Undead Scorpion

by Nicolas Jackson (The Catz)

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This album is kind of a catch all. I am participating in Song Fu so some of my songs from that ended up on here. Plus many other tracks that I didn't have room for in other places. I won't lie. This isn't my best work. but, with any luck it will end up being a meaningful stepping stone in my career.

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released January 10, 2012

All Songs written, produced and preformed By Nicolas Jackson

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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: Undead Scorpion
My fears are mighty
As much as I may not
Want to
Live long

I still live
In fear

Fear of the end
It’s only natural friend

We want to live long.
We want to prosper.

And there’s lots of ways
That can
Be stopped.

The worst of the worst
Though
Has to be
This undead
Undead scorpion
Staring at me

No I don’t mind earthquakes
Fires or floods
Hell
A plane crash
Bring it on

The fact remains
The thing that scares me most
An undead scorpion
Stares at me
Will turn me into a ghost

Now I am dead
Dead and gone

No I am not
I forgot

This scorpion that killed me
Is undead

So am I

Fucking undead scorpion
Made a zombie out of me

All I want know
To eat your brains
Not your eyes

Why did Cody
buy that thing?
It was bad enough
When there was just one
But the undead scorpion
Had babies
I am a zombie

Damn it all

Undead scorpion
I am a zombie

Undead scorpion
I am a zombie

Undead scorpion
I am a zombie
Track Name: Trivia I Know
Trivia
Trivia
Trivia

All my life is

Trivia
Trivia
Trivia

I can tell you
Things you never
Wanted to know

I can tell
You what
To eat
Quote the constitution
And how long
You can be
At 12,500
Feet
Before supplying
Passenger with oxygen

Thirty minutes
In case you were wondering

Trivia
Trivia
Trivia

All my life is

Trivia
Trivia
Trivia

All these facts
Pressurize my cabin
And like an aircraft cabin
I can only inflate
And deflate

So much
Before I
Explode

With

Trivia
Trivia
Trivia

All my life is

Trivia
Trivia
Trivia

People keep asking
What’s wrong
Why can’t I write
A happy song

Well it seems to me
Ironic as it sounds
Given everything
That goes round
A happy song
Would be no more
Than

Trivial
Trivial
Trivial

All my life is

Trivial
Trivial
Trivial

It’s Trivial Trivia
Track Name: Trivia I don't Know
I thought I knew

I knew a lot

I am walking trivia

But still

It’s True


There’s a lot

I just don’t know


Like

Bio-lum in escence

Bio-lum in escence

I know noth- ing

Ab out

Bio-lum in escence

Must write a song
About
Bio-luminescence

To Wikipedia

I go

I finished college
So it’s ok
That I learn things
This way

Unlike Molly
I still date it

But never mind

This song is about

Bio-luminescence
Bio-luminescence
I know nothing about
Bio-luminescence
Must write a song
About
Bio-luminescence

Apparently

Wikipedia

Thinks Bio-luminescence is

And I quote

the production

and emission

of light

By a living
Organism

So I know
About it
But I didn’t know it

I forgot that I knew it

So much trivia in my mind
So much crud to remember
So much crud I forget
But I’ll know remember
To forget

About Bio-luminescence

Because
I always
Mange
To forget
My lyrics

Bio-luminescence
Bio-luminescence
I know nothing about
Bio-luminescence
Must write a song
About
Bio-luminescence

I wrote a song
Bout
Bio-luminescence
Track Name: January
January
January
Don’t we all love January

Made it thru
The helladaze
Leaves in a
Drunken
Stupor craze

January
January
Don’t we all love January

Starting over
Dead of winter
No sun
Shine
For daze

January
January
Don’t we all love January

We will make
How
I don’t know
We can melt
The
God damn snow

January
January
Don’t we all love January

February
Not much better
At least it’s shorter
Than

January
January
Don’t we all love January

March on to Marsh
Spring equinox
Allergies
June and summer
To god damn hot
Fall brings down
Around and around

January
January
Don’t we all love January
Track Name: The Waiting list
Lots of people ask me
What I do

I have no real answer
It’s true

And the more you ask
The less I want
To say

I can’t say the truth
Anyway

I am waiting
For life to get good
I am waiting
For a person that could
Love me
And hold me
Be There
For Me

I just don’t want to die
On The Waiting list

I roam around
From town to town

May never find
A place to settle down

But ta hell with it
It’s all shit

No need to settle
Anyway

I am waiting
For life to get good
I am waiting
For a person that could
Love me
And hold me
Be There
For Me

I just don’t want to die
On The Waiting list

I guess I
Am happy

Having temp
Places to be

But this isn’t
My end goal
Don’t want to wake up
To find my Dad dead
And my life gone

Dreaming of something that will never be

Anyway

I am waiting
For life to get good
I am waiting
For a person that could
Love me
And hold me
Be There
For Me

I just don’t want to die
On The Waiting list


(Solo)

Anyway

I am waiting
For life to get good
I am waiting
For a person that could
Love me
And hold me
Be There
For Me

I just don’t want to die
On The Waiting list

I just don’t want to die
On The Waiting list
Track Name: Money
All We Need is
Money
Money
Money

You want to charge the world
It’s going to require change

Hear the jingle in your pocket?

