The Great Glass Elephant

by Eidola

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BrokenToews Absolutely stunning album, with an amazing amount of different genres packed into every new song. One of the best bands I've found in recent memory. Favorite track: Going Nowhere.
Jason Gittens
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Jason Gittens This band just has so much depth to their music, coupled with that amazing voice make this one of the most exciting up and comng bands i've listened to in years, These guys know how to make real music, their tight cohesive sound is really refreshing, a quality that most bands these days lack. I can't wait for more from Eidola, i would love to hear a cleaner version of "Divide", what an amazing song, can't get enough of that one, check it out on youtube folks!! Favorite track: The Golden Rule Is, There Is No Golden Rule.
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Laser Syndicate I love this kind of music and I hope there is more to come soon! Favorite track: Yahrzeit Homily.
Niels Rakhorst
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Niels Rakhorst Fabulous vocals, absorbing lyrics, and a sound that grabs you and just doesn't let go. Beautifully crafted, the wide range of styles and influences always feel like they fit exactly where they need to go. Favorite track: Bastard's Fire.
Daniel Haberman
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Daniel Haberman I always listen to this album as a whole. I don't know what to say about it really. I like listening to it though. Favorite track: A Night With Frank Sinatra, Two Tabs Of Mescaline, And A French Tranny.
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This digital copy of "The Great Glass Elephant" includes a digital booklet with the album artwork, Eidola banner .jpeg, and press photos. Physical purchase of the album is also available!

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released December 1, 2012

All songs written and recorded by Eidola
All lyrics written by Andrew Wells
All songs engineered, mixed, and mastered by Randy Cordner

Additional vocals on tracks 1,2,4,5,7,8,9,10 by Andrew Wells and Randy Cordner
Unclean vocals on tracks 9 and 10 by Matt Dommer
Unclean vocals on track 7 by Andrew Wells
Group vocals on tracks 6 and 10 by Randy Cordner (Temples), James Johnson, Matt Dommer, Matt Hansen, Doc Barlow (The Troubles), Travis White (Empirates), John-Ross Boyce (The Troubles), and Tim Ross (Temples)

Soundscapes and Addtional Layering by Andrew Wells, Randy Cordner, and Eidola

Piano on tracks 1 and 12 by Andrew Wells

Album Artwork by Austin Bentley
Album Layout and Production Format by James Johnson and Andrew Wells


All rights reserved Eidola ASCAP 2012 - 2013
Copyright 2012 Alchemists and Architects Music


Eidola is: Andrew, James, James, Matt, Matt, Brandon, all of our incredible friends and family, Randy Cordner, Corey Fox, Darcie and Debbie, John Farmer, Temples, Searching For Celia, Veid (Despite Despair), Eons, Mortigi Tempo, Velour, Muse, 100 Block, Hail The Sun, Dance Gavin Dance, Circa Survive, Thrice, and so much more.

Thank you to everyone who has ever given us a listen, been to a show, laughed with us, cried with us, danced with us, sung with us, loved us, or hated us. We couldn't have done any of this without you.

Infinite love

- E

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Track Name: Pugna E Eterna
From the start we built a hole
To trap our mind and kill our soul
Gave our self a place to hide
Infinite space and measurable time

What once was lost can now be found
Irrational thought, immovable sound
Transcendent solarplex align
An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind

Come with me and find a home
In light, in dark, in water and stone

As the world begins to come undone
There is no you, there is only one
Track Name: Going Nowhere
Is everybody in?
Because no one is speaking
Perpetual bliss
Through the mouth of the martyr
How do you know that you're alive?
Without a voice?
Without questions?

(They compromise their faith without a need for reason)
Will love find us as lonely men
(They find a flaw in every crevice, every inch of the soul)
Knowing what we can't obtain

You were my savior
You gave me the gift
Gave me the children
My purpose
To retrace the lines
And find out how it all came to be

Do you believe the afterlife is eternal?
What are you looking for?
If death is an escape, then why are you waiting?
Life is too perfect for words

(They compromise their faith without a need for reason)
Will truth find us in the end
(They find a flaw in every crevice, every inch of the soul)
Never to know of our bliss
You were my savior

You were my savior
You gave me the gift
Gave me the children
My purpose
To retrace the lines
And find out how it all came to be

(((((We move in circles)))))

This is evidence
Of men who never existed
Never to have walked the earth
But forever bathed in sin
With nothing to lose
And everything to gain
We're going nowhere faster than we planned
Track Name: A Night With Frank Sinatra, Two Tabs Of Mescaline, And A French Tranny
I was the river's smile
Coursing through your mind
Keeping your speech in tune
While I wrestled the fire

We were golden (I hear you're coming 'round again)
Drinking nights away (I feel you sleeping in my bones)
Singing for the ages (You're here to bring me back to earth)
We've been singing lives away for years

There's nothing here There's nothing here
But your sex and drugs
You're always selling me out But your sex and drugs
Keeping me down
You mountebank You know I can't resist the world

We've been on the streets (You know I'm coming 'round again)
Waking up for the first time
Getting closer (You'll feel me sleeping in your mind)
Ever closer
To the end of our demise (I'm here to bring you back to God)

There's nothing here There's nothing here
But your sex and drugs
You're always selling me out But your sex and drugs
Keeping me down
You mountebank You know I can't resist the world

So I shake off the need to be sober
Show them that they can mean something
We are supplement to everything in sequence
Shake off the need for mutuality
There's no real love in this business
Bypass the need for a come-down
It's all what you believe
Track Name: Argue
So take this you're bound to feel something
There's no point in talking yourself out
Of common ground
Please don't forget to step sideways
Intentions lead to malfunctions
Through the eyes, no surprises

Higher and higher
Burn this city, burn this city
Higher and higher
We always do our best to stop and forget

Higher and higher
Burn this city, burn this city
Higher and higher
Caught in the same mistake, to always disagree

Always monitoring pulses and attempting
To keep your head on tight, at least for the night
Did you forget to wear clothing?
Or did you leave your morals back at home,
Where we all belong?

