Glass

by Albatross Party

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Recorded in 2011, at Giraffe Studio, Hendersonville, North Carolina, by Andy Bishop.

Performed by: Tiziana Severse (vocals, piano, accordion), Andy Bishop (bass, backing vocals), Brent Baldwin (guitars, trombone, theremin, backing vocals, percussion), and Greg Latham (drums, backing vocals).

Special guest Meg Mulhearn (of U.S. Christmas, The Judas Horse, Enoch, io, Descolada, and more), violin on "After the Funeral" and "The Sea Shanty."

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released 11 June 2011

Music written by Tiziana Severse, Andy Bishop, Brent Baldwin, and Greg Latham. Lyrics by Tiziana Severse.

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Albatross Party Asheville

Albatross Party is Tiziana Severse, Brent Baldwin, Andy Bishop, and Greg Latham.

We are an independent rock band originally from Hendersonville, NC. Most of us are now based out of Asheville, North Carolina.

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Track Name: Fall
Gravel under tires, my heart catches in my throat
rushing to the window, putting on my red rain coat
and they might say we're crazy, it's raining cats and dogs outside
but the tree house we built last summer, is our only place to hide

You, you are, my first love

Slipping on the wet leaves, trying desperate not to fall
our breathing comes in raged gasps, your fingers clutching at my hand
but then you loose your balance, and our bodies collide
we tumble laughing to the ground, till your mouth closes over mine

You, you are, my first love
Track Name: Song for Mary
I've lived here all my life and I've never seen anyone like you
You blow in like a breeze but your story seems a little bit fabricated
You could have left last week with the summer's end
like all of the other collage boys
I'm longing to hear you stayed to take me away, don't shake your head

So call it cause and affect but I don't believe that you want for nothing
Cause here you are yet again sitting on my porch, you gotta be here for something
Don't lie to me, I know there's no beauty in this dingy one horse town
So tell me again that it's not for me, you're still hanging around

Cause I been weight down
In this fly trap town
Where it's all grey and clouds
and I just want out

So let me finish please, it takes a lot for me to admit that I love you
I've nothing but my pride I'd make a terrible bride, but if you'd have me
I'll never believe in nothing else the way that I'll believe in you
I promise I'll make you happy, don't shake your head
Track Name: The Alchemist
Make me over, molded in your mind,
A vessel to be filled with things you don't need
All the quirks of your personality you can grind them into me

Then wash your hands, don't forget to wash your hands

Melted down separate the precious from alloy
you leave me wallowing in what's left
Naked needing someone to hold on to
But you're looking for gold that was mine

Then wash your hands, don't forget to wash your hands

At the end of this alchemy equations
Everything ventured and nothing gained
If you're still looking for a return to your investment
Well I hope you use it to decorate your grave

Cause I've washed my hands
Track Name: After the Funeral
There's no relief in this, though I hear the end was brief
And Mercy found her way, into your bed
Now the sheets lay bare, but I still imagine them warm
Adjusting takes it's time

See I was raised to believe, that all heroes' could fly
And the best of them were indestructible
So imagine my surprise to wake up to a world
Who's premise was a lie

And now, I've come to accept that I'm just gonna do this on my own
So I'll hold up my head, and I'll swallow my tears, but I buried my innocence, in the ground with you

I've only myself to blame, for believing in man
And fallible flesh
But it feels so good, to pretend you're not alone
Adjusting takes it's time

And now, I've come to accept that I'm just gonna do this on my own
So I'll hold up my head, and swallow my tears, but I buried my innocence, in the ground with you.

And it doesn't feel better to say, "he's in a better place" when all the words that I never said are still bitter on my tongue
And no it doesn't, no it doesn't make me wanna pray
When all the words that I'll never say are still rotting in my mouth

So now, I've come to accept that I'm just gonna do this on my own
So I'll hold up my head, and I'll swallow my tears but I buried my innocence in the ground with you.
Track Name: The Sea Shanty
They laid her down deep in the bowels of a ship that's been tossing turning now, 10 weeks out
Through fever dreams, thick like a moonless fog she can hear them whispering

"Her babe won't come, this labor can't last all night and death hanging 'oer us chokes our hearts, fear's like a vice. There's no more food, water that's black and sour, oh god don't let us die at sea"

"Forgive us this sin, great as the sin, that broke the world. Push open the porthole, send her out send her down down down. All the way down. Don't think now, just won't you send her down"

Oh weightless, sweet, cradled in oceans arms
faster she sinks a living stone, soon to sleep
the bottom waits, ready to erase, all but her last sigh
Peace
Track Name: Rocketship
If this is a dream don't wake me up.
How did we find ourselves on a rocket ship to another world
And looking around I can tell we know how lucky we are
to be a part of this history of mankind
And the countdown starts at 10 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1

Cause you go and get it if you, you want it, bad enough

The pressure sends us through the atmosphere and it's time to start anew
how can we contain, we can barely contain the news
That now we're pushing past the blinking lights of the milkyway
pushing past the edge of the only universe we've ever known
And what we'll find when we land is anyone's guess

But you go and get it if you, you want it, bad enough

We're going up now, we're going up and we're ready for it