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    These tracks were curated from both released and unreleased tracks, some 35 years old others released this year (2019), some are instrumentals, all with the idea of listening to acoustic songs when the sun goes down. Enjoy the music and please read through the lyrics provided through the song links sometime.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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Silver Pen 03:47
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.
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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
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Seven Theme 01:51
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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
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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
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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
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Highway Man 07:13
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
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On The Loose 02:45
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
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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
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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
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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
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One Light 01:34
One light
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"Square One" - Tom Petty Had to find some higher ground. Had some fear to get around. You can say what you don't know. Later on won't work no more. Last time through I hid my tracks. So well I could not get back. Yeah my way was hard to find. Can't sell your soul for peace of mind. Square one, my slate is clear. Rest your head on me my dear. It took a world of trouble, took a world of tears. It took a long time to get back here. Tried so hard to stand alone. Struggled to see past my nose. Always had more dogs than bones. I could never wear those clothes. It's a dark victory. You won and you are so lost. Told us you were satisfied, but it never came across. ___________________________________________

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released December 31, 2019

All songs and lyrics by David Elias
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