Rabbit

by The Tea Club

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1.
Simon Magus (free) 06:23
From above, I've watched us drift apart, drift apart Now I look at the screen As I wander into doors of shredded ribbon Two golden glowing moons, changing shape Star Sun and Moon Man leads a way underground "Everyone who dwells here is safe" And it is there I think of ways To tangle myself in wires Until the will to untie my knots is gone I turn blue before your eyes From a chemical in my design And I will revel in the view Of colors and pixels not seen in my life I hear things I always wanted to hear from someone I always wanted to know "What you were seeking was worth waiting for" Never bending to break, or sleeping to dream Alone, from above I can hear your words To the Ghost of Wonders and Signs And for a moment I see myself returning to the Earth in four broken pieces As Simon, Deceiver of Men Would you have this gift To bewitch with wonders and signs And for the payment your silver and gold I pray for your soul O Simon refuter so that your sins may be forgiven you As you diminish may your wealth diminish with you As the night wore on they spoke to me "Someday we'll be back to take you away" The Hunter was dressed as the Sorcerer fell to his death Returns to the four corners of the Earth And I saw the emerging monotheistic storm clouds And the sick were made well again
2.
Diamondized 06:33
I used to let that get to me Now I look for the good in it You will too I wish this wasn't happening But all I can do is look away You will too Behind every day lit corner of you A shadow is growing in me One too many holes I've had to avoid That could not be deeper in the earth So many ideas I've tried to ignore That follow me into my bed One too many thoughts I've had to avoid That could not be deeper in my head I used to let that get to me Now I look for the good in it Behind every day lit corner of you A shadow is growing in me One too many thoughts I've had to avoid That could not be deeper in my head With your eerie eyes, better luck next time If you can't see me, then I can't see you With your eerie eyes, better luck next time
3.
Please forgive my friend He reads all those stories Of strange lights and weather balloons Said he saw one last year Drop behind the mountains I told him he was an atheist We stayed outside an hour To meet the Queen and her friends They had been making honey But we were there for some pictures... It was late when we started seeing lights They were used to seeing lights The White Rhino asked me for the safest way home My intent was pure but misguided Now I keep my mouth shut when asked for advice If he ever found his way, I don't know... There's a little shadow box of porcelain dolls and they sparkle Only when you look at them There's a little shadow box of aging dolls and they sparkle Only when you look at them
4.
The only good that could have come of this Is if I learned from my mistakes But still I'm pulled in by an iron tide That knocks me down, right back in the sand They made me wait outside 'til I fell asleep There was so much snow, I couldn't move And when I woke up, I was in love with bad ideas And cold weather moods When I came back after the storm had passed And realized how long I'd been gone I set out looking for the people that I used to know, before I fell asleep But they left me in the pool 'til I learned to swim There was so much rain, I couldn't breathe And when I closed my eyes, the things I used to see had changed... But then, I hear a siren and a voice say "The love that you were seeking was worth waiting for" Heart in hand, The Iron Woodsman clears a path I'm on my roof, as everything turns white Someone is carrying me And taking me to the Stars, Sun, and Moon And when I woke up, the things I used to feel were gone
5.
Make a little box with a little bow Hide it in the dark in a secret place You might get by And never know What the damage was Do you know who told you everything you're telling me? Don't think about it It'll go away You'll forget about it In a sacred home Have faith in what you don't believe You're the lucky ones Do you know who told you everything you're telling me? And catch a bug (Out of the oceans) Pull out his wings (Into the history books) Give him to your kids (We were the first and are the last) Show them how we live (Created as tormentors for the rest) Made to torment the rest Do you really think That you really know What you really want? Do you know who told you everything? Saw a life changing scene, shrugged my shoulders and left Now I'm one of you leading remarkable lives He used to look out the window And his mind would move in patterns With the light that never warmed him And he saw how easy it would be To go there someday And it's wrong That I don't understand you But in our place There was shown new love And mercy
6.
Help us destroy ourselves And you can start over And I looked and saw that this was where I had come from I learned that to be a man was to respect cruelty And drive the weakest into the ground He fell by the wayside And they laughed At the huddled janitorial mass Now that you're gone I will never be the same It was a time that we will never get back A life that will never return And it turned out that Life was exactly the way I hoped it wouldn't be And when we are gone The Earth will remember us With tumors
7.
From now on this place will have no power It disappeared from the room, like it was just a dream And all that was will be as still as sleep It disappears as the doors close without a whisper You can see smoke through the cracks under the door It's not safe here, All worlds are cruel You can see smoke, and if you don't get out soon You'll fall asleep And never wake up And this is what happens when you wait for a miracle To pull you out Just when I thought someone else Was gonna take care of it It turned out that I had to Do it all along Keep away from that room with The Carnation Laurel Leaf Mirror Image Keep away from that room with The Carnation Laurel Leaf Mirror Image Just when the concrete had dried, When the foundation was set When we though we had all night, See the Sun come up... From now on this place will have no power It disappeared from the room, like it was just a dream And all that was will be as still as sleep It disappears as the doors close without a whisper And on that day, you were saved You were shown another way And I was there to see the devil let you go with a whisper From now on this place has lost all it's power Have no care, He said it would be so All the words had meaning All The people screaming And I looked up to the sky and saw you were gone Before I go, sing to me of the Lion and the Lamb And I will seem as of one returning to the womb And tell me stories of heroes worthy of imitation And of a God presiding over a world full of meaning Who steals the years When you're running from the day? Come back and sing to me
8.
Tumbleweeds (free) 04:09
At night it gets so cold Like when you and I were alone A breath, a snow washed sky A Blue Morning Moon The wall is stone and it reaches high A garden surrounds the hole Where all the king's men Slowly, slowly, move across the ice See, in the next life, I must look dead Frozen in the Silver Flower Bed But you can see the steam Breathing from my mouth At night it gets so cold Like when you and I were alone A breath, a snow washed sky A Blue Morning Moon Spin hair from black into a grey A thousand years ago... Can you not let the past be? Or do you still lay down to a locked jaw? Out on the thin ice, I go instead Frozen in the Silver Flower Bed If you'd give me the will, The will to love you See, in the next life, I must look dead Frozen in the Silver Flower Bed But you can see the steam Breathing from my mouth Yes you can see the steam Breathing from my mouth
9.
Astro 11:30
Somebody said, late at night, when it rains That you can hear the dreams of the world But when it rains, I dream of the spiders In the corners of my janitor's closet He used to move with the wind at his back Before a life of disappointment... I stand in the place I will stay For the rest of my days And I don't feel anything The time will wash by, all I will know Is the smell of sanitized floors and walls And I don't feel anything How many years have been lost? How many days in this place? But when it rains the roof leaks In buckets of soap and water In buckets of soap and water No stories, no glory, only soap and water No stories, no glory, only soap and water With a life of disappointment No stories, no glory, only soap and water No stories, no glory, only soap and water When it rains with disappointment The Moon on the hill A dark ocean sky The curtains rise... They're trying to tell us We have all night We have all night Lacerta Cetus Anusta In the Gallery of Chameleon All that was left is quiet sleep You were there to remind me As I walked through the door Everything stepped out of place A home with no memory I don't want to be here anymore I don't understand anything anymore I want to go home All of this This is not my home... For years he has come to this hill With the promise that one day they'll return To take him away but on this night he sits in reverie I will stay And wait For the wind and the rain...

