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CTRL​+​ALT​+​DUETS

by Debs & Errol

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'CTRL+ALT+DUETS' is the second official album/EP-like thing from musical geek comedy duo Debs & Errol! While 'Songs in the Key of Geek' contains only original songs, this one is all parodies! It features the awesome musical talents of Devin Melanson (recording engineer, instrumentals), Aaron Tsang (mixing, mastering, instrumental bits), Bedford Level Experiment (instrumentals) and Kari Maaren (accordion).

'CTRL+ALT+DUETS' exists because our amazing funders made it so. Score another victory for geek music! We hope you enjoy it.

We'd like to note (because some lovely people have asked) that this is a digital-only release;.

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released 15 October 2013

Debs is Deborah Linden
Errol is Errol Elumir

Devin Melanson - recording engineer, instrumentals
Aaron Tsang - mixing and mastering, instrumental bits
Bedford Level Experiment - instrumentals
Kari Maaren - accordion

All music recorded at The Pond Studio in Ancaster, ON with the following exceptions:

Instrumentals on "Commodore 64" recorded by Robin at home (Thunder Bay, ON)
Instrumentals on "TIE After TIE", "My Partner's A Nerd" and piano on "Falling Quickly" recorded by Errol at home (Toronto, ON)
Aaron's instrumental bits recorded by Aaron at home.
Backing tracks for "A Virtual World" and "Tribbles" provided by BuyKaraokeDownloads.com. Used with permission.

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Track Name: Tribbles
VERSE 1:
In a different time
Where no one's gone before
You came into my sight
So cute, could not ignore
You purred at me
You purred at me
You purred at me

And I guess I didn't think
That there would be a catch
And so I fell hard
And then I brought you back
With me
With me
With me

PRE-CHORUS:
Now it's gone wrong
And it won't cease
And I realize the blame is on me

CHORUS:
'Cause I didn't know the tribble that I brought in
Would make such a mess now
Who knew you'd go multiplyin'
When I put you down, no
I didn't know the tribble that I brought in
So shame on me now
Who knew you'd go multiplyin'
Now I have so many more to pass around
Oh, oh, tribbles, tribbles, tribbles
Oh, oh, tribbles, tribbles, tribbles

VERSE 2:
They take up cargo space
They do not seem to stop
The crew is obsessed
They even got Spock
We're drowning
We're drowning
We're drowning

And now they're everywhere
On the bridge and in the vents
And when I order food they come out instead
And now I see
And now I see
And now I see

PRE-CHORUS:
That it's gone wrong
And it won't cease
And I realize the blame is on me

CHORUS:
I didn't know the tribble that I brought in
Would make such a mess now
Who knew you'd go multiplyin'
When I put you down, no
I didn't know the tribble that I brought in
So shame on me now
Who knew you'd go multiplyin'
Now they're covering the cold hard ground
Oh, oh, tribbles, tribbles, tribbles
Oh, oh, tribbles, tribbles, tribbles

BRIDGE:
And it's all come clear
I'm wearing thin
I am losing it
'cause all I think about is shooting them

CHORUS:
I didn't know the tribble that I brought in
Would make such a mess now
Who knew you'd go multiplyin'
When I put you down, no
I didn't know the tribble that I brought in
Phasers set to kill now
Getting into absolutely everything
Wanna stomp them on the cold, hard ground
Oh, oh, tribbles, tribbles, tribbles
Oh, oh, tribbles, tribbles, tribbles

I didn't know the tribble that I brought in
(Tribbles, tribbles, tribbles)
I didn't know the tribble that I brought in
(Tribbles, tribbles, tribbles)
Track Name: TIE After TIE
VERSE 1:
Flying in my X-wing as the chrono ticks to certain doom
Enemies encircle me, confusion is nothing new
Plans were stolen from deep inside
Trench run, they come
TIE after TIE...

