A Picnic in Limbo

by Dandelion Tea

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This is our first EP. Much blood, sweat, tears, admin and money went into the making of this opus. It has 6 tracks including our first single The Crystal Dawn, 19 and Nylon which received airtime on BBC Radio Ulster, Radio Croydon, & Salford Radio.


released June 30, 2016

All songs written and produced by Jordie Sunshine
Engineered by Niall Doran and recorded in Start Together Studios, Belfast
Vocals by Mary Anne Farenden and Zak Whitefield

Thanks to everyone who has supported us this far. You're our favs



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Dandelion Tea Belfast, UK

We're that 4 piece alternative indie sounding band, thinly coated with that kind of weirdness that tastes like red wine mixed with diet coke.

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Track Name: The Crystal Dawn
Lovers in denial
Like dancers, only allowed to act it
In the rays of the early morning sun
We embed tactics

Her mind is a comfortable living room
Where I happily sleep by the fire
But her heart is a tropical island
So I stole a boat that I can't afford to hire

The Crystal Dawn
Us actors, only allowed to dance it
A migration of furniture
If we decide to chance it
Track Name: 19
We burned out our oil lamps long a go
So out here, it didn't matter that the blind were leading the blind
And with no moonlight or afterglow
Around the lighthouse in circles we rowed

That's not my reflection in the mirror
This is now my home
Just another tragic hero
Exiled to the wilderness he roams

I left home a witless elder
Complaining of shelter
Adventuring out to find a land
At the rainbows end
A man and boy with the same conflicting chore
To gather no moss on distant shores

That's not my reflection in the mirror
This is now my home
A wild goose-chase for an egg that's made from gold
Takes me back to where those buffalo roam
Track Name: Lobsters in a Bucket
I dropped the flowers off the harbor
And in the reflection of the water
I saw the horror of a boy who might only be looking to some beautiful world he can't escape to

And in the reflection of the water
I saw you shimmering
I saw you shimmering
I saw you shimmering
Then everything was shimmering
Then everything was fine
Track Name: Nylon
In the salad nights I've come to know as wakefulness
A certain loveliness apprehends me

If the serendipity survives
Then it's a valid plight
This apothecary misconception
That only under stars do they let down their guard
In the age when we still marvel to observe the changing of the seasons

Still, star-crossed lovers hide
That's the thing about a picnic in limbo
Until their tongue unties
It doesn't really matter which way the wind blows
Track Name: Portrait of a Woman in a Long Coat with an Umbrella on a Windy Day
There's one thing a man takes to his grave
And it's a portrait of a woman in a long coat with an umbrella on a windy day
It's just a memory
A picture of something
That must carry him until he is laid in earth
By rose or set in ash
Or oil on portrait on canvas and glass
In script on stone and sunk in grass