Tavis Vor

by Michael Ellis

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This album features more of the good stuff: electric guitars, sarcasm, energy! Let's see how it plays out.

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released December 27, 2016

Drums: Christian Rollwage
Good sounding keyboards: Dominik Huettermann
Blues Harp: Wolfgang Nowak
Rest: Michael Ellis

Production: Ulrik Kowalk

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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 (13 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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Track Name: Roundabout
remember half a million
and how it made you feel
remember daddy makes the news
and all of its appeal

an unexpected journey
a climb onto the wheel
now there is two of them up there
shit is getting real

remember buddy holley
remember don mclean
remember jackie kennedy
and tony levin

remember big lebowski
remember double gin
remember beard and skinny jeans
quo vadis east berlin?

it goes on
it goes on
it goes on

remember bette davis
remember betty ford
remember double four time
and diminished seventh chord

remember gary barlow
remember andy poole
some of us use all the words
and some are just cool

before you find the answer
you fall into a grave
remember what i said to you
you've got to misbehave

remember when the number
seemed like an artefact
now there is two of them up there
and a half to be exact

it goes on
it goes on
it goes on
Track Name: Say Hello
get up in the morning
awoken by the sunshine in my eyes
out on the pavement
all the early souls are passing by

i am the one on the road
in a jovial mode
i can't hide my affection
(i'm) going out of my way
(to) make the most of my day
i'm loving our connection

hey good looking
hey good morning
i just thought i'd say hello

hey it's a brand new
day to dive into
i hope you get my memo

the clouds are like icing
painted on cerulean delight
it's taking forever
until i finally arrive

somewhere along the way
i nick a bouquet
hope you like 'em red and yellow
(i'm) going out of my way
(to) make the most of your day
but first of all let's say hello

hey good looking
hey good morning
i just thought i'd say hello

hey it's a brand new
day to dive into
i hope you get my memo

hey good looking
hey what a morning
sleep under the rainbow

hey wanna come and
play by the way
i hope you got my memo

so familiar we are
it's close to bizarre
as much as it is nice and pleasing

having lunch in the field
sleeping under the tree
when i listen i can hear you breathing

we're going out of our way
to make the most of our day
from morning to the latest evening

it's hello and never goodbye

hey good looking
hey good morning
i just thought i'd say hello

hey it's a brand new
day to dive into
i hope you get my memo

hey good looking
hey what a morning
woke up under a rainbow

hey wanna come and
play by the way
is it okay if i kiss you?
Track Name: Wicked City
a room for two
we don't care about the view
a secret place
tell me you are waiting
up to see my face
tell me we are

two against the world
i hold you until morning
whatever feels alright
doesn't matter where we're going
because only you and i
can leave this wicked city behind

the truth is i
love how you still shine
for a long time we've
waited on the runway
but i believe we can still fly

two against the world
i hold you until morning
whatever feels alright
doesn't matter where we're going
because only you and i
can break up the restrictions
the city and it's lights
and places we ain't fitting
we'll leave it all behing

the world is a rush and we're taking it fast
and the night is a blur as it turns into dust

two against the world
i hold you until morning
whatever feels alright
doesn't matter where we're going
because only you and i
can leave this wicked city
and everything behind
the sparkling boundary lines
Track Name: Summer
a chilly breeze in the afternoon
the days are ending still too soon
in the summer

i lost my heart and i found a home
we're far apart but never alone
in the summer

dear louise - almond seeds
dear louise - apple trees
dear louise - st.austell
just as well

being at home to every degree
in a white white house overlooking the sea
in the summer

playing the songs on the radio we're
guessing 'em fast from the patio here
in the summer

dear louise - almond seeds
dear louise - apple trees
dear louise - st.austell
just as well

merry merry maybe we could stay a little more but baby
tele said there's gonna be some weather at the door
sunny sunny sunny can we still be having fun I guess
it doesn't always have to be sun

dear louise - almond seeds
dear louise - apple trees
dear louise - st.austell
just as well
Track Name: Marina
left and right
corners and eaves
trees without leaves
and rain

you see
i'm not a townie
my heart is lost at sea
i guess

i'm a seashell
not much more i can tell
i thrive in the salty breeze
sea as far as the eye could reach

i'm a shell
i don't need no get wells
i gaze at the island
once in a while and
i'll be sort of fine

