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And the pounding of guns grew louder
My fear rose at the sound of someone creeping into the house
Then I saw it was a young artilleryman
Weary, streaked with blood and dirt

Anyone here?
Come in, here, drink this
Thank you
What's happened?
They wiped us out, hundreds dead, maybe thousands

The Heat Ray
The Martians, they were inside the hoods of machines
They'd made massive metal things on legs
Giant machines that walked, they attacked us
They wiped us out

Machines? Fight machines
Picking up men and bashing 'em against trees
Just hunks of metal
But they knew exactly what they were doing

Mmm, there was another cylinder came last night
Yes, it looked bound for London
London, Carrie, I hadn't dreamed there could be danger to Carrie
And her father, so many miles away
I must go to London at once

And me, got to report to Headquarters
If there's anything left of it
At Byfleet, we came upon an Inn but it was deserted
Is everybody dead?
Not everybody, look, six cannons with gunners standing by

It's bows and arrows against the lightning
They haven''t seen the Heat Ray yet

We hurried along the road to Weybridge
Suddenly, there was a heavy explosion
The ground heaved, windows shattered
And gusts of smoke erupted into the air
Look, there they are, wat did I tell you

Quickly, one after the other
Four of the fighting machines appeared
Monstrous tripods, higher than the tallest steeple
Striding over the pine trees and smashing them

Walking engines of glittering metal
Each carried a huge funnel and I realized with horror
That I'd seen this awful thing before

A fifth machine appeared on the far bank
It raised itself to full height
Flourished the funnel high in the air
And the ghostly, terrible Heat Ray struck the town

As it struck, all five fighting machines exulted
Emitting deafening howls which roared like thunder

Ulla, Ulla

The six guns we had seen now fired simultaneously
Decapitating a fighting machine
The Martian inside the hood was slain
Splashed to the four winds, and the body, nothing now
But an intricate device of metal, went whirling to destruction

As the other Monsters advanced, people ran away blindly
The artilleryman among them
But I jumped into the water and hid until forced up to breathe
Now the guns spoke again
But this time the Heat Ray sent them to oblivion


With a white flash, the Heat Ray swept across the river
Scalded, half blinded and agonized
I staggered through leaping, hissing water towards the shore
I fell helplessly, in full sight of the Martians, expecting nothing but death

The foot of a fighting machine came down close to my head
Then lifted again as the four Martians carried away the debris
Of their fallen comrade and I realized that by a miracle
I had escaped

Ulla, Ulla, Ulla

And the pounding of guns grew louder
My fear rose at the sound of someone creeping into the house

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