Quickly Quickly Quickly

by The Tea Club

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Inkh I was lucky enough to see this group perform with Thank You Scientist (as well as other great artists) a month or so ago in Cleveland. That is how I discovered this group, and now I've fallen hopelessly in love with their music. It really takes me on a journey of sorts. Heh, also neat to hear that "I Shall Consume Everything" was partly? inspired by Zelda: Majora's Mask. =) After I heard them perform that track I had to investigate the rest of their discography! Favorite track: I Shall Consume Everything.
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Peter Jones Despite having musical roots clearly in early Genesis era prog rock, this album takes in a wider set of influences, going beyond any repetition. The mixture is quite unique. The overall production is very solid. Favorite track: Firebears.
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Wedhro For something so strongly rooted in old school Genesis-style prog the risk of being cliché or simply not good enough was present but The Tea Club delivers a solid, inspiring album you don't often hear from nowadays (or even classic) bands. Impressive quality and creativity. Favorite track: Firebears.
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"...Quickly Quickly Quickly... shows no little ambition and skill and could show a lot of so-called prog bands quite a few tricks that don't rely on cliché..."

-Roger T, Astounded By Sound!

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released November 15, 2012

Recorded at Big Blue Meenie Studio, Jersey City

Patrick McGowan - Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Dan McGowan - Vocals, Guitar
Charles Batdorf - Bass, Guitar
Becky Osenenko - Keyboard
Joe Rizzolo - Drums

Additional Keyboards by R McGeddon

Lyrics by Dan McGowan and Patrick McGowan

Produced by Tim "Rumblefish" Gilles

Album cover by Kendra DeSimone kendra-desimone-artist.tumblr.com

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Track Name: Firebears
FIREBEARS
(Lyrics by Patrick McGowan and Dan McGowan)


Someone left the door unlocked
Now all the wolves are getting in, getting in
Someone left the window open
All the vultures are circling, circling

Better to wake the dead
Than to stir the living
A new day
I will see all this pass into a new day

We recommend never more than once
So as to preserve memory
Never more than once
So as to appear ordinary
So as to instill calm
We recommend a mask-like appearance

I hear the scavengers
Or was I dashed upon the rocks
It all went blue, it all went blue

If you can’t sleep at night, we recommend that you turn on the television
There’s a man outside, he calls himself the Witchfinder General
He can put you to sleep with his sleight of hand
Sleight of hand, sleight of hand
He speaks to us like no other
And the walls come crashing, the walls come crashing down
But I will not go with fear in my heart
Despite the constant whimpering
In these days of broken men

And in between the familiar sounds
Resides the glowing electric womb
We could not get away
And when we woke up
All was still and strangely awake

I hear the scavengers
Or was I dashed upon the rocks
It all went blue

We have found you to be obsolete
We have done away with childish things
You must remember
We have given up
And so will you
We have done away with childish things

We have found you
Obsolete
Insignificant
We have done away with childish things

I watched as you spun your web
You spoke with grace and bitterness
That was what gave you away
I watched as you spun your web
I could not get you
Your impression out of my eyes
I watched as you spun your web
I could not taste the bitterness
And though you go on and on
I hear the world tell me you’re just a voice inside my head

But we
We will not go away
We will not be afraid
We will not go away
Though you recommend
That we go back to sleep
We’ll wait for you to pass away
I think I’ll lay here awhile
And listen to the voice inside my head

But in between the hypnotic sounds
We escaped the infected womb
We thought we found a way
But when we woke up
They had given the enemy a new face

I see a light off in the distance
But I will find you with or without it.
Track Name: The Eternal German Infant
THE ETERNAL GERMAN INFANT
(Lyrics by Dan McGowan)

C is for Chocolate Wolf
H is for Horseman and
A is for Amazing Pete
O is for Orange Cream and
S is for Straw Hat where she hid the Meteorite Key

P is for Pepper Witch
O is for Orange Rose and
I is for Ivory's Tin
N is for Number Nine
(Strawberry Number Nine)
T is for Twelve Little Pigs

They weren't even aware
The more that they guessed,
The worse they were off
Knives, there were Yellow Knives

C is for Clover 'Shrooms
H is for House of Cakes
A is for Along the sea
O is for Orange shore and
S is for Star Wheat House
What a tale, for certainly!

P is for Pink Wood House
O is for Orange Moon Cakes
I is for Ivory's key
N is for Number Nine
(Strawberry Number Nine)
T is for a Triumphee!

Nobody knew his name
The more that they guessed,
The worse they were off
Float to the Yellow Sky

You're not even aware
Of the path, and the covering of ice
Wicked Waterfall
From here on out, you'll be slipping all the time

Then the Wolf appeared,
Dressed as a man,
Told me about all his friends
He gave me a book and
Through the woods we went

So I could meet the rest

There in a Blue House,
They shook my hand,
Told me the Wolf was their King
All the trees smiled there
Everyone was dressed in gold,
With books like mine

They stared but never
Read the inside,
For an hour or so every day
This gave them energy,
So I did the same and stared
For three more years

I woke up one night
To see a moon beam
Shine on the tree with the huge grin
I looked intently and
Saw that it's smiling bark
Was only paint

When I looked back at the house,
It burst into flames,
Then everything turned to black
When I woke up I was
Running in circles
Where the house should have been
Track Name: Mister Freeze
MISTER FREEZE
(Lyrics by Dan McGowan)

Cold, in the sun,
From the mountain snow
The well is dry
With frozen water

Word to the wise,
When this city stands
Before its mouth
And listens,
No one hears their name

I never knew you
And never will
The door is closed
The pages are full
Better be sure
You’re a wise and great man,
You're on your own
And will be
For a long, long time

In my head
Are the fruits
Of your labors

In my head
Are the fruits
Of your labors

Your labors
That failed my mind, body, and soul

Your labors
That failed my mind, body, and soul
Track Name: I Shall Consume Everything
I SHALL CONSUME EVERYTHING
(Lyrics by Dan McGowan)

Give some more,
That's what you're here for
Come, now go,
Through me

It won't be long,
Well, maybe later...
Don't stop 'til
I say

Give some more,
That's what you're here for
Come, now go,
Through me

Don't stop now,
Give 'til the last drop
Pierce its film,
So I may taste the yolk...

(Don't forget, on a sunny afternoon
All the time that was accounted for
Goes through me
Maybe you can
Pry it out
Of my mouth
All the time that was accounted for
All the time that was accounted for...)

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As I go forward thinking rubbing holes in every page,
Ships will be leaving in the night

Growing uncertain I can see, now you wanna know why,
He's human, after all

As I eat every diamond word, ripped to shreds between my teeth
I'm not worried by the scabs

Off the clock, off the record, stop the tape, take me in my sleep
I knew you were gonna pull this

More give me more give me more give me more give me

No one wants to long for this
Mr. Punch comes to life, rips every word to shreds between his teeth

Give me more of the same
Give me more of the same
Give me more of the same
I shall consume everything

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Moon, thy gentle glow doth wither among them
Thy gentle glow doth wither
Thy gentle glow doth move
We ran too far and further along still
We ran too far and further
We ran too far and knew
Only some will live forever like us
Only some will live forever
Only some will live forever...