Gold Dirt

by Elie Rees

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released November 15, 2019

Musicians:

Elie Rees - Voice and guitar
James Delarre - Fiddle and Mandolin
Sam Norman - Double and Electric bass
Laurence Hunt - Drums and Percussion
Kevin Duncan - Keyboard
Abbie Goldberg - Backing Vocals

Produced By Kevin Duncan for Ginger Dog Records

Album Art Ginger Dog Records
Cover Photo by Carolyn Oakley

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Original artist Elie Rees writes hard-hitting yet upbeat emotional songs.  Using folk style narrative lyrics with interesting, slightly jazz infused acoustic guitar arrangements, Elie's music has been described as "Hauntingly seductive folk/pop, highly distinctive and engaging".  For more info check out elierees.com. ... more

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Track Name: Maybe
I’ll always be a little bit scared and lonely.
all of the time, Even when I’m ok.
although I am a different person entirely
it doesnt stop me from being frightened

maybe I'm the reason its all good
maybe I'm the reason its alright
maybe everything was not my fault
maybe I'm not wrong all the time

Keep searching for reasons why we suffer
And i’m asking why and when’s enough enough
Do we need the hurt to show us where were going
Or will we walk the same ground either way

maybe I'm the reason its all good
maybe I'm the reason its alright
maybe everything was not my fault
maybe I'm not wrong all the time
OO-oo-oo

I hear the truth it speaks the answer quitley
Bad ends up good because of and despite me
It helps me see the things that I feel deeply
But I’d still be free if i had it more easy

maybe I'm the reason its all good
maybe I'm the reason its alright
maybe everything was not my fault
maybe I'm not wrong all the time

oo-oo-oo
Track Name: This Moment
Verse 1
Why do we make it so hard
no need to push it sweetheart
what are we trying to proove
and who we prooving it to

chorus
who oh oh oh im feeling happy
I never knew it was this easy
who oh oh oh i love this moment
I wish that I could hug and hold it

v2
Right now I’m done with all the stressing
aint gonna force these blessings
where does the striving get us
when will we learn to trust

CHORUS

v3
time used to be my tyrant
now I can sit in silence
my chest is open and full
i might be learning to love
Track Name: Gold Dirt
Oh here I go, Making the same mistakes
you’d think I’d know by now, how much I don’t know
I didn’t see, it sneaking up on me
the same but not the same, how do I break through

And its always messy, when trouble comes back round
I wont worry, the blues wont leave me now

five long years content and fortunate
writing the same old songs about those hard times
and how I knew the feel of heartache
and now its back again its like we’ve never met

And its always messy, when trouble comes back round
I wont worry, the blues wont leave me now

Golden dirt, I’ll dig you up again
I’ve seen worse wont stamp you down
round and round but not familiar
golden dirt I’m making ground

And its always messy, when trouble comes back round
I wont worry, the blues wont leave me now

Been here before, I am a connossure
I didnt ask for this. Give me my gold dirt

And its...
And its always messy, when trouble comes back round
I wont worry, the blues wont leave me now
and I can’t be happy but I wouldn’t ask for less
oh its always messy ..... no regrets
Track Name: Lies
waiting for the dust to settle after your time bomb
you have gone and made us something that were not
I thought that we we special, friends the whole way through
But now you've blown apart the love I thought I knew

you told me lies on lies on lies on lies on lies
slithering around can’t even tell me why
and i’ve tried and tried and tried and tried
but the whole time you were being so unkind

the way I saw you was so beautiful and pure
now your saying things i never thought hear
you were so lovely and my faith was absolute
and now I’ll never know when you’re telling the truth

you told me lies on lies on lies on lies on lies
slithering around can’t even tell me why
and i’ve tried and tried and tried and tried
but the whole time you were being so unkind
and its lies on lies on lies on lies on lies
even when your true you’ve still got something to hide
and i’ve tried and tried and tried and tried
never thought id see that look come in your eyes

Although I love you it'll never be the same,
If I forgive you, it still wont be unchanged

