The Dali Whisper

by The Marble Tea

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    A collection of home recordings from 2006 - 2012

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(A Collection of Home Recordings 2006-2012)

Culled from various releases and blog posts, these songs seemed to be rather representative of what The Marble Tea does, and none of them were available on iTunes. I wanted to get them there without having to pay for each one individually...and so, a collection was born. Necessity is Frank Zappa, and all that. I hope you enjoy them.

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released August 7, 2012

Songs & Noises by KBJr

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The Marble Tea Point Pleasant

Drawing mandalas and watching Captain Kangaroo...that's pretty much what it's like in here. I enjoy writing songs about my cats and cartoon insects, but I'm also fond of feeling up the tentacles that lead to the oneness of existence. That's the Marble Tea experience.

Recommended for fans of Jonathan Richman, Robyn Hitchcock, Jazz Butcher, Magnetic Fields, etc.
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Track Name: Tiny Mortimer
Tiny little Morty
Tiny Mortimer
He's the little Tiny
Tiny with the fur

Tiny face and tiny feet
And tiny till it's time to eat
Tiny little Morty
Tiny Mortimer
Don't you ever think about us living in the jungle?

Tiny little Morty
Tiny Mortimer
Tiny with the him
And tiny with the her

Tiny brain and tiny heart
And tiny little stinky parts
Tiny little Morty
Tiny Mortimer
Don't you know we love you but we can't live in the jungle

Tiny little Morty
Tiny Mortimer
Tiny Raymond Chandler
Tiny Raymond Burr

Tiny this and tiny that
And tiny spats and white mustache
Tiny little Morty
Tiny Mortimer
Don't you think it's better here than living in the jungle?
Track Name: My Secret Feelings About Plants
i have never been hunting
can't shoot a bird or a deer
don't see why that's such a fun thing
that's one thing that's never been clear
(survival's another matter)


i used to go fishing
but i threw 'em all back in
don't want to wreck their home life
or ruffle the hair on their fin
(you can't look in their eyes and not)


hey hey little squirrelly
running out in front of my car
i'd rather hit the president
than roll you into the tar
(i said it and i meant it)


i touched a leaf upon a fern
i felt the fern react
the fern seemed to care....


i'm not wild about spiders
don't like 'em creeping around
christina says when they're inside
they're tresspassing, let's take 'em down
(still i hate to do it to them)
Track Name: Who's Been In Your Dreams?
I dreamed I was talking on the telephone
With Amy Poehler
As she ate her kung pao chicken
At 4 am, but I had to go
'Cause my hand was catching fire again
Like it always does


Could she dream she's on the telephone
With a stranger
As her chopsticks work like wooden fingers
At 4 am, but he has to go
As he screams "Not this again,
Oh God, please God no!"


Who's been in your dreams
Can you name them all
Who's been in your dreams
Can you name them all
Track Name: English
I'm teaching my cats to speak English
Coz that's the language I prefer
They don't take to it too well
But they're trying

I'm teaching my cats to speak English
So they'll understand what I say
Instead of staring blankly at me
We'll have a conversation

And they'll tell me everything they think about
And I will tell them things they need to know
They won't keep looking at my finger when I point
And say, "Hey! Look at that bird outside the window!"

I'm teaching my cats to speak English
For the full effect of TV
We'll sit together laughing loudly
Nightly

I'm teaching my cats to speak English
We'll be just like a real family
Next on the list is learning to swim
Oh Lord help me....
Track Name: I've Got A Feeling About You, Dear
i've got a feeling
about you dear
a feeling
i want you near
i want to feel your breath
on my ear
i want to feel your hand
on my thigh

you're so pretty baby
you're so fine
this is one time
when love is not blind

if you're a dancer
i'm right behind
if you're a railroad
i'm the end of the track

you're so pretty baby
you're too much
i will ask you
for one little thing

if you're drinking honey
i'm your cup
if you're lowdown
then i'll pick you up
Track Name: U Kadamba U
You were scared of the bare trees
Because they looked like witches
Curling fingers over the road
And you feared they might grab you
So you curled in the back of the car

