Connected Through Corals

by Brother Octopus

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“Connected Through Corals” is the fourth studio release by Brother Octopus which contains twelve fully produced tracks. The album is unique, they have collaborated with a different artist featured on each track. Artists such as The Skips, White Lightning, Two Bears North, Sirens & Shelter (UK), Uncle Outrage, Ego The Jackal, A Gentleman’s Pact, Georgia Sound, Hidden Cabins (USA), Jake Ian, Dunna and KickupaFuss. Each track brings something noteworthy to the listener. “Connected Through Corals” contains featured vocalists but also talented instrumentalists such as Louis Bouchier (Marystown) and many more.

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released May 13, 2016

Artwork by Scott Steele
Logo by Art Szabo
Mastered by Stew Kirkwood

Thank you our sponsors: Barsnbands, Pixel Blue College, LED Pros, Good Idea Promotions, Random Path Media, Cyberoptix and Sound of YEG.

Additional funding provided by Edmonton Arts Council and City of Edmonton.

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Brother Octopus Edmonton, Alberta

Brother Octopus isn't your typical cephalopod, he sometimes has the ability to take a human form and create musical compositions. Originally from the Pacific Ocean, Brother Octopus has assembled a team in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. The band consists of Golden Boy, Sea Bass, Little Guppy, New Guy and of course, Brother Octopus himself. ... more

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Track Name: Cheetah On Drugs (feat. The Skips)
I’ve been running for weeks
All the people started watching for me out on the streets
I’ve been working my feet
they’ve been treating me like some sort of celebrity

run for your lives
there’s no time for having fun
I’ve been running for my life
since it was 1981
Hey! You might feel a burn
at the bottom of your thighs
but that won’t be a bother
‘cuz we’re running for our lives

I’ve been creating a buzz
this must be what it feels like to be a cheetah on drugs
I’ve been sweating it out
All the people want to know what I’m all about

run for your lives
there’s no time for having fun
I’ve been running for my life
since it was 1981
Hey! You might feel a burn
at the bottom of your thighs
but that won’t be a bother
‘cuz we’re running for our lives

I'm running
I'm running
I'm running
I can't stop
(X2)

I’ve been labelled a mess
I don’t care because there’s nobody that I must impress
I’ve been caring much less
and that’s okay because I wasn’t destined for success

run for your lives
there’s no time for having fun
I’ve been running for my life
since it was 1981
Hey! You might feel a burn
at the bottom of your thighs
but that won’t be a bother
‘cuz we’re running for our lives

I'm running
I'm running
I'm running
I can't stop
(X4)
Track Name: Hot Lava (feat. White Lightning)
Do you remember when the floor was lava
only the sofa was safe to travel

When we were young we were made of steel
Nobody told us how we should feel
Imagination was running wild
All the adults were in such denial

Take me back home
(X2)

It was with you when I felt on fire
A burning sensation is a strange desire
We talked about nothing like it meant everything
Oh what a pleasure it was to hear you sing

Take me back home
(X2)

Do remember when the floor was lava
only the sofa was safe to travel
we took out the cushions and built a palace
that was the day when we found what love was

Take me back home
(X4)
Track Name: In The Future (feat. Two Bears North)
Boy: Hey Uncle
Uncle: Yes?
Boy: Can you tell me about the future?
Uncle: Sure I can, what about it?
Boy: Well, umm what’s it going to be like?
Uncle: Ah see well I’m not a time traveller but I would imagine that it might go something like this

In the future there will be so much technology
everywhere we go will be like living in japan
but we won’t have flying cars we’ll have jetpacks
strap it to your back like a backpack never going back jack
if you wanna have friends, you’re gunna have to buy a jetpack
because you’ll never be able to make friends if you don’t have a jetpack

In the future there will be a big bang
and everybody will gather around wondering what they heard
but you’ll never understand until you see it
it will become a big government secret
and the conspiracy theories will start floating around
the truth will never be found
Unfortunately the truth will never be found but at least you have a jetpack

