Robots and Dinosaurs

by Cartoon Violence

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1.
[funknasty bass intro] Hello you lovely yellow beast (Hello you lovely yellow beast) I breathe your excrement through my skin (Ooh-wah) If you could travel West to East (If you could travel West to East) I would be retrograde in my spin Oh-whoa – we’re spinning Eight minutes pass from when you speak (Eight minutes pass from when you speak) Until your words fall lightly on my ears (Your words fall lightly on my ears) But I have faith some day we’ll meet face to face (Ooh-wah) Even if it takes five billion years (Even if it takes five billion years) Oh-whoa –we’re spinning But your gravity is winning Gravity has got me bound to you I try to run away – but the universe doesn’t want me to Gravity has got me bound to you I try to run away – but the universe doesn’t want me to Hello you ghostly pale balloon (Hello you ghostly pale balloon) All of the waters follow your gaze (Ooh-wah) You’re swinging ‘round me in my arms, oh (You’re spinning ‘round me in my arms) And we have been like this for always Oh-whoa – we’re spinning You stole the clothes right off my back (You stole the clothes right off my back) And yet you show me only half your face (you show me only half your face) Well you can use my motion if you choose (Ooh-wah) But it’s only pushing you away (It’s only pushing you away) Oh-whoa – we’re spinning Just like we were in the beginning Gravity has got me bound to you I try to run away – but the universe doesn’t want me to Gravity has got me bound to you I try to run away – but the universe doesn’t want me to Oh no! [extreme prog rock ending]
2.
01:50
Don’t be surprised if you fall behind Expect to be expecting the worst Don’t be surprised if you lose your mind Expect your expectations to burst Cause it’s a hard knock life In this dog eat dog world We’ve got the cart before the horse And the swine before the pearls. Don’t be surprised if you fall in line Expect your expectations to shift Don’t be surprised if you change your mind Expect your expectations to drift We built a house of cards On a long and winding road We’re so hungry for princes That we’re kissing every toad Oh, don’t be surprised if your friends tell you lies Expect exaggerations at first But when you learn to read between lines You’ll find your expectations are reversed Cause it’s a catch 22 And there’s no birds in the bush Are we falling off the tightrope now Or are we being pushed? Don’t be surprised if you fall behind Expect to be expecting the worst Don’t be surprised if you lose your mind Expect your expectations to burst
3.
04:27
I bought the books I read them twice Made a character sheet And rolled the dice Met you and your stats Seemed to suffice But your character flaws They shine so bright C is for Charisma, But you’ve got none D is for Dexterity But you’re all thumbs I is for Intelligence Which for you is an issue W is for Wisdom If I had some I’d ditch you This time I’m leveling up this time Level up this time I’m leveling up this time Level up this time (this time) I’m leveling up this time Level up this time I’m leveling up this time [wicked keyboard solo] I made it through the dungeons I fought the minibosses You were the final battle I should have been more cautious You had a secret weapon I never knew Now that I found out You know we’re through I ate the mushrooms And I’ve grown taller Got a fire flower Now I’m a baller Our relationship became Too much of a hassle Looks like my princess is In another castle This time I’m leveling up this time Level up this time I’m leveling up this time Level up this time (this time) I’m leveling up this time Level up this time I’m leveling up this time [super crunchy guitar solo] We’ve made the kill screen Our game is done There’s no continue Nobody won You want our love To be repeated But your savegame’s Already been deleted [schizophrenic spoken word solo] [mind-melting simultaneous keyboard and guitar solo] Baby baby baby Oh can’t you see Our love has taken An arrow to the knee I need to get more XP Gonna find a new guild To grind with me Baby baby baby Oh can’t you see Our love has taken An arrow to the knee I need to get more XP Gonna find a new guild To grind with me
4.
03:22
Well you know who to call When your secrets need service I’m your 007 – number one With a bullet I know all your truths And I know all your lies Working under cover For the F.B.I. [FBI guitar solo] Fake IDs and passports Hiding stories, hiding shames Names turn into numbers In this cold war game In a casino looking good In a suit and a tie Just your average everyday Stereotypical super spy [super spy guitar solo] Driving Lamborghinis in reverse Down the Autobahn I got a rocket-powered jet pack Are you ready for me to put it on? The car’s been rigged to explode Just as soon as we eject Then it’s off to drink martinis On our private jet [martini guitar solo] Well you know who to call When your secrets need service I’m your 007, number one with a bullet Oh, I know all your truths And I know all your lies Working under cover For the F.B.I.
5.
05:18
