Fish Drive Edsels

by Petunia-Liebling MacPumpkin

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about

Petunia-Liebling MacPumpkin's debut album resides at the corner of childlike wonder and eerie electronic minimalism, like a dark shop window through which a mysterious gleam suddenly emerges...prompting you closer, and closer still, to determine its origin.

Her influences are evident, but on songs like the simultaneously touching and disquieting 'Lonely Lady' and the album's centerpiece, 'Veggie Medley' (which clocks in at an impressive nine minutes), Petunia brings a whole new dimension to the genre of experimental music.

The cumulative impression left by "Fish Drive Edsels" is a profound one, with hints of tales yet untold. (Be sure to watch the videos that accompany these songs, too: they're fantastic.)

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released April 22, 2012

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Track Name: Carnival (Introductions Aside)
Everyone loved the carnival
Everyone loved its sights and sounds
Everyone loved the carnival
And went to the carnival grounds

The carnival's here and nobody cares
No one is interested in what it shares
Sawdust is blowing away
The carnival's not here to stay

The carnival's gone, and what folks don't know, is that they're still having their show
Far, far away; traveling through night and traveling through day
This is Ms. Petunia-Liebling MacPumpkin
I'm speaking to you in all honesty and naiveté
I'm a ghost and a concept from the past
I escaped into the present to tell you my stories
I do hope you enjoy them
When they are all gone, I will be as well
Telling them far, far away; traveling through night, and traveling through day

Everyone loved the carnival
Everyone loved its sights and sounds
Everyone loved the carnival,
And went to the carnival grounds
Track Name: Lonely Lady
The lady clutched in her hand a blue glass crystal ball
The outside world she'd never see—inside her mind she'd crawl

She never saw another soul except the deformed hand
He'd gaze into her innocent eyes and tell her of the land

Then one day a visitor came, a raven bird on wing
Whose songs of sheer insanity to her he'd always sing

"Little raven bird, little raven bird,
Why don't you please come and sing me a song?
I have no one to talk to besides the deformed hand
Who just tells me of the land.
I need some company, oh please!
Why don't you stay with me?!
Why don't you stay with me?!
Why don't you stay with me?!
Why don't you stay with me?!"
Track Name: Aquatic Plumbing
A pig upon a platter
A catcher in the rye
A truth telling deceiver that says he doesn't lie
A circle in the window
A green glow in the sky
A helper in the cabin who doesn't even try

The threads inside the sweater were growing even wetter
Compared to glass reflections they segmented the sections to the everlasting why

At night when I go to sleep I just can't close my eyes,
For I think the Bedazzler is climbing up the sides
The Bedazzler can appear in any shape or form
He usually comes at night when there's a storm

The covers are over my head and I know that if I lift them up he'll be standing there
I don't know what to do, I guess I'll close my eyes
I really hope the Bedazzler dies!
Track Name: Green Glow
Follow the Green Glow far away
Follow the Green Glow, watch it play
Follow the Green Glow, and hear it say:

"The candles are glowing—glowing green
Fire on the Alpine hills give off a yellow gleam"

Follow the Green Glow far away
Follow the Green Glow, watch it play
Follow the Green Glow, and hear it say:

"What would you do if I left you here?
Don't cry, don't cry, all you need is fear
Fear is strong and oh so dear

What would you do if I left you here?
Don't cry, don't cry, all you need is fear
Fear is strong and oh so dear
Strong and oh so dear
Strong and oh so dear"
Track Name: Frozen Fish
Hey, could I get a fish?
Yes, yes, the frozen fish
Thank you
Thanks

As you lie in a tank, I look at your paralyzed eyes
I often wonder how frozen you look,
And how your death must have been a surprise

You're a dead frozen fish—you're a dead frozen fish
You're a dead frozen fish—you're a dead frozen fish
Yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi
You're a dead, dead, dead, dead frozen fish

I buy you with some money that my grandmother gave to me
I send you away in a friendly way
In the May, in the May, yes in the May

You're a dead frozen fish—you're a dead frozen fish
You're a dead frozen fish—you're a dead frozen fish
Yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi yi
You're a dead, dead, dead, dead frozen fish

I wrap you up in some styrofoam that I saved from a vegetable pack
You're a dead frozen fish, and I do hope and wish
That you'd take me far away—so far away
Track Name: Houseplants
"Help, help, help! I'm drowning, I am
Drowning in a pile of quicksand"

Gushing liquid nation, they lived underneath the sea
They lived underwater where the jellyfish do flee
Fling the ketchup on the ceiling where they always watch
Don't you ever let the house plants get between us