There will be love
There will be hate
The sun will rise
The moon will fade
In one hundred years
This will all be changed
We’ll be in the clouds
Watching everything

Boy: Hey Uncle can you tell me more about the future
Uncle: Umm, well yeah of course, what about it?
Boy: Umm are there going to aliens and robots? or is it going to be like the end of the world?
Uncle: ha no it’s not going to be the end of the world but there might be aliens and robots

In the future we will finally find proof
of aliens existing on mars
they all had green skin and their body shape was really thin
just like the ones you’ve seen on x-files
and they say you never learn anything from watching the TV
Moulder was right if only Skully would believe but she never did
(Boy: What’s X-files?) Nevermind kid

In the future there will be robots with emotions
robots in the sky and robots in the ocean
they’ll be human looking robots and then robot looking humans
already the future sounds like it’s going to be confusing
but never fear my dear because luckily we won’t be here
we will only live 100 years MAX
unless scientist create some kind of immortality drink
(oh yeah, good point)

There will be love
There will be hate
The sun will rise
The moon will fade
In one hundred years
This will all be changed
We’ll be in the clouds
Watching everything

There will be love

In the future (repeat)
Track Name: Kings & Queens (feat. Georgia Sound)
We lay upon the grass
and stare into the stars
we wonder what they mean
we wonder who we are
we’re nothing but a spec
in this universe
there’s more to life than death
and there’s more to birth

I am at a loss
and you should know I never lose
everybody has a path
I just don’t know which to choose
If I lived in a fairy tale
I'd know exactly where to go
everybody gets what they need
at least that is what we're told

Just rest your head
We don't know who we are yet
Just rest your head
We don't know what happens next

We are the kings and queens
we are covered in our jewels
we like to cause a fuss
and break all the rules
it might seem like we’re tough
but we're always skin and bones
we're bulletproof
until we’re left alone

there’s no slowing down
we live a paced life
I put my head in my hand
and I scream
and when I close my eyes
everything disappears
I explore my mind
become a pioneer

It feels as if I can't move fast enough
travelling light speed through this galactic stuff
Clouds of matter seem far away to touch
but only because of the shields we put up
So I can breath easier knowing that I'm free
from the earth's atmosphere and it may seem weird
to pierce an old man's beard riding a horse through space
but at least we're not cosmic waste

Just rest your head
We don't know who we are yet
Just rest your head
We don't know what happens next
Just rest your head
Just rest your head
We don't know who we are yet
Track Name: Pronto (feat. Sirens & Shelter)
Follow pronto
I know you want to

Ask me all the questions you have
I will provide an answers to all of them
I feel your heart was losing faith
I’m glad you’re here, I hope you’ll stay
You’ve travelled past the mountains
You’ve sailed past the sea
All this because you’re searching for something
well, maybe that’s me

Follow pronto
I know you want to

Ask me all the questions you have
I will provide an answers to all of them
I feel your heart was losing faith
I’m glad you’re here, I hope you’ll stay
You’ve travelled past the mountains
You’ve sailed past the sea
All this because you’re searching for something
well, maybe that’s me

Follow pronto
I know you want to

Ask me all the questions you have
I will provide an answers to all of them
I feel your heart was losing faith
I’m glad you’re here, I hope you’ll stay
You’ve travelled past the mountains
You’ve sailed past the sea
All this because you’re searching for something
well, maybe that’s me
Track Name: Rebels (feat. A Gentleman's Pact)
We’re on a motorcycle
We’re on a motorbike
We live life in the fast lane
and we don’t take advice
We always stick together
We never lose a fight
and in the nicer weather
We stay out late at night
Hey, we’re rebels
maybe we’re made of metal
We’ve fought a lot of battles
We’re on a different level
Hey, we’re rebels
We’ll never ever settle
(you look like a young james dean)
Purely coincidental

we are the young and restless
so immature like children
made monumental messes
we climb on top of buildings
and when the lightning crashed
we went to chase the thunder
after the storm had passed
onto our next adventure

