Season Two

by The Vegetable Plot

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1. The Pajamazon Jungle Lead vocal by Aspara Gus It’s time to take a cruise to the land of snooze with your cuddly toys as your crew hold them tight while you kiss good night to your mum or your dad as they turn out the light click the room goes dark dark like a shark some people are scared of the dark but not you not any more cos you know that you’re here to explore…. the mystic streams of the land of dreams where reality is whatever you please the misty peaks where animals speak and you can do anything anything anything anything ANYTHING…. Chorus in the Pajamazon Jungle jungle jungle jungle in the Pajamazon Jungle jungle jungle jungle put your jim jams on jump into the Pajamazon jungle jungle jungle There’s a world you know you see it every day a world made of stone where you dare not stray a world of giants with feet of clay laying down the rules that govern your play but at night you can brush all the rules away with a Shookashookshack shookashookshookshack brush your teeth like a train on a train track Shookashookashack shookashookshookshook put your pajamas on and read a book maybe have a little tinkle tinkle maybe sing a little Twinkle Twinkle little star that’s who you are now your bed is a flying car now your car is a steam-powered boat now your boat starts to float….. down the mystic streams of the land of dreams where reality is whatever you please the misty peaks where animals speak and you can do anything anything anything anything ANYTHING…. Repeat Chorus Look, is that a who? is that a lion? is this a zoo? are we a bird? are we on a ship? is this a cake? is that a chip? is this a tree? is this a vine? if we climb to the top will we find a slide? weeeeeeeeeeeee Pajamazon put your pajamas on the mystic streams of the land of dreams where reality is whatever you please the misty peaks where animals speak and you can do anything anything anything anything ANYTHING…. Repeat Chorus x 2 in the Pajamazon Jungle
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Sweet Corn 02:43
2. Sweet Corn Lead vocal by Ru Barb Sweet corn clinging to the cob That’s swimming in the pot that’s sitting on the hot plate waiting for the tongs to pick you up and drop you on the counter top and pop you from the top to the bottom like little yellow teeth with butter underneath sometimes I feel like I was born to feast on Chorus Sweet corn [sweet corn] Sweet corn [sweet corn] Sweet corn [sweet corn] Come and get your eat on Sweet corn wrapped up in pale green paper like a present waiting to be opened and put into the water with a crack of pepper and a pinch of rock salt sitting on the stovetop then you let it cool down for a mo or toe then you put it to your mouth and you blow blow blow Repeat Chorus Sweet corn - crunch crunch Sweet corn - crunch crunch Sweet corn - crunch crunch Come and get your eat on Sweet corn - crunch crunch Sweet corn - crunch crunch Sweet corn - crunch crunch Come and get your eat now I don’t think there’s a veg been born with a sweeter and juicier crunch than yours Repeat Chorus shoo bee doo bee
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Mr Potato 03:08
3. Mr Potato Lead vocal by French Onion Mr potato comes from Peru he’s good to eat for me and you Mr Potato has a moustache he likes to rinse and take hot baths the other night he got mashed and the night before that he was smashed Mr Potato he’s versatile with his jacket, oh he’s got style Mr Potato Oh oh oh Chorus Mr Potato Mr Potato Mr Potato likes company he likes to party with celery Spanish onion and mayonnaise are his companions on sunny days Mr Potato he’s everywhere in France they call him pomme de terre in the oven he likes to bake sometimes he gets burnt by mistake Mr Potato Oh oh oh Chorus Mr Potato lives in the soil he likes to bathe with olive oil he loves rosemary and tarragon he loves dill, chilli and lemon salt and pepper, and garlic too he loves me, oh and he loves you Mr Potato, so good to eat he’s the best friend you’ll ever meet Mr Potato Oh oh oh Chorus x 2 Mr Po-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-tato
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4. Red Cabbage Lead vocal by Red Cabbage Gus Ladies and gentlestems, please welcome on drums and vocals RED CABBAGE! Red They call me Red red reddddd Cabbage Red red reddddd Cabbage pour a little bit of vinegar on me give me some of that balsamic I like the taste of steam I like some fennel seeds I’m packed with Vitamin C I’m fibre-rich I’m Red Cabbage Red yeah yeah yeah yeah Red I’m Red Cabbage Red red reddddd Cabbage Red red reddddd Cabbage Red red reddddd Cabbage
