A Spectral Occasion

by Tonda Gossa

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credits

released July 4, 2016

Curt Tuckfield: Keyboards, vocals, programming
Scott Tuckfield: Keyboards, vocals guitar on Jet Set, programming
Rob Mosher: Guitar/synth guitar, engineering

Tracks 1 & 3 by Schultz, C. Tuckfield
Track 2 by S. Tuckfield
Tracks 4 & 5 by C. Tuckfield
Track 6 by S. Hunt, C. Tuckfield
Track 7 by Manfredini, C. Tuckfield
Track 8 by C. Tuckfield, S. Tuckfield
Track 9 by C. Tuckfield, S. Tuckfield, R. Mosher

Cover concept and backstory by Curt Tuckfield.
All illustrations by Scott Tuckfield.

Backing vocals on "Red and Gold" by Shane Hunt.

Recorded by Tonda Gossa at TG Studios.
Mixed and mastered by Michael Sasich at Man Vs Music.

Special thanks to Nitemare 3D creator David P. Gray and composer David B. Schultz, Melissa Keegan, Michael Sasich and Shane Hunt.

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Track Name: Closet World/Garden Party
Lyrics by C. Tuckfield

There’s a little room
Full of hats and brooms
Through the closet door
Is a world never seen before
Where hat racks move around
The ceiling’s on the ground
And the fad is plaid and mice are nice
And mannequins alive with sound

And through the cover of night
When everything is calm and quiet
Out from a dust covered box
There comes a little tube sock fox
They creep and crawl and bark and bawl
And roll up into soft small balls
And the ties are snakes and socks are worms
A shoehorn is a friend to all

Through another door
There is so much more
A garden under stars
Which hang on strings and glow like Mars

Flowers with delicate bells
Turtles with elegant shells
Soil soft and sweet
Cool beneath my feet

Hedges cut so neat
A maze which men cannot complete
A garden in the night
Paper lanterns, dragon light

Flowers with delicate bells
Turtles with elegant shells
Soil soft and sweet
Dreams of digging deep
Track Name: Jet Set
She drove a tricked-out, top-down, rockin' jalopy

That she bought with an IOU

She was a well-read, well-bred opulent Aussie

Who had dropped out of NYU

She was a free bird

Not believing what she heard

Like a tiger when she purred

And I wanna make her mine



She was a hard-to-get jet set sunny vacation

From a nation of icy freeze

She was a palm tree, white beach, pretty location

And her face brought me to my knees

She was a good girl

Doing all that she could girl

Whatsoever she would girl

And I wanna make her mine



On my mind

I think about her all the time

I think about her almond eyes

I think about her smile

She got me speechless, gaga I drop my jaw

I'm impressed, Father I guess I better

Confess, Lord what she's doing to me

I wanna make her mine



She was a hot rod, good God,

Magical potion in an ocean of DOA's

She was an ice cream, pipe dream

Musical motion and I'm hopin' that she looks my way

She was a bright light

Burning flame in the night time

Showing up at the right time

Never late and I wanna make her mine



Girl, you could be my life

My light

My everything

That'd be just fine

Let's take a walk in the sunshine

Let's drink it in like a fine wine

Let's live our lives on the bright side

Just don't forget what I'm telling ya

Darlin', you could be my life

My light

My everything

That'd be divine

Let's open up what we've shut down

Let's let it in what we've locked out

Let's set it straight what was turned round

With love like this, I know we'll be fine



I was an average guy

Humble as pie

I wasn't quite sure what to say but

We would pass in the street

And our eyes would suddenly meet

And you would smile at me

Something's bringing us closer



I was a rag tag, dime bag, decadent dreamer

Who was weened here in SLC

I was an unlocked prog rock nothing to see here

Who would doubt his divinity

She was a deep breath

Cheer me up when I'm depressed

Calm me down when I'm upset

And I wanna make her mine



On my mind

I think about her all the time

I think about her almond eyes

I think about her smile

She got me speechless, gaga I drop my jaw

I'm impressed, Father I guess I better

Confess, Lord what she's doing to me

I wanna make her mine



We could be more than before, babe we could make a good team

If you'd be my life

And we could live long, love strong, babe we could make a new dream

If you'd be my wife

Cause you're the right one

Shining out like a bright sun

Flying high as a kite and I

I wanna make you mine
Track Name: Jonathan Hugo
Jonathan he he left with his coat on he left

