The Squid

by Terriblething

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An old album made entirely on Garageband, back when I really, REALLY had no idea what I was doing. It's a concept album about a guy who gets beheaded and then has an underwater adventure.

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released January 1, 2007

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Track Name: Robot Viking
Sven the Robot Viking sailed from sea to sea
He raped and pillaged as he wished and stole my love from me
He sailed in with a blood red tide
He took all that was in his sight

The robot viking crew left me for dead
They thought they had finished me off
When they severed my head

Now I follow them deep with the waves above
My heart could not forget my love
Track Name: All We Know is a Lie
Tried so hard to remember why
Why I've come here all this time
Spots invade even my closest memory
Leaving trails for all to see

Taken down into the cell
Left to talk all by myself
Lock the door, swallow the key
Pass it later, set myself free

I don't seem to recall having seen such light
Maybe I'm leaving behind all of my eyesight
It reaps my life

Torn in two up on the wall
Displayed where all the maggots crawl
Finally a serpent's drone
In my skull I'm all alone

I don't seem to recall having seen such light
Maybe I'm leaving behind all of my eyesight
They tell me that I am blind
They implore me not to lag behind
They scream at me 'I've lost my mind'
It reaps my life
Track Name: The Mirror on the Ocean Floor
March fourth, rain pours
On the trap doors
Fall through, end game
Sixty years and it's stayed the same

No time informing this melody
Two timing enemy
I have reached forth in the water
I don't think I can go much farther
I don't think I can go much farther

Taste test, unpure
Inferior detour
Hallmark, quicksave
Unearthed from his own twelve foot grave

No time informing this melody
Two timing better be
A hand have reached forth in the water
I don't think I can go much farther
I don't think I can go much farther
Track Name: Sasquomercelita
Sasquomercelita
Swimmin' on through the brine
When the fish she spits right out
She ain't no fuckin friend of mine

But then she fuckin swallows
Swallows a hefty load
To see that sasquomercelita
Makes my face fuckin' wanna explode

Sasquomercelita
Straight from the Phillipines
Got the spice of a hot piquante
And the sweetness of a tangerine

When I knew I could call her up
I went straight to her home
Got the sasquomercelita
For some fuckin kingly dome

Oh sasquomercelita
Swimmin' on through the brine
When the fish she spits right out
She ain't no fuckin friend of mine

But when she goes and she swallows down
Well she tastes my hefty load
To see that sasquomercelita
Makes my head wanna fuckin explode
Track Name: The Deep-Fried Prawn
Still life goes on
Spoke I the deep-fried prawn

I was merely a clam
Born with a dream of dry land
When I became a prawn
My dream was not forgotton

I climbed the coral stair
For a breath of dry air
I caught a glimpse of the sun
Blocked out quickly by a prawn gun

I passed out and in my mind
I thought that I had died
I came to and looked at myself
Turns out I'm fucking deep-fried

I guess I taste better deep-fried
Track Name: Little Miss Misdirection
Decrepit old mollusk man
Squatting in the surf
He's been there millions of years
Many days passed since his birth

He's gazed upon the sea bed
For countless centuries
His mind has grown many times in size
Now what would you ask of me?

I just need one favour
Just one little prying need of you
I've been trudging along the seafloor
For longer than I can recall
I've gone in circles 'bout half the time
And I just need some guidance
I need just a little less misdirection
Would help me along just fine
I'd love stop and chat and chew the fat
But I really don't have the time

Oh yeah yeah
Well I sit upon the shore
Looking upon the waves
I've seen you and I have seen your quest
And I'll help you to pave your way
You must go where the currents dwell
Where the Great Ocean Eel lies
You will follow the streams and the trail of fish
And then you will reclaim your prize

And so our hero walks through the sea
All the while beheaded
The sea will fill his capillaries
God knows how long it's been since he's bled

And so our hero marches through the sea
All the while beheaded
The sea that fills his heart with misery
At least now he knows where he's headed

Salinity in his heart
Insanity in his heart

There was a day where I would bleed for you
Those were the days now I walk through the sea to you

I would trade my life just to see you
I would take my life and give it to you
I would lose my head over you
I have lost my head over you
Track Name: Land of Heartbreak
We see our lives go by not knowing who or where we are
Perhaps too many hours spent dreaming wishing on a star
Put down your life on paper and realize your sorry song
It takes an honest man to stand up and admit he's wrong

I saw woman inside the other day
Asked her where she's headed for : life of debauchery
She said it will cost you twenty cents
To see me dance without my pants

Somebody help her please
She's spiralling out of control
Her full potential we'll never know

I saw a man outside the other night
Said he's got a bag of meth that'll make me feel alright
He said you may feel a little odd
Before you spot the face of god

Somebody help him please
He's spiralling out of control
His full potential we'll never know
Track Name: Escape from the Asylum
I can't be held for too long
I've been hiding all along
If you see my visage
It's been all this time a mirage

I can't be held for too long
I've running all along
If you believe you saw me there
You're mistaken I'm nowhere

I've been here always
But I can't escape the foreboding sail
Solitude lingering
Will I live to tell my head-love-struck tale?

Day after day
Waves turn grey
A million tiny lights obscured by the sea
Day after day
Still I stray
Farther from home and closer to my destiny

Well it's been so hard and longing-full
That I've left my soul in a wake
And I can't believe I'm saying this
But this whole time's been a waste

And it's still so hard to reconcile
With my decomposing brain
But I thrive on the words of the mollusk man
And I think I see a way

And there the Ocean Eel lies
And I think I know the way
It's beautiful today
Track Name: The Realm
The Ocean Eel said :
I don't believe your ungrateful banter
You want entry to the realm you must know where you're 'bout to go
It's a land full of untold torture and misery
A time portal in the centre of the Earth for those who sink so low

I'm sorry, I did not mean to discourage

But you must know you are sent here for a reason
Not only to seek revenge on those who stole your love
But also to set free humanity and all the hopes thereof

You see the robots have control of a time portal
They've been manipulating human growth for as long as I recall
They use the centre of the Earth to fuck up time
Now you, you are the only hope for the salvation of mankind

Standing at the gates of realm
Standing at the gates of oblivion
I know what I said when I said it

Staring at the gates of realm
Staring at the gates of oblivion
I know what I said and I meant it

I meant what I said 'cause I said it

I know what I said, I said it

Standing at the gates of realm
Standing at the gates of oblivion
Track Name: Robotblood
I journeyed for many years
Faced a sea of fears
But now I'm here to send you all to hell
And save the world as well

I know your little scheme
Manipulating all we see
But now I'm here to put an end it it
You motherfucking piece of shit

So now what do you have to say?
My destiny has brought me all this way
To take you out today
You're about to enter a world of pain

Robot King:
I say get the fuck out of the way
You invade the sanctity of our Earth's core
You're gonna pay
I'm gonna kick your ass from here to Bombay
Tear you limb from limb and throw you away
Track Name: Help Me
Help me my friend
I've been dying again and again
Hopefully this will be the very last time

Help me my friend
I do believe I'm reaching the end
The end of my rope
The end of my lifeline

Help me my friend
I've been trying again and again
To acquire things money can't buy
It's futile

Help me my friend
I've been searching again and again
For things that I would like to like
It's futile

Help me my friend
I've been dying again and again
Hopefully this will be the very last time

Help me my friend
You know I thought I was reaching the end
But here I go again
Yes here I go again
Yes here I go

And so our hero walked through the sea
All the while beheaded
And now he lies alone on the land
Quite well and truly dead