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5. Waiting for a Bus Lead vocal by Aspara Gus We’re waiting................. for a bus is that our bus? no, that is just a truck We’re waiting for a bus is that our bus? “Not in service” that was not our bus Traffic jam traffic jam all over the street this is not the kind of jam people like to eat bees make honey by buzzing into flowers and people make traffic jam, traffic jam, traffic jaaaam by sitting in their cars for hours and hours Chorus la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la waiting for a bus We’re waiting.......waiting.......still waiting…..still waiting for a bus is that our bus? ”School special” but it’s Saturday!? that was not our bus How I wish we could just ride our bicycles without the threat of heavy metal motor vehicles or that we could fly so high above the town hovering like hummingbirds, hummingbirds, hummingbirrrrds looking at the cars like ants on the ground Chorus The people in their cars look out of the glass like prisoners in solitary cells sitting all alone staring at their phones filling up the air with stress and dust and smoke and stress and all kinds of toxic, nasty smells We’re waiting……still waiting for a bus is that our bus? well, it is slowing down it’s stopping……the doors are opening [gasp] OMG THAT’S OUR BUS! [All aboard] When we first got to the stop we were the only ones now there’s a line of forty people waiting just like us it seems like we’ve been standing here for hours maybe months then all of sudden over the hill, over the hill, over the hiiilll not one not two but three buses all come along at once 12 tickets please Sorry mate, prepay only WHAT!!!
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Rain Song 04:18
6. Rain Song Lead vocal by Collie Flower Drip drop drip drop Drip drop drip drop I hear footsteps on the roof a pitter patter in the dirt like someone’s dancing on the earth with a thousand little feet each one dancing to the beat to the beating of a drum the rain has come it’s like the beating of a heart a million hearts beating as one a brand new cycle has begun once again the wheel has spun the rain has come the rain has come Chorus And after the rain will come the sun after the rain will come the sun after the rain will come the sun after the rain will come the sun We were born inside the soil reaching upward to the sky reaching outward to the stars as our spaceship spun in the ocean of the night a tiny radius of light spinning circles round the sun the rain has come the rain has come Chorus Drip drop drip drop Drip drop drip drop It’s falling softly from above like whispered words of love upon our earth so young the rain has come and inside each and every drop from the bottom to the top the song of all of us is sung it’s where all of us begun the rain has come the rain has come Chorus Drip drop drip drop Drip drop drip drop Drip drop drip drop Drip drop drip drop
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Nightshade 04:21
7. Nightshade Lead vocal by Tom Ato In the land of nightshade there do dwell tom arto, tom ato, potarto, potatoes as well red bell pepper and eggplant too some people say that the nightshades are deadly for you So we say please, of us beware we don’t want your tummy to despair if when you eat us, you don’t feel great maybe you should keep nightshades off your plate Chorus Na na na na na nanna Nightshade na na na na na nana Nightshade na na na nana nana na na na na nana na nana na nana Nightshade In the land of nightshade there are flowers and weeds some of them have poison inside their seeds like Belladonna, my sister cruel she can leave a blister inside you Our spicy chillis have many names some of them will leave your mouth in flames so if you’re not completely sure maybe you should kick nightshades out the door Chorus Come on down come on down to the dark side of town wear your dressing gown to where the moon shines down see us come to life in the silver light make a friend of your fears we have existed for thousands of years And oh we mean no harm some of us just have a strange kind of charm so if you have the heart to give us a bite maybe you can bring nightshade into the light Chorus Nightshade woah nightshade Maybe you can eat nightshade EVERY NIGHT!!
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Blue Pumpkin 03:10
8. Blue Pumpkin Lead vocal by Blue Pumpkin I’m a blue pumpkin on the vine and all day long I sit here cryin I’m a blue pumpkin in the shade and I’m wondering how to fix this mess I made I get up just in time to go to bed there’s a violin that’s playing in my head I’m a blue pumpkin in the field and I’ll cry until my broken heart is healed Blue pumpkin on the vine all day long she sits there cryin I’m a blue pumpkin in the field And I’ll cry until my broken heart is healed Yes I’ll cry until my broken heart is healed
