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Prum is Superluminal Pachyderm's 4th studio album, released in 2002.

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released July 1, 2002

All music by Ken Robinson except track 6 by Kim Novak, Miles Walsh and Ken Robinson.
Track 6 features Kim Novak (vocals) and Miles Walsh (electric guitars).
Miles Walsh also provided assistance with the mix of track 6.
Title of track 4 by Rob Blaikie.
All lyrics by Ken Robinson.
Produced by Ken Robinson.
Recorded July 2001-July 2002.

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Superluminal Pachyderm Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Superluminal Pachyderm is an experimental progressive rock project created by Ken Robinson in 1999.

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Track Name: The Screen Door Collector
oh, i just go around all day
these people, they got these screen doors and stuff and
well, they just throw it away
me being the...
an incurable collector just have to have them
so i collect screen doors
i've got lots of them
really like those ones that have the neat little designs
on the front there that they hook up to the frame and all that
and i gotta couple buffalos
and the rarest one i got in my collecton is a giraffe
and you don't see too many people that have
screen doors with a giraffe on it
you know what i mean?
what can i say?
this is what i do
you gotta have something to do in life
and i collect screen doors

the screen door collector
has come to take away your screen doors
the screen door collector
is on a mission to gather all he can
the screen door collector
a life consumed by madness
the screen door collector
you know what i mean
you know what i mean
Track Name: Reactive Shampoo
please pass me the spinach
i know what popeye knows
where are you heading?
are you going to learn?

i fell down the steps
degradation of feet communication
balance is not important to the system
i know what i see when i see a camel

i don't know what i'm talking about
by now you must've recognized this
my poetry doesn't rhyme
i will contradict myself this time
what am i doing?
do you know?

p-l-a-y-i-n-g with dominos on my cardboard table
e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g has fallen to the floor
k-n-e-e-s shouldn't have risen that high
w-h-a-t was i thinking?
m-a-y-b-e i just need a reaction
n-o-w i realize
my hair stays clean when i use shampoo

ha ha ha ha
out of the blue, i saw it coming
if i did, then was it really from out of the blue?
bush hated broccoli and ford fell out of airplanes
reagan likes psychics and no one knows what carter did
haig wanted control, but quayle was in leftfield
perot likes cheese and clinton lost his pants
seaborg went after transuranium materials, ha ha ha ha
hey, what did i have to say?
maybe famous personalities shouldn't be here
what do they know about shampoo?
it took me by surprise
my hair is clean
thank you
shampoo
Track Name: Punctuation of the Universe, Part I
sailing the seas of soda in the galaxy
i seek the source of punctuation
searching for the mysteries that it hides
evading nationalism and anti-inflammation
sinks are unavailable, actions are precarious
we understand this not knowing what we mean
politically select puzzlemakers
warnings of overbearing flatulence
but nobody listened
now they're all in caves
resolutions were defeated, it seemed hopeless
myriads of army bags fled the scene
some came together to form hobby centers
raiding and destruction of the postal system
there is nothing of value
overpowered by a big tent
is this what we're talking about these days?

all of you are looking for punctuation in the universe
am i looking for punctuation in the universe?
Track Name: Hollow Chocolate Bunnies
the jellybeans are reaching for the light
they crawl through the easter grass, almost in sight
their colors glow as they get higher
pink, yellow green, lilac, rose red, brighter and brighter

when they reach the surface
something is amiss
the easter eggs are all sad
the yellow marshmallow chicks are alarmed
what's going on up here?
what's going on up here?
the hollow chocolate bunnies have gone away

hollow chocolate bunnies
where oh where have you gone?
hollow chocolate bunnies
what are we going to do without you?
hollow chocolate bunnies
please, please won't you come back?

the easter basket ecosystem is degrading
an anarchy takes over, we've lost our sanity
what could've caused them to leave?
what could've caused them to leave?

the jellybeans are planning to migrate
in search of new grazing grounds
can we get them back before they leave?
can we get them back before they leave?

hollow chocolate bunnies
where oh where have you gone?
hollow chocolate bunnies
what are we going to do without you?
hollow chocolate bunnies
please, please won't you come back?

where do we go from here?
just as the jellybeans were about to leave
the sight of chocolate bunny ears
just rising above the distant horizon
the jellybeans can't believe their eyes

