it's 1999 and everybody knows aliens are already here screeching bodiless ghosts, we know they're using us as hosts our planet is feeble most midwestern minds no match we know the geek will be the hero and the cheerleader's good in bed we know we're s'posed to identify with one of the six main characters we just don't know which one we know the numbers don't really matter and nobody is telling the truth we know it's the end of the world but we know it's probably not really we know when the special effects are at work it makes fear more funny we know people sometimes talk that way but only in the movies
Accourding to Kirsten Thorpe: Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 20:59:34 -0500 (EST) From: email@example.com (Kirsten L Thorpe) mike and all, this is great, because i have some questions about this one still. i like the suggestion a lot about breaking that "they're using us/as hosts" line but i don't really know how to break up the long "6 main characters" line without emphasizing it too much, and all its little words are very important to me. i also agree about the ending, and it brings up two couplets that i didn't include the first time but was wondering about: "we do kinda like the aliens sometimes we know what they're trying to say but we know the people will win in the end because people make movies not aliens we think" (this would involve changing the "in the movies" in the talking line to "on the big screen" to avoid repetition, not a big problem for me though) but, i don't know if i like mike's suggestion about just reversing the already existing last two couplets and ending there better. any suggestions? thanks, k.