We smoke a cigarette
and then we flick it out
We don’t care what they’re thinking
That’s what we’re all about
We don’t conform to society
We will do as we please
and we won’t listen to them
we won’t submit on our knees
Hey, we’re rebels
maybe we’re made of metal
We’ve fought a lot of battles
We’re on a different level
Hey, we’re rebels
We’ll never ever settle
(you look like a young Janis Joplin)
Purely coincidental

we are the young and restless
so immature like children
made monumental messes
we climb on top of buildings
and when the lightning crashed
we went to chase the thunder
after the storm had passed
onto our next adventure

hey world
here we are
(X4)

we are the young and restless
so immature like children
made monumental messes
we climb on top of buildings
and when the lightning crashed
we went to chase the thunder
after the storm had passed
onto our next adventure
(X2)
Track Name: Stick Up (feat. Hidden Cabins)
Everybody put your hands up
this is a stick up
Get the money and put in the bag
start the car get ready it’s about to get crazy

The police are on our tail
It’s important that we make it out alive
better make this quick
it’s apparent we are running out of time

Didn’t want this life of crime
price of living is just too high
If you plan to survive
Keep looking for a place to hide

The police are on our tail
It’s important that we make it out alive
better make this quick
it’s apparent we are running out of time
(X2)
Track Name: Rude Awakening (feat. Uncle Outrage)
Where’s my family
Where’s my friends
I want to become good again
All my days wasted away
but I have made a plan this time
I’m ready for everything I’ve left behind
I’m sorry, I wasn’t right inside my mind

Step back and count to five man
this is a rude awakening
I woke up on an island
and now I’m on a boat back home
can’t wait until I get there
there’s going to be a party
I heard it from an angel
She had white wings and a halo
Unlike anything you’ve ever seen
it’s almost like I was in a dream
and everything became clear
I’m not ready to disappear

Where’s my family
Where’s my friends
I want to become good again
All my days wasted away
but I have made a plan this time
I’m ready for everything I’ve left behind
I’m sorry, I wasn’t right inside my mind

feeling good I feel alive man
I feel my senses kicking in
they’re tingling just like spiderman
Just call me Peter Parker
City scape is now in my vision
I’m thinking like “what am I missing”
and then I remember "oh yeah"
what I am missing is you
You are the key ingredient
to my strategic plan
I’ll have to show you the blueprints
to help you understand

We’re going to have a party
We’re going to have a party
We’re going to have a party
This is a rude awakening

We’re going to have a party
We’re going to have a party
We’re going to have a party
This is a rude awakening

We’ll get drunk off bacardi
We’ll get drunk off bacardi
We’ll get drunk off bacardi
and then we’ll regret everything

We’re going to have a party
We’re going to have a party
We’re going to have a party
This is a rude awakening
(X2)
Track Name: Samurai (feat. Ego the Jackal)
Watch me first
then do as I do
I believe in you
own this earth
don’t let it own you
this is your debut

I moulded you like play-doh
I took you to the plateau
when you were just a small fry
I taught you how to survive
You’ve got that shine, golden glow
you must protect the people
from sensei to samurai
It’s time to now say goodbye

Take your time
but always prepare
yourself for the worst
Tell no lies
and always be fair
they look up to you

I moulded you like play-doh
I took you to the plateau
when you were just a small fry
I taught you how to survive
You’ve got that shine, golden glow
you must protect the people
from sensei to samurai
It’s time to now say goodbye

I’d like to thank you for everything you’ve given to me
I’ll make you proud, I’m going down in history
It is my destiny to preserve our legacy
we are at war sensei and I’m a war machine
I can’t repay you for the knowledge you bestowed upon me
but I will honour you for as long as I may breathe
I defend the Japanese from invading enemies
give me my sword sensei it’s time for me to leave
(X2)