"where did you go?"
"we went shopping for vacuum cleaner bags and screen doors"
"what?"
Track Name: Punctuation of the Universe, Part II
i don't like to take my bath
and i don't wanna brush my teeth
i'm a bad little stinker
and you can shove it where the sun don't shine

i don't like eating my vegetables
and i don't care if i pee my pants
i'm a rotten little stinker
and you can shove it where the sun don't shine

all of you are looking for punctuation in the universe
my sentences ain't not make no sense not at all
words
words
words
where is punctuation?
where are you?
Track Name: Hippopotamus
dog food eyes, you know i like foam
desensitized, i've lost my comb
flaming pies, life under the dome
horse flies, popping near rome

i like foam, you know i do
i eat combs, ten a day, too
soda clones, genetic poo
sunny tones, social taboos

hippo, hippopotamus, i know you're out there somewhere
roaming around in my backyard
roaming around in my backyard
hippo, hippopotamus, we can make it together
do all that you can to make it better
do all that you can to make it better

diamond clusters, sandbar strategy
hey you busters, you know my apogee
count the posters, i have the key
seaweed flushers, a swarm of bees

olives and peas, a special project
dogs and fleas, a great subject
speeches and keys, telephones object
pasting sneeze, logos interject

hippo, hippopotamus, i know you're out there somewhere
roaming around in my backyard
roaming around in my backyard
hippo, hippopotamus, we can make it together
do all that you can to make it better
do all that you can to make it better

i'm wondering if i've lost my mind
i can make myself stand still in time
configurations of nows
connected with cows
connected with cows
have i lost my mind?

hippo, hippopotamus, we're so happy to see you
i love you more than my high beams
i love you more than my high beams
hippo, hippopotamus, we're delighted to have met you
we'll do all that we can to make it better
we'll do all that we can to make it better
Track Name: Punctuation of the Universe, Part III
it's funny
why did we cause such a fuss?
why did we blame it on the devil?
why didn't we take our vitamins?
it's funny
why are the plums purple?
why did we think it was so large?
why is this so funny?

funny
funny
funny

it's funny
i didn't realize it was always there
the solution was so simple
it's funny
don't you think?

all of you are looking for punctuation in the universe
it's right on the end of your pencil
all of you are looking for punctuation in the universe
just make a dot when you end the sentence
all of you are looking for punctuation in the universe
make a squiggly line and a straight one with dots at the bottom
for statements without boring endings
it was so simple
why were we looking for punctuation?
what could we have been thinking?
Track Name: The Other Side of Dumb
that was dumb
what was i thinking?
it's so dumb
i can't believe i just did that
i need help
Track Name: Two Rolls on the Floor
i can see the rolls rising in the oven
a rainbow is formed when sunlight arrives
everything is so silent
a deep blue sky above an oven full of rolls
the night creeps away
a certain unease in the air
description is unaccessible
so strong, so silent

suddenly the oven emits light and radiation
temperatures rise higher and higher
the oven mitts are vaporized in seconds
oh, two rolls on the floor

it is easy to clean
when you have a picnic table
a pool of potato salad and chocolate milk
why couldn't we prevent this?
everything you know can't help
was it some kind of yeast or snow?
can you tell me what has happened?
what has happened since i've been gone?
why are there two rolls on the floor?

buildings have been relieved of years of stress
my ears know nothing about your dress
did you catch a glimpse of them while you were here?
they know nothing about ice cream
because i don't give any to them
mathematically equal shows of verbs
why do you think we don't know anything?

two rolls on the floor
what could you possibly tell them?
two rolls on the floor
what could they possibly tell you?
Track Name: The Great Big Hug of Life
ozone gently escaping the forest
brains gently misplacing memories
evaporation of spilt soda from the table
bouncing verbs off the tips of our tongues
squeezing bumps out of the crunchclock

woozie whopper of a telephone bill
you know that i know about the ironing board
a toaster permeates the atmosphere with crumbs
millipedes venture into harm's way only to find bees
swarms of clean rags escaping through the front door

hello, how are you?
hello, how have you been?
let me give you the great big hug of life
the great big hug of life

a clothesline where the pants all hang gathered together
just a few minutes of this seems like a lifetime
count your inches of dental floss decorating the mirror perimeter
know that a cardboard crown can release your stamps
meet people that you have never met

giving it all you got and winning big time
knowing that all the reports are good
the milk and cheese congratulate you on your success
you give them a great big hug and treat them to cheese and crackers
get out the wine and give the greatest toast ever

hello, how are you?
hello, how have you been?
let me give you the great big hug of life
the great big hug of life

life is a long, winding journey
you see the warnings, see the good signs
you know where you're going, learning more and more
keep away from trouble and all the people looking to use you
you will find out a lot about kaiser rolls and window cleaners

hello, how are you?
hello, how have you been?
let me give you the great big hug of life
the great big hug of life