I was on a train to Manhattan
Wearing my suit and my tie and my hat on
Falling asleep as the cradle car rocked
And it rolled and it rocked and it rolled
I dreamed of women with beautiful leaves

Three attempts in the doorway
Because they couldn’t quite figure
Out who you were
Until you showed them all your branches
And your fingers slender and long
Track Name: Martha & the Snakes
Martha keeps her snakes in her purse
And she shows them to her boyfriends when they ask
But they don't know
What they're getting themselves into
'Cause they're big and they're black
And their sudden bite is deadly

Martha kisses boys just for fun
And she asks them if they'd like to take her home
But they don't know
What they're getting themselves into
'Cause she's mean and she's mad
And her snakes are getting hungry

Several monsters live with Martha
Several monsters live with Martha
Several monsters live with Martha
And she keeps them fed on boyfriends and cream
Track Name: The Man Who's Looking for His Baby
I went out for a spell, lookin' for my baby
She was nowhere to be found
So I went down to the lake
Just to make sure that she hadn't drowned

Everybody there was wearing weird gel in their hair
So I took a scoop and walked up to the mayor, and said

Have you seen, have you seen my baby
She is sweet and she is fine
She stands about ten feet tall
But insists it's much closer to nine
I don't really know, we never stood against a goal
In fact, we've never played basketball at all

He said, "Who are you? Who are you?"
I'm the man who's looking for his baby

Have you seen, have you seen my baby
She is sweet and she is fine
You would know her if you saw her
She's so very very kind
Have you seen, have you seen my baby
She's a girl you cannot miss

I'm the man who's looking for his baby
I'm the man who's looking for his baby
I'm the man who's looking for his baby
Track Name: Faces on a Train
Faces on a train
The streets of Madrid, Spain
So many to see, so few to know

Getting on the boat
And heading to the sea
Staring at the waves that rise and fade

You can’t count them all, they all become the sea
All the waves in you are all the waves in me

Pieces of a dream
Like pearls across the floor
I raise my arms and fade into the sky

Everything I am is everything that is
I listen closely and I found out what it says

Cells in a body
Bodies in a country
Countries in a planet that spins and hums
[sing that stanza twice, please]

Faces on a train
The streets of Madrid, Spain
So many to see, so few to know
Track Name: Baggage
She flies away like a bird just untethered
While I’m standing here with my suitcase so weathered
Every appointment is written while smiling
But once turned away, the engagement’s forgotten

Many are heroes and some of them wounded
They sit in a row and you can’t see the bruises
So I take my place in a seat by the window
I think of her now as I think of her always

She came to me timidly like the first snowfall
I caught on my tongue in the pale blush of winter
I needed a blanket, I needed an elbow
She laughed at my joke and then wiped up the horror

Angels are sailboats, we take them for joyrides
Squandering the wind that was ours to begin with
The devil made airplanes I’d swear at this moment
For festering away the ill and unwanted
Just like me….
Track Name: I'd Rather See You Than Avatar
I'd rather see you than Avatar
No matter how near
No matter how far
I'd rather see you than Avatar
So get me the hell out of this bar

I'd rather be you than a minotaur
But minotaur's are kind of cool
Especially when they're eating pretzels
With a czar
But you're pretty cool
In your own special way
So why don't you come back
Baby to stay

We'll swing from some trees
And we'll paint our bodies blue
We'll run around naked, all that
Like we used to do
I promise this time
I won't lock you in the car
I'd rather see you than Avatar
Track Name: My Analyst Told Me
My analyst told me
I was right out of my mind
But I could come to her at any time
Day or night, and she would make it right
For me

My analyst told me
I was right out of my head
She said there are no rewards for the dead
It's just a change that seems so strange
To us

How could she
Quote to me
From "The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are"
When she knows that this
All started out with books books books books

My analyst told me
I was right of my gourd
And judging from my name
I should wear a sword, and not be floored
By the dragons in my hall

My analyst told me
I was right out of my head
She said forget the couch lie down on the bed
And get some rest, I know what's best
For you

My analyst told me
My analyst told me
Track Name: Everyone I Know Has A Body
Everyone I know has a body
Everyone I know has a body
Have you ever seen someone
Who doesn’t have a body?

