Yucca Mountain

by Catscan!

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1.
Stickup 03:06
Alright Everybody listen up THIS IS A STICKUP This isn’t a joke It’s not a fucking song THIS IS A STICKUP Give us all your cash, your watches, and jewelry You: get your hands up! Reach for the sky and keep them held high Hands where we can see them and no one has to die This is not a concert and we are not a band We’ve been planning this for decades and now we show our hand We never got a drummer, it’s a 50/50 split The music’s pre-recorded, we’re not playing shit You should’ve joined our mailing list You should’ve bought a shirt But you fucked up, give us your stuff and no one will get hurt In the music business, this is how it goes if you want to make a decent profit at your shows Alright Everybody shut up THIS IS A STICK UP Where’s my money? You think I’m being funny? THIS IS A STICK UP Don’t call the fucking cops Don’t try to be a hero You: stop crying! I’ll bash you in the face with my motherfucking bass If any of you sons of bitches try to leave this place This is not a concert and we are not a band We’ve been planning this for decades and now we show our hand We never got a drummer, it’s a 50/50 split The music’s pre-recorded, we’re not playing shit You should’ve joined our mailing list You should’ve bought a shirt But you fucked up, give us your stuff and no one will get hurt In the music business, this is how it goes if you want to make a decent profit at your shows
2.
I took the day off and we're sticking to the plan I can't come to the phone right now I left a sticky with instructions on the fridge I gotta swing by the house and grab my amulet You've got obligations (THIS ADVENTURE'S HAPPENIN’) What's your explanation? (THIS ADVENTURE'S HAPPENING) I'm starting to lose my patience. (THIS ADVENTURE'S HAPPENING) The idol burns with an ominous light Tuck it in your cloak, friend, keep it out of sight A wizard will appraise it and trade it for a map Written in a language only spoken in the past Can you fathom the fathoms deep in the caverns? Do you insist this abyss is amiss? Do you gape at the gaping great grotto? Or itch to pitch right into the ditch? You've got obligations (THIS ADVENTURE'S HAPPENING) What's your explanation? (THIS ADVENTURE'S HAPPENING) I'm starting to lose my patience. (THIS ADVENTURE'S HAPPENING) Steel meets skull with a sickening crack The Mangeler's bones turn back into stones The water recedes and a path is revealed The Serpent Lord's treasure horde is yours You've got obligations (THIS ADVENTURE'S HAPPENING) What's your explanation? (THIS ADVENTURE'S HAPPENING) I'm starting to lose my patience. (THIS ADVENTURE'S HAPPENING) You open your door to that old familiar smell Your apartment looks pretty much as you left it 452 work related emails Here's my phone charger, where's my amulet?
3.
Skulls 03:34
Across a sea of bobbing heads And waves of intertwining forms You caught my eye, I thought I'd die Instead we danced into the night You looked up into my eyes But I saw inside, to my surprise… It's a skull And I'm reeling Unappealing To behold It's a skull We're concealing I'm revealing It's a skull When you grin I see a flash of what hides within your skin When you lay your head upon my chest I feel what lies beneath the flesh A brain-protecting carapace I may need to see a therapist It's a skull And I'm reeling Unappealing To behold It's a skull We're concealing I'm revealing It's a skull It's a skull And I'm reeling Unappealing To behold It's a skull We're concealing I'm revealing It's a skull
4.
Cakey Cakey 00:57
I like cake and ice cream ice cream I like cake and coffee coffee I like cake and mustard mustard I like cake and cherry pudding You made me a cake and now I’m Happy Happy I ate so much cake now I’m a Fatty Fatty Finger down my throat and now I’m gonna Pukey Pukey Happy Happy Fatty Fatty Pukey Pukey Happy Happy I like cake and iceberg lettuce I like cake and orange apples I like cake and chocolate Poptarts I like cake and Melt Banana You made me a cake and now I’m Happy Happy I ate so much cake now I’m a Fatty Fatty Finger down my throat and now I’m gonna Pukey Pukey Happy Happy Fatty Fatty Pukey Pukey Happy Happy
5.
Non Sequitur 03:55
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 brontosaurus roam Lord, please close my mind To science the bane 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 You know it says in the book of Rachel that, “Jesus rode a velociraptor at the right hand of GOD.” 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
6.
Space Lazor 02:51
Driving past the Space Lazor Take my eyes off the road Staring up at the beam I’m drawn to the glow Slamming into the Space Lazor With my eyes off the road I float up to the beam Drawing me to the glow
7.
King Rust 01:55
8.
Eyes half shut Trudging through another night Their payslips cut Making just enough to eat Look at the bags beneath their eyes Look at the sad little tortured smiles Always trying to justify why they work so late And they slowly drag their feet behind Always looking toward quitting time And they grumble so inaudibly As they congregate again Stupid hat Forced to wear, they need to go home Feed the cat She's looking quite emaciated Look at the messes in their houses Most of them have left their spouses Always trying to... Delay their chores to later days Now they crawl in bed at 4 a.m. Never waking up again Their breathing stops Their souls leave them And drift away At dawn they rise once again (A dawn they rise once again) Open their eyes once again (Open their eyes once again) Arms stretched out they leave their rooms Forgetting to lock their doors They fill the streets People screaming when they see them Now they feast On the warm flesh of the living Look how much the horde has grown Listen to their horrid moans Never gonna work again As they congregate again Their broken souls and broken bones Rampaging suburban homes They smashed the lights and cut the phones They'll never work again
9.
I am clipping my nails like a shark Since they removed all my bite and my bark In my dream I’m alone in the dark Repeatedly missing the mark Like a child or an elf (Like a child or an elf) Put it back upon the shelf (Put it back upon the shelf) And I promise to myself (And I promise) Maybe next year Maybe next year Maybe next year Maybe next year I am writing it down in a book At which all are forbidden to look Protected from the eye of a crook I will hide it away in my nook Like a child or an elf (Like a child or an elf) Put it back upon the shelf (Put it back upon the shelf) And I promise to myself (And I promise) Maybe next year Maybe next year Maybe next year Maybe next year Maybe next year Maybe then Maybe we will try again… Like a child or an elf (Like a child or an elf) Put it back upon the shelf (Put it back upon the shelf) And I promise to myself (And I promise) Maybe next year Maybe next year Maybe next year Maybe next year
