The southern rock band Atlanta Rhythm Section charted for the last time with this song, which was written by their producer Buddy Buie along with Randy Lewis and Steve McRay.
In spite of the title, it's not about extraterrestrials or illegal immigrants; it's an existential song about loneliness, alienation, and being disconnected from virtually every aspect of one's life and surroundings. It put the group back in the limelight, but afterwards, the group went through a number of changes in both sound and personnel. They continued to perform at festivals and other events, and retained a loyal following.
Mike - Santa Barbara, CA