I moulded you like play-doh
I took you to the plateau
when you were just a small fry
I taught you how to survive
You’ve got that shine, golden glow
you must protect the people
from sensei to samurai
It’s time to now say goodbye
Track Name: Synth Cowboy (feat. Jake Ian)
Never had a horse
Although I think I should’ve
Never had a farm
you’d think someone like me would’ve
I got this cowboy hat
I’ve got these cowboys boots
but they’ve never been used
I’m cowboy with a synthesizer

I’m a cowboy with a synthesizer
(X2)

I don’t have a gun
never had the urge to own one
Never been to the rodeo
Although I hear it’s fun
I’ve got some cowboy jeans
I’ve got some cowboy chaps
but they’re covered in dust
I’m a cowboy with a synthesizer

I’m a cowboy with a synthesizer
(X2)

I don’t know how to country dance
I don’t listen to country music
I once watched a western flick
but I can’t remember the name of it
I could have had a horse
if I had a farm
but I bought a keyboard
now I’m a cowboy with a synthesizer

I’m a cowboy with a synthesizer
(X2)
Track Name: This Universe (feat. Dunna)
The sky was moving I swear I saw it
A flash of lightning a distant comet
The grass protects the insects beneath it
The wind howls like a wolf at night
The girls downstairs have a pillow fight
but I’m distracted by the yellow lights

Oh, mysterious
Oh, I’m serious
Oh, This universe
Mysterious
Oh, I’m serious
Oh, This universe is

I can hear the trees talk when I’m walking
they whisper words into my ear
As the city grows, they disappear
Tiny little speck splattered raindrops
Have fallen from the dark grey sky
I tilt my head up and wonder why

Oh, mysterious
Oh, I’m serious
Oh, This universe
mysterious
Oh, I’m serious
Oh, This universe is

We got a long way to go yet
Is this the wrong way to blow it
My mind is gone man I know it
I’m taking time from my schedule
Never feeling ready though
Got to get it off my chest heart is beating steady though
I'm breathing heavy oh, here we go
I got survivors guilt 'cause I got it kind of easy
And the world may be mysterious but it must want to see me
Be free and succeed cause these people need me
They please me and let me just be me 
They greet me and treat me and never get greedy
And I don’t think I’ll ever get it you feel me

Oh, mysterious
Oh, I’m serious, oh
Oh, mysterious
Oh, I’m serious
Oh, This universe is

Mysterious
I’m serious
This universe is
Mysterious
I’m serious
This universe is
Track Name: Video Game Revolution (feat. KickupaFuss)
I’m a little bit scared
I don’t know what to do
There’s giants up above me
But all I can think about is how I can save you
I might go out on a limb
Step out of my comfort zone
I’m just trying to win
I think I should have chose a different difficulty setting

You’ve already made it to level nine don’t quit it
The girl you’re looking for is waiting in the castle
Take down the giants so that you bring her back home
Don’t even think about going near that reset button
You are the chosen one, everybody knows about it
this has become a video game revolution

It’s all become so surreal
Feels like I’m in the game
I must keep pushing forward
or I might risk losing everything
I've got my sword and my shield
now I’m ready to fight
If I stick to the plan
I might be able to finally get some sleep tonight

You’ve already made it to level nine don’t quit it
The girl you’re looking for is waiting in the castle
Take down the giants so that you bring her back home
Don’t even think about going near that reset button
You are the chosen one, everybody knows about it
this has become a video game revolution

I am the giant and you are the peasant
you’re not making my life too pleasant you see
there’s nothing you can do to defeat me
Your sword does not intimidate me
Why don’t you surrender and accept me as your king
I will not have you be held against anything
this is not a question this is a demand
If you want to live you better kneel where you stand

You’ve already made it to level nine don’t quit it
The girl you’re looking for is waiting in the castle
Take down the giants so that you bring her back home
Don’t even think about going near that reset button
You are the chosen one, everybody knows about it
this has become a video game revolution
(X2)