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by Elle Sera

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Once Was 04:30
Bring your heart to the alter Bring all the love that came before There's a breath in the vapor and a push to the start Hold my hand in the dark maybe I want more Restless in the surrender As you walk in the door Tell yourself that you're stronger than you’ve ever been before Walk off all the lies, c’mon baby find me Can’t fight this one more time so let’s do it again, do it again And I’m gonna just try to remember to forget everything, everything Just let the stars in your eyes tell me the story of Who I once was Turn it down to a whisper Let me catch my breath before it starts Put all the pieces back together before it all blows apart Unwrap and unwind it, reach out in the dark CHORUS Open up, ready for Heart of hope in a metaphor The innocent thirsty for An awakening at every dawn So by now it must be written Cast the stone and down I fall Kicking and screaming and oh-so-willing There’s no better to fall Maybe you remind me what I do it for CHORUS
Feel the weight pulling under Try to brace for the reckoning Piece by piece, layer by layer Make amends with the storm within Sail away on murky water Over head the clouds are gray No turning round; like a soul born sailor The only way on out is going through it Tidal wave and hurricane C’mon, take me under Fire away, take your aim Make it straight for the heart Fire away, I’ll be waiting in the eye of storm Step inside the hallowed forest All the while the dusk is threatening There’s no compass, there’s no breadcrumbs The only way on through is by instinct Avalanche and earthquake C’mon, I surrender CHORUS CHORUS
Back to You 04:31
Once upon a time not so long ago You were mine and love was for granted All the stars would shine along the fairytale rhyme But turn the page and find goodbye The ivory tower where you once found me I let me hair down for you to climb Was something on your mind; so silent and paralyzed Now I just wonder why One more day of this and I can’t breathe One more day of this is all I need One more look into the past and I am falling Falling back to you Was it all a dream that we were walking in? Have we seen the better side of things since it all? But you’re waking up in screams and I’m clawing at the walls Trying to make sense of it all Break & sway, maybe... Chorus Back to you, back to you, back to you When the curtain falls we all go home with pieces of The prince and maiden fair living happily someway, somewhere Waiting for a chance again Break & sway, tell me that... Chorus Back to you, back to you
Just as summer faded out of view The warmth of it’s surrender I never knew Leaving it all and breaking all the rules And a change in me was the change in you How was I to know all the years before The taste inside my mouth was sweet poison But coming up and out was the subtle voice of reason Bringing me/you/us around Like a change of season All the broken pieces I held onto Falling like the leaves under autumn’s muse Like a flash of light it all came to Bringing closer the spaces between me and you CHORUS Will all our time run out, wash away, is it too late now May it be more than a memory to hide in now CHORUS
Heart Drop 02:28
The light’s at the end of the tunnel The storm is coming to pass The shadow over my shoulder Is having it’s last laugh Marching to the beat of the faithful The pulse is on the seat of my soul So baby come a little bit closer Cuz it feels alright ooo ooo you get me goin’ ooo ooo don’t let it stop ooo ooo you get me goin’ feet in, heart drop It’s been making me a little bit crazy It’s been making me a little bit whole So turn the dial up to eleven Hell yeah, let’s go Just slow down when I’m ahead of myself So I can hear every word that you’re saying Baby, get a little bit closer Cuz it feels alright ooo ooo you get me goin’ ooo ooo don’t let it stop ooo ooo you get me goin’ feet in, heart drop every word and the look in your eyes is making me feel alive chorus
Fade to Gray 03:24
Hold onto yourself you’ve got a long long way to go A crippled belief that always keeps you wanting more Anyway you take it, any way you choose If you keep on it that way you’re just gonna lose Everything Gave up the wild, but it’s still following you And given the choice you still hold onto Talking to the doctors, reading all the books You still don’t have the answers to why it doesn’t work Do you? Shaking off the chains You never choose the easy way Scene and fade to gray, fade to gray Put on a boot and start the day Never think twice about the way Every time it happens you never seem to learn That what you’re putting out there’s what you’re getting in return hey Shaking off the chains You never choose the way Scene and fade to gray, fade to gray
The Whip 03:31
