Hotel Pool

by The Ross Sea Party

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Hotel Pool is the debut full-length album from Los Angeles' The Ross Sea Party.

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released 16 October 2012
All songs written and performed by The Ross Sea Party
Produced by Jeff Halbert
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering
Artwork by Brady Erickson

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The Ross Sea Party Los Angeles

The Ross Sea Party is a typically unusual Los Angeles family. Five friends who want to transcend the disconnected nature of life in the city and create something consequential. Raised on everything from the idiosyncratic guitar work of Neil Young and the irreverent pop of The Talking Heads the group is constantly inspired. Contact: Therossseaparty@gmail.com ... more

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Track Name: The Rope
THE ROPE

Hey I won't know
Will you haunt me tomorrow
Will you turn me in circles
Your hands divide in my hands

Hey I wont know
The things I debated
I watched them and waited
Your hands to bide in my hands

And I know it's just a kiss
Tied a rope around my wrist

You got something for nothing
Well the world lost track
You can change your direction
But you can't turn back

Oh I won't know
The designs of the days end
Are we sailing into quicksand?
Your hands divide in my hands

And I know it's just a kiss
Tied a rope around my wrist

You got something for nothing
Well the world lost track
You can change your direction
But you can't turn back
And get something for nothing
Well the world lost track
Once I followed round
Now I'm falling back
Track Name: Two Things
TWO THINGS

Too close to mention
Oh but you know that
Things should come easy
We practiced the last time
I taught you invention
I didn't know you'd go bad
I didn't know you'd know how
And it's too late to turn back

And that leaves just two things we can talk about
That might seem easy 'til you think it out
From the hand to the fist, the keys to an engine
Monkeys have learned how to build them
Cold as the blood in our blue hearts

Stand up in bold steps
Oh put your knees in
It's not worth the low stakes
And not worth the racing
I don't know the name of the writer
But he told me, advised we
End up with no regrets like
Absent and learned men

And that leaves just two things we can talk about
That might seem easy 'til you think it out
From the hand to the fist, the keys to an engine
Monkeys have learned how to build them
Cold as the blood in our blue hearts
Track Name: Emmy Jeanne
EMMY JEANNE

Come on up
Oh we've met
The crux of a hard life
Just moments ahead
And come on up
Oh to start
The rains and the roses
Come moments apart

(Well the meadow's on fire)
Emmy Jeanne
(There remains one wall)
I really hope you knew
There will be hearts of grown men
That will not know what to do

The drumming, tempered
Voice in your veins
We learn how to speak words
Just to throw them away
And the nature
Of seeds that have just been sown
Is the fact that no-one knows how far these vines will grow

(Well the meadow's on fire)
Emmy Jeanne
(There remains one wall)
I really hope you knew
There will be hearts of grown men
That will not know what to do
(Well the meadow's on fire)
Emmy Jeanne
(There remains one wall)
I really hope you knew
There will be hearts of grown men
That will not know what to do
Track Name: In Cairo
IN CAIRO

I saw how they dance in Cairo
Like pages in a magazine
If words are the walls between us
You climb them with amazing ease

And my skin, it was stained by the sun
What a fool, but again, I was young

First in the world to have spoke no words
And I know exactly what you mean
Last of the wealth, I surprise myself
And I threw the coins into the sky

In photos you're young forever
But we're changing every time we breathe
Before I was fooled by nothing
And I kept myself to sights in reach

And my skin, it was stained by the sun
What a fool, but again, I was young
Over-rang, over-processed, oh the rise
What a fool, what a sense of surprise

First in the world to have spoke no words
And I know exactly what you mean
Last of the wealth, I surprise myself
And I threw the coins into the sky
Track Name: Common Terms
COMMON TERMS

Workin, oh these waves of worry
Long debates of unknowns
Steal off the line of
long days when the hurry was on

I've been falling
All this weight's been falling
under shades of context
Work out the words or
one phrase and you'll hurry along

I think in only common terms
I read into a subtlety
I'm only hesitating
I'm only hesitating

And in one term
Cut like rays to sunburns
Light your way with proverbs
Steal off the crown of
the dumb prince you heard it was on