VERSE 2:
Asteroids surrounding me, I may be in above my head
3720 to 1, I can't hear what you've said
We weave and dodge, we must evade
Let's land inside that cave

CHORUS:
You can run, you can hide but they will find you
TIE after TIE
If you falter they'll blast you, they'll be waiting
TIE after TIE

VERSE 3:
Over the forest moon, the final battle rages on
Han will have those shields down, what is taking him so long?
Armed and ready, Death Star attacks
We learn that it's a trap

CHORUS:
You can run, you can hide but they will find you
TIE after TIE
If you falter they'll blast you, they'll be waiting
TIE after TIE

TIE after TIE
TIE after TIE

I can't shake him
What should I do?
And now I've lost Artoo

CHORUS:
You can run, you can hide but they will find you
TIE after TIE
If you falter they'll blast you, they'll be waiting
TIE after TIE

You can run, you can hide but they will find you
TIE after TIE
If you falter they'll blast you, they'll be waiting
TIE after TIE

TIE after TIE
TIE after TIE
TIE after TIE
TIE after TIE
Track Name: A Virtual World
VERSE 1:
I can show you a world
Shiny, pixely, splendid
Tell me, princess, now when did
You last love the game you played?

I can open your eyes
3D graphics a-wonder
Watch me as I fight and plunder
When I do this raid

CHORUS:
A virtual world
With many different camera views
You get to play a role
Maybe taunt a troll
It's really not demeaning

A virtual world
It's baffling this is what you choose
Now that I see it here
It's crystal clear
I won't go to this virtual world with you
(It's not so bad just look what you can do)

VERSE 2:
Unbelievable time
Wasted here I am reeling
As you sit there revealing
You're a really nerdy guy

CHORUS:
A virtual world
(Watch me sit here and grind)
It's very boring don't you see
(Social life, it don't matter)
I find this all bizarre
We've come so far
Don't go back to what you used to be

A virtual world
(This is not a surprise)
With new quests daily to pursue
(As you sit and get fatter)
Not getting anywhere
Now let's be fair
I want to/won't share this virtual world with you

A virtual world
A virtual world
That's where we'll be
But not with me
An online space
A useless place
For you and me
Track Name: Falling Quickly
VERSE 1:
Here I start new, I don't want to
But I watch them stack
First fall slowly, always fool me
Then I can't react

Games...too many to count
How long have I spent?
Keep playing them out

CHORUS:
Can't complete this row, there is a hole
I've got no time
No more hope, no joy, there's too much choice
Won't make it now

VERSE 2:
Falls too quickly, I feel sickly
And I can't go back
I can't resist, need a Tetris
This is worse than crack

I have suffered enough
"Stop," I tell myself
But I know it’s won

CHORUS:
Can't complete this row, there is a hole
I've got no time
No more hope, no joy, there's too much choice
Won't make it now

Falls too quickly, pieces I can't see
I'll win somehow...
Track Name: My Partner's a Nerd
Look at this junk
It's such a mess
It's no surprise that it causes me stress
Wouldn't you think he would stop
Once he had everything?

Look at this room
Feels like a tomb
You'd think the guy's never heard of a broom
Looking around here you'd think
Wow, he collects...everything

He's got comics and consoles a-plenty
Doctor Who stuff, it covers the floor
Creepy action figures?
There's so many
And this house
Stuffed so full but
He wants more

Wants a TV that's as big as a car
To hook up a game where he flails about dancin'
Jumping around with the - what do call it?
Oh - Wii!
Invites all these friends who are quite bizarre
Going around quoting, yelling, ranting
Playing some game called - what's that stupid thing?
D&D

Up until dawn, they call this fun?
Day after day without seeing the sun
So I found out, there is no doubt
My partner's a nerd

Oh I have cried, "Let's go outside, we could go biking!"
A walk in the park before it was dark, that would be grand
When you are done that Star Trek rerun
There's a trail I have found for hiking
Up before noon, we could go soon
Just take my hand!

