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We Love You All

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Over a decade ago, A HALO CALLED FRED vanished from the earth, leaving a great hole in my heart—an empty GOLDEN CIRCLE. But now... the wounds are healing, and I realize my pain was merely an echo—an echo of the joy that would one day RETURN! Like the great Cthulhu, they have but slept, shaping our dreams, only to awaken now to reclaim their rightful place in the universe and spread their love into our very essence! I hear their music, and cannot comment further, for to truly describe the experience would drive anyone mad. But listen if you dare... and as you tiptoe through the tulip-ridden realms of MADNESS, take heart! When you emerge (scars and all), you will know one UNIVERSAL TRUTH... that you are, all, loved.

—Melvin Toast

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released February 3, 2015

GEVEREND plays Strum-Strum (electric guitar), Woody (acoustic guitar), keyboards, most vocals

BRUSHWOOD plays the Bang-o-Tron (kitchenware, cookie tins, random percussion), more vocals

TINY plays uprighty (upright bass), The Shark (electric bass), Geddy (bonus bass), backing vocals

QUEENIE plays Baby Vee (violin), Uko Ono (ukulele), backing vocals

CHESTER plays Cosmic Vibes (invisible)

Recorded at Fish On Fire Recordings, Trenton, North Plainfield, and Raritan, NJ; engineered and produced by Anthony Kroposky; co-engineered and co-produced by Carmen Verderosa; mixed at Woodrock Studios, Raritan NJ, mastered at Azimuth Mastering

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Track Name: Transparent Head Monkey
Who’s gonna rule my life? TRANSPARENT HEAD MONKEY!
Who’s gonna rule my life? TRANSPARENT HEAD MONKEY!
He’s so smart that his brains with their pulsating veins
Will end all fear and strife! THAT DUDE IS FUNKY!

You are my inspiration
With your graceful moves and brains so pretty
I can watch all day as you swing from the trees
And shoot out ideas so perfect and lofty and witty!

Who’s gonna rule my life? TRANSPARENT HEAD MONKEY!
Who’s gonna rule my life? TRANSPARENT HEAD MONKEY!
His brainwaves will shower omnipotent power
to make loving kindness grow rife! THAT DUDE IS FUNKY!

I wish I was a ray of light
Only they can flow through your clear thick skull
And feel your brain’s perfect curves
That cure ills, make beauty, crave bananas, and help all!

Swing, transparent head monkey!
Flex that brain, you monkey!
And beam out all that funky power!

Who’s gonna rule my life? TRANSPARENT HEAD MONKEY!
Who’s gonna rule my life? TRANSPARENT HEAD MONKEY!
Please will you rule my life? TRANSPARENT HEAD MONKEY!
Thank you for ruling my life! TRANSPARENT HEAD MONKEY!
Track Name: Turtles All the Way Down
The world is on a turtle
which is on a turtle, which is on a turtle
which is on a turtle, which is on a turtle
which is on a turtle, and it’s turtles all the way down

The Earth spins round the sun
Spinning round the galaxy, Round the universe
Round the nucleus of the atom in a massive giant’s thumb

Why a thumb? Why is it always a thumb?
Of all the parts of a giant’s body
Why does the thumb always have a universe on it?
And what is he standing on?

He’s on a turtle
On a turtle on a turtle on a turtle
On a turtle on a turtle
And it’s turtles all the way down.

The Big bang began creation
All of time’s contained inside it
There is no before before that
‘cause it’s turtles all the way down

In the beginning God created
heaven and earth
before that he was bored
and he put his turtle on a turtle
and it’s turtles all the way down

If you film all of creation
cut out the frames
paste them together
cut them sideways
lay them out
and watch the movie it creates

You’ll see a turtle
on a turtle on a turtle on a turtle on a turtle
on a turtle on a turtle on a turtle
And it’s turtles all the way down.
Track Name: Bite 'em on the Neck
My outlook's dark
it's all the same
In the shadows I sit
it's you I blame
undead unalive unfun funfame
Just make this world unlame

Bite! Bite! Bite em in the neck
Gonna send, send, send em all to heck
Gonna bite! Bite! Bite em in the neck
And we'll all be happy
All be happy
flowers

I live this life
I dress in black
If my steak is burnt
I'll send it back
cause my passion runs red with the life I lack
to make the world my snack


15 billion years
of cosmic evolution
creates the stars and all that grew
spiders, bombs, and bats and the flu
TV, songs, iphones and glue
Gilligan! Baywatch! Honey Boo-Boo!
the highest matter grows into
the disappointing mass that's YOU

it’s black, black
the absence of color
some say it's nothing
but I know it's rather
the reflection of the hole that’s in my soul
I’ll make them feel the same
Track Name: Drinking for Science
Jesus Christ, I fucked up. My fellow scientists agree
I should never have poured test tube A into B
‘Cause it chased deadly fish creatures out of the sea
Since we’ll soon all be dead, won’t you get sloshed with me?
I’ve just doomed the world, So let’s drink ‘til we hurl!
We’ll be drinking for Science tonight!

