|Lyrics by:||Lyric Writer|
|Music by:||Cecilia Eng|
|Recorded on:||Of Shoes and Ships|
"Absent Hosts" is a lament, about an envoy to Earth wondering where the beings who lived there had gone. The envoy's own race had come across what they called an "invitation" (presumably the recordings that were part of the Voyager probes launched by NASA). Unfortunately, the beings who originated the message (humanity?) are no longer in residence; hence the questioning in the song.