May The Four Strings Be With You

by Uke Skywalker

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May The Four Strings Be With You is Uke Skywalker's first album, and documents a year of his life during which he toured with his band, fell in love, lived in exile on Earth, and learned about himself.

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released May 4, 2013

Poxodd: artwork
Adam Rabin: production assistance

The band:
Uke Skywalker, Rebel Bass, Guitar Tar Binks, IG-88 Keys, Drum Solo

WIth special guests:
Banjo Calrissian, Hammond B3PO, Sitar-2D2, Bongo Fett

Additional musicians:
Oboe Wan Kenobi, Jango Flute, Tuba The Hutt, Salacious Crumhorn, Admiral Ecktar, Chewbalaika, Darth Fiddler, Dark Lord of the Synth

Background vocals:
Choruus C'baoth


Dedicated to Princess Lele.

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Track Name: Transmission
Greetings.
I come to you tonight
from another planet.
A distant world where ukuleles
are the dominant instrument
and life form.

The sound you are hearing
is a representation
of your very own heartbeat
which grows faster
more erratic
and stronger
in the presence of a space invader
Track Name: Space Invaders
There was a time
when all you had to do
was get the last guy
and everyone would love you

1979
they ruled the arcade
everyone got in line
to fight the Space Invaders

Look out now they're coming faster
Dropping closer to your blaster
Your shields only get in the way
better shoot through them I say!

La La La La La

I defeated them all
then came a second wave
then a third came along
I fought the whole day

I was the king of the Midway
a fine lady was looking my way
but I could not stop to court her
I only had the one quarter

La La La La La

There was a time...
Track Name: We Are The Overlords
We are the overlords
We are the overlords
We are the overlords
We are the overlords

We are the overlords
We are the overlords
We are the overlords
We are the overlords

I for one welcome
our new ukulele overlords

We are the overlords
We are the overlords
We are the overlords
We are the overlords

We are the overlords
We are the overlords

I for one welcome
our new ukulele overlords

We are the overlords
We are the overlords
We are the overlords
We are the overlords
Track Name: Rocketship
To look at you I would think you are feeling
You're not what you're meant to be
I'm riding a rocket across the galaxy
Won't you come along with me?

Come ride my rocketship
Come ride my rocketship

Big Dipper Little Dipper Pleiades
the stars are shining in the sea
The Great Eye of Jupiter watches over me
he says it's okay to be free
So come on ride a rocketship with me

Come ride my rocketship
Come ride my rocketship
Come ride my rocketship
Track Name: Earthbound
Running away
I cannot unsay the things
Without delay
Gonna be free today

Flying through the
fourth galaxy I see
an almost eerie
endless variety

Then I heard of a place
Where skies are pink and blue and grey
That is where I'm going to stay

I am Earthbound
Earthbound
I am Earthbound

Earthbound
I am Earthbound
I am Earthbound

Down from the sky
They watch as I fly by
With their bullseye
electric lasso I'm tied

There's no hello
or even a "go back home"
That I'm a show
I cannot argue I know

I've come here for peace
I'll have it if I believe
I know that I can never leave

I am Earth bound
I am Earth bound
I am Earth bound now

I am Earth bound
I am Earth bound
I am Earth bound
Track Name: Unreal
The band is jamming
the music is loud
And it's boys' night tonight
no girls allowed

We've invited Fat Toby
and Squeezer and Clyde
and this party's gonna last
there's no end in sight

it's so unreal
out of sight
we're out of our minds

I just want a good time
and I want to last
but of course some bum tripper's
gotta bring up the past

he said hey cat what happened
to that girl you were with?
I said don't talk about it man
forget about it

she was unreal
out of sight
out of mind

starting tonight
I'm taking control
and I'll only answer to
the voice of rock and roll

I plan to take advantage
of the fruits of this world
and I cannot stop to think
about some single girl

'cause she's unreal
she's out of sight
and out of my mind

it does not happen
it cannot happen
it does not happen here
Track Name: Sandman
Lay your head down turn out the light
Close your eyes and tell me goodnight
Follow me as I into your dreams
I'll lead you to the source of your screams

You'll wish that you never get to sleep
Because you will always dream of me

Are you sleeping little lamb?
Are you thinking that I am
here to haunt you for evermore?
Am I real or aren't you sure?

You'll wish that you never get to sleep
Because you will always dream of me
But still you'll want to dream of me

I'm the Sandman you're my prey
When I leave you ask me to stay
But I'm gone by break of day

If you're dreaming that you're free
you've not seen the worst of me

You'll wish that you never get to sleep
Because you will always dream of me
But still you'll want to dream of me
All because I can make you scream

Lay your head down turn out the light
Close your eyes and tell me goodnight
Track Name: Making Plans For Rigel VII
Everything I've done is penance
for something else
I have got to take control
I've got to free myself

Now that I understand
I must make my plan (making plans for)
I'll become the kind of man
who makes me proud

Everything starting now is reality
the past is in the past
Carry on through the real world (Rigel VII)

Gotta move on (making plans for)
I've been hiding too long (Rigel VII)
Gotta move on (making plans for)
I've been hiding too long (Rigel VII)
Gotta move on (making plans for)
I've been hiding too long (Rigel VII)
Gotta move on (making plans for)
I've been hiding too long (Rigel VII)

Gotta move on
Track Name: Black Hole
I want to tell you about the black hole.
A black hole is a place where gravity is so strong that nothing can escape, not even light.
It is also known as a singularity.
But you would not sing hilarity if this happened to you...

She and I went flying
to see what we could see
then there was a darkness
a cosmic mystery

she wanted to investigate
I was too late
I couldn't keep my eyes on her
as she reached the event horizon

I watched as her body was pulled into the black hole
her long hair - longer and longer - as it pulled into infinity
her face frozen in curiosity as it stretched for miles and miles and miles

a young man once told me
that he believed a black is not the end
he believed a black hole is a gateway
or portal
to another place in the glaxay

I hope he's right
I hope he's right

a black hole takes
a black hole takes
a black hole takes and never gives back!
and never gives back!
it never gives back!
it never gives back!

just like me
just like me
I'm a black hole! I'm a black hole! I'm a black hole! I'm a black hole!
I'm a black hole! I'm a black hole! I'm a black hole! I'm a black hole!

And I think... maybe if I can change...
if I can give back...
maybe I can find her again
maybe I can find her again

so now I endlessly
search the galaxy
for the one I lost so tragically
and hope that she will ride again with me
Track Name: Home Is A Place In The Sky
I've got my head in the clouds
No feet on the ground
and as I look down
I don't see you

This world holds its own
like others I've known
but it isn't a home
without you

home is a place in the sky
home is a place in the sky

the success and the fame
the rock and roll game
just isn't the same
in this place

it's been quite a trip, man
but I've got to get back
to where I began
out in space

home is a place in the sky
home is a place in the sky
home is a place in the sky
home is a place in the sky

I have said my goodbyes
I've got my ticket to fly
I'll be soaring up high
beyond the blue

now I'm homeward bound
I'm hearing the sound
I hope this countdown
leads to you

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