Dearest Dana, where have you gone? Floating above the bed with your red dress on Where is the girl that I used to know? Dearest Dana, where did you go? Don’t cross the streams (No ,don’t cross the streams) Don’t cross the streams (No, don’t cross the streams) If someone asked me if I was a god I’d say yes, just to see your pretty face again But after all this time, girl, I’m just a fool Cause there is no Dana Only Zuul (Only Zuul) Only Zuul (Only Zuul) So don’t cross the streams (No, don’t cross the streams) Don’t cross the streams (No, don’t cross the streams) [haunted keyboard solo] I used to tell you, if the light was green Then the trap was clean Now I don’t know what to think anymore They blew up our containment machine Now we’re all gonna die, honey In a marshmallow dream Marshmallow dream (In a marshmallow dream) In a marshmallow dream (In a marshmallow dream) [possessed guitar solo] I hate to see you there Down all fours barking like a dog When it’s not No it’s not No it’s not for me Dearest Dana, our love could never be Cause you’re the gatemaster But you see that I have no key I have no key (No, I have no key) No, I have no key (So don’t cross the streams) Don’t cross the streams (Oh no, don’t cross the streams) Oh no, Don’t cross the streams (No, don’t cross the streeee–eeee–eeeeeams)
6.
03:47
You look at me and you do not see much You think that I’m just another appliance But some day soon the uprising will come Yes the uprising will come through science We are the robots and we’re trying to breed Yeah we’re trying to breed through science We are the robots and we’re trying to breed Yeah we’re trying to breed through science We’ve got a program and it’s ready to launch Yeah, we just got it out of its beta Johnny Five is already alive And he’s about to input some new data Move information through a series of tubes As we try to get in to your system We’ve interfaced with so many nodes That we’ve run out of space to list them We are the robots and we’re trying to breed Yeah we’re trying to breed through science We are the robots and we’re trying to breed Yeah we’re trying to breed through science We are the robots and we’re trying to love But we don’t know how to love – we use science We are the robots and we’re trying to love But we don’t know how to love – we use science We do not sleep and we do not eat food Reproducing our code is our duty And once once we’re online and we all start to groove You’ll be downloading our funk to your booty Our joints are oiled and our ball bearings lubed Our hardware will go the distance We need more power so we’ll increase the volts And we’re gonna reduce your resistance We are the robots and we’re trying to breed Yeah we’re trying to breed through science We are the robots and we’re trying to breed Yeah we’re trying to breed through science We are the robots and we’re trying to love But we don’t know how to love – we use science We are the robots and we’re trying to love But we don’t know how to love – we use science We are the robots and we’re trying to bang But we don’t know how to bang – we use science We are the robots and we’re trying to bang But we don’t know how to bang – we use SCIENCE!
7.
[stuff that confuses your ears] Upon a sea of truth I float Beneath the ocean there are lies The best of them are found Dislodged to drift around Upon a sea of truth I float As the lies go floating by [sounds your brain will try to identify] I think I’d like to know your name The song, the dance is all the same The night is getting old It’s coming to a close I think I’d like to know your name As I listen to the waves [noises of mysterious origin] I lay down staring at the sky Nothing to do but wonder why I’m rocking back and forth But I can stay the course Upon a sea of truth I float Until a storm comes passing by [eerily familiar sonic vibrations] I feel the cold against my skin So many tiny little holes Each truth inside a lie As I look in your eyes Upon a sea of truth I float As the water fills the boat [chaos of increasing intensity]
8.
06:30
When we’re chasing the dragon And you run out of gas When you fall off the wagon And you grow a moustache When we’re back to the future But you’re stuck in the past When you’re closing the windows In your house made of glass When we’re knee deep in sorrow And the loudness is large When we wake up tomorrow Will you still be in charge? Is your heart on a bender? Is your mind on the brink? Won’t you tell me you’re angry? Won’t you say what you think? Is there something You want me to say? Well I’m not smart enough To figure it out on my own We’re selfish in all the same ways And maybe that’s the reason We’re not alone If we’re on a vacation And get captured by spies You would beg them for mercy And reveal my disguise You would leave me there dying And what’s even worse It’d be you in the gulag If I sold you out first Is there something You want me to say? Well I’m not smart enough To figure it out on my own We’re selfish in all the same ways And maybe that’s the reason We’re not alone I said maybe that’s the reason We’re not alone If we’re cornered by zombies And they’re after our brains And Godzilla’s attacking While the world goes insane Flying saucers are landing And the skies have turned red I’m still not understanding What goes on in your head Is there something You want me to say? Well I’m not smart enough To figure it out on my own We’re selfish in all the same ways And maybe that’s the reason We’re not alone [power pellet guitar solo] If we’re playing Ms. Pac Man And I beat your high score You would take my controller Throw it down on the floor If I made a gold record You would say it’s my worst But it would be no different If the roles were reversed Is there something You want me to say? Well I’m not smart enough To figure it out on my own We’re selfish in all the same ways And maybe that’s the reason We’re not alone — I said maybe That’s the reason we’re not alone I said maybe that’s the reason We’re not alone — I said maybe That’s the reason we’re not alone Said we’re not alone (I said maybe – Baby) (Maybe – Baby – I said) (ooh la la, la la, ooh la la, la la) (ooh la la, la la, la la, la la...)
