The Butterfly & The Phoenix

by Elle Sera

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1.
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)
2.
She's Gone 02:42
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
3.
Lies 03:39
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
4.
We Are 04:10
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
5.
Lonely Crime 03:17
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
6.
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

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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’s convergence of grit and grace separates her from so many singer-songwriters of today. She is pure emotion and intention all pouring out of a barely 5’ frame. From her roots in CT to gaining a foothold in NYC, Elle is ever-branching out to reach new audiences and share her passion of music and the power of her voice. ... more

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