating, unscrewing, and Ogilvy feared there was a man inside, trying to escape. He rushed to the cylinder, but the intense heat stopped him before he could burn himself on the metal.

“The chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one – but still they come!”
“The chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one” he said
“The chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one – but still they come!”
“Yes, the chances of anything coming from mars are a million to one – but still they come!”
It seems totally incredible to me now that everyone spent that evening as though it were just like any other. From the railway station came the sound of shunting trains, ringing and rumbling, softened almost into melody by the distance.

It all seemed to safe and tranquil.



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Album: Other Songs 8 - W Lyrics
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  1. 87 Southbound
  2. Ain't Nobody's Blues But My Own
  3. Artilleryman And The Fighting Machine
  4. Big City Good Time Gal
  5. Brand New Cadillac
  6. Brave New World
  7. Cow Cow Boogie
  8. Dead London
  9. Double A Daddy
  10. Epilogue, Pt1
  11. Epilogue, Pt2
  12. Eve Of The War
  13. Every Time
  14. Forever Autumn
  15. Freight Line Blues
  16. Friday And Saturday Night
  17. Happy Birthday Julie
  18. Highway 54
  19. Horsell Common And The Heat Ray
  20. Johnny Law
  21. Johnson City
  22. Juke Joint Jumping
  23. Knocked Out Rhythm
  24. Lea Ann
  25. Life's Lonesome Road
  26. Little Lisa
  27. Locomotive Joe
  28. Louisiana Blues
  29. Man Of The Road
  30. Miller, Jack & Mad Dog
  31. Misery
  32. No Loving Tonight
  33. Poor Boy Blues
  34. Red Weed, Pt1
  35. Red Weed, Pt2
  36. Route 23
  37. Sands Of Time
  38. She's My Baby
  39. Summertime
  40. Tag Along
  41. That's What Daddy Wants
  42. The Spirit Of Man
  43. Thunderchild
  44. Thunderstorms And Neon Signs
  45. Track 49
  46. Viper
  47. We Three
  48. Why Don't You Leave Me Alone

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