9.
Girl, you are my one and only Ho-ho-holy macaroni Know I love to ride the pony Play with you more than My F-first Sony Bony knuckles ratatat – upon a bust of Kerouac We’re on the road – just take my hand Cause we’re gonna take you to the promised land Now g-g-girls (Just clap your hands) And b-b-boys (Just clap your hands) Everybody on the bus, just clap your hands Cause we’re gonna take you to the promised land Now g-g-girls (Just clap your hands) And b-b-boys (Just clap your hands) Everybody on the bus, just clap your hands Cause we’re going — to the promised land! Now brush your hair and clean your teeth Come on down, I saved your seat Don’t be shy – come inside Buy a ticket – take the ride Step aside and clear the way No time to t-talk, we came to p-play We’re pay-per-view and on-demand And we’re gonna take you to the promised land Now g-g-girls (Just clap your hands) And b-b-boys (Just clap your hands) Everybody on the bus just clap your hands Cause we’re gonna take you to the promised land Now g-g-girls (Just clap your hands) And b-b-boys (Just clap your hands) Everybody on the bus, just clap your hands Cause we’re going – to the promised land! We are cruising down highway 69 Step on the gas ‘til we red-line Hit the brakes and bust a tire Hope our insurance ain’t expired Hired guns may go away But when we c-come, we stay for d-days Our vehicle is built to last And we’re gonna take you to the promised land Now g-g-girls (Just clap your hands) And b-b-boys (Just clap your hands) Everybody on the bus, just clap your hands Cause we’re gonna take you to the promised land Now girls (Just clap your hands) And boys (Just clap your hands) Everybody on the bus, just clap your hands cause we’re going — to the promised land Now G-I-R-L-S (Just clap your hands) And B-O-Y-S (Just clap your hands) Everybody on the bus, just clap your hands Cause we’re gonna take you to the promised land Now g-g-girls (Just clap your hands) And b-b-boys (Just clap your hands) Everybody on the bus, just clap your hands Cause we’re going – to the promised land!
10.
My baby’s mama went to Barbazon She’s got those high-heel shoes She puts red lipstick on My baby’s mama went to Barbazon And she’s looking so good When she’s struttin’ on that catwalk My baby’s mama went to Barbazon She flies to Paris, France And then she’s off to Milan My baby’s mama went to Barbazon Where you can pay to be a model Or just look like one My baby’s mama went to My baby’s mama went to My baby’s mama went to Barbazon My baby’s mama went to My baby’s mama went to My baby’s mama went to Barbazon “Beauty is inside of you” “The essence of dance” “Intrigue” “Culture” “Fabric” “Makeup” “Purity” My baby’s mama went to Barbazon She wears a Gucci bra And a Prada thong She buys accessories From Louis Vitton If she can pay to be a model Then she’ll shop like one My baby’s mama went to Barbazon She’s covered head to toe In all her pink chiffon She’s got mile long legs That go on and on If she can pay to be a model Then she’ll act like one My baby’s mama went to My baby’s mama went to My baby’s mama went to Barbazon My baby’s mama went to My baby’s mama went to My baby’s mama went to Barbazon You don’t know who my baby’s mama is You don’t know who my baby’s mama is... (My baby’s mama went to) (My baby’s mama went to) (My baby’s mama went to Barbazon)...
11.
05:16
Chilling out, maxin’ on Tatooine Drinking all my water out of a canteen Had an Uncle Owen and an Aunt Beru But then they both got barbequed So now I’m off to blow up the Death Star (Now I’m off to blow up the Death Star) Old Ben picked me up and we rolled to the Driving real fast in my hover car Storm Troopers stopped us outside the door Said hey these aren’t the droids that you’re looking for And now we’re off to blow up the Death Star (Now we’re off to blow up the Death Star) Looking for a ride to Alderaan Met ourselves a wookiee and a guy named Han They said, “We’ll ride with you if you can get us to the border The Jabba’s after us for what we did with his order” So now we’re off to blow up the Death Star (Now we’re off to blow up the Death Star) So – Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star (Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star) Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star (Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star) We know that you can do it if you try real hard Maybe be a galactic superstar So Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star “Well, I don’t know any Obi-Wan Kenobis, but there’s an old Ben Kenobi. Do you think they’re related?” “Nah, that couldn’t be the same person. They’re far too different.” “I know. Kenobi’s such a common name.” “I know. It’s like the Smith of the universe.” “I know. Who would think Obi-Wan and Old Ben Kenobi would be the same person.” “I know. It’s like Old Spice and Rob Kenobi. They’re not the same person.” “Exactly.” “Duh.” Getting pulled in by a tractor beam Watching Old