Eli & the Straw Man EP

by Eli & the Straw Man

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released October 4, 2015

Mixed by Dave Schiffman
Artwork by Emily Andrews
Special thanks to Jeff Heisholt (organ), Stuart Retallack (trumpet), and Jason Sniderman (mellotron)

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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: No One
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: Figured Out
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: Bring It All Back (live off the floor)
If I could have it back again
First time second chance
I’d wear it out all the same
In a body that has no name

Back’s to the wall
Letting others make the call
Don’t bore me with your rebel talk
From a flower-print pillow top

When you feel that you’re living on a string
My sweet woman
I’ll bring it all back again
Don’t you know it ain’t static in the end
My sweet woman
I’ll bring it all back again

Left out in the field
Rusted down to the wheel
Take me to your safest place
Or leave me here at the gate

This time I’m digging to find
All those seeds I left behind
If you want me well here I am
Don’t expect to find a broken man

When you feel that you’re living on a string
My sweet woman
I’ll bring it all back again
Don’t you know it ain’t static in the end
My sweet woman
I’ll bring it all back again
I’ll bring it all back again

Don’t speak of a master plan
And tell me I ain’t got a chance
Last thing my father did
Is make damn sure I keep my head

When you feel that you’re living on a string
My sweet woman
I’ll bring it all back again
Don’t you know it ain’t static in the end
My sweet woman
I’ll bring it all back again
I’ll bring it all back again