You told me lies on lies on lies on lies on lies
even when your true you’ve still got something to hide
and i’ve tried and tried and tried and tried
never thought id see that look come in your eyes
Track Name: Craving
When I’m shouting at you and I don’t know why
When I’ve lost my love and I just fight
When I’m closed and hard and I hide
You’re so tough and bold and kind

I’ve got scars and wounds and I can’t cry
And i need my fear to feel alive
There are knots so far down inside
They will never come to light


And its sad
When the past is far to close behind
When you crave a life you never had
Even though its really not your story
Oh my love I need you still


It’s taken all that I’ve lived to bring me here
All that I lost has passed and i can see
everything I thought I didn't want
gave me hope, freedom and joy

And its sad
When the past is far to close behind
When you crave a life you never had
Even though its really not your story
Oh my love I need you still

When I look around now its all good
I just wish that it was good enough
But my eyes and heart keep moving on
And I chase and change to keep strong

And its sad
When the past is far to close behind
When you crave a life you never had
Even though its really not your story
Oh my love I need you still
Track Name: Heart
You’ve broken my heart
And I still love you
Don’t know what to say
Or how I'll move on
Don’t look in my eyes I’ll cry I’ll cry
I’ll mend it without you

We’re the one who helped me feel the way I do
I loved you
We’re the one who let me be the way I am
I need you
were the one who showed me all that I could be
And now you’ve gone and pulled the life back out of me


Can’t tell me why
cos you don’t know
and I have lost
my solid ground
I don’t know how
to let this go
But I will Keep on loving you
You’ve broken my heart

It’s red raw and burns
It’s cold and empty
There’s nothing to do
But let it play out
And you’ve been hurt
Your shame your shame
Won’t leave you alone


We are so strong we do so well at what we do
Together we are so fun I love the life that we have made
Together we are the one and its not time for me to go
although you’ve gone and pulled the world back out of me

Can’t tell me why
cos you don’t know
and I have lost
my solid ground
I don’t know how
to let this go
But I will Keep on loving you
You’ve broken my heart

We’re the one who helped me feel the way I do
I loved you
We’re the one who let me be the way I am
I need you
were the one who showed me all that I could be
And now you’ve gone and pulled the life back out of me


Can’t tell me why
cos you don’t know
and I have lost
my solid ground
I don’t know how
to let this go
But I will Keep on loving you
You’ve broken my heart
You've broken my heart
Track Name: Cliche
you’re going out with all the worst of your friends
haughty hubristic self-important men
i just ignored them time and time again
I thought that you were better than them

Never knew you were such a cliche
What you put me through is cheap and nasty
breaking me in two but its so mundane
better things to do than deal with your games

Woo ah oh oh I wanna hate you
But I don't feel a thing
Oh o o o is it too late now
You’ve brought us back to the brink

Their lives are full of theatre and pain
self sabotage to fill and unfulfilled day
i’m vaguely enraged but I still CBA
I got something real I need to make

Never knew you were such a cliche
What you put me through is cheap and nasty
breaking me in two but its so mundane
better things to do than deal with your games

Woo ah oh oh I wanna hate you
But I don't feel a thing
Oh o o o is it too late now
You’ve brought us back to the brink

I want to feel hurt so I don’t end up stuck
I wish that I cared more but its all ridiculous
I still feel the love without respect or the trust
I’m done with all them but maybe there’ll still be us

Woo ah oh oh I wanna hate you
But I don't feel a thing
Oh o o o is it too late now
You’ve brought us back to the brink

Never knew you were such a cliche
What you put me through is cheap and nasty
breaking me in two but its so mundane
better things to do than deal with your games
Track Name: Trousers
Found something else wrong, with what you’re doing
its just a small thing, that I still mention
theres nothing too bad, bout how you do it
but honey babe please change again


I want the best for you and, I want the best for me
we go where we wanna go and, we be who we wanna be
we’re told we’re big were special and its way too much pressure on
us on us


I hear you saying you think I’ll ruin us
I listen harder, and still don't get it
you say I’m stressing, but I can't feel it
and now its spilled all over you

I’m driven i am driving Im pushing I am thriving Im alive...Oh I’m alive
Im living and I'm dying I am singing I m surviving its my life but I push you


I want the best for you and, I want the best for me
we go where we wanna go and, we be who we wanna be
we’re told we’re big were special and its way too much pressure on
us on us

