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fallen alien
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Song by FKA twigs
Released November 8, 2019
Recorded 2019
Album MAGDALENE
Genre Punk, rock, opera
Length 3:59
Label Young Turks
Producer(s) Nicolas Jaar & FKA twigs
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"Fallen Alien" (stylised as "fallen alien") is a song performed by FKA twigs. It serves as the sixth track from twigs' sophomore album, MAGDALENE.

Background[]

On “fallen alien,” arguably the most powerful and energetic track on the album, twigs continues the discussion on the difficulty she faces fitting in and feeling properly represented as a woman.

On the song’s Spotify Storyline, twigs described the track as:

"a medieval march through the destruction of a relationship"

On the one year anniversary of MAGDALENE, twigs hosted an AMA about the album and shared that the final version of the track kept the original demo vocals, as it was “hard to recreate the emotion!” twigs' has said about the song:

"When you’re with someone, and they’re sleeping, and you look at them, and you just think, “No.” For me, it’s that line, [“When the lights are on, I know you/When you fall asleep, I’ll kick you down/By the way you fell, I know you/Now you’re on your knees”]. You’re just so sick of somebody’s bullshit, you’re just taking it all day, and then you’re in bed next to them, and you’re just like, “I can’t take this anymore.”"

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
I was waiting for you, I was outside
Don't tell me what you want 'cause I know you lie
I feel
I was waiting for you, on the outside
Don't tell me what you want 'cause I know you lie
I feel the light
I was crying for you, on the outside
Don't tell me what you want 'cause I know you lie

[Chorus]
I'm a fallen alien
I never thought that you would be the one to tie me down
But you did
In this age of Satan
I'm searching for a light to take me home and guide me out

[Verse 2]
In the blazing sun I saw you
In the shadows hiding from yourself
When the lights are on I know you
See you're grey from all the lies you tell
Now you hold me close so tender
(I was waiting for you, I was outside)
In the shadows hiding from yourself
(I was waiting for you, I was outside)
When the lights are on I know you
See you're grey from all the lies you tell
(Don't tell me what you want 'cause I know you lie)
Now you hold me close so tender
When you fall asleep I'll kick you down
By the way you fell I know you
Now you're on your knees
I feel the lightning blast

[Chorus]
I'm a fallen alien
I never thought that you would be the one to tie me down
But you did
In this age of Satan
I'm searching for a light to take me home and guide me out

[Verse 3]
In the blazing sun I saw you
In the shadows hiding from yourself
When the lights are on I know you
See you're grey from all the lies you tell
Now you hold me close so tender
When you fall asleep I'll kick you down
By the way you fell I know you
(I was waiting for you, I was outside)
See you're grey from all the lies you tell
(Don't tell me what you want)
Now you hold me close so tender
When you fall asleep I'll kick you down
By the way you fell I know you
Now you're on your knees
I feel the lightning blast

Trivia[]

  • This is arguably the 1 out of 2 only punk/rock song in "MAGDALENE".
  • This track samples 1985's, "Storm Cloud Rising".
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