Empty Teacups

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© 2013 Blue Lenex Music Publishing
ⓟ 2013 Empty Teacups Records
Divisions of Blue Lenex, LLC
All Rights Reserved
Unauthorized copying or reproduction of this material is prohibited

Alexa Alvey - Vocals, Piano
Ellen Hornberger - Vocals, Piano
Melanie Rubin - Vocal Percussion
*No drums were played in the making of the album*

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released September 17, 2013

Produced by Ted Richardson
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered at Cedar Street Studios by Ted Richardson
www.cedarstreetstudios.com

Cello by Daniel de Jesus
Guitar and Keyboard Bass by Ted Richardson
"For Now" Harp by Sarah Van Sciver

Album Art by Kristin Sprague

Executive Producers - Sheryl & Edgar Peters

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Featuring Alexa Alvey, Ellen Hornberger and Melanie Rubin, our sound fuses pop/soul/blues influenced vocals with vocal percussion to provide sound that will make you say, "Why hasn't Ellen DeGeneres discovered them yet!?." Well, maybe not but girls can have dreams, right? ... more

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Track Name: Limbo
Twisty seas brew and linger
Empty teacups and shaky fingers
With your eyes at the eye of the storm
Warming skin and pleasant bones

I am blue, you are black
When I say I’m not coming back
You know I’m lying

Vanishing sighs and quirky fables
Tell our story
Let me go cause I am able
To stumble away from you

I am blue, you are black
When I say I’m not coming back
You know I’m trying

What’s your secret, Limbo?
You own my heart beat
Split me down the middle, Limbo
I’ll play your little game
Play your little game

Carousel tongues are aging sour
Dizzy silence
I’ll sew my lips with my devoured
Words of encouragement

I am blue, you are black
When I say I’m not coming back
You know I’m lying.

What’s your secret, Limbo?
You own my heart beat
Split me down the middle, Limbo
I’ll play your little game
Play your little game
Track Name: Dirty Lips
You built me up then broke me down
As long as I can remember, baby
Like a child with a new toy
And your favorite game was with my heart
With my heart.

I followed your rules
I followed your rules
I followed your rules once.
I followed your rules…

I’m runnin’ away now.
Keep your dirty, dirty lips far from mine.
I followed your rules, I followed your rules, I followed your rules, once.
Keep your dirty, dirty lips out of sight.

You patronize then ask me why I need to express myself
Right, your word’s God’s gift to mankind.
Get down off your high, high horse and realize
You lost my heart.

I followed your rules
I followed your rules
I followed your rules boy.
I followed your rules etc,…

I’m runnin’ away now.
Keep your dirty, dirty lips far from mine.
I followed your rules, I followed your rules, I followed your rules, once.
Keep your dirty, dirty lips out of sight.

I’ll give it to you
You had my heart in a box with a bow.
But now it is locked in a safe in my heart chamber
And I lost the key.

I’m runnin’ away now.
Keep your dirty, dirty lips far from mine.
I followed your rules, I followed your rules, I followed your rules, once.
Keep your dirty… out of sight.
Track Name: Rosaline
Turn down the lights
Don’t make a sound.
Pull back the roof
And let it fall down.

Oh, it was summer
Oh, There was pain.
You swept me under
The rug again.

I’d die for you over and over
I’d run away, leave it all behind
But you won’t stay
No, I’m not her.

Always, always Rosaline.

Fall on your knees
Surrender in your skin.
Look to the stars
And they will let you in.

Oh, it was summer
Oh, There was pain.
You swept me under
The rug again.

I’d die for you over and over
I’d run away, leave it all behind
But you won’t stay
No, I’m not her.

Always, always Rosaline.

