Critters

by Bubblegum Octopus

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released 15 March 2014

Sounds - Matthew "m@ the c@" Morden - www.bubblegum-octopus.com

Artwork - Rudolfo Da Silva - rudolfo666.tumblr.com

Tracks 2, 5, and 8 contain extreme manipulations of recordings that featured Keith Williams on guitar

Tracks 1 - 8 were composed in 2011
Tracks 9 & 10 were composed in 2008

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Bubblegum Octopus Verona, New Jersey

Bubblegum Octopus is a frantic, experimental electronic project blending cutesy, bouncy pop, and grinding, noisy freak outs, that began in the summer of 2005. The project aims to embrace unabashed excitement and emotional honesty, actively rejecting the armor of irony, pre-approved aesthetics, and apathy. ... more

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Track Name: Gems In The Dirt
Find a way to have fun in the dirt
Playing with sharp glass
You're looking for gems
And the wands will glow on in dark

We're forever, we're forever
Stick together, stick together
Gems and wands, gems and wands
Write in the scroll, write in the scroll

A way forward through the air
Soiled napkin on the ground in a
A witch riding on a broom
(but she flies nowhere)
All the fantasy inside
Track Name: Critters (digital mix)
Beast hungry, time to feed
Small animals so gross you wouldn't believe
Surrounding everything
Demons pushing from beneath the oil and grease
Glop glitter sputter back
Pour power liquid burner
Slathering mass fetid salt wave
Pretend melt plastic
Trash pouring like rain drops
Critters squirming, surrounding my home
Dead children and dead men and girls
Tornadoes that blow me away from this world
Desecrate your principals
Fuck people you love
Kill the past drown them all and
Slay the beasts while they feed
Track Name: Defeat of Logic
Defeat of logic
Again
Credit spent wasted

Wasteland mechanics transgressing
Undone mental traits destroyed
No more thought, just act on instinct
Impulse wish: eat, fuck, and sleep

As things will go, a life on loan
I'm in a shell with pieces I don't like
I did not buy
I have no reason to carry this debt

The parts are broke, can I return?
Take time to construct places that I like
That I would buy
I have a purpose
Rosy atmosphere

I'll never be the man that I am expected to be
I just can not live life with gender distinctions tying me down to one path
Breaking apart and falling to pieces, shambling slowly away
I expect mistreatment, garbage bag me and leave me, debase and relinquish my world
Track Name: No Longer Shine
Sun-less weapon
Life volcano
Gravitation
Scraping metal

I love in the time of portals
Transporting between glowing bodies
Unaffected, spacious vacuum
A girl, I'm magical

No more travel
Weakest mortal
Triumph faster, Triumph again

Luminescent perfect body
Beautiful translucent armor
Covering me, blocking violet
Ultra lifeless egg of good
Not stranded on this desert planet
Hopping off of stardust blankets
Transform without clothes to bind me
Warrior I become

But I will drop my wand
Out of range from the magic now
Heroine no longer am
But I will drop my wand
Out of range from the magic now
Shining I no longer be

Lost the luster
Troubled image
Celebration
No more promise

Luminescent perfect body
Beautiful translucent armor
Covering me, blocking violet
Ultra lifeless egg of good
Not stranded on this desert planet
Hopping off of stardust blankets
Transform without clothes to bind me
Woman I become

But I will drop my wand
Out of range from the magic now
Warrior I no longer am
But I will drop my wand
Out of range from the magic now
Shining I no longer be
Track Name: Train wreck on purpose
The metal grinding and the sound of crushing inward
Empty tin can falling
Screaming crying for their friends and family they never saw them again
Listen to the words of future inanimate objects and consider that they...
But in spite of that you'll crash this whole damn train and everyone will know your name

It despises everyone who can tolerate the outside world
Miserable shut in for life
Don't help it, No more friends
Shield up
Blood thirst runs in this fucked dissociation

Train wreck on purpose
Steel sadness
Station abandoned
Black wood cross

Precious metals in the palm of your hand, scalding patterns into your flesh
Bring the people down through empty corridors to empty endings in the...
Slaying all in front of all to see forever over and over again you...
Then obscure just as before you're hardly your name
Tear drops drip, stuck in the past
Track Name: You Asperse Me
You are the demon of progress
You're a bad piece against change
Your sorrows play out like a death march
And they all hear you say
Useful things garbled by nonsense
Poignance burnt off by the gas
Triumphant hate speech infernal
Fracture NMDA

Many days to suffer
In plastic transference abysmal
Decadent memory
You asperse me, you see now
And everyone can know it
Body counting in my thoughts
Verification

Puking everything up and you catch a smile
Dead sound
Never heard again and gone
In my sight, can not forget

Touching face mouth encounter
Extreme view point intact
Soul sucking vacuum monster
Magnet apocalypse
I wash away
Soul sucking vacuum monster
From under the rug uncover
A final resting place

Acting in this fucked production
Jester portraying despair
Restless ennui theater
Monologue is epitaph
Just as things were looking decent
Curtain call and crook off legs
Remind me in several years
Why I gave you all a chance
Track Name: Motion of the Slug & the Mold
I'll go it alone to the slug and the mold
I'm hearing the moans, that slime caked and cold
In dark caves it drones from black hollow catacombs
Dreading what can come

Infinite distraction
Limited satisfaction

I can not escape from the slug and the mold
I'm projecting the moans, that slime caked and cold
In dark caves I can drone, from black empty catacombs
Dreading what can come

These are things that never polish proper
Rotting things are growing and now living in us
Gradual they creep up underneath the world we know
And grab you, slap, and crush your pills up
These are things that never polish proper
Rotting things are growing and now living in us
Slug, he growls and swallows up the planet
Slime appendage grabbing, pulling, crushing

Linoleum crusty
Ceramic growing blacker

Caught in the Motion of the slug and the mold
Track Name: The White Mirror
I hope that you don't mind if I call you
This is the final chance I have to save
Your name makes me feel propitiously
White stars float out of the screen and into my eyes

Take a bath with cotton candy
Eat a marshmallow or seven
I don't like religious imagery
Living in ungracious heaven
This is something so insane but nothing to be done about it
I was meant for something better
Feeding hopes for future journeys

For so long I've been a fucking joke
These words and sounds meant nothing outside
Now I see that there is more than one
Who sees why I spend my time drowning

Get back /////// what's your problem?
Don't ask, we all know that digital is just better
How did you manage to stop coming doomsdays?
I lied, but now the truth is here forever

I will not
This is not my spit

Sing along, until your throat explodes
A languished world, so melancholic
Find yourself, floating among pink smoke
And talk about the thoughts behind it all
Track Name: Rugolorf
Everything's over and nothing's coming back
And nothing's better, This life's not all we have
In glowing clouds now, spinning through the sky
The speed of light now, our worries leave us here

Don't call me, I won't pick up now
I can see our memories breathe

Just like I promised I will always love you
Everyone matters, our hate was just a lie
Not so disgusting when you're looking down
Everything makes sense up here,
With you in clouds beneath the stars.