Some Shadow Songs

by Elliot Warren

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Some Shadow Songs was recorded in September, 2016 by Elliot Warren in Berkeley, CA. Elliot's songs convey moods, desires, surprises, epiphanies and half lost memories. This album examines the confluence of personal and historical traumas and the resiliency of individuals and communities in the face of anxiety and turmoil.

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released October 13, 2016

All songs written, performed and recorded by Elliot Warren

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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: Salt
Salt in a sugar bowl
Sunglasses in moonlight
Rain that dries in the middle of the night
Salt in a sugar bowl

Everything that you knew
Everything you thought you ever knew
Everything you knew was wrong
Everyone that you knew
Everyone you thought you ever knew
Everyone you knew is gone

Sugar in a salt jar
Sunlight through a tunnel
Rivers that run through the driest drought years
Sugar in a salt jar

Everything that you knew
Everything you thought you ever knew
Everything you knew was wrong
Everyone that you knew
Everyone you thought you ever knew
Everyone you knew is gone

Shadows dark
Without any light
Might you find your way?
Tunnels dark
Without any light
Right is left &
Wrong is right

Everything that you knew
Everything you thought you ever knew
Everything you knew was wrong
Everyone that you knew
Everyone you thought you ever knew
Everyone you knew is (dead and gone)
(x3)
Track Name: We Hide
Into deep shadow we hide
What's inside
Into deep shadow--deep and wide
Into deep show we hide
Hide from the children
Ashamed long and wide
Ashamed long and wide
Hide from the children
Ashamed, take in stride
Ashamed, take in stride
In the deep shadows we find
Broken pride
In the deep shadows we find
What they hide
In the deep shadow we find...
Hide from the children
Ashamed long and wide
Ashamed long and wide
Hide from the children
Ashamed long and wide
Ashamed long and wide
Track Name: Waiting for the Heat
Look for me in the covers
Look for me in the sheets
Hiding in the blankets,
Hiding from the freeze
Down to the basement
Underneath the street
Up to the top floors

We're waiting for the heat
We're waiting for the lighting of the heat
Waiting for the heat
We're going to start the heat!

Look for me at the corner
Look for me at your feet
Hiding in the shadows
Hiding from the freeze

Down to the subway
Underneath the stones of the street
Up to the top floors

We're waiting for the heat
We're waiting for the lighting of the heat
Waiting for the heat
We're going to start the heat!

Look for me in the mirror
Loof for me in your feet
In the pain in your fingers
In the pain as you're walking down the street

Down to the subway
Underneath the stones of the street
Up to the top floors

We're waiting for the heat
We're waiting for the lighting of the heat
Waiting for the heat
We're going to start the heat! (x3)
Track Name: Zion
You're staring at the sky
You're staring at the sky to see what's falling down on you
You're staring at the sun
You're staring at the sun and you're surprised you can't see anything at all

You're living for your fears
You're living for your fears and your sorrows
You're living for your tears
You're living for your tears and your terrors

You'r staring at the sea
You'r staring at the sea to see if you see a Tsunami
You're staring at the ground
You're staring at the ground and you're surprised that you walk right into walls

You're living for your fears
You're living for your fears and your sorrows
You're living for your tears
You're living for your tears and your terrors

You can stay in your room
Or you can enter the world
You can live behind the pale
Or you can enter the wide, wide world
Track Name: To the Wind!
Throw it to the wind!
Watch it blow
Throw it from the windows!
Feel it blow away

There's nothing to remember, nothing left
There's nothing to forget about, bereft
You feel it blow, you're watching it blow away
(x2)

Throw it to the wind!
Watch it blow
Throw it from the windows!
Feel it blow away

There's nothing to remember, nothing left
There's nothing to forget about, bereft
You feel it blow, you're watching it blow away
(x2)

I'm not there, no I'm not me
I'm just half way where I want to be
Call it what you will, call it PTSD
I'm just half the man I want to be
I'm just halfway where I want to be
Track Name: Ghost Town
From Gilman to Uptown
Close to silence right through this town
From San Pablo to the bottom of the bay
Ghosts whispering "We're here to stay!"

It's a ghost town
Ghost town Oaktown
All the shell mounds
Will never be
Will never be found!

From Southside through Temescal
Undertones of ghost songs
Heed their call
From Lorin through Pill Hill
Listen closely--like a breeze through a mill

It's a ghost town
Ghost town Oaktown
All the shell mounds
Will never be
Will never be found!
(x2)
Track Name: Ways of Men
Was it enough to act as tough as nails?
Was it enough to act like ruffians?
Was it enough to act as tough as layers of steel
Was it enough?

Day in, day out
Hiding from the ways
Day in, day out
Hiding from, hiding from
The ways of men

Was it enough to act as tough as nails?
Was it enough to act like ruffians?
Was it enough to act as tough as layers of steel
Was it enough?

Day in, day out
Hiding from the ways
Day in, day out
Hiding from, hiding from
The ways of men

It wasn't enough
How was I to know?
It wasn't enough
Track Name: Come to Call
Where will we go?
Where will we go
When the shadows and the darkness
Come to call?

Where will we go?
Where will we go
When the shadows and the darkness
Come to call?

To the mountain where the rain falls down
To the oceans where the waves crash down
In the end we all fall down

Where will you go?
Where will we go
When the shadows and the darkness
Come to call?

Where will we go?
Where will we go
When the shadows and the darkness
Come to call?

To the cliff side where the wind rages round
To the oceans where the waves crash down
To the mountains where the rains fall down
In the end we all fall down
In the end we all fall down
Track Name: Shadows on the Floor
Inside out and outside in knocks me down
Downside up and upside down cannot hold

I'm wasting my days chasing shadows on the floor
I'm wasting my nights tracing shadows on the floor

You, you my friend
Only you know

You, you my friend
Only you understand

You, you my friend
Only you forgive
Track Name: All of the Good is Gone
All of the good is gone
All the two-bit croissants
Dive bars and haunts
Boys with guitars
Big old steel cars
All of the good is gone

All of my good friends are gone
All those stories and lies
Their laughter and long cries
Books borrowed not returned
Special secrets I learned
All of my good friends are gone

Hey, wait a moment
What's that going down on Saturday?
We'll be there all together
Ain't over, not quite
All of the good is gone

All of the good is gone
Buying clothes by pound
Free books to be found
Rent you could mostly afford
Was never once bored
All of the good is gone

All of the good is gone
Thicker hair on my head
You in my bed
Mornings slept until ten
Can't remember the last time when

Hey, wait a moment
What's that going down on Saturday?
We'll be there all together
Ain't over, not quite
All of the good is gone
Track Name: Say Goodbye
Chinese elms that you climb
You won't be here tomorrow, climb them one last time
Take your head from the book
It's your last time here, take one more look

Say goodbye
Say goodbye
To the ceilings and the floors
Say goodbye
To the neighbors at their doors
Say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye

Brick oven that you climb
You won't be here tomorrow, climb it one last time
Take your head from the book
It's your last time here, climb it one last time
Take your head from the book
It's your last time here, take one more look

Say goodbye
Say goodbye
To the ceilings and the floors
Say goodbye
To the neighbors at their doors
Say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye
Track Name: My Inner 1989 (Every Light)
Every light shines down on you (x3)
Every song harmonizes with you (x3)
Every beat syncopates with you (x3)

You're the song I'm singing to
You're the light shining through
Every song I'll dance with you