Oh, good friar, tell me what is best.
Oh, good friar, go to your alchemist.
I’ll take, I’ll take one taste.
I’ll take, I’ll take, I’ll take one

Always, always Rosaline
Track Name: Devil Of Mine
You never kissed me first
You laughed at my happiness
You liked to see the worst
In people when I saw the best

You’ve got some luck you know
You lasted with me so long
It doesn’t go to show
You treat the ones you love so wrong

I’m glad you’re gone, oh
I’m glad you’re gone, yeah
Devil of mine

But I miss your mean
Oh I miss your mean
Devil of mine

I know you’re good
But you’re no good for me
You know you put me in your hell
In your hell
In your hell

I hate it when you’re nice
It makes it hard to hate you so
I’ll take my own advice
And do my best to let you go

I’m glad you’re gone yeah
I’m glad you’re gone
Devil of mine

But I miss your mean
Oh I miss your mean
Devil of mine

I know you’re good
But you’re no good for me
You know you put me in your hell
In your hell
In your hell

I’ll never speak to you again
And that’s fine with me
If you come back to haunt my head
Well I’ll be beating
Beating you back, beating you back
To your hell

Beating you back,
Beating you back,
Beating you back.

You never kissed me first
Devil of mine
Track Name: Sure As Evergreen
I’m so thin lying on the soiled ground, got the covers over my eyes.
The battle’s over, now it’s two for two but we’re far from ending this war
We’ve been dancing around the point of no return
Even Jack and Sally can’t pretend that their kisses haven’t turned cold

My woodwork’s working to withstand the hot and the cold and the bending so close to breaking under
The pull of you

Keep pullin’ my strings, I dare you to
Keep makin’ me dance like I’m your fool
It's goin’ your way, I do what you do
Now I’m cutting the strings,
You master puppeteer

My knees are knockin’ as I push myself up, learning to walk on my own
My shadow painted on the white marble wall whispers inside of my ear,
“There’s a choir in the old chapel downtown, they echo just what they hear.”
Hey you, witch doctor, give the people, people their voices back.

Keep pullin’ my strings, I dare you to
Keep makin’ me dance like I’m your fool
It's goin’ your way, I do what you do
Now I’m cutting the strings,
You master puppeteer

You might try voo-doo
You may send the flood but…

You are never ever, sure as evergreen
Ever gonna get back with me
You are never ever, sure as evergreen
Ever gonna get back with me.

Keep pullin’ my strings, I dare you to
Keep makin’ me dance like I’m your fool
It's goin’ your way, I do what you do
Now I’m cutting the strings,
You master puppeteer

You master puppeteer
Track Name: Bluebird
My hands, my hands are too cold.
Miss the way they used to follow and trace over the keys set in gold.
Now they are brittle and breaking, their light dimming low.
Why did you think I’d not notice that you let them go?

Now I’m grasping at air on a smoke covered ledge
I can’t see.
Why does that not surprise me?

Bluebird, I know it’s been a while
And your wings are tired
But we got to fly
From the winter’s cold
And I know that you’re missin’ your spring time
But your heart has died
So leave it behind.
Go, fly.

My lungs, my lungs they can’t breathe.
They are caught up in the moment when they're falling, falling down like the leaves.
But I know there’s no one to catch me, so I’ll hit the ground.
Please let me lay here tonight; I swear I won’t make a sound.

Now I’m here torn apart on this solid cold ground
I can’t breathe.
Why does that not surprise me?

Bluebird, I know it’s been a while
And your wings are tired
But we got to fly
From the winter’s cold
And I know that you’re missin’ your spring time
But your heart has died
So leave it behind.
Go, fly.

I will fly again. I will fly, fly again. Oh, I will fly again…
Track Name: Love Monster
I’ve caught you underneath my bed
The lights have shut themselves dead.
You beat my air without hands
Your claws are scuffed
With good intention

You’ve caught me in your lovely scowl
I learn to teach myself how
To let the darkened room distill
Unknowns are good
If you let them be

Oh, You see me in the dark.
Your pupils fixed for me.
Oh, I can only feel this…
Your energy

Be my love monster
Scare me into real life
Be my love monster
Be my Mr. Right

It’s spooky the way you are
My love with you is so bizarre
You’ve got me under covers
You scrape them back
My haunting lover

To let your darkness into me
I have no choice, I crave your mystery
Hold me creature please be mine

Oh, You see me in the dark.
your pupils fixed for me.
Oh, I can only feel this…
your energy

Be my love monster
Scare me into real life
Be my love monster
Be my Mr. Right

Hide, hide, hide, hide
My need for light switch love
Where shadows ought to be my curse enough
I sacrifice for what this is.
Your teeth are sharp
But I love your kiss