He grunts and he nods but still plays his game
Ask him my questions but get no answers
What's otaku and why does he - what's the word?
Cosplay?
All night and day
Wouldn't I love to understand the things he speaks of
And what's more you see
He's ADHD
My partner's a nerd
Track Name: Commodore 64
VERSE 1:

Just take those old floppies off the shelf

I'll load them up and play them by myself

Today's gaming ain't got the same soul

I like my Commodore 64



VERSE 2:

Don't try and give me a Nintendo

You'll never get me trying other consoles

Unplug the Xbox, leave it there on the floor

I like my Commodore 64

CHORUS: 

Still like that Commodore 64
That kind of gaming just soothes the soul
I reminisce about the days of old
With my Commodore 64

VERSE 3:

Won't go near to play a PlayStation 4
I want to harvest food and even smithore
Take out your valkyrie with my manticore!
All on my Commodore 64



VERSE 4:

Call it so Epyx, here's another visitor

Found Ambrosia in a whirlpool I explored
My Cobra Mark III mined an asteroid

I like that Commodore 64


CHORUS:
Still like that Commodore 64

Rescued a Kindar in the roots below

Max helped me battle that AI that went rogue

All on my Commodore 64



Still like that Commodore 64

Blew bubbles in that game by Taito

I learned to type with words like 'kill troll with sword'

With my Commodore 64



Still like that Commodore 64
That kind of gaming just never gets old

'LOAD "*",8,1' wore out my keyboard

On my Commodore 64

Still like that Commodore 64

I nuked a hamster, didn't know what for!
Marshmallow Man, couldn't get through the door
Just love my Commodore 64



Can't beat the Commodore 64....
I love my Commodore 64
I adore my 64, my Commodore 64
Track Name: If I Were an Undead Crawler
VERSE 1:
If I were an undead crawler
(If I were an undead crawler)
I would break into your house
(I would break through your windows)
If I were an undead crawler
(If I were an undead crawler)
I'd wreck all the furniture in your house
(That you fruitlessly piled up against the door)
If I were an undead crawler
(If I were an undead crawler)
You could run but you wouldn't get far
(A nice and tasty two-legged meal)
If I were an undead crawler
I'd bite your leg...

CHORUS:
If I were an undead crawler
I'd hide in the dark waiting in your yard
If I were an undead crawler
I'd make you scream, wouldn't be that hard
If I were an undead crawler
Maybe I could make some gurgling noises...

VERSE 2:
If I were an undead crawler
(If I were an undead crawler)
We would make a nasty mess
(Make a nasty mess of your FACE!)
If I were an undead crawler
(If I were an undead crawler)
I would gnaw on all your pets
(Especially the cat, because it deserves it)
If I were an undead crawler
(If I were an undead crawler)
I would savour your remains
(Maybe suck on an intestine)
If I were an undead crawler
I'd chew your arm...

CHORUS:
If I were an undead crawler
You wouldn't guess what we'd have in store
If I were an undead crawler
There'd be lots of blood and guts and gore
If I were an undead crawler
You know I don't actually like that, the whole blood thing...

VERSE 3:
If I were an undead crawler
(If I were...I don't want to be an undead crawler)
I would feast on the flesh of the living
(I don't even like my steak rare)
If I were an undead crawler
(But I don't want to be an undead crawler)
I would tear out your tongue
(You know, I had tongue once. It was gross. It was spongy too...)
Would you rather be the victim?
(Maybe I'd survive the apocalypse)
They would target you because you are chunky
(What?! No, I don't think I'm chunky!)
When I am an undead crawler
You'd rip my / I'd rip your flesh...
(You know, that just makes me all uncomfortable)

CHORUS:
If I were an undead crawler
(Fine, I'd be an undead crawler)
If I were an undead crawler
(You'd still be the first one to die)
If I were an undead crawler
I'd eat brains