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Songs to hear in the evening hours

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released December 31, 2019

All songs and lyrics by David Elias
Produced by David Elias, 2019
Mastered by David Elias
Sketti Sandwich Productions

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David Elias Hawaii

David Elias writes music and lyrics about living and dreaming and nature.

He has self- produced his own CDs and SACDs/DSD Downloads since 1995. Now pioneering MQA.

He takes photographs and uses them and his songs to make videos about nature and living and dreaming.

HD Videos since 2010 youtube.com/davideliasvideo

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Track Name: Time To Sleep Corrina
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

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 the scenes
We can no longer recreate

Wings of strings and paper tails
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 the scenes
We can no longer recreate
Track Name: Lost In The Green
Lost in the green, follow all 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 all 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
Track Name: Meet Me In Eureka
My life has been a 2-lane road to nowhere
And now I wonder if I am the only traveler there
And did I drive it drunk or was I sober
An empty road leaves little room
For anyone to care

And when I came between those empty boundaries
Were there fence posts or some arrows
Telling me ways to go
Or did I hide inside a dream from those who found me
What’s the difference and then how the hell would I know

Come see me in Eureka
In Nevada on a Sunday
Eight hours from Blind Valley
On the loneliest highway
We’ll both sit down and never find
A single thing to say
That’s how it is in lonely towns
On lonely old highways

I finally found where friends of mine been hiding
Way out on lone highways
In their vehicles of sin
A single wave says howdy and goodbye then
As we pass each other
Without looking back again

Come see me in Eureka
In Nevada on a Sunday
Eight hours from Blind Valley
On the loneliest highway
We’ll both sit down and never find
A single thing to say
That’s how it is in lonely towns
On lonely old highways
Track Name: Help Yourself
Morning comes before the sun, I hear that song, I better help myself. I better help myself. Reflections smile behind the miles, I hear that song, I better help myself. I better help myself.

Lord you know it comes and goes, I feel that song, I better help myself. I better help myself. Ain’t no one knows the lonely lows. When you hear that song you better help yourself. You better help yourself. Help yourself. You better help yourself.

Lord you know it comes and goes, when I feel that song, I better help myself. I better help myself. Ain’t no one shows the lonely lows. When you hear that song you better help yourself.

Help yourself.
Help yourself.
Help yourself.
Track Name: Silver Pen
She caught a long train gone, there wasn’t nothing to it. In the red red dawn she just had to do it. Heard that lonesome song and she could sing right through it. She caught a long train gone.

She found a change of heart in the changing light. Whatever made her start could not have been more right. She took her namesake’s part in the dead of night. She found a change of heart.

She found a new hometown and she moved right in. And the freeway sound it didn’t come again. And in some drawer she found another silver pen, in her new hometown. In her new hometown. In her new hometown.
Track Name: If I Had My Way (Mix 3)
If I had my way I'd be lying in a field
Studying the sky, listen to you breathe
Measuring the blues right up against the greens
Moving to the stones that lie under my feet

But I don't have a tree to fall under
Or a bag full of stones to crawl under
I smile for awhile at the thunder
Dream about the day I can say
I had my way

If I stood my ground I'd be taller than I am
Like running up a hill or running through the sand
Measuring the blues right against the greens
Moving to the stones that lie under my feet

But I don't have a tree to fall under
Or a bag full of bones to crawl under
I smile for awhile at the thunder
Dream about the day I can say
I had my way

If I had my way I'd be lying in a field
Studying the sky listen to you breathe
Measuring the blues right up against the greens
Moving to the stones that lie under my feet

But I don't have a tree to fall under
Or a bag full of bones to crawl under
I smile for awhile at the thunder
Dream about the day I can say
I had my way
Track Name: Something He Already Knows
Staring down all the feelings that confront me
Something he already knows
Setting my heart on a little bit of country
Something he already knows

Taking a tour of the kind I could confide in
Something he already knows
Where winds can blur what the mind has set aside
Something he already knows

Standing strong with the arms that should have held you
Something he already knows
What took so long just to say what I should tell you
Something he already knows

Casting about like a fisherman of sorry
Something he already knows
Without a doubt I will leave it til tomorrow
Something he already knows

Making my time up on the road I just imagine
Something he already knows
Don’t look behind your feet can feel the wings of magic
Something he already knows

Passerby of the simplest of pleasure
Something he already knows
Sit down to try to regain what you can’t measure
Something he already knows

Did I say I was sorry you were leaving
Something he already knows
Those yesterdays they were nothing I believed in
Something he already knows

Now on this road I can see a little better
Something he already knows
And sure enough we’re still going it together
Something we already know
Something we already know
Something we already know

Staring down all the feelings that confront me
Something he already knows
Setting my heart on a little bit of country
Track Name: Sunday Afternoon
Sunday afternoon
Saturday was sunny now I'm here in my room
I could sit forever in this uncompleted measure
With the understanding time remains off until it's on again