Wake up all the house plants
Wake them in the noon
Wake up all the house plants
But never too soon—never too soon
Wake up all the house plants
Wake them in the noon
Wake up all the house plants
But never too soon
No, no, never too soon
No, no, never too soon

Living in my attic was a frozen octopus
Eating all the house plants while the dormouse ate not much
Woodwork in the attic was transparent, but not too clear,
And all of the house plants would never stand in fear

Wake up all the house plants
Wake them in the noon
Wake up all the house plants
But never too soon—never too soon
Wake up all the house plants
Wake them in the noon
Wake up all the house plants
But never too soon—never too soon
No, no, never too soon

Undermation of the hourglass is not a merry tune
Wake up all the house plants but never too soon
Undermation of the hourglass is not a merry tune
Wake up all the house plants but never too soon
No, never too soon
Track Name: Autumn Leaves
Autumn leaves were blowing softly as the sky was falling down
Autumn leaves were blowing softly as the sky was falling down
Autumn leaves were blowing softly as the sky was falling down

The autumn is my friend
It's time for autumn to begin,
And blow away all summer's sin
Like wiping rust away from tin

Never understood the coming, going of the spring
I never understood the reason why it trouble bring
The redwing birds would fly around and always eat the worms
The worms would sing a little song that kept all dead things warm

The sweat dripped down off the redwood
I said I would wipe away its tears if only I could
It brought back memories of blowing curtains in the night
Which was dark, the sun was bright
Never again to see the light

Half a loaf of bread is better than none,
Thinking on what you have done
Sycamore's fragments catch wilted flowers
Wilted away from the sun

"Which surely states that spring has begun
The stars have seen it all"

Cause the night has never seen the light
Cream pies are thrown on the peasants who sit on the ivory throne
They have promoted the facelessness,
The facelessness that's grown
Circular motions wash away the rain
The old man had surely gone insane

Silky cream with paper cuts
Run through the door before it shuts,
Or you'll be thrown in burning huts
Cause the night has never seen the light,
The stars have seen it all
Why the ground is there, do not despair,
It's there to break your fall
Just because you don't believe in what you've saw,
Or what you've seen
It truly doesn't mean the earth will stop revolving,
And turn all brown grass green
The night winds blows through your soul and animate your body
A thousand souls weep through the wind and cry for the leaves to flow
It blows the fallen leaves around, as it blows a human soul abound
Then there are those the wind leaves indifferent
They don't feel its life, nor its piercing knife
These such are numb to their surroundings
They know not what they could, and I doubt ever would
Share souls with the night autumn wind

Autumn leaves were blowing softly as the sky was falling down
Autumn leaves were blowing softly as the sky went down
Track Name: Bagboy Cowboy
I saw him (I saw him)
I saw him (I saw him—at the grocery store)
Implore him (implore him)
implore him (implore him—I see him now no more)

A ponytail in back
He‘d pack my grocery sack
His left eye blue, his right eye green
I saw him eat a lima bean
He knows about the fish that did not have a dish,
That I sent very far away
Well, he was in the store that day

I saw him (I saw him)
I saw him (I saw him—at the grocery store)
Implore him (implore him)
implore him (implore him—I see him now no more)

“I used to be a cowboy!
I had cattle and I used to live out on the range, out west I did,
When I was a cowboy. I was a cowboy!”

But now he’s left the store
And he is there no more

“I used to be a cowboy!“
Track Name: Picked Fences
"Cream colored apples growin’ on the vine"
Said the lizard to the magpie that did dine
On the cream colored tree, that was next to me
I could see the sun comin’ up on out of the ground
And I was lookin’ at the sun which was skyward bound

Picked fences held the damns in
Picked fences locked us out
Picked fences kept them away
Picked fences made us shout
Picked fences never stopped us
Picked fences held us back
Picked fences would make peace,
But then they would attack

I see a squirrel on a Sycamore tree,
And I think that he's awaitin’ for me
I see a squirrel on a Sycamore tree,
And I think that he's awaitin’ for me.

Walkin’ down a mirror road, I came upon a flea
He told me of his troubles, and how he killed a tree
Next to me I could see the moon comin’ up on out of the ground,
And I was looking at the moon, which was skyward bound

Picked fences held the damns in
Picked fences locked us out
Picked fences kept them away
Picked fences made us shout
Picked fences never stopped us
Picked fences held us back
Picked fences would make peace,
But then they would attack
Track Name: Rose (Flowers Garden)
Do you remember how it used to be?
It was you and me, and the other three
We’d take the dollies, take the dollies, and sit them up in rows
We‘d plant the seeds, and watch how they would grow
We used to pick the flowers up, and spin all around
Our dresses went up like buttercups in the snow
The bumblebees and butterflies would sing us little songs,
But when they stopped singing them, the flowers started to die,
And all the bees and butterflies would cry
And all that time you never knew,
And always wondered why

The flowers once had a garden
Charisma brought the visitors
The flowers planted the visitors in the ground
Track Name: Veggie Medley
Part I—Eat Your Veggies

You need to eat your vegetables
(Eat them now! Eat them now!)
I want you to clean your plate
(Eat them all! Eat them all!)
The dog doesn’t need your vegetables
(Slipping food to the dog! Slipping food to the dog!)
I know that when you put it in your mouth, you place it in a tissue,
And if you think I know, you try and change the issue!

Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!
(Eat them now! Eat them now!)
Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!
(Eat them now! Eat them now!)

You are growing and you need your veggies
(Eat them now! Eat them now!)
If you think that I’ll just forget
(You are so wrong! You are so wrong!)
You’re gonna’ have to eat them sooner or later
(Now or then! Now or then!)
If you don’t eat them hot, you’re going to eat them cold
If you don’t eat them new, you’re going to eat them old

Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!
(Eat them now! Eat them now!)
Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!
(Eat them now! Eat them now!)

Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!
Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!


Part II—Vegetable Serenade

Thank you

I’m sorry that I left you in the science lab
Did they do experiments on you?
They turned you into a vegetable
Your roots are growing, your chlorophyll is showing
I’m so sorry that I left you on the garden gate,
Where you now sit and vegetate
You are now not human, now not normal, you’re a veggie on my plate
Now I’m eating your left side, for your right side I already ate!
I put you in the blender, I put you in the grate, I even put you in a jug of V8!
You did not come from outer space, but I dip you in my cheese
You make my guests smile, and say,
“May I have some more please?”

So I sing to you a vegetable serenade!
So I sing to you a vegetable serenade!
So I sing to you a vegetable serenade!


Part III—Vegetable Junkie

There once was a human, who had a vegetable garden,
And when he sprayed with toxic waste, all the vegetables would harden

Pick all the vegetables up
Stir them in a cup
Make some vegetable stew
That will really make him drool

A broccoli and a squash were the human’s friends
He studied the vegetable language, and learned all the vegetable trends

Oh cauliflower, brussel sprouts—I eat them while I’m in or out
Oh cabbage, lettuce and carrots—I feed them to my parrots
Oh broccoli, celery, turnips—I medicate them to burn-ups
Asparagus, eggplants, and peas—They’re good for making teas
Lima beans, string beans, and baked beans—You’ve got to get what I means
Please don’t give me the meats, I’d rather be eating me beets
(Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!)

Oh help me, help me, help me, I think I’m a vegetable junkie!

Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!
Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!

So I sing to you a vegetable serenade!
So I sing to you a vegetable serenade!


Part IV—Lima Bean

A lima bean was on my plate, and a rotten date
I like lima beans—vegetables can talk inside of high-pitched voices
They make their own choices
They have veins and skin, but not blood within

Just paste—the kind you eat in kindergarten
Just paste—but green, not white, like kindergarten

Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!

Just paste—the kind you eat in kindergarten
Just paste—but green, not white, like kindergarten

Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!
Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!
Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!
Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!

I push aside the date, and attempt to communicate with the lima bean
Vegetables can talk, but I just realized something,
This vegetable is dead, now nothing can be said
I’ll just have to eat my food, and strip the vegetable nude

And eat paste—the kind you eat in kindergarten
Paste—but green, not white, like kindergarten
Green not white like kindergarten!

Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!
(Eat them now! Eat them now!)
Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!
(Eat them now! Eat them now!)
Please eat your veggies! Please eat your veggies!
(Eat them now! Eat them now!)

So I sing to you a vegetable serenade!
So I sing to you a vegetable serenade!
Track Name: Fish Drive Edsels
Fish drive Edsels, yes fish drive Edsels,
Fish drive Edsels, yes fish drive Edsels, yes
Fish drive Edsels, yes fish drive Edsels, yes

Driving an Edsel, a fish I did see
Running from a saucer, a fish did flee
A blue-green Edsel a fish was driving,
And from a saucer the fish was thriving

Fish drive Edsels, yes fish drive Edsels,
Fish drive Edsels, yes fish drive Edsels, yes,
Fish drive Edsels, yes fish drive Edsels, yes,
Fish drive Edsels, yes fish drive Edsels,
Fish drive Edsels, yes fish drive Edsels, yes,
Fish drive Edsels, yes fish drive Edsels, yes

Run, run, run from the saucer man
Flee, flee, flee from the saucer man
Hide, hide, hide from the saucer man
Flee!

Run, run, run from the saucer man
Flee, flee, flee from the saucer man
Hide, hide, hide from the saucer man
Flee!

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