LiltsDirges

by Elliot Warren

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released October 18, 2013

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Elliot Warren California

Elliot Warren composes & performs songs from a folk, country and punk perspective. Expect emotionally charged songs, countermelodic arrangements, odd harmonies, and subtly subversive politics. Elliot also plays bass guitar in the SF Bay Area based Southern Rock/New Wave band The Black Marshmallows. ... more

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Track Name: Death Song Number One
Come to the old caboose
I’m feeling loose
Let’s get drunk one more time
Come to the old caboose
We've got nothing to lose
Let’s get drunk one last time

It’s the end of the line
I’ve got this bottle of very sweet wine
It’s the end of our times
What’s mine was yours, what’s yours was mine

Come to the old caboose
It's filled with booze
Let’s get drunk one more time
Come to the old caboose
We've got nothing to lose
Let’s get drunk one last time

It’s the end of the line
I’ve got this bottle of very sweet wine
It’s the end of our times
What’s mine was yours, what’s yours was mine

What’s yours was mine
What’s yours was mine
Track Name: I Guess I'll Figure it Out Once I Get Out on the Road
I am a man on the road
An empty man drifting down the road
& all I want to do is get up & go

I wanna be in a punk band on the road
A punk-ass gypsy band on the road
All I wanna do is play in another mode

I don’t know where I’m gonna go
I guess I’ll figure it out once I get out on the road

I am a can on the road
An empty can being kicked on down the road
& all I wanna do is get up & go

I wanna be in a punk band on the road
A punk ass gypsy band on the road
Cause all I wanna do is play in another show

I don’t know where I’m gonna go
I guess I’ll figure it out once I get out on the road
I guess I’ll figure it out once I get out on the road
I guess I’ll figure it out once I get out on the road
Track Name: Shin Kicking Spirit Sucking Bucket of Blood
You're lurking at the back of the pack
Making up for the friends you lack
Waiting until the sun goes down
Cause when it starts to get dark
That’s when you start to collect
Detritus for the barricades

They say "don't you go, oh no, to the other side"

You’re waiting for the crowds to go home
So you can pick up your stones
And lob them from the barricades
And when the cops they attack
You refuse to fall back
You live for the battle

You’re a shin kicking spirit busting bucket of blood
and I won’t be on your side anymore
Track Name: Bike Song (Let's Oil Our Chains)
Let’s oil our chains & get on the road
There are so many places we can go
I can’t stay inside anymore

I smell the fog I smell the sea in the air
Once we get going we can go anywhere
I smell the rain I smell the sea in your hair
Once we get going we can go anywhere
Track Name: 1+1
1+1 makes 2 and that’s me & you
1+1 makes 2 and that’s me and you
Oh ,what could be better in this world?

1+2 makes 3 and that’s you and me
1+2 makes 3 and that’s you and me and our little one
What could be better in this world?


Add, subtract, multiply
Multiply & divide
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Add, subtract, multiply
Multiply & divide
Formulas apply

2+2 makes four, I love you more
2+2 makes four, I love you more,
What could be better in this world

2+2 minus 2 makes 2 and that's me and you
2+2 minus 2 makes 2 and that's me and you
What could be better in this world?

Add, subtract, multiply
Multiply & divide
Formulas apply

Add, subtract, multiply
Multiply & divide
Formulas apply
Track Name: Love Song Number Fifteen
15 years ago you were so beautiful
15 years ago you were so smart

Time will have its day and time will have its say
Time will have its way but not today

15 years ago you were so creative
15 years ago you were so wonderful

Time will have its day and time will have its say
Time will have its ways but not today
Time will have its day and time will have its say
Time will have its way but not today

15 years ago you were not as beautiful as today
15 years ago you were not as smart as you are today
15 years ago you were not as wonderful as today
15 years ago you were not as creative as today
Track Name: Rocks & Soldiers
Turn off the bedroom light, we won’t let the bedbugs bite
Reach your fingers to the moon, it’ll be daylight soon
Turn off the bedroom light, we won’t let spiders bite
We will leave the music on, you will wake after dawn

Hesitations in the middle of the night
Rocks and soldiers sleep on and on
Radio stations in the middle of the night
Rocks and soldiers sleep on and on and on and on
Track Name: Just as F'ed Up
When you were just 19
You were the saddest thing
& now that you’re older
You’re just as fucked up

Whey you were 21
You didn’t see much sun
& now that you’re older
You’re just as fucked up

& when you had your child
You said you wouldn’t be as wild
& when you had your son
You said your partying days are done

When you were 22
I wouldn’t talk to you
& now that you’re older
You’re just as fucked up

When you were just 19
You were the saddest thing
& now that you’re older
You’re just as fucked up

& when you had your child
You said you wouldn’t be as wild
& when you had your son
You said your partying days are done
Track Name: Whatcha Doin?
Whatcha doin out there with the rain and the cold and the fog in the air?
Whatcha doin in there with heat blasting, light bulb waste without care?
Watcha doin out there alone in the dark, hardly a care?
Whatcha doin in there? Wrapped in the warmth of a lover. Not fair

I can’t imagine what it’s like to be you
I cant imagine what it’s like
Track Name: Death song Number Two
Were you my friend?
Or just another man?
Were you in my camp?
Or just another chump?

Will you visit my grave?
Will you come to my wake?
Read Kaddish?

Were you my friend?
Or just another man?
Were you in my band?
Or just another chump?

Will you visit my grave?
Will you come to my wake?
Read Kaddish?

Were you my friend?
Or just another man?
Were you in my camp?
Or just another chump?

Will you visit my grave?
Will you come to my wake?
Sit Minyan?

Were you my friend?
Or just another man?
Were you in my band?
Or just another chump?

Will you visit my grave?
Will you come to my wake?
Sit Minyan?