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Art is never finished, only abandoned
-- Da Vinci

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released September 9, 2014

Patrick Goudeau -- music
Ashton Orozco -- art
length so far: 1 hr 2 min 13 sec
Recorded at Elephant Tusk Recording Studio

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Elephant Nashville, Tennessee

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: Concerning the Afterlife and the Bad Mistakes Made In This One
Angels don’t sing if their lips are stolen
If you cry out, I cannot hear you
Down in your home, you looked so frozen
Signaling to me that you need to
Pray to the fog so that you can see
Cover your tracks in the snow
Shout to the God that created the breeze
You sing your anthem in the cold, so I’ve been told

From the last winter of our existence
We found out that we could laugh loud
She said, “I admire your persistence,
My heart’s been all twisted and I cannot
Find it in my bones when I’ve been tortured and sold,
Forgive me if I’m hurt,
Trust me when I say you don’t want to be with me,
I feel like dirt, I feel like dirt.”

I found it quite odd while I was dancing
With the young eyes I’d forgotten
They seemed to be red, but beneath, they had said
That they’re older now and they never want to
See the other eyes that sail away and then get high
Well, the coast is clear of your, dear
Burn the pictures now if you even know how
And run for your life from the fear that we feel

In a response to these vows of pain,
I said, “Look at you dear in your sorrow,
I am not perfect, but I think that my heart
Is awakening because now I can feel the
Light on my bones that I never felt before
And I want to speak to the dark,
Lift up your head, I want to see more and I
Think I’ve left my mark, I’ve left my mark

And darling, I cannot see, but I think I’d like to be
In your arms when i die away
Dear Evaline in your peaceful fever dreams
I see you, want you, need you, want to
Quietly pray to get rid of the haze in your brain
If it’s fine, after all
Heaven and hell, no one really can tell
No one wants to fall, but you want to fall
Track Name: Boa
i don't mean to be so holding on
but for a second before you're gone
i need to know if i was wrong
but i may not be that strong
but i don't mean to be a boa constrictor
but i don't mean to be a boa constrictor

i don't mean to be so holding tight
but for a minute in my life
i'd like to know if i'm alright
if i am the flame that you ignite
but i don't mean to be a boa constrictor
but i don't mean to be a boa constrictor

i don't mean to be so clinging to
but i don't know what to do
i am a virus, i am glue
i am the one you'd never choose
but i don't mean to be a boa constrictor
but i don't mean to be a boa constrictor
Track Name: Patrick and Marlese Drive Across the Country
when my cousin Patrick and his girlfriend Marlese
drive across the country in a couple of weeks
they'll find an everlasting kind of peace
Track Name: Your Soul Has Changed
no, you're not the same
no, your soul has changed
it's not your face, it's not your name
it's your soul that has changed
Track Name: We Had a Falling Out Some Time Ago
you said you would die alone
when i offered you my eternity
but now the blinds are off and i can see
the time i spent wasted on you and me

we had a falling out some time ago
for some strange reason i'll never know
you never replied, for you weren't home
we had a falling out some time ago

you said you would die alone
when i offered you my eternity
but now the blinds are off and i can see
the time i spent wasted on you and me

we had a falling out some time ago
for some strange reason i'll never know
you never replied, for you weren't home
we had a falling out some time ago
Track Name: Will Wander
please save me
i've been detached lately
for i've been thought of strangely
but i'm just a voice maybe

But Love will wander
And those years will be squandered
So wander on

please tell me
that you will fade out slowly
for i am not scared to be lonely
i trust myself only

But Love will wander
And those years will be squandered
So wander on
Track Name: Be Brave, Patrick
be brave, patrick for you’ll lose the one you love
Just don’t be so filled with rage
it’s the price you pay for your age
She’s the bird and you’re the cage
Nothing will change that anyway
but still be alive
even when these storms arise
Be brave and come down from the high

be brave, patrick for you’re losing the one you love
you’re wandering around in the morning grays
to try to relive your glory days
but you find that they all are just the same
nothing matters anyway
But still stay awake
your life may be at stake
be brave and be okay

