RISE of the LAVA MEN

by Uncle Monsterface

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Uncle Monsterface, would-be superheroes/rock band/multimedia experience, set out to explore the outer reaches of their mysterious home, Dino-Skeleton Island. They sought a quest (or a bar), but instead found a cave, and fell in. When they looked up, upon the walls they saw the painted tale of the island's ancient iconic protectors, The LAVA MEN.

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released August 4, 2014

Uncle Monsterface is Marty Allen, Paradise Dan, E. Epic Swanson and Penultimate Harlan Muir

Additional Staff: Bradford Swanson (trombone), Jocelyn Mackenzie (vocals), Corn Mo (vocals), David Engelhard (saxophone, flute, clarinet), Greg Hammontree (trumpet)

Produced by Brad Swanson and Uncle Monsterface, Horn Arrangements by Harlan Muir, Engineered by Jon Altschuler and Paradise Dan, Mastered by Matt Azevedo. Recorded at Seaside Lounge and Dino-skeleton Studios.

Layout and design by E.Epic Swanson for The Fencing & Archery Printing Co. Additional Lava Men and Island illustrations by Jeremy Murphy for infeHnite Design.

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Uncle Monsterface Brooklyn, New York

Uncle Monsterface is fun, high energy nerd rock that stares you down from across the bar and dares you not to have a good time with them. They make songs about ninjas, Nintendo, D&D, lobsters, and life. Their live shows often include giant dancing monsters, notably one that shares the name with the band, and is also a sock puppet. Listen up and get down. ... more

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Track Name: Rise of the Lava Men
Rise of the Lava Men
188 BPM

[warp in from the Seven Layers of Space]
RISE UP!

[Verse 1 - Spoken]
There they were, the present-day protectors of Dino-skeleton Island
Looking for a quest… or a bar…
(burrito bar)
Instead they found a cave,
Fell in,
Looked up,
And on the walls
they saw:
the painted tales
of The Lava Men…
(It sounds like this:)

RISE UP!

[Chorus]
Rise of the Lava Men!
Here they come…
Here they come again!

RISE UP!
RISE UP!

[Verse 2]
LAVA! MEN!
Role call:
SCUBA Diver, Ninja, Zombie
Accountant
Brain Rocket Scientist!
Sports Robot, Mr. Builder
Meow Meow…
And the Rest!

RISE UP!
RISE UP!

[Chorus]
Rise of the Lava Men!
Here they come…
Here they come again!
Rise of the Lava Men!
Here they come…
Here they come…
Here we come…
again!
Track Name: The Brainrocket Scientist
Brainrocket Scientist
146 - BPM

[Verse 1]
One man claims, "It ain't rocket science!"
Another replies, "Dude, it's no surgery of the brain…"
But a tall guy, in a lab coat
through calm gritted teeth chimes in,
"Oddly it's for real, hey, that's all I'm sayin'…"

[Chorus]
He was a Brain Rocket Scientist!
Built a rocket that's not gonna miss!
Brain Rocket Scientist!
Goodbye future yeah you're gonna kiss!

[Verse 2A]
When will humans ever learn
Technology's trust, we must earn?
What was it Michael Crichton said?
Something about robots…dude! Newman is dead!

[Verse 2B]
One man claims: we will conquer science!
Build a rocket with a mind: secure our destiny!
But a cold wind, with a bad smell
on Isla Nublar chimes in,
"Oddly it's for real, hey that's all I'm sayin'…"

[Chorus]
He was a Brain Rocket Scientist!
Built a rocket that's not gonna miss!
Brain Rocket Scientist!
Goodbye future yeah you're gonna kiss!

[Bridge]
But the rocket with the brain got too smart
Enjoying studies of math and art
Came down from the sky
To hang out with my best friend
(and tell me the movie's end)


Now it's got a new target in heart
Designs on a brand new start
He's running for mayor, got a talk show
and is stealing my girlfriend

[Drum Break]
What has he done?
What has he wrought?
10-9-8-7-5-4-3-2-1

[Chorus 3]
He was a Brain Rocket Scientist!
Built a rocket that's not gonna miss!
Brain Rocket Scientist!
Goodbye future yeah you're gonna kiss!
Track Name: The Accountant
Accountant
204 -bpm

[Vocal Intro]
is there more to life than numbers…more to life than numbers...more to life than numbers…

[Chorus 1A]
The Accountant counts up things
Like buttons, trees, and rings
Sees numbers, while he flies and sings…

[Chorus 1B]
The Accountant counts up things
Like poetry and wings
Sees numbers, while he flies and sings…

[Verse 1]
1-2 red trucks on the freeway
3-4 old men on new bikes
5-6 blue shoes on a Tuesday
7-8 brown bears chasing Mike
(so many Mike!)

