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Very Good Album

by Michael Ellis

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LA 03:58
long time ago big city dreams, years and years away from now but i ain't shedding any tears where i grew up neighborhood and sunday school out of the mud i pulled myself together and left and when i woke up in the night touched by soft and shimmering red light on the way back from l.a. i'm shaking my curly hair on my way back from l.a. and still smiling on my way back from l.a. i've got the radio on and i listen to a song that i wrote back then what a dive just the place to be for someone like me an endless high nights and days and songs and ways to play another life another way of life so different behind my eyes was so much going on and when i woke up in the night touched by soft and shimmering red light on the way back from l.a. i'm shaking my curly hair on my way back from l.a. sunglasses on my way back from l.a. i've got the radio on and i listen to a song that i wrote for someone i knew back then i don't regret anything although you might deny there's an end to everything all good times go by what's left are the memories on the way back from l.a. i'm shaking my curly hair on my way back from l.a. a new beginning on my way back from l.a. i've got the radio on and i know i'll be fine as long as my tyres are spinning
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Odds 03:35
short after christmas time twenty nine, twenty nine i had a friend of mine movie and a glass of wine just like a cannonball it hit me what a brilliant surprise suddenly got weak around the knees now i wonder what are the odds we met what could have been instead what if it was inside my head what if the drill had been dead out of the blue winter dozed spring was close add to my flow late night walks hour-long talks just like a saviour descending comeing to pull me up we never made it to the ending now i wonder what are the odds we met what could have been instead what if the night had turned to ash what if the drill had been dead stammering and far from making any kind of sense the only thing that i could feel the movement of her hands what are the odds we met what could have been instead what if the night had turned to ash what if the drill had been dead what if there had been no time what if you had not had wine what if the night had turned to ash what if we hadn't started fresh
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the sun was shining brightly - when hasselhoff saved the day i was having ice cream - when hasselhoff saved the day that dog was just adorable - when hasselhoff saved the day life was oh so horrible - then hasselhoff saved the day woho - hasselhoff saved the day woho - hasselhoff saved the day someone had found some money - when hasselhoff saved the day you were saying something funny - when hasselhoff saved the day i took you out for waffles - when hasselhoff saved the day everything was awful - then hasselhoff saved the day woho - hasselhoff saved the day woho - hasselhoff saved the day thanks again for everything you did guess our history books need to be refit let's all celebrate the day of your birth yippieyeah thanks you saved the earth woho - hasselhoff saved the day woho - hasselhoff saved the day
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The wee Spot 02:37
fastening the chain and keep me in the rain deserving makes it all go away that is what you get for chasing the postman take me to the kennel and i'll stay i'll take my sweet cut sitting in the wee spot looking at night and day you'll be the queen and i'll be licking your hand now and for the rest of the way barking at the great wide trees along the roadside having the time of my life come a little closer just a little closer just a little more and i'll bite i'll take my sweet cut sitting in the wee spot looking at night and day you'll be the queen and i'll be licking your hand now and for the rest of the way just seems so easy when i am your only friend please take me out again or else i'll wet my pants i'll take my sweet cut sitting in the wee spot looking at night and day you'll be the queen and i'll be licking your hand now and for the rest of the way
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when all that's left of you is shredding lightly as a falter grab the money you've amassed and take it to the altar now and then you make a salient pass at the guy upstairs it's always fun to realise the damage caps the repairs gather round your next of kin and tell em to forgive you take for granted every sin be honoured to outlive you begging for indulgence hoping they accept your credit in the end it all comes down to whether or not you get it giddy spoken witty words to everyone's approval name your favourite tune and make them listen at your funeral spend a minute sitting in the silence of a heartache finally the spell is lifted and thank god - there is cake all of this emotionless and meaningless cleansing now that i recall i wonder has it been worth spending do i feel uplifted or elated free of desire or maybe this ain't heaven and i'm preaching to wrong choir
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Light-Headed 03:20
sitting in a tree high on downward motivation and so does she also full of expectation promised it would be something really special but so suddenly feel the blood stream in my vessels and now i am light headed lying in a bed draped in endless cotton covers trying to be a friend so we won't end up as lovers and then accidently at the door appears her mother in my defence saying she wasn't just another and now i am light headed i'm becoming light headed i get up too fast or get down too slowly all my words recast i'm drifting away all the talk and shouting flows around my head and my vision wanders and i'm drifting away picking up a tune that somebody else was singing breathing in the fumes underground where they are swinging sleeping on the tube i can feel my back stinging creeping up the steps to place i think i'm living and i feel light headed i so am light headed i get up too fast or get down too slowly all my words recast i'm drifting away all the talk and shouting flows around my head and my vision wanders and i'm drifting away
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an early morning we went spring vacation as the sun cut the horizon and I noticed how beautiful you are car on a train chocolate and chapagne what a day car on a train little chucks they gave rhythm to the sound of a thousand tons moving overground car on a train shooting down the lane sunshine and rain car on a train pull that string and there'd be a lot more time but as i'm afraid the quality would decline it's a crazy thing, one of us has to drive we are so living in the moment car on a train chocolate and chapagne what a day car on a train car on a train simple and plain sunshine and rain car on a train
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nameless stars above us countless cars beneath us can a man have nine lives do you wonder sometimes and if you do commence you look down at the city below and if you did commence how long would it be if you let go stepping closer out there one foo t high in the air still the stars above us could we be like brothers and if you do commence you look down at the city below and if you had the chance would you try and just let go if you had eyes would it be so easy would it be so hard do you wonder sometimes through lows and highs but wondering was never in the cards never wonder no signs and if you do commence you look down at the city below and if you took the chance how long would it be if you let go
