Susan (Alien In A Box)

by Billy Bottle & Martine

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Since April 2015, there have been mysterious sightings across cyberspace of an all too identifiable emoji. Shame.




I was tapping on my iPhone, thinking about an icon
To use for my cousin's christening
There were hearts, angels, crocodiles too
Even a champagne fizzenin'
So many emojis in this universe
But which one should it be?
I've only got fingers so I sent a thumbs up
Love Susan to infinity xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

So I went about my business, made a cup of coffee
Gave my friend Siri a call
We talked about the old days and wiki wiki entries
Memories of a black hole ball
And then my phone went ping - my heart went zing
What does my granddad want?
"That emoji you used looks somewhat like you -
A bad excuse for a font"!

They put me in a box
And make me wear pop socks
It's like I'm in Fort Knox
(Alien emoji)


I use a hieroglyph, it's how I show emotion
Like a gif it's a socialising potion
A twinkle over here a cupcake over there
I wish there were a lion prowling in it's lair
But here's her problem a technicality:
iOS 8.2 not 8.3
My alien friend travels space and time -
Why penalise such a victimless crime?

They put me in a box
And make me wear pop socks
It's like I'm in Fort Knox
(Alien emoji)

(Alien) x 3
(Alien emoji)

Why did they put me there?
For everyone to share
No this isn't fair
(Alien emoji)


Why did they do this to me?
All I wanted was a thumbs up
But they put me in a box!
Don't they understand?
They're messing with my identity

B: Hey Susan
S: Yeah
B: Where's your shoes and socks?
S: I left them in the cosmos.......


released July 20, 2015
Recorded 19th July 2015 at the Farm

Billy Bottle: Voice, Guitar, Keytar, Bass, Programming
Martine Waltier: Susan, Voice

All lyrics by Billy Bottle & Martine Waltier 2015



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Billy Bottle & The Multiple Devon, UK

Welcome to the world of Billy Bottle & The Multiple. Multi-instrumentalist, composer and band leader Billy Bottle is joined by Martine Waltier on violin and vocals. They are accompanied by their friends, The Multiple.

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