Squatch: An Odyssey In Space and Time

by Quartjar

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Created and performed by Quartjar, which is:
Randall Brown — lead and backing vocals, guitar, AniMoog
Malcolm Norman — bass, backing vocals
Tory Flenniken — drums, percussion, radio voices

Additional percussion, backing vocals, and Bebot by John Baker.

Lyrics by Randall, except: Malcolm & Randall wrote the chorus to “Taming the Kraken,” plus the lyrics to “Bring James Down” (based on a story told by Tory). Tory wrote the lyrics to “Tied to the Nines.” Becky Napier-Brown wrote an important line in “Are We There Yet?”

Primary songs were recorded and mixed by John Baker and Gray Comer 2014-2017 at The Arbor Studio, Knoxville, Tennessee. WQJR radio breaks were performed, recorded, and mixed 2017 by Tory at PirateRadio13 Studio. Radio break instrumentals recorded and mixed 2016-2017 by Randall at The Quartjar Secret Lair. This album was mastered by Jim Rogers.

Cover artwork by Andrew Pawley, www.galaxafreaks.com.

Endless thanks to our families, friends, and fans.
Copyright 2017 Moot Point Recording Company

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released April 4, 2017

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Track Name: Squatch Overture
Squatch thinks out of the box,
his head is in the trees.
When he's got to rock,
he lifts with his knees.

And he's got to, yes he's got to rock.

Squatch shakes his moneymaker,
yeah, he shakes it good.
Squatch is a heartbreaker;
you better knock, knock on wood.

And he wants you where he's got you,
And he wants you ...

Oooo oooo oooo, etc.

Squatch knows a thing or two
About a thing or two.
Squatch is skeptical,
Not sure if he believes in you.

And he wants you where he's got you,
And he wants you to want some Squatch, too.

Yeah, he wants you where he's got you,
And he wants you to want some.
Track Name: Taming the Kraken
Ships are safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.
You won't find your true love, til you walk out that door
Set sail for the new world
Hoist the jib and weigh anchor
Think about sea-going metaphors
And leave harbor

Lately I've been occupied
By some mental octopi
Truth be told, I'm at sea
Channeling the beast in me

Can't be what I need to be
Being what I used to be
Can't learn secret mysteries
Til I learn to set it free

Chorus:
Waves, crashing down, crashing down over me
Taming the Kraken, let the Kraken carry me

Will not let it drag me under
Know that I will bring the thunder
The ocean will not be my death
The beast and I will share a breath

Chorus twice
Track Name: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
We decided to leave the planet
It seemed like a good idea at the time
We left right after breakfast
We wanted to be first in line

Away we flew beyond the blue
Across the starry sea
At full horses, we set our courses
For Kepler 22-B
Track Name: Bring James Down
Papa, what you got in that bag?
Something bad to make you feel good?
Breaking out in a cold sweat
Gettin' up like we know you could

Malcolm wants you to know it's not a lark
In a minute we're gonna go to F-sharp
Another thing about this composition
Gotta calm down James' disposition

Papa, what you got in that bag?
Something good to make you feel bad?
Breaking out in a cold sweat
Wha-hooooow!

Anybody know where we can get James some weed?
He's flyin' out the window on that PCP!
I wouldn't want this to get around
We're gonna have to bring James down
Track Name: Baby, Why Are you Standing Way Over There?
Baby
Baby
Baby
Baby
Baby

Baby, why are you standing way over there?

Middle-aged crazy
Kinda bored and lazy
The outlook is hazy
But the signs point to yes

So, baby, why are you standing way over there?
Track Name: Tied to the Nines
Seems to me you've come undone
Held together now with Band-aids and bubblegum
Thoughts of what's right becomes what's wrong
And all the baggage you carry along

Tied to the nines, a damsel in distress
I hate to say it, but you brought it on yourself, I guess
Seems to me, you've come unglued
Band-aids ripped off, bubblegum's chewed

No thoughts are right, and what can be wrong?
The baggage you carry still isn't gone
Tied to the nines, a damsel in distress
I hate to say it, but you brought it on yourself, I guess
Track Name: Take a Load Off
Take a load off
Take a load off

Take a load off my mind
Take a load off my back
If I don't get it off soon
I'm gonna crack

Take a load off
Take a load off
Take a looooooad off

Take a load off
Take a load off

Take a load off my back
Take a load off my mind
If I don't get it off soon
I'm gonna step outta line

Take a load off
Take a load off
Take a looooooad off

Well, alright.

Take a load off
Take a load off

Take a load off my mind
Take a load off my back
If I don't get it off soon
I'm gonna crack

Take a load off
Take a load off
Take a looooooad off
Track Name: All Rights and Privileges
Up before the sun
Full-time all day long
Some-something for everyone
Maintain, kind & strong

Know your rights and check your privilege
Know your rights and check your privilege

Knowledge and experience
Of your mind and history
Everybody far and near
Got their own sweet mystery

Know your rights and check your privilege
Know your rights and check your privilege

Brothers and sisters, I'm thinking of
Across the universe with peace & love
Everybody meets that old push & shove
We need those things that will lift us up

And I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you

In this together now
Might as well be friends
In this together always
Kick the bricks and do it again

Know your rights and check your privilege
Know your rights and check your privilege
Track Name: Are We There Yet?
Coming fast out of the black
All our past is at our back
Hope the landing gear is intact
Sometimes the science isn't exact

On approach to a brand new planet
Hope the virgin terra can stand it
Ill or well, our past is spent
Our path is straight, our minds are bent

Chorus:
Are we there yet?
We are ...
Are we there Yet?
... arriving!

We are the sasquatch
We are the Kraken
We are the yeti
We are the aliens now

We are the hoodoo
We are Nessie
We are the lights in the sky
We are the aliens now

We left Earth so long ago
Now the future is right below
Many light years we have roamed
Now we're coming home

--Chorus--

We are the Sasquatch
We are the Kraken
We are the Yeti
We are the aliens now

We are the hoodoo
We are Nessie
We are the lights in the sky
We are the aliens now
(repeat)
--Chorus--