be brave, Patrick for you’ve lost the one you love
You were twisting around while you broke away
your eyes are blind and your soul has changed
the face in the mirror doesn’t know your name
but who cares about that anyway
and still be strong
while you’re waving so long
be brave and don’t be so withdrawn
Track Name: Time of Isolation
I hope and I pray
and i quietly wait
but i fear i’m too late
and i have sealed my fate
now that sun has been gone
and i’m feeling withdrawn
I can’t live I can’t breathe
I can’t stay, i can’t leave
I can’t feel anything
I can’t say what I mean
When i’m stuck in my room
i just stare at the screen
and your eyes stare at me
and i can’t even scream
I can’t sleep I can’t wake
when i disintegrate
I feel gone, even though
I’m just digging a hole
When my mind races on
I have no self control
Maybe then you’ll be mine
but i ran out of time
Your silhouette fades
and my memory waits
I can’t love when i’m lost
And i’ve been double crossed
I can’t ponder or think
I can’t travel upstream
I can’t fade out or be
anything like i seemed
why can’t this be a dream?
Track Name: Emotion is Weakness
emotion is weakness
your weakness is your truth
the truth can be beautiful
but beauty has no use

emotion is wrong
but wrong can feel right
righteousness is blurry
but it should be black and white

emotion is courage
but courage can lead to hurt
the hurt can be unbearable
when your only weapons are words

emotion is darkness
but darkness gives birth to light
light can feel like safety
but it takes time to forget the night

emotion is weakness
and your weakness makes you small
to you I must look so tiny
that you can't see me at all
Track Name: I Haven't Been Great To You Recently and I'm Sorry
I have not been great to you recently
and i’m sorry, i don’t mean to be
because now the demons from the shadows in my mind
are screaming out to be no longer confined

I have not been great to you recently
and i’m sorry, i haven’t felt like me
for now the face inside the mirror on the wall
is screaming out for it doesn’t know me at all

I have not been great to you recently
and i’m sorry for i cannot see
because now i will not feel your spirit anymore
for it’s screaming out, for this life is only yours

I have not been great to you recently
and i’m sorry, to some degree
and now the mountains that i cross swallow me whole
and they’re screaming out for my body and my soul
Track Name: I Promise I'll Never Return To This Place
I promise i will never return to this place
I’ll wander aimless, nameless, ageless through your space
And find that all the things I’ve done
haven’t brought me to your door
Yeah, feel this body move
feel it wake and collapse
Till I see that shining face and I’m home at last

I promise i will never return to this place
For I’ve grown so very weary from the years I wait
and I’ll see my pleading and all my bleeding
haven’t done me any good
Yeah, feel this body move
feel it wake and collapse
Till I see that shining face and I’m home at last

I promise I will never return to this place
I’ll run away in your caravan, my birthday parade
Discover fields of amber gold
is not where you are
Yeah, feel this body move
feel it wake and collapse
Till I see that shining face and I’m home at last
Track Name: My Soul Has Changed
no, i'm not the same
no, my soul has changed
it's not my face, it's not my name
it's my soul that has changed
Track Name: Beautiful Times Forever
Evaline, I'll meet you in my fever dreams
when i'm dead or ripped at the seems
Evaline, a fire in a field of green
it's not death, it's just eternity

Evaline, I just don't know what to believe
But for a little while you said,
"tomorrow will be beautiful times forever"

Evaline, that was the happiest i'll ever be
when those two eyes stared right through me
Evaline, i could not feel it happening
my heart was gone and i was just asleep

Evaline, i can't stand knowing what I've seen
But for a little while you said,
"tomorrow will be beautiful times forever"

Evaline, a coffin and a wedding ring
violent hope, unrequited stings
Evaline, not in love, you're lost at sea
hazy brain, scraped up at the knees

Evaline, my head falls to my feet
But for a little while you said,
"tomorrow will be beautiful times forever"
Track Name: Glad
are you glad to be rid of me?
to be on your way, to be free
but is it gone? is it dead?
is it cold or has it fled?

bring my bones close to yours
pull me through and out your doors
walk me through your memories
take me now or kill me please
don't forget the waiting eyes
filled with life but want to die
bring my bones attached to you
i am virus, i am glue
a crippled heart curled up in flame
with everything in picture frames
nothing sacred to believe
help me God before you leave
is it gone?

are you glad to be rid of me?
to be gone, or to flee
but was it real? was it a joke?
is it mirrors? is it smoke?

bring my bones out to die
wave to me when you go by
steal the heart and douse the soul
spat back out, swallowed whole
poison from those viper teeth
words of wisdom underneath
bring my bones away from you
i am a virus, i am glue
morning calls but i am dead
the wailing thoughts inside my head
nothing sacred in my mind
help me God for I'm confined
is it gone?

are you glad to be rid of me?
yeah to be away, to be free
but is this life or is this hell?
am i broke? am i well?

bring my bones when i'm dead
after all the things you said
dying roses for my friend
wait for me until the end
golden idol, strange beliefs
violent thoughts give me release
bring my bones next to you
i am a virus, i am glue
shapeless words weigh a ton
fuck the moon and fuck the sun
help me God give me a chance
before i burn, help me advance
is it gone?