Music video by Genesis performing Illegal Alien (2004 Digital Remaster).
"Illegal Alien" is the fifth track in the 1983 album Genesis by Genesis.
The song's lyrics are a lighter, humorous depiction of the frustrations an illegal immigrant faces, leading up to the chorus: "It's no fun/Being an illegal alien". Even though the lyrics are intended as a satire and to be taken in jest, the song can rarely be heard on United States radio stations because of its perceived offensiveness toward illegal immigrants. In particular, the second stanza of the bridge — in which the immigrant suggestively offers sexual favours from his sister in exchange for admittance across the border — has been edited from radio versions of the song, as well as from the music video version.
Even though Illegal Alien isn't as popular as other Genesis songs, it still managed to make Blender magazine's list of the "50 Worst Songs Ever", charting at number 13. When Blender partnered with VH1 for the 100 Most Awesomely Bad Songs Ever though, this song was notably absent.