Who Sang Terra Nova Cain? The Church

The Church Gold Afternoon Fix cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990-2-22
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/New Wave/Indie Rock
length: 5:13
producer: The Church and Waddy Wachtel
membranophone: Richard Ploog
vocal: Steve Kilbey
mixer: Waddy Wachtel and Shep Lonsdale
engineer: Shep Lonsdale
guitar: Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper
keyboard & bass guitar: Steve Kilbey
assistant engineer: Joe Schiff
Lyrics
Turn down the gravity, this is all too heavy
I'll show you how the ancients once traveled
They used to call this a Chevy
Just before the continents sank, you could still go outside
I was sitting on a hot off ramp
She pulled up and asked me if I needed a ride

Terra nova cain I need you again
Deep space jam on an alien terrain
Terra nova cain I need you again
Some for the little boys who live down the lane

I should have known there was something amiss
She had unearthly eyes
She had a way of sifting through your mind
Like she'd done it to a million guys
She said will you help with our research
I said take me to your leader
She put her foot down on the oscillation pedal
She was a transdimensional speeder

Terra nova cain I need you again
Protect me from the meteor rain
Terra nova cain I need you again
Put your exploratory probe right into my brain

They brought me back after thousands of years
I hadn't aged at all
We used to float around her weightless bedroom
That drove me right up the wall

Terra nova cain I need you again
You dropped me off and you've left me quite drained
Terra nova cain I need you again
Help me break these telekinetic chains

Tracklist
Cassette 1
  • 1 Pharaoh
  • 2 Metropolis
  • 3 Terra Nova Cain
  • 4 City
  • 5 Monday Morning
  • 6 Russian Autumn Heart
  • 7 Essence
  • 8 You're Still Beautiful
  • 9 Disappointment
  • 10 Transient
  • 11 Laughing
  • 12 Fading Away
  • 13 Grind

  • Release information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: Cassette
    barcode: 7822185794
    script: Latin