MAD ISLE

by 8Foot Felix

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released May 20, 2016

Will Tait - Rhodes, piano, vocals
Brendan Jones - trumpet, vocals
Steve Turnock - drums
Jamie McElhinney - bass
Kate Constance - glockenspiel, percussion, kazumpet, vocals & screams!
Daniel Tedford - violin, mandolin, guitar
Thomas Starr - french horn, vocals
Francesca Mountfort - cello, melodica

Music arranged by 8Foot Felix and Cy Gorman
With guest vocals, percussion and keys by Cy Gorman
Produced by Cy Gorman
Recorded by Lachlan Wooden at Sing Sing Studios

Cetacean Prelude mixed by Cy Gorman
Mad Isle and Underworld Blues mixed by Cy Gorman and Lachlan Wooden at Sing Sing Studios, final mix by Simon Russell
Red Dresses, The Biggalong, Q-Town, Sinner and The Whales mixed by Simon Russell

Mastering by Lachlan Carrick at Moose Mastering

Thank you to Ras Kitchen for use of "Mad You Know" sample on Cetacean Prelude

Artwork by Stef Ives
Graphic Design by Chelsea Tremain

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8Foot Felix combine inspired theatrics and musical prowess, a dancing treasure chest of infectious ditties speaking multilingual sea-shanties and polka-dotted blues.

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Track Name: Mad Isle
I look out over there
and wonder how the loneliness
has left me sitting here
this island seemed so fabulous
but now I see it’s bare
too late you say, too late
I’ve cast myself away

I can see my home from here
the party’s getting started
and I hear a rousing cheer
but the sea between is rising up
with sharks and other fears
too late you say, too late
I’ve cast myself away

I’d be mad to throw myself in
to this shark infested hole
the sea that separates me
from the world I know’s my home
but the madness of this island
that I claim because it’s mine
is my clear and present danger
it’ll hold me til I die!
Track Name: Red Dresses
Ruby
was a girl who
wore red dresses
wore red dresses
’til she put on a blue
a blue blue dress,
blue as midnight
and when she put it on
she flew

Ruby
was a girl who
wore blue dresses
wore blue dresses
’til she put on a white
a white white dress,
pale as moonlight
and when she put it on
she’d light up the night

Ruby
was a girl who
wore white dresses
wore white dresses
’til she put on a red
a red red dress,
red as firelight
and when she put it on
she’d burn
(and return)
Track Name: The Biggalong
gotta get a run on the Biggalong Band
or the Rum Tum crew will stay our hand
and that will be, you know,
the end of our fiddling, fighting, bare-back riding
all the very things that we delight in!

gotta get a wriggle on, squiggle on, the Biggalong
are breathin' down our neck, what the heck
doubly dang-a-lang, have us in the stocks in our jocks
with the grey old portlies stifling chortles at our poor misfortune

what do you do when you find they've been feeding you a line of rope?
when you discover they've been stringing you along all along?
your world unravels as you travel down on down into the doubty deep
can you be sure even your hands will pull you ashore?

how did I entice these lies?
and wrap myself in garment upon garment of them?
who are those who turn on me
after spinning all that yarn about
being good ol' bosom buddies?

down in the deep you're as lonesome and naked as a newly born
tatters of mem'ries and manners peel away from your skin
the you you're used to is floating away into the deeply blue
all you are now, is the how, that will bring you to shore

time to slip the know my friends!
we'll have to fight, or take our flight,
escape this fate of purest mis'ry
time to set their boats on fire
we'll never know unless we go
if life holds more
than this hell dredgery

gotta get a run on the Biggalong Band...
Track Name: Q-Town
yo, though I walk through the valley of doubt
I hold my head high, it begins to sprout
an idea-chain I can climb along
when my foot goes wrong, I get my stumble on

hold it, I can mould it,
make an idea bring a car along
til it’s by my side
door open wide
one little jump caught me a ride

oooh! you know my body like’s to move around
I take all that I am and I go to town
shake it! (shake it)
quake it! (quake it) quirk and quiver
living my days like I’m rolling down a river

so I jump in my car, what do I see?
It’s nothing but frequency
this bass is so ace it puts a smile on my face,
let’s fly in and out of this space

Hey there you in the uniform
I see you and I feel the need to conform
go out of my way to do the right thing
but when I cold kick it I’m-a break something
the law, it’s the rule book you throw at me
when I slip and forget that we’re not really free
to enjoy everything in life but don't steal
try not to hurt or kill, just be real!

I drive and I ride and I hide from the law
not a criminal, just bending the rules it’s incredible
incredible? incredible! what’s so incredible?
now time for the weather!

your windows are down
there’s a breeze in your hair
you’re heading to Q-Town
the weather is fair

you know the funny thing about frequency
is that it breaks up the light so you can see
all the little colours from a-z

like the psychedelic fish swimming under the sea
or kaleidoscopic leaves high up in a tree
how's about kickin'

so we’re kickin it cold
til we’re told that it's our turn
to go over the rainbow...
Track Name: Sinner
you got a face like a sinner
they make you pay and wait
you stand in line like you oughta
they say you came too late

they've got you screwed!
here's the latest news:
you're on a lose, lose, lose!

you think you're onto a winner
you're gonna steal by night
slip through the guards and the look-out
grab all the loot take flight

they've got you viewed
on the cc tube
you're gonna lose, lose, lose!

why break my arse
for this farce
life's a folly!
one don't make two
without you
there's no jolly

so where's the win for a loser
trapped in a one man game?
you take a chance with another
you turn the game around

one falls through
two hold true
who's on the lose, lose now?

they only win when you're lonesome
one little view gets blue
two pairs of eyes turn the tables
now on, the game is you

here's the news:
two's a crew
we beat the lose, lose blues!
Track Name: Underworld
it's cold down here despite what they say
the fires burn in a terrible way
feels like they should be burning your skin
when all they're doing
is doing you in

you see when you're dead it ain't no use
cutting off a finger or even the legs you use
cos when you're dead you ain't got no body
(literally no body)

you can die a million times
you can even set yourself on fire
you're dead (you're dead) I tell you your dead
you ain't got no body left
you're dead, you're dead and boy
you're on the shelf

'til there comes a time
you get another chance

bring me back
bring me back to the living, I say
please bring me back, back, back
to that place where
I can finally feel

the blood running through me
beating in my body making me all jolly

I wanna dance again, it's been so many years
I long to feel the boogie in my feet
I wanna get down, get my booty on the floor
why hell, I even forgot I had a booty at all!

I wanna dance again, really get me moving
I wanna dance again, get my booty on the floor
dance again, who could ask for more
than gettin' my big ol' booty get me dancing with the living again

you can die a million times, you can even set yourself on fire
you're dead (you're dead) I tell you your dead, you ain't got no body left
you're dead, you're dead
and boy you're on the shelf
Track Name: The Whales
the lions stood in line
they were a roar away from cryin'
they were a roar away from cryin'
but they were still lions

and the lions lined the sails
with their eyes on the whales
fins breaking water
with laughter and cloudering
cephalopodic blistering enjoyment of the sea

we saw the whales
they were playing in the sea
we saw the whales
amidst the ocean

we saw the whales they were playing in the sea
we saw the whales and what we saw
we all wanted very much to be
we wanted to float like fish in the water
but we'd only end up fodder
for the sharks in the water
in the shadow
of the blubber whales
the blubber whales
the blubber whales
and their shark-fin trails