Well it’s whiskey today ‘til the monsters burst in
And it’s whiskey to drown away all of our sins
Whiskey numbing the pain as they chew through our skin
‘Cause we’re drinking for science tonight!

The plan was to force the world’s minds to evolve
One small whiff of my gas, all your problems are solved!
I’d spread joy, all my dubious methods absolved!
But because that went wrong, now our flesh gets dissolved
By the hideous beasts who will make us their feast
So we’re drinking for science tonight!

Raise your glass to the geeks, the steampunks and freaks
They’ve inspired my crazy mad scientist streaks
And because of all that, they’ll be dead within weeks
So lets drink to drown out all the pain and the shrieks
They can’t get us first if our livers all burst
So we’re drinking for science tonight!
Track Name: In An Alternate Reality
In an alternate reality black is white
In an alternate reality day is night
In an alternate reality false is true
But in every reality, I love you

One day I traveled back in time
Cured the plague, stepped on a Butterfly
Rewrote the Gettysburg address
Broke Gutenberg’s first printing press

When I got back the world was strange
The Dalai Lama was deranged
Bicycles were dirty, cars were clean
Goats were replaced by a machine

I thought “Oh man, that’s really weird
Has this gone worse that I have feared?
Have I done good? Have I done harm?”
But then you threw yourself in my arms!

In an alternate reality black is white
In an alternate reality day is night
In an alternate reality false is true
But in every reality, I love you

Next time I went back to the past
I cancelled Steve Jobs’ calligraphy class
Burned Newton’s apple tree to the ground
Saved the dinosaurs, let Hitler drown

When I got back to my own time
Somehow the words orange and banana rhymed
Fred Phelps and Lady GaGa were in love
The world was ruled by an evil glove

I thought, “My God What Have I done?
How did the world turn out so wrong?
How can I get it back on track?”
But then I kissed you and you kissed me back!

In an alternate reality black is white
In an alternate reality day is night
In an alternate reality false is true
But in every reality, I love you

The world is like a house of cards
Just pull one down it falls apart
But then when everything gets strange
It’s good to know that one thing can’t change

In an alternate reality black is white
In an alternate reality day is night
In an alternate reality false is true
But in every reality, I love you
Track Name: Good Day (Took a Good Shit)
I took a good shit today
And it’s gonna be a good day
I took a good shit today
And it’s gonna be a good day

I lost my shirt my money I lost the keys
To my car my house my job I sneezed
A lot my health is shot my insides rot I feel diseased
At least I’ve got my dignity
Or maybe not
But that’s okay
‘Cause I took a good shit today
And it’s gonna be a good day

I took a good shit today
And it’s gonna be a good day
I took a good shit today
And it’s gonna be a good day

I got beat up kicked stabbed run over and punched
In the face got maced and lost my lunch
Got maimed burst into flame ain’t that a shame it hurt a bunch
At least things started picking up
‘Til the zombies came
But that’s okay
‘Cause I took a good shit today
And it’s gonna be a good day

I took a good shit today
And it’s gonna be a good day
I took a good shit today
And it’s gonna be a good day

I have a bad cough But I took a good shit
My balls fell off But I took a good shit
I hurt my spleen But I took a good shit
I’m pissing green But I took a good shit

Life’s in a pit
It just won’t quit
I won’t throw a fit
It won’t help a bit
I just need to sit
And reflect on it
And take a really, really, really, really, really good shit.
And it’s gonna be a good, good, good, good day.
Track Name: You're a Caveman
Throw your hands in the air
Stomp around like you don't care
Sing your chant of hunt and war
Stomp around and yell some more
You go UNGABUNGABUNGA BUNGABUNGABUNGABUNGA
You're a caveman

Stomp around, paint on cave wall
Thank your food, the good of all
If we are rude, the sky will fall
Stomp around, and make your call
And go UNGABUNGABUNGA BUNGABUNGABUNGABUNGA
You're a caveman

We walk in the hills, we swim in the sea
We pray to the gods: "stop picking on me"
We wear our skins and we always agree:
The stories to tell by the fire
We're free!
UNGABUNGABUNGA BUNGABUNGABUNGABUNGA

