Thomas Alva Waiting

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

Topsy is waiting for Thomas to die. She sits by the graveyard and reflects on her wasted life.

lyrics

when you’re dead when your ghost leaves your head
when your head leaves your body
I'll be there I'll be lighter than air
I'll be some how applauding
lately by your grave I sit and wait
waiting for that very special day,
that you pass away
when you die when the spark leaves your eye
when your eye leaves your socket
I'll be there I'll be lighter than air pulling pride from my pocket
creeping in the evening while you sleep
singing while you’re breathing in the deep
hoping you decease
Thomas Alva waiting...for your expiration…
your final resignation...Thomas Alva waiting

and while I wait I contemplate all the weeks and days all the time I've wasted worryin, when I could've been, with my elefriends
having all the greatest times…
were I alive, I wouldn’t kill any more time,
I'd savor every single moment at least I'd try

Thomas Alva waiting...for your expiration…
your final resignation...Thomas Alva waiting x2

credits

from An Elephant, released October 1, 2014

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