about

"...The Tea Club are from Philadelphia, New Jersey, they’re not afraid to nail their colours firmly to their mast and fly directly in to the face of fashion... A lot of consideration gone in to those lyrics, some genuinely intelligent, emotional, passionate, and creative moments here... Rabbit is excellent in terms of progressive melodicness and the clean-cut side of neo-prog conventions, Rabbit is also an album that isn’t afraid to adventure a little now and again, take a little risk or two, real progression if you know what I mean... Pastoral post-rock blending into proper progressiveness..."

-The Organ 'zine, www.organart.com



"...Intensely punkish and atmospheric lyricism stitched with dramatic shifts and structured intentionality is the cloth of progressive rock from which this band is made. Rather than recycling the old prog themes, The Tea Club forges new paths and creates a sound that is immediate and urgent..."

-103.3 WPRB Princeton NJ



"...The Tea Club and producer Tim "Rumblefish" Gilles invested a great deal of heart in this album and their efforts have paid off. It's a piece of work that takes the promise of General Winter and brings it to another level. It feels mysterious, with some slightly dark undercurrent, more ambitious, more complex, a much longer walk down the moonlit trail... Rabbit is true adventures in other worlds, sonic and otherwise. These are tracks which are earnest and intimate. After many spins the full impact comes through: hidden melodies, endless energies, and great intuitions on where they should go with the pieces..."

-James Russell


"...I can’t remember a time where I experienced such listening pleasure going from the first CD to the second. This is such a major leap in every aspect it’s hard to not be impressed at what a band can do when they set their mind to it. The fact The Tea Club still aren’t signed to major label is criminal. Rabbit is such a superb disc... It gets my highest recommendation..."

-Jerry Lucky


"...Just like its predecessor, this album fits the time it was made in, and never compromises a thing. Plenty of the elements held within the beautiful packaging are still unconventional and bold in their presentation, but something I feel must be pointed out is that in many ways, Rabbit surpasses what came before. To me, that is more impressive than anything else about this striking release... What else would The Tea Club have up their sleeves? Well, the answer to that is simple: magic... although I didn't quite expect to be this
floored by the whole thing..."

-Micah 'Kain' Rollins


"…The Tea Club demonstrate on Rabbit that they have what it takes to potentially be the next progressive break-out artist…”

-NewEARS (NewEars's Album of the Month of January 2011, "Rabbit")


"...I believe the band has given several steps forward recording a more mature and daring album, yes it's shocking and extremely dissonant through long passages, but hey...Breaking boundaries and causing a strong reaction in the listener is what Progressive Rock is about, and these guys have achieved this without losing the sense of melody... After checking all the songs carefully, I must say that I liked "Rabbit" even more than "General Winter's Secret Museum", the sound is more mature and defined, but most important, they are able to shock the audience, something any good Prog band should expect but few achieve..."

-Ivan Melgar M

credits

released October 9, 2010

Recorded at Big Blue Meenie Studio, Jersey City

Patrick McGowan - Vocals, Guitar
Dan McGowan - Vocals, Guitar
Becky Osenenko - Bass
Kyle Minnick - Drums

With Tom Brislin on Keyboards

Produced by Tim "Rumblefish" Gilles

Album cover by Kendra DeSimone kendradesimone.com

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