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Some Of The Creatures Have Broken The Locks On The Door To Lab 558

from by Tom Slatter

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Some Of The Creatures Have Broken The Locks On The Door To Lab 558 is possibly the nearest thing I have to a signature song. It's got all the things I think are vital to what I do: sci-fi inspired, storytelling lyrics; singalong songwriting; and twisty, silly proggy bits.

It's inspired in equal parts by series four of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Meatloaf songs and a news story about an 'unidentified' animal that got washed up on a beach somewhere.

Bass is provided by the wonderful and fragrant Jordan Brown.


Isn’t it funny, there’ve been so many tales
Of lights and strange shapes in the sky
When finally something Devastating happens
They come from below Not on high

I’ve heard the official stories. But that’s not what I believe.
I believe the man, with the burned ragged clothing
Who stumbled from the fire to tell the tale.

He’d didn’t know where they caught them don’t know when.
But he knew they’d grey skin And too many eyes.
Their venom had burned him And all his friends.
But he choked out the story ‘fore he died.
We kept them kept them in cages, In a low level lab.
Proof against force but not for sound.
And too late it was realised Their buzzing and their clicks
Was how they spoke How they way they made their plans.

Some of the creatures have broken the locks on the door to lab 558
Somehow their venom ate through the wires, Alarms didn’t sound till was too late
From the third to fifteenth floor, they’re infected.
With the spores of the creatures that broke through the locks on the door to lab 558.

And that’s why the sky’s falling down
That’s why we’ll never see sunlight
And why our lungs will fill with the ash of the innocent dead

It’s not the future you wanted
Sure is the future you got
Our skin will crack with the dry heat of nuclear winds


from Fit The Fourth, released June 1, 2015


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Tom Slatter London

A latter-day Victorian street-theatre barker with a guitar promising tales of mystery, imagination, ‘orrible murders and bloody great waving tentacles’ is how Tom Slatter has been described. Since 2010 he has been scaring audiences with five albums and numerous EPs of storytelling songs. ... more

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