Loving The Alien (Original Mix)

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On January 10th of the year 2016, we the people of earth lost our Starman. A messenger from the cosmos, David Robert Jones left us to return to his people and tell them what he learned when he fell to earth. The ripple effect this had on the planet was unimaginable. Generations of artists have been inspired by his body of work. Entire musical careers came about because of his influence.

To say that he was an inspiration to we, the members of Vernian Process, is a gross understatement. With all of this said, we have spent the past three months deciding "if" we should perform a tribute to him. At first we felt that it might be a little too expected, but eventually we all agreed that it had to be done. But, which song to cover? That was the big question. We had about ten different ideas, but ultimately we settled on his 1984 single from one of his more underrated LP's. "Loving The Alien".

This song is very special to us, as it echoes many of our thoughts on organized religion, blind faith, and the revisionist brush that has marred the history books through all of time.

Thus, we present to you our heartfelt tribute to the man who wore many personae throughout his long and illustrious career, and inspired fellow artists like no other.

David Bowie.

lyrics

Watching them come and go
The Templars and the Saracens
They're travelling the holy land
Opening telegrams

Torture comes and torture goes
Knights who'd give you anything
They bear the cross of Coeur de Leon
Salvation for the mirror blind

But if you pray
all your sins are hooked upon the sky
Pray and the heathen lie will disappear

Prayers they hide
the saddest view
(Believing the strangest things,
loving the alien)

And your prayers they break the sky in two
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)

Thinking of a different time
Palestine a modern problem
Bounty and your wealth in land
Terror in a best laid plan

Watching them come and go
Tomorrows and the yesterdays
Christians and the unbelievers
Hanging by the cross and nail

But if you pray
all your sins are hooked upon the sky
Pray and the heathen lie will disappear

Prayers they hide
the saddest view
(Believing the strangest things,
loving the alien)

And your prayers they break the sky in two
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)

You pray til the break of dawn
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)

And you'll believe you're loving the alien
(Believing the strangest things, loving the alien)

credits

from Loving The Alien (David Bowie Tribute), track released March 22, 2016
Single cover art created by:
Casey Castille - www.caseycastille.com

Vernian Process is:

Joshua A. Pfeiffer, Martin Irigoyen, Vincent van Veen, Steven Farrell, & Brian Figueroa

Mixed and Mastered at: Sound Alchemy Studios.

Special Thanks to: Lisa Wells, Catyanna Pfeiffer, Crystal Farrell,
Valjean Elander van Veen and everyone who lent an ear to give us feedback on this release.

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Vernian Process San Francisco, California

Drawing inspirations from legendary authors such as H.G. Wells, H.P. Lovecraft, and Jules Verne, they weave the spirit of science fiction and fantasy effortlessly into their music. Progressive rock, neoclassical, post-punk, tribal styles, carnival tunes, and more collide with anachronistic results. Established in 2003, they are globally recognized as the pioneers of the steampunk music movement. ... more

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