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ALL SONGS © 2009 THE RATIONAL ACADEMY
PRODUCED AND ARRANGED. LAWRENCE ENGLISH
RECORDED. LAWRENCE ENGLISH @ 158
& TODD DIXON @ NO NEW FARM AND HARVEST ROOM STUDIOS
ADDITIONAL RECORDING. BENJAMIN THOMPSON @ NO NEW FARM
THE RATIONAL ACADEMY. BENJAMIN THOMPSON
WITH. LAWRENCE ENGLISH, HEINZ RIEGLER, MIKE COOPER
REBECCA ENGLISH & AMELIA GOLDING
ARTWORK. BENJAMIN THOMPSON

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"Arrestingly brilliant new directions"...Boomkat (EU)

"Songs like "A New Berlin" and "Summer Husbands" could've been recorded by the Zombies" ..... Brainwashed (EU)

"We've been accused of playing favourites with The Rational Academy here at Before Hollywood, but with a record like this... why the hell wouldn't you? It's mature, delicate, meticulously constructed and supremely rewarding"...Before Hollywood (AU)

"I have long been of the opinion that The Rational Academy are one of the greatest undiscovered talents this city has produced....distinctly ‘Brisbane'. It's a tactile feeling: old Polaroid photographs, held hands. A slow, dizzy afternoon with no regrets."... Four Thousand (AU)

"Emerging champions of the electronica/avante-garde genre in Brisbane, The Rational Academy's latest album is like waking up from a dream" ..... Faster Louder (AU)

"There is always there ragged edge of experimental music lurking around the corner, and that makes this especially enjoyable."...Viatal Weekly (EU)

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released June 1, 2009

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Track Name: Unsolved Mysteries
offered face on soul stained values cold
count dead the weak with awful longing
flooding houses daybreak say say save us
and count down this awful warning

mystery sequence plague us
left short of breath

open arms unhand these hollow legends
slipped through hands and left unsolved
with awful longing

mystery sleepers they have
trailed dead ends
on coastal notes that they have
left with their friends

left short of breath
and awful longing
Track Name: Teen Diethylamide 25
offered enough to know
these hands make peace with a broken window
everyone oh so bright
as to press tongues down your parents driveway
words too close
offset charms laid out at midnight
settled on oven earth
straight faced with your back to a promised warrior

tell me enough when you think i'll listen - temper

your decisions late at night
laid on like bruising fog and whispers
all of me in pools of blood
laid with you and your heart beating enough
say you're sorry
for the boys you thought were on some level they're not
they're not

moves you know
break jaws down the halls of a high school social
centered on glowing light
small beats where your arms open up in wonder

tell me enough when you think i'll notice - temper temper

your decisions late at night
laid on like bruising fog and whispers
all of me in pools of blood
laid with you and your heart beating enough
say you're sorry
for the boys you thought were on some level they're not
they're not
Track Name: Hammer
rust holds through nights
you hammer clean
on perfect nights tread honest sleep
your honest sleep
hold tight
rust sleeps through nights
you hammer clean
you hammer clean
post cold nights
it all falls away
you hammer clean
your honest sleep
Track Name: Summer Husbands
soft bruising touches
rushed through blood and worn all summer
tell me - rest under my care
and carve out all my lovers names like soldiers
etched into a wall right next to
all your lovers names remembered

climb over these walls
your lust won wars
your heart beats like a husband

salt washed through cuts
forced from your hands
so we'll remember
how to heal each other when we look on
all my wives and lovers
next to all your lovers cast as husbands

all our miscarries and children

climb over these walls
your lust won wars
your heart beats like a husband
Track Name: A New Berlin
soften up your highlights
holding breaks through the night
steady uphill sequence
sidelined friends in a fight
i could almost guess your age
outside of this town
sing as choirs arched up
fresh lips pushed to the ground

i could hold your head in hands
that have known faces
that have held white horses
bled as brave clean warriors fell

sell your awe in chains
and sink your name in a song
under oath and bags of golden virtues
sell your secrets inked
your mothers clean love
sing as choirs safe in soil
dug from the ground

let me have your soldiers
let them ride these horses
and depend on friends you've know
let me hold this hostage down