First Contact

from Through The Door by Char MacKay

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A skeptic is the best way to describe me in my youth
I laughed at the abduction crowd and yearned to know the truth
Then came the moment when I saw the light
When I was first abducted in the middle of
the Night

Roswell, flying saucers, lights up in the sky
It wasn’t all for crackpots, just imagine my surprise
Hollywood directors give us cuddly ET
But I know what first contact means to me

The first was pretty awful but the second time as worse
They tried some telepathic tests, I fear that I was terse
I learned some basic manners running through a maze
I think there was some cheese involved
The rest is all a haze

Crop circles, fiery wheels and mutilated cows
This intellectual skeptic is more open minded now
New agey types would like to take an alien out to tea
But I know what first contact means to me

I go to my meetings with the other abductees
Sometimes I think I should have joined a gym
I want to find a way to keep the aliens away
But somehow I’m still out here on a limb

The third time I was waylaid drew some comment from my peers
That’s when some clashing jewelry was cemented to my ear
It wasn’t half as bad as what they did with tubes
I guess I could have had it worse, at least they used some lube

Kidnapped, anesthetized, purged and tagged
The rigid sigmoidoscopy annoyed me pretty bad
A tin foil hat’s an item I admire secretly
Yes, I know what first contact means to me

Yes, Pyramids, crystal skulls and pictures in Peru
I scoffed and scorned and pointed fun but that’s before I knew
Some other folk may look upon a UFO with glee
But I know what first contact means to me


from Through The Door, released October 13, 2017
Char MacKay - vocals
Jeff Bohnhoff - electric and acoustic guitar, bass, drum programming


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Char MacKay Spokane, Washington

I’ve been writing and performing songs at conventions since 1995. Through The Door is a collection of some of the most popular songs, inspired by authors (like Lois McMaster Bujold) TV (Star Trek, Game of Thrones), gaming, and general silly things like nursery rhymes and my take on the world. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed writing them. ... more

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