No

Well then
Sorry sunny
Can’t help you change
You a thing

I am a Senator
Got to fund
My Campaign

All We Need is
Money
Money
Money

Government makes
No money

Unless
It outsources
Its job

Then hey
What do you say?

Wall Street can make some
Money

All We Need is
Money
Money
Money

The fed
Is private

Private for profit

Fat catz
Make lots of money

On our global debt

And all this money
Can’t change
The world

All these dollars
Make no cents

All they buy
An excuse

For

A lack of change

Money
Money
All We Need is
Money
Money
Money
Track Name: Bonanza
You and me
Are meant
To Be

So let’s go out
To the plane
Preflight
Start her
Up again

And you and me will fly away

In my Bonanza
I want a Bonanza
Bonanza
I want a
Beech Bonanza

We could take off
Head for the Bay
Touch down at San Carlos
Be rich hippies all day

Then in the evening
We will fly again
Through the fog and rain
Over the Golden Gate

In my Bonanza
I want a Bonanza
Bonanza
I want a
Beech Bonanza

Don’t like the weather here
No need to fret or frown
We can get above
Get out
Of this town

In my Bonanza
My Beech Bonanza
I want a Bonanza
Bonanza
I want a
Beech Bonanza
Track Name: Oh Internet
Oh Internet
My home and native media
I want you
Glorious and free
Oh Internet
I stand on guard
For thee

I sit around all day
Starting at the screen
Don’t play WOW
I am better than
That

Oh Internet
I Stand on Guard
For Thee

I write songs
Post on Facebook
Twitter too
Why the hell
Not

I can’t hold a job
Not a normal eight to five
I just don’t know
How to survive

Move to Canada?
Their a state with healthcare

I keep making stuff
For the Internet
It works out
I take as much as I make
Or a bit more

Oh Internet
My home and native media
I want you
Glorious and free
Oh Internet
I stand on guard
For thee
Track Name: Becow
In Becow
Were all a bunch of hippies
Geeks and nerds
We don’t pay any taxes
We just create
And let our voices be heard

Becow you are my home country
Land of the lunar colony
Everything we have comes from science
Becow is religion free

There is no army here in Becow
Nothing to fight about
When you can Synthesize
The things you can’t
Live without

Yes were free from war
We starve no more
Our days are spent
On the internet
Which by the way is free
Just like the healthcare
Transit and the TV

No we don’t have any money
We find that leads to greed
We just live bohemian
It’s great
To live free

Becow you are my home country
Land of the lunar colony
Everything we have comes from science
Becow is religion free

Becow is religion free

Muse bless Becow!
Track Name: Eternal Life
I don’t wanna sell my words
Corporations do that shit
I am not in it
For the profit

I am in it
For myself sure
But there is something
A little more pure
About my ambitions

Shut up and listen

When I hear people say
Words and ideas
That reflect my own
I feel good

Good as I’ll ever feel

It means success
For me
Yes

But for you
When you write down words
Or share a link that I’ve shared

It means
I am not alone

Somewhere out there
She is waiting for me
Hasn’t found me yet
But she will

And in the greater scheme
Theses dreams that I’ve dreamed
Will live on forever

Not in their original form
This song won’t last long

But the idea

May live on
Forever
Track Name: Band in a Box
I am just
One man
Nothing more
Nothing less

I just want
To be free

Someone come
Free me

For I am a band
In a box
Open the
Lid
See
What pop

My mind
Has gone nuts
Hard to stay
On key

Won’t you sing
With me?

For I am a band
In a box
Open the
Lid
See
What pops

From the band in the box

Binary thoughts

Yes and no

Nowhere to go
Won’t you come and see
Me

I am lonely as can be

No visitors for me

Just a band in a box
Track Name: The High Line
Sitting by the tracks
Wasting a Day
Knowing there’s train so far away
Four big units
Orange in the sun
I can’t help
But notice there are none
Just these empty rails
Stretching on forever
In the valley sun

How I long to ride The High Line
Lots of friends and good times
On the bitter cold High Line
That ride sticks in my mind

It’s more than the Rockies
More than Puget Sound
It’s more than the intermodal
Rolling down the line
It’s a magic place in my mind.
Don’t want to leave it behind


I dream of day when I can run those trains
Down the line that sits
So far away
But that day is not today
No that is not today
The Highline is so far away
Miles and miles of rails
Miles and miles of space and time
Separate me and my mind
Form that good old High Line

How I long to ride The High Line
Lots of friends and good times
On the bitter cold High Line
That ride sticks in my mind
Don’t want to leave it behind

No
I’ll never leave it behind
The high Line lives forever in
My mind

How I long to ride The High Line
Lots of friends and good times
On the bitter cold High Line
That ride sticks in my mind
Don’t want to leave it behind
Track Name: So Many More Miles To Go
There’s nowhere
In five damn countries
That I really want to be

There are places
All around the world
That I still would
Like to see

But right now
I am stuck

Stuck in a college town
Under class D

And it’s not that where
I Want to be
Anywhere but here

Cause I can write these
Stupid songs
As long
As I have
A working computer

So me and my computer
Like James and his guitar
Want to roam about the world
Near and far.

I don’t want to have a home
Not for being homeless
But simply because
I am low
On time

And I have so many
More miles
To
Go