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Songs 1 + 2 13:24
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Songs 3 + 4 13:31
Not Another Minute (I See You) - David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide Come a little closer to me While it’s early in the day And the morning light shines through me I hear everything you say CHORUS There’s not another minute left between us There’s not a minute we could lose It’s the middle of the morning I see you I see you Turn around a let me hold you Let me whisper in your ear Was it something I never told you Or something you just couldn’t hear CHORUS So come a little closer to me There ain't no where else to be Can you feel the sun shine through you too Like your favorite memory CHORUS I see you I see you I see you I see you I see you ________________________________________ Stand In The Middle - by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide You said you'd never run away from the game But you stood up and walked away all the same And you said you'd never run to another love But you walked right up to her door in the night And you said you'd never turn your back on that road But your shoulders were heavy and so was the load So you wasted away in a place in your mind Where the spirit was black as the night was unkind And some things don't matter And some things don't change And some things will free you And some are a drain And nothing will leave you If nothing remains So stand in the middle And see if it rains You looked to the left, you looked all around Asleep in the night camped out on the ground Say goodnight to the island from where we all dream And find your way up and across your own stream ___________________________________________
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Songs 5 + 6 17:06
__________________________________________________ I'll Never Know Tomorrow Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide [ See the video of The CasualTees playing this track at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLAlQowKSGE ] I set fire to the page I burned those words right down Saw the ashes in the air Sink right to the ground I don't know if I was there If I'm lost or if I'm found Let's begin again I'll never know tomorrow I saw the rings of Saturn spin In a dream I had last night That gold dust ice was thin I held on with all my might Now I can't remember where I been In the early morning light Let's begin again I'll never know tomorrow I see the ocean from the trees And the hilltop from the barn I sail the seven seas And never leave the farm Don't tell me what I need Don't take me by the arm Let's begin again I'll never know tomorrow _________________________________________________ You Roll Right On - Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide Coastal range of inspiration all you have is meditation Trees of fire burn the choir singing for their salvation Hints of glamour girls enamored with their own affliction Situations complications never mind the contradictions You roll right on You roll right on You roll right on As you roll right by You roll right on Memories of disenchantment paying back the conversation All you owe is paid in full the rest is just hallucination Early water Sunday's daughter ran away no hesitation Where she goes nobody knows hell to pay in moderation Acupuncture found a juncture in between the constellations Heaven knows those bodies glow when forced away from contemplation Witness this with mortal bliss the gods can't touch our incarnation And after all is said and done you wind up back where you begun Everlasting peace will mark the end of our emancipation ________________________________________________
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Songs 7 + 8 13:39
____________________________________________ Lost In The Green - Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide Lost in the green Follow the magic stones Winter comes tomorrow Solstice all alone Strangers never knew you Friends become the same Lost in the green Follow signatures in the sky Winter comes tomorrow quietly Families in the fields Hollow in the wind And all those one way conversations Repeat yourself one time or two Freedom of speech has limitations Forget the words and you'll be through Lost in the green Follow the river stones Winter comes tomorrow Solstice all alone Strangers never knew you Friends become the same And all those one way conversations Repeat yourself one time or two Freedom of speech has limitations Forget the words and you'll be through _________________________________________________ The Riddle Song - Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide I took a little piece of thread From the pillow on my bed I put it underneath my arm To keep it safe and keep it warm It found its way into my heart Where it was destined from the start Hey that's the way it goes Ain't that the way it goes I picked a penny from the floor Walkin through the hardware store I put it into my old shoe It seemed to be the thing to do It found its way into my soul Filling up an empty hole Ain't that the way it goes Ain't that the way it goes A feather landed on my knee When I was leaning 'gainst a tree It wasn't any kind of test Just looking for a place to rest It found its way under my skin Grew to spread its wings within Ain't that the way it goes, ain't that the way it goes Ain't that the way it goes, ain't that the way it goes Ain't that the way it goes, ain't that the way it goes That's the way it goes, ain't that the way it goes _____________________________________________
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Songs 9 + 10 10:57
_________________________________________________ You Never Know - Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide So you left that crazy man for someone that you could stand. And you waved it everywhere like a flag in every hand. Were you so righteous? Were you so sincere and true? Or did you always twist the light just so to focus back on you. How could you know everything about someone you never knew. When will you grow up? You never know. You never know. So you left that coast behind to try the other side. And all those people way back there became the scorn of your own pride. Are you the only one who has vision for the truth? Do you regard yourself so highly, eye for eye and tooth for tooth? How could you know everything about someone you never knew. When will you grow up? You never know. You never know. Judge yourself before you ease into your throne. If advice is so damn nice maybe you’ll take some of your own. Think to tread lightly where you should not go. Or maybe not at all. Just think, you never know. You never know. __________________________________________________ The Road To Bethlehem - Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide I looked here and I looked there For the road to Bethlehem I walked far and I walked near Down the road to Bethlehem I saw a sign on the way Looked like a fire in my eye But the truth lay in vain On some hill I couldn't climb I saw an angel from afar Measuring those stars But she could not tell the difference Between wounds and battle scars With no words to wish me well I saw a crater fall to Earth And the hole open to Hell Marked the image of my birth I looked here and I looked there For the road to Bethlehem I walked far and I walked near Down the road to Bethlehem Know I'm thankful for my time And the road I've grown to know My true passing I won't mind Nor will you how well I know I looked here and I looked there For the road to Bethlehem I walked far and I walked near Down the road to Bethlehem ___________________________________________________
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Song 11 12:18
