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The Cassowary Manifesto

by Tyler Kamen

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Verse 1 See you there In the far wood, By yellow light of a harvest moon. In the night when we sing our song, Spectacular, but not a loon. Home again, Sanctuary, In the night, When the birds will fly. Lost and found from the great beyond. Traveling to the other side. Chorus That time again and it’s time to meet your end, what the Cassowary Manifesto states. Verse 2 Trinket proud Of cassowary, Out of all the birds It’s the best around. Colorful With a feather shine, Dangerous, And worth a pocket full. Watch out for Snafu the poacher, Animal Sanitarium. Keeps them there To experiment. Villainized For plot development. Chorus That time again and it’s time to meet your end, what the Cassowary Manifesto states. When it’s that time again and it’s time to meet your end, what the Cassowary Manifesto states. We’ll learn along the way. Verse 3 See you there In the far wood, By yellow light of a harvest moon. In the night when we sing our song, Spectacular, but not a loon. Many years, Another story, Only this time there’s A cassowary. Save yourselves, This is a warning, Don’t be afraid The movie’s starting. Chorus That time again and it’s time to meet your end, what the Cassowary Manifesto states. When it’s that time again and it’s time to meet your end, what the Cassowary Manifesto states.
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Mystery waits for the seeker of tales, If story be false, reality fails. Old Mrs. Trinket with avian flock Learned of a law that came with a shock. Her rarest of birds was a danger to some, With feathers all colored and dagger for tongue. And with it the end of the world was to bring. What was she to do with the dangerous thing?
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Exotic Birds 03:02
Verse 1 Birds looking down from an air view, Swooping down where the rodents stay. Flying by where the wind blew. A canary when you really are a cockatoo. Eyes peering out from a grape vine. Exotic birds in the twilight sun. Stretching back line a feline. Silly robin never shares her fruit with anyone. Chorus I don’t care what it says. The cassowary stays. I raised him with my thumb. Verse 2 Here deep inside of the dark wood Sleeping still where the finches lay. There are thieves up to no good. He’s a sinner eating dinner in a rabbit suit. She, hesitant just to follow, Featured act of tomorrow’s show, Says a turtle is too slow. Toss the towel cause an owl wouldn’t give a hoot. Chorus I don’t care what it says. The cassowary stays. I raised him with my thumb and a bucket of whey. I don’t care what it says. The cassowary stays. He’s not just anyone. Don’t take him away. Verse 3 Here deep inside of the dark wood Sleeping still where the finches lay. There are thieves up to no good. Stop the robber who will try to steal them anyway. Chorus I don’t care what it says. The cassowary stays. I raised him with my thumb and a bucket of whey. I don’t care what it says. The cassowary stays. He’s not just anyone. Don’t take him away.
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Verse 1 Never seen such a full moon Dripping over like a full spoon. Sipping tea inside my bedroom. My favorite season’s when hibiscus bloom. Chorus Candle that your light defines, Hold it in your hand, Let it be the guide To lead you through the night. Close your eyes and fall asleep. Verse 2 Sun was larger up at high noon, Blown up bigger than a balloon. It’s gone to rest but will be back soon. My favorite season’s when hibiscus bloom. Chorus Candle that your light defines, Hold it in your hand, Let it be the guide To lead you through the night. Close your eyes and fall asleep. Verse 3 Swans are snoozing in their swan room. Gulls are nesting on their sand dune. Pipers resting by their lagoon. My favorite season’s when hibiscus bloom. Chorus Candle that your light defines, Hold it in your hand, Let it be the guide To lead you through the night. Close your eyes and fall asleep.
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Pandemonium 03:17
Verse 1 Spoke to the bees all abuzz in the hydranium. They really didn’t have that much to say. They said the birds had escaped in pandemonium. Pick up their pollen and they flew away. Chorus Us birds will eat them worms alive. Verse 2 Where do you think those blowing winds will carry ‘em? Into the southern corners of the sky? It would’ve been better to invest in an aquarium, Those little fishies got nowhere to fly. Chorus Us birds will eat them worms alive. Verse 3 The cassowary must have run away an awful fright. I need the help of Mr. Loon’s machine. We’ve got to go out and gather up my flock tonight, Explore the lands that we have never seen. Chorus Us birds will eat them worms alive.
