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These are more songs that I wasn't lucky enough write. I cover them here to build up my repertoire, for your amusement and to pay tribute to the songwriters that have written the sound track to my life.

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released June 4, 2010

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Nicolas Jackson (The Catz) Chico, California

I am a one man band. I own a Rockband Microphone. I own a copy of MS Word. I own a copy of Sound Forge 9. I own a copy of Sam Broadcaster. I downloaded Audacity onto a computer that I also own. I have an internet connection and a set of headphones that I stole from my adopted brother. Put that and a few other bits together and you have something akin to music.

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Track Name: Free To Be You and Me
There’s a land that I see
Where the children are free
And I say it ain’t far to this land
From where we are

Take my hand
Come with me
Where the Children are free
Come with me
Take my hand and we’ll live
Track Name: Yellow Submarine
In the town
Where I was Born
Lived a man
Who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines

So we sailed into the sun
Till we found the sea of Green
And we lived
Beneath the waves
In our Yellow
Submarine

We all live in a Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
We all live in a Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine

And our friends
Are all aboard
Many More of them
Live next door
And the band begins to play

We all live in a Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
We all live in a Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine

As we live
A life of ease
Every one of us
Has all we need
Sky of Blue and sea of green
In our Yellow Submarine

We all live in a Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
We all live in a Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
Track Name: Octopuses Garden
I’d like to be
Under the sea
In an Octopuses Garden
In the shade

He’d let us in
Knows where we’ve been
In his Octopuses Garden
In the shade

I’d ask my friends
To come and see
An Octopuses Garden with me

I’d like to be
Under the sea
In an Octopuses Garden
In the shade

We would be warm
Below the storm
In our little hide away
Beneath the waves

Resting our head
On the Seabed
In an Octopuses Garden near a cave

We would sing and dance around
Because we know
We can’t be found

I’d like to be
Under the sea
In an Octopuses Garden
In the shade

We would shout
And swim about
The coral that lies
Beneath the waves

Oh What joy
For every girl and boy
Knowing their happy
And their safe

We would be so happy you and me
No one there to tell us what to do

I’d like to be
Under the sea
In an Octopuses Garden
With you
In an Octopuses Garden
With you
Track Name: Under The Sea
Listen to me
The human world is a mess
life under the sea
is better than anything they got up there

The seaweed is always greener
In somebody elses lake
You dream about going up there
But that is a big mistake

Just look at the world around you
Right here on the ocean floor
Such wonderful thing around you
What more are you looking for?

Under the sea
Under the sea
Down here it’s better
Down here it’s wetter
Take it from me

Up on the shore they work all day
Out in the sun they slave away

While we devotin'
Full time to floatin'
Under the sea

We what the land folks loves to cook
Under the sea we off the hook
We got no troubles
Life is the bubbles
Under the sea

Since life is sweet here
We got the beat here
Naturally

We got the spirit
You got to hear it
Under the sea

What do they got? A lot of sand
We got a hot crustacean band
Each little clam here
know how to jam here
Under the sea
Each little slug here
Cuttin' a rug here
Under the sea
Each little snail here
Know how to wail here
That's why it's hotter
Under the water
Ya we in luck here
Down in the muck here
Under the sea
Track Name: Horse With No Name
On the first part of the journey
I was lookn at all the life
Their were plants and birds
And rocks and things
There was sand
And Hills
And Rain

The first thing I met, was a fly with a buzz,
And the sky, with no clouds.
The heat was hot, and the ground was dry,
But the air was full of sound.

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name,
It felt good to be out of the rain.
In the desert you can remember your name,
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la

After two days, in the desert sun,
My skin began to turn red.
After three days, in the desert fun,
I was looking at a river bed.
And the story it told, of a river that flowed,
Made me sad to think it was dead.

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name,
It felt good to be out of the rain.
In the desert you can remember your name,
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la

After nine days, I let the horse run free,
'Cause the desert had turned to sea.
There were plants and birds, and rocks and things,
There was sand and hills and rain.
The ocean is a desert, with its life underground,
And a perfect disguise above.
Under the cities lies, a heart made of ground,
But the humans will give no love.

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name,
It felt good to be out of the rain.
In the desert you can remember your name,
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.

La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
La la, la, la la la la, la la la, la, la
Track Name: Fantasy Medley
One Jump Ahead (Reprise)

Riffraff, street rat
I don't buy that
If only they'd look closer
Would they see a poor boy? No, siree
They'd find out
There's so much more to me

Somewhere Out There

Somewhere out there beneath the pale moonlight
Someone's thinking of me and loving me tonight

Somewhere out there someone's saying a prayer
That we'll find one another in that big somewhere out there

And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star

And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky

Somewhere out there if love can see us through
Then we'll be together somewhere out there
Out where dreams come true

A Whole New World
I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?

