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released June 23, 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.

I am also a record label.
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Track Name: The Catz
Well hello
Nice to meet you
Want to play somethin’
Cause I sure do

Oh oh we’re the Catz
Yeah we’re the Catzs
Oh oh oh were the Catz Catz Catz Catz
Catz Catz Catz Catz
Catz Catz Catz Catz

Well here we go
Gonna start the show
Get ready to sing along
Were gonna sing a song

Oh oh we’re the Catz
Yeah we’re the Catzs
Oh oh oh were the Catz Catz Catz Catz
Catz Catz Catz Catz
Catz Catz Catz Catz

Were not bats
Beetles or beach bums
We can’t spell our name
Just play along

Oh oh we’re the Catz
Yeah we’re the Catzs
Oh oh oh were the Catz Catz Catz Catz
Catz Catz Catz Catz
Catz Catz Catz Catz

Pepper taught us too
Change our name
Evan though the band
Is still the same

Oh oh we’re the Catz
Yeah we’re the Catzs
Oh oh oh were the Catz Catz Catz Catz
Catz Catz Catz Catz
Catz Catz Catz Catz

Now its time
To move along
Join us
Well play a sad slow song

Oh oh we’re the Catz
Yeah we’re the Catzs
Oh oh oh were the Catz Catz Catz Catz
Catz Catz Catz Catz
Catz Catz Catz Catz

Oh oh we’re the Catz
Yeah we’re the Catzs
Oh oh oh were the Catz Catz Catz Catz
Catz Catz Catz Catz
Catz Catz Catz Catz

Were the Catz…meow?
Track Name: Sad Sad Slow Song
This a sad sad slow song
Bout all the things
Gone wrong
A sad slow song

This is no sad love song
Bout the girl who
Did me wrong
No sad love song

This is no sad mad song
Bout all confusion
Gone wrong
No sad mad song

This is just another song
An easy sad sad slow song
Nothing right nothing wrong
bout a sad slow song

We all need sad slow songs
Bout all the things
Gone wrong
A sad slow song
Signing bout a sad slow
Track Name: Nation Now Gone
Summer’s here
The celebration of the nation is on
Celebrate the nation gone

Barbecue and beer
Hey you got to do it right
Got celebrate the nation that won the fight

Nevermind what the fight was for
Tax free tea
fuck that
celebrate with pizza beer and more

Summer’s here
The celebration of the nation is on
Celebrate the nation gone

Freedom we celebrate tonight
Hey you got to do it right
Freedom was the plight

Nevermind what the free minds will do
Fuck them
Well teach them arrogance
in school

Summer’s here
The celebration of the nation is on
Celebrate the nation gone

We are a land of class and bigotry
Hey you got tell it right
No land of the free

Nevermind old fashion bravery
Fuck that
Protect us from the terrorists
Mr. Chaney

Summer’s here
The celebration of the nation is on
Celebrate the nation gone
Track Name: Emereld City
I grew up in hole
That’s not quite true
I grew up on a patch
Of the idealized suburbia
of fifty two

You take can a yellow rimmed road
Away from this place
Theres cities by bays
Emerald jewels
Guarded by Golden Gates

Some fond thoughts remain
That’s not quite true
Just bits of memory
Telling of a person
who

can take a yellow rimmed road
Away from this place
Theres cities by bays
Emerald jewels
Guarded by Golden Gates

I could take this truck and fly away
That’s not quite true
Who will pay for gas?
Food for me and you?

You can take a yellow rimmed road
Away from this place
Theres cities by bays
Emerald jewels
Guarded by Golden Gates

There’s an Emerald City out there
That’s not quite true
These Ozes of myth
Merely dreams of me and you

You can take a yellow rimmed road
Away from this place
Theres cities by bays
Emerald jewels
Guarded by Golden Gates

There’s no utopia
That’s not quite true
Perfect our homes will never be
But be improved upon they must

You can take a yellow rimmed road
Away from this place
Theres cities by bays
Emerald jewels
Guarded by Golden Gates
Track Name: Ukulele You Tube Girl
At home alone
Watching Scubs DVDs all day
When Ted the lawyer hooks up
With a Uke player and I say…

Ted’s such a loser
Hey I am a loser too
I wonder if I can get
A Uke player too?

