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LET ME TELL YOU A STORY

by Random Encounter

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LET ME TELL YOU A STORY

Random Encounter, (an accordion fronted video game rock band) has unloaded their arsenal and the arsenal's of others on this 2013 release. For the last two years, they have collaborated on tracks with giants in the VGM scene, those residing outside of the VGM scene, and even their fans.

This 17 track release features:

Original songs -about- video games, songs about folklore, and arrangements of songs from the likes of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, and many others.

credits

released 21 September 2013
All songs arranged by Random Encounter
Recorded at home studios in Orlando, FL; Sarasota, FL;
Clearwater, FL; Austin, Tx; San Francisco, CA; New York,
NY; on the beaches of Lido Key & Bird Key, on a boat in
the middle of the Sarasota Bay, the Gulf of Mexico,
the Pirate Festival, Kilwin's Ice Cream, the Haven,
STARKE LAKE STUDIOS, and at A Comic Shop.

Edited by Careless
Mixed by Michael Moore
Mastered by Rob Kleiner
Art by K.C. Theron
Photos by Konami + Fish Toaster
Produced by Random Encounter (collectively)
ShinRa Electric Records 2012

Guest Artists:
Phil Robertson - Drums "Katamari on The Rocks"
Under Polaris - Chip Solo "Katamari on The Rocks"
Stemage - Electric Guitar "Katamari on The Rocks"
Amanda Lepre - Vocals "Katamari on The Rocks"
brentalfloss - Vocals "Katamari on The Rocks"
Helios - Piano "Ocean King"
Joseph Sanzo - Trumpet "Cave Story"
Dr. Wily (of the NESkimos) - Vocals "Death of a Friend"
Mike Trebner - Sitar "It Happened Late one Evening"
Travis Morgan - Vocals "It Happened Late one Evening"
The Random Encounter Geek Easy Chorus - Vocals
"Katamari on the Rocks", "Not You", "Ocean King" + "Wind Waker"

Writers:
Ocean King, Another World, Swamp Witch, + Not You
lyrics by Careless
Death of a Friend lyrics by Dr. Wily (NESkimos),
Bruce Wayne (NESkimos), + Careless
Purple Angel lyrics by Nobuo Uematsu + Jimi Hendrix
Katamri on the Rocks lyrics by Yu Miyake + Keita Takahashi

Composers:
Swamp Witch - Jonathan Frank + Careless
Not You - Jonathan Frank, Careless, + Konami
Another World - Konami + Careless
Ocean King - Careless (age 11)
Death of a Friend - Kit, Konami, + Moose
Purple Angel - Jimi Hendrix + Nobuo Uematsu
Cave Story - Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya
Frog's Theme, Wind Scene (600AD) -
Yasunori Mitsuda + Nobuo Uematsu
Heart of Fire - Kinuyo Yamashita
Katamari On The Rocks - Yu Miyake
Tal Tal Heights - Kazumi Totaka,
Minako Hamano, + Kozue Ishikawa
Wind Waker - Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai,
Toru Minegishi, + Koji Kondo
Yoshi's Castle - Koji Kondo
Slam Shuffle, Serpent Trench, The Day After - Nobuo Uematsu
It Happened Late One Evening - Hiroki Kikuta

Random Encounter consists of:
Careless: Accordion, Glockenspiel, Piano, Violin, Vocals
Rook: Bass, Vocals
Moose: Drums
Kit: Guitar
Konami: Guitar, Vocals

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Track Name: Swamp Witch
Listen to me children let me tell you a tale of a which who's far from frail.
She lives there in the woods just a bit over yonder
and snatches little children who disobey their mothers and fathers.

Baba Yaga
Baba Yaga

Through a forrest, dark, where trees form perfect rows
there's a garden full of skulls of would-be heroes.
Up in a cabin on the legs of a chicken
lives an ancient hag who questions sicken.

Baba Yaga

High up in the sky above your town the arch crone of death, renown.
Atop a giant mortar that she uses to fly
the great bone mother is descending from high.

Baba Yaga
Baba Yaga

Deep within the swamps nearby a melody softly lulls
you to a hut adorned with lots of glowing skulls.
Though the guardian of wisdom, horses, and the riders three
she is also known to get some help from Koschei.

Blending with the elders in the elderly home the swamp witch begins to roam,
searching only for the ribs of disrespectful little kids,
and getting younger every moon thanks to her rose tea brew.

