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A Million Ways to waste a Summer

by Michael Ellis

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Seven Hours 04:34
again i fail to understand okay go on the rest i'll pretend tried too well so give me the bill tried too well so give me the bill okay go on say what for heaven's sake is wrong am i right 'where i belong' seven hours away from mars in this old familiar shell i'm not fitting in too well like seven hours away from mars time is up so let's go home the evening was great yeah yeah the weather was too but now i gotta go maybe we can meet next week escape button please get meout of here maybe i see you next year what for heaven's sake is wrong am i right 'where i belong' seven hours away from mars with all the changes overdue seems i have grown away from you like seven hours away from mars what for heaven's sake is wrong i'm not fooling anyone seven hours away from mars in this old familiar shell i'm not fitting in too well like seven hours away from mars what for heaven's sake is wrong am i right 'where i belong' seven hours away from mars with all thechanges overdue seems i have grown away from you like seven hours away from mars
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just about the midnight hour see the bottles on the table thinking bout the times we had and the happy faces just about the memory like a photograph doing the impossible was not so hard fly out of this heart and find me my counterpart so if shes out there i believe that someday she'll be mine you can't blame it on the butterflies cause this is something different they don't give you no alibis they just give a hint in life just about the sweetest dreams and the deepest eyes about the wine and tv nights and the wind of summer just about the fairest song all the violins all conductors going mad because of love fly out of my heart i need a chance to start so if shes out there i believe that someday there'll be 'us' can't blame it on the butterflies cause this is something different they don't give you no alibis they just give a hint in life you can't blame it on the butterflies cause this is something different they can dry your tear-stained eyes they'll be there for you can't blame it on the butterflies cause this is something different take the reason for your sighs catch them if you can
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LN Calls 04:47
when ellen calls the world goes under a second later i'm in pain another minute and i swallow the last bit of understanding because there's nothing left to gain maybe i am in the wrong place maybe i should be switching sides but nevertheless i am safe when i am on the darkside where all i can see is mine i shouldn't listen to her talking i shouldn't answer the phone she was all i wanted she was in all i ever done she was all different from the others and now she is all gone and all the way from then until today i keep questioning myself why it shook me all the way i remember all the good things but they're the ones that made me crack and in the end i wanted nothing but nothing didn't want me back i shouldn't look back like this this isn't doing any good she was everything i wanted she was in all i ever done she was all different from the others and now she is all gone all the way from then until today i am questioning myself why it shook me all the way i shouldn't listen to her talking i shouldn't listen at all
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Down 03:17
like a block of stone carried on my back it feels when i'm putting down the phone so you got a load of issues so you got a load of time i rely on you to bug and you never dissappoint me one more endless round one more endless round you're always getting me down down you're always turning my mood around you got complaints and you got a load of trouble congratulate yourself you brought me down down here's the place for a nice little suburban nightmare and I know that you're gonna use it how did i get involved in this one way thing i can't say cause i know you're gonna use it one more endless round one more endless round you're always getting me down down you're always turning my mood around you got complaints and you got a load of trouble congratulations you just brought me down down shut it up just listen once i am not the place for trouble and trash you can't blame me i see the way it is and i don't intend to let you overturn me you're always getting me down down you're always turning my mood around you got complaints and you got a load of trouble congratulations you just brought me down down
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Amber 10:27
standing at the waterside driftig in the evening light falling as i close my eyes come and take away my ties can you hear the whales tonight sing their songs into the wide revive me make life to me i don't know what it takes to be relevant this time i don't know what it takes to keep it up beyond the finish line i don't know what it takes but it takes so much not to break i don't know if i can do it but i'd always do it again never i'll forget the sound of the clearing water washing out the relicts and footprints memories and fears signs of existence all proof we were here faithful, still i don't beleive i am worthy to receive this brand new life washed ashore and nothing as it was before i don't know what it takes to be relevant this time i don't know what it takes to keep it up beyond the finish line i don't know what it takes but it takes so much not to break i don't know if i can do it but i'd always do it again in the sunset things can be taken for gold when the silence breaks and the beauty unfolds so we burst the chains and we break the shield as we search for amber in the seashell field again i begin and i know i will stumble but i know you'll be there helping me up and the tougher the times the more solid we are and no longer we whisper when we speak to the stars i don't know what it takes to be relevant this time i don't know what it takes to keep it up beyond the finish line i don't know what it takes but it takes so much not to run away i don't know if i can do it but if you're helping me I'll try