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9. Artie's Community Garden Lead vocal by Artie Choke Artie Artie Choke He’s a heartie smarty bloke Hello bulbs and girls, welcome to Artie’s community garden I hope you’re all hungry cos everybody eats when they come to my patch Hello, what’s your name? Sean Sean, have some corn and you? Peg here Peg, have an egg have a bean Dean have some peas Louise everybody eats when they come to my patch and your name Jess have some cress and you? Dale here Dale, try some kale try a leek, Zeke, eat some squash Josh Everybody eats when they come to my… Chorus Community garden Community garden Community means you and me doing things in unity everybody eats when they come to my patch There’s just so much food growing all over the place, can you see it? No Look closely now, see We’ve got Aspara Gus growing here Rocket and Ru Barb over there We’ve got Collie, Sue Kini and Baby Broccolini Everybody eats when they come to my community garden Would you like to hear a joke? Yeah Okay, what kind of vegetable do chickens grow on? Eggplants! What about this, why did the potato go to the doctor? Because he wasn’t peeling well Oh I’ve just thought of another one Knock knock who’s there? can o’ peas canna peas who? can o’ peas come inside the house Moooooo! that joke was rotten Artie ah well, we’ll just put it on the compost heap with the others now look here We’ve got potato and turnip too all that we need for a veggie stew we’ve got basil, tomato, thyme and oregano everybody eats when they come to my…. Chorus Community garden (can you sing that with me?) Community garden (ah very good) Community garden (now you) Community garden Community means you and me and all your friends and family everybody eats when they come to my patch Have you seen our chooks? uh-uh look this is Mildred, Daisy, Margaret, Maisie and just look at these eggs they’ve been laying, aren’t they amazing? And look over here, we’ve got bees oooh this is Busby….. (buzzing sound) actually, I haven’t got around to naming all the bees yet the problem with bees is they tend to drone on Oh hello, you’ve got your hand up, do you have a question? Aren’t vegetables afraid of being eaten? Oh, what a good question. Can I tell you something? Vegetables LOVE being eaten. That’s right. It’s what we live for. You see, vegetables and human beings are partners. We feed you and you grow us, and the more you eat us, the healthier you’ll be. You see friends, we’re not scared of you, so why should you be scared of us? Now can everyone put two fingers in the air with me and say “peas” PEAS Wonderful! Thank you for coming along to my community garden today bulbs and girls, and remember, everybody eats when they come to my patch. And now bulbs and girls, I’m very excited to announce that we have a live band playing at my community garden today. Please welcome, all the way from your kitchen….The Herby Hancocks!
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10. Herbs and Spices Lead vocal by Star Anise Herbs and spices Herbs and spices Herbs and spices You won’t believe what they get up to when you leave them to their own devices Put on your Thai Basil it’s Lemon Thyme to see Rosemary for some Sage advice Cumin Marjoram it’s Chilli outside Lavender and Ginger Are doing a dance called the hand Chive Chorus Parsley on the highway It’s just Oregano day Cinnamon in a Mint condition Chevrolet Salt and Pepper Shake the cellar Turn the speaker Paprika Paprika Paprika freak out! get Freekeh! Artie Ladies and gentlestems, introducing the members of the Herby Hancocks On drums Dill Collins On bass Jalapeno Saladino On keys Cory Ander On guitar Turmeric Clapton On percussion Paprika And on vocals Star Anise and the Five Spice Girls Chorus x 2
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11. At the Farmer's Market Lead vocal by Bro Colini Gus: Hey Bro Colini Bro: Oh hey gus Gus: Where are you going? Bro: I’m going to the farmers market Gus: The farmers market, what’s that? Bro: You don’t know the farmer’s market, oh baby, welcome to the new age of fresh owwwwwwww! At the farmer’s market You can meet the crew At the farmer’s market who grow all of your food At the farmer’s market you can go to them and say At the farmer’s market what is good today? At the farmer’s market You can ride a pony At the farmer’s market or buy some handmade macaroni At the farmer’s market while your mum and dad At the farmer’s market drink coffee from a van At the farmer’s market come on everybody to the farmers market At the farmer’s market You can see their happy faces At the farmer’s market As you take the taste test At the farmer’s market Learning about cheese At the farmer’s market Sausages and bees At the farmer’s market You can chugalug some chilli sauce At the farmer’s market And ride a palomino horse At the farmer’s market Drinking a green smoothie At the farmer’s market Thinking life is so groovy At the farmer’s market come on everybody to the farmers market Join us on this fresh food revolution! At the farmer’s market At the farmer’s market At the farmer’s market At the farmer’s market
