Cat Hospital

by 10,000 Lakes

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about

It had been a couple years since I recorded a new 10,000 Lakes album. Other side projects and recorded jams were going on, but nothing in this style. I had gotten married and gone through other life experiences, and decided it was time to make another full album. This time, I wanted to capture the more rockin' feel of Exercise Fever, but keep the surreal flavor of the other two albums.

credits

released November 2, 1999

M.C. Paperclip - vocals, keyboards, guitars, etc.

Recorded at Cat Tail Sound System, Rockwall, TX.
Tracks 1, 4, and 8 recorded May 1999, the rest of 'em, October 1999.

Thanks to everyone for keeping mashed potatoes popular throughout the '90s! Let's trade some frisbees ok?

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10,000 Lakes Texas

10,000 Lakes began in 1993, as a solo project using a Casio SA-7, a combination of acoustic and electric guitar, and completely random lyrics recorded onto a tape recorder. The style has mostly stayed the same, except for a change in keyboard to a CA-110, and pro mic's and a mixer. Chopstick shoes. My belt buckle rented someone else's cupcake remedy. ... more

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Track Name: Insurance
There is a picture of
A woman named Anita
And a guy named Don.
Innocent, and a vitamin.
Word Perfect, perfect words.
I'm a frosted original Camaro.
Warnings against microphone stands.
Look, it is a rollercoaster for only $4.99.
Why are you trying to buy that
Elephant shaped Fantastik bottle?
I am a lava lamp,
And I got a jewelry box
Next to the hairbrush.
It is reserved for my music video.
Hey! Call us.
We got your lowest down payment
on a candy bar.
Orange headphones on a stick
In the middle of July
In a parking space!
Man, you shouldn't be fishin'
From a boat like that.
Ooh, a new set of dishes
For purposes of
Track Name: Atlanta
Casper was a friendly motorcycle,
And I have an apartment.
26 pictures on the walls.
Do you have a place where I can plug my breakfast in
To let it charge up?
I'm singin' a song about America!
I'm singin' a song about keyboards.
I'm singin' a song about t-shirts.
How many days are you taking a quiz?
Will you light up
That plastic cup?
Putting a sticker on your automobile,
Putting a sticker in your hat.
Get that hamburger out of your hair!
Get that hamburger out of your hair!
Get that hamburger out of your hair!
I'm running out of large books,
And I'm running out of definitions for my homework,
And I'm running out of sunglasses,
And I'm running out of yearbooks.
I'm just another doorbell
Out on the street
Buying slices of pizza for everyone that I meet.
Oh no!
What are you trying to say?
Do you think this album is great?
Or is it just gray?
Or is it orange?
Or is it like a video game
That you play?
Can you install this software?
Guess what I bought last week?
I bought a magician in an aerosol can!
Just spray a little bit and you'll see what happens.
You will calculate numbers just like that,
And you will eat toast all day long.
And you will play new games,
About eating bagels.
Track Name: Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs
A melted candy bar,
A folded orange towel,
I can't untie my hat.
Let's throw some bread at Bill.
The Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas killer bees.
Let me air up your tires
I want to air up your tires
And prevent some forest fires.
Cold milk and cowboy hats.
I want to sing a song
About a football team in red.
They have a radio,
And it sounds like cookie dough.
Oh, wo-e-oh.
The Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs
Mashed potato.
The Kansas mini-wheats.
Track Name: Dallas N. Tollway
I was drivin along
And I seen a sign.
It had this guy's name on it.
Looks like they named a road after him.
Dallas North Tollway was his name,
Don't know who he was,
Don't know where he came from.
But that's a weird name to give to your kid.
Was he some kind of famous gardener?
Was he some kind of weird bricklayer
With orange juice strands in his yard?
Was he a shopper in the great convenience store
In the middle of the revolution last Thursday?
What could it mean?
Should we go outside and play football?
Double sided tape!
I forgot to plug in
The fence.
I don't have to play checkers Thursday afternoon,
Because I have a brand new
Potato-shavingsmobile.
I put an ice cube in
The file cabinet last Thursday.
Cat with a mohawk.
A farm and a chicken.
My microphone got mad at me
Because I drove on the road
Named after Mr. Tollway.
Videotape!
Track Name: Tablecloth
Chowder, communist chowder.
Shampoo city, staring is caring.
There is an ice cream revolution inside my notebook.
Hey did you know that my VCR got its own apartment?
Pair of scissors in a rodeo steak.
I got me a salad bar.
Hey look, it's cheese lake.
Donut donut donut donut.
Donut City's road department is not repairing a golf ball correctly.
Now ain't that somethin'?
99 cent seatbelt sale!
99 cent seatbelt sale!
99 cent seatbelt sale!
My best friend's cat joined the Marines!
He never knew what to do
Because he could not operate a lawnmower!
Picture of a-
You know what would a cat do if it got mad?
Track Name: Mambo #4
Goin' to the grocery store
And smokin' cigars and playing Yahtzee
At the basketball court.
Did you know that Santana has a new song out?
And it's called Hairbrush.
Flotation device.
Little bit of cheesecake makes me smile.
Little bit of soda cleans the tile.
Little bit of Microsoft plays the drums.
Little bit of you makes me eat plums.
OK, that's gonna be enough rhyming for me today.
Can you pick up a new radio station and put it in the closet?
Listen all of y'all it's cardboard box.