I want a Ukulele You Tube Girl
One who’ll give me chords to sing too
So this crap might sell one day
One who can sing “Still Alive”
Without sounding like shit hey hey

I know it’s a long shot
Wheaton wants one too
I really do want one
So JoCo none for you

I want a Ukulele You Tube Girl
One who’ll give me chords to sing too
So this crap might sell one day
One who can sing “Still Alive”
Without sounding like shit hey hey

At TheDoifter is taken
At Molly23’s too young
I really really want one
This song is almost done

I want a Ukulele You Tube Girl
One who’ll give me chords to sing too
So this crap might sell one day
One who can sing “Still Alive”
Without sounding like shit hey hey

Don’t think it will happen
No the chance is not that great
I’d have better luck
Asking Liza Coupe for a date
Track Name: No Guarantee
From the time we are born
They start spreading lies
How wondrous it must be
To see the twinkle in a child eyes

Protect the innocent
Preserve nativity
Never tell them
There’s no guarantee
You won’t get back your money

Go to school
Learn our bullshit
Have no fear
We’ll make a profit

Protect the innocent
Preserve nativity
Never tell them
There’s no guarantee
You won’t get back your money

Ask them out
But don’t have sex
Better to love and lose
Then live with regret

Protect the innocent
Preserve nativity
Never tell them
There’s no guarantee
You won’t get back your money

You’ve got lots of debt
Sorry to make you fret
Now get yourself a job
Or you’ll be dead yet

Protect the innocent
Preserve nativity
Never tell them
There’s no guarantee
You won’t get back your money

Stop spreading lies
Have kids at your own risk
Raise them the best you can
And never forget…

There’s no guarantee
You won’t get back your money

Protect the innocent
Preserve nativity
Never tell them
There’s no guarantee
You won’t get back your money
Track Name: Don’t Make Me Pay
Don't make me pay,
don't make me pay
Don't make me pay,
don't make me pay.
Nobody ever told me what it does
school debt does. Yes, it does.
And if somebody had fucking told me,
oo told me. Yes, it does.
Don't make me pay,
don't make me pay
Don't make me pay,
don't make me pay.
I'm in debt for the first time.
Don't you know it's gonna last.
It's a debt that lasts forever,
it's a debt they had no past.
Don't make me pay,
don't make me pay
Don't make me pay,
don't make me pay.
And that college ripped me off, they really ripped
me oo they ripped me, they fucked me good.
I guess nobody ever really ripped me,
oo they ripped me, they fucked me good.
They ripped me off.
They ripped me off.
They ripped me off.
They ripped me off.
Track Name: In the Basement of The Emerald City
Where does the yellow rimmed road lead?
The answer I had to know
Nothing was going to stop me
Form getting on the northbound
14 express to the basement of the Emerald City

In the basement of the Emerald City
Thing are just out of reach
A staircase below Alki Beach
The view from 69
Coffee at every turn
The bohemian city girl
For which I yearn
All of this lies above
the basement of the Emerald City


They told I could make some train routes
For a pretty penny
Enough to keep busy
Buy me a deluxe apartment
Above the basement of the Emerald City

In the basement of the Emerald City
Thing are just out of reach
A staircase below Alki Beach
The view from 69
Coffee at every turn
The bohemian city girl
For which I yearn
All of this lies above
the basement of the Emerald City

The dream train got derailed
Days before I boarded
But stubborn man that I am
Still ran to the basement of the Emerald City

In the basement of the Emerald City
Thing are just out of reach
A staircase below Alki Beach
The view from 69
Coffee at every turn
The bohemian city girl
For which I yearn
All of this lies above
the basement of the Emerald City

A stay on Aurora borealis
What a shity view
Home to like of drugs and prostitutes
Better be safe in the basement of the Emerald City

In the basement of the Emerald City
Thing are just out of reach
A staircase below Alki Beach
The view from 69
Coffee at every turn
The bohemian city girl
For which I yearn
All of this lies above
the basement of the Emerald City

