Ever Upward

by Teacups

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03:18
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04:28
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released February 17, 2013

All songs written by Teacups

Produced by David Parker at Little Monster Studios

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Teacups Auckland, New Zealand

Teacups are a 3 piece folk pop trio who hired a petting zoo for a fun afternoon and then weren't allowed to ride the pony. 3 years later and the tree the pony was tied to has vanished. shame.

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Track Name: Ghost Party
Weep in the soil
So nothing can grow
I'm willing the weather
To trap you inside of the snow

For the trouble spills
Out of your mouth
And take's shape
Underground

You had a party
Invited everybody
But I was asked kindly not to come
You said "only ghosts allowed,
And you and ghosts don't get along"
While your whine aint weak
Your punch is awful strong

You deserve a medal
For letting them meddle
In matters molding making up your mind
You live you love you learn
You lie
Your eye is on the prize
If only trophies held you late at night

The lion's jaws ajar
Your head's in too far
Your limbs are flailing
Frankly, I'm afraid
Your muffled calls aren't heard at all
You're swallowed by your pride
At least you're safe
From finding where to hide

Your tall tales are tattlin'
Your skeleton's a rattlin'
Your heart's b-beating
Wings behind your rib cage
The nest inside your chest
Is only pecking you to death
Piece by piece

Watching the willows
House stories in their bones
Things we're not supposed to know
Like, why the winds a bitter bite
Why lightning makes the woods ignite
Why shadows moving give me frights
While I am wide awake at night
Why moths always flock to light
Why you won't hold me tight
Anymore
Track Name: Modern Love
You would say
If lonely is the will
Then I'm the way
And there's nothing more to say

But if the world's a sea
You're just a pier
The lonely land
Will hold you near
If you could only float
Just let go
You'd sail away from here

Then someday soon
Your heart will howl with his
And love will bloom
For a while
And then he'll smile and say
There's something about you and me
I've finally begun to see
I'm not just disappointing
Luckily, you're disappointing me

Now you're using your love letters
To help lever shaking chair legs
But at least you are hoisting yourself up
And off the floor

And you can stow away your heartstrings
That detached while you were wailing
But you won't begrudge the tug of
Modern Love

Love
Cause it keeps coming
Love is rushing in
To give the body
Round the heart
A reason not to fall apart

You'll be
Hunting for a hand to hold
Believing you can't live alone
But if the lights align
While you're inside
Enveloped by your own demise
It's the synthesis of star-crossed lives
That will go on unbeknownst
To those to hope
To those hope

So you're filling up your tear ducts
and you're weary of those waters
But you won't forgo the flood
Of modern love
Of modern love
And this melancholic moment's
Only yours because you chose it
Though it's hard to give it up
Just give it up

Love
Cause it keeps coming
Love is rushing in
To give the body
Round the heart
A reason not to fall apart

Cause it keeps coming
Love is rushing in
To give the body
Round the heart
A reason not to fall apart

Love
Track Name: Ever Upward
I've been kicking up
The dust now just
To watch the particles swirl

With my legs slung up
On the seat of the swing
Backs against the bark
And if I thought there were
More eyes than mine
Drinking that whole sky in
Then maybe I would
Feel less small
With the weight of the heavens divided

I said
Where do you think
The sea is from here
Probably way down below
Since we're moving
We're moving ever upward
You and me

And I thought
Is this what it's like to be
Hollow and still anchored
To the earth

Never you mind that now
While we're moving ever upward
And my hands are cold
As you pull me up
But I hope you'll hold them always

My brain circulates
All the love you gave
To soak all the parts
That have grown doubtful

And though I can't hold
The here and now
I'll try to brace myself
Against the waves

Where do you think
The sea is from here
Probably way down below
Since we're moving
We're moving ever upward
You and me

Is this what it's like to be
Hollow and still anchored
To the earth
Track Name: Flicker
You came from the snow
And all of the dark bound around me
All knows what you brought along
You killed off the spring in my step
With your cold winter song

I barely see through the glass
Of the frost-opaque windows
That ask to be broken in
I'll let the warmth pass
Away through the cracks
That we made
When we last spoke

I said

Baby makes my heart sore
Baby makes my heart sore
Oh don't do that anymore
Baby makes my heart sore
Baby makes my heart sore

What a beautiful scene
A dusk held by fireflies
Floating serene
Sincerely blessed
They dance gracefully
For their guests
But you pushed them so hard
Keep the light bottled
In gossamer jars
I'm tired of the fight
So I lay myself down
As their tail-lights fade out
Time to live in the night

Flicker flicker flicker flicker
Flicker flicker flicker

But the lights don't go down
The lights don't go down
They just

Flicker flicker flicker flicker
Flicker flicker flicker

Baby makes my heart soar
Baby makes my heart soar
It don't do that anymore
Baby makes my heart soar
Baby makes my heart soar

It don't
Track Name: This Winter
We played house like we were to be wed
Leaving notes and sharing a bed
It was easier than the real thing

Breaking promises and making plans
Getting lost beneath the covers again

I wish we'd never had to leave

This winter
We could sleep til the sun is high
Our hands like frozen leaves
Fallen by your side
As I shiver
you'd pull me closer still
Til I'd close my eyes
In our little room by the riverside

Drawing faces on the window pane
Looking out at the fallen rain
While you'd hold me and tell me
We were staying

So we drew the blinds and we lit the fire
Whispered things that we both desired
Only to find we coulda had it all this time

You and me
In our little room by the riverside

This winter
We could sleep
Til the sun is high
Our hands like frozen leaves
Fallen by your side
As I shiver
You'd pull me closer still
Til I'd close my eyes
In our little room
By the riverside