______________________________________________ Hummingbird - Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide Hummingbird keep your back to the highway Hummingbird keep your eye on the sun Hummingbird will you come and fly my way Hummingbird a new day has begun I wish I was a tall tree in a meadow Higher than the blue sky by a mile I'd shake my arms at the ground down below And pray the stars let me sleep for awhile Hummingbird keep your back to the highway Hummingbird keep your eye on the sun Hummingbird will you come and fly my way Hummingbird a new day has begun When I can't walk no longer to the water When I can't reach my arms up to touch your hair When I can't rise up and look any further Then I'll be with hummingbird in the air Hummingbird keep your back to the highway Hummingbird keep your eye on the sun Hummingbird will you come and fly my way Hummingbird a new day has begun ___________________________________________
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______________________________________________ Heaven's Destiny - Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide The moon was golden just like the sun Clouds were furrowed just like your brow These days of old have just begun To catch up back where we are now And those dreams of gold don’t grow on trees They seek the bottom of the sea When you are old and look like me You’ll follow heaven’s destiny Dreams of old have just begun Shining through the dust and sun When you are old and you look like me Remember heaven’s destiny That ring of fire may burn some wings Sure as the crow and sparrow sings Well they’ll float on down to easy street And call it heaven’s destiny _____________________________________________ Audience of One Words and Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide A You were transient, you were careful C#m You were safely well unknown F#m The shadow of a building B7 Making calls from a payphone A Lose a little bit of history C#m F#m And everything is reduced back to none B7 The single source well on its course E The perfect audience of one You were patient you were pardoned You were practically left out You could disappear and still be there Well within and then without Lose a little ideology And everything is reduced back to none The single source well on its course The perfect audience of one You had friends in higher places In the limbs and in the boughs With the winter constellations Catching magic in the now Lose a little shelter and you're riding In the aisles of the sun And everything is reduced back to none B7 The single source well on its course E The perfect audience of one B7 The perfect audience of one E The perfect audience of one _____________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________ Poor Polly - Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide Settle down the question now poor Polly Was it you who rode away or was it you who drowned Was it Halfway Jim who did you in poor Polly Or did he sweep you off your feet And ride to higher ground Settle down the question now poor Polly Was there silver in that wedding dress And diamonds on the ground Were there three horsemen who knew you well poor Polly Did they tie you in that chair And bid you never make a sound Settle down the question now poor Polly Did you ride out with your lover straight across the border Where's the papers that he left behind poor Polly To vindicate your brother Identify your daughter Settle down the question now poor Polly How many days before we hear your cross chain on the floor Why waste your time with such small time poor Polly You could have had most anyone And struggled never more Settle down the question now poor Polly You hunger for the truth as you drink from every stream Will we ever see your pretty eyes poor Polly Or do you leave us running endlessly Right back into your dream ____________________________________________________________ Save The Church - Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide save the church it's sinking fast holy ruins holy past sacred grounds they cannot last save the church it's sinking fast save the ground i pray to thee the holy stone the holy tree as birds pass o'er the fervent seas save the ground i pray to thee save our hearts one by one unlock them from the time we've done release them lord and set them free as me to you and you to me
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_____________________________________________ Good Old Days – Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide Put a foot down on a hard luck story Put a foot down on a fallen pine The world’s as blue as a morning glory Lost in a field of tumbling vines And you know I saw your cold and careless ways And you know I always love them good old days Put a hand on a shoulder there’s a frost in the air The winter’s here before tomorrow’s gone The gatherin’s over better take what’s fair The reaper will leave you bare as a bone And you know I saw your cold and careless ways And you know I always love them good old days So give your heart to a whisper in the wind And give your mind to the time of man Give your blood to the river bend And give your soul to Abraham And you know I saw your cold and careless ways And you know I always love them good old days ______________________________________________ Field Of Wood -- Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide You don't really know anything And you don't know when the going is good In the end it means everything Sunday flowers in this field of wood Your glasses are too strong Your vision's far too long Bake it in the sun for a day Your rainy day is here It never seemed to clear Step far away In the air You recall that high waterfall And you remember where that hemlock stood In the end it's a winters wall Of Sunday flowers in this field of wood Poetry's real nice it never breaks the ice File it away in a dream Your rainy day it's here It never seemed to clear You step far away In the air You recall that high waterfall And you remember where that hemlock stood In the end it's a winters wall Of Sunday flowers in this field of wood ________________________________________________
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_____________________________________________________ Hi -- Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide Tell me the reason I feel this way Is it something I said or just what I might say Am I closing an old book or writing a new Is it one long hello or just one short adieu Hi Blueberry season the mountains are one The days are all long we just sit in the sun And talk through the hours, til the pale glimmering If you lean a bit closer you might hear me sing Hi And I won't look back I won't look back I'll never go I'll never go I can't say yes I can't say yes I won't say no I won't say no And all that I need Are the eyes that can see in my heart So go wander away but don't linger too long Or you may miss the reason you first came along Tell me your story tell me your heart We won't share those secrets til way after dark Hi ______________________________________________________ Before Those Winter Nights -- Words & Music by David Elias, all rights reserved worldwide 4/4 – strong medium (tune low E to D) Verse: Dm | Bb Bb C C Dm | C C C C four a.m. in the morning my eyes are open as my mind is closing city of the golden bridges doesn't bring me any closer to my resting place i can always stop for coffee god knows i need the caffeine in a blink i can become my witness witness this you are forever five-thirty can it be that early i miss the days that i slept in daylight always running on an empty track always tryin to make it through an open door can i keep up with the landscape can i rush ahead and never look back warm my hands beside the engine i better try to find some gloves with fingers did she say something i missed did i really look the other way now i never could remember dates and first names but i can't forget those days of autumn joseph's coat is getting old now someone else had better rake him over i better try to get some sunlight before those winter nights begin to roll me under C C C C before those winter nights begin to roll me C C C C before those winter nights begin to C C C C before those winter nights --------------Solo--------- Dm | Bb Bb C C Dm | C C C C Ending Instrumental (celtic 4/4) F C Bb C | F Bb C C | F C Bb C | C Bb-C Dm Dm | ______________________________________________________