Baba Yaga
Baba Yaga
Track Name: Not You (feat. The Geek Easy Chorus)
Not You

Some time ago when I was young I met a girl so very sweet.
We'd sing and play and horse around. It wasn't hard to fall in love.
With years gone by I find myself looking at you...
But the blue eyes from my memories are not the ones I see.

I don't know where we went astray,
I don't know why I'm here today,
stuck without the perfect girl from yesterday.

Doing good is in my blood
but I never saw this in my HuD.
I'd take it all back if I could,
I'd condemn the ones I know simply for you.

Sometime ago there was a song, lullaby, of your deceit.
You swore a life of love and companionship that you never intended to keep,
But now we're both stuck in this life each without half a heart.
If I could only turn back time I'd leave you to live your life alone.

I don't know where we went astray,
I don't know why I'm here today,
stuck without the perfect girl from yesterday.

Doing good is in my blood
but I never saw this in my HuD.
I'd take it all back if I could
I'd condemn the ones I know,
condemn the one's I've seen,
I would end the world for you...
Track Name: Purple Angel
Estuans interius
Ira vehementi
Estuans interius
Sephiroth

Estuans interius
Ira vehementi
Got no money but I don't know why
Sephiroth
Track Name: Ocean King (feat. Helios and The Geek Easy Chorus)
If I were the king of the ocean I would swim with all the fish in the sea.
I'd have a man eating shark armada and a legion of unruly moray eels.
And If I were the king of Ocean I'd have crabs steal treasure for me.
I'd amass a small empire of dolphins and all the fish would have to sing with me.

If I were the king of the ocean I would crush hu-manity.
I would flood the lands above with water and the world would belong to only me.
And If I were the king of Ocean I guess all my old friends would be dead.
As the sharks would feed on their dead carcasses I would wonder how this all got in my head.

King. He is the ocean king. That's the king of the ocean.
Ocean King. Ocean King. Ocean King. Ocean King.

If I were the king of the ocean the Kraken would be mine to command.
The Loch Ness Monster and the Leviathan would guard me whenever I tan.
And if I were the king of the ocean Davy Jones and Poseidon would be friends.
We would really tear up the dance floor at levels deep enough to get the bends.

If I were the king of the ocean I would swim with all the fish in the sea.
I'd have a man eating shark armada and a legion of unruly moray eels.
And If I were the king of Ocean with not a human friend in the world,
I would not shed a tear, I would simply drink and cheer because I've still got me!
Track Name: Katamari on the Rocks (feat. Phil Robertson, Under Polaris, Stemage, Amanda Lepre, brentalfloss, and The Geek Easy Chorus)
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na...

Don't worry, do your best!
Picnic kibun, feel so good!
Suteki na afternoon!
Furachi na midnight yeah!

Katamete korogasu I love you, itsudemo smile for you.
Kimi dake ni love moon hey so Ganbaranakucha.
Compression, compression.

Osoroi no t-shirts!
Teami no muffler nado!
Heart-warming mejiro oshi!
Hitare etsu! Say goodbye!

Minna katamete shimaimashou, funpatsu shichaimasu.
Konna hi wa utte odorou, shuuyaku wa boku da kedo.
It's my way, it's my way.

Na na na na na na na na na katamari damashi
Na na na na na na na na na katamari damashi
Na na na na na na na na na katamari damashi
Na na na na na na na na na katamari damashi
Track Name: Death of a Friend (feat. Dr. Wily)
I'd never tried so hard to win a fight
and then to just find myself so lost.
I became your greatest challenge
you became my albatross
weighing me down, still, now.

Am I the only one who can recall the way you fought
the rage, the zeal, the hate.
Though others come and go
I'm still here alone.
It seems that you will never be replaced.

Death of one not unlike a friend.

No time's ever the last time.
No fight's ever the last fight.
The passion's always there but I don't really care.
You and I were orbiting,
me and my worst enemy;
there's nowhere left to go but toward gravity.
Track Name: Another World
Somewhere on a distant world
is where I find myself now.
Fighting to survive
knowing I can't get out alive,
I'm trapped here in this wasteland with you...

Follow me through this desolation.
Though it feels like forever, I think we're almost there,
free, of the song of the siren.
There is no rest to be found until we're free
to return to the lives we left,
Another world of beasts;
Just a lonely lifeless world.

First I awoke in the waters alone,
then I arose from the abyss unknown.
Marked by death, surrounded by bone,
Repeat these words that I intone.

Follow me to another empty world.
There can be no rest until we escape
this lonely lifeless world.