A University of Whales

by A University of Whales

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This album was recorded between January and June 2015 at Dismemberment Room studios in Charlottesville, VA. Engineered and mixed by Nate Bolling. Grand Piano recorded at Virginia Arts Studios in Charlottesville and engineered by Sean Dart.


released September 5, 2015

all songs written by Nate Bolling and A University of Whales.

Nate Bolling - piano, vocals
Jess Martin - Bass, vocals
Loryn Post - violin
Erin Braswell - cello
David Brear - drums, percussion



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A University of Whales Charlottesville, Virginia

A University of Whales is a piano-based baroque pop group from Charlottesville, VA. They blend rich orchestration with piano rock.
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Track Name: Fermata
Zip that coat up to your chin and brace yourself
Wind screams lies into both ears
and you said it would be different this year

We're both stick figures on a mile high canvas
I'm prophet
I'll tell the world that nothing else stays the same
It's just like i thought it would be

So take what you want from me
Salt to your lemonade
Half-empty to your over-flowing

Push and pull and call for reinforcements
Breaking silence thats never-ending
And never ever needs to be said
Track Name: Spark
When the playground fence falls down
The children laugh and play and set fire to the town
But I've grown too old to match their sense
Or put an end to their madness

WIth a spark, the war has begun
Before I could blink the war was won
And I won't stop searching if you keep insisting
that we press on.

Then the water glass was overflowed
The children washed away in the arms of undertow
And I was reminded that strength cant harness
the speed of a fuse between me and you

I miss being alone
I cant stand being alone.
Track Name: December
Cars with wreaths and reindeer heads and locked behind windows am I.
Mournings days when people lose their minds
And morning stays locked up behind my eyes

I keep it pure, I keep it simple.
I never know what to say.
I shake down emotion and seal it behind porcelain.

Bright lights that keep shining full all night for nooone.
I in my dreaming cap and you with your unfailing smile.

I've been here before and I can see it all too clear
Not a creature stirring.
I'm the only one left here.
I never know what to say.
Track Name: Wonderstruck, or Life on Europa
I drive a red car
I live in a red house at the end of the street
I am colorblind
I close my curtains when the weather breaks and the wind retreats
I am concealed

I am a poet
I have no words to say
They all lose momentum
I am locked away
I still close my curtains when the weather breaks and the wind retreats
I am confounded

Covert, clandestine and confused
I'm holding back
I'm holding on to a formless legacy
A fragmentary fruit in a fool's paradise