Everyone I know has a home inside their head
Everyone I know has a home inside their head
Have you ever met someone
Who doesn’t have a body?

Drawing mandalas
And watching Captain Kangaroo
Let’s go skinny dipping
In the energy pool

Toss that tambourine
And shake your maracas while you got ‘em
We’re just embryos
In the time machine

Everyone I know has a body
Everyone I know has a body
Have you ever known someone
Who doesn’t have a body?

Drawing mandalas
And watching Captain Kangaroo
Let’s go skinny dipping
In the energy pool

Toss that tambourine
And shake your maracas while you got ‘em
We’re just embryos
In the time machine

Have you ever been someone
Who doesn’t have a body?
Track Name: Goodbye Old Maple
It’s good to see the sky on a dusky afternoon
And there’s no highway for the raccoon
And there are no helicopters crashing in our yard

We thought the sun might burn us away
But it’s been a cool Summer
So we’re doin’ fine
And in Fall when rain comes around
I’ll miss the shelter that kept me from drowning

So goodbye old maple tree
You always had a plot for my baby & me
Goodbye old maple tree
You really meant a lot to my baby & me

Goodbye sweet maple tree
You really meant a lot to my baby & me
Goodbye old maple tree
You always had a thought from my baby & me
Goodbye old maple tree
You really meant a lot to my baby & me
Goodbye old maple tree
You always had a plot for my baby & me
Goodbye old maple tree
Track Name: Is Tom Hanks Giving You A Hard Time?
Tom Hanks is a movie star
Cadillac is a fancy car
The Pavilion was my favorite bar
But it’s gone gone gone

Tom Hanks in a rocket ship
Section 25 From the Hip
Can’t kiss if you got no lip
It’s just gone gone gone

It’s gone, all these things have gone
But I’m happy for the other things
That keep coming along

Bosom Buddies and a face like mine
Slice of pizza and a jug of wine
Skinny-dippin’ back in ’89
It’s just gone gone gone

It’s gone, all these things have gone
But I’m happy for the other things
That keep coming along

Is Tom Hanks giving you a hard time?
Is Tom Hanks giving you a hard time?
Is Tom Hanks giving you a hard time?
Just let it go, let it go…

Ol’ da Vinci never had a clue
That I may be more than quarter Jew
Or about the things you like to chew
He’s just gone gone gone

Is Tom Hanks giving you a hard time?
Is Tom Hanks giving you a hard time?
Is Tom Hanks giving you a hard time?
Just let it go, let it go…

Tom Hanks on a fated trip
Jungle dancing in a sexy slip
Give me one of those I’d like a sip
And we’re gone gone gone
Track Name: You Are Like The River
I was down by the river today
and I thought of you
Watching the water roll and
the light dancing twinkle-dee-doo
And the trees leaning over the bank
make a mirrored reflection
Dropping leaves lazily that just
float off in silent perfection

Doo doo doo, doo doo doo

Kneeling down so close
I cupped my hands to my face
My face, my face
my face my face
Looking deep in the depths
feels like staring into outer space

Doo doo doo, doo doo doo

You are like the river
You are like the river

I was down by the river today
and I thought of you
Watching the water roll and
the light dancing twinkle-dee-doo

Doo doo doo, doo doo doo
Track Name: Me & the Sea (For Better or Worse)
I have been looking for a long time
For something to ease my troubled mind
The closest thing I've found
Is an inaudible sound
That I discovered accidentally tonight

I went out walking by the ocean
I went out under the dark sky
Autumn has begun
So all the tourists have gone home
And I was watching the big waves go by and by

At first it seemed to harmonize so sweetly
Above the crashing waves upon the sand
But then I realized
What I was hearing with my eyes
As it was coming from the sea to take my hand

Now I'm not one to go for new age icons
Or pantheistic flights in empty verse
But when it held me near
And it devoured my little tear
I had to "Halleluh" for better or for worse