Started out on a dusty road Hit the city line Found a nickel that landed on heads And knew that I would be fine Gotta a little red sports car, baby And stepped on the gas 0 to 60 in 3.5 And I never looked back Over and over it seemed to me Little by little I’m driving it Calling it closer or calling it quits Fueling the fire, whipping the whip Sat on a table with a bright white light And I heard the call I took notice from that day forth To give everything and more Chorus Right a wrong and tame regret Today’s a jewel, don’t forget it Every night when I lay my head I remember that day Make every bit of difference that you can make Don’t let it all get away Out on the highway you are alone To make it better or worse Before you make it home Chorus
Go 03:29
Turn up the radio, it’s my favorite song And I wanna run away from what’s in my mind Running on empty and gas isn’t cheap Tell me it’s alright and you’re coming with me Pack up the things and make a start Far enough away from these parts Chasing down a dream of the heart Go Crossing the line, taking aim Ain’t got the money and just barely my name Head on south, leave this behind Dirty little vagabond holding onto the lies Pin and paste rewind erase & Chase these wasted days & Give my head some space & run....
Tell the fire how it should burn Tell the tables how they should turn Tell the songbird how it should croon Then tell me what you think you should do You got one life for living; that’s all that’s given to you So make your decision when they’re pushing you into Hey little mama, you just gotta say no Hey little mama, you just gotta say no Don’t you know they take what they can Don’t you see it’s a well mastered the plan Tell you jump and you’re already damned But you can take it all back in your hand You got one life for living; that’s all that’s given to you So change your direction cuz baby it’s all up to you CHORUS I’ve been down that road before all alone But we’re not alone anymore You get wise with a lesson that’s learned So just remember that when it’s your turn They’ll be pushing against what you earned But you can tell them not to fuck with the word You got one life for living; that’s all that’s given to you So make your decision when they’re pushing you into CHORUS
Away from the cold, away from the rain Just looking for sunshine all over the place You’re looking to Thailand somewhere by May I’m looking for something to take me away Over the all these oceans into the blue Over the winter, over the pain Just waiting for something that I couldn’t name A plane ride to Phoenix and I’ll be ok Just get me the hell on outta this place Roll these clouds of thunder into the blue Up and outwards over these mountains to you I have been waiting when will I see you again Little I’m able to let it all in Now that I’ve found you all over again And you’re on the highway out in the world And I’m running reckless on into myself Roll these clouds behind us into the blue CHORUS Will I go or will I stay? Will I find you next time again? When I try it just changes shape And I fall behind with every little step I take CHORUS Again, Again, Again
Wishes 04:22
You've been wishing for too long That things be different than they are And all that beauty is just lost Wishes, wishes You put and "x" right through the heart And show nobody who you are But spend your time wanting more Wishes, wishes And time is just a restless child that always gets its' way So never mind your tired eyes and broken up remains Sometimes you have got to face How things can just so quickly change Regardless of what you can take Wishes, wishes And time is just a poor reminder that just gets in the way So never mind your tired eyes and stupid old mistakes Walk, walk along, let it fall where you are Fall away, let it start, rising up where you are Time is traveling at a clip And you will miss it if you blink But you should keep your little dream - Wishes, wishes
Never Enough 03:55
Dim the lights down to the twilight Til I feel the fire in your eyes Stiing so close like you'll never be close enough And time & time & time is slipping on by (us) Your touch is like a rescue And I don't wanna let that go One night, this love It's never gonna be enough Hold on don't let go I want it more and more This night I know it's never gonna be enough... Like all my life I've been waiting for this A moment in time, the moment of your kiss Racing through my mind trying to make sense of it And all the while the while the while our timing is makeshift Your smile is like a rescue And I don't wanna let that go CHORUS Hold my breath and watch the dawn Too far in and too far gone Your touch is like a rescue And I don't wanna let that go CHORUS


released September 7, 2018


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Elle Sera

You can do away with any notion that a singular genre or box would contain Elle’s broad songwriting styles and even broader skills as a vocalist.  Effortlessly and authentically, she flows through blues, rock, pop and country wrapped up in a singer-songwriter foothold that stir together to set her soulful vocals on fire with dynamic conviction. ... more

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