Lost In The Green (Remastered)

by David Elias (16/44.1 MQA)

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Time To Sleep Corrina – © 1995 David Elias (words and music by David Elias) Coriander through the weeds Dust sunflowers through the breeze Raging water seeks to please It’s all for nothin now Catacombs and columbine Push the pedal realign Fathers of our tidy time Show all for nothin now Time to sleep Corrina Those Swiss Alps are his cradle now Years ago those boys were walkin With high hopes and dreams So profound Keep the pace tomorrow While quartz and crystals radiate Through the mountain meadows follow All those scenes we can No longer recreate Wings of strings and paper trails Dominate the early view All you know and all you need And all you’re supposed to do Come and walk with me awhile While away those daily cares Let the stream flow mile by mile Through the broken past And everywhere Time to sleep Corrina Those Swiss Alps are his cradle now Years ago those boys were walkin With high hopes and dreams So profound Keep the pace tomorrow While quartz and crystals radiate Through the mountain meadows follow All those scenes we can No longer recreate
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Lost In The Green by David Elias 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
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Eternal Youth Words and Music by David Elias I cannot condemn you nor can I deny I cannot defend you nor can I rely I cannot confirm you nor will I reply I may well not learn to weather with this tide I may not weather with this tide What may well not concern you It may before too long The world may overturn you And kill you when you’re strong Those truths you could confide in They dissipate with years And hide with youth and beauty Congregated fears Nothing but congregated fears Here we are again in the land of the heartbroken Here we stand again, the land of the heartbroken In my eye I see the land of the heartbroken This time it is me There you go again to the land of the heartbroken Up the icy stairs In the single truth in the land of the heartbroken Eternal youth What may well not concern you It may before too long The world may overturn you And kill you when you’re strong Those truths you could confide in They dissipate with years And hide with youth and beauty Congregated fears Nothing but congregated fears
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and you roll all around and you're all on your own light come up from the ground falling down on its own down on its own and you spell upside down and you walk with a step walk yourself on downtown never missing a step missing a step light as a rail full as a sail light as a rail full as a sail and you played all alone roll a step kick a stone with the rail in a way warming up autumn days warm autumn days light as a rail light as a sail light as a rail full as a sail
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Season Of The Fall David Elias © 1995 4/4 “D/B” is X20021 “A7sus” is X02030 Intro D D/C# | D/B | A7sus | A | D D/C# | D/B | A7sus | A | D D/C# I am an old man D/B A7sus A I am the writing on the wall D D/C# I’ve seen a few but they will D/B A7sus A Say that I have seen it all G D Not a lot of confidence G A Even less of self-esteem D D/C# D/B That is my means of transportation A D Hey, or I can’t move at all D D/C# | D/B | A7sus | A | I am a witness of the future I’m a remnant of the past I roll in oceans I will always sing The song that fails to last Bones and bakeries And all that lies in between These things will shape the weight of presence With the first stone that is cast I am a mirror I am the side of some old barn I cannot hear you I am far farther than long gone Patience and practicals May never have been That is the means of emulation In the season of the fall - Solo - D D/C# | D/B | A7sus | A | D D/C# | D/B | A7sus | A | Bridge G D It’s not time for that reality G D It’s not time for some old charm G D In the end a near fatality Em A A7 Broken minds and broken hearts D D/C# D/B I am a picture of the answer A7sus A I’m a means unto the end D D/C# D/B I am the slowest of all dancers A7sus A And I dance without a friend G So don’t pause for those D Concessions G A A7 If you know what I mean D D/C# D/B As I make my way this warm day A D On my stroll across the green D/C# D/B I will be making my own way A A7 D On my stroll across the green - Solo - D D/C# | D/B | A7sus | A | Repeat…
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Stone House On Blueberry Hill words and music by David Elias Em Well the wire was strung higher than D Em anyone there could have known D And the kinder the reminder the less Em chance they'd make it back home There was smoke, there was fog There were blueberries wild on the hill There was silence there was humming Pacing and drums without will C D Bm A Em C D Bm A C D Em Bm B7 There's a signal in the campfire and nobody knows what it means There's a young man who looks old and tired With eyes that won't say anything There's a soldier, there's a farmer A stone house burned black from within There are friendships that have parted And brothers who are missing their kin C D Bm A Em C D Bm A C D Em Bm B7 There's a buckle made of silver A leather purse empty of coins And a bottle to deliver some freedom wherever you're going I was there I was watching From an island of trees they were ash I was empty I was lonesome I had questions and no one to ask There's a blue ridge in the Blue Ridge And a history of wanderers there If you're lost in those mountains Remember to look for me there C D Bm A Em C D Bm A C D Em Bm B7 Em Em D Em Em Em D Em Em Em D Em Em Em D Em
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about

~~~~~ About "Lost in the Green" ~~~~~~

Vintage original coffeehouse folk from the dawn of digital DIY acoustic music (1995) -- "Brilliant. Essential."

