Warning Bells

by kettleflower

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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.

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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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kettleflower Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville's kettleflower is the virtual collaboration between producer-engineer Mike Purcell and singer-songwriter Patrick Rickelton. Their debut EP, "Warning Bells," and forthcoming EP "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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Track Name: The 99
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
Track Name: Rearrange
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
Track Name: Boomerang
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)
Track Name: The Turning
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!
Track Name: Drop the Halo
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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