Scuba Bob
(EP, 2021)

1. Scuba Bob
2. Timeshare Nightmare
3. Carolina Cat Lady

Jackie Puppet:
Joe Braverman: lead vocals, guitar, flute
Acorn Slim: backing vocals (track 2)
Brad Kleiman: backing vocals (track 2), bass (tracks 1 & 2)

tracks 1 & 3 written by Joe Braverman
track 2 written by Joe Braverman/Brad Kleiman

produced & engineered by Dennis Young
recorded 2020/2021 at Dennis Young Studios, South Plainfield, NJ

artwork by Brad Kleiman

Lyrics:

"Scuba Bob"

If ever was a man

at ease with manatees, 

it was Scuba Bob 

 

Friendly with anemones

Ocean currents were his breeze,

jellyfish, his stinging bees

 

Whales would entertain him with their tales

He reached out to the hammerheads
They were glad to clip his nails

He led a bubble life,
kept secret from the boaters and their sails

 

And the only times he didn't feel well

were the times when his mask didn't seal well

The trouble was the bubbles
that escaped due to his stubble

 

Detective Snooparoni once called upon Bob (with a heavy sigh),

"I've got a case with a heavy lid.."

Bob said, "Yo, Tony, I'll help you (before the ink runs dry)
I'll help you  find your squid

I only ask you one thing, for my help (and for a quid) 

A big ol' bag of kelp (It is my favorite dish)

And remember, 
It takes a village to raise a man,
but a manta ray's a fish


"Timeshare Nightmare"

The theme park's on me
One whole day for free
Ain't it shaping up to be a great vacation?
Get your free tickets,
but first pay me a visit
and listen to my little presentation

They say nothing's for free,
and now I know it's true
Now I am aware
I'm in a timeshare nightmare


You'll only do that for me
if I do this for you
Now I am ensnared
in your timeshare nightmare


Cool Atlantic breeze
Newly planted trees
Sweet, fresh honey from local bees
Complete relaxation

We cleared away the thickets
Upgraded all the spickets
It's acute, as cute as cute gets
And you can not dipute this 

They say nothing's for free,

and now I know it's true
Now I am aware
I'm in a timeshare nightmare

You'll only do that for me
if I do this for you

I've become ensnared 
in your timeshare nightmare


"Carolina Cat Lady"

Carolina Cat Lady
How will she survive?
Twenty five cats
Impending Cat 5

Left chow in their bins
Drinks in their tins
And prayers that were a whisper
under the howling winds
She asked forgiveness for her sins

Carolina Cat Lady
How will she survive?
Twenty five cats
Impending Cat 5

Ignored the reporters
Turned back against orders
Blew past the cops at the watershed border

Back with the van,
she returned in the dark
And her twenty five kitties,
they boarded the ark