"The acoustic guitar resonates a warm, wooden tone that soothingly blends with his naturally textured voice. It's Elias' soaring romantic melodies and heartfelt laments that make him one of the best kept secrets of the Barbary Coast. " - Eric Shea, Listen.com

"David Elias could sing the dictionary and we'd all be rapt in attention, hanging on each softly delivered syllable... Singer-songwriter of genuine sensitivity, David Elias presents 13 tracks shrouded in warmth, backed by acoustic guitar. These coffeehouse-style solo performances, with occasional fiddle, mandolin, and harmonica, exhibit a delicate beauty, demonstrating a depth of feeling, a sense of compassion and melancholy... Brilliant, Essential." - Les Reynolds

"This cd is a wonderful collection of David's earlier works that has struck a chord in my soul that I will forever be thankful to him for." - Al Wagner, guitar instructor, BC

"We (Bettina and I) heard David a couple of times and always loved his music. But "Lost in the Green" stands out. If I would ask to keep 10 of our records (some 800) this would be part of it. The magic of this records comes from a lot of feeling
which gets well transported to the listener." - Uwe Steinmueller

"David's 1996 CD, "Lost in the Green", is another folk gem - guitar and vocal, with occasional harmonica and fiddle. His voice, unassuming and passing wisdom in stride - his guitar, interestingly EQ'd in several different ways, all touched with his Travis dynamic touch and beautiful voicings......The opening track, "Time to Sleep Corrina", is another great example of Elias' choice of lyric in him profoundly poetic reflections, 'coriander through the weeds, dust sunflowers through the breeze, ragin waters seek to please - it's all for nothin now, catacombs and columbine, push the pedal, realign, fathers of our tidy time show all for nothin now.' Great record. " - Don Kimenker, Founder EarBuzz.com

"There's not a more wonderful sound in the world than a talented singer/songwriter and his guitar. Anyone who ever heard the late, great Townes Van Zandt knows that. David Elias' excellent "Lost in the Green" CD is a truly inspired display of singing, songwriting and guitar picking. The arrangements are spare, but I wouldn't have it any other way. David's very strong guitar work is accompanied by a haunting fiddle on some tracks that compares favorably with Johnny Cunningham's work on Bill Morrissey's incredible "Inside" CD. And the comparisons don't stop there. For my money, no one can turn a phrase better than Bill Morrissey. Well, maybe no one other than David Elias. " - Kent Newsome, Rancho Denada

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"Lost in the Green" is evidence of the very beginnings of Indie music. Recorded as multitrack and mixed by David in a spare bedroom, the songwriting and style here would become his signature approach to folk/acoustic/country/rock. These songs were written at the time that coffeehouse was just coming back into the mainstream on the west coast. At that time, David was performing these and other originals regularly at various venues in and around San Francisco.

It is the CD some have said they'd have on that desert island if they could only take a few tokens of their favorite music with them. It's simple and honest and inspired FAME reviewer Moshe B. to write: "We should all be listening to Elias". This original vintage coffeehouse style CD includes 2 cover songs by the late legendary muse Townes Van Zandt.

Legendary synth wizard and innovator Roger Powell (Todd Rundgren/Utopia, Meatloaf, Bowie) debuts on electric guitar on a track here ("Mainland").

Backing musicians include: Roger Powell, Calvin McElroy, Johnny Caulfield. Mastered by Gus Skinas, SuperAudioCenter.com

credits

released January 1, 1995

Words & Music by David Elias
"Nothin'" and "Dollar Bill Blues" Words & Music by Townes Van Zandt
Copyright 1995 David Elias, All Rights Reserved
Produced and Arranged by David Elias
Recorded and Mixed Tascam DA-88, 16/48 by David Elias
Mastered by Gus Skinas, www.superaudiocenter.com

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