The OverClocked Plaid Muffins - Tuck 'n Roll


Level 99: Arrangement, Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics, Drums

PrototypeRaptor: Arrangement, Brass Arrangement, Trombone, Vocals, Lyrics, Mastering

Xenon Odyssey: Tenor Saxophone

Cyril the Wolf: Alto Saxophone

Swann: Trumpet

AMT: Bass Guitar


Level 99: This song was actually suggested by PrototypeRaptor while we were still working on finishing "Ska Buffet." When we started this, I knew it was going to be a harder track, but I didn't realize that it would channel Agro Rock a lot more than Ska. Vocals this time are split between PrototypeRaptor and myself. The lyrics describe, for lack of a better term, the humanity behind the robot. Disparity and longing turn to bitterness and hate, giving Armored Armadillo a tragic backstory. It is quite different from previous material, but that will probably be par for the course for the Plaid Muffins. Awesome work by PR, Swann, Xenon, Cyril, and AMT, as usual!


When I was younger, my old father would say
The only thing worth having was found at the end of each day
But that was then and this is now and he's far gone
And his voice did linger on for far too long (He said)

My fearless son, you can't be stronger than them all
The birds control the sky and if you jump, you'll likely fall
And you need an alibi just to pass by in this life
'Cause your shell can't protect you from death's scythe (Oh no?)

When he left to find himself, I left in spirit and body and soul
I also left my family... literally
'Cause if he's not worth anything, then what do I know?
I'm just a carbon copy of a damned machine

He said

You'll never breathe
And you'll never touch the water
You'll never see
The sights that I, your father
Have entrusted to you
Entrusted to you
I'm sorry
But you will never touch the sky

When my time comes, I'll hold my head up and say
The only thing I've lived for is be thrown to the fray
No legacy, just digging; digging deep in my soul
I've become the underground king of nothing at all

I'm under orders to destroy all who dare
Disturb this cave and bring a light to my lair
I am more dangerous than you comprehend
'Cause there's nothing holding me back from the end