The Butterfly & The Phoenix

by Elle Sera

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released October 5, 2013

Music and Lyrics by Elle Sera
Produced by Andrew Hollander
Recorded & Mixed by Lawrence Manchester@Goodpenny Studios NYC
Engineered by Lee Salevan
Additional Recording by Lee Salevan
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian

Vocals & Guitars ~ Elle Sera
Guitars ~ Tony Scherr
Drums ~ Tony Mason
Bass ~ John Conte
Pedal Steel Guitar ~ Jon Graboff
Organ, Piano, Accordian & Percussion ~Andrew Hollander
Additional Guitars ~ Lee Salevan




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Elle Sera

With a quietly confident rock edge that reads dynamically as soulful, sometimes sweet, sometimes fiery, you feel every bit of that in Elle's music & performances. She draws on her influences of rock, rhythm and blues, pop, americana & folk. Her voice is described as sultry, full and powerful with just enough softness around the edges at all the right moments. ... more

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Track Name: Somethin' Else
From the time that it started to the time you called me yours
There was love, but it was so distorted
And I never wanted that
But through the storms and the hurricanes
You hid underneath my porch
Thinking that you’d get another answer
Than the one I gave you that broke your heart

I wanted something else
I got a whole lotta mess here now (mess with you now)

Take two the revision and you even crossed your heart
No looking for the back door baby, but nothing’s gonna break you so hard
I’m in it hook, line and sinker
But you really can’t help yourself
Rewind the tape and dig in deeper
One more spin on the carousel

I wanted something else
I got a whole lotta mess here now (mess with you now)

Keep your head straight, keep your distance
Keep your patience for someone else

Separate the confusion from all the sleepless nights
Strip away the illusion, see the truth with my own eyes
Like a drug you’ve been walking all across my mind
but it’s just some senseless devotion making me think that I could get it right

I wanted something else
I got a whole lotta mess here now (mess with you now)
Track Name: She's Gone
You threw away your love when you had a big fight
Told your little girl things you couldn’t take back
Now she’s gone, she’s gone,
she’s gone, she’s gone,

Don’t you go a-knockin’, don’t you ring the phone
Don’t you get the picture after what you gone and done
She’s gone, she’s gone, she’s gone, she’s gone

Now that you’re all alone you’ll be missing
All of her lovin’ and all her kissin’
When you see her with another don’t you be thinking that
she’s yours

Love can’t make you smart, love can’t make you mean
but love can make you be things that you ain’t never been
oh go on, she’s gone, she’s gone

Now that you’re all alone you’ll be missing
All of her lovin’ and all her kissin’
When you see her with another don’t you be thinking that
she’s yours

Learn your little lesson and leave the girl be free
Let her go be happy and you try to do the same
She’s gone, she’s gone, she’s gone, she’s gone

She’s gone, she’s gone
She’s gone
She’s gone
Track Name: Lies
I can see now, I can see right through it
You’re an open mouth with not much more to it
Make the carrot look so sweet
Silver spoon and everything
And tie it up with fancy string please

Dirty little lies, pretty little thing
Better watch out before you get hurt
Dirty little lies, pretty little thing
Walk on over me

It’s a long walk down the garden path
But it’s cheap talk and a sucker punch
Fool me once it’s your mistake
Fool me twice and I’m to blame

Dirty little lies, pretty little thing
Better watch out before you get hurt
Dirty little lies, pretty little thing
Walk on over me
Dirty little lies, pretty little thing
Better watch out before you get hurt
Dirty little lies, pretty little thing
Walk on over me

The bell is ringing, the clock is counting down
The fire’s burning that you just can’t put out
Wave that flag in your parade
Sequins and the whole she-bang
Diamonds, roses and champagne please

Dirty little lies, pretty little thing
Better watch out before you get hurt
Dirty little lies, pretty little thing
Walk on over me
Dirty little lies, pretty little thing
Better watch out before you get hurt
Dirty little lies, pretty little thing
Walk on over me
Track Name: We Are
Head in our hands
How we forget the little things
Fall to the ground easy
But I’m here for you

Just remember to hold out your hand
When it seems like it’s all gone wrong again

We are the sun and moon and stars
We are all in this together
We are the sun and moon and stars
We are always forever

Walk it on down to zero
Rest on the truth
Some days are harder than others
But it’s no excuse
Just remember to hold my hand
When it seems like it’s all gone wrong again

We are the sun and moon and stars
We are all in this together
We are the sun and moon and stars
We are always forever

On and on
we belong
Heart to heart
Standing stronger

We are the sun and moon and stars
We are all in this together
We are the sun and moon and stars
We are always forever

always forever, always forever, we are, we are
Track Name: Lonely Crime
Two steps in, the flash of her smile and you're in the game
Pick that apple just as it's sweet when she says her name
It's a lonely crime and it’s all wrong

Bait the switch with a liar's tongue, turn black into gray
Fall in deep and deeper then still til there's no other way
How it goes on til it’s all done

Can't take it back
When she gives all that she has
well can you live with that?
well you're just cold & detached, cold & detached

Slip your poison like a sweet dream and you get your way
Wind it up like a cheap toy and just walk away
And it goes on, but it’s all wrong

Can't take it back
When she gives all that she has
well can you live with that?
well you're just cold & detached, cold & detached

Choke on all the lies you’re telling
Tangled in the games you’re playing
Set fire to the hearts you’re breaking

Fill up your menagerie to help you forget
There's no one there at the end of it all
And you don't even care
It's a lonely crime
It’s a lonely crime
It’s a lonely crime
When the love dies
Track Name: Never Meant To Last
I know this is only living in my mind
But something that you sold me has made it’s way inside
And I know I know better than to bargain with the past
But we had something special it just was never meant to last

Promises of glitter all washed up a lie
You threw me in the river for the next one up to ride
I guess you knew better to cut me free of that
But we had something special that was never meant to last

Long way to crawl down that empty fault

I’ll see you in circles pretending I’m alright
That I don’t hit the bottle more than I would like
We both, we knew better than to hold each other back
It just was something special that was never meant to last

And baby just remember when you’re looking back
That you had something special that was never yours to have