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released December 5, 2014

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Eli & the Straw Man Niagara Falls, Ontario

Eli & the Straw Man is a collective of seasoned musicians from Canada’s Niagara region. The band formed in 2014 and has since gained a reputation for their charismatic live performances and nostalgic yet modern sound. Six personas deliver the mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation of Indie Roots Rock shaped by gospel and folk influences. ... more

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Track Name: Figured Out Demo
Lyrics:

Oh my love
There’s wolves in sheep’s clothing about
But you seem to have your doubts
That constitution will thin you out, oh

You’re picking your part
Professors, lawyers, astronauts
But all the graphs and charts
Can’t tell you how to be yourself

You’ve got it all figured out
You’re put together so well
You’ve got it all figured out
You’re put together so well

We can see in the dark
We’ll run it till it burns right out
And take what is not
Let's others sort it out, oh

Cause we’ve got it all figured out
We’re put together so well
We’ve got it all figured out
We’re put together so well

And time, tide me over
And time, tide me over

We’ve got it all figured out
We’re put together so well
Track Name: No One Demo
Lyrics:

You could never see
The sunny side of shady street
Mama I’ve made my choice
Living a life with someone else’s voice

And I do hope to God that we all make it out, make it out of the fog
And I do hope to God that we all make it out, make it out of the fog

‘Cause no one wants to be like me

And I really hoped you’d stay
Guess you never thought I’d find my way
And now these days drag on
Voices in the alley from dusk till dawn

And I do hope to God that we all make it out, make it out of the fog
And I do hope to God that we all make it out, make it out of the fog

‘Cause no one wants to be like me

I do hope to God that we all make it out, make it out of the fog

‘Cause no one wants to be like me
Track Name: Tiger Demo
Lyrics:

Head lights pouring into the city
And I don’t even know the names but they seem to know me
Late nights weighing down on your shoulders
You don’t even seem to care for the ones who bless you

Head down trying to make it a living
This could be the one but it seems not for me
Oh I used to know a girl who made her own order
Yeah I used to know the words to the song I once sang

Dead dreams lying on every corner
Tail lights burn and smolder like a fire in the street
Catch your tiger by his collar
Or watch it roam wild on the cold concrete

Head down trying to make it a living
This could be the one but it seems not for me
Oh I used to know a girl who made her own order
Yeah I used to know the words to the song I once sang

I live my lie, I live my lie

Oh I used to know a girl who made her own order
Yeah I used to know the words to the song I once sang