[Chorus 2A]
The Accountant counts up things
Like clatters bells and dings
Sees numbers, while he flies and

[Bridge]
ONE TWO THREE
FOUR FIVE SIX
SEVEN EIGHT NINE SEVEN
EIGHT NINE

[Verse 2A]
Ten: bloated vampires
Eleven: talking trees
Twelve: oversized tires
Thirteen: frozen peas

[Verse 2B]
Fourteen: days til christmas
Fifteen: fuzzy dice
Sixteen: ways you missed
Seventeen: mad ex-wives
(throwing knives!)

[Chorus 3A]
The Accountant counts up things
Like buttons, bells, and wings
Sees numbers, while he flies and…

[Outro]
Is there more to life than numbers?
NO!
Is there more to life than numbers?
NO!
He's counting on you to keep counting on him
Is there more to life than numbers?
NO!
(repeats)
Track Name: The Strongman
Strongman
176 - BPM

My arms just go like this
I am so very strong…

Ladies and gentlemen!
Under the Big Top!
A Hercules
of Adonis's
THE STRONGEST MAN ALIVE!

My arms just go like this
I am so very strong…
Track Name: Meow Meow
Meow Meow
117 - BPM

[Verse 1]
Dance around, you dear sweet kitty
prance around you look so pretty
So minute. And you are so cute

Would you like to play with String?
Of course you would, it's your favorite thing.
What would you do... if I took it from you?

[Pre-Chorus]
Now look at your face. You're so confused.
But you are... not amused.
[Chorus]
Because you're Meow Meow.
(PRECIOUS)

[Verse 2]
Precious little Kitty thoughts are
forming now like lemon drops
inside your brain. Thoughts I cannot explain.

Make me joyful, make me sad.
You scratch my leg, that made me mad
No, its ok. You thought it was just play.

Now stay still as the night.
Then Pounce with all your might.

[Chorus 2]
Because you're Meow Meow.

Because you're Meow Meow. Oh, no.
Because you're Meow Meow. Oh, no.
(PRECIOUS LITTLE KITTY KITTY CLAW THE EYES OUT PRETTY KITTY)
Because you're Meow Meow. Oh, no.

[outro]
Because You're Meow Meow.
You're My Meow.

Meow.
Track Name: The Ninja
Ninja
212 BPM

[Verse 1]
Ninjas are hiding
Creeping everywhere
Their time they are biding
Before they get you in your chair…

[Chorus]
There's a Ninja in the basement,
There''s a Ninja in the tree,
There's a Ninja behind the hedge,
and he's comin' (he's comin') for me

[Verse 2]
Perched upon a precipice
Throwing star in hand
You really cannot mess with this
Ninja, understand?
(Knife-hand! Sidekick!!)

[Chorus]
There's a Ninja in the basement,
There''s a Ninja in the tree,
There's a Ninja behind the hedge,
and he's comin' (he's comin') for me.

***
[Western - Spoken]
According to Wikipedia, the Ninja is also known as the Shinobi,
(shi-no-biiiiii…revenge of…)
Covert mercenaries from the feudal Japan.
Functions of the Ninja included, but were not limited to:
[Hits 1]
Espionage,
Sabotage,
Infiltration,
and Assassination.
(That's a lot of jobs…That's a lot of jobs…That's a lot of jobs…That's a lot of jobs…)

Like their functions,
and their origins,
precise abilities are also shrouded in mystery.
Said abilities included, but were not limited to:
[Hits 2]
Shape-shifting,
Flight,
Invisibility,
and Elemental Control!
I wanna be a Ninja!
(you're a ninja you're a you're a you're a ninja…
you're a ninja you're a you're a you're a ninja…)

Secret by design, shrouded in fear,
Two weapons they liked, two weapons I hear…

[Two Weapons]
Two weapons…Two weapons…Two weapons…Two weapons…
Two weapons…Two weapons…Two weapons…
(they were:)

KATANA! and a THROWING STAR!
KATANA! and a THROWING STAR!
Track Name: The Chef
Chef
133 - BPM

Step into my kitchen…
La cocina…
[A]
Gotta cook the beef!
Gotta cut the cheese!
(ha ha! That's a joke...)
The life of the Chef is the best!