Thought I’d rent a room beyond the cityscape
But the landlady what a bitch
Can’t take this no more
I’d rather be poor in the basement of the Emerald City

In the basement of the Emerald City
Thing are just out of reach
A staircase below Alki Beach
The view from 69
Coffee at every turn
The bohemian city girl
For which I yearn
All of this lies above
the basement of the Emerald City

I got some shity retail gig before I left the burbs
I commute so far for this talking girl
And you’ll never guess
She’ll talk more once I leave the basement of the Emerald City

In the basement of the Emerald City
Thing are just out of reach
A staircase below Alki Beach
The view from 69
Coffee at every turn
The bohemian city girl
For which I yearn
All of this lies above
the basement of the Emerald City
Track Name: A Simple World
When I was a younger man
I had a simple plan
I would drive far way
To these city lights
Living for the nights

I had simple dream
Of a simple world
A place to be free
Free with simplicity
But it was not to be

As time passed me by
I started to try
For a few simple things
To make me happy
For those nights of city lights

I had simple dream
Of a simple world
A place to be free
Free with simplicity
But it was not to be

I would find a girl
And I would land a gig
Yes I would make it big
In the simplicity
Of the city

But it was not to be
There’s no simplicity
In a city, villa, or town
There’s not enough to go round
The girls so complicated
I get so frustrated
I can barley keep my feet on the ground
Track Name: Blue Collar Man
I am Just a Blue Collar Man
Doing the best I can
Trying to make it thru
Just the same as you

I wasn’t raised to be this way
I was a snobby ‘burbinte from the start
A white collar ass with no heart

But greed put my fun to an end
They fucked me over friend

I am Just a Blue Collar Man
Doing the best I can
Trying to make it thru
Just the same as you

They told me to get wasted
Go to college. Follow my heart
From there life will start.

But greed put my fun to an end
They fucked me over friend

I am Just a Blue Collar Man
Doing the best I can
Trying to make it thru
Just the same as you

My heart has been moaning.
Telling stories. Singing songs for years
It’s never paid to sooth my fears

Greed put my fun to an end
They fucked me over friend

I am Just a Blue Collar Man
Doing the best I can
Trying to make it thru
Just the same as you

I suck at pushing carts
Putting a Wal-Mart smile in your heart
Fuck me this is as bad as life can be

I am Just a Blue Collar Man
Doing the best I can
Trying to make it thru
Just the same as you

I’m inept maladapte
Can’t do a thing on my own
Just another mouth to feed at home

Greed put my fun to an end
They fucked me over friend

I am Just a Blue Collar Man
Doing the best I can
Trying to make it thru
Just the same as you

They say you can do better
Use your degree. Climb the ladder.
But there’s just no place for this
Blue Collar Man
Doing the Best he can

They never said it in school
But this I’ve learned is true
There’s nothing to do
When you’ve done
The best you can do
Track Name: You Can’t Pay For Me (Part I)
When I left the cliff it all made sense
My life was over.
Shity job, ex-girlfriend, disabled Dad
I wanted my life to end

It all began one sweet May night
At the peak of life
Out on a date. Could she be my mate?

But When I left the cliff it all made sense
My life was over.
Shity job, ex-girlfriend, disabled Dad
I wanted my life to end

A cool cat. On the radio.
Interrupted show
What the fuck happened to Dad?
Noooooooooooooo!

When I left the cliff it all made sense
My life was over.
Shity job, ex-girlfriend, disabled Dad
I wanted my life to end

I called her for help. In a desperate breath.
Hold me darling.
Make that asshole God hit Undo

When I left the cliff it all made sense
My life was over.
Shity job, ex-girlfriend, disabled Dad
I wanted my life to end

Night after night near a hospital bed
Glad he’s not dead.
Dreaming of the girl waiting for me

When I left the cliff it all made sense
My life was over.
Shity job, ex-girlfriend, disabled Dad
I wanted my life to end

When I came back
She hit me on the head
Stupid stupid supid

When I left the cliff it all made sense
My life was over.
Shity job, ex-girlfriend, disabled Dad
I wanted my life to end

It was going well
For a week or three
Then ‘honey” entered the vocabulary

When I left the cliff it all made sense
My life was over.
Shity job, ex-girlfriend, disabled Dad
I wanted my life to end