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when you got your first wristwatch you became a part of time at the moment you learned to read you helped the plan go (into effect) oh now you feel older every day day by day fading away mishmash melody sounding hearing the calls but still ignore all you see is prevailing this isn't a law that you control and like this you are following the trail wherever it goes now they are high on giant sunglasses and miniature cell phones and they keep telling you this is what you want. but let me ask you just one question. is it? i mean is this what YOU want? being yourself is so easy, have you tried? mishmash melody sounding hearing the calls but still ignore tic tac timing away what a constraining thing and what for ki ka coolness around keeps cooling you down on the inside when you're looking back you gotta know what you left why not already live at the end of the rainbow why not search your own garden for gold it's not the things alone it's how you behold mishmash melody sounding hearing the calls but still ignore tic tac timing away this isn't an animal you control ki ka coolness around keeps cooling you down from the inside when you're looking back you gotta know what you left behind
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Two Sides 05:56
there she is cheerful like always spreading her pleasure around in a world that keeps changing all the time and once again she buys the entire world with just one smile she does only know the good side but there's days the sun don't shine there are reasons i divine always keep an open eye and you're okay she is happy that' allright but will she ever will she ever know that there's two sides to life there she goes looking fine all the differences we had in the past time all blown away laugh it up, everything times two to the top is the way and the sky is the limit she can even make you smile when you're down, down on the ground just a matter of time just a trip of the mind just a failure symptome just stop talking like that noone said that it will happen but it'll surely happen now shut up she is happy that' allright but will she ever will she ever know that there's two sides to life there she goes looking fine all the differences we had in the past time i am only here in case she cries i remember a time warm light and music days gone by someday i will be fine i am only here just in case she cries
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i let things happen and never cared about a day of waiting it ain't so bad and now i'm watching the tide thinking of something dreaming of you i turned away from telling good and bad i kept my say with everything i had now i'm watching the tide dreaming of something thinking of you because you're the one that's special to me in all the years of walking on my own i realised that it's okay walking alone but now i'm watching the tide dreaming of something thinking of you because you're the one that's special to me you're all i am my only one my maybelline i am your son
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it takes some time to realize it takes some time to understand the reason why so many ways we didn't walk so many words we didn't say but surely we will find a way that we can walk maybe go a bit astray that we can make something out of it maybe find a home and maybe lead our lives to water someplace alone what are you saying maybelline let's go together cause we're both stuck in between stuck inside the daily run stuck in the routine head on straight let's hit the air as easy-going as free of care not as high as icarus but close enough to see that up here all that matters is just you and me where are you going maybelline all the time i thought that you and me were clean and now it's time to change the gear lets speed or lives away from here cause this is not a place to stay why are you crying maybelline believe me all the world will be our scene come on and dream this dream with me one more time we will be so easy like a smile so easy one more time so easy flying by come on lets fly where are you going maybelline please stay with me right now so we can not be seen let's fly away the stars are ours let's burst and turn to dust for now hey now you're laughing maybelline you look so beautiful when you have turned green you will be the princess and i'll wake you up there are a million ways to waste a summer night but this one won't be wasted if we turn to light this single time we'll take the dive and if its the last this summer we will be alive unlike the other times before we're not so anxious anymore regarding all the chances where we failed to score everything is counting when the world has ceased to turn and now the city walls burn throw overboard the lessons that we had to learn take my hand and hold it tight let's save another summer night so good to have you maybelline i know i can be sure you are the one i mean follow me with all your trust right into what's calling us

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This record consists of fun songs, thoughtful and of course rock tunes. It also features three instrumentals and I really like it. Most of the songs have a special meaning to me (especially 'Amber' and 'Believe Me Maybelline') and of course all of the other songs relate to something in my life, too.
In fact, this is a very special release to me because it was the first time, I felt like a proper artist. <3

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released January 1, 2007

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Michael Ellis Oldenburg, Germany

I was born in 1983 and began my musical career at the age of six when I first took violin lessons. On my ninth birthday I got my first electric guitar and I have been playing rock and roll ever since. Over the last years I have recorded several albums and ep‘s (17 altogether I think) containing lots of musical styles from acoustic folk music via progressive rock and songwriter to pop and rock. ... more

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