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Klaatu's Carousel

(George Douglas Lee)
July 22, 2018
George Douglas Lee

One of my favorite songs, and something of an accident in the recording process that turned out to be like a sonic movie. So... I'm so consumed with this, I created a painting called KLAATU'S CAROUSEL, which started as a simple painting of a children's carousel with ponies, then the picture took on a life of its own and was suddenly populated with little green men, aliens, flying saucers, robots, and even large frogs. I decided to do my first song video, and here it is. It's full of clips from fifties' Sci-Fi movies. Thorolughy entertaining.!

 

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KLAATU’S CAROUSEL

Lyrics and Music by George Douglas Lee

 

Intro: Am, E, C, F#m

A, E flat Bass riff

 

A sound woke me last night, I looked out the window, at an  Ef  incredible sight

A blinding white light, lit up the night, I had to  Ef  cover my eyes

A  High above me, it could only be a mother ship  Ef  descending from the sky

 

C  Watch the sky,  D  watch the sky,  F, G - watch the sky! C, B, A 

 

F Soon the moon will rise, G when the tide is high

Am Open up your eyes

F They’re coming to get you, G you’re about to take a ride

Am On an endless flight

F They’re coming to get you, G They’re waiting for you on Am Klaatu’s Carousel

 

A, E Fflat Bass riff

 

A Klaatu stepped out, he’s the messenger who made the Earth  Ef  stand still (1951)

A  He landed with a plan, to stop the world from fighting,  Ef  to end the war of clashing wills

A  At his side stood a robot,  Ef  a giant named Gort

A  The ultimate weapon of last resort

 

C  Watch the sky,  D  watch the sky,  F, G - watch the sky! C, B, A 

 

F Soon the moon will rise, G when the tide is high

Am Open up your eyes

F They’re coming to get you, G you’re about to take a ride

Am On an endless flight

F They’re coming to get you, G They’re waiting for you on Am Klaatu’s Carousel

 

LEAD SOLO A – Ef, then riff leading back into vocals

 

A Was I dreaming, or having flashbacks?

G When this circus came to town from outer space

A From a distance, they looked like fireflies

G Spinning on a carousel and flying high above the human race

 

A -  E flat riff 

 

Am I the only one who saw them? Before they  Ef  took me away.

Am The Alien carnival has come to town, they say they’re  Ef  gonna save the world

Am They’ll change the weather,  Ef  change our luck

Am  Then they’ll teach us how to -

Ef  Find ourselves

 

Am  Oh what a scene, they’ll make you  Ef  scream

Am  They’re lean and mean, and a  Ef  pleasant shade of green

Am  They started swarming, without a warning

Ef  And talking ‘bout a new world of hope and change

 

Am  They’re gonna use you. They’re gonna Ef  lose you.

Am  You won’t believe the strange things  Ef  they do

 

F Soon the moon will rise, G when the tide is high

Am Open up your eyes

F They’re coming to get you, G you’re about to take a ride

Am  On an endless flight

F  They’re coming to get you,  They’re waiting for you on  Am  Klaatu’s Carousel 

 

 

A – E flat bass riff 

 

Am  I kept on watching all through the night

Ef  When the sun came up, they vanished from sight

Am I’m telling you, believe what I say

Ef They will come again, another day

 

C  Watch the sky,  D  watch the sky,  F, G - watch the sky! C, B, Am