Our Beloved Friend

by Elephant

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I'm sorry about the lyrics on this album, don't take them too seriously

The woods decay, the woods decay and fall,
The vapours weep their burthen to the ground,
Man comes and tills the field and lies beneath,
And after many a summer dies the swan.

--Alfred Tennyson

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released May 19, 2014

~PERSONNEL~
Patrick Goudeau -- vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion, cowbell, sitar, mandolin, songwriting, samples, zen buddhism

Alea Train -- Vocals

Sol Zenon Cardenas-Schmidt -- artwork
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ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY PATRICK GOUDEAU

length so far -- 58 min 5 sec

Recorded at Elephant Tusk Recording Studio

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some members of the band are missing. if found please contact patrick goudeau (elephant) at 615-939-6609 or graeme goetz at 615-775-7524 OR at Patty G's email, patrickgoudeau1@gmail.com. or if you just wanna talk to us hit up that number // www.facebook.com/TheElephantOrchestra ... more

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Track Name: This Is the Place Where Your Life Ended and Mine Began
this is the place where your life did end
and mine began
it wasn't fair it wasn't right
for you have seen the light
what a beautiful life in your hands

this is the place where your life did end
and mine began
it's not the feeling in the end
when you've gone away again
it's the loss of a friend when you ran

this is the place where your life did end
and mine began
you'd never run away with me
to the shoreline of the sea
instead you buried me in the sand
Track Name: Forgive the Killer
Forgive the killer
Forgive the saint
Forgive the girl who was killed by fate
Forgive her friends and the ones that she loved
and feel her soul rise above

forgive the darkness
forgive the light
forgive the times when we danced through the night
forgive the heartache I felt when you left
and feel her soul shake hands with death

forgive the morning
forgive the night
forgive the year that I spent by your side
forgive the anger I felt when you fled
and feel her soul go to bed

forgive the evil
forgive the good
forgive the halls where you once had stood
forgive the tears that I shed when you had gone
and feel your soul wave so long

forgive the mad man
forgive the grief
forgive the scars that are buried beneath
forgive the mornings I’ll wake without you
and feel your soul drift into the blue
Track Name: I Am Going to Watch Myself Burst Into Flames
I am going to watch myself burst into flames
For I could never make you melt or feel the same
But every now and then, I’ll think about that night
When the fire started in my brain and burned down my mind

I am going to watch myself burst into flames
When your soul leaves the earth, but mine remains
Could you spare a thought for my heart after it’s been burned
Could you spare a thought for the dagger of your words

I am going to watch myself burst into flames
When I remember your wicked face, but not your name
But how am I supposed to live when I have no home?
How am I supposed to smile when you should have known

I am going to watch myself burst into flames
When my feet are standing right in place, but yours go away
Track Name: After Many a Summer Dies the Swan
After many a summer dies the swan
When a cold dark morning replaces the dawn
It neck is crooked and swings to and fro
This poor dead swan has nowhere to go

After many a summer dies the swan
When you are the queen and I’m the pawn
And its eyes are empty and will never look up
For this poor dead swan has no one to love

After many a summer dies the swan
When the actions are revokes and the words, withdrawn
And its wings are broken, but once could fly
Oh this poor dead swan is waving goodbye

After many a summer dies the swan
When the feeling’s been crushed but the soul lives on
And its head is bowed for it wants to disappear
Oh this poor dead swan is no longer here
Track Name: Stay Forever Warm (Feat. Alea Tveit)
(Alea) Don’t be sad for me when I go
There’s fire in my heart and sickness in my bones
(Patrick) Don’t be sad for me when I die
There may be a day when I am not nearby

(Alea) don’t be sad for me when I run
I think our time will be forever done
(Patrick) don’t be sad for me when I leave
There really is no reason for you to grieve

So stay forever warm
Through the sunlight and the storm
Stay forever warm

(Alea) don’t be sad for me when I grow
I need to find something to call a home
(patrick) don’t be sad for me when I learn
We all have a time and we all have a chance to burn

(alea) Don’t be sad for me when I try
To send a word to you, but I get no reply
(Patrick) don’t be sad for me when I die
I’ve seen this coming when you bled me dry

So stay forever warm
Through the sunlight and the storm
Stay forever warm
Track Name: I Miss My Best Friend
I miss my best friend
It’s a shame for an end
It’s a night without a moon
It’s a wrong you won’t amend

I miss my best friend
I wonder where you’ve been
Will you come back soon?
Will you rise or descend?

I miss my best friend
I will never comprehend
When we danced way back in June
You said we will never again

I miss my best friend
It’s not a life I’d recommend
So I’ll say good afternoon
To my one and only friend
Track Name: Tonight There Will Be a Blood Moon
tonight there will be a blood moon
for the hands that i once held will be gone soon
but darling if you only could remember
that i'm the one that you stuck your knife into

tonight there will be a blood moon
for the hands that i once loved beat me black and blue
darling if you only could now realize
that i'm the one who you broke in two

tonight there will be a blood moon
for the hands that i now love don't belong to you
darling if you think about me sometimes
know that i'm the one who lassoed you the moon
Track Name: Tether Me, Angel
Tether me angel if not to you, then to the ground
My poor heart is broke and my soul’s been drowned
I tried to scream, but I can’t make a sound
So tether me angel, if not to you then to the ground

Tether me angel, if not to you then to the earth
When I have no purpose and I have no worth
I try to stay positive, but you only get worse
Tether me angel, if not to you then to the earth

