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In the lab where I work
got a lot of rock to study
in the lab where I work
we don’t talk to anybody
there goes the clock on the tower
but we can’t leave until we’ve found it

In the lab where I work
microscopes in rows lines of twenty
an old map of the earth
and a snack machine that’s empty
night comes and we sleep on the ground
‘cause we can’t leave until we’ve found it

We are looking for a thread that’s come up in the ore
just a little trace of gold hidden deep down at the core
we skip all of our vacations just to make sure

I’ve been here since the start
I get hopeful on my birthdays
who will find the true heart?
we look at each other sideways
and we are sneaking around
cause we can’t leave until we’ve found it

We are looking for a thread thats come up in the ore
just a little trace of gold hidden deep down at the core
we skip all of our vacations just to make sure
we skip all of our vacations just to make sure

In the lab where I work, there is fighting and spying
there is living and dying

And everyone’s a jerk, desperate and afraid
that they won’t find the life that’ll save them from the blade
got a lot of lab technicians watching the daylight fade
gotta lot of lonliness

I don’t know what I deserve but i know it isn’t that
I’ve been killing myself here, so what you looking at?
I spent all of my vacations and now I can’t get them back
I spent all of my vacations and now I can’t get them back
I can’t get them back...

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from Songs From the Alien Beacon, released July 7, 2011
jennifer foster - vocals, rhythm electric and acoustic guitar, tambourine
michael phillip wojewoda - drums, arp 2600, additional guitar
maury lafoy - bass
martin tielli - lead electric guitar
kurt swinghammer - omnichord
kevin hearn - rhodes
ken dirschl - additional electric guitar

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Jennifer Foster Toronto, Ontario

Jennifer Foster is a true pop eclectic with a unique point of view. Her latest album, Songs From the Alien Beacon, was made with Canadian producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda, and earned him a JUNO nomination for producer of the year. This Toronto based artist has two previous albums under her belt and has also collaborated with many others including Ron Sexsmith, Moe Berg, and Melanie Doane. ... more

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