I moved for her
Made her my best friend
I broke it in the end

When I left the cliff it all made sense
My life was over.
Shity job, ex-girlfriend, disabled Dad
I wanted my life to end

I don’t blame her
How could I?
I was just a stupid guy

Bang me on the head
Stupid stupid supid

So when I left the cliff it all made sense
My life was over.
Shity job, ex-girlfriend, disabled Dad
I wanted my life to end

Back in Chico
Not dead
I wish that I was

When I left the cliff it all made sense
My life was over.
Shity job, ex-girlfriend, disabled Dad
I wanted my life to end.
Track Name: You Can’t Pay For Me (Part II)
You Can’t pay for me
My stupidity
Stupid stupid stupid
Stupid stupid stupid

You Can’t pay for me
My stupidity
Stupid stupid stupid
Stupid stupid stupid

You can’t pay for me
My stupidity
Just let me be

You can’t pay for me
My stupidity
Just let me be

Just let me be
(repeat till key change)

So I am back in this here shit hole
Trying to get myself on track
I’ve known the places that I’ve been

And I can’t
No I won’t go back

Lord I can’t
No I can’t go back
Track Name: Who Will Tell Her
Who will tell her of my stupidity?
Lord knows it can’t be me

If I were a stronger man
I’d try to be the best of friends
Live up to my promises

But Lord I can’t
I can’t do it again.

No I can’t
I can’t do it again

I mean she is no Vanessa
Not an evil one like that

Instead of stringing me a long
She told the truth
And it left me flat

But she told the truth and it left me flat
Track Name: Do You Wanna Know The Truth
Listen.
Do You Wanna Know the Truth?

I used. I mused you. Creatively had you.

It was bad for you.
You knew.

Listen
Do You Wanna Know the Truth?
I wanted to want you
I platonically loved you

But that was it
That was all

It never got a chance to be more than that

God do I regret that

Think of the fun that could have been

Water fights and ice cream

Now an impossible dream.

I wish I had been a better guy.
Done it right and said goodbye.

Now do me a favorer please?
Get the hell out of my dreams.

It hurts me
(repeat and fade)
Track Name: Catz Meow
True dreams
Don’t come true

I’ll search and search but never find you…

You The Catz Meow

I am not old
But I am not young

Sure it takes some time just to find one

One Cat to Yowl

A Yowl be good
At least I think

Yet I want more than just…

Pink on Pink

I want a lover
I want a friend

Two people just for us…

In The End

I could live
Live on for years

Never finding who I seek

Just a geek

But this life sucks
It sucks so bad.

Makes me lonely cold and sad

True dreams
Don’t come true

I’ll search and search but never find you…

You The Catz Meow

No there may not be
A Catz meow

But
You never know

I may settle
Settle
Anyhow

No Catz No Catz Meow
Settle Settle anyhow

(repeat and fade)
Track Name: Stupid Love Song Opera
It’s easy to write a stupid love song
Ask McCartney and I am sure he’ll tell you so
Woo woo

But as to living up to your stupid love song
We suck at that McCartney knows
Yet here we go again
(Oh shit)

It’s just another boring day in my life
Nothing much to do
I can’t write a note
My mind is broke
Guess I’ll stare at you….

Who are you so lovely?
Smart cute and cuddly
Talk with me oh lovely
Foreplay with me oh lovely
Fuck me oh lovely

You rascal you
Play hard to get you
Oh call me back you

You say you don’t like me
You just another one you
Say I am sweet but not for you
Well fuck you!

Fuck ever girl in the world
Damn this penile thing attached to me

How?
How’d I get so angry?
What made me so angry?

Oh yeah you
Fucking cunt you
There’s not a word vulgar enough for you
You and your….
Humbug…..fuck

I don’t like this song
The words are lame
It’s all fucking lame
The apathetic same
Forever it is lame
My sleep at night is lame
My dreams at night are lame
God, I still dream of you.

Yeah, you
Fucking cunt you
There’s not a word vulgar enough for you
You and your….
Ah Fuck me gently with a chainsaw
Would you look at that

You???

