The Trouble With Tribbles (track 1)

What’s the trouble with tribbles?

Small, furry creatures, purr when you hold ’em
Calm the central nervous system
No apparent use, except being cute
Ravenous eaters, yet they have no teeth
Big fans of Quadrotriticalie
A unique and curious species

They are not overbearing, tin-plated or swaggering

What’s the trouble, what’s the trouble with tribbles?
Ensign Chekov made a little joke, very little
What’s the trouble, what’s the trouble with tribbles?
Mr. Spock claims their calming purr on him has no effect

Born to be pregnant, near fifty percent
Of their metabolism geared toward
Having more, and more, and more
Take them out clubbing, keep away Klingons
Just don’t leave them unattended
In your storage or your food processors

They are not garbage scow or Denebian slime devils

What’s the trouble, what’s the trouble with tribbles?
Mr. Scott made a sad pun we’d all like to forget
What’s the trouble, what’s the trouble with tribbles?
Captain Kirk should relax with a ton dropped on his head

No delusions of godhood, but they’ll leave you in a good mood

What’s the trouble, what’s the trouble with tribbles?
What a day, they just keep eating everything away
What’s the trouble, what’s the trouble with tribbles?
What a day, they just keep breeding exponentially

That’s the trouble with tribbles

 

Instrumentation:

Patrick O’Connor:  Lead Vocals, Ukelele, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
Noah Butler: Bass Guitar
Mike Rittenhouse:  Trumpet, Rhythm Guitar
Chris Spurgin:  Glockenspiel, Backing Vocal
Andy Fark:  Drums & Percussion

Additional contributions:
Savannah Norris:  Tribble coos