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Wandering away from the bird sanctuary, Mrs. Trinket made her way into the dense forest. The mysterious air from the trees pulled her in and called her to walk forward. Her birds had escaped into the wilderness, leaving nothing behind but their breadcrumbs and hideaways. Mrs. Trinket called out using her Snooflehorn, but not a single member of her flock responded. Becoming quite worried and frightened by the dark woods she held onto her dancing candle. And watching the shadows grow and shrink into the distance a large noise startled her as she ran away from the path. Speeding by the brush line she could see large clouds chasing her overhead. Whispers echoed from every corner of the darkness as she dived down a steep gully of slime. Tumbling endlessly to the bottom the world twisted into kaleidoscope eyes. And hitting the ravine at the end of her fall, she found herself at Mr. Loon’s Artifact Shop.
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Verse 1 Walk around and take a look at things you’ve never seen Waiting for the other shoe to drop. Don’t you already know that we’ve got machines Here at Mr. Loon’s Artifact Shop? Chorus Can’t help it? Can’t help it? I don’t understand why you don’t Think to color in between the lines. Can’t help it? Can’t help it? I don’t understand why you need My machinery. Can’t help it? Can’t help it? I don’t understand why you collect These birds and take up all your time. Can’t help it? Can’t help me out? Verse 2 Goose opened up the gate and set the flock awry, Cassowary ran into the night. Wings aloft exploded in the shadows of the sky, Got to find them by the daylight. Chorus Can’t help it? Can’t help it? I don’t understand why you don’t Think to color in between the lines. Can’t help it? Can’t help it? I don’t understand why you need My machinery. Can’t help it? Can’t help it? I don’t understand why you collect These birds and take up all your time. Can’t help it? Can’t help me out? Bridge Mr. Loon, we need your old machine, Bring the circuit back to life. Turn on the light, There is a journey we must Relive again. We must be on our way. Bring the circuit back to life. Turn on the light, And start your engines. Chorus Can’t help it? Can’t help it? I don’t understand why you don’t Think to color in between the lines. Can’t help it? Can’t help it? I don’t understand why you need My machinery. Can’t help it? Can’t help it? I don’t understand why you collect These birds and take up all your time. Can’t help it? Can’t help me out? (Activate it...)
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Seeds 03:36
Verse 1 What’s the hurry? Don’t you two understand that it’s so hard selling goods from my mojo hand? Down in the valley I try to water them, but it’s so hard when The soil is mostly sand. Chorus Buy these seeds I found Underneath the ground. Plant your field to sow and those seeds will grow. Verse 2 Don’t you worry, Just call me Farmer John. Cause it’s so hard selling goods from my mojo hand. Broke the harvest So you could understand That it’s so hard being a tender to the land. Chorus Buy these seeds I found Underneath the ground. Plant your field to sow and those seeds will grow. Jam What is this? A platypus, The farmer tried to sell me. Verse 3 Don’t you worry, Just call me Farmer John. Cause it’s so hard selling goods from my mojo hand. Broke the harvest So you could understand That it’s so hard being a tender to the land. Chorus Buy these seeds I found Underneath the ground. Plant your field to sow and those seeds will grow. So hard selling goods from my mojo hand. So hard when The soil is mostly sand. That it’s so hard being a tender to the land. Cause it’s so hard selling goods from my mojo hand.
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Mrs. Trinket and Mr. Loon approached the Forbidden Temple and vanished away into its hallowed halls. Only with pure spirit could they enter its stone door and cross the holy threshold. They needed to face three tests otherwise known as, the Trials of Thoth. The lost dark magic happenings engulfed our traveling party and set them inside the temple’s sanctum. And once inside a large face appeared speaking in backwards riddles. It said, “What is to be warned and faithful in your energy sphere bubble and float along the endless river? A sprite grows wings in the darkest of nights to awaken its colorful heaven.” Curiously puzzled by the great face’s language our travelers distorted and shaken. They knew that they must but answer the riddles and not to be mistaken.
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Verse 1 Sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Trials of Thoth, I’ll pass the test. Verse 2 Say, can you see the man that I am? Say, can you see the man that I am? Trials of Thoth, I’ll pass the exam. Trials Why is that something that I should not know? How do I guess right? How do I guess right? Is there an answer you’re willing to show? How do I guess right that you’d be the one who would know? Where is that little bird? Now, where is that little bird? Did he fly outside or did I lock the window before he flew by? High as a kite in the wind of a death bird flight. How do I guess right? How do I guess right? Fly by the wave of a strand shimmering earth light. How do I guess right? How do I guess right? High as a kite in the wind of a death bird flight. How do I guess right? How do I guess right? Fly by the wave of a strand shimmering earth light. How do I guess right? Verse 3 Seek out the bird, do you know where it is? Seek out the bird, do you know where it is? Trials of Thoth, I’ll pass the quiz.