Tether me angel, if not to you then to the soil
You make my heart scream and you make my blood boil
And when you look back, a perfect love you have spoiled
Tether me angel, if not to you then to the soil

Tether me angel, if not to you then to the land
Why you went away, I will never understand
And suddenly I see this is not what I planned
Tether me angel, if not to you then to the land
Track Name: I Want To Erase Your Footprint From My Heart
I want to erase your footprint from my heart
Not out of spite but out of sorrow
When your soul leaves mine, we’ll be miles apart
I thought you had my heart, but it was only borrowed

I wish I could see you another day
But your soul has turned from gold to gray
I hope I burn away

I want to erase your footprint from my heart
Not from anger but from the pain I feel
Never once before did you I “I will depart”
So tell me were you fake or were you real

I wish I could see you another day
But your soul has turned from gold to gray
I hope I burn away
Track Name: Did I Not Give You Everything? (Feat. Alea Tveit)
Did I not give you everything?
Yes, my dear, you did
Why can you not look for me?
My heart is dimly lit

It’s not waking before the dawn
It’s not like I was that withdrawn
Well hold on dear to me

Did I not give you everything
That I can’t be sure
Listen to me when to you I plea
I can’t hear you anymore

It’s not waking before the dawn
It’s not like I was that withdrawn
Well hold on dear to me
Track Name: Please Love Yourself Again
would you please love yourself again
and think about me every now and then
and if i ever see your diamond eyes
it may be my final demise

and i know you're never gonna come right back
so this is in the name of love that i've got to ask
why did you leave me blue and black
and cry away like you've been attacked

we could be happy on the moon
for a couple of years or for an afternoon
but if i ever see your wicked face
i might be gone without a trace

and i know you're never gonna come back here
you were my hopes and are my fears
do you not know or is it clear
into heartbreak we both have steered

and i know you're never coming back to me
so this is in the name of hate that i've got to plea
i thought you were eternity
but now hate swallows me
Track Name: You Were My Hopes and Fears
You were my hopes and my fears
So tell me please how does it feel?
How does it feel to fade away
To somewhere else
Do you hate yourself?
Does it make you melt?
It’s been months locked in my room
I will not live, I will not bloom
I will not smile, I will not wait
I will not love, I am not great
I am not good, I am not broke
I am not heard, I am a joke
I am a voice, I am a death
I am a door, I will not rest
I will not hurt, I will not be
I will not be
I will not be eternity
Track Name: You Are My Hopes and Fears
You are my hopes and my fears
Darling please do be near
Do be near to my grave
Do remember the days
When I was still alive
When I loved and made you cry
Oh, when I sang
Like you do
When you’re dead and you’re true
I am love, I am pain
I am smile, I am stain
I am peace, I am want
I am miles, I am haunt
I am walls, I am sea
I am chills, I will be
I will be
I will be eternity
Track Name: Death Stares Back
i stare death in the face
and death stares right back
in the morning i won't wake
my body's not intact

oooooooo

i stare death in the face
and death stares right back
in the morning i won't wake
my heart's been attacked
Track Name: Push the Dagger Deeper
Push the dagger deeper
Till you bleed me dry
And twist it up my spine
But don’t look me in the eye

Push the dagger deeper
Till you know that I’m dead
Turn off the Christmas lights
That hung above your bed

How am I to know?
You are fool’s gold
You lied for a year
I thought you'd never let me go

Push the dagger deeper
Till it can’t push anymore
Set me all ablaze
Until I’ve burned to my core

Push the dagger deeper
Till hate replaces love
Oh, burn away the scars
Until you’ve had enough

How am I to know?
You are fool’s gold
You lied for a year
I thought you'd never let me go
Track Name: Hooded Eyes
never again will i return to those hooded eyes
and never again will i have to see past your disguise
were you sorry? did you weep?
my soul's not yours to keep
and you find the hill is too steep
for your to climb

never again will i return to those hooded eyes
and never again will i need to hear your subtle lies
were you broken? were you lost?
did you ever learn the cost?
did you find that it was not just in your mind?

never again will i return to those hooded eyes
and never again will i need to look for you far and wide
were you dead? were you alive?
were you in or out of style?
in the dark of the night that made you smile

were you asleep? were you awake?
were you in love? were you in hate?
did you leave or did you wait for me?
were you asleep? were you awake?
were you in love? were you in hate?
did you leave or did you wait for me?
Wait For Me
Track Name: God Bless You, Eleanora Fagan
eleanora fagan you're the only one who knows
the happiness i lost and the darkness of my soul
but how are you?

eleanora fagan you're the darkness of my day
the house that's burning down when the feeling melts away
but how are you?

eleanora fagan you're the songbird that i hate
who sings about my loneliness when i disintegrate
but how are you?

eleanora fagan you're an angel with devil horns
who laughs at all my pain from the rose and the thorn
but how are you?

eleanora fagan you're the flower that doesn't grow
the arms that have departed when they said they'd never go
but how are you?
Track Name: I Met Wayne Coyne After Elena Died
i met wayne coyne after elena died
he said, "these things happen to us sometimes
don't be sad, death is just another part of life."
you did not know her like i did, but you still cried

even though i will never see her again
she's always be our beloved friend
this is not the celebration, not the requiem
this is the letter to myself i'd never send

i met wayne coyne after elena died
and afterwards you start to feel inside
tears roll down your face and into the night
you said you were in such great pain, but so was i
don't be sad, death is just another part of life
you did not know her like i did, but you still cried
don't be sad, death is just another part of life
you did not know her like i did, but you still cried