Abracadaver

by Nuclear Bubble Wrap

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Intended as a stopgap release during the four-year production of "Psycho Delicacy," "Abracadaver" is a curious snapshot of a band in metamorphosis. The EP consists of three tracks from the previous release "Exploding Head Syndrome," one track from "Psycho Delicacy" and three exclusive songs. These exclusive songs include the viral hit "Hulkulele," featured on AlbinoBlacksheep. "Abracadaver" documents the band exploring the psychedelic trappings that existed on the fringes of their previous comedy album while paving the way for the non-novelty work ahead. The end result features novelty and psychedelia blended together in interesting ways from the farcically serious to the seriously farcical, even if it doesn't quite gel as a whole.

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released June 10, 2012

Jace McLain - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Kyle Thorne - vocals, guitars, bass
Brendan Sheairs - guitars, bass, keyboards
Eric Zhu - drums

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Track Name: Sharktopus
Deep under the ocean lives some kind of creature
Just under our sailboat, waiting to strike
And darling, you said that true love’s on the inside
Well, soon you might see those insides outside

Run from the ocean to the seashore
Run from the seashore to the city
Run from the city, but it’s no use
Run till the sharktopus makes you into seafood
Think you can hide, well, it’ll find you
Think that you’re safe, well, it’ll watch you
Girl, I don’t think I can defend you
When we become the next ones on the menu

My feelings are sinking, just like our surroundings
My heart’s not just yours now, but hey I tried
The monster emerges, waves pounding our sailboat
Well, guess this looks like the last wave, goodbye

Run from the ocean to the seashore
Run from the seashore to the city
Run from the city, but it’s no use
Run till the sharktopus makes you into seafood
Think you can hide, well, it’ll find you
Think that you’re safe, well, it’ll watch you
Girl, I don’t think I can defend you
When we become the next ones on the menu

Run from the ocean to the seashore
Run from the seashore to the city
Run from the city, but it’s no use
Run till the sharktopus makes you into seafood
Think you can hide and I will hold you
Think that you’re safe and I’ll console you
Girl, I will always be there with you
Cause we’ve become the next ones on the menu
Track Name: Kenny's Lament
Just how much do they call me their friend?
If only they knew how being me has been
No one will think twice when I come outside
Although yesterday was the day I died

Every day I get to see death a-comin’ straight at me
But once I think I’m really dead, I wake up in my same old bed
Sometimes I ring at heaven’s bell, sometimes I see the gates of hell
And everyday it’s all the same, and when somebody calls my name
They don’t remember that I died, and I die more a bit inside
If you don’t care, you got it backwards
It’s not who killed me. You’re the bastards.

I’ve been to hell and back with these guys
Been shot, been stabbed, had rats eat my eyes
I’m like, “hey dudes, you act like you don’t know
Before, you saw my organs on the road”

The first time was nice but now I wake and curse
Too much getting stabbed in the back fucking hurts
I die and I come back to life on a whim
Just like Jesus did, but people noticed him

Every day I get to see death a-comin’ straight at me
But once I think I’m really dead, I wake up in my same old bed
Sometimes I ring at heaven’s bell, sometimes I see the gates of hell
And everyday it’s all the same, and when somebody calls my name
They don’t remember that I died, and I die more a bit inside
If you don’t care, you got it backwards
It’s not who killed me. You’re the bastards.

Oh my god, they killed Kenny (You bastards)
Oh my god, they killed Kenny (You bastards)
Oh my god, they killed Kenny (You bastards)
Oh my god, they killed Kenny (You bastards)
Track Name: Radiation Mutation Transformation
No love will come when you look like a warthog
And nobody wants to see a talking whale
Reflections scowl back in disapproval
This broken door could lead to your holy grail

This microwave can bring out new mutations
Transform and morph into a new you
So if you're brave come feel the radiation
And fold your genes into a new you

Your head and your heart's protruding from itself
Your spleen and your spine's imploding on itself
Your brain and your eye's obscuring your old self

And not to mention glowing wings and lasers flying out your head
They might be superpowered side effects
Or you could drop dead

No love will come when you look like a warthog
(They'll never see beyond the piggy face and snout)
And nobody wants to see a talking whale
(And so you wail just like a whale, just like a whale, just like a...)
Reflections scowl back in disapproval
(Deoxyribonucleic acid, blame it)
This broken door could lead to your holy fail
(You know you wanna, know you wanna, know you wanna...)

