EP #3 - Octopus

by The Bassturd

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#3 in a series of 20 EPs

Inspired by Melanie Westerberg's short story "Watermark."

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released December 1, 2005

All songs written, recorded, produced and mixed by The Bassturd

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Track Name: I'm An Octopus
WITH THE EIGHT SUCKER ARMS AROUND MY MOUTH
I PROBE THE OCEAN SEEKING OUT
A FEAST TO EAT WITH MY EIGHT FEET
NON-OCTOPODS CANNOT COMPETE

WITH ONE LITTLE ARM I GRAB A FISH
WITH ANOTHER ONE I EAT IT
I'M AN OCTOPUS
I SWIM FAST WHEN I SENSE DANGER
OUTWITTING ALL THREATENING STRANGERS
I'M AN OCTOPUS

IT'S VERY COLD IN THE OCEAN WHERE I DWELL
BUT I'M KEPT WARM BY MY INTERNAL VESTIGIAL SHELL
WHEN I GET ANGRY MY HEAD SWELLS
WHEN I BECOME AFRAID BLACK INK IS EXPELLED

WITH ONE LITTLE ARM I GRAB A FISH
WITH ANOTHER ONE I EAT IT
I'M AN OCTOPUS
Track Name: A Remorseful Octopus Reflects Upon An Empty And Unfulfilled Life
I NEVER DONE THE THINGS THAT MAKE LIFE WORTH LIVING
AND I CAN'T DO THEM ANYMORE
I HAD MY CHANCE AND I FUCKING BLEW IT
NOW I'M WAITING HERE ALONE
I NEVER DONE THE THINGS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO MAKE LIFE WORTH LIVING
I HAD MY CHANCE AND I FUCKING BLEW IT

I MISSED MY CHANCE TO DO THE THINGS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO MAKE LIFE WORTH LIVING
I HAD MY CHANCE AND I BLEW IT
I'VE NEVER DONE THE THINGS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO MAKE LIFE WORTH LIVING
HAVE I MISSED MY CHANCE TO DO ANYTHING THAT MAKES LIFE WORTH LIVING?
Track Name: Guarding The Rocks Where The Eggs Hath Been Laid
(Instrumental)
Track Name: An Octopus Transcribes A Letter On Behalf Of The Bassturd
DEAR MR. JARVIS I'M IMPRESSED
BY YOUR UNIQUE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
I SPEAK NOT IN JEST FOR I TRULY AM
INDEBTED TO YOU MY GOOD MAN
FOR YOUR CREATION BROUGHT SALVATION
TO AN EMPHATICALLY BORED NATION
STATIONED FAR AHEAD OF THE PACK
LET'S PAUSE AND TAKE A BRIEF LOOK BACK
AT WHAT YOU'VE DONE - IN '81 YOU BLESSED THE WORLD WITH ROBOTRON
THEN YOU PROBABLY DID LOTS OF COOL SHIT AFTER THAT
BUT LET'S NOT STRAY FROM THE FACT THAT
METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING ROBOTRON HOLDS DEEP FELT MEANING
URGING MANKIND TO STRUGGLE THROUGH TIME AGAINST ODDS THAT ARE WHOLLY SUBLIME

EUGENE JARVIS - YOU'RE THE BEST
INVENTOR OF INSANE MAN'S CHESS
I MUST DECLARE WITH NO HINT OF SHAME
ROBOTRON IS THE GREATEST VIDEO GAME
EVER MADE - I HAVEN'T PLAYED A GAME MORE CHALLENGING IN DECADES
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK KIND SIR
SINCERELY YOURS - THE BASSTURD
Track Name: Class Cephalopod Genus Octopus
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Ink Storm
WE ARE IN
WE ARE IN
WE ARE IN MANUFACTURING
Track Name: I'm An Octopus - (demo)
WITH THE EIGHT SUCKER ARMS AROUND MY MOUTH
I PROBE THE OCEAN SEEKING OUT
A FEAST TO EAT WITH MY EIGHT FEET
NON-OCTOPODS CANNOT COMPETE

IT'S VERY COLD IN THE OCEAN WHERE I DWELL
BUT I'M KEPT WARM BY MY INTERNAL VESTIGIAL SHELL
WHEN I GET ANGRY MY HEAD SWELLS
WHEN I BECOME AFRAID BLACK INK IS EXPELLED

WITH ONE LITTLE ARM I GRAB A FISH
WITH ANOTHER ONE I EAT IT
I'M AN OCTOPUS