10.
ASR-8 01:55
Aural Simulation Robot 8 I write songs that aren’t that great Little pixels do my deeds Big singer boy Click, I happy
11.
Please accept this formal invitation Join us for a regal celebration Take a seat among the congregation Witness our majestic coronation Of the damned See the queen’s contemptible contortions It’s time for her perennial abortion Carry on the screaming and the torture So say we, her majesty’s consortium and a portion Of the damned We are the damned Every bastard come along Point your fingers, ring the gong Doesn’t matter if we’re wrong Never stop singing this song Finally unleash a culminated century of unrelenting hatred Aim it at the traitors and the jaded So say we, the sated and the nevermore berated Of the damned We are the damned We are the damned We are the damned We are the damned We are the damned We are the damned
12.
You know what I'm getting into It'd be cool if I did too I was so moved by your presentation I missed the part where you told me what to do This stack of bills gives me chills And I don't know why Here comes a man, is this the plan? How do I comply? Heart racing I'm pacing My mind is now retracing I acted Undistracted And now it's all redacted Lookin for those context clues Does this street look familiar does my brain just want it to Hit me with some context clues Don't know who what where or why So I guess a when will have to do I think I know why he looks familiar I have that same shirt in my closet at home He wears it better with his gun in its holster while he mutters in a confidential tone What’s his name, what’s his game What’s he playing at And what’s the deal with those red dots on his hat There’s shooting I’m scooting Were he and I cahootin' The crime scene Behind me The cops will never find me Lookin for those context clues Is my mission accomplished Did I do what I’m supposed to do Gotta work with context clues If I listened to instructions Then I probably wouldn’t have to
13.
If I fed you rotten meat Would you eat? Would you eat? If I gave you tainted steak Would you partake? Would you partake? And if I said it’s human flesh Would you protest? Would you detest? And if I made you choke it down Would you drown? Would you drown? Your hand is not a pizza cutter My skin is not a blanket I know how hard you sighed When your pet ghost died... You were never nice to me How could you be? How could you be? And I was never mad with you That much was true! That much was true! We were so good together Birds and feathers, clouds and Whether or not you tried to finish me, That greatly agitated me... My head is not a tumbleweed Your shoes were meant for kicking I know how hard you cried When your pet ghost died...
14.
I H8 NY 03:07
Days Dazed Coffee The city lies awake The World’s Fair The world is unfair Flushing Meadows down the drain No more couches No more sessions A carousel Of regression Tower of hate In the Vampire State Lincoln Tunneled through my skull The Queensboro's a perfect Hole They've raised the fare upon my soul And now I cannot pay the toll When a shoe becomes a train becomes a bus becomes a duck When you duck because a plane became a flame became a flag That flag became a rag to wipe The blood spilled on the rug They're yelling chug they're yelling chug they're yelling gun they're yelling gun so run so run
15.
It looks like you’re dreaming again Can you taste The taste of the sweets and the sours All around You know this can’t be right Will you take a bite Susan DeWolfe Susan DeWolfe Susan DeWolfe 255-3520 It looks like you’re sleeping again Can you see The sight of the spots and the stripes On the ground You say to yourself This isn’t real You ask of yourself What’s this I feel Something seems so wrong Could it be this song? Susan DeWolfe Susan DeWolfe Susan DeWolfe 255-3520 You think you’re in slumber again Will you feel The feeling that builds up inside Susan DeWolfe Susan DeWolfe Susan DeWolfe 255-3520
16.
A grand parade, a motorcade Our convoy of uranic waste Hauled through the streets of Henderson It's 90 miles to Yucca Mountain The flags are raised, the marshal waves The town's aglow, the marching band plays The passersby appear to cry Their words unheard, they're waving goodbye Welcome to Yucca Mountain a place for transuranic waste let's bury all our problems so we don't ever have to face the toxic runoff of the human race Come down to Yucca Mountain This is what we are suited for 3,000 feet of peace of mind You need not worry anymore A marvel of geology A strict and strong containment policy We found when digging out this well The salt when struck rings just like a bell For the first 100 years Guards will keep all trespassers clear This problem's fixed, we're moving on We're handing off the nuclear baton Welcome to Yucca Mountain a place for transuranic waste let's bury all our problems so we don't ever have to face the toxic runoff of the human race Come down to Yucca Mountain This is what we are suited for 3,000 feet of peace of mind You need not worry anymore Communicate with the future What we stored in the ground When Yucca Mountain cracks wide open We won't be around Welcome to Yucca Mountain a place for transuranic waste let's bury all our problems so we don't ever have to face the toxic runoff of the human race Come down to Yucca Mountain This is what we are suited for 3,000 feet of peace of mind You need not worry anymore

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released December 27, 2019

All songs written and recorded by Mason Shelby and Paul Tsiaperas.
Brian Moran played drums on tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, and 16.
Baritone saxophone by Madeline Billhimer on tracks 12 and 14.
Kevin Kingsley co-wrote and played guitars on track 11. Live
percussion recorded by Benjamin Schurr. All songs mastered
by Peter Bonaventure. Album art by Catscan!

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CATSCAN! is an electronic rock band based out of Washington, DC. Family owned and operated since 2000.

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