I can open your eyes
Take you wonder by wonder
Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming

A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But now from way up here
It's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with
Now I'm in a whole new world with

Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feelings
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky

A whole new world
Don't you dare close your eyes
A hundred thousand
Hold your breath - it gets better
I'm like a shooting star
I've come so far
I can't go back to where

A whole new world
Every turn a surprise
With new horizons to pursue
'll chase them anywhere
There's time to spare
Let me share this whole new world with you

A whole new world
That's where we'll be
A thrilling chase
A wondrous place
For you and me
Track Name: Seasons Of Love
Seasons of Love

Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Six Hundred Minutes
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Moments so dear
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Six Hundred Minutes
How Do You Measure - Measure A Year?
In Daylights - In Sunsets
In Midnights - In Cups Of Coffee
In Inches - In Miles
In Laughter - In Strife

In - Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Six Hundred Minutes
How Do You Measure
A Year In The Life?

How About Love?
How About Love?
How About Love?
Measure In Love

Seasons of Love.
Seasons of Love.

Joanne:
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Six Hundred Minutes
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Journeys To Plan
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/rent/seasons_of_love.html ]
Five Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand
Six Hundred Minutes
How Do You Measure The Life
Of A Woman Or A Man

Collins:
In Truth That She Learned
Or In Times That He Cried
In Bridges He Burned
Or The Way That She Died

All:
It's Time Now - To Sing Out
Though The Story Never Ends
Let's Celebrate
Remember A Year In The Life Of Friends

Remember the Love
Remember the Love
Remember the Love
Measure In Love
Track Name: Fire and Rain
Just yesterday morning
They let me know you were gone
Seems that the plans they made
Put an end to you

Walked out this morning
And I wrote down this song
Just can’t remember who to send it to

Oh I’ve seen Fire and I’ve seen Rain
I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I’ve seen lonely times when I couldn’t find a friend
But I’d always thought that I’d see you again

Won’t you look down upon me universe
You got to help me make a stand

Just got to see me through another day
My bodies aching and my time is at hand
I won’t make it any other way

Oh I’ve seen Fire and I’ve seen Rain
I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end
I’ve seen lonely times when I couldn’t find a friend
But I’d always thought that I’d see you
Baby
One more time again

Thought I’d see you one more time again
There’s just a few things coming my way this time around me now
Thought I’d see you
Thought I’d see you Fire and Rain

Thought I’d see you
Thought I’d see you
Thought I’d see you
Fire and Rain
Track Name: Califronia Girls
Well, East coast girls are hip,
I really dig those styles they wear,
And the Southern girls with the way they talk, they knock me out when
I'm down there.

The Midwest farmers' daughter
really makes you feel alright,
And the Northern girls, with the way they kiss,
they keep their boyfriends warm at night.

I wish they all could be California,
wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California girls.

The West coast has the sunshine and the girls all get so tan,
I dig a french bikini on Hawiian Island dolls,by a palm tree in the
sand.

I been all round this great big world and I seen all kinds of girls,
yeah, but I couldn't wait to get back in the states,
back to the cutest girls in the world.

I wish they all could be California,
wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California girls.

I wish they all could be California,
wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California girls.
I wish they all could be California,
wish they all could be California
I wish they all could be California girls.
Track Name: Code Monkey
Code Monkey get up get coffee
Code Monkey go to job
Code Monkey have boring meeting
With boring manager Rob
Rob say Code Monkey very dilligent
But his output stink
His code not "functional" or "elegant"
What do Code Monkey think?
Code Monkey think maybe manager want to write god damned login page himself
Code Monkey not say it out loud
Code Monkey not crazy, just proud

Code Monkey like Fritos
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew
Code Monkey very simple man
With big warm fuzzy secret heart:
Code Monkey like you

Code Monkey hang around at front desk
Tell you sweater look nice
Code Monkey offer buy you soda
Bring you cup, bring you ice
You say no thank you for the soda cause
Soda make you fat
Anyway you busy with the telephone
No time for chat
Code Monkey have long walk back to cubicle he sit down pretend to work
Code Monkey not thinking so straight
Code Monkey not feeling so great

Code Monkey like Fritos
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew
Code Monkey very simple man
With big warm fuzzy secret heart:
Code Monkey like you
Code Monkey like you a lot

Code Monkey have every reason
To get out this place
Code Monkey just keep on working
See your soft pretty face
Much rather wake up, eat a coffee cake
Take bath, take nap
This job "fulfilling in creative way"
Such a load of crap
Code Monkey think someday he have everything even pretty girl like you
Code Monkey just waiting for now
Code Monkey say someday, somehow

Code Monkey like Fritos
Code Monkey like Tab and Mountain Dew
Code Monkey very simple man
With big warm fuzzy secret heart:
Code Monkey like you
Track Name: Revolution
You say you want a revolution
Well you know
we all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don't you know you can count me out,
Don't you know it's gonna be alright

You say you got a real solution
Well you know
we'd all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well you know
We're all doing what we can
But if you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell you is brother you have to wait
Don't you know it's gonna be alright?