9.
i've seen a lot good and bad black and white wrong and right what a circus but what i've gotten out of it by my wit is what i've found under the surface theres those nifty combinations that enchant me and probably will do you to a nifty combination what would be such a gem well, french kisses and cat hair is one of them a single thing single thought that if caught often is worth little on it's own when they unite then by chance we get our hands on something to really set the tone one thing is true right away makes my day and so i say i'm not gonna live without
10.
the moment that i first met you i knew it was gonna be a pile of work for me to do when we first talked you said many things a lot of things i'd disagree and this would be an extraordinary journey for you and me so do you see at least there we agreed your way was so different from mine and i often wondered if i was gonna laugh or cry one more helpless blunder one step from going under falling over feet and in the middle you and me another runaway done, but anyway i saved your life now i', asking the angels to save mine i gave it all got nothing back now calling the angels calling the angels help me master the incline i got you studying and everything got you a place when you were worrying you took it all and paid me nothing and you still think i will carry on carrying one more helpless blunder one step from going under falling over feet and in the middle you and me another runaway done, but anyway i made your life now i'm asking the angels to make mine i gave it all got nothing back now calling the angels calling the angels help me master the incline you are still part of me will always be i'm still here still full of sympathy but right now i'm on the brink, the razor edge don't let me sink, talk me off the fucking ledge i saved your life now i don't need the angels to save mine i just want you to make me whole because i know to you i can consign my soul my angel in control
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Lakeland 03:23
on the moor after nightfall there are lights in the air all the fireflies dancing until morning is there hello hello look up and let go hello hello the night's aglow behind the gates lies a mansion like the white in the sky and the boys there are handsome and the girls make you cry hello hello lakeland bovey hello hello dance along and be free over stone roads and meadows always close to the ground and whistling a melody to the rattling sound hello hello look up and let go hello hello with the river below the whole night's aglow hello hello lakeland bovey hello hello dance along and be free
12.
do you know we are in a whirl in only one of a billion worlds on a course that noone ever really set said the nerd to the pretty girl skipped a beat as she flipped a curl maybe i am dreaming i am already dead here's a phrase she replied i will need you to answer are you sure that you know that you want what you wish for whatever you dream of chaos and commotion dream of devil and devotion dream of everything is nice but i really gotta go no don't go gimme one more sorry i'm being such a bore do you like magic cause i can show you mine alrighty clearly worse than before just looking for an entry door when i seem creepy i'm only insecure she was so gonna leave when suddenly thinking i might have what you need if you look for a spanking whatever you dream of chaos and commotion dream of devil and devotion dream of everything is nice but youre in for a world of pain whatever you dream of chaos and commotion dream of devil and devotion dream of everything is hurting if you grant me the perversion dream of learning from a goddess dream of join in for the chorus dream of be careful what you wish for when you wish for me when you wish for me
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can you see the burning trees and memories and all things about ringing bells and personal hell and what it's telling you around 4 am, the core am ashore the land is flooded with sound single moms sing simple songs and thinking, longing, drinking, shouting and if you don't mind leave it behind all that matters to you and if you don't mind letting it shine just make sure that you do playing, swaying, saying sayings, marrying, carrying and burying away trying, lying, fighting ways and keep on trying new habits everyday we got the tools and schools and places, rules and shields and everything's for sale enough guns and ammo, tons of ammo waiting for rambo to come around one day and if you don't mind leave it behind all that matters to you and if you don't mind letting it shine just make sure that you do and if you don't mind leave it behind all that matters to you and if you don't mind letting it shine just make sure that you do can you see the burning trees and memories and all things about ringing bells and personal hell and what it's telling you around 4 am, the core am ashore the land is flooded with sound single moms still singing simple songs and thinking, longing, drinking, shouting, thinking... and if you don't mind leave it behind all that matters to you and if you don't mind letting it shine just make sure that you do
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i'm not afraid of monsters i'm not afraid to die i'm not the only one to dream but that is something you can't buy you keep me going forward you keep me looking back but will you keep me on the ground or will i fail you on the track? i'd love to be a vendor put some money on the shelf i'm not really a seller i can't even sell myself need to be progressing need to be alight people look for leaders i am looking for a bite half a million movements half a million spikes half a million - nice are you satisfied? tell me what it's like tell me what it's like i wanna be a creator because thats what i'm about i'm gonna need all your attention and i am gonna need it now trust me with the failure trust me i'm a freak trust me we will save the world if only for a week half a million hearings against one hundred likes half a million - nice are you gratified tell me what it's like tell me what it's like half a million updates half a million spikes half a million - nice are you satisfied? but i don't know what it's like i don't know what it's like sit back i'll try and synchronise potentialities and desires don't bother trying to analyse it never pays half a million brain cells sending half a million spikes half a million shorts are you satisfied? tell me what it's like tell me what it's like half a million listening against one hundred likes half a million - nice are you gratified tell me what it's like tell me what it's like half a million movements half a million spikes half a million - nice are you satisfied? tell me what it's like tell me what it's like

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Here it is: the second half of the month-long song writing session! A lot of pop and 70s/80s style songs mixed with a pinch of folk and lots of sarcasm. Have fun listening and don't be afraid to crank it up.. Guess I never had as much fun recording a song as I had when doing "Hasselhoff saved the day"..

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released December 22, 2015

All songs written by 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 (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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