from 2020 Songs Rough Cuts by Cat Faber

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Inspired by a cartoon I saw of a person riding a giant octopus, and with every stride the octopus was saying "nope, nope, nope, nope." This song is about boundaries, if that isn't obvious.


You’ve been taught to reassure, to flatter and connect
But you’re allowed some boundaries, and those deserve respect.
There’s a thing that you can do, to rise above the fray;
Saddle up the nopetopus and ride that beast away!

Your mom comes to your parties and it’s really getting old
Your roommate keeps the yogurt till it grows all kinds of mold
Or wants you to explain to them why you don’t want to play...
Saddle up the nopetopus and ride that beast away!

Your partner borrows money and then never pays the bills
Your friend is in kitchen and they won’t wipe up their spills
Some stranger’s pressing drinks on you, no matter what you say
Saddle up the nopetopus and ride that beast away!

Some weirdo’s pushing church on you, and wants to give a tour
Some jerk makes little comments pitched to make you insecure
Turn your back upon that creep you’re tempted to fillet
Saddle up the nopetopus and ride that beast away.


from 2020 Songs Rough Cuts, released January 25, 2020




Cat Faber Tennessee

I write music about science fiction and fantasy subjects, commonly referred to as "filk."

I write much faster than I can record. Recent songs may be found at my website--the URL is given below.

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