Made a break for the bank just to check on his debt

Jonathan got caught up in a storm and got sick

Made a break for a house he saw in the distance


do do do do do do do do


Jonathan walked right in heard a click and was shocked

Now I'm stuck in a rut i feel mocked doors are locked

Frankenstein is inclined to malign your spirit

Plasma guns are no fun magic wands are more fit


do do do do do do do do


Skeletons are not friends raise their arms and they're lit

In the dark lights are out find the fuse box fix it

Chandeliers shed no tears when the blue witch appears

Crystal balls can see all of the paths that are near
Track Name: Bag Of Love
Lyrics: Curt Tuckfield

Sunday morn

Knock at the door

Turn the knob

Then i found a blob

it was a


Bag of love


Sunday night

City lights

By the morning sun

Everyone

will get a


Bag of love


Never thought id see it yeah

Open up and breathe it in yeah

Friendly neighbor you don't know

Gave a bag with a fuzzy glow


oh it was a

Bag of love
Track Name: Red and Gold
Lyrics: Shane Hunt and Curt Tuckfield

Platypus explains

Your mammalian brains

Pattern your life after your wife

Pabst Blue Ribbon beer

Dissipates his fear

Pattern your life after your wife


Red and Gold

It is getting old

Honey bees

Honey please


Just got out of jail

The check is in the mail

Pattern your life after your wife

Locked inside a house

It belongs to Mr. Stauf

Pattern your life after your wife


Red and Gold

It is getting old

Honey bees

Honey please



I’ve never been to hell

And yet I know it well

Pattern your life after your wife

Everything you need

Is at the bottom of Lake Mead

Pattern your life after your wife


Red and Gold

It is getting old

Honey bees

Honey please
Track Name: Next To You
Lyrics: Curt Tuckfield and Scott Tuckfield

Can I catch you?

Will you catch me?

I’ve been gone so long

I’ve been gone so long

Will you catch me?


Next to you


A subterranean sound (If you swallow)

I put my ear to the ground (I will feed you)

I feel the pulse of the earth (I’ve been gone so long)

I know that I’m not the first (Our bond has grown so strong)

Out of the darkness rebirth

Wanting to be


Next to you
Track Name: Torn
Lyrics by Scott Tuckfield and Curt Tuckfield

If you find a 5 by 9 photograph, call me fast

It was all that I owned

And so my life is a kite

Untethered, unfettered, and blown

Through the sky, through the night

Through the roar of the thunder

A ball of lightning

Is very frightening

It glows and grows and it flows through you

The stormy weather

Exploding feathers

The swirling smokestack, black as a top hat


Cloud overhead

The silo and shed

Dust in my eyes from the gusts in the skies

Elephant snout

Snarl and shout

Twist like a drill as it feasts on the field


I lock the door, close the windows

I hit the floor, howling wind blows

I see a flash, blinding white light

Thunderous freight train breaks the skylight

The shattered glass, shaken snow globe

Goes flying past, cuts my earlobe

Down the stairs, lock the cellar

Thousand things I want to tell her

Her photograph, smiling sweetly

She used to laugh, used to need me

A printed scene, soft and lovely

But the wind it blew and took you from me

It took the walls, took the ceiling

It left me broken, bent, and reeling

I’m all alone in a shattered city

But I’ll find your picture if it kills me

A ball of lightning

Is very frightening

It glows and grows and it flows through you

The stormy weather

Exploding feathers

The swirling smokestack, black as a top hat


Cloud overhead

The silo and shed

Dust in my eyes from the gusts in the skies

Elephant snout

Snarl and shout

Twist like a drill as it feasts on the field