Can't Fade Away

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" Vinyl- Choice of yellow, brown or black while quantities last. Comes with 160 page PDF comic and lyrics.

    Includes unlimited streaming of An Elephant via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    One of a kind hand painted topsy in a simple chipboard sleeve. All are unique one of a kind pieces of art.

    Includes unlimited streaming of An Elephant via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Comic Book (160 pages) + CD+Digital Book
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    this 160 page 5.5" mini comic tells the story of the album + CD in a paper sleeve (the book is the artwork!)

    The story is told with no dialog and is broken up into a chapter per song making it possible to read along (slowly) as you listen!

    Also! the pattern from the book matches up with the pattern from the LP, when you lay one on top of the other, the ghost magically appears!

    book comes with mp3s and PDF to read while you wait for your copy.

    Includes unlimited streaming of An Elephant via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Comic Book (160 pages)+Digital Book

    this 160 page 5.5" mini comic tells the story of the album.

    The Story:

    Based on the horrific true events of 1903 in which Thomas Edison publicly electrocuted Topsy the elephant, the album tells the story of how the ghost of Topsy attempts to avenge her death and pass into the afterlife.

    The story is told with no dialog and is broken up into a chapter per song making it possible to read along (slowly) as you listen!

    Also! the pattern from the book matches up with the pattern from the LP, when you lay one on top of the other, the ghost magically appears!

    book comes with mp3s and PDF to read while you wait for your copy.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $0.80 USD  or more

     

  • 12" vinyl + Comic Book (160 pages) + CD + Digital Book
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    All of the above!

    Includes unlimited streaming of An Elephant via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

Believing she is now free, Topsy flies toward heaven while reflecting on her life. She doesn’t find anything and believes she will forever stay a ghost.

lyrics

when I was just a baby calf, I’d always make my mother laugh
by blowing bubbles in the bath, or imitating every tall giraffe
infront of human beings, and every now and then it seems
they’d turn the focus back and me, they’d poke and prod and proudly taunt and
tease me like I wouldn’t mind, it would hurt, I wouldn’t cry
they didn’t know but didn’t try, to understand, to empathize
my mother sat me down and she explained,
bad days will come but they’ll always fade away

when I was older then I knew, the rotten things a man can do
and though I tried to curb my fears, they struck me down, erased my final
years and years have passed me by, a couple decades since I died
I thought my resting place was tied to one who took away my little life
and now, I’m finding out, theres nothing in the sky but only
clouds and sun and birds and air, not a shred of heaven any
where I’ll go I do not know, back to earth to maybe wait some more
and when my time it ends, I’ll wear an everlasting grin
I don’t know where to go but I do not want to stay
bad days will come but they’ll always fade away

and maybe in a future time, children will repeat how I
lived long past the day I died, sum it up inside a nursery
rhyme the end of every verse, sing it til their throats are horse
and when they can’t sing anymore, scream until their tiny tonsils
burst in air, the atmosphere, you will find, find me there
trying hard to disappear, but never ever going any--
where it ends I do not know, I do not have a way to go
I do not have a resting home, I do not have a way that I can
say the words that haunt me to this day
bad days will come but they’ll always fade away
my days are gone but I still can’t fade away

credits

from An Elephant, released October 1, 2014

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