The Magicicada Blues

by Dr. Dolphinacus

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about

Seventeen years ago. 1996. The first Pokemon game was just released in Japan, Justin Bieber was still diapers, and billions of bugs burrowed beneath the soil of the US east coast.

This month, Magicicada Brood II will emerge from underground and outnumber humans in the area 600-to-1. To commemorate the occasion we have this acoustic ode to the cicadas by Virginia's mysterious Dr. Dolphinacus, which was actually written for Brood X (another 17-year swarm that last came out in 2004).

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released 17 May 2013

HSD-003
written & recorded by Dr. Dolphinacus
archived & remastered by tha 1 who Trevs

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Track Name: Magicicada
where were you, where you there
when the clouds of bugs were flying everywhere
the swarm of 87 done crossed the line
now 17 years and they're back again
well are they foe or are they friend
the time of the magicicada is now at hand

cicada, the magic cicada
they're stormin and a-swarmin across the land

well you can't run, you can't hide
and forget about insecticide
they crawl in every space that you might ???
well their eyes are buggin' so bright and red
their moanin' and a groanin' gonna wake up the dead
they looka like they was comin' right up from hell

cicada, the magic cicada
they're stormin and a-swarmin across the land

now come-a 2021
should my ???
the big brood of bugs'll be bustin' on back again
crawlin' on up through my bones
on their way to that ???
and whether i'm here or not it matters not to them

cicada, the magic cicada
they're stormin and a-swarmin across the land
they're stormin and a-swarmin across the land
they're stormin and a-swarmin across the land
where were you