Into The Stillness

by Lauren Elizabeth

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Blues/roots country debut from Lauren Elizabeth, Melbourne born and raised musician.

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released February 17, 2015

Lauren Elizabeth - vocals
Damian Cafarella - guitars
Kim Kelaart - Hammond organ/bass
Andrew Swann - Drums
John Kendall - violin
Caerwen Martin - cello
Bruce Sandell - flutes
Recorded, mixed & mastered at EOR Studios by Damian Cafarella

Produced by Lauren Elizabeth & Damian Cafarella

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Lauren Elizabeth Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne born and raised singer/song writer Lauren Elizabeth has been conquering the Melbourne music scene for over 10 years. After the release of her debut EP, 'She Won't Love You' in 2012, produced by the UK's very own Chris Thomas (The Beatles, Pink Floyd, U2, INXS), Lauren's taken it down a level to produce this record of hand-written songs close to her heart. ... more

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Track Name: Heart so True
All the times I had a chance
To walk another road
Stop a while by the riverside
See how it flowed
Look into your tearful eyes
And whisper I love u
And nothing now can save me
I broke a heart so true
(4 bar break)
Winter brings a sudden chill
Up and down my spine
But it ain’t as cold as being alone
With a ring on the vine
Stare into the firelight
at things I cant undo
I burnt too many bridges
And broke a heart so true

I tried to live this life
by my own rules
While im living in a world,
world of fools
Now there’s just my wicked soul to blame
While I cry myself to sleep and softly call your name
I shoulda kept that promise, I made to u that night
I can’t believe I let you go into her arms so tight
I thought we’d last forever
Float into the blue
Pity the poor reched girl
That breaks a heart so true
Pity the poor reched girl, that breaks a heart so true
Track Name: Temptation
Don’t wanna lose the best thing I’ve found
I’ve been so high I can’t come down
If your ship was setting sail
then I’d break out of jail
As long as you still want me around

CH: And I will laugh in the face of temptation
Cos temptation ain’t tempting to me
I will go to my grave
With the love that you gave
And that’s the only thing I’d ever need

You’ll never know how much you mean
When I close my eyes, its you that I see
Well I’m throwing round clichés
But from the heart I will say
I’m nothing without you next to me

CHORUS x 2
That’s the only thing I’d ever need x 3
Track Name: Young Once
Today I played a song for little girl
She was singing blackbird oh so sweet
With the same golden tone & ringlet curls
Reminded me of you
You were once innocent and filled with dreams
Filled with happy endings and joyful screams
And it swallows me up to think this little girl shares your destiny
CH: And she reminds me of how I used to be
Strumming the same chords in the same company
All that time we spent
Only to forget
And say we were young once….
(And say we were young once 2ND TIME ROUND)
BREAK (cello intro)

Ever so brightly her eyes do beam
Pure flowing water through an endless stream
And all the pretty colours of the rainbow
Turn to a bitter red
Casually walking down the street
To a corner where they did meet
And now the sentence is complete
But still doesn’t bring you back
REPEAT CHORUS (repeated twice)
(Backing vocal
These birds of colour and of light
Oh how they fly so high x 2)

Now these days she just sits and stares
Burnt out candles and old rocking chairs
And remembering love she once had
And all that life would bring
Seems all I feared would come true
Its staring right back at me and into you
When did her rainbow become so blue
And memories fade to white
CHORUS x 2 (young….. on first one)
Track Name: Consumed
Totally consumed by you
Walking down a lane, to a quiet avenue
Now I’m out of my head, I’d rather be dead than
consumed by you
Never did I have any doubt
the chemistry weren’t strong
And we’d have nothing to talk about
Now im out of my head, id rather be dead
Than consumed by you

BR: Your arms when you held me
Your lips when we kissed
The songs we were singing
Oh how could I have missed
Something that’s been there all along
Feelings so strong and now I’m consumed by you

Totally consumed by you
When you touched my body
Or held my hand I knew
I’d gone over the edge
Sick with desire and consumed by you
I call you up on the phone
You never answer
Does that mean you’re not alone
I’m going out of my head
I’d rather not’ve cared
Than be consumed by you

Well I go over and over that moment in my head
Find myself gripping both sides of my bed
It can’t be forgotten, nor can it repair
What I feel in my heart is now better left unsaid……

Totally consumed by you
The times when I see you
And pretend I’m doing good
I can no longer pretend
You’re more than a friend
I’m consumed by you
Now could you ever feel the same?
Feel this heart ache, this envy & this pain
Feel right out of your head
Pull the trigger now you’re dead
And consumed…
Now I’m outta my head, I’d rather be dead
Than consumed by you
Now get into my bed
And outta my head
I’m consumed….
Track Name: Into the Stillness
In the time between the moments
In the space outside my walls
In the instance, in the presence of my mind
I see it all

I’ll take your hand and we will wander
Through this place that I know
Beyond existence, in the presence of my heart
CHORUS:
Within the stillness I behold
I muse and wonder in the wold
I live my love a hundred fold
I embrace the stillness in my soul
SOLO
Now you’ve seen what I am seeing
And you feel, what I feel
No resistance, in the presence of our source
CH REPEAT
Oh walk down to the river side
Wander through my dreams
Oh walk down to the river side
Track Name: Send me a Sign
I am forever torn between living the dream
And dreaming up my living
I’m ready to let it go

Breaking away was hard
But tearing up my life is harder
Oh oh oh oh I don’t know

So tired of rules and regulations
questions asked, you don’t like my answers
Think I hate them too
Uncertain of myself
Wanting to reach my limit
Oh oh oh oh what to do
Oh the days seem harder, the nights get darker
Help me find my feet and help me stand

