Found a Reason

by Mad Tea

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released October 1, 2008

Mad Tea Party

Jason Krekel - guitar, drums, fiddle, vocals
Ami Worthen - ukulele, guitar, vocals

Engineered by Doug Williams
Electromagnetic Radiation Recorders

Mixed by Alex Hornbake
except track 13 mixed by Doug Williams

Mastered by Seva
Soundcurrent Mastering

Art direction by Jason Krekel
Cover photo by Sandlin Gaither
Cover layout by Leticia Walker

Released on Nine Mile Records

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Mad Tea Asheville, North Carolina

Rock n roll duo. Krekel on guitar and one-man-band drums. Ami on guitar and maracas. Joy is the goal.

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Track Name: Blues Slip In
Chorus:
I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’ not to let the blues slip in
I’m tryin’ and I’m tryin’ but they always win
I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’ not to let the blues slip in
But here I am, feelin’ blue again
Here I am, feelin’ blue again

Why doesn’t everything go my way?
Why don’t people do what I say?
Why am I having a lousy day?
I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’ to feel o.k.

Chorus

Why does everything have to break?
Why do I feel such heartache?
Why do I make mistakes?
I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’ for goodness sake.

Chorus

Singin’ a song ain’t gonna take my blues away.
Singin’ a song’s just gonna complicate.

Why does everything make me mad?
Why’s good fortune just a fad?
Why’s it seem like I’ve been had?
I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’, but still I’m sad.

Chorus

Chorus
Track Name: Every Way
chorus:
I wanna hold you - all night and day
I wanna know you - in every way

When I hear you callin I can't believe that you're real
When you say you're hurtin I know just how you feel
You got my head turnin baby just like a wheel
Let's see if we can make it to my automobile

chorus

The time we're spendin now's been at the top of my list
The way you caught my eye I just couldn't resist
When that guy tried to grab you I wanted to give him my fist
Now let me drive you home and maybe get a little kiss

chorus

I hate beggin baby but please please please
Say the word you know I'll get down on my hands and knees
I think I got a bad case of the lovin disease
Wait a minute, wait a minute I can't find my keys

chorus
Track Name: Bunny Moves On
Whatcha gonna do with your heart -
Now that someone’s gone and torn it apart?
Whatcha gonna do with your dreams -
Now that they have come apart at the seams?

Chorus:
Gonna rock and roll – all day long.
Gonna sing a song, ‘til the pain’s gone.

Whatcha gonna do with your mind -
Now that things seem so unkind?
Whatcha gonna do with your brain -
Now that you feel so insane?

Chorus

Whatcha gonna do with your hope -
Now that you’re not sure how to cope?
Whatcha gonna do with your faith -
Now that you have lost your place?

Chorus

Whatcha gonna do with your love –
Why don’t you use it to rise above?
Whatcha gonna do with your soul –
Why don’t you use it to rock and roll?

Chorus
Track Name: Bombs
While we were lying in our beds
At dawn the bombs fell upon our heads
Tore the mortal fabric of my brother and his sons
Caused the walls to tremble,
Trampled mountains in our world

Chorus:
Who’s to blame?
Is it me for having played the game?
Who’s to blame?
What a shame.

While my lover lies asleep
I hear angry voices in the street
Threats of thievery and blood and more
I pray they don’t come knockin’ at my door

Chorus

On pavement cooling in the night
Wheels not turning towards the fight
Masks politicians wear are images of fear
Distorted smiles and laughter
Cannot hide the father’s tears

Chorus
Track Name: I Went Out
I went out, out by myself
I took my hat off the shelf and fled
I didn’t even make my bed

I went out, out by myself
I went out, nobody was there
And I stood and stared
Didn’t see anyone at all
They hadn’t even taken the time to call

I went out, out by myself
I took my heart off the shelf, it bled
So I fixed it with my head

I went out, out by myself
I went out to find my friends had gone
So I wrote this song
Can’t touch the deepest me inside
I go out by myself with pride

I’m not afraid to be alone
Not gonna sit here by the dagburn phone
And if they ever say sorry
It’s too late, they’ve lost a part of me