Gotta cut your teeth!
Gotta clean the grease!
(oh no!)
The life of the Chef is a mess!

[B]
Ennui Surprise
Dab a tear from your
Dry rub
A chicken thigh
And cry…
Baby cry…

[A]
Cook the beef!
Clean the grease!

The life of the Chef is the best! It's a mess…the best…a mess it's the best it's a mess…

I AM THE CHEF!
Track Name: The Sports Robot
Sports Robot

[Verse 1]
Sports Robot, you are the best at almost all the sports.
Baseball. And other sports also.
Don't be sad.
You gotta go!

[Verse 2]
Sports Robot, your creator, Dr. Maximum,
Made you the best at almost everything!
Running and catching are a cinch for you!
Don't be sad!
You gotta go!

[Bridge]
Go. Go Sports Robot. Go.
Go Sports Robot. Go.

[Chorus]
Go! Go Sports Robot! Go!
Go Sports Robot! Go!

Go! Go Sports Robot! Go!
Go Sports Robot! Go!

RIDE ALL THE WAVES AT ONCE!
Track Name: The S.C.U.B.A. Diver
S.C.U.B.A. Diver
180/207/180 BPM

[Verse 1}
Scuba Diver
Go deep down
Underwater
Seek your undersea crown

You will grow
Clam-shell hands
Teach the sea-folk
To understand
(the people of the land)

[Verse 2]
Diving deeper
Your mind explodes
Darkest water slips
In-out your nose

You will grow
Shark-sharp teeth
Teach the land-folk
Of the reef
(the people down beneath)


[Bridge]
Self-Contained
Under-Water
Breathing
Apparatus

selfcontainedunderwaterbreathingapparatus
selfcontainedunderwaterbreathingapparatus
selfcontainedunderwaterbreathingapparatus
selfcontainedunderwater
BREATHE

DIVE DEEP!
DIVE DEEP!
DIVE DEEP!

[Verse 3]
In roaring darkness
A thing was hid…
Dude you gotta fight
The Giant Squid

[Outro]
GIANT SQUID!

Fight!
The Giant Squid!
Become!
The Giant Squid!
and Fight!
The Giant Squid!
Become!
The Giant Squid!

[Verse 3]
Scuba Diver
You dove deep down
Some say you live as King
Some say you drowned
Track Name: The Magician Detective
Magician Detective
146 - BPM

Magician…
Detective…

I CAN SEE THROUGH WALLS!
Track Name: The Zombie
Zombie
155 - BPM

[Verse 1]
It's the day before tomorrow
and everything's all destroyed
robbing comfort from your sorrow
that lumbering mailman is more than annoyed.

He wants your brains!
It's gonna rain!
Delicious brains…

[Chorus]
Zombie Escape Plan!
Gotta get outta here right now!
Zombie Escape Plan!
Who you gonna rescue, how?
Zombie Escape Plan!
Gotta get outta here right now!
Gotta get to some higher ground!

[Verse 2]
We will gather the survivors
In a well-protected zone
Amass a pile of canned goods
And weaponry
Raise a platform
Build a moat around it
And call this new place: HOME.
Apocalypse-zombie-mayor, Thy name is me!

[Chorus 2]
Zombie Escape Plan!
Gotta get outta here right now!
Zombie Escape Plan!
Who you gonna rescue, how?
Zombie Escape Plan!
Gotta get outta here right now!
Gotta get to some higher ground!

[Bridge]
But alas he was compelled
To see from the other side
He stepped forth into the night
Ham in hand
"You're not safe!"
said the zombie
It's far too late to hide
A taste for brains soon he would understand…

He thought,
"Brains…I'll want to eat your brains…I'll want to eat your brains...
Brains…I want to eat your brains! I want to eat your brains!"