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Verse 1 Do you know him? He’s a bad man. Runs an evil Institution. Do you see those Advertisements? Locked the birds up in apartments. Chorus Which direction Should we go in? Ask the question. Who is Snafu? Verse 2 He’s a poacher Caught a pigeon, Tried to make his own religion. Got to save my Cassowary Though I know it may be scary. Chorus Which direction Should we go in? Ask the question. Who is Snafu? Bridge Dawning lights the traveled road, A tortoise sleeping with a toad, May not get there for a while To feed the hungry crocodile. He’s torturing exotic birds With objects we might find absurd. We must rescue our dear friend Before he meets his timely end. Chorus Which direction Should we go in? Ask the question. Who is Snafu?
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Out of the dark woods, Mrs. Trinket and Mr. Loon made their way to overthrow Snafu the poacher. Their journey to his Animal Sanitarium would be treacherous, but the cassowary was in grave danger. They had come so far, traveling through forest, desert and making their way through the Forbidden Temple. But now, they had found themselves in a place they had never been before, the Strange Lands. Flying above in the spectacular machine, they could see muck ponds and brain chasms stretching out like boney fingers. The sky swirled into itself and spit stars into the ground to grow florescent weeds. Mr. Loon began their descent as the machine tore through the atmosphere and sparked a trail of fire. But taking control and quickly maneuvering our passengers safely stuck their landing. Gazing out across the foreign terrain, our travelers continued their harrowing journey. They could see a pillar of smoke rising up from the distance which acted as their guiding beacon. But as they walked closer to the dark cloud, what seemed like an oasis appeared before them. As they approached, it looked like the perfect place for a quick rest…but something was not to be trusted….
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Verse 1 Horizon we’re moving through is on the rise. The starlight will guide our way. A shimmering heat warms my eyes all cold and demands me to stay. Chorus Gone to paradise lost, now you’ll be lost forever. A wandering dreamer through desert rays. Gone to paradise lost, you know it’s now or never, Floating aimless again to cross the ocean waves. Verse 2 Oasis awaits us on dire shore, The trees and the water speak. A cool raincloud, overhead, tumbles in and wets our feet. Chorus Gone to paradise lost, now you’ll be lost forever. A wandering dreamer through desert rays. Gone to paradise lost, you know it’s now or never, Floating aimless again to cross the ocean waves.
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Exhibit Z 01:14
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Verse 1 Welcome to my own hell. Forever misunderstood. Now locked in the inner cell. You can’t escape if you could. Chorus Heed the call, Says it in the manifesto, Bird is on the run. Trap them all, Animals of danger in my Sanitarium. Verse 2 Your bird is beyond the wall. Cassowary is there. You can’t hear its screams at all. It seems to be unaware. Bridge Hoping my love isn’t flying away, Knowing where my heart lingers. Really there isn’t that much left to say. When there is nowhere to wander. He locked the bird away And threw away the key, Took away the meadow song Of what the bird could be. Now open up the door And set the feathers free. Chorus Heed the call, Says it in the manifesto, Bird is on the run. Trap them all, Animals of danger in my Sanitarium.
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Born to Fly 02:37
Verse 1 Here you have awakened one with the flow, All that you wanted and all that you know, Something inside you knows where to go, Seeds that you planted beginning to grow. Verse 2 No, no need to panic and no need to cry. Snafu the poacher created a lie. Break out of your prison, return to the sky. Now you understand it, you’re born to fly.

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A sequel to "Mr. Loon and His Spectacular Machine", this album focuses on Mrs. Trinket as the main character. She loses her prized cassowary and must rescue it from Snafu the Poacher's Animal Sanitarium with the help of some familiar faces.

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released August 13, 2021

Written, performed and produced by Tyler Kamen

Cover Artist: Sérgio R M Duarte

(c) Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc., 2021

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Tyler Kamen is a guitarist, singer, song writer, and music producer from New York, NY.

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