Dig a Grave

from by Fishboy

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  • Record/Vinyl

    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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     $13 USD or more

     

  • Comic Book (160 pages) + CD+Digital Book
    Compact Disc (CD)

    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.
    ... more

    Sold Out

  • 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

    All of the above!

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

    Sold Out

about

An old man (sung from his point of view) gives Topsy some vague advice for her troubles.

lyrics

Awake dear friend no this isn’t the end no it’s not quiet beginning to start
though I know you’ve been wronged well it will not be long
till your problems are deep in the yard
so bury all you carry and let by gone burdens go
sink them in summery sand or wintery snow

and you’re wondering why I am qualified
how can I give a ghost such advice
well I’ve been mistreated too treated too
treated just like you, I wanted vengeance for all of my life
but I came to conclusions my illusions were just that
I dug down deep and threw the heap in the black

but the stakes are raised so you dig a grave
and you bury everything around

and if you have your doubts let me spell it out
let me make myself perfectly clean
you’ve got to dig a hole and rest your soul
and soon you will see what I mean
but meanings may arrive at later times than we would like
they’re not always obvious no and they’re not always nice

and mistakes are made, every single day
but we pick them up and put them down
but the stakes are raised, so you’ll dig a grave
and you bury everything around

credits

from An Elephant, released October 1, 2014

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