I want to be cool , chill and easy
can’t seem to trust you, and let you be free
I love you dearly, you know I love you
well I tell myself you do

I’m driven and I'm driving Im pushing I am thriving Im alive...Oh I’m alive
Im living and I'm dying I am singing I m surviving its my life but I push you


I want the best for you and, I want the best for me
we go where we wanna go and, we be who we wanna be
we’re told we’re big were special and its way too much pressure on
us on us

I love you dearly, you know i love you but honey baby, oh honey baby,
please put your trousers in the drawer
Track Name: Little Things
These words are sticking in my throat
this pen wont glide across the page
I need to speak but I don’t
in case I push you all away
By now a smattering of truth
Is all I’ve got to give to you
I’m getting used up and I'm bruised
But this is all I want to do


you called me Lazy, you were wrong
I knew you judged me, all along
grew so much bigger, on my own
I let you linger, far too close

Its so much easier to fight
spreading drama round the room
so I can bitch and I can whine
Until another day is through
Oh I could smoke and I could eat
and let my body waste away
Yeh I could stay up far too late
and let each day become the same

Wo o oh oh, Its all the little things
Oh oh its what i make of it
Wo oh It changes it every day
Oh oh oh

you called me Lazy, you were wrong
I knew you judged me, all along
grew so much bigger, on my own
I let you linger, far too close

My joy is splitting me apart
Don't wanna go there anymore
I’ve got to feel but I can’t
It just gets harder to ignore
There is a pricking in my soul
and I will have to get it out
I Know that busyness and toil
is where the idle’s really at

Wo o oh oh, Its all the little things
Oh oh its what i make of it
Wo oh I choose it every day
Oh oh oh

you called me Lazy, you were wrong
I knew you judged me, all along
grew so much bigger, on my own
I let you linger, far too close

Wo o oh oh, Its all the little things
Oh oh its what i make of it
Wo oh I choose it every day
Happiness is quite hard to do
Happiness is quite hard to do.
Track Name: Troubadour
Tried so hard to be standing tall,
Now I’m wondering why I got up at all.
They say you’re stronger after a fall,
But thats when the wind blows even more.

So I’ll be tough tenacious,
Strong audacious,
Hard and daring
So courageous.

I was out and down and flat on the floor
I got quite used to being ignored
Working everyday to get out of that hole
Thought I’d be fine when I reached that goal

Now its over oh so over But I’m still craving something more
I’m gonna get where I am going I don’t need you like before
Oh its over oh so over and you’re all knocking down my door
But I’ll stay alone and on my onesome, I’m only your troubadour


Yeh its not right that no ones there
And when you get up on your feet they want you to share
Doesn’t matter that it unfair
But I’d love to feel like people care.

So I’ll be tough tenacious,
Strong audacious,
Hard and daring
So courageous.

So I’ll be tough tenacious,
Strong audacious,
Hard and daring
So courageous.

Now its over oh so over But I’m still craving something more
I’m gonna get where I am going I don’t need you like before
Oh its over oh so over and you’re all knocking down my door
But I’ll stay alone and on my onesome, I’m only your troubadour
Track Name: Awkward Truth
I’m on the outside looking in
It seems so obvious how to make you happy
It takes some love and discipline
you don’t wanna hear but its sweeter than honey oh

I caught a whiff of liberty
I feel where the anger lies I’m going to get it out
I don’t say this bitterly
but you damn well did me wrong and you know what it really hurt


I will sing my truth to you
Awkward truth is coming through
I will sing the awkward truth
Awkward truth


I’ve been trying hard to prove
that I'm ok if not better all of this was for the best
I admit that I have lost
want to be so positive but how can i be such a mess

I will sing my truth to you
Awkward truth is coming through
I will sing the awkward truth
Awkward truth

Oo-oo
Awkward truth
Awkward truth

and I can write a better song
but did i really need you and is this what it really takes
now I've been the underdog
yeh I got my insight but still didn't choose this fight

I will sing my truth to you
Awkward truth is coming through
I will sing the awkward truth
Awkward truth

Oo-oo
Awkward truth
Awkward truth

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