Warning Bells

by kettleflower

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1.
The 99 (free) 03:43
And they wine and dine Their words are so benign It's all by design To disguise the crime And we fall behind We see it all the time We walk the line We are the ninety-nine They grow fatter And we don't matter While the warnings bells continue to ring No we won't swallow And we won't follow In the steps of an idiot king They know they are the one They are the only one They are the sun The whole world's waiting on You know the rest of us That's nearly everyone We are the helpless ones Until we rise and scream as one! They grow fatter And we don't matter While the warnings bells continue to ring No we won't swallow And we won't follow In the steps of an idiot king No we won't swallow And we won't follow In the steps of an idiot king We won't follow No we won't wallow In the mess of an ignorant king
2.
Rearrange 02:34
They led you to the door and said goodbye They left you to your own device You fell into the motions and crowds You fell into the easy way out You - you rearrange And separate All your pain Ah you - you elevate And medicate All your shame So easily They tried to hold you to stories and lies They pulled the wool right over your eyes They turned you over to keep you upright They dumped you out unchained in the night You - you rearrange And separate All your pain Ah you - you elevate And medicate All your shame So easily I'll tie you up to keep you from harm I'll be your shoulder, your strength and your arm I'll lead you through the storms and the clouds I'll lead you through an ocean of doubt
3.
Boomerang 03:08
Rage It's like acid rain Poison in the grain, metal in our veins Boomerang It comes around just like it goes around Ever-widening (and magnifying) Hate The purple haze Insatiable grave, the lethal maze Grace It's a chance we take Thin as lace, as big as space Boomerang It comes around just like it goes around Ever-widening (and magnifying)
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Storm Cell 01:27
5.
The Turning 03:04
avalanches fall, devastate the scene and we curse the snow and fall onto our knees rivers cease to flow, and the desert creeps we denounce the sun, escape into our sleep It's not the first we've seen of this Your sorrow is no secret It's not the last we'll see of this Welcome to the turning of the earth Just touch and go with the flow Reach in to the silence You never know where the wind will blow Please keep breathing! It's not the last we'll see of this Welcome to the turning of the earth tsunamis rage, erase the beach we condemn the sea, our rest is out of reach broken satellites ring the earth and sea and we damn the sky and criticize and seethe Just touch and go with the flow Reach in to the silence You never know where the wind will blow Please keep breathing! Just touch and go with the flow Reach in to the silence You never know which way the wind may blow Please keep breathing!
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chained to earth we yell and wince with purpose blank the color, toe in the grave thread the needle love and fear the promise overcompensate and stow it away rob the moonlight still the hissing waters thirsty canvas yellowed in light fight and falter the truth behind the wailing standing stuttering, relentless in pride drop the halo, listen for a moment feel the gentle truth in a sigh cool the wonder cringe with education overcome with social displays spike the jelly compromise the weather brace the knees succumb to the wave drop the halo, listen for a moment drop the halo, listen for a moment feel the gentle truth in a sigh... it's okay if you want it (let the flames climb high) it's alright if you need it (you'll be safe in time)

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The debut EP from Nashville's kettleflower, a collection of anthems, lamentations, and cautionary tales. Through music steeped in 90s Britpop and alternative, Warning Bells tackles contemporary issues like income inequality, addiction, climate change, and social fragmentation.

***BONUS TRACK included with full-album purchase***

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released November 8, 2016

Music by Mike Purcell & Patrick Rickelton / Lyrics by Patrick Rickelton, except "The 99" - music by Mike Purcell, Patrick Rickelton, & Nick "Ace" Lutz

Produced by Mike Purcell & Patrick Rickelton

Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Mike Purcell at County Q Productions

Musicians:
- Mike Purcell: electric guitars, bass, synths, programming
- Patrick Rickelton: vocals, piano, acoustic guitar
- Nick "Ace" Lutz: drums (except for "The 99" & "Drop the Halo"); lead guitar on "The 99"


Artwork by Haley Herrmann / design by Patrick Rickelton

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Nashville's kettleflower is the virtual collaboration between producer-engineer Mike Purcell and singer-songwriter Patrick Rickelton. Their EPs, "Warning Bells," and "You can run." reflect both members' growing concerns about America at large - income inequality, climate change, and social disconnect, among others. ... more

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