Send me a sign from somewhere darling
Reach out, I’ll take your hand
Show me the way and tell me where to land
Sick of confusion, ready to love
And that’s all I been thinking of
Please send me a sign from above

Im guessing that you’re worried
About where I’m going
Whens this gonna end
I crave your knowledge and your wisdom…
Can’t do it on my own, ….
not gonna pretend
Oh its fading faster, the loneliness seems longer
Tell me where to place my hear
Track Name: Don't Give Up
in this proud land we grew up strong
we were wanted all along
I was taught to fight, taught to win
I never thought I could fail

no fight left or so it seems
I am a man whose dreams have all deserted
I've changed my face, I've changed my name
but no one wants you when you lose

don't give up
'cos you have friends
don't give up
you're not beaten yet
don't give up
I know you can make it good

though I saw it all around
never thought I could be affected
thought that we'd be the last to go
it is so strange the way things turn

drove the night toward my home
the place that I was born, on the lakeside
as daylight broke, I saw the earth
the trees had burned down to the ground

don't give up
you still have us
don't give up
we don't need much of anything
don't give up
'cause somewhere there's a place
where we belong

rest your head
you worry too much
it's going to be alright
when times get rough
you can fall back on us
don't give up
please don't give up

'got to walk out of here
I can't take anymore
going to stand on that bridge
keep my eyes down below
whatever may come
and whatever may go
that river's flowing
that river's flowing

moved on to another town
tried hard to settle down
for every job, so many men
so many men no-one needs

don't give up
'cause you have friends
don't give up
you're not the only one
don't give up
no reason to be ashamed
don't give up
you still have us
don't give up now
we're proud of who you are
don't give up
you know it's never been easy
don't give up
'cause I believe there's a place
there's a place where we belong
Track Name: Heaven
Snow gum logs are burning on the fire
A glass of wine to help pass the time
Conversation floating on a Hotham mountain high
Opens heart and mind
Up here on the hill's the perfect setting
For such a fine occasions tonight
I'm gazing out at nothing
but the colour of the light
Questions start to form that may be answered

CH: The sun is setting low
Must be a little after seven
Is this as close as I'm ever gonna get to heaven?
Is this as close as I'm ever gonna get to heaven?

The air up here is crystal clear and sweet
The countryside, the hills are scotched and bare
Mother Nature does her work
Her cycles to to complete
You can feel her everywhere
I'm standing on a hilltop full of stars
The biggest sky that you will ever see
The Southern cross, the milky way
And right there must be Mars
I believe they're shining just for me

CH: The sun is setting low
Must be a little after seven
Is this as close as I'm ever gonna get to heaven?
Is this as close as I'm ever gonna get to heaven?

He is just a journey man who's blessed
A city boy who lives beyond his dreams
Playing the guitar and singing songs upon request
Though its not a simple as it seems
To figure out where he fits in the scheme

CH: I glance down at my watch and its a quarter past 11
Is this as close as I'm ever gonna be to heaven?
This is about as close as I'm ever gonna get to heaven
Track Name: Fight
Too many memories running through my head
Trying to carry on
All these strangers tryina get in my bed
guess im supposed to move on
Saw a picture of u in a frame
We were out of town
Those days we used to feel the same
But now Im left behind, but I don’t mind

cos I will fight
And I will wait
And I won’t run
Yeh I will fight
And I will wait
Don’t you run

Too many scared mistakes I’ve made
Wish I could sort it out
Ooh regret is such a waste of time
But still I have no doubt
Ooh saw a picture of us in a frame
You were throwing away
Guess now I believe you
That u felt the same, I’m filled with shame
CH: x 2
Track Name: Finally I See
I feel you using me between the sheets so passionately
Tried to sneak away, don’t wanna stay
That’s the game we play
Seems I’m such a creep,
Why ever believe you’d be loving me
So get up and leave, nothing lies beneath
Ain’t no you and me

BR:
Didn’t want no other
You were my one lover
To think we were ever something more
Now I take some time out
What were you going on about
Who was all the crying really for?

CH:
‘Cos finally I see
This is how its gonna be
So much dirt on the floor
Finally I see
This was never meant to be
I’m ending this war
And closing the door

VERSE: Never started out this way
What can I say
Was a different day
You were another man
You held my hand….

BR:
Then it turned cold & sour
Cooler by the hour
To think it was ever something more
Never will you be mentioned
Forever will I have questioned
Who was all the fighting really for
Track Name: Mel's Song
Don't know why you love me
I know that you do
I know you don't need me like I need you
You pick me up when I'm feeling blue
Don't know why you love me
I know that you do

Don't know why you're staying when I'm always gone
I was so lost til you came along
i'll play the chords and you sing the song
Don't know why you're staying when I'm always gone

Don't know why I love you
I always will
You're always pushing me upon the hill
Sometimes it hurts but I love you still
Don't why I love you I always will
Don't why I love you I always will
Don't why I love you I always will
Track Name: She Won't Love You reprise
Love finds its mark and then
You just get hurt again
Cause she won't love you anymore
You're in the dark again
My broken hearted friend
Cause she won't love you anymore
Only fools believe
in the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
Come down from the clouds
open your eyes
Love finds its mark and then
You just get hurt again
Cause she won't love you anymore
Love finds its mark and then
You just get hurt again
Cause she won't love you anymore
You're in the dark again
My broken hearted friend
Cause she won't love you anymore
No she won't love you anymore
She just won't love you anymore