Rational Academy, The

by The Rational Academy

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Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Cameron Smith @ Incremental Records, Brisbane, Australia.
Additional Recording by Benjamin Thompson @ Un/fairfields.
Artwork by Thomas Roche

Benjamin Thompson - Vocals, Guitars & Organ
Thomas Roche - Drumkit
Luke Zahnleiter - Guitars
Matthew Cook - Bass & Guitar


released July 6, 2017



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Track Name: 84
Free yourself, look there's a world around you.
I don't know when it started.
Try take things slow.
Wood to wind calls a warning,
Through the walls.
Calls me on the phone to tell me nothing,
But bear as witness.
Under the thin vapour lamp
And the weight of your body.
Free yourself, look how the world surrounds you.
I don't know when it started.
Be around, we hold ourselves accounted
I don't know what to tell you.
Sounds a warning through the wall.
Track Name: Did You Ever Get By?
Did you ever get by?
When I was alone I thought I could.
Around the room, all of their eyes,
Where are they looking?
Never in mine.
I've got a curse on every shirt you failed to button. The look in your eyes.
Might have been cruel to open a door,
Without a reason. I learned a lesson.
I saw a photo.
There was a door that leads to a hall
and the rest of your house.
Where are you living?

Did you ever get by?
You are alone inside your house.
Around the room all of your life,
And the parts you are living.
How much they remind.
I understand what's got into you
is causing you problems, awful solutions.
I traced the lines that ran through my face,
And counted how old I am.
We look good in photos.
Next to a door that leads to a hall,
and the rest of your house,
Where you are living.
Did you ever get by?

I overheard what's got into you
Is causing some problems,
offered solutions.
I trace the lines that ran down my face
and counted how old I am.
We looked good in photos.
There is a door that leads
to the whole of the rest of your life.
Why are you leaving?
Did you ever get by?