This microwave can bring out new mutations
Transform and morph into a new you
So if you're brave come feel the radiation
And fold your genes into a new you

This microwave can bring out new mutations
Transform and morph into a new you
So if you're brave come feel warped vibrations
And fold your genes into a new you
Track Name: Burning Ambitions
I need a
Match right now
I’m the biggest flamer that you know
I’m a bad boy
And I was
Never sad when Santa gave me coal
Come see things
From my view
And maybe I can lighten up your life

I love to see things in a fiery state
Just give me a torch and I won’t hesitate
I put the sin in incinerate

I’m starting to see that the world looks better in flames, whoa
Start spilling some gas, grab a torch and prepare to take aim, whoa
When things go bad, the flames ignite
I’ve never had a problem twice

You may find
Where I live
The whole city has no trees in sight
Hey hippies,
Don’t freak out
I recycle ash, so it’s alright
My love for
Flame boils
I even kinda want to go to hell

I think even Nero might look up to me
And I don’t need a computer to burn a CD
Billy Joel didn’t start the fire… that was me

I’m starting to see that the world looks better in flames, oh
Start spilling some gas, grab a torch and prepare to take aim, oh
A fresh lit match makes me so glad
Tell Johnny Cash I said “my bad”

When I told mom that the house burning down wasn’t me, she called me a liar
Unfortunately she’d figured me out… my pants were on fire
I’m starting to see that the world looks better in flames, oh
Start spilling some gas, grab a torch and prepare to take aim, oh
Track Name: In Space No One Can Hear You Scream
The first mistake I made was not filling up with gas
And then I screwed myself when I had a few drinks and crashed
And now I’m in a loop of free fall through abyss
Now I won’t be going home and I’m really really pissed
Never been this far away from home
Now I can’t see anyone at all
I told myself I’d be found but I guess I lied
The timer’s ticking down but what’s left of me is stuck on this ride

Now I’m lost in space and my engine has collapsed
Communication’s down and I can’t check Google Maps
I checked my phone but here, I don’t have any bars
The only place I’m going is over the stars

Never been this far away from home
Now I can’t see anyone at all
And the stars so vast surround me yet I’m all alone

Never been this far away from home
Now I can’t see anyone at all
But for now I’m here, waiting for the day that I cease to breathe
Then I’ll be swallowed up and get my own constellation named after me
Track Name: Black Holes Suck
From afar, you see a shining star
And though it’s dark, you see it from so far away
It sheds its light, things start to look more bright
Then bam, it’s outta sight
Where did it go? Well, I’ll tell you…

Black holes suck things in from their surroundings
Can’t get out, the force is so astounding
They’ll destroy all happiness and light
And that’s what you do
Once you get to the event horizon
You’ll find nothing you can lay your eyes on
Sucks so much that light cannot escape
The darkness that’s you

Gravity helps keep you on your feet
And though it’s weak, it holds you yet you’re still free
But add it up when stars get big enough
Then space and time’s messed up
And what’s to blame? Well, I’ll tell you

Black holes suck things in from their surroundings
Can’t get out, the force is so astounding
They’ll destroy all happiness and light
And that’s what you do
Once you get to the event horizon
You’ll find nothing you can lay your eyes on
Sucks so much that light cannot escape
The darkness that’s you

A black hole in space, is a compact mass of darkness
That can deform space and time, but they can’t be seen cause light will not be reflected
Black holes form when heavy stars collapse when they die
Then they grow by pulling in stars, planets and can even merge with other black holes
There’s a point where something being sucked in can’t leave
Where the gravity gets too strong… by the way there’s probably one in the center of our galaxy

Black holes suck things in from their surroundings
Can’t get out, the force is so astounding
They’ll destroy all happiness and light
And that’s what you do
Once you get to the event horizon
You’ll find nothing you can lay your eyes on
Sucks so much that light cannot escape
The darkness that’s you

Ooh la la la...
Track Name: Hulkulele
I'm giant, I'm strong and the mutant of the town
You know that I'm near when a building tumbles down
But smashing and bashing has never been my goal
Cause really, deep down I got the music in my soul

I'm the Hulk, and I just wanna play the ukulele, oh
But I sulk when the others tell me that I'm crazy, oh
Spider-Man says that I can't cause my hands will crush it flat
I'm the Hulk and I just wanna play the ukulele

So I got up the nerve and went to the music store
And they told me they'd bill me for that broken door
I tried playing one and it was going pretty bad
And expensive objects don't like me when I'm mad

What started as "Hulk strum!" devolved into "Hulk smash!"
I offered some lab coats because I had no cash
At that point I felt like my music dream was done
And for once in my life I felt like the puny one

I'm the Hulk and I just wanna play the ukulele, oh
But I sulk when the others tell me that I'm crazy, oh
Wolverine says that I can't cause my hands will crush it flat
I'm the Hulk and I just wanna play the ukulele

I clear the pools when I swim
I wreck the stage when I dance
Got a lifetime ban from football
And I ripped all my leather pants
But still, I Marvel at the ukulele looking for a sign
And I know I have a song in me that's gonna smash your mind
And I'm angry and I scream and then it makes me feel so green

Then one day I woke up and much to my surprise
There was a giant ukulele right before my eyes
With chrome plated strings and a can of super glue
Along with a Banner that said "To Hulk, Love Bruce"

Now I play through the day and I play into the night
And I play for the army whenever they stop by
So make sure you're watching when my first concert's shown
Cause I'm the most smashing ukulele player ever known

I'm the Hulk and I just wanna play the ukulele, oh
But I sulk when the others tell me that I'm crazy, oh
Don't tell me that I can't or my hands will crush you flat
I'm the Hulk and I just wanna play the ukulele