in the hall
children playing ball
couldn't hear the gulls
even if they were there

sometimes i
like to walk by
the harbour pretending
i'm back there spending
the weekend at home

cause i'm a shell
no other way in hell
nose in the breeze
don't we agree
this is the best thing

i'm a shell
and not street gravel
Clement's and Michael's
to sum up my vitals
i will be back home

it's there with the wide
cliffs and the hedgerows
seagulls and tide
spray and light
a couple of miles
you see the world ending
i'm coming home
in a little while

yes i'm a shell
no other way in hell
nose in the breeze
don't we agree
this is the best thing
we'll ever see

i'm a shell
i don't need no get wells
i gaze at the island
once in a while and
i'll be sort of fine

i'm a shell
and not street gravel
Clement's and Michael's
two of my vitals
i will be back home
Track Name: Little Red Riding Hood
little red riding hood is late for the interview
speeding down the forest track on her bicycle
she never wears a helmet cause it messes up her hair
life got to her but she's still pretty though

the amphetamin doesn't show
she's got stars
she's got stripes
she's going all the way

along the track there is a house
and she decides time for a pause
goes inside to find an old lady
at the fireplace she sits
fingers moving as she knits looking somwhat shady

doesn't speak at first
eyes bleak
scrubby hair
nothing more

finally she says
loud and clear
come closer to your nan

listen
i know you ain't my grandma
but let's see what we can do
you know i wasn't born yesterday
what you're proposing
is obviously insane
i know good enough to keep away

little red riding hood picks up her phone
writes a message to the forester
changes her status to engaged, makes a fist
and engages the old hag in quite a twister

by the way she says
your face is all
over facebook

there you go - 2.0
these days
you don't know who might know you

i know you ain't my grandma
but let's see what we can do
you know i wasn't born yesterday
also your tummy
looks very strange to me
we should really do an x-ray
Track Name: Beth takes a Picture
hey
look at me I'm doing something new
trying to be beautiful
hey
look at me i'm heading up the queue
going somewhere suitable

hey
they seem to think in terms of me and you
good old inequalities
hey
never did occur i might go through
there goes your causality

lock your doors
go ahead and break the key
all hell is loose
once she's set free

So some on
Beth takes a picture
oh no
Beth takes a picture

So what did she do to you?
What did she do to you?

hey
waive it blame it all on just a stroke
haven't you been good enough?
hey
awakening the piggie in the poke
life has never felt so rough

hide away
go on and break the key
all hell is loose
she's on a spree

So some on
Beth takes a picture
oh no
Beth takes a picture

So what did she do to you?
What did she do to you?

once a while
someone pays the price
somebody rolls the dice
and gets a bullet stare

everyday
someone breaks away
someone wakes today
it is her i think

that is her i think
Track Name: Sing to me
Hessian game but we're still there
everybody hates us i don't care
not if you sing to me

dressed in red, red and white
white and looking prettier than the bride
and then you sing to me

come together with a smile
doesn't have to be real
good to know that you're all here
been a while

parlour full of nitty gritty voices
from afar is only noise
not if you sing to me

rasing all their hands to shake it
under circumstances i might care
not if you sing to me

everyone around us is so caught up in themselves
not a single ear can stand a question
not a single moment i could stand if we were sober
we would run

morning comes we sneak away
notice it has not been just a stay
not if you sing to me

driving home along the line
leaving them behind will take some time
not if you sing to me

come together with a smile
nice to know you've grown up
grown away just once again
that's alright

right as the night
has so many hours
hours to waste
maybe it wouldn't
even be noticed
if we bailed
Track Name: Ender
drink up, lights out
go home blackout
noone waiting
aggravating

they say remember the good things in life
but what are the good things in life?

one eye open
no more hopin'
guess it sank in deep
while you were asleep

they say remember the good things in life
but what are the good things in life?
what are the good things?

smashing into your life
coming out of the cold
putting all the elation on hold

cutting under the skin
spreading into the room
draggin out all the beauty and bloom

they say remember the good things in life
but what are the good things in life?
what are the good things?

kicking into the chest
killing all of your buzz
need to cheer up but seriously what does?

taking over your thoughts
alienating your friends
cancelling all your weekend plans

we used to think of the good things in life
but what are the good things in life?
what are the good things?

we are the memories
we live and we live on
forever (and ever)

we are the reason
you will overcome
whatsoever (and ever)