I think in only common terms
I read into a subtlety
I'm only hesitating
I'm only hesitating
Track Name: Hotel Pool
HOTEL POOL

Cannonballs in the hotel pool
Ally's getting famous
And Chris is looking cool
To all of you
I had to leave behind
I'll tell you that I love you
But I'm allowed to change my mind
Track Name: Thrill Of The Night
THRILL OF THE NIGHT

Indians are hiding in the yard
I know it by the feathers in the breeze
I know it by the falling fruits and tar
They're pulling on the branches of the trees

But wait
We don't have to grow old
While the world stays young
You caught up with the very same thing you've been running from

It's just the thrill of the night
I think it's already gone

Breaking the stones in your palms
Put down your rings and your keys
Held to your chest like a heart
Trade what you know and can see

But wait
We don't have to grow old
While the world stays young
You caught up with the very same thing you've been running from

It's just the thrill of the night
I think it's already gone
I like it fine, I wish it didn't wait so long
It's just the thrill of the night
I think it's already gone
I like it fine, I wish it didn't wait so long
You caught up with the very same thing you've been running from
Track Name: Private Cars
PRIVATE CARS

Out in the goldmine
Of credit and fault lines
Turning into private cars
Moving and stalling
We were overhauling
We had turned into private cars

We drive in times of hope
We drive in times of wonder
But by the time we woke
You were at a loss
And the signs were crossed

Out in the goldmine
Of credit and fault lines
Turning into private cars
Oh in the north edge
Of the suburbs of Northridge
Turning to private cars

We drive in times of hope
We drive in times of wonder
My love, a lively road
And we'll never rest
We belong in the west

Hoo-hoo
Is the sound of love
In the land of wavelengths
Hoo-hoo
The sound of love
In the land of wavelengths

And oh, I've been a prisoner
And each day I woke
And the walls of that prison were
Closing in slow
For so long I've been growing used to
The coming and going
But lately I've had mixed emotions
Of what we've become

Hoo-hoo
Is the sound of love
In the land of wavelengths
Hoo-hoo
The sound of love
In the land of wavelengths
And the sound of waves hit
Track Name: Thunder
THUNDER

The high wire I was walking on
Looked down about a hundred stories
Read 'em all you would get to know me
I didn't know if I could wait so long

(A conversation gone too far)
I know the line, I see it
(The crashing of a last applause)
And I walk the line, delete it
Once the fire is on
Won't be long before we're gone
In a bound of thunder
Of thunder, of thunder

With the lights off in a snowstorm
I don't have to make a bed this morning
I wouldn't know how to make much anyway
I didn't know if I could wait so long

(A conversation gone too far)
I know the line, I see it
(The crashing of a last applause)
And I walk the line, delete it
But once the fire is on
Won't be long before we're gone
In a bound of thunder
Of thunder, of thunder
Of thunder
Track Name: Map
MAP

I found a book with a faded map
And a year's supply of postage stamps
We got miles under our feet
And enough food to last a week

The sooner we start the sooner we hesitate
Staying here was a big mistake
So we'll move to a foreign land
To find a home at last

Home at last
We're home at last

One by one we write the names of everyone we left
With no map to fill the pages with our photographs
Track Name: Pressure
PRESSURE

In the long waltz
Of the decline
We were growing thin
It and amassed
At long last
We were all caught in

All that pressure

You've got a lost look
Like a drunk teen
In a long black car
You've got American neighbors
You've got headline divorce
But we've all been wanting more
So push away

All that pressure
Track Name: Happening
HAPPENING

Tell me how you look them in the eye
Your burning perfection has no rhyme
Your posthumous depictions in still life
Hold contrary hope for artists strife

Here 'em come from seven steps behind
The square and compass chase of all the scribes
The paradox of purpose in a line
The burden I must bear in bending light

The sidewalk chalk, the silhouettes
You can't sell me that at all
The hammer's in the wall
The black and white must fall

I'm a happening in a fluxus eye
I can step into the same river twice
I'm a paratrooper falling from the sky
I know I'll land but where and how and why

The sidewalk chalk, the silhouettes
you can't sell me that at all
The hammer's in the wall
The black and white must fall