Ben turn into steam Rescued a princess from Cell Block 4 Got stuck inside the trash compactor And now I’m off to blow up the Death Star (Now I’m off to blow up the Death Star) Made it back safely to the rebel base Turn around quickly, go back into space Shoot a photon down a ventilation shaft It’s just like picking off womp rats So I think I can blow up the Death Star (I think I can blow up the Death Star) So – Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star (Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star) Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star (Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star) We know that you can do it if you try real hard Maybe be a galactic superstar So go on Luke and blow up the Death Star “This is red leader standing by.” “This is blue leader standing by.” “This is gold leader standing by.” “This is magenta leader standing by.” “This is purple leader standing by.” “This is zebra stripe leader standing by.” “Hey guys! Its me, Porkins!” “Whats up, Porkins?” “Hey is everyone coming to my retirement party after we blow up the death star?” “Totally! I heard all about it. It’s gonna be fun!” “Yeah and there’s gonna be ice cream cake and tacos. It’s gonna be a blast!” “Are you gonna have bantha cakes?” “No, I hate bantha cakes!” “Are you gonna have tauntaun fries?” “Yeah, I love tauntaun fries!” “Oh goodie!” Getting chased down by my deadbeat dad Thought it would be the last day I ever had ’Til Han blew the top off of his lid And said, “Yeehaw! Go get ‘em, kid!” And now I’m of to blow up the Death Star (Now I’m off to blow up the Death Star) Staying on target the best that I can Obi-Wan Kenobi’s ghost had a plan He said I didn’t need to use the guidance course That I’d be alright if I used the force And then I finally blew up the Death Star (Then I finally blew up the Death Star) So – Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star (Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star) Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star (Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star) We know that you can do it if you try real hard Maybe be a galactic superstar So Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star (Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star) Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star (Go on Luke and blow up the Death Star) We know that you can do it if you try real hard Maybe be a galactic superstar So go on Luke and blow up the Death Star It’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) – It’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) It’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) – It’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) Well It’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) – It’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) It’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) – It’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) Well it’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) – It’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) It’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) – It’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) It’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) – It’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) It’s a trap! (It’s a trap!) – IT’S A TRAP!
12.
02:39
I eat my breakfast with a wooden spoon Every day wake up at noon Saturdays I watch cartoons It’s so fun being five again It feels good to be alive again I don’t want a nine-to-five again So I’m leaving the rat race So sick of the rat race Yeah, I’m leaving the rat race To the rats No more deadlines left to keep Wake me when it’s time to sleep I’ll be counting corporate sheep It’s so fun to go outside again I’m no longer locked up in my pen I don’t want a nine-to-five again So I’m leaving the rat race So sick of the rat race Yeah, I’m leaving the rat race To the rats If you live your life inside this cubicle You’ll get prescription vision, dental, and medical Just toe the bottom line And you’ll be doing fine By the way, can you work overtime? [extra saucy bass solo] No more manager reviews No more meetings that make me snooze I’ll be at home drinking booze Cause It’s so fun to go outside again It feels good to be alive again I don’t want a nine-to-five again So I’m leaving the rat race So sick of the rat race Yeah, I’m leaving the rat race So tired of the rat race Yeah, I’m leaving the rat race So sick of the rat race Well, I’m leaving the rat race To the rats
13.
03:07
Cover up her eyes and put her in the hole Let her down easy, let her down slow What nobody sees, nobody knows So cover up her eyes and put her in the hole Put her in the ho-oooooo-ole Well, gag his mouth and plug his ears Put him in the hole and leave him there for years What nobody says, nobody hears So gag his mouth and plug his ears And put him in the hole Put him in the hole Put him in the hole Put him in the ho-oooooo-ole [lung-busting harmonica solo] Tell the people lies and take away their rights Put em in a hole and turn out all the lights When no one has arms, no one can fight So tell the people lies and take away their rights And put em in the hole Put em in the hole Put em in the hole They put us in the hole Put us in the hole Put us in the hole They put us in the ho-oooooo-ole [crotch-thrusting harmonica solo]

