“Alien Boy” by Oliver Tree

The singer in this piece, describes himself as an outlandish creature who finds himself on earth and still becomes successful. This comparison is his way of implying that he is vastly different from what people perceive as normal and probably even better in terms of mental capacity and resilience.

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Oliver Tree's Alien Boy at Lyrics.org.

As the narrator describes his strange features, he implies that he has the body parts of certain powerful earth creatures such as the shark, eagle, ostrich and spider. His main message here is that he is prepared to fight and work hard to achieve his goals within his time; as he reveals in the bridge, he wouldn’t be around for too long.

Following its release as the title track of his first EP, “Alien Boy” garnered more than 100 million Spotify Streams in 2018. It was produced by Oliver in conjunction with Imad Royal, and later added as the 7th track off his “Ugly Is Beautiful” album.

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2 Responses

  1. Florian says:

    This was so helpful and what I am now going to say comes from the bottom of my Heart…. You are the BEST

  2. Wilson says:

    I agree with some of this interpretation but I view it more as he works hard despite others harsh views, and the description of these monstrous animals is to describe the perception of the others around him. While he still chooses to fight the perceptions around him while never quite fitting in, always the alien, moving from place to place, while the “I won’t be here for long” is the depressive thoughts kicking in in realization.

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