[Chorus 3]
Zombie Escape Plan!
Get away from me right now!
Zombie Escape Plan!
I want to eat your brains!
Zombie Escape Plan!
Get away from me right now!
Zombie Escape Plan!
I want to eat your brains!

[Chorus 4]
I want to eat your brains right now…eat your brains, wow…hands face and feet…wow!

[Chorus 5]
Zombie Escape Plan!
Gotta get outta here right now!
Zombie Escape Plan!
Who you gonna rescue now?
Track Name: The Cowboy
Cowboy
124 - BPM

[Verse 1]
Some folks say that I'm a son of a gun
Others say son of a cow
Friend I'll tell ya, somehow both things are true, but
Nobody knows how…

[Chorus]
I'm a cowboy!
A boy made out of cows!
A cowboy!
Nobody knows how

[Bridge]
But it makes the ladies say:
Moooooo-ooo. Moo -oo-oo-oo
And buckaroos go:
Moooooo-ooo. Moo -oo-oo-oo

[Chorus]
I'm a cowboy!
A boy made out of cows!
A cowboy!
Nobody knows how

Mooooooooooo
Track Name: The Taker
The Taker
170/198/224/298 - BPM

[Intro]
Can I have your carrot please?
I want it will you give it to me?
Can I have your headband, too?
I want it and I'll take it from you.
Can I have your new car please?
I want it will you give it to me?
Can I have your Grandma now?
I want her and I'll take her somehow.

[Verse]
I want
To take
All of your stuff
You can't tell me enough is enough
(Enough is enough!)
I want
To take
All of your stuff
You can't tell me enough is enough
(Enough is enough!)

[Pre-Chorus]
Take it take it take it take it somehow yes
Take it take it take it take it somehow yes
Take it take it take it take it somehow yes
Take it take it take it take it somehow yes

[Chorus 1]
I want
To take
Cuz I'm The Taker of things
You know because of the words I say
I am here to take all of your stuff
Telling you that enough is never enough

[Break Down]
Take it take it take it take it somehow yes
Take it take it take it take it somehow yes

[Hits]
Take…take and take…take and take…take and take…

[Disco Break]
Can I have your friendship please?
I want it will you give it to me?
Can I have your loyalty now?
I want it and I'll take it somehow.
Can I have your sense of self?
I want it above all else.
Can I have your everything now?
I want it and I'll take it somehow.

Can I have your carrot please!?!
I want it will you give it to me!?!
Can I have your headband, too!?!
I want it and I'll take it from you!

I want
To take

[solo]
[Chorus Outro]
Cuz I'm The Taker of things
You know because of the words I sing…

I want, to take: cuz I'm The Taker.
I want, to take: cuz I'm The Taker.
I want, to take: cuz I'm The Taker.
I want, to take: cuz it is my nature.

I want
Track Name: The Builder
Builder
162/142 - BPM

[Verse 1]
It's not the wall
But the space between
Hand over fist
As we hoist the beam

All that we build will fall
And that's alright
After all: we fall.

[Bridge]
Stone by stone
Hammer and nail
By stone by stone by stone

[Chorus]
We build them up
To tear them down
We build them up
And tear them down again
Stone by stone
We build it up…
And tear it down again…

[Outro]
HAMMER AND NAIL!
HAMMER AND NAIL!
HAMMER AND NAIL!
HAMMER AND NAIL!

(all will fall)
Track Name: The Spaceman
Spaceman
207 - BPM

[Verse]
Last seen in Australia
Outback beyond
You went up above us
And now you are gone

Broke through atmo
Went past the sun
We can no longer see you
Are you lost, did you run?

[Chorus]
We miss you Spaceman
Fifteen degrees
Extend to us your hand
A map you will see
Your orbit has tilted
No trajectory
Won't break through the atmo
Won't crash to the sea

[Chorus 2]
Come home to us Spaceman
We've somewhere to land

Come home to us Spaceman!
Come home to us Spaceman!
Come home to us Spaceman!
Come home to us Spaceman!

We miss you Spaceman!
We miss you Spaceman!
We miss you Spaceman!
We miss you Spaceman!