Who are you so lovely?
Smart cute and cuddly
Talk with me oh lovely
Foreplay with me oh lovely
Fuck me oh lovely…
(repeat round fade to)

I don’t like this song
The words are lame
It’s all fucking lame
The apathetic same
Forever it is lame
My sleep at night is lame
My dreams at night are lame
God, I still dream of…
Track Name: International Girl
Took a trip around the world
Looking for an International Girl
Been to OZ
Been to UK
Still don’t have one
What the h-

Hey there blond tall Aussie
A hippie from the south?
From Ireland you say?
Meet me on the mouth

Took a trip around the world
Looking for an International Girl
Been to OZ
Been to UK
Still don’t have one
What the h-

Hey there Liverpool Las
A Beatle hating junkie?
Whatever you say
Kiss me anyway

Kiss me anyway

Got to find me
Got to find me
Got to find me
An International girl

One to marry
One to carry
My heart for awhile

One that will get me
Out of this country
Make me free International girl

I’d take an Irish Felicia Day
That’d be a way.

Or Jewl Slate
She’s from Canada that’s work

Got to find me
Got to find me
Got to find me
An International girl
Track Name: Double Wide In The Hills
Oh, way out in the mountains
other side of Fuckhorn Summit
Sits a double wide in the hills
Memories do plummet

Access to the lake of the evil trinity
Watercraft go speeding
Yearning to be free
Of this fucking beach
Dying like a wail
My skin
Never less pale

Oh, way out in the mountains
other side of Fuckhorn Summit
Sits a double wide in the hills
Memories do plummet

The smell of dirty cousins
Wafting through the air
Users of the used
They don’t seem to care
Want out of the prison
Life preservation
No more hesitation

Oh, way out in the mountains
other side of Fuckhorn Summit
Sits a double wide in the hills
Memories do plummet

Years have now passed
Father’s fucking free
To be a victim of the summits eviloscity
It’ll never be the same
This double wide in the hills
Thanks for the help
Fucking pain pills

Oh, way out in the mountains
other side of Fuckhorn Summit
Sits a double wide in the hills
Memories do plummet
Track Name: Fly Away
One sweet dream….

Pick up the bag read a magazine
Soon I’ll fly away from here
Spool up the jets fly so far away

A 16 year dream
Comes True Today
Comes True Today
Comes True Today

Yes it Does

Gooooooone
Gooooone
Yes I am
Goooooone
Track Name: John
Born in the middle of the second world war
Killed by bum on the street
Sang peace, love and happiness
While keeping a steady beat
The world had a lovely man
What a special treat

John Imagined Love
John Imagined Peace
John Called Himself a dreamer
He wasn’t the only one
The job isn’t yet done

It has been thirty long years
since we’ve last seen his face
Those of us there
Won’t forget the time or place
Some say the music died in 59
I Say December 8 1980
Was the day the music died

John Imagined Love
John Imagined Peace
John Called Himself a dreamer
He wasn’t the only one
The job isn’t yet done

If God was more than a concept
By which to measure pain
I would hope to meet John
in the after life one day
But this is not reality
The world is just you and me

John Imagined Love
John Imagined Peace
John Called Himself a dreamer
He wasn’t the only one
The job isn’t yet done

I sleep to the words of the Dreamweaver
Beatle, Walrus, Nowhereman et all
My mind has joined what he left behind
He was indeed a dreamer
But not the only one
I’ve joined him and my world lives as one

John Imagined Love
John Imagined Peace
John Called Himself a dreamer
He wasn’t the only one
The job isn’t yet done
Track Name: The Catz (Reprise) I
Well that’s our show
Now we’ve gotta’ go
But before we do
One last cover
Just for you

Oh were the Catz
Yeah were the catz
Oh were the Catz Catz Catz

No need for an ovation
We’ve got a reservation
No No encore
Unless you pay some more

Oh were the Catz
Yeah were the catz
Oh were the Catz Catz Catz
Track Name: The Catz (Reprise) II
That’s it.
There nothing more to sing
for seven bucks
But please
Buy this one
The next one

And above all

Tell your rich
Little friends

Your Money
is mine in the end