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There is no way to predict the unpredictable. In the days of COVID-19 the live show by David Elias & THe CasualTees performing for their favorite local crowed for the 3rd night in a row with a blow-out night.

Unreleased until now (January 2021) with live analog board mix by John Nowland in the San Gregorio General Store in 2007. Recorded to DSD64 stereo by Gus Skinas. This is a bona fide au natural excellent quality recording without any effects, cuts, or edits. As you were.
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DSD Source Master online for download at davideliasmusic.com

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released January 6, 2021

All Songs & Lyrics by David Elias - copyright worldwide by David Elias

Day Three Take One - recorded live in the San Gregorio General Store, San Gregorio, California using analog Midas board by John Nowland directly to Sonoma (2-track stereo) using EMM Labs ADC converters.

Converted to MQA 24/352.8kHz by MQA Ltd., UK

David Elias: acoustic, harmonica, vocal
Charlie Natzke: acoustic/electric, backup vocal
Scott Beynon: Fender bass, backup vocal
Ken Owen: drums
John Havard: Stratocaster
Gary MacArthur: tenor sax, flute
Roger Powell: Hammond synth
Reid Dennis: percussion

Recorded to Sonoma 22 tracks by Gus Skinas, Dr. Andrew Demery
Live single unedited complete performance April 2007, San Gregorio General Store, www.sangregoriostore.com

01-02 Silver Pen, Too Early To Tell (13:24)
03-04 Not Another Minute, Stand In The Middle (13:31)
05-06 I'll Never Know Tomorrow, Roll Right On (17:06)
07-08 Lost In The Green, The Riddle Song (13:39)
09-10 You Never Know, The Road To Bethlehem (10:57)
11 ...until 06:55...(break for intermission)..., Hummingbird (12:18)
12-13 Heaven's Destiny, Audience of One (11:28)
14-15 Poor Polly, Save The Church (17:36)
16-17 Good Old Days, Field Of Wood (14:32)
18-19 Hi, Before Those Winter Nights (16:02)

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