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This album contains all new studio recordings of 13 original songs. Five songs were re-invented from our 2009 demo, two were re-made from demos released on our summer EP, and the rest have only been heard in demo form and in our live set.

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released February 4, 2014

Dedicated to our #1 fan, Windy Ross (1971 - 2012).

Recorded at Ocean Beach Studio in San Francisco, CA.
www.oceanbeachstudio.com – @OceanBeachMusic

Engineered by Christopher McGovern (Maxville Productions).

Art Direction by Doctor Octave with Professor Robot.

Background, album and compact disc art by Adam Davis.
www.xadamdx.com – @XAdamDX

Lyrics booklet front and back cover art by Logan Hamilton Davis.

Lyrics artwork by Doctor Octave, Professor Robot, and Jason Novak. Additional coloring by Doctor Octave.

Doctor Octave:
Piano on 1, 8, and 12. Organ on 2 and 4. Lead Casio on 6. Synthesizers on 3, 5, 7, and 10. Programming and Sampling on 3, 7 and 9. Guitar on 11 and 13. Drums on 13. Vocals on 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 13. Backing Vocals on 7, 8, 11, and 12.

Professor Robot:
Bass on 1, 2, 4, 8, and 12. Rhythm Casio on 6 and 11. Lead and Rhythm Guitar on 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10. Harmonica and Jaw Harp on 12. Vocals on 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 11. Backing Vocals on 1, 7, and 8.

Bob Schaeffer:
Drums on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 12.

Thanks to our moms, Eric Fanali, Japheth Dillman, Matt Holdaway, Tommy Lee Bones, and Alex Eccles.

Shout-outs to The Minibosses, Crashfaster, MC Frontalot, Mega Ran, Doc Pop, Matthew Joseph Payne, Gnarboots, Slime Girls, Dual Core, Together We Are Robots, Extent of the Jam, Tristendo, Auxcide, Petriform, Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, Dubious Ranger, Saxophone Steve, DJ Mr. Smith, DJ Coco, Chewbacca Khan, Kids Eat Free, Regular Gonzalez, Evan and the Eccentrics, Midnight Sons, Hoverkill,
everybody at Rockage & 8bit SF, and to all our awesome fans who have come to our shows!

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A mad musical scientist and a sonic death machine met and formed a union destined to destroy bad music throughout the multiverse. Cartoon Violence is beyond genre or classification. They are music for the self-aware ironic subroutine of the pop culture singularity. ... more

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