Season Two

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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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Track Name: The Pajamazon Jungle
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
Track Name: Sweet Corn
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
Track Name: Mr Potato
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
Track Name: Red Cabbage
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
Track Name: Waiting for a Bus
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!!!
Track Name: Rain Song
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
Track Name: Nightshade
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!!
Track Name: Blue Pumpkin
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
Track Name: Artie's Community Garden
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!
Track Name: Herbs and Spices
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
Track Name: At the Farmer's Market
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
Track Name: Gramma Pumpkin
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
Track Name: Under the Ground/ Organic
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
Track Name: Children of Wambamboobaloo
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