Hunt gazelle, hunt the cow
When we win, the gods say "wow"
Throw your mate into the ground
You procreate and make this sound
You go ungabungabunga bungabungabungabunga
You're a caveman
Track Name: Put the Toothpaste Back in the Tube
I’m gonna put the toothpaste back in the tube, I’ve got a plan
I’ve got a funnel and a pump and a hose and two strong hands
Don’t wanna unbrush my teeth ‘cause I like ‘em clean
Don’t wanna unmess the sink, I like those streaks of green
I can’t rebuild that bridge I just burned down
Unpunch the face I broke, unmeet that evil clown
I can’t undo my sins, each time I’ve let you down
I won’t change the life I’ve seen
I know what’s done is done -- I think you know that too
I just really wanna put that toothpaste back in the tube

I’m gonna put the toothpaste back in the tube, but I don’t wanna
Change a thing, just gonna wear it like a badge of honor
won't unbreak my leg, I won’t uncrash my car
I’ll live the rest of my life from where I’ve lived so far
If I could go back and do it all one more time
I’d still break your heart, I hope you’d still break mine
Don’t even think we can know if it all works out fine
It’s what makes us who we are
I know what’s done is done -- I hope you know that too
I just really wanna put that toothpaste back in the tube

If I could go back and do it all one more time
I’d still break your heart, promise you’d still break mine
I won’t even wanna know if it all worked out fine
It’s what made us who we are
I know what’s done is done -- I know you know that too
I just really wanna put that toothpaste back in the tube
Track Name: Barry the Steampunk Monster
You’d better scurry flee and hide
From anachronistic homicide
He'll melt that smile into a frown
When the steampunk monster comes to town

He'll swoop down in his time machine
And zap you into smithereens
You better run -- nobody sits
'Til Barry the Steampunk Monster quits

He's built himself from weapons
Pulled from all time and space
Specifically selected to
Annihilate the human race

He’s got laser eyes, a crossbow arm
Breathes poison gas, spits cluster bombs
His gears for ears spill acid vats
From the steampunk monster’s velvet hat

So keep an eye behind your back
You can’t guess when he’ll next attack
When your neck tingles quake with fear
That means the steampunk monster’s near

He's got impeccable fashion sense
That never dings and never dents
While crushing all that’s in the path
Of Barry the Steampunk Monster's wrath

He lives to kill you just for fun
But don’t think that’s the end
He’ll rewrite history then he’ll kill you
Again again and again and again

Bust out the guns, bats, bombs, and knives
So starts the battle of our lives
No one will ever rest their head
'Til Barry the Steampunk Monster's dead
Track Name: We Love You All
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! The geek-on-geek violence stops now! Sing along with our anthem to geek unity!

Gt doesn’t matter if you think Edward Cullen beats Gandalf in a fight
It doesn’t matter if the gears on your goggles rotate left or right
Doesn’t matter if you dress like a zombie with the blood, and the guts, and the grunts
Or you just wear Plastic Halloween costume with Aquaman’s picture on the front

Because I envision a world
Where the gamer and the fanboy can stroll in the sand
And I envision a world
Where the Rennie pets the furry with her silken gloved hand
So all you Mudbloods that we’ve feared
All you mustachios and beardos
All you freaky mutant weirdos, heed our call

We love you all
We love you all
We love you all (we love you all, We love you all, We love you all)
We love you all

All those ears torn off in the in the trekkie vs trekker wars - Both sides were the losers
Don’t forget those poor elf clerics forced to be fighter-magic users
Someone says seeing Greedo shoot first gives them goose-bumps?
Loves those pretty colored Daleks with the big humps?
Don’t be a jerk, don’t take their geek card
Love and embrace them. It isn’t that hard

I envision a world
where the fairy and the superhero skip through the skies
and I envision a world
where the pirate and the supervillain patch each others eyes
So all you crazy nerd correctors
Coders, scripters, evil spectres
Creepy folks and and earth’s protectors, sound the call

We love you all (x7)

All those we’ve punched or those we’ve kissed, Or those we’ve left off of our list
If you’re plain or fancy, gay or straight, get freaky or can’t get a date
Every color, shape and size, opacity, Texture, toughness taste, tenacity,
Style substance, sheer audacity, We love that about you. It’s how it has to be

The child is father to the man
So let's each of us embrace our innermost kid
The meek shall inherit the earth
But look around -- I think that we did
So those we’ve wronged and those we’ve slighted
Let’s not be a world divided
Sing it loud don’t try to fight it, Stand up tall!

We Love You all....

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