Oh no

Oh no

Oh no

Oh yeah
The night's still young
We're never going home
We've got everything you need
Track Name: Yahrzeit Homily
We're constantly trembling men
Lives invested in glass houses
Reflections abroad, but narrowed and drawn
Just to watch as I drift between dreams

Do you recall the roads we paved
Along the way

Complete us
We're doing our best to get by
Is it absolute
To die and be forgotten

We complete us
When we know ourselves so well

Will you wait by the river,
To see if we make it home safe?
Are we safe?
Are you safe?

We remember you
As a child in the arms of the infinite
We remember
As you pass through the wombs of the earth

The smell of cigarettes seeps through the door
As if I wasn't enough, you keep asking for more
Begging and borrowed, you call out my name
But you're far too young to not be in the game
We can't leave here
Until we open the door
Sarcophagus bliss or intangible copies
We work to free ourselves from what's free
You can't breathe here or find a lost cause
With my ash in the urn, who's counting what's gone

We remember you
As a child in the arms of the infinite
We remember
As you pass through the wombs of the earth
Track Name: Bastard's Fire
I was caught stagnant in the house of the holy
Riddled with riddles and a jaded mind
I rattled in rhyme, with no sense of time
When I heard her divine voice speak slowly

"You're gonna need a bastard's fire,
If you're gonna stand up for us.
You can't be givin your light away
For that misplaced sense of lust."

As the years aged my weary eyes
My vagrant journey led me to the riverbed
I drank from the well and felt the light of man
Incandescent children singing, "Praise us once again"

"So you've got your bastard's fire,
But you ain't got no one to lead."
And I said, "Naive sister,
We'll lead each other, just you wait and see."

Come with me and open your mind
We'll take a trip through space and time
Where one is all, all is one
Come together under the sun
Everybody, I and I
Track Name: Houses Movement II: Selling Worth
Redundancy in the form of explanation
To hide behind a subtle flaw and bring about the end
Consistency is comfortable, but prerogatives inclined
We speak to know, and know to speak

In learning we have slept through the winter
Only to learn what it means to become
(And awake with you again)
When we welcome complications
We're selling our worth by the day

We remain
Locked in a room
We built without knowing
Constructing ideas too heavy to carry
Constructing ideas too heavy to care

I slept through the winter
Only to learn what it means to become
(And awake with you again)
When we welcome complications
We're selling our worth by the day

Leave the dead space between the walls
We'll find a way to compromise integrity
House into a home
Give us a God that we can believe in
Track Name: Jagannatha
One million eyes set in motion by a man of pride, a heretic
If there's a way out tell me now
While we're all still here

We're still waiting for you to take us away
And make us whole again
But you never came
And we never thought to ask why

We just lost belief by the day
Gained perspective by the hour
We found a way in
And it seems we're here to stay

We're still waiting for you to take us away
And make us whole again
But you never came
And we never thought to ask why

And you taught us not to question
Taught us not to ask why

Why?!

We're still learning

With patience

With time

With understanding

Take us away
And make us all forget
That you'll never come,
And we'll never care
Track Name: The Alchemist And The Architect
Mercury into gold
Manifest yourself a place to hold
Compromise the dream, suffocate the dreamer
You'll never know
We are the perfect balance of imbalance and subterfuge
We don't have the answer

She will coalesce into existence
Omnipotent, immaculate
Our mother's hands are perfect

They will teach all of us how to let go

I am imperial
(The son of the son)
I am collected
(Into the only one)
The burden of the throne
Panegyrized in stone
Exiled from
The temple of the weak

Transmutation
The Magnum Opus dignified
Amalgamate the soul
Detach yourself from reason
And then you'll know
We are the perfect semblance of God and her intransigence
Vindicated from antiquity

I need light
I need oxygen
Track Name: The Golden Rule Is, There Is No Golden Rule
I've been gone for so long
I can barely recall
The day I departed
Or the day you arrived
The incubus of divergence
Turned convalescent
In the invariably broadening
conspectus of time and place

But I couldn't stay there
In a place where spatial identity was irrelevant
In all I could do. . .
In all I've ever wanted. . .

I'll pack my bags
(As full as I could)
And take it all with me
I'll pack my bags
(As full as I could)
Go back to the start

Then I lose myself
In the smoke filled room
In the throne of the omnipotent
Preternatural impulses
To think that we can go it alone
But there is nothing to gain
Nothing to sacrifice
And all we have is everything we share
To help each other along
Track Name: Ours
~
Track Name: What Lies Beneath The Mountains
Our ascension to providence

Will echo throughout history

And all will know

God lies beneath the mountains