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12. Gramma Pumpkin Lead vocal by Gramma Pumpkin Band Gramma pumpkin where you bin we didn’t see you in spring Gramma pumpkin where you bin the farm is ready to swing Gramma Well I’ve been taking my time Growing on my vine I don’t come out till the winter time Woah yeah But then I come out sweet So sweet, you’ll say my gosh you better not rush a butternut squash Oh no, you just let me be You’ll be mumbling ain’t she something with your mouth full of pie made from sweet Gramma Pumpkin [INSTRUMENTAL - Play your kazoo!] Some people call me Gramma some call me a butternut some call me a pumpkin others call me a squash I don’t care what you call me Gramma or butternut you just better not call me up unless your oven’s good and hot woah yeah cos I’ll be coming in sweeeeet You’ll be mumbling ain’t she something with your mouth full of pie made from sweet Gramma Pumpkin [INSTRUMENTAL - Play your kazoo again!] You’ll be mumbling ain’t she something with your mouth full of pie made from sweet Gramma Pumpkin
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13. Under the Ground/ Organic Lead vocal by Aspara Gus Once I could be found under the ground way down in the loam that was my home with the bugs and the worms wriggling around under the ground I was a tiny little seed till my spirit was freed and lifted way up high into space but I still remember my starting place Chorus Under the ground, under the ground under the ground under the ground, under the ground Way down, that’s where my roots can be found My name is Gus, I drive a green bus filled with my friends we meet lots of folks and play music to them we laugh and we sing we all jump around all of us once lived Chorus Under the ground, under the ground under the ground under the ground, under the ground way down, that’s where our roots can be found ORGANIC starts… Ladies and gentlestems, bulbs and girls it’s time to get up out of your flower beds shake off the dirt put your hands in the sky do the jumping bean and SING We’re organic Organic! A natural product of the planet We’re organic Organic! A natural product of the planet We’re organic we give our bodies to the soil and the soil rewards our toil by giving us our food and the food makes us feel good and good is the way we should feel We’re organic Organic! A natural product of the planet We’re organic Organic! A natural product of the planet We’re organic We give our bodies to the earth And the earth gives us our worth by giving us our food and the food makes us feel good and good is the way we should feel We’re organic A natural product of the planet We’re organic A natural product of the planet We’re organic We come up out of the ground And we leave behind a sound and the sound gets found and the sound gets loud and it makes us feel good Ladies and gentlestems, bulbs and girls we have been The Vegetable Plot on drums Mr Beet on bass Sir Paul McCarrotney on guitar Purple Haze on saxophone Blowbergine on percussion Paprika on vocals Ru Barb, Tom Ato, Artie Choke, Blue Pumpkin, Gramma Pumpkin, Mr Potato, Red Cabbage, Bro Colini, Collie Flower with special guest The Herby Hancocks and me Aspara Gus, wishing you love and peas way down, that’s where our roots can be found
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14. Children of Wambamboobaloo Lead vocal by Alph Alpha Gus This is Aspara Gus calling across the universe to Wambamboobaloo Come in Wambamboobaloo The people here on earth have a question for you What do you do in Wambamboobaloo? What do you do in Wambamboobaloo? Choir Here in Wambamboobaloo We are astral voyagers Looking for some good to do We fly all over the universe and we’ve been flying in the skies all around your world and we think it might be time for every boy and girl Alph Alpha we think you might understand what it means to feel love to take the power in your hand to plant a seed to fill your hearts and your voices 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Fly!!!! Choir Leaving Wambamboobaloo Through the radish nebula Past the star of Coocachoo and the moons of Jupiter We’ll be flying in disguise As a flock of birds But we’ll be watching with our minds and listening to your words Alph Alpha You might sense us in the sky You might pick up on our vibe And if you ever want to fly Then raise your hand (then raise your hand) And turn your eyes to the sunrise Flying so high in the boobaloo sky Sending down our own good vibe Flying so high in the boobaloo sky sending down our good vibe Flying so high in the boobaloo sky Sending down our own good vibe Flying so high in the boobaloo sky sending down our good vibe Children of earth Your planet is a marvel indeed It gives you food to feed Every soul in need The flowers and veggies grow Clinging to the dirt below Reaching upwards to the sky Plant them again, they never die The human soul is like a soil And love is the seed There is love enough to feed Every heart in need We gave these humble veggie folk The power to sing and joke To remind you of who you are Blessed children of a golden star