Monday make believe
Paper in my pocket I've got nothing to read
All you favorite sellers of reality it's time now to quit

Gardens grow fast
Inspiration travels with its eye in the past
Sunlit shady lake
Is it night or is it noon asleep or awake
Reminisce with me now
You will understand tomorrow
Turn the light off
Turn the time off
I will remain with you
Til it's on again
Track Name: Higher Ground
I feel the rain come in
The smell before the wind
Leaves fold down those pale green crowns
Yima Yima Yai

I watch the river rise
Both forks are snake eyes wise
Set me down on higher ground
Yima Yima Yai

I'm back where I came from
The trees the old deer run
Worn out trails
Tucked tired tails
Yima Yima Yai

I'll meet you up the hill
Your hair it's falling still
Lay me down on higher ground
Yima Yima Yai

Those nights were cold and clear
And every star hung near
Reaching round for higher ground
Yima Yima Yai
Track Name: Highway Man
Highway man lay down
In your field of dreams
When your road is done
You can lean on me
It was the rhythm of the rain that made you run
Towards the evening sun
One or another midnight train
Over red iron
Highway man lay down
In your field of dreams

Walking man come on
To your water dream
When your road is gone
You can lean on me
We’ll take the low road side
Before the evening tide
When the river’s high
Can you remember how the red wine
Made you cry
Singing “The Water Is Wide”
Walking man come on
To your water dream

Sunshine man rave on
In your cosmic dream
Starry roads roll on
You can lean on me
Through those crystal streams
Of brokedown palace dreams
Down those harvest basement stairs
Your china doll
May have survived it all
I saw her standing there
Sunshine man rave on
In your cosmic dream

Roadside man dream on there’s no deeper blue
When the world is gone I will lean on you
I don’t have to know where the road will go
Just give me wheels on fire
I’m missing you what do I have to do
To hear the higher choir
Roadside man dream on
There’s no deeper blue
Track Name: On The Loose
On the loose fear not flames of truth
On the loose savor misspent youth
Go ye back to the wild as a tree and a child
With your faith on your sleeve
In the eye of the evening star

On the loose forget your footprint past
On the loose nothing has to last
Feel the rock bearing down
Hear the sea cycle round
Catch the sun you just found
In the eye of the evening star

On the loose you fear not flames of youth
On the loose savor misspent truth
Go ye back to the wild as a tree and a child
With your faith on your sleeve
In the eye of the evening star

Yeah you go back
To the wild
As a tree
And a child
With your faith
On your sleeve
In the eye
Of the evening star
Track Name: Summer Wind (Slipperworld Bootleg)
Summer wind don’t wait for no one
It sure enough will blow right by
Nothin like those evening breeze covers at night
And when you’re followin your own road
Headin out to bigger sky
Think of me and how that summer wind was right

And winter wheat don’t wait for no one
It stares alone at empty skies
Nothin like the way those highways run at night
And while you’re walkin down your own row
Settled on your own horizon
Think of me and how that winter wheat was right

You run another year you turn around
You run another year you turn around

Tides of spring they wait for no one
They run along, won’t wave goodbye
Nothin like those hearts and souls they keep locked tight
And while you’re runnin down your own road
Carrying tears you couldn’t cry
Think of me and how those tides of spring were right

Autumn winds they wait for summer
Beckoning through winter’s gate
Hoping spring won’t follow more than its own fate
So while you’re followin your own road
Wonderin what it was for
Think of me and how the autumn winds knew more
Track Name: The Long Road Home
Driving long the side of the road
Thinking 'bout the freeway
Jacob has a new coat
Every day is a new day
Don't walk the long road home
Don't walk the long road home

Standin' at the neighbor front door
Listen to the rain blow
48 months of the war
Sure enough it goes slow
Don't walk the long road home
Don't walk the long road home

Wander through a dream in the green
You're gonna have to pay up
Daylight's getting pretty lean
Never gonna stay up
Don't walk the long road home
Don't walk the long road home

Johnny's a good friend in the band
Mr. Spirit Mr. Soul
Help him out whenever I can
Mr. Spirit Mr. Soul
Don't walk the long road home
Don't walk the long road home
Don't walk the long road home
Track Name: Changing Free
I broke the bank the bank broke me
Brothers broke as we can be
I broke the bank the bank broke me
Breaking breaking breaking free
Breaking breaking breaking

I rode the train the train rode me
Up and down indifferently
I rode the train the train rode me
Riding riding set me free
Riding riding set me free

I changed my mind my mind changed me
Up and down how can this be
I changed my mind my mind changed me
Changing changing changing free
Changing changing changing

My tears for you your tears for me
Tears we share in sympathy
My tears for you your tears for me
Crying crying weeping
Crying crying weeping
Crying crying weeping
Track Name: One Light
One light

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