You say you'll change the constitution
Well you know
we'd all love to change your head
You tell me it's the institution
Well you know
You better free your mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow
Don't you know it's gonna be alright
Alright ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT ALRIGHT
Track Name: Parachute
Love is like an aero plane
You jump and then you pray
The lucky ones remain
In the clouds for days

Life is just a stage
Let’s put on the best show
And let everyone one know

If I have to die tonight
I’d rather be with you
Cut the parachute before you die
Baby don’t you cry
You had to bring me down
We had some fun before we hit the ground

If I have to die tonight
I’d rather be with you
Cut the parachute before we die
Baby don’t you cry
You had to bring me down
We had some fun before we hit the ground

If I have to die tonight
I’d rather be with you
Cut the parachute before we die
Baby don’t you cry
You had to bring me down
We had some fun before we hit the ground
Track Name: Still Alive/Alive Medley
This was a triumph!
I'm making a note here:
"HUGE SUCCESS!!"

It's hard to overstate
my satisfaction.

Aperture Science:
We do what me must
because we can.

For the good of all of us.
Except the ones who are dead.

But there's no sense crying
over every mistake.
You just keep on trying
till you run out of cake.
And the science gets done.
And you make a neat gun
for the people who are
still alive.

I'm not even angry...
I'm being so sincere right now-
Even though you broke my heart,
and killed me.

And tore me to pieces.
And threw every piece into a fire.
As they burned it hurt because
I was so happy for you!

Now, these points of data
make a beautiful line.
And we're out of beta.
We're releasing on time!
So I'm glad I got burned-
Think of all the things we learned-
for the people who are
still alive.

Go ahead and leave me...
I think I'd prefer to stay inside...
Maybe you'll find someone else
to help you?
Maybe Black Mesa?
That was a joke! HAHA!! FAT CHANCE!!

Anyway this cake is great!
It's so delicious and moist!

Look at me: still talking
when there's science to do!
When I look out there,
it makes me glad I love you.

I've experiments to run.
There is research to be done.
On the people who are
still alive.
And believe me I am
still alive.
I'm doing science and I'm
still alive.
I feel fantastic and I'm
still alive.
While you're dying I'll be
still alive.
And when you're dead I will be
still alive.

Still alive.

I, I'm still alive
Hey I, but, I'm still alive
Hey I, boy, I'm still alive
Hey I, I, I, I'm still alive, yeah
Ooh yeah...yeah yeah yeah...oh...oh...

Is something wrong, she said
Well of course there is
You're still alive, she said
Oh, and do I deserve to be
Is that the question
And if so...if so...who answers...who answers...

I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey I, but, I'm still alive
Track Name: It All Makes Sense At The End
When I met you, I thought you were really smart
And even more so when we started going out
It was your intellect that really won my heart
There was so much stuff you knew so much about

I was hungry for knowledge, and I was single
I didn't want to date and really hadn't planned to
You were cool and you were smart and multilingual
And I felt like I could really understand you

But then, it went downhill
and we can never get back to our better days
I'm done, I've had my thrill
and I think we ought to go our separate ways

But it isn't you, it's me
I guess we just weren't meant to be
I thought we were inseparable, I thought you were my friend
But looking back now, it all makes sense at the end


You're sometimes vague, and you're often inconsistent
You've no opinions, you never take a stance
You're so dispassionate, you always sound so distant
And I tell you, you know zilch about romance

And not once did you ever say you love me
You sent no flowers, you NEVER called me "honey"
You always talked as if you were above me
And it feels like you are always needing money

Sometimes you generalize,
And on better days your tone is condescending
And when we talk books or films
You ALWAYS find a way spoil the ending

But it isn't you, it's me
I need someone more scholarly
I thought you had the answers, but your smarts are all pretend
And my attraction only makes sense at the end

You just believe everything you're ever told
You never question, I'm pretty sure you don't fact check
When someone puts ideas into your head
You never blink, you immediately buy it
I won't say that you have no integrity... but I might imply it


It turns out you're not the guy I thought I knew
and I think we need to stop and take a breather
I never know if what you're saying's really true
and frankly, sometimes, I don't think you know either

You have no real facts, your knowledge is all heresay
And I'm tired of playing all your stupid games
You don't keep pictures of me, and you don't know my birthday
I don't think that you even know my name

You keep tabs on other girls
But I notice there's no article for me
You're known by all the world
So I guess I'm just a droplet in the sea

But it isn't you, it's me
I owe you no apology
I know not to judge my company just based upon its looks
I'm too grown-up for your articles, it's time that I read books
Track Name: California Dreamin'
All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray
I've been for a walk on a winter's day
I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.
California dreamin' on such a winter's day

Stopped in to a church I passed along the way
Well I got down on my knees and I pretend to pray
You know the preacher liked the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay
California dreamin' on such a winter's day

All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray
I've been for a walk on a winter's day
If I didn't tell her I could leave today
California dreamin' on such a winter's day
California dreamin' on such a winter's day
California dreamin' on such a winter's day