Be my love monster
Scare me into real life
Be my love monster
Be my Mr. Right
Track Name: Anna
You're smiling now but your heart’s not into it
You’re lively now but you got to start loving it

The person that you are is lovely
The person that you hate is still lovely

Sticks and stones are the best medicine
Pebbles to boulders are the best evidence
Of bouncing back from the hardest place
Rock bottom works in mysterious ways

Don’t let them touch you
Don’t let them bleed you
Don’t let them touch you
Don’t let them near you

Your walk is strong but your stride is fading
Your kin’s not kind and their words are invading

The person that you are is lovely
The person that you hate is still lovely

Sticks and stones are the best medicine
Pebbles to boulders are the best evidence
Of bouncing back from the hardest place
Rock bottom works in mysterious ways

Don’t let them touch you
Don’t let them bleed you
Don’t let them touch you
Don’t let them near you

Anna, Anna
Anna, Anna
Look up Look up (X3)
we got the same sky (X4)
Look up, look up
Track Name: Yours Truly
We were young
We were young

When our paths were crossed
Walking down the road
Naïve, unsure we had room to grow

But I had you by my side
Oh yes, I had you along for the ride

How do I know that your heart is beating?
How do I know when your mind needs healing?
Love life love life love life
Love you love you love you
And know
I love you too

We were teens
We were teens

When we did our hair
For our high school dance
There were no rules
And no consequence

But I had you by my side
Oh yes, I had you along for the ride

How do I know that your heart is beating?
How do I know when your mind needs healing?
Love life love life love life
Love you love you love you
And know
I love you

We are here
We are here

We moved away
Chasing separate dreams
I’m here to stay
Like I said I’d be

But I still have you by my side
And know you’ll have me along for the ride

How do I know that your heart is beating?
How do I know when your mind needs healing?
Love life love life love life
Love you love you love you
And know
I love you
Track Name: Man With The Balloons
The man with the balloons
Where was he going
When he passed me by?

The man with the balloons
What was he telling me
With his saddened eyes?

In the chaotic train station
I was stationary in my ways
But he was moving forward
Through his day
Through his day

Where are we headed?
Where are we headed to?
Where are you headed?
Maybe I’ll follow you

Up, up and away we go
To the castle in the sky
Up, up and away we go
I’ll send you postcards from where the clouds collide

The man with the balloons
Asked me to follow him
With his smiling eyes

The man with the balloons
Told me the secret to
How to paint the sky

In the chaotic train station
I was noticing the strangest thing
That you were glancing forward
Right my way, right my way

Where are we headed?
Where are we headed to?
Where are you headed?
Maybe I’ll follow you

Up, up and away we go
To the castle in the sky
Up up and away we go
We’ll send them postcards from where the clouds collide

Where are we headed?
Where are we headed to?
Where are we headed?
Maybe I’ll follow you.
Track Name: For Now
My toes are freezing in the snow
To let the dog out
I’ll do the dishes for a while
To try to keep my mind off of you

My heart could use a sweater
It’s just too damn cold
I’ll put it all away now
Push it down safe and sound

For now.

When the leaves fall,
Will you be there to catch me?
When the leaves fall,
Will you be there at all?

There goes that side of me again,
Out goes my light
There goes the light in me again,
Wake me when winter is over,
Wake me when winter is done.

Oooo

The tea is steaming on my tongue
A poet’s tragedy
I’ll move to watch the passerby's
And wonder how they all came to be

My heart could use a sweater
It’s just too damn cold
I’ll fall asleep a while now,
When I wake I’ll be yours

Again.

When the leaves fall,
Will you be there to catch me?
When the leaves fall,
Will you be there at all?

There goes that side of me again,
Out goes my light
There goes the light in me again,
Wake me when winter is over,
Wake me when winter is done.

Baby when the leaves fall,
Will you be there at all?
To catch me

When the leaves fall
Will you be there at all?

There goes that side of me again,
Out goes my light
There goes the light in me again,
Wake me when winter is over,
Wake me when winter is done
Wake me when winter is done
Wake me when winter is...

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