I went out, out by myself
I went out and danced in the sunshine
Of my special life

I went out, out by myself
I went nobody was there
And I didn’t care
All the wonders of the world
For an independent girl
Yes I am
Track Name: Yellow Trees
the yellow trees and the bluest sky
there's no good reason to be inside
you are here and i hold you close
for any moment we could turn to ghosts

The things you're sayin', such a heavy weight,
that any moment we could pass away

the leaves are falling down from the trees
i see them floating off in the breeze
just like them, we will float away
not something i think about every day

There are seasons, and constant change
To read the book, you gotta turn the page

i touch your breast and feel your heart beat
i am so blessed to have you here with me
seeing you in the autumn light
i want to keep you through winter's nights

We're hangin' on by a tiny thread,
and in this mystery our souls are fed

i know the cycles we lose, we gain
i know that death is sure as rain
but in the moment all there is is you
the yellow trees and the skies so blue
the yellow trees and the skies so blue
Track Name: I Never Was a Cool One
Chorus:
I never was a cool one, I, never was I
I never was a cool one, I, never was I

Never had the right clothes, never had the right friends,
never said the right things
never was I

Always got good grades, always did my homework,
the teachers all liked me
never was I

Never had a boyfriend, never went steady,
never got a date to the movies
never was I

Didn’t wear name brands, always had bad hair,
had to wear headgear
never was I

Never wore a two piece, always wore tube socks,
didn’t like pop rocks
never was I

Didn’t like sports, didn’t have the right hobbies,
couldn’t play Pac-Man
never was I

Didn’t make cheerleading, couldn’t wear make-up,
never got in trouble
never was I

Listened to Purple Rain, thought it would corrupt my brain,
but I liked it just the same
never was I

Tried to sniff airplane glue, couldn’t do the Rubix Cube,
had white Ked shoes
never was I

Read Little House on the Prairie and became a vegetarian,
back then it wasn’t very in
never was I

99 Red Balloons, talked on the phone in my room,
wished I could grow up soon
never was I
Track Name: Waltz of Despair
Tryin’ to spend a few moments of my day
Just singin’, singin’ my troubles away
Just singin’, singing’ my troubles away
‘Til the song is the only thing that stays

I can sing about my pain
And the days of endless rain
And the nights of freezing cold
When the song is the only thing to hold

Why, oh why, oh why, oh why, oh way?
So much injustice in this life
So many things that just aren’t fair
So I sing a song about despair

There are things that make me sad
Some things are really bad
And I can’t make them right
Sometimes a song brings a little light
Just a little light
Track Name: Found a Reason
Found a reason let me explain
Found a reason to dance in the rain
Found a reason it’s good, it’s great
Found a reason to celebrate
Found a reason to celebrate

Chorus:
Found a reason to
Laugh out loud
To feel lucky
To be proud
To sing a song
And know where I belong

Found a reason and it makes me high
Found a reason write it in the sky
Found a reason it’s so worthwhile
Found a reason all I do is smile
Found a reason all I do is smile

Chorus

Found a reason, I found something
Makes me laugh, smile, dance and sing
Can it be true?

Found a reason and it’s so right
Found a reason to be alive
Found a reason and yes, it’s true
Found a reason and it is you
Found a reason and it is you

Chorus
Track Name: Move You
Chorus:
Nobody’s gonna love you, baby like I do.
Nobody’s gonna move you –
Shake it pretty baby to the worn out groove.

Nobody’s gonna love you, baby like I do.
Nobody’s gonna move you –
Shake it pretty baby to the worn out groove.

When the needle hits the wax, I feel so alive
Give me 45 or 33 rpm so I can hear that jive
Take that dirty brown paper off of the shiny black
Put the record on the spindle and jump back baby jump back

Chorus

Poppin’ and crackin’ of the speaker box
Round and round on the time machine
Plays the songs of the soulful ghost
Makes dancers work up a steam

Gold sparkle shoes on a cold tile floor
The dancers are keeping time
Cut out the lights and shut the door
Gonna have a real good time

Chorus