The Acceleration of Time

by The Luck of Eden Hall

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1.
05:22
Saleman dislpayed his fine machines The first fit in my hand and sparkled wondrously I agreed it felt lighter than a feather And my arms were floating and my head was ready to explode Minutemen marching by my distorted mind The hour’s moving way too slow He placed a second machine in my hand It was dense and heavy and I sunk into my feather bed Paralyzed I just couldn’t move a muscle So he picked my pockets and wrapped the cash in cellophane Minutemen marching by my distorted mind The hour’s moving way too slow
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A wrinkle in time Was your favorite read Pinball arcades Fulfilled my dreams She kissed my nose On tiptoes We channel surfed The late late shows Aeon Flux On MTV Some Shezwuan spice And rich curry We lost the remote Nowhere to be found The volume knob Distorts the sound A mattress was thrown Down on the floor We grabbed a fan And spray bottle One hundred degrees Down on my knees I played for you You prayed for me Oh where have you gone Blown to kingdom come A walk in the park Enjoying the breeze I carved her name Into these trees We lost the time Nowhere to be found Fell from the clouds And hit the ground A wrinkle in time Was your favorite read Pinball arcades Fulfilled my dreams She kissed my nose On tiptoes I smile again And she explodes Oh where have you gone Blown to kingdom come
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Instrumental
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In Wales They can’t afford to sail upon rough summer seas We broke in leather heels Beneath psychedelic trees And swarms of happy bees The stones Survived two thousand years Upon lush verdent fields We stopped to smoke some hash Soon we’ll be old and daft Our bodies burned to ash We bow down again Time, it always wins We drove And often we were lost On upaved unnamed lanes The trees were canopies And lead to hidden beach We dove into the sea We bow down again Time, it always wins The acceleration of time In Wales There’s farmers raising sheep It rains most every day They laugh and speak in tongues Leave worries to the young We all must fade away We bow down again Heads all made of tin
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She is the one with the peach blossom tangled surprise Dragon silk tapestries floating around butterflies Running through All we knew Past the day On to you I’ve transversed time for you Carried the world for you Only to take you away Woken from sleep for you Gathered these thoughts for you Only to take you away Graceful crane lead the way Seasons go fluttering by I wonder why Running through All we knew Past the day On to you
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The mantelpiece clock was her Grandfather’s She knew the face just as if it was her’s Her fingers touched the key she always wore For winding up the family timekeeper Tension set the coiled springs inside Set for alarm her lips were parted wide What seemed a moment, not one minute more Before she knew it’d been ten hours or so She sped to town through forgotten back roads Late from watching lucid episodes The shopkeeper was just about to close She caught his eye He liked her painted toes The morning sun crept in through wooden blinds The mantelpiece clock had run out of time She dropped the key casually on the floor Then dreamed about the family timekeeper
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Instrumental
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We drive in circles We won’t be here for long Descend untethered To your opus latest fall The sullen devil He loves to tell us all We’re empty vessels In the end it’s all for naught Some find love Some find luck Some lose touch We drive in circles We won’t be young for long Ascend untethered To your hopeless fated loves The fallen angel He loves to tell us all We’re passing shadows In the end it’s all for naught Some find love Some find luck Some lose touch
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Instrumental
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Money is black Money is red Money goes straight to your head Money can break Money can burn Money can make you concerned Money is fast Money is greed Money shapes all of your dreams Money can save Money can buy Money can really make you cry Hands in pockets I step through the door Standing in line at our favorite store I’ve got two cents and it’s just enough for The happiness vending machine Money can win Money can lose Money can loosen your noose Money is stacked Money’s evil Money is dressed to kill Money is rich Money is cold Money is fun to hold Money’s easy Money is hard Money can really make you a star
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05:11
One o’clock it started She was born into the world A palindrome We called her Anna The atomic clock pronounced her day Two o’clock electric The affair was marked With joyous ritual And celebrations She emitted sparks of energy Three o’clock prevision Great memories from the hour before Had taught anticipation For the ritual to come again Four o’clock inquiry Are we getting close? How long is there to go? Can it be further? We must surely be there, shouldn’t we? Five o’clock conclusion The grand celebrated ritual was done The dream was over And the next one seemed so far away Six o’clock was pleasant Then the seventh hour arrived without delay Or expectation And the eighth hour played in stereo Nine o’clock flew by her She remembered the last ritual Like it’d passed moments ago, then The ten o’clock tolling began Eleventh hour anxiety She surrounds herself with cheerful friends But then sleep wins her over And at twelve o’clock The music ends
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Instrumental
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In the city of London Below the churches and courtyards Our bodies staked to the places Where all the others are buried In the churches of London Plaster falls from the alcoves We light a couple of candles The saints are quiet above us Young lady across the sea Builds castles on her knees Young lady across the sea Comfortably walks the beach Young lady under the sea She comforts me
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On the seaside Of the well to do With cloche hats and Cake eater suits She wasn’t able She wasn’t fine She’s found a one way trip Back through time A jar of moonshine A yard of wine A toast to good time girls And Charlie’s fine He had her lay down Upon his cloak She tossed her strange hair And then she spoke I can see every little thing through you On the wrong side Where the ne’er do wells Roll their bones and Shuffle shells He kissed her hand and Tipped his bowler hat She laughed her strange laugh And that was that I can see every little thing through you
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Thanks again to everyone that contributed to our Kickstarter campaign and for your belief in this project. Thanks to Jim Licka and Carlos Mendoza for your time and energy. Thanks to Simon Lewis for the use of your wonderful photo. Thanks to Mark Kuiper and Dean Madonia (that track may see the light of day yet). Thanks to Thom Miecznikowski for inspiring the High Speed Blowout title. Deep thanks to Mark Lofgren for your conceptual idea, brilliance, input and help. A very special thanks to my family, Janet and Seda, for letting me spend uncountable hours working in the Rabbithole, and on the family computer. And finally, thank YOU for listening. Please tell a friend: www.theluckofedenhall.com

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released June 1, 2016

The bulk of these tracks were recorded in Rabbithole Studio Chicago, with the exception of Jim's Mellotron and piano which was recorded in his very own keyboard emporium, and a few of Lofgren's parts were recorded in his home studio.

Mixed, edited and mastered in Rabbithole Studio by Curvey
"The Accelerating Man" story by Mark Lofgren.
Album artwork, layout and design by Curvey.
Clockwork photos by Curvey, courtesy of Father Time Antiques, Chicago.
Centerfold photo by Simon Lewis.
The Happiness Vending Machine/Arthropoda Lepidoptera copyright 2014 G. Curvey
The Acceleration of Time/Only Robots Can Search The Deep Ocean Floor/The Saints Are Quiet Above Us copyright 2016 M. Lofgren
A Man Of Conservative Style copyright 2016 G. Curvey/M. Lofgren
All other songs copyright 2016 G. Curvey

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The Luck of Eden Hall Chicago, Illinois

The Luck of Eden Hall has been on the music scene since the 1990s, and they are “Phenomenal!”, says Jim DeRogatis of the NPR show Sound Opinions. They have nearly a dozen sold out releases on the critically acclaimed Fruits de Mer record label in England and have been featured on the cover mount CD in Classic Rock magazine, as well as Prog, Shindig, Record Collector, and Goldmine. ... more

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