Kart Sticker

by Catscan!

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This album, Kart Sticker, was commissioned and written based on ideas by Allison Shelby, Susan Ferretti-Lapham, David Shelby, Marco Ceppi, Mary Jo Gingras, Virginia Lapham, Uncle Mason Shelby, Louise and Arthur Shelby, and Joyce Eshun, respectively.

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released September 25, 2015

All songs written and performed by Catscan! which is Mason Shelby and Paul Tsiaperas. Non Sequitur, Can You Hear It?, and Old Folks at Home were co-written by Kevin Kingsley who also played saxophone and guitar. Polished to Perfection was co-written by Khai Phan. Kin features guest vocalists Elena McIntosh, Austin Tsiaperas, and Delia Ibañez. Azonto Dollhouse features lyrics and vocals by Height Keech. All graphics and photography by Eric Randall who also produced Azonto Dollhouse. Kart Sticker was mastered by Peter Bonaventure.

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Catscan! Washington, D.C.

CATSCAN! is an electronic rock duo based out of Washington, DC. Two men, Mason Shelby and Paul Tsiaperas, experiment with unusual instrumentation and minimalist arrangements of mostly pop songs since the year 2000.

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Track Name: First Dance
Reach out your arm, take my hand
We shall dance off into this fairyland
The world spins around us, the clouds begin to part
A rainbow beam of wonder shoots into my heart

Your first dance, your last chance
Your first dance, your last chance

Times may get bad, bad times may get worse
But you are my rock, you will always break my curse
You make me laugh, make me smile in so many ways
Our love stretches on and on until the end of days

Your first dance, your last chance
Your first dance, your last chance
Your first dance, your last chance
Your first dance, your last chance
Track Name: Victim of Circumstance
Sorry for the time I hit you in the face with a 10 by 4
I really didn't notice you standing back there at the time
And I was in the wrong on that unfortunate occasion last week
When I swapped the sausage link in your lunch with a lead bolt, with a lead bolt

You know that I would never do anything malicious
To compromise our business relationship

My little brother sends his most sincere and deepest regards
Jerome would never intentionally assault an officer
It is an unfortunate coincidence you were standing there
Where the mannequin cop was positioned a moment ago, a moment ago

You know that I would never do anything malicious
To compromise your ability to protect and serve
Track Name: Non Sequitur
Six thousand years ago
The world was nothing like the one we know
There were no planes or trains or even cars
We rode the backs of dinosaurs

Way back, when Earth was young
We lived among
Those noble beasts
We lived in peace with dinosaurs

Behemoth and Leviathan and the Dragons
They roamed the fields, for real, and it was very good

Found them and gave them names
And made them tame
It was a paradise of man and dinosaur

Lord, give me a home
Where the brontosaur roam
Lord, please close my mind
To logic and science, the banes of mankind

Way back, when Earth was young
We lived among
Those noble beasts
We lived in peace with dinosaurs

Behemoth and Leviathan and the Dragons
They roamed the fields, for real, and it was very good

Found them and gave them names
And made them tame
It was a paradise of man and dinosaur
Track Name: Polished to Perfection
Best in quality
That's the Mervis guarantee

Born in South Africa
Diamond mining's in our blood

Polished to perfection
Straight from our collection
Make the right selection every time

From factory to finger
From finger to her heart
Show her that you'll never be apart

Excavation underground
Ken is mining two miles down

Brother Zed is on the phone:
"Twenty tons of rock for every stone"
Track Name: Kin
If I had a big sister, you see
She'd just be a big girl version of me
She'd act very different but actually
We'd both look alike but not exact-ily

If I had a little brother, I think
He'd be my best friend 'cause we'd be in sync
I'd keep him safe but without being mean
We'd go on adventures and make a great team

If I had a little sister, I'm sure
No one would dream of picking on her
We'd make a club house and fill it with toys
And I'd treat her like she's just one of the boys

If I had a big brother, you know
We'd get dressed up and put on a show
He could teach me how to be cool
He'd give the best hugs and walk me to school
Track Name: Livin' in a Wet County
Up before dawn
Before the sun
I drop my line in and wait

Bass, take a look
At blood worms on hook
Those bastards will fall for the bait

Been out on the bay
For dang near all day
Hadn’t had me one single bite

Earnin’ vacation pay
And I’m here to stay
Don’t care if it takes me all night

Thank God I’m livin’ in a wet county
I’m wishin’ that a fish’ll come to me worth mounting
On my kitchen wall
Next to tha picture of pa

Got my fishin' line in hand and my gal in the other
Finished my beer baby grab me another
Make it a cool one
Check if the mountains are blue, hon

Fill the bed of my truck with gravel n' stones
Got diesel in my blood and steel in my bones
I thank god for this wet county

All hands on deck
Come over and check
This fighter I’ve got on my line

Run over and get
My grand daddy's net
This bastard soon will be mine

I finally win
I reel it in
But it ain’t fish its a log

I guess I was tricked
It’s just an ol’ stick
At least we’ll play fetch with my dog

Thank God I’m livin’ in a wet county
I’m wishin’ that a fish’ll come to me worth mounting
On my kitchen wall
Next to tha picture of maw

Got my fishin' pole in hand and my gal in the other
Finished my beer baby grab me another
Make it a cool one
See if the Rockies are are blue, hon

Fill the bed of my truck with gravel n' stones
Got diesel in my blood and steel in my bones
I thank god for this wet county

Cut ‘em at the gill and fire up the grill (woahhh)

I hope eat your fill
Kick back and chill (yeahhh)

Baby please don’t go
Sure we can take it slow (nooo)

But if this is the end
Then I’m glad you brought your friends (ohhh)

Thank God I’m livin in a wet county
I’m wishin’ that a fish’ll come to me worth mounting
On my kitchen wall
Next to tha picture of Paul

Got my fishin' rod in hand and my gal in the other
finished my beer baby grab me another
Make sure its a cool one
See if thim mountains aret blue, hon

Fill the bed of my truck with gravel n' stones
Got diesel in my blood and steel in my bones
I thank God
For the wet county
Track Name: Can You Hear It?
Oh can you hear it?
Lying awake in the night
Oh can you hear it?
Like a rolling thunder inside
A lion's roaring in your soul
It's time to fill that empty hole
Feast upon the banquet of delight

Motors running, here we go
Chocolate sauce, spread it slow
Egg fu yung and chicken tongue
Hold the eyeballs, please

Guacomole and meat balls
Whip cream pours like waterfalls
Toss the fish, let it fly
Fly, fly, pizza pie

Oh can they hear it?
That is the fear in your heart.
Oh can they hear it?
The question tears you apart!
Does a noise from within even make a sound
Like a tree in the woods with no one around
The echo of a wood drake in the dark

Oh can you hear it?
Track Name: Old Folks at Home
Old folks at home, from New York to Rome
Are jumpin’ to a brand new tune
It’s sure to please, it’s the bee’s knees
Dancin’ in their living rooms

Don’t be a crumb bum, don’t be a goof
Just get dolled up and go stomp them hooves

When the youngsters are talkin’ hooey
Just slam the door in their face, kablooey
Tell em shake a leg, go lay an egg, and how!

And those old folks stay at home
From dapper dames to crusty crones
Pour some hooch, shake your bones
Hit on all sixes tonight