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Bigger, bolder and funkier in every way, the long-awaited sequel to Season One introduces some fresh new characters to the plot, as well as bringing back some beloved, old favourites. A perfect album to listen to again and again on those long family car trips.

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released April 2, 2019

SEASON TWO
Created, Written and Cast by Luke Escombe
Produced by Michael McGlynn
Arranged by Luke Escombe and Michael McGlynn
Recorded at Vienna People Studio, Sydney
Mixed by David Richards and Michael McGlynn
Mastered by William Bowden
CD Artwork by Brian Neong San
Lyric booklet design by Jodie Clowes
Photos by Lyn Taylor
Executive Producer: Luke Escombe

Musicians
Luke Escombe (Aspara Gus) - Acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass on track 1
Michael McGlynn ( Tom Ato) - Piano, keyboards, synth, drums on tracks 1 and 7
Jamie Cameron (Mr Beet) - drums on nearly everything else, chicken noise on track 2
Nick Hoorweg (Sir Paul McCarrotney) - Electric and upright bass, additional guitar on track 13
Jess Ciampa (Paprika) - so many percussion instruments
Lozz Benson (Red Cabbage) - drums on Red Cabbage
Ross Harrington (Blowbergine) - baritone sax and clarinet
Jess Graham (String Bean) - violin on tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 13 and “sorry mate prepay only” on track 5
Paige Hoorweg (Ru Barb) - kazoo on Gramma Pumpkin
Cazzbo Johns - tuba, jug and that spooky slide whistle on Pajamazon Jungle
Claire O’Meara - violin and accordion on Waiting for a Bus, violin on Blue Pumpkin
Jy-Perry Banks - pedal steel on Blue Pumpkin
Willy Bowden - Radio manipulations on Children of Wambamboobaloo
Ben Thatcher (aka Benny Time) - banjo on Mr Potato

Lead Vocalists (in order of appearance)
Aspara Gus/ Luke Escombe, Ru Barb/ Paige Hoorweg, French Onion/ Brian Campeau, Red Cabbage/Lozz Benson, Collie Flower/Georgia Mooney, Tom Ato/Michael McGlynn, Blue Pumpkin/Brigitta “Little Bee” Alexander, Artie Choke/Dominic Santangelo, Star Anise/Billie McCarthy, Bro Colini/Aaron “Daddy Longlegs” Houston, Gramma Pumpkin/Alice Terry, Alph Alpha/Doug Williams

Backing vocalists
Nick Hoorweg, Paige Hoorweg, Luke Escombe, Michael McGlynn, Georgia Mooney, Alice Terry, Jess Ciampa, Billie McCarthy, Brian Campeau

Kids
Leni Zimmermann, Harry Escombe, Tasya van Meenen, Clementine Collier, Penelope Chrysanthou, Noah and Finn Quarry, Jack Romeo

Songs
Words and Music by Luke Escombe* with extra musical elements by Michael McGlynn
“Artie’s Community Garden” gratefully borrows elements of the wonderful song “Everybody eats when they come to my house”, written by Jeanne Burns and performed by Cab Calloway

This album was partially funded through the Australian Cultural Fund.

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