Ever Upward

by Teacups

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1.
05:19
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
2.
03:57
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
3.
03:18
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
4.
04:28
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
5.
04:32
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

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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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