Listen all of y'all it's cardboard box.
Years of service,
Milky cereal box.
Toenail, toenail, toenail.
4-piece tool set.
One too many shower curtains.
Hey! That saddle belongs to the police!
Mambo #4!
Please stand by, we are having technical difficulties.
Thank you for standing by.
Peanut butter.
Aaaagh!
Mambo #4!
Man, it's so hot in here, my guitar's sweating.
Mambo #4 ½, and 3 quarters and 2 nickels and a dime and 18 pennies.
Track Name: The Soup Factor
I went to the airport,
I went to the theater.
Showed up at the arcade,
Bought a football ticket.
Picked up a nickel,
Picked up a nickel,
Picked up a nickel.
Chewed on some bubble gum.
Gave Elvis a ride.
He gave me gas money.
I went to the airport,
Took an Excel test.
Bought some cheap soda,
Cleaned out my truck.
I sang about chickens,
And I ate some sandwiches,
Put on some shoes,
And played basketball with chairs.
I went to the airport,
I went to the airport,
I went to the airport,
I went to the airport.
I went to the airport,
I turned out some lights,
I melted lots of cheese.
I walked an invisible dog.
French onion dip.
I went to somewhere other than the airport.
And I went to somewhere other than the airport.
Videotape. Kitchen sink, kitchen sink, kitchen sink.
Track Name: Dennis The Phantom Menace
I put a carrot in your gas tank,
I put cauliflower in you car.
I put the cheddar cheese on top of your guitar.
I had a nightly news report.
Sent it to your dog
And he took my mom to court.
My mom won the case because
The peanut butter sandwich said
"I've got a vitamin container underneath the bed."
Oh, went to go see a movie last night.
Thought it would be junky,
But it turned out alright.
It was about a kid in space
And a bunch of weird aliens.
It was one of them stories
That was good vs. evil
Even when evil is sticking out in the good character.
You just slap the good character around a little bit.
And that's what makes the movie funny.
Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah.
I don't like Atari.
Oh, toy store in a cereal box.
So this movie was great and all,
A little boy who turned out to be
Some kind of crazy hero.
Defeating a crazy old man
Who didn't know how to have fun.
He used the force as they call it.
Star Wars: Episode 101.
Dennis the Phantom Menace.
Well, later I told my doritos to mow the yard and they didn't.
So I stuck em in the microwave for an hour and a half.
I went to prom wearing a pair of bowling shoes.
There was an evil lava lamp.
Poster of a light bulb
Fighting, fighting with a pair of workboots.
Man, this song is way too serious.
Barking at a vacuum cleaner.
Barking at the yellow pages.
Track Name: Cat Hospital
I was walkin' along
And I didn't know where I was going.
I don't think that I was listening to the radio.
I was on my way to work one day.
Ergonomic stapler.
This song isn't about anything,
But you probably knew that.
This song is about everything.
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital.
I'm going to space next week
So I can have a place and get me a good job
Living on the moon!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
This song is about a lot of things
That don't mean anything
But they mean everything that they mean
So what does that mean?
Diet Pepsi.
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Are you crying yet?
Are you laughing yet?
Do you know what a headlight is
On Friday night?
Do you understand it?
Can you get a groove to it?
A MiniDisc is not what I'm recording on.
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Don't know what I'm doing on the 18th.
Sunflower seeds.
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Cat Hospital, woo-oo-hoo!
Don't you know it,
I can't sing.
Track Name: Sofa
Breakfast item.
I made a trip down Beltline Road.
And it was really crazy.
Cuz there was a lot of water fountains.
Didn't know what to do
When it got dark.
I thought I needed to fill up my truck
With unleaded carrot juice.
What are you supposed to do
When you are confronted by a stop sign?
I fell in love about 5 years ago
To a beautiful redhead girl.
We're still together today.
Been married for 2 years.
And in that time,
We've made a lot of
Chicken nuggets with ranch dip.
And played Mario Bros. Type games
For long periods of time.
And we also have a lot of pictures in frames
And she cooks the greatest spaghetti.
And we like to do crazy things
Like make prank calls to world leaders.
One time we got on this jumbo jet
And we thought we couldn't get out
When the plane landed.
Man it sure was funny
When we were asking the stewardess
All these trivia questions.
Step off homeboy,
Step off homeboy,
'cuz I'm gonna check your radiator.
Step off homeboy,
Step off homeboy,
And remember that cauliflower
Is your best friend.
Only when you want it to be
Cauliflower.
Hairspray sandwich.
Track Name: Boxing Match
Mashed potatoes
The hat is green
I never met a citrus soda
That I didn't like
There was a pair
Of house shoes
That tried to talk to me
Every day
They always had problems
With algebra
Vacuum the ceiling fan
Hey look at that
Corporate chili dog
Take Sudafed
Yeah
Instruction manual
There was a parking lot
That I found a hat in
And I made the biscuits
What in the world is that
On your shoe
Is it some strange painting
Track Name: No Room For A Bonus Track
Oh no!
There's no room for a bonus track.
Oh it's so sad.
It's so sad.
Ain't got no room for a bonus track.
Oh
One calorie sodas.
One calorie colas.
Oh no!
Diet doritos, what's this world comin' to?
Oh my goodness
A helicopter, and a banana peel, and somethin' else.
Throwin' a stopsign at your pet dog,
And it was a rottweiler.
Oh there's no room for a bonus